Danielle Allen seminar

by Henry Farrell on June 26, 2015

The seminar on Danielle Allen’s recent book, _Our Declaration: A Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Defense of Equality_, which is available from Powells, Amazon and Barnes and Noble is now concluded. The entire seminar can be found at this link. The participants in this seminar and their posts:

* Cristina Beltrán is an associate professor of social and cultural analysis and director of Latino Studies at New York University. Slow Reading as a Practice of Reckoning with Love and Loss.

* Henry Farrell blogs here. The Declaration as Patrimony.

* Heather Gerken is the J. Skelly Wright professor of Law at Yale Law School. The Craft of Interpreting the Declaration of Independence.

* Sam Goldman is an assistant professor of political science at George Washington University. You Might Have to Believe in God to Take the Declaration of Independence Seriously

* Chris Lebron is an assistant professor of African-American studies and philosophy at Yale University. Reading Our Declaration in Support of Black Radicalism.

* James Miller is a professor of political science and liberal studies at the New School for Social Research. What Is To Be Done?

* James Wilson is Collegiate assistant professor in the social sciences at the University of Chicago. The Declaration of Independence Isn’t Egalitarian Enough

* Gabriel Winant is a Ph.D. candidate in History at Yale University. To Carry The Past Around With You.

* Danielle Allen is the UPS Foundation professor at the Institute for Advanced Studies’ school of social science, and the incoming director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University.
* Post I – Responses to Gerken, Winant and Lebron.
* Post II Problems of Consensus: Responses to Goldman, Farrell, Wilson, Beltran and Miller.



Roger Nowosielski 06.15.15 at 6:06 pm


Warren Terra 06.15.15 at 6:10 pm

Henry Farrell blogs here.

I realize people reading this blog probably know who you are, but why not also list your faculty appointment / academic status, as you do for the other participants?


Henry 06.15.15 at 6:27 pm

Because we’ve typically only listed affiliations for non-CT regular bloggers in the past e.g.. I thought a bit this morning about whether not putting my affiliation in was more ostentatious than not, but decided that thinking too much about this question would lead into some self-recursive Bourdieuian death-spiral that I didn’t have the time for.

Roger, also, this New York Review of Books review.


Roger Nowosielski 06.15.15 at 6:38 pm

Thanks. Henry.


bob 06.15.15 at 7:09 pm

Warren Terra – you may not have noticed that the regular CT contributors are listed at the upper right under “Contributors”, with links to take you to their professional information.


UserGoogol 06.15.15 at 8:07 pm

Clicking on his name in the comments also gets the job done, for that matter.

But anyway, Henry Farrell is an associate professor of political science and international affairs at George Washington University.


js. 06.27.15 at 12:38 am

Just a heads up: the link in “The entire seminar can be found at this link” appears to be broken.


Meredith 06.27.15 at 6:08 am

“It is so ordered.” I’d love to hear Danielle’s take on these four words of Justice Kennedy and his four concurrents (to which those four who did not agree must, nonetheless, con — con/cum what? The (apparently) dead-ends are interesting, no?).


Martin 07.01.15 at 4:51 am

The kink is still not working.


Martin 07.01.15 at 4:51 am

Link, sorry.

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