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Tuesday, February 16 • 11:00am - 4:00pm
Corporate Realities and Democratic Ideals, Philip Pettit-Presented by Cal Lutheran University

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Corporate bodies (businesses, religious organizations, colleges, etc.) exercise a great deal of power in our lives. For good or ill, they shape our social relationships and have a significant impact on our democratic processes. But to what standards should we hold them? What responsibilities and duties may we legitimately impose on them, and what rights and freedoms may they claim for themselves? Philip Pettit will discuss these questions in two lectures. 

11:10 a.m. lecture – “Holding Corporate Bodies Responsible”

4 p.m. lecture – “Granting Corporate Bodies Rights”


Philip Pettit

Pettit is L. S. Rockefeller University Professor of Politics and Human Values at Princeton University and Distinguished University Professor of Philosophy at the Australian National University, Canberra. His books include Republicanism (1997), The Economy of Esteem with G. Brennan (2004), Group Agency with C. List (2011), On the People’s Terms (2012), Just Freedom (2014) and The Robust Demands of the Good (2015). He is a fellow of the... Read More →

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