The UCL Centre for Philosophy, Justice and Health
with the financial support of the Aristotelian Society, The Mind Association,
and the Society for Applied Philosophy, presents:
Political Philosophy & Taxation:
An Interdisciplinary Conference
11-12 September 2008, UCL
UPDATE: This conference has now taken place. It was attended by policy makers and members of think tanks, economists working in government departments, finance journalists, and academics from social policy, philosophy, political science and economics. The organizers are now preparing an edited book based on the papers presented at this conference and the papers given at a previous conference on political philosophy and taxation.
We hope to be adding the powerpoint presentations from the conferences in the meantime as they are made available to us.
Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre, South Wing, Main
Organizers: Martin O’Neill (MANCEPT,
Shepley Orr (Centre for Philosophy, Justice and Health, UCL) s.orr [AT] ucl.ac.uk
This conference on Political Philosophy and Taxation will address the issue of how the activities of the state should best be funded. The conference will bring together a number of leading political philosophers, as well as a number of other scholars working at the intersection of political philosophy with economics, law and social policy. It will further the state of current research on taxation within political philosophy, as well as facilitating productive interdisciplinary dialogue on the topic.
Thursday, September 11, 2008
‘Corporate Taxation, Personal Taxation and Social Justice’
Freedman (KPMG Professor of Tax Law,
‘Is Tax Avoidance “Fair”?’
‘Tax and Corporate Social Responsibility’
2:30pm Richard Murphy (Tax Justice Network; Tax Research LLP)
‘Searching for the Secrecy Space: Finding the True Nature of Offshore’
4pm Marc Fleurbaey (Economics, Université Paris Descartes V; Lachman Fellow, Department of Philosophy, LSE)
‘Taxation and Fairness’
5pm Axel Gosseries (Economics & Philosophy, Université Catholique de Louvain)
‘Why Tax and Transfer is Not Enough’
Friday, September 12, 2008
10:30am Alan Hamlin (Manchester Centre for Political Theory,
University of Manchester)
‘Three (or Four) Perspectives on Tax Structure’
11:30am Shepley Orr (Centre for Philosophy, Justice and Health, UCL)
‘Consent Theory and Kaldor-Hicks Compensation Tests’
1:30pm Laura Biron (Philosophy, University of Cambridge)
‘Taxing or Taking? Property Rhetoric and the Justice of Taxation’
2:30 Geoffrey Brennan (Philosophy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; and Social and Political Theory, Research School of the Social Sciences, Australian National University)
‘Taxation and Political Philosophy: Murphy and Nagel Revisited’
4pm Alexander Cappelen and Bertil Tungodden (Economics, Centre for Ethics and Economics, Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration)
‘Rich Meets Poor: An International Experiment of Redistribution’
5pm General Discussion
Robert E. Goodin
Information on the first conference on Political Philosophy and Taxation is available here.
*The conference is free and open to all, but we would be grateful if participants would register ahead of time by e-mailing Shepley Orr at: firstname.lastname@example.org. This event has been organized in conjunction with the sponsored events series of the SAS Institute of Philosophy, and the OUP/LSE one-day seminar on Marc Fleurbaery’s book Freedom, Responsibility and Welfare.
*Image: ‘Matthew the Tax Collector’