Dear All, A reminder that the next meeting of the Moral Sciences Club will be held on Tuesday 13 February (tomorrow). We're delighted to welcome John Gardner (Oxford), who will give a paper titled, "The Punishment/Self-Defence Distinction". The abstract is below.
I will discuss three questions. First, is there a secure distinction between retributive and distributive justice? Second, is there a sharp(ish) distinction between desert and necessity? Third, should we expect the distinction between punishment and self-defence to hold apart from the existence of social practices that differentiate them? I lean towards negative answers to all three questions. I will therefore raise doubts about recent philosophical writings on self-defence that presuppose affirmative answers to one or more of them. The meeting will be held 2.30-4.15 pm in the Barabara White room of Newnham College. If you attend the talk and you'd like to join us for dinner in the evening following the paper, please contact the Club Secretaries by replying to this email by no later than noon today . We'll then contact you with further details about the time and restaurant. Best wishes, Karamvir Chadha and Cathy Mason Secretaries of the Moral Sciences Club Faculty of Philosophy University of Cambridge msc...@hermes.cam.ac.uk http://www.phil.cam.ac.uk/seminars-phil/seminars-msc _____________________________________________________ To unsubscribe from the CamPhilEvents mailing list, or change your membership options, please visit the list information page: http://bit.ly/CamPhilEvents List archive: http://bit.ly/CamPhilEventsArchive Please note that CamPhilEvents doesn't accept email attachments. See the list information page for further details and suggested alternatives.