8 May 2017

Programme

Université libre de Bruxelles, June 20June 21

 

Tuesday, June 20

8:45 – 9:15 – Welcome and coffee
9:15-9:30 – Introduction

9:30 – 10:30 – Keynote 1 – Hillel Steiner (Emeritus Professor, University of Manchester) – Why Private Property 

10:30 10:45 – coffee break

10:45 – 12:45 – Session 1 – Rethinking Self-Ownership    

Chair : Eric Fabri

  • Does self-ownership imply access to natural resources?Kasper Ossenblok (PhD candidate, Ghent University)
  • The Mystery of OwnershipBilly Christmas (PhD candidate, University of Manchester)
  • From Self-Ownership to an Egalitarian Concept of PropertySylvain Lajoie (Master student, University of Montreal)

12:45 13:45 – lunch break

13:45 – 15:45 – Session 2 – Rethinking the Legitimacy of Property

Chair : Justine Lacroix

  • An Hegelian Account of Intellectual Property beyond Personality Theory : the Case of Free SoftwareMarc-Antoine Pencolé (PHD Candidate, Sophiapol)
  • Property as Interface. Hegel and Arendt on Personal DataJan Beuerbach  (PhD candidate, University of Leipzig)
  • Towards Property-Owning Democracy Through Private Property of Personal DataFrancis Cheneval (Professor of political philosophy, University of Zurich)

15:45 16:00 – coffee break

 

16:00 – 17:20 : Session 3 – Rethinking the Legitimacy of Property (continued)

Chair : Pierre Crétois

  • Strongly & minimally conditional rights of private ownershipGavin Kerr (Independent Researcher, UK)
  • Private property and Redistribution: building on Scanlon’s account of promisesVictor Mardellat (PhD candidate, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales)

17h20 17:45 – coffee break

17:45 – 18:45 – keynote 2 – Jean-Fabien Spitz (Professor, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne) – Back to Locke on appropriation. How to justify the right to exclude?

20:00 – Conference dinner

 

Wednesday, June 21

9:00 – 9:30 – Welcome and coffee

9:30 – 10:30 – Keynote 3 – Karl Widerquist (Associate Professor, SFS-Qatar, Georgetown University) – Justice as the Pursuit of Accord – A more-tentative theory with far-reaching implications

10:30-10:45 – coffee break

10h45 – 12h45 – Session 4 : Rethinking the Implications of Property

Chair Martin Deleixhe

  • Rethinking property in terms of accessAlessandra Quarta (Research Fellow, University of Turin)
  • The distributive effects of the collaborative economyThomas Ferretti (Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Torronto)
  • International law to save the commonsSamuel Cogolati (FWO PhD Fellow, Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies, University of Leuven)

12:45 14:00 -lunch break

14:00-15:20 – Session 5 – Rethinking the Implications of Property (continued)

Chair: Maxime Lambrecht

  • The Public Benefits of Private Property: A Rule-Utilitarian Case for Granting Private Property to AllOtto Lehto (PHD Candidate, King’s College London)
  • Universal Basic Income’s political legitimacy reconsidered. Unconditionality, autonomy and social propertyMarc-Antoine Sabaté (PhD candidate, Université Libre de Bruxelles)

15:20-15:35 – coffee break

15:35-16:55 – Session 6 – Rethinking the History of Property

Chair Jean-Yves Pranchère

  • The new inversion in the philosophy and politics of property rightsAviezer Tucker  (Center Associate, Davis Center for Russian & Eurasian Studies, Harvard University)
  • Absolute Dominium, Fiduciary Property Rights, and CitizenryBru Laín Escandell (Associate Professor, University of Barcelona)

16:55-17:15 – coffee break


17:15-18:30 – Round table – The Proper Role for Property in a Theory of Justice (Chair : Philippe Van Parijs, Hoover Chair, UCLouvain)


18:30 – Conference Cocktail