Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance Seminar

Book Workshop - The Greeks and the Rational: The Discovery of Practical Reason

Tue 13 November 2018Speaker: Professor Josiah Ober, Stanford University / 9:30am - 3:00pmVenue: Room 5 and 6, Level B, Building 23, University of Canberra

Schedule

9:30–10:00     Welcome and introductions

                       Josiah Ober (Stanford, Political Science), ‘Introduction: Greek games’

10:00–10:45  Chapter 1 ‘Gyges’ expectations: A folk theory of practical reasoning’

                      Discussant Nicholas Southwood (ANU, Philosophy)

10:45–10:55  Break

10:55–11:40  Chapter 2  ‘Glaucon’s dilemma: The origins of social order’

                      Discussant Geoffrey Brennan (ANU, Philosophy)

11:40–12:25  Chapter 3  ‘Deioces’ ultimatum: How and why to choose a king’

                      Discussant Robert E. Goodin (ANU, Philosophy)

12:25–1:30    Lunch

1:30–2:15      Chapter 4  ‘Solon’s web: Constitutional bargaining among citizens’

                      Discussant Ana Tanasoca (UC, Centre for Deliberative Democracy)

2:15–3:00      Chapter 6  ‘Melos’ prospects: Rationality and its limits in interstate relations’

                      Discussant Ned Dobos (UNSW Canberra, Humanities & Social Sciences)

    

 

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