Adam Etinson

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Some News & Activities


"When Less is More? Minimalism and Determinacy in Human Rights" [with Robert Simpson] (October 13-14, 2017 - Northwestern University - link) To be presented at How Demanding are Human Rights? A workshop organized by Cristina Lafont.

"On Falling Short" (October 6th, 2017 - NYU Center for Bioethics - link); (May 23, 2017 - University of St Andrews - video) Presented at The Ethics of Giving. A conference organized by Theron Pummer.

"What's So Special About Human Dignity" (March 6, 2017 - University of Groningen - link) Department Talk: Department of Philosophy. Organized by Andreas Schmidt.


"On Being Faithful to the 'Practice' of Human Rights: A Response to Nickel" (September 26th, 2016 - University of St Andrews - link) Presented in response to James Nickel's "Assigning Functions to Human Rights" Organized by Elizabeth Ashford.

A Conversation with Larissa MacFarquhar, Author of "Strangers Drowning" (May 10, 2016 - University of Chicago - link) at the Sem-Coop Bookstore. Sponsored by the Pozen Family Center for Human Rights.

"Human Rights: Minimal or Maximal?" (April 1-4, 2016 - Pacific APA Meeting, San Francisco) Presented with Robert Simpson, of Monash University.


"Some Myths About Ethnocentrism" (October 15th, 2015 - University of Chicago) Presented at Social Theory Workshop. 6pm (Wilder House, 5811 S Kenwood Ave). Attendance is open.

Human Rights & Human Dignity (May 29th, 2015 - University of Chicago - link) Workshop organized with Pablo Gilabert (Philosophy, Concordia University), and with twelve participants. The event was generously supported by the Pozen Family Center for Human Rights.

Society for the Philosophy of Human Rights During the summer of 2015, Pablo Gilabert, Robert Simpson, and I created the Society for the Philosophy of Human Rights. The Society organizes panels at the meetings of the American Philosophical Association. Our first meeting was at the Pacific Division Meeting of the APA, in April of 2016. If you are interested in more news about our events, or in joining the society, feel free to contact me.


"Comment on Rainter Forst's 'Toleration and Democracy'" (November 14th, 2012 - CUNY Graduate Center - video) Presented atthe 2012-2013 Mellon Sawyer Seminar Series, Democratic Citizenship and the Recognition of Cultural Differences. Organized by Carol C. Gould.