The Project on New Directions in Political Philosophy

The general aim of this project is to move beyond the debates that have dominated recent discussions in political philosophy, and to provide a forum for exploring new issues and avenues of investigation that seem potentially fruitful but have received less attention. The project will comprise a series of day-long meetings, each with a morning and afternoon session and each organized around a particular theme. The first two meetings, which were held in 2010-2011, were devoted to the topics of Skepticism about Normative Political Theory and Islam and Political Philosophy. In 2011-2012 there were meetings on Philosophy and International Law and Property-Owning Democracy. In 2012-2013 there are meetings scheduled on Political Philosophy and Climate Change and Political Philosophy and Economics.

In addition to Professor Scheffler, the other permanent members are:

The current Graduate Fellows of the Project are Jed Lewinsohn and Ang Tong.