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Ethics, Politics and Society Lecture Series - Philip Pettit

February 14, 2008

Philip Noel Pettit is an Irish philosopher and political theorist. He speaks at the Baker Institute as part of the Ethics, Politics and Society lecture series, co-hosted with the Rice University Department of Philosophy. He is Laurence Rockefeller University Professor of Politics and Human Values at Princeton University. Pettit is known for defending a version of Republicanism in political philosophy and for arguing for a tight connection between issues in cognitive science, philosophy of social science, free will and political philosophy. Pettit specifically develops the idea of how laws should be based on nondomination, as a route to liberty.