Professor Philip Pettit on “Legitimacy and Justice”

University College of London (UCL) Laws: Inaugural Quain Lecture Click here to access the video of the lecture. In the 2012 Inaugural Quain Lecture, philosopher Philip Pettit spoke on the importance of considering the question of legitimacy —  i.e., of just how acceptable the imposing of the social order is — as a distinct from that of justice — i.e., of just how objectionable is the content and form of the legal order itself. He suggests that the distinction between both questions relies on what each one “hangs” on for an acceptable… Read More

Studying Rare Books and Their Relevance in a Digital Age

Studying Rare Books and Their Relevance in a Digital Age In the following post, I share my thoughts on a graduate seminar in Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts taken back in 2010 and reflect on the relevance of this type of technical training in a changing higher education and its relevance in a digital age. In future entries, I will post on how to find digital archives online and research techniques. Click here for the post.