1st Bucharest Conference in Analytical Political Theory

Thresholds in Justice. Sufficientarianism and Limitarianism Revisited

Venue: University of Bucharest, Bd. Mihail Kogalniceanu 36-46, Bucharest

Date: 13-15 June 2019


Day 1 (13th of June 2019)

ROOM: Antonescu Hall

13:00 – 13:20 Registration

13:20 – 14:00 Opening address

Laurentiu Leustean, Vice-Rector and Director of ICUB

Marian Zulean, Director of ICUB – Social Sciences Division

Alexandru Volacu, Director of BCEPT

14:00 – 15:30 Keynote address: What is Limitarianism?

Ingrid Robeyns, Utrecht University

15:30 – 16:00 Coffee Break

16:00 – 18:00 Panel Session 1

Does the age of wealth matter? An assessment of limitarianism over time

Manuel Valente, Université Catholique de Louvain

How much is too much? On thresholds in distributive justice

Dick Timmer, Utrecht University

Limitarianism and reasonable partiality

Alexandru Volacu, SNSPA & Research Institute of the University of Bucharest


Day 2 (14th of June 2019)

ROOM: Stoicescu Hall

09:00 – 09:30 Coffee Break

09:30 – 11:30 Panel Session 2

When adequacy isn’t: educational justice, positional goods and class power

Joshua Kissel, Northwestern University

Adequacy in school justice

Philip Cook, University of Edinburgh

Inequality, insufficiency and solidarity with the worse-off: from civil disobedience to political insurrection

Nicolae Dobrei, SNSPA Bucharest

11:30 – 13:00 Lunch

13:00 – 15:00 Panel Session 3

Legitimacy and the problem of threshold thinking: on David Estlund’s account of qualified acceptability

William Chan, University of Warwick

Assessing Lockean sufficientarianism

Vlad Andrei Terteleac, SNSPA Bucharest

Sufficiency, limits and the two-level threshold thesis

Colin Hickey, Utrecht University

15:00 – 15:30 Coffee Break

15:30 – 17:00 Keynote address: To Sufficiency, and Beyond!

Liam Shields, University of Manchester


Day 3 (15th of June 2019)

ROOM: Stoicescu Hall

09:00 – 09:30 Coffee Break

09:30 – 11:30 Panel Session 4

The democratic argument for limitarianism and complex equality

Miljan Vasic, University of Belgrade

Limitarianism and relative thresholds

Tammy Harel Ben-Shahar, University of Haifa

Infinite lifespans, terraforming planets, and limitarian intergenerational justice

Adelin Dumitru, SNSPA Bucharest

11:30 – 13:00 Lunch

13:00 – 15:00 Panel Session 5

Authority conditional on sufficient safety: a proto-welfarist reading of Hobbes

Felix Lambrecht, University of Toronto

Trade justice: sovereignty, sufficiency, and the gains from trade

Tadhg Ó Laoghaire, University of Leeds

The ground of sufficiency. Urgent benefits and satiating goods

Gianfranco Pellegrino, LUISS Guido Carli, Rome

15:00 – 15:15 Closing address