2016-2017 — Seana Valentine Shiffrin

Seana Valentine Shiffrin, Professor of Philosophy and Pete Kameron Professor of Law and Social Justice at the University of California, Los Angeles – presented two lectures and a seminar addressing the topic “Speaking Amongst Ourselves: Democracy and Law.”

2015-2016 — Didier Fassin

Didier Fassin, James D. Wolfensohn Professor, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton
Director of Studies, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris – presented two lectures and a seminar addressing the topic “What is Punishment.”

2014-2015 — Philip Pettit

Philip Pettit, L.S. Rockefeller Professor of Politics and Human Values, Princeton University
Distinguished Professor, Australian National University, presented two lectures and a seminar addressing the topic “The Birth of Ethics.”

2013-2014 — Eric Santner

Eric Santner, Philip and Ida Romberg Distinguished Service Professor in Modern Germanic Studies, University of Chicago, presented two lectures and a seminar addressing the topic “The Weight of All Flesh: On the Subject-Matter of Political Economy.”

2012-2013 — Frances Kamm

Frances Kamm, Littauer Professor of Philosophy & Public Policy Professor of Philosophy and Law, Harvard University, presented two lectures and a seminar addressing the topic “The Trolley Problem Mysteries.”

2011-2012 — Samuel Scheffler

Samuel Scheffler, University Professor, Professor of Philosophy and Law, New York University, presented two lectures and a seminar addressing the topic “The Afterlife.”

2010-2011 — Leon Botstein

Leon Botstein, President, Bard College, presented two lectures and a seminar addressing the topic “The History of Listening.”

2009-2010 — Abdullahi An-Na’im

Abdullahi An-Na’im, Charles Howard Candler Professor of Law, School of Law, Emory University, presented two lectures and a seminar addressing the topic “Transcending Imperialism: Human Values and Global Citizenship.”

2008-2009 — Jeremy Waldron

Jeremy Waldron, University Professor, New York University School of Law, presented two lectures and a seminar addressing the topic “Dignity, Rank, and Rights”.

2007-2008 — Annabel Patterson

Annabel Patterson, Sterling Professor of English, Emeritus Yale University, presented two lectures and a seminar addressing the topic “Pandora’s Boxes, or How We Store Our Values”.

2006-2007 — Joshua Cohen

Joshua Cohen, Professor of Political Science, Philosophy, and Law at
Stanford University, presented two lectures and a seminar addressing the topic “Power, Reason, and Politics”.

2005-2006 — Allan Gibbard

Allan Gibbard, Richard B. Brandt Distinguished University Professor of Philosophy at University of Michigan, presented two lectures and a seminar addressing the topic “Thinking How to Live Together”.

2004-2005 — Axel Honneth

Axel Honneth, Professor of Philosophy at the Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe University of Frankfurt/Main, presented two lectures and a seminar addressing the topic “Reification: A Recognition-Theoretical View”.

2003-2004 — Seyla Benhabib

Seyla Benhabib, Professor of Political Science and Philosophy at Yale University presented two lectures and a seminar in the series “Reclaiming Universalism”.

2002-2003 — Derek Parfit

Derek Parfit, Professor of Philosophy at NYU and Harvard presented three lectures in the series “What We Could Rationally Will”.

2001-2002 — Sir Frank Kermode

Leading literary critic and Shakespeare scholar Sir Frank Kermode presented two lectures in the series “Shakespeare and Cononicity”.

2000-2001 — Joseph Raz

Joseph Raz, Professor of the Philosophy of Law, Oxford University presented two lectures in the series “The Practice of Value”.


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