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2019 Lectures

The J.R. Seeley Lectures 2019

Elizabeth Anderson

(Department of Philosophy, University of Michigan)

Professor Anderson will deliver her series of lectures in May 2019.

The Seeley Lectures are given every two years, and form our premier lecture series. They are open to all, free of charge.


Professor Anderson is Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and John Dewey Distinguished University Professor of Philosophy and Women's Studies at the University of Michigan. Her work in moral and political philosophy focuses on democratic theory, with a particular focus on equality, race and the ethical limits of markets. She is currently working on a history of egalitarianism, examining the epistemology of moral learning through the prism of the history of abolitionism.

Value in Ethics and Economics (Harvard, 1993)

The Imperative of Integration (Princeton, 2010)

Private Government: How Employers Rule our Lives (And Why We Don’t Talk About It) (Princeton, 2017).

A major conference on this theme will be held under the auspices of the Centre for Political Thought at Clare College, Cambridge, on 10-11 May 2018. The conference will address the ways in which political philosophers have engaged with concepts of time and the evidence of history. The conference is now full.

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