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McDonald Conference 2009 - 'Justice: Rights & Wrongs'

Thursday, 21 May 2009 - 9:30am to Friday, 22 May 2009 - 5:30pm

The McDonald Centre held a conference in 2009 entitled 'Justice: Rights & Wrongs' in the Blue Boar Lecture Theatre at Christ Church, Oxford.  The conference celebrated and critiqued Nicholas Wolterstorff's important recent book on the historical and theological foundations of the idea of human dignity.

The conference considered the questions arising from Wolterstorff's book with three general approaches:  

Session I: Theology 

Dr Bernd Wannenwetsch
Dr John Perry
response from Professor Wolterstorff followed by plenary discussion

Session II: Philosophy 

Professor Onora O’Neill
Professor Roger Crisp
response from Professor Wolterstorff followed by plenary discussion

Session III: Law

Professor Timothy Endicott Professor Julian Rivers
response from Professor Wolterstorff followed by plenary discussion

 

Further details are available here.  Details of the speakers are as follows:

Professor Roger Crisp, Uehiro Fellow and Tutor of Philosophy at St Anne’s College, Oxford

Professor Timothy Endicott, Dean of the Law Faculty and Professor of Legal Philosophy at the University of Oxford

Rt Hon. Professor the Baroness O’Neill of Bengarve, President of the British Academy

Dr John Perry, McDonald Postdoctoral Fellow, Christ Church, Oxford

Professor Julian Rivers, Professor of Jurisprudence, University of Bristol

Dr Bernd Wannenwetsch, University Lecturer in Ethics, Faculty of Theology, University of Oxford

Professor Nicholas Wolterstorff, Noah Porter Professor Emeritus of Philosophical Theology at Yale University, and Senior Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture at the University of Virginia