Prof Nigel Biggar will discuss 'What is the Common Good?' as the eighth event of The Common Good Project's Conversation Series.
The Common Good Project seeks to foster a discussion on the relationship between law and the common good. The Project begins its efforts by exploring the common good from an array of perspectives. The Project hosts a weekly conversation series with legal theorists, philosophers, theologians, policy makers, economists, and others.
Prof Biggar will discuss the common good in the cotext of views on natural rights. The Conversation will draw significantly from his latest book, What's Wrong with Rights? The discussion will explore positive law's shaping of legal rights in concert with a normative morality that does not provide natural rights but influences positive legal rights.
As background for the Conversation, registrants should consider the following reading:
Nigel Biggar, BA (Oxon), MSc, Phd is Regius Professor of Moral and Pastoral Theology at Oxford and Director of the The McDonald Centre for Theology, Ethics & Public Life.
Please register here.