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Pia Campeggiani

Senior assistant professor (fixed-term)

Department of Philosophy and Communication Studies

Academic discipline: M-FIL/03 Moral Philosophy

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Segnalazione convegno

Dignity, Respect, and Self-respect. Ancient, Modern, and Contemporary Perspectives

26th – 27th May 2014, Department of History Cultures Civilization (University of Bologna)

Conference Programme

26th May, 2014

9.00-9.30. Registration and Welcome Address

9.30-11.00 Keynote Lecture: Robin Dillon

11.00-11.30: Coffee Break

11.30-13.00: Ancient Views of Respect and Self-Respect

(1) Chair: Federico Zuolo (Università di Pavia)

- Giovanni Giorgini (Università di Bologna), Respect and Justice: What can we learn from Plato and Protagoras?

- Simon Weber (University of Bonn), Aristotle on “Human Dignity”

(2) Chair: Elena Irrera (Università di Bologna)

- Pia Campeggiani (Università di Bologna), The Ancient Greek Roots of the Idea of Self-Respect: Notes on its Relation with Equality and Justice

- Arianna Fermani (Università di Macerata), Respect for Oneself and for Others: Aristotle's Reflection on Suicide

Lunch: 13.00-14.30

14.30-16.00: Modern Perspectives on Respect and Self-Respect

(3) Chair: Chiara Testino (Università di Pavia)

- Elena Irrera (Università di Bologna), From the State of Nature to a Sovereign Power. Hobbes on Respect for Persons and Self-respect

- Christine Bratu (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, München), À la Kant: Dignity, Respect and Self-Respect and our Capacity to Act Reasonably

(4) Chair: Corrado del Bò (Università di Milano)

- Michael Lyons (Trinity College Dublin), Carter, Kant, and the Basis of Equal Respect

- Maria C. Gobel (Utrecht University), To what Extent is the Concept of Respect Relevant for Kant's Philosophy of Law?

Coffee Break 16.00-16.30

16.30-18.00: Contemporary Perspectives on Respect and Self-Respect

(5) Chair: Emanuela Ceva (Università di Pavia)

- Carla Bagnoli (Università di Modena), Coercive Respect

- Andrea Sangiovanni (King’s College London), Moral Equality, Respect, and Cruelty

(6) Chair: Francesco Ferraro (Università di Milano)

- Camillia Kong (University of Oxford), The Space Between Second-Personal Respect and Rational Care in Theory and Mental Health Law

- Antonino Falduto (University of Mainz), Respect as Correlate of the Moral Law: A Phenomenological Account of Kant's Moral Theory

27th May, 2014

9.30-11.00 Keynote Lecture: Colin Bird

11.00-11.30 Coffee Break

11.30 – 13.00: Issues on (Human and Animal) Dignity

(7) Chair: Ian Carter (Università di Pavia)

- Jan-Willem van der Rijt (University of Bayreuth), Moral Lawgiving and Dignity

- Federico Zuolo (Università di Pavia), Dignity and Animals. Does it Make Sense to Apply the Concept of Dignity to all Sentient Beings?

(8) Chair: Chiara Testino (Università di Pavia)

- Nicholas Vallone (University of Massachusetts, Amherst), Human Worth vs. Human Status: A Debate about the
Meaning of Dignity

- Francesco Ferraro (Università di Milano), Expanding Dignity: Humans and Animals as Moral Subjects from a Utilitarian Perspective

13.00-14.00: Lunch

14.00 – 15:30: Self-Respect and Justice

(9) Chair: Emanuela Ceva (Università di Pavia)

- Jeff Moriarty (Bentley University, USA), Self-Respect and the Economic Liberties

- Daniel Attas (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem), Self-respect: its Significance to Well-being and Justice

(10) Chair: Elena Irrera (Università di Bologna)

- Jonathan Seglow (Royal Holloway, University of London), Religious Exemptions and Self-Respect

- Christian Schemmel (University of Manchester), Self-Respect, Justice, and Equality

15.30 – 16:00: Coffee Break

16.00 – 17:30: Dignity, Respect, and Self-respect: Culture, Identity, and Rights

(11) Chair: Corrado del Bò (Università di Milano)

- Elvio Baccarini (University of Rijeka), National Identity, Culture, and Self-respect for Rawlsians

- Francesco Chiesa (University of South Wales), Standards-Self-Respect and the Limits of Respect

(12) Chair: Federico Zuolo (Università di Pavia)

- Suzy Killmister (University of Connecticut), Dignity, Respect and Human Rights

- Thomas Wachtendorf (University of Oldenburg), On Absolute Metaphors: The Dignity of Man

Non-presenters can register by sending an email to by April 21st.