UK-Latin America Political Philosophy Research Network – First Workshop: PROGRAM

UK-Latin America Political Philosophy Network – Workshop I – PROGRAM

We are please to put at your disposal the program for the First Workshop of the UK-Latin America Political Philosophy Network. It will take place between March 28 through 30 at the Facultad de Derecho de la Universidad de Buenos Aires.

Following the link beneath you will be able to download all the relevant information as well as the complete schedule for the event:

UK-Latin America Political Philosophy Network – Workshop I – Program

UK-Latin America Political Philosophy Research Network – First Workshop

UK-Latin America Political Philosophy Research Network

We are pleased to announce that on March 28, 29 and 30, 2017 will take place the First Workshop of the UK-Latin America Political Philosophy Research Network.

The event will be held at the Facultad de Derecho de la Universidad de Buenos Aires y it will have the full support of the Human Rights Center of said institution
The Workshop with undertake the study of matters related to the justification of social and economic human rights and the clause of progressive realization to the maximum of resources available.

This is a free activity for teachers, investigators and students, Signing up in advance is a requisite. The activity will be held in english.

-Marcelo Alegre (UBA)
-Alejandro Chehtman (Universidad Di Tella)
-Juan Espíndola (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México)
-Francisco García Gibson (Conicet, Argentina)
-Mariano Garreta Leclercq (Conicet, Argentina)
-Martín Hevia (Universidad Di Tella)
-María Victoria Inostroza (Universidad Pompeu Fabra)
-Jeffrey Howard (University College London)
-Claudio López Guerra (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México)
-Saladin Meckled-García (University College London)
-Julio Montero (Conicet, Argentina)
-Eduardo Rivera López (Universidad Di Tella)
-Benedict Rumboldt (University College London)
-Florencia Saulino (Universidad de San Andrés)
-Anahí Wiedenburg (London School of Economics)

As part of the Workshop, on March the 30th there will be a special class for students that will revolve around the following subjects:
-Methods for the investigation in political theory and normative philosophy.
-Key concepts of normative theory.
-Economic and Social Human Rights
For further information and signing up, contact Dr. Julio Montero:


We are pleased to invite you to participate of the Preparatory Seminar for the Workshop on Economic and Social Rights that will take place next March in Buenos Aires.
The goal of the preparatory seminar is to read, analyze and debate the relevant available material regarding Economic and Social Human Rights so that students have proper tools to partake of the Workshop in March.
This activity is of an intensive nature, which is why there are many texts, all in english, to be read for each session. There will be no lecture from a teacher. Instead each session will be entirely devoted to the discussion of the material that it is assumed that the participants are already familiar with.
Dr. Julio Montero (UBA/CONICET) and Dr. Mariano Garreta Leclercq (UBA/CONICET) will be in charge of the coordination of the seminar.
Sessions of the Seminar will take place at Facultad de Derecho de la Universidad de Buenos Aires, on December 6, 13, 16 y 20 in the Sala Vélez Sarsfield from 17 to 19 hs, under the auspice of the Centro de Derechos Humanos (CDH).
Signing up is required at which post you will receive the material for the Seminar. To sign up, write to: Limited spaces: up to 50 attendees.
Both the Preparatory Seminar and the Workshop to be held in march fall within the scope of a project for the construction of a political fhilosophy network between University College London (Reino Unido), the Instituto de Investigaciones Filosóficas de la UNAM (México) and the Centro de Investigaciones Filosóficas (Argentina). The focus of this network is to issues related to the realization of the clause on progressive development according to available resources of economic and social human rights and their implementation judicially-wise.
In the following link you can find the list of texts for the Seminar:
Seminario Preparatorio

11/12 – Ignacio Mastroleo at the second edition of the Nino Colloquium 2015

Copy of WP_20151211_15_42_05_Pro Ignacio Mastroleo presented his paper “Modelo de reciprocidad democrática: justificación de la continuidad de tratamiento beneficioso en la investigación clínica” (spanish for “Democratic Reciprocity Model: Justification of continuity of beneficial treatment in clinical research”) at the second edition of the Nino Colloquim 2015. This event took place the 11th december at the Argentinean Society of Philosophical Analysis (SADAF).

20/11 – Moisés Vaca (UNAM) visits the GFP


In the context of a special session of our “Permanent Seminar” we welcomed once again Moisés Vaca, researcher at the Institute of Philosophy of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM). We discussed Moisés’ recent paper  “The Paternalistic Argument Against Abortion”.

26/10 – Dr. Mariano Garreta Leclercq conference “Moral cognitivism, deliberation and context”

Conferencia garreta

29-30/10 – First Workshop on Ethics and Politics (DEEP – GFP)

12122904_491636597663889_2593195151444828725_nWe invite you to the Frist Workshop on Ethis and Politics, jointly organized by the Grupo derecho, ética y política (DEEP, Córdoba, Argentina) and the GFP. This event will take place on October 29 and 30 and is supported by the Sociedad Argentina de Análisis Filosófico (SADAF), the Centro de Investigaciones Filosóficas (CIF) and the National University of Córdoba.

You can download a brief flyer of the event with the schedule and a handbook with each paper´s abstract. Further down, we include a schedule of the event with the full papers to be discussed available as soon as the authors send them. All this material is in spanish.


Thursday 29 Oct.

14 a 15.15 Ab. María Castellanos: “Razón pública rawlsiana. Discontinuidad ética en el liberalismo: ¿Funciona? Estrategia de la discontinuidad de Ronald Dworkin como alternativa”.

15.15 a 16.30 Dr. Guillermo C. Lariguet: “Ética contemporánea de las virtudes judiciales, jueces sin estado ¿y estado de naturaleza? El caso del llamado “post-conflicto” colombiano”.

Pause 30 minutes – 16.30 a 17.00

17.00 a 18.15 Dra. Luciana B. Samamé: “Justicia y empatía: dificultades y propuestas”.

18.15 a 19.30 Lic. Luis García Valiña: “La verdad no está allí afuera. Una defensa del procedimentalismo epistémico puro”.

Pause 15 minutes – 19.30 a 19.45

19.45 a 21.00 Dr. Mariano Garreta Leclercq: “Delibración moral, cognitivismo y contextualismo”.

Discussion: Dr. Guillermo C. Lariguet.


Friday 30 Oct.

10 a 11.15 Dr. Lucas E. Misseri: “Automatización y geopolítica: el ingreso básico universal como solución y como problema”.

11.30 a 12.45 Dr. Cristian A. Fatauros: “¿Por qué son inequitativos los impuestos indirectos? Una investigación filosófico-política del impuestop al consumo en Argentina”.

12.45 a 14.00 Ab. Nahuel Maisley: “El campamento participativo. Por qué la representación política no es virtuosa en sí misma, sino en toco caso un mal necesario”.

Lunch – 14 a 15.30

15.30 a 16.45 Prof. Martín Oliveira: “La ‘falacia Dworkin’ y el interpretativismo”.

Pause 30 minutes – 16.45 a 17.15

17.15 a 18.30 Dr. Hugo O. Seleme: “Ética de las creencias y defensa legal”.

Discussion: Dr. Facundo García Valverde

9/10 – Philip Pettit’s Republican Freedom

WP_20151009_18_11_46_ProIn our latest GFP Permanent Seminar session we discussed the idea of republican freedom defended by Philip Pettit in his classical book Republicanism. The main exposition, in charge of María Castellanos, concerned the final chapters of the book although we also commented on several interpretations of the idea of freedom as non-domination.

Daniel Bell (Tsinghua University in Beijing) Conference. Monday 24/08 18hs.

Conferencia Daniel Bell

13/14-08 – GFP’s International Seminar: Human Rights and Justice.

August 13 and 14 will see a new edition of the GFP´s International Seminar. The event’s main topics are the concepts of human rights and justice and will be held at the Torcuato Di Tella University in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It will host several international guests such as Chiara Cordelli (University of Chicago), Pablo Gilabert (University of Concordia) and Saladin Meckled-García (University College London). Prominent scholars Horacio Spector and Alejandro Chehtman, both from the Torcuato Di Tella Univeristy, will also discuss their work among memebers of the GFP.

Attendance is free but requires online registration here.

 The papers to be discussed are available here. Program:

Thursday 13th August:
14.00 – 15.15h: Alejandro Chehtman (UTDT)
“The ad bellum Challenge of Drones: Recalibrating the Permissible Use of Force”
15.15 – 16.30h: Francisco Garcia Gibson (CONICET, Grupo de Filosofía Política)
“Lexical priority, global poverty and domestic inequality”
16.30 – 17.00h: Café
17.00 – 18.30h: Chiara Cordelli (University of Chicago)
“Preventative Duties and Demands of Beneficence” Discutidor: Ezequiel Spector (UTDT)
18.30 – 20.00h: Pablo Gilabert (Concordia University, Grupo de Filosofía Política)
“Why Dignity Matters for the Theory and Practice of Human Rights “
Discutidor: Marcelo Alegre (UBA)
Friday 14th August:
14.00 – 15.15h: Julio Montero (CONICET, Grupo de Filosofía Política)
“Human rights and personal responsibility: what general duties do we have to promote the universal realization of human rights?”
15.15 – 16.30h: Miguel Duranti (UBA, Grupo de Filosofía Política)
“The fruits of global credit interventionism”
16.30 – 17.00h: Café
17.00 – 18.30h: Horacio Spector (UTDT)
“Two Conceptions of Justice and The Dystopia of Global Justice”
Discutidor: Diego Ríos
18.30 – 20.00h: Saladin Meckled-Garcia (University College London, Grupo de Filosofía Política)
“Two concepts of justice”
Discutidor: Eduardo Rivera López (UTDT)


Pictures of the event

Miguel Duranti and Pablo Gilabert

Miguel Duranti and Pablo Gilabert

Julio Montero and Eduardo Rivera López

Julio Montero and Eduardo Rivera López

Martín Farrel and Saladin Meckled-García

Martín Farrel and Saladin Meckled-García

Mariano Garreta Leclercq, Horacio Spector and Diego Ríos

Mariano Garreta Leclercq, Horacio Spector and Diego Ríos

Osvaldo Guariglia, Pablo Gilabert and Marcelo Alegre

Osvaldo Guariglia, Pablo Gilabert and Marcelo Alegre

Martín Hevia, Chiara Cordelli and Ezequiel Spector

Martín Hevia, Chiara Cordelli and Ezequiel Spector