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Workshop in honor of Jerry Postema

May 17, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

The workshop, which will be filled with talks and comments by, and discussions with, some of Jerry’s students over the years, will include lunch and then a dinner party at Jerry and Leslie’s home, where philosophers will be joined by other friends for an evening of good food and good company.


With papers by:
John Lawless
Claire Morrissey
Lorraine Besser
Piers Turner
Dan Layman
Matt Smith
Yolonda Wilson
Session chairs:
Kristen Bell
Markus Kohl
Sean McKeever
Carla Merino-Rajme
Geoff Sayre-McCord
Sarah Stroud
Susanne Sreedhar


9:00 – 9:50: John Lawless (Utica College) “More Than a Capacity: Agency, Ownership, and Soft Paternalism,” Chair: Kristen Bell (University of Oregon)

10:00-10:50: Clair Morrissey (Occidental College) “Being Funny, With People: Wit as a Virtue,” Chair: Sean McKeever (Davidson College)

11:00-11:50: Matt Smith (Northeastern University) “Material and Production at the Foundations of Law,” Chair: Markus Kohl (UNC/Chapel Hill)

12:00 – 12:50  Lunch

1:00 – 1:50: Dan Layman (Davidson College) “Locke’s Property Problem,” Chair: Susanne Sreedhar (Boston University)

2:00 – 2:50: Lorraine Besser (Middlebury College) “A Humean Theory of Compassion,” Chair: Sarah Stroud (UNC/Chapel Hill)

3:00 – 3:50 Yolonda Wilson (Howard University) “Decision Making Under Conditions of Historic and Continuing Injustice,” Chair: Carla Merino-Rajme (UNC/Chapel Hill)

4:00- 4:50: Piers Turner (Ohio State University)  “Publicity and Utility in Bentham and Mill,” Chair: Geoff Sayre-McCord (UNC/Chapel Hill)

6:30: Dinner at Jerry and Leslie’s house (1005 Gloria Ave, Durham NC)


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May 17, 2019
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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