CPT Contemporary Political Theory Group

What is CPT?

The group of Contemporary Political Theory is organised by graduates of the University of Warwick. It is a weekly, on-line, pre-read reading group which tackles central philosophical texts.


Books that we have planned on reading:

  1. Scanlon, Thomas. 1998. What We Owe to Each Other. Belknap Press of Harvard University Press. (finished)

  2. Carl Knight and Zofia Stemplowska, Responsibility and Distributive Justice, (Oxford University Press, 2011).

  3. Olsaretti, Serena, ed. 2018. The Oxford Handbook of Distributive Justice. Oxford University Press.

  4. Holtug, Nils, and Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen, eds. 2007. Egalitarianism: New Essays on the Nature and Value of Equality. Clarendon Press.

Call for Interests and How CPT Works

We encourage like-minded scholars to join us in this hopefully fruitful and enriching experience in understanding, debating and dissecting contemporary debates in political theory.

  1. We foresee equal chances for participants to discuss during CPT, we expect all participants to pre-read and come to CPT sessions prepared for a rigorous discussion.

  2. We follow a voluntary sign-up of presenters, This entails giving a 15 min presentation at the beginning of CPT meetings on the main argument of the reading, as well as posing leading questions for discussions;

  3. CPT’s working language is Mandarin Chinese + English.

To join, please send an email to chris.zhang(at)upf.edu

Do not forget to whitelist the email address “contemporarypoliticaltheory(at)googlegroups.com” to avoid disappointment.

CPT’s session is on every Wednesday 8-10pm (GMT+8).

All queries go to chris.zhang(at)upf.edu.