Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Conference: The Nature of the State

This is mainly a re-post of an announcement I put up a couple of weeks ago, about a conference that is coming up on Saturday here at UW-Madison. You can now access some of the papers for the conference here.

As with all the events announced here, it is free and open to the public. If you register for it, you will get a spiffy name tag and other conference materials when you show up on Saturday. You can register simply by emailing dkhunt@charter.net.

Below is the conference schedule and other pertinent information. I hope to see you there!

A Conference Sponsored by the Wisconsin Center for the Study of Liberal Democracy
"Dominations and Powers: The Nature of the State"
Saturday, March 29, 2008
UW-Madison Fluno Center

Conference Schedule

Welcome and Introduction 8:45 a.m.

Session I 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

"The Definition of the State"
Dr. Chandran Kukathas

"How to Define the State?"
Dr. Christopher Morris

Dr. Daniel M . Hausman

Lunch 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Session II 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

"The Citizen, the State, and Loyalty"
Dr. Russell Hardin

"How Not to Justify the State"
Dr. Lester Hunt

Dr. Howard Schweber

Session III 3:30-6:00 p. m.

"Order Without the State: Theory, Evidence, and the Possible Future of"
Dr. David Friedman

"Imagine There's No Country"
Mathias Risse

Dr. Harry Brighouse

There is no charge for the conference. For further information about the Conference and the speakers, go to http://philosophy.wisc.edu/


Slanted Answer said...


This looks like good stuff. Will the papers be available ahead of time?

Lester Hunt said...


We expect we will get at least some of the papers before the conference. When we do, we'll email registered participants with simple instructions how to access them online.