Joint Legal Philosophy Colloquium: Christopher Kutz (Berkeley)
Department: PhilosophyDate and Time: May 3, 2018 | 5:00 PM-6:30 PM
Event Location: Law 3500
CHRISTOPHER KUTZ (BERKELEY) ON OWNING NATURAL RESOURCES
Please join us Thursday, Mary 3rd, at 5 pm for the next meeting of Law, Reason and Value, the new colloquium in jurisprudence co-sponsored by the School of Law and the School of Humanities.
Our speaker will be Christopher Kutz, C. William Maxeiner Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley, who will discuss “Popular Ownership of Natural Resources”.
The talk will run 5-6:30 pm in Law 3500. There will also be a faculty dinner following the discussion; if interested please email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
"POPULAR OWNERSHIP OF NATURAL RESOURCES"
By Christopher Kutz
In Blood Oil, Leif Wenar reveals a great philosophical problem with geopolitical consequences and demonstrates its urgency, namely that the people whose rights to resources the international oil market violates are by definition not citizens of legitimate democratic states. How, then, can we identify them, which must be prior to restoring their rights to them? This essay develops a basis for rights to resources not in citizenship but instead in a form of collective action: participation in a social order. I also argue for the advantages of a positive Clean Trade program over a guilt-based, complicity model.