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Normative Theory Reading Group

The normative theory reading group holds close readings and discussions of key texts in any area of moral, political, or legal philosophy. The forum provides an opportunity for both exegesis and criticism, and potentially the presentation of original work. It is organised by a group of young scholars but we welcome the involvement of more senior members of staff.

We meet on Wednesdays from 10-12 in S1.50. If you are interested in joining the group, please email Tom Parr (, who will add your name to the mailing list.

We will not be meeting during the summer term 2013-14.

Past Readings

Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen, Born Free and Equal (OUP, 2014).

Joseph Raz, From Normativity to Responsibility (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011).

T. M. Scanlon, 'Interpreting Blame' in (eds.) D. Justin Coates and Neal A. Tognazzini, Blame: Its Nature and Norms (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013), 84-99.

Holly Smith, 'The Moral Clout of Reasonable Beliefs' in (ed.) Mark Timmons, Oxford Studies in Normative Ethics (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011), 1-25.