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CEPA Seminar: Christie Hartley

Against Convergence Liberalism: A Feminist Critique


Uptown Campus

via Zoom

Event Details

Invitation Only

Event Type: Faculty Seminars

Sponsored By: Center for Ethics and Public Affairs , Murphy Institute

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Christie Hartley, Professor of Philosophy at Georgia State University, specializes in social and political philosophy, ethics, and feminist philosophy.  In her research on justice for persons with disabilities, she has argued that contractualism can be inclusive of persons with impairments.  In connection with this, Professor Harley has defended a view of justice as a kind of reciprocity in social cooperation.  With Lori Watson, she developed and defended a view of political liberalism as feminist liberalism. Professors Hartley and Watson argue for a shared reasons view of public justification for certain principles and laws and discuss the extent to which political liberals must or can address a number of issues that are central to women’s equality, including the gendered division of labor.  They have published their research in a series of essays and articles, and in a book,  Equal Citizenship and Public Reason: A Feminist Political Liberalism (Oxford University Press, 2018).  


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Established in memory of Charles H. Murphy, Sr. (1870-1954), and inspired by the vision of Charles H. Murphy, Jr. (1920-2002), The Murphy Institute exists to help Tulane faculty and students understand economic, moral, and political problems we all face and think about. More important, it exists to help us understand how these problems have come to be so closely interconnected.