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ILPP: Identity and Social Bonds

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This event is organised by the Institute of Laws, Politics and Philosophy (ILPP)

Please note that the time allocated for this seminar will be devoted to discussion of the paper which will be circulated a week before the scheduled date.

Speaker: Prof. Joseph Raz (University of Oxford)

About the paper:
In this paper, Prof. Raz first argues that there is no problem about how to justify partialities (though there is a difficulty in justifying impartialities). Then he considers the role of consent in justifying rights and duties, using voluntary associations as a case in which consent has an important but limited role in doing so, a role determined and circumscribed by evaluative considerations. The values explain why consent can bind and bind one to act as one does not wish to do and even as one judges to be ill advised. That opens the way to an explanation of how value considerations relate to non-voluntary membership in socially constituted groups, generating rights and duties that to a considerable extent are independent of the individual’s aims and preferences.

Please note that the time allocated for this seminar will be devoted to discussion of the paper. Download a copy of the paper.

About the Institute:
The Institute brings together political and legal theorists from Law, Political Science and Philosophy and organises regular colloquia in terms 2 and 3.

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