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210.2A sec. 001 - Workshop in Law, Philosophy & Political Theory (Fall 2019)

Instructor: Joshua Cohen  
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    F 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Location: Law 141
    From August 30, 2019
    To November 22, 2019

Course Start: August 30, 2019
Course End: November 22, 2019
Class Number: 32388

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 6
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 8
As of: 04/07 11:14 PM

This course is a workshop for discussing work-in-progress in moral, political, and legal theory. The central aim is to enable students to engage directly with philosophers, political theorists, and legal scholars working on important normative questions. Another aim is to bring together scholars from different disciplines and perspectives, such as economics, history, sociology, and political science, who have strong normative interests. In Fall 2019, the workshop will focus on the theme of “identities.” A list of confirmed presenters is below.

The format of the course will be as follows. For the sessions with guest presenters, lunch will be served starting at 12:00. A designated student commentator will lead off with a 15-minute comment on the paper. The presenter will have 5-10 minutes to respond and then we will open up the discussion to the group. The first part of the course will be open to non-enrolled students, faculty, and visitors who wish to participate in the workshop discussion. We’ll stop for a break around 1:45 and those not enrolled in the course will leave. Enrolled students will continue the discussion with the guest from 2:00 to 3:00.

This is a cross-listed/room-shared course with the Philosophy and Political Science Departments. Students may enroll through Law (Law 210.2), Philosophy (Philosophy 290-6), or Political Science (PS 211). The first class will meet on Friday, August 30.


Aug 30: Introductory session (for enrolled students only)
Sep 6: Brandon Terry, African & African American Studies and Social Studies, Harvard University
Sep 13: Robert Gooding-Williams, Philosophy and African American & African Diaspora Studies, Columbia University
Sep 20: Julie Suk, Dean for Masters Programs and Sociology, CUNY Graduate Center
Sep 27: Paula Moya, English, Stanford University
Oct 4: Kathryn Abrams, Law, UC Berkeley
Oct 11: Taeku Lee, Law and Political Science, UC Berkeley
Oct 18: Rachel Kranton, Economics, Duke University
Oct 25: Francis Fukuyama, Freeman Spogli Institute, Stanford University
Nov 1: Elizabeth Barnes, Philosophy, University of Virginia
Nov 8: Desmond Jagmohan, Political Science, UC Berkeley
Nov 15: Lisa Garcia Bedolla, School of Education, UC Berkeley
Nov 22: Will Kymlicka, Philosophy, Queen’s University

Exam Notes: (P) Final paper  
Course Category: Jurisprudence and Social Policy (JSP)

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