Fabienne Peter/ Catherine RowettStephen de Wijze/ Geoffrey Hawthorn

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Monday 27 April, 6.30 – 8pm
New Theatre, East Building, LSE

Fabienne Peter, Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of Warwick

Catherine Rowett, Professor of Philosophy, University of East Anglia and Green Party Parliamentary Candidate for South Norfolk

Stephen de Wijze, Senior Lecturer in Political Theory, University of Manchester

Chair: Geoffrey Hawthorn, Emeritus Professor of International Politics and Emeritus Fellow, Clare Hall, University of Cambridge

Is politics the instrument of moral ideals and values? Is it something like ‘applied morality’? In recent years there has been a revival of approaches which give greater autonomy to distinctively political thought, which can be called ‘political realism’, in contrast to ‘political moralism’. The panel discussion will explore this contrast, and ask whether political legitimacy is ultimately a question of one’s moral conception.