18 Dec

Call for applications: Master Class with Michele Moody-Adams (Columbia) in Montreal

On 8 February 2024 (10h00-12h00) there will be a master class for graduate students and post-doctoral researchers on the work of Michele Moody-Adams, the 2014 laureate for the Charles Taylor Lecture Series in Political Thought. Participants will read a selection of Moody-Adams’s writings in preparation. Four participants will prepare short critical responses to her works for presentation at the master class. Moody-Adams will respond to these presentations, and then the floor will be open for discussion with the other participants.

If you wish to apply to participate in the master class, please send a letter of interest to Professor Jacob Levy [email protected] by 9 January 2014.

Admission is open to graduate students and postdocs at all five Montreal universities, but priority will be given to GRIPP Fellows as well as to students or post-docs affiliated with the Centre de recherche en éthique (CRÉ) and Research Group on Constitutional Government (RGCS). Please note your affiliation in your letter.

If you wish to be considered for one of the four presentation spots, please indicate this in your letter of interest, explaining why Moody-Adams’s work is important for your own research.

Those selected to participate will be notified by 16 January 2014. This will give participants just over three weeks to prepare for the master class.

Preparatory texts for participants (presentations need not be restricted to these texts):

1990. “On the Alleged Methodological Infirmity of Ethics,” American Philosophical Quarterly 27(3) 225-235 https://www.jstor.org/stable/20014331

1994. “Culture, Responsibility, and Affected Ignorance,” Ethics 104(2) 291-309. https://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/epdf/10.1086/293601

1999. “The Idea of Moral Progress,” Metaphilosophy, 30(3), 168–185. http://www.jstor.org/stable/24439208

2015. “The Enigma of Forgiveness,” Journal of Value Inquiry 49, 161-180  https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10790-014-9467-4

2015. “What’s So Special About Academic Freedom?” in Bilgrami and Cole, eds., Who’s Afraid of Academic Freedom? OUP https://doi.org/10.7312/columbia/9780231168809.003.0007

2020. “Memory, Multiculturalism, and the Sources of Democratic Solidarity,” in Weinstock, Levy, and Maclure, eds., Interpreting Modernity, MQUP https://canadacommons.ca/artifacts/1878562/interpreting-modernity/2628190/view/?page=239

2022. Making Space for Justice: Social Movements, Collective Imagination, and Political Hope (New York: Columbia University Press) https://doi.org/10.7312/mood20136