Workshop: Lötter’s “Poverty, Ethics and Justice”, 9 Nov 2013, UJ

Professor H P P Lötter’s

Poverty, Ethics and Justice


Programme for  Saturday, 9 November 2013 

University of Johannesburg Philosophy Department

Convenor: Prof Thaddeus Metz (079 839 2989)

Logistics: Ms Prema von Reumont (

Humanities Common Room, C-Ring 319, Auckland Park Campus of UJ

9.00 – 9.05  Prof T Metz (UJ), Welcome

9.05 – 9.55  Prof Hennie Lötter (UJ), ‘Précis of Poverty, Ethics and Justice

9.55 – 11.05  Prof Gillian Brock (U of Auckland), ‘How Should We Discharge Our Responsibilities to Eradicate Poverty?’

11.05 – 11.20  Break

11.20 – 12.30  Prof Darrel Moellendorf (Goethe U), ‘Anti-Poverty, Development, and the Limits on Progress’

12.30 – 13.10  Lunch

13.10 – 14.20  Prof Daryl Glaser (Wits U), ‘Democracy in Lötter’s Scheme’

14.20 – 15.00  Mr Peter Mwipikeni (UJ), ‘Evaluating Lotter’s Conception of How Poverty Undermines Democracy’

15.00 – 15.15 Break

15.15 – 15.55 Mr Tristen Taylor (UJ), ‘Lotter’s Challenges: Libertarians and Resource Allocation’

15.55 – 16.35 Ms Amy Meyer (UJ), ‘An Aristotelian Perspective on Issues of Poverty’

16.35 – 17.15 Prof Thaddeus Metz (UJ), ‘African Values and Poverty, Ethics and Justice

Venue: TBA

17.30 – 19.30 Launch of the paperback version of Poverty, Ethics and Justice and supper/drinks in Auckland Park (details to follow)

***All welcome! Attendance at and participation in the workshop is free of charge, but, in order to deal efficiently with logistics, people must register beforehand, ideally by 20 October, by writing Ms Fatima Mathivha <>.***



Workshop: Facing Death, Rhodes, 27-29 Nov 2013

Facing Death

Workshop, Rhodes University November 27-29


Wednesday, 27 November

9.30-11.00       Dylan Futter (University of the Witwatersrand), ‘An Awesome Pain and a Hobgoblin: Fear of Death in Plato’s Phaedo

11.00-11.30     Coffee

11.30-1.00      Jeremy Wisnewski (Hartwick College), ‘The Significance of Insignificance: Two Ways to Learn to Die in an Egocentric World’

1.00-2.00         Lunch

2.00-3.30         JJ Valberg (University College London), ‘The Awfulness of Death’

3.30-4.00         Coffee

4.00-5.30         Michael Sigrist (George Washington University), ‘Existing in the Face of Death: What’s Wrong with Ivan Ilyich?’

Thursday, 28 November

9.30-11.00       Ben Bradley (Syracuse University), ‘How Should We Feel About Death?’

11.00-11.30     Coffee

11.30-1.00      Travis Timmerman (Syracuse University), ‘Your Death Might Be the Worst Thing to Ever Happen to You, but Maybe You Shouldn’t Care’

1.00-2.00         Lunch

2.00-3.30         Thad Metz (University of Johannesburg), ‘Even if Death does not Deprive, One Ought to Dread It’

3.30-4.00         Coffee

4.00-5.30         Adam Buben (Leiden University), ‘Technology of the Dead: Objects of Loving Remembrance or Replaceable Resources?’

Friday, 29 November

9.30-11.00       Pedro Tabensky (Rhodes), ‘Death’s Work’

11.00-11.30     Coffee

11.30-1.00      Ward E. Jones (Rhodes), ‘Death and Being Loved’

1.00-2.00         Lunch