KEELE FORUM FOR PHILOSOPHICAL RESEARCH: THE 2013 'J. - J. ROUSSEAU'
Friday, 29 November 2013
6.30pm - 7.45 pm
Conference Room, Claus
Moser Research Centre,
Professor Adrian Piper
(APRAF Berlin), “Playing by the Rules (I)”
CONFERENCE: PLAYING BY THE RULES
Saturday, 30 November 2012
Conference Room, Claus
Moser Research Centre, Keele University
Adrian Piper (Berlin), “Playing by the Rules (II)”
Katrin Flikschuh (LSE), “Bucking Duty: Kant on the Moral Necessity of States
and the Claims of Stateless People”
Matthias Klaes (Dundee), “Coding Economics: Professional Conduct and Economic
- Dr Jochen
Bojanowski (Groningen), “Kant on Practical Universality”
- Dr Sorin
Baiasu (Keele/Vienna), “Why It Doesn’t Pay Not to Play”
Call for Commentators and Chairpersons
The idea of the conference
is to explore the extent to which playing by the rules is an end to be promoted
or a requirement to be fulfilled - whether it is rational, whether it is moral
or whether it has some other distinct virtues. We invite expressions of
interest from scholars who would like to comment on a paper or chair one of the
conference's sessions. Please reply to this email by 30 September 2013.
The Annual Lecture is free
of charge and participants to the conference will be welcome to attend it.
The Keele Forum for
Philosophical Research is part of the Research Centre for SPIRE in the Research
Institute for Social Sciences. The Forum was officially launched in November
2008. Previous Annual Lectures were given by: Giuseppina D'Oro, Miranda
Fricker, Stephen Engstrom, John Horton and Alan Montefiore.
Apart from the 'J.-J.
Rousseau' Annual Lecture and Conference, the Forum organizes the following
- The Royal Institute of
Philosophy Invited Lecture Series
- The Philosophy Summer
- The Forum's Special
- Reading Groups,
workshops and other events.
The Annual Lecture and
Conference are organized by the Keele Forum for Philosophical Research with the
support of the Research Centre for SPIRE, the School of Politics, Philosophy
International Relations and the Environment (SPIRE), the Research Institute for
Social Justice at Keele, and the ECPR Kantian Standing Group.
Why the Jean-Jacques Rousseau lecture?
We mark in this way the
true, but very little known, fact that Jean-Jacques Rousseau lived for a time
in Staffordshire. From 22 March 1766 to 1 May 1767 Rousseau lived in the little
Staffordshire village of Wootton. Rousseau had been invited to England by David
Hume with whom he soon afterwards quarrelled. He then spent the next year in
seclusion in Staffordshire writing the first drafts of his Confessions. When he
was not writing it is said that he roamed the Staffordshire countryside in his
Armenian costume studying wild flowers. He must have made a striking figure.
Many years after his departure the locals remembered ‘Owd Ross Hall’, not just
for his eccentricities but also for his gifts to local charities. They believed
he was a king in exile! (Stephen Leach - Honorary Research Fellow, Keele)