Meena Krishnamurthy (Queen’s University, Ontario) – ‘Castes in India: Their Mechanism, Genesis and Development’
Jesse Spafford (TCD) – ‘Radical Left-Libertarianism: The Solution to the Self-Ownership Thesis' Pollution Problem'
Rima Basu (Claremont McKenna College) – ‘Normative expectations’
Gopal Sreenivasan (Duke University) – ‘The moral independence of legal human rights’
Hannah Carnegy-Arbuthnott (University of York) – ‘A body of one’s own: the institutional point of self-ownership’
Rationale The kinds of justification or ground most commonly offered for human rights ca be divided into instrumental and non-instrumental justifications. According to the former, human rights protect valued features of human life; according to the latter, human rights are expressions of our inviolable moral status as persons. Both types of justification have significant limitations; […]
Pietro Intropi (TCD) – ‘Self-ownership and reciprocity’
Cristián Rettig (Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, Chile) – ‘Towards an action-guiding theory of human rights’
Adina Preda (TCD) – ‘Can there be positive human rights?’
Ashwini Vasanthakumar (Queen's University) – ‘Self-respect under conditions of oppression'