CEPPA Talk (online only) – Nancy Fraser (The New School)

Location: Teams (online only) Title: Three Faces of Capitalist Labor: Uncovering the Hidden Ties among Gender, Race, and Class Abstract: Dissatisfied with identity-based politics, many activists and intellectuals are now seeking larger paradigms that can unify disparate struggles. Aiming to advance that project, I propose that labor forms the hidden link between gender, race, and ... Read more

CEPPA Talk (online only) – Jason Brennan (Georgetown)

Location: Teams (online only) Title: Laissez-Faire Democracy? Reasons to Regulate Votes Abstract: Most economists and political philosophers accept a simple argument for empowering governments to regulate citizens’ and private firms’ economic activity: Markets, they say, suffer from various market failures. In many such cases, governments can correct or prevent these market failures through various interventions ... Read more

CEPPA Talk (online only) – Shelly Kagan (Yale)

Location: Teams (online only) Title: "Death, Deprivation, and Rational Regret" Abstract:  Is death a bad thing? According to the deprivation account, death is bad because the dead don't get the various goods that they would have if only they were still alive. But it's not normally a misfortune when a merely possible good doesn't come ... Read more

CEPPA Talk (online only) – Heather Battaly (University of Connecticut)

Location: Teams (online only) Title: Can Fanaticism be a Liberatory Virtue? Abstract: Quassim Cassam (2022a) and Paul Katsafanas (2019) have argued that fanaticism and extremism are normatively negative concepts—characterized by, e.g., perverted ideals, vicious closed-mindedness, and unwarranted intolerance. I suggest an alternative approach that: (i) explains what makes fanaticism and extremism vicious in the very many cases ... Read more