April 12, 2013 Workshop on Free Market Fairness, Tilburg University

A one day workshop at Tilburg University on the themes arising from John Tomasi’s book, Free Market Fairness, Princeton University Press, 2012. Professor Tomasi will give the keynote address after a discussion of the main theses of his book by political philosophers from the Netherlands, the UK, the USA and Switzerland.

Academics and postgraduate researchers are welcome to attend: there will be a registration fee of 40 euros that covers lunch and beverages over the course of the day. (If you do not require either beverages or meals – there are catering venues on campus – and you are a student or staff member of a university in the Netherlands, attendance is free.)

If you plan to attend please e-mail a.thomas [at] uvt.nl

Venue: The Ruth First Room

09:30 – 10:00 Alan Thomas (Tilburg) ‘Rawls and Tomasi on Robust Economic Liberty’.

10:00 – 1o:15 Discussion of paper 1

10:15 – 10:45 Waheed Hussain (Wharton School, U Penn)  ‘Self-Authorship and Recognition in a Market Democracy’.

10:45 – 11:00 Discussion of paper 2

11:00 – 11:15 Coffee break

11:15 – 11:45 Ryan Muldoon (U. Penn) tbc.

11:45 – 12:00 Discussion of paper 3

12:00 – 12:30 Ingrid Robeyns, (Rotterdam) tbc.

12:30 – 12:45 Discussion of paper 3

12:45 – 14:00 Lunch at Tilbury Restaurant (on campus)

14:00 – 14:30   Martin O’Neill (York) ‘Justification, Reciprocity and Maximin: Saving Justice from Neoclassical Liberalism’.

14:30 – 14:45 Discussion of paper 4

14:45 – 15:15 Lisa Herzog, (Goethe University, Frankfurt) ‘Preaching to the Lockean Choir? Human Motivation and the Feasibility of Economic Utopias’.

15:15 – 15:30 Discussion of paper 5

15:30 – 15:45 Coffee Break

15:45 – 16:15 Thad Williamson (Jepson School of Leadership Studies)  ‘Exploitation of labor, positional goods, and political economy: three challenges to/for Free Market Fairness’

16:15 – 16:30  Discussion of paper 6

16:30 – 17:30 Keynote Lecture, John Tomasi (Brown University)

17:30 – 18:00 Round Table Discussion: The Market Democratic Research Programme

19:00 Conference Dinner, Meesters Restaurant



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