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Online Workshop: From the Individual to the Public: Reasons and Democracy

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Location: By Zoom

The aim of the workshop is to explore the role of reasons in democratic legitimacy, focusing in particular on the question of how democratic legitimacy is possible if democratic processes are based on subjective reasons.


PROGRAMME (BST / British Summer Time)

Thursday, 10th of June

2:00 – 2:15 Introduction

2:15 – 3:30 “Political Deference”
Fabienne Peter (University of Warwick)

3:30 – 3:40 Break

3:40 – 4:55 “Autonomy as Non-Alienation, Autonomy as Sovereignty, and Politics”
David Enoch (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

4:55 – 5:05 Break

5:05 – 6:20 “Principled Disobedience and the Limits of Democratic Authority”
Sameer Bajaj (University of Warwick)

Friday, 11th of June

2:00 – 3:15 “Individual Freedom & the Standards of Public Reason”
Maria Paola Ferretti (Goethe-Universität Frankfurt)

3:15 – 3:25 Break

3:25 – 4:40 “The Problem of Ersatz Justice: Toward an Epistemic Political Liberalism”
David Estlund (Brown University)

4:40 – 4:50 Break

4:50 – 6:05 “Must we Reason with our Political Enemies?”
Robert Talisse (Vanderbilt University)

6:05 – 6:15 Closing Remarks


We welcome anyone who is interested in attending the workshop. Registration is required and must be completed via the following link:


We will provide the Zoom link and password to those who have registered at a later stage.


For any inquiries, please contact us at:


Conference organizers: Diogo Carneiro ( and Michele Giavazzi (


Sponsored by: Aristotelian Society, AHRC project ‘Norms for the New Public Sphere’, Centre for Ethics, Law & Public Affairs, The Mind Association, The Society for Applied Philosophy.

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