Forum on Law and Legalities: Ben Laurence Workshop

John Hope Franklin Room (#224), Social Science Research Building, 1126 East 59th Street Chicago, IL 60637 Wednesday, Feb 1, 2023 1 – 2:30 pm Register

Join Ben Laurence, Pozen Center Associate Instructional Professor, at the Forum on Law and Legality to discuss his essay, “The Teleology of Human Rights”. How can our philosophy of human rights avoid limiting our horizons to the status quo? What is it for a philosophy of human rights to be dynamic and future oriented? What role does utopian aspiration have in our thought about human rights? Why do theories of human rights so often remain trapped in the cage of the present? Note that this workshop is read ahead, so you will need to read the paper in advance of attending.  The paper can be found here. Password is hRights23!