October 29, 2021 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Open To: Faculty, Graduate students
Event Type: Faculty Seminars
Sponsored By: Center for Ethics and Public Affairs , Murphy Institute
Fabienne Peter is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Warwick and a 2021-2022 Faculty Fellow at the Center for Ethics and Public Affairs.
She has written extensively on political legitimacy and is interested in the question of what, if anything, justifies democracy. She has published a book on Democratic Legitimacy (Routledge, 2009) and is the author of the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy entry on “Political Legitimacy.” She is also the co-editor of two volumes with Oxford University Press, Rationality and Commitment (2007) and Public Health, Ethics, and Equity (2004), and the author of more than 30 articles and chapters appearing leading venues such as Erkenntnis, the Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, and Synthese.
One of her projects focuses on the normative foundations of conceptions of political legitimacy. A key question this project explores is how expertise bears on the justification of political decisions. She is currently consolidating this line of research by writing a book on “The Grounds of Political Legitimacy.” Relatedly, she is a project member of the AHRC-funded collaborative project on Norms for the New Public Sphere. The project explores the norms that can underpin the regulation of social media platforms in relation to their increasingly important role in political debate.