Contractualism vs. Human Dignity

Speaker: Colin Bird

Colin Bird is Associate Professor of Politics and Director of the Program in Political Philosophy, Policy and Law at the University of Virginia.

This event is part of our Political Theory Workshop series How to register: All members of the Oxford Political Theory Network are warmly invited to register for the workshop at the start of each term if they seek to attend, by sending an email to the workshop organisers. Workshop Convenor: Professor C├ęcile Laborde Workshop Organisers: Annette Zimmermann ( and Anthony Taylor ( Workshop format. All papers are pre-circulated to workshop participants a week before the workshop. Participants are expected to attend every week, and to read the paper before the workshop, as there is no presentation by speakers. During discussions, we use a hand/finger system: participants raise their hand if they have a new, unrelated point, and a finger if they have a brief point that relates to a previous question.