Rules for Wrongdoers: Tanner Lectures on Human Values by Arthur Ripstein

Lecture | April 10 | 4:10-6:15 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room

 Arthur Ripstein, Professor of Law and Philosophy, University of Toronto

 University of California, Berkeley

Arthur Ripstein will present a three day lecture series with commentary by Christopher Kutz, Oona Hathaway, and Jeff McMahan. This event will be held on April 9, 10, & 11, 2019. The first day's lecture is titled "Rules for Wrongdoers." The second day's lecture is titled "Combatants and Civilians." There will be a seminar and discussion by Professor Ripstein and the commentators on the third day, April 11th. (The commentators will also offer brief responses to Ripstein’s lectures on the first two days.) All days' events are free and open to the public. No tickets required.

About Arthur Ripstein:
Arthur Ripstein is Professor of Law and Philosophy and University Professor at the University of Toronto, where he has been a member of the faculty since 1987. He teaches and writes about legal and political philosophy and torts. Ripstein has been at the forefront of renewed interest in Immanuel Kant’s legal and political philosophy. He is the author of Private Wrongs (2016), Force and Freedom: Kant’s Legal and Political Philosophy (2009), and Equality, Responsibility and the Law (1999). He is currently writing a book on Kant’s account of the law and morality of war, for which he was awarded a Killam Fellowship from the Canada Council for the Arts.

Ripstein has been an Associate Editor of Philosophy and Public Affairs since 2005; he was formerly an Associate Editor of Ethics and the Canadian Journal of Philosophy. His popular work has appeared on Ideas on CBC Radio One.

About the lectures:
In his lectures, Arthur Ripstein will argue that the very thing that makes war wrongful – the fact that which side prevails does not depend on who is in the right – also provides the moral standard for evaluating the conduct of war, both the grounds for going to war and the ways in which wars are fought.

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