Established in 1981 with an endowment from the John Dewey Foundation, this lecture was named after the premier American philosopher and educator “to honor a social philosopher so intimately connected with the history of the University.”

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Submissions from 2015

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Three Concepts of Human Dignity, Moshe Halbertal

Submissions from 2014

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The Moral Side of Non-Negligence, Barbara Herman

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Three, Not Two, Concepts of Liberty, Axel Honneth

Submissions from 2013

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Giving Corporate Agents Their Due -- and Only Their Due, Philip Pettit

Submissions from 2012

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Tom Paine and the Ironies of Social Democracy, Elizabeth Anderson

Submissions from 2011

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Democracy v. Citizens United?, Joshua Cohen

Submissions from 2010

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Trying Political Leaders, Michael Walzer

Submissions from 2008

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An Epistemic Case for Legal Moralism, Robert Goodin

Submissions from 2006

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Dewey and Posner on Pragmatism and Moral Progress, Richard Rorty

Submissions from 2004

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America's Responsibility as a Global Citizen, Peter Singer