Call for Applications: Postdoctoral Fellowship in Normative Theory

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral fellowship to be held at the University of Toronto Centre for Ethics during the 2014-15 academic year. We welcome candidates with substantial normative research interests from diverse backgrounds including philosophy, law, and the social sciences. We are especially interested in candidates with expertise in theories of distributive justice, moral psychology, or ethics in cross-cultural perspective, but we welcome all applicants with a strong interest in normative theory.

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Normative Theory

The Value of Equality Workshop

Thursday, March 13, 2014
2:00 – 6:00 pm
Room 200, Larkin Building
15 Devonshire Place


Chair: Arthur Ripstein (Toronto)
14:00 – 15:10: Larry S. Temkin (Rutgers): ‘Illuminating Egalitarianism’

15:10 -15:30 – Break

Chair: Kerah Gordon-Solomon (Queens)
15:30 – 16:40: Cynthia Stark (Utah): ‘Rescuing the Pareto Argument’
16:40 – 17:50: Thomas Christiano (Arizona): ‘Rationality, Equal Status, and Egalitarianism’


Friday, March 14, 2014
8:50 am – 5:30 pm
Combination Room
Trinity College
6 Hoskin Avenue


Chair: Lauren Bialystok (Toronto)
8:50 – 10:00: Deborah Hellman (Virginia): ‘Two Faces of Equality’
10:00 – 11:10: Sophia Moreau (Toronto): ‘Equality in the Law: What Kind of Value does Non-Discrimination Have?’

11:10 – 11:25: Break

Chair: Jennifer Gibson (Toronto)
11:25 – 12:35 Nir Eyal (Harvard): ‘Inequality in Political Philosophy and in Epidemiology: A Re-Marriage’

12:35 – 13:30 – Lunch Break

Chair: Louis Philippe-Hodgson (York)
13:30 – 14:40: Daniel M. Hausman (Madison, Wisconsin): ‘Could Equality (or Priority) Be Intrinsically Valuable?’
14:40-15:50: Peter Vallentyne (Columbia, Missouri) (with Bertil Tungodden, Norwegian School of Economics): ‘Paretian Egalitarianism and Transitivity’

15:50 – 16:10 Break

Chair: Shlomi Segall (Hebrew University, Jerusalem)
16:10 – 17:20: Richard J. Arneson (UC San Diego): ‘Basic Equality, Substantive Equality, Consequentialism, and Priority’