Monday 22 February 2016

Philip Shadd in Grand Rapids: What Grounds Institutional Rights?

CPRSE Research Associate Dr. Philip Shadd will be presenting at the upcoming Midwest Regional Meeting of the Evangelical Philosophical Society, March 11-12 in Grand Rapids, MI at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary. He plans to present a paper further developing his work on institutional rights, entitled "What Grounds Institutional Rights?" In it he will critically build on a Reformational approach to institutional rights by outlining a way of understanding such rights as based on deontological grounds, that is, on grounds that would explain why institutional rights trump considerations of aggregate social utility.

Dr. Shadd is currently teaching the ICS winter course Democracy and Diversity.