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Prof. Matt Matravers (York), 'The Fall, Rise, (and Fall?) of Retributivism' (Political Theory Seminar)

Publication date: Sep 30, 2013 11:57 AM

Start: Oct 23, 2013 05:00 PM
End: Oct 23, 2013 07:00 PM

Location: Council Room, School of Public Policy

matt matravers

Research Interests

Matt Matravers (BSc (Econ), PhD, London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London) works on contemporary political and legal philosophy. He is particularly interested in three things: first, the relationship between theories of distributive justice (who gets what) and theories of retributive justice (accounts of the justifiability of punishment). This interest underpins his book, Justice and Punishment. Second, the idea of responsibility (again, in both distributive and retributive justice) and whether we can ever legitimately be held responsible for anything. This interest underpins a number of papers on the so-called ‘Equality of What?’ problem, and his recent book, Responsibility and Justice. Third, the problem of ‘dangerousness’, with particular reference to severely personality disordered people.

Matt is a co-editor of Criminal Law and Philosophy.


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