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 Two-Day Workshop on ‘Resistance, Disobedience, and Coercion’ at Bilkent University

Keynote Speakers: Kimberley Brownlee (Warwick) and Frederick Schauer (University of Virginia)

The Department of Philosophy at Bilkent University invites contributions to a two-day workshop on ‘Resistance, Disobedience, and Coercion’, which is to take place at Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey, on 21-22 May 2015.

What are the conditions that would justify citizens of a democratic state in disobeying or even in resisting the law? What responses, on the part of the government, might be justified given such disobedience or resistance? More generally, what role does coercion play for the proper functioning of law? Are legal norms essentially coercive, or do they possess an authority that is independent of their coercive force?

If you are interested in participating, please send an abstract of 250 words, prepared for blind review, to Lars Vinx, Department of Philosophy, Bilkent University (vinx@bilkent.edu.tr) by 15 February 2015. Notifications of acceptance will be sent by 22 February. The Department of Philosophy at Bilkent University will provide free accommodation in guest houses on the Bilkent campus to the participants of the workshop.

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Written by Sandrine Berges

January 5, 2015 at 2:54 pm

Posted in cfp, Events in Turkey

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