The Polemo Seminars are one of our main activities. They are meant to provide peer review and feedback to our members and guests. Here is a list of the works we discussed. Most of these papers are available upon request from their author. 

If you wish to present your work at one of our meetings, get in touch with the current chair (see the members list):

  • November 17th 2021, TBA (online)

Cristian Perez Muñoz's "The Strange Silence of Latin American Political Theory" 

  • November 2th 2021, 15.15 (A-419, Vienna & online)

Tim Meijers's "Zipper arguments and duties regarding future generations"

  • October 22th 2021, 17.00 (online)

Pavel Dufek's “Where does public reason reside? Parliaments, constitutional courts, and the justificatory task in constitutional democracy”

  • October 1st 2021, 15.00 (online)

Pau Luque's "Bernard Williams on Authority" 

  • September 10th 2021, 16.00 CET (online)

Tereza Krepelova's "The Place of Political Philosophy in Political Science: Results of the Global Expert Survey"

  • June 1st 2021, 17.00 CET (online)

Huub M. Brouwer's "The Neutrality Dilemma for Luck Egalitarianism"

  • April 28th 2021, 17.00 CET (online)

Carl Knight's "Relational Egalitarianism: A Critique"

  • April 13th 2021, 17.00 CET (online)

Stanislas Richard's "The Natural Right to Slack"

  • March 22th 2021, 12.00 (online)

Patti Lenard's "When Citizenship Requires a Handshake"

  • February 24th 2021, 17.00 (online)

Christof Royers' "Ideological Struggle as Agonistic Conflict: (Anti-)Hypocrisy, Free Speech and Critical Social Justice"

  • January 21st 2021, 17.30 (online)

Political Theory 1st-year Ph.D. candidate's proposals (Hong Do, Clemens Loidl, and Alex Olivares)

  • December 17th 2020, 17.00 (online)

Reading seminar Victor Tadros' "Distributing Responsibility"

  • April 25th 2020, 16.00 (online)

Reading seminar Ingrid Robeyns’ ‘What if anything is wrong with extreme wealth?’

  • March 27th 2020, 15.30-17.10 (N15 104)

Uwe Steinhoff's "War, law and reciprocity:devising the moral rules of war" (cancelled) 

  • February 21st 2020, 15.30-17.10 (N15 202)

Zsolt Kapelner's "Democracy as service"

  • October 30th 2019, 15.30 - 17.10 (N15 303)

Jelena Belic’s "Institutions and Moral Demandingness"

  • November 7th 2018, 13.30-15.10 (N15 102)

Reading seminar on T.M. Scanlon's Why Does Inequality Matter. Ch.1-2.

  • June 25th 2018, 11.00 (N9 Hanak Room); June 26th 2018, 15:30 (N9 Hanak Room)

Reading seminar Stephanie Collins’ ‘Group Duties: Their Possibility and Their Implications for Individuals’

  • May 25th 2018, 11:00

"Baseline House: Adequate Accommodation, Special Goods, and Personal Background Stability" by Andrew Walton (University of Newcastle) and "Justice for Millionaires" by Tom Parr, James Christensen (University of Essex), and David Axelsen (LSE)

  • February 16th 2018, 11:00

Zsolt Kapelner's "Illiberalism, the Rule of Law, and the Normative Fundations of European Cooperation’

  • December 01st 2017, 11:00

Jelena Belic’s "State and Conventions"

  • November 24th 2017, 11:00

Sergei Levin's "Moral Duty and the Pedophile"

  • October 20th 2017, 11:00

Stanislas Richard's "The Citizen and the Abstentionist"

  • September 22nd 2017, 13:00

Georgiana Turculet’s "Movement as an essential interest"

  • June 26th 2017, 09:45

Anne Schwenkenbecher's "Collective Moral Obligations"

  • June 14th 2017, 15:15

Felix Bender's "Whose Duty? Do all states possess duties towards refugees?"

  • May 24th 2017, 11:00

Kin-wai Leung's “Left-Libertarianism: A Critical Review”

See a full list of former events here.