EPLab • Reading Group

Ethics and Political Theory Reading Group – 2018/2019

The sessions will take place at the I&D Building and are open to the participation of all IFILNOVA researchers.

Schedule for the 2018/2019 sessions:


10/10/2018 | 11h (Room ID 1.05)

Gabriele de Angelis: “An overview of the ethics of immigration” (Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy, Vol. 17: 5 (2014): 538–559), Joseph Carens.

24/10/2018 | 11h (Room ID 1.05)

Javier de Prado Salas: “Moral testimony” (Philosophy Compass 8/6 (2013): 552–559), Alison Hills.

07/11/2018 | 11h (Room ID 1.05)

Pedro Abreu: “Deliberation and agreement” (In: Rosenberg, Shawn W, (ed.) Deliberation, Participation and Democracy: Can the People Govern?, Palgrave Macmillan, New York, USA, 2007, pp. 64-81), Christian List.

21/11/2018 | 11h (Room ID 1.05)

Filipe Nobre Faria: “The New Darwinian Naturalism in Political Theory” (American Political Science Review, vol. 89: 2, 1995), Larry Arnhart.


23/01/2019 | 11h (Room ID 1.05)

Erich Rast: “How to accept the transitivity of better than” (Philosophical Studies (2016) 173:1309–1334), Justin Klocksiem.

06/02/2019 | 11h (Room ID 0.06)

Giovanni Damele: “On the Rationality of Democratic Choice” (Telos, 1985, no. 63: 41-69), Alessandro Pizzorno.

20/02/2019 | 11h (Room ID 1.05)

António Marques: “What We Owe to Each Other” (Harvard University Press, 1998, excerpt), T. M. Scanlon.

6/03/2019 | 11h (Room ID 1.05)

Jorge Gonçalves: “A Darwinian dilemma for realist theories of value” (Philosophical Studies (2006) 127: 109-166), Sharon Street.

20/03/2019 | 11h (Room ID 1.05)

Luís Simões: “The Double Mouvement in Polanyi and Hayek: Towards the Continuation of Life” (Ethics, Politics and Society, vol. 1, 2018, pp. 329-50), Filipe Faria.

17/04/2019 | 11h (Room ID 1.05)

Dina Mendonça: “Kant on the Moral Cultivation of Feelings” (In Thinking About the Emotions: A Philosophical History, edited by Alix Cohen & Robert Stern, Oxford University Press. 2017, pp. 172-183), Alix Cohen.

02/05/2019 | 11h (Room ID 0.06)

Roberto Merrill: “Ethically justifiable? Free riding versus fair shares” (Van Parijs, Philippe & Vanderborght, Yannick (2017). Basic Income: A Radical Proposal for a Free Society and a Sane Economy, Cambridge: Harvard University Press).

22/05/2019 | 11h (Room ID 1.05)

Regina Queiroz: “European Liberalisms: An Essay in Comparative Political Thought” (European Journal of Political Theory 7 (1): 9-30, 2015), M. Freeden.

05/06/2019 | 11h (Room ID 1.05)

Luís de Sousa: TBA.