1. Chandran Kukathas holds the Chair in Political Theory in the Department of Government at the London School of Economics. He previously taught at the University of Utah and at the Australian Defence Force Academy. He is the author of Hayek and Modern Liberalism (1989), Rawls: A Theory of Justice and Its Critics (with Philip Pettit 1990) and The Liberal Archipelago (2003).

    G.A.Cohen has defended a conception of justice as equality, according to which departures from equality are warranted only when people are rewarded for making greater effort or undertaking more burdensome work. This presents a critical analysis of this view of justice, and of the presuppositions that underpin it.

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  2. Chandran Kukathas holds the Chair in Political Theory in the Department of Government at the London School of Economics. He previously taught at the University of Utah and at the Australian Defence Force Academy. He is the author of Hayek and Modern Liberalism (1989), Rawls: A Theory of Justice and Its Critics (with Philip Pettit 1990) and The Liberal Archipelago (2003).

    G.A.Cohen has defended a conception of justice as equality, according to which departures from equality are warranted only when people are rewarded for making greater effort or undertaking more burdensome work. This is the Q&A that followed Kukathas' critique of this theory

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  3. Professor of Philosophy at Tulane University, Eric Mack is a leading classical liberal political philosopher, with special interests in the foundations of moral rights and property rights. This is the second half of his session with the Oxford Libertarian Society, where he defends his views from challenges ranging from issues of environmentalism, children's rights, the concept of freedom and intuitionism.

    Recorded at Christ Church, University of Oxford, on 18th November 2009

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  4. The need for a state - a single authority of law and government, with exclusive jurisdiction over some territory - is a basic assumption of much political theory and popular discourse. Tom Palmer challenges this common prejudice, and makes the case for non-coercive institutions in place of a central monopoly in law, as at present.

    Vice President of the Cato Institute and General Director of the Atlas Global Initiative, Dr Tom Palmer is a prominent libertarian activist. He has recently published an edited collection of his essays, Realizing Freedom: Libertarian Theory, History and Practice, which defends libertarianism from its critics and ably sets out, with one eye on history, the case for individual freedom and property rights.

    Recorded at Christ Church, University of Oxford, on 19th October 2009

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