Clare Chambers – The Marriage-Free State

Event Date: 7 January 2013
Room 22/26
Senate House
University of London
London WC1E 7HU

The Aristotelian Society presents:

Dr Clare Chambers (Cambridge) – The Marriage-Free State

Clare Chambers is University Senior Lecturer in Philosophy and Fellow of Jesus College, University of Cambridge. Her field is political philosophy, particularly feminist and liberal theories of justice, equality, autonomy, culture, family and the body.

Clare is the author of two books: Sex, Culture, and Justice: The Limits of Choice (Penn State University Press, 2008) and, with Phil Parvin, Political Philosophy: A Complete Introduction (Hodder, forthcoming 2012). She has also written numerous articles and chapters on feminist and liberal political philosophy, including “Each outcome is another opportunity: Problems with the Moment of Equal Opportunity” in Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE) Vol. 8 No. 4 (2009), “Inclusivity and the constitution of the family” in Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence (2009, 1), “Feminism” in the Oxford Handbook of Political Ideologies edited by Michael Freeden et al, (Oxford University Press, forthcoming), and, with Phil Parvin,“Coercive redistribution and public agreement: re-evaluating the libertarian challenge of charity” in Matt Matravers and Lukas Meyer (eds.), Democracy, Equality, and Justice (Routledge and special issue of Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy (CRISPP) Vol. 13 No. 1 (2010)).

Clare is currently working on justice and the state recognition of marriage

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