The Morrell Centre for Toleration



Letters concerning toleration, John Locke

Since 1980 the Politics Department at the University of York has been home to the Morrell Centre for Toleration, which is funded by the C and JB Morrell Trust.

The Trust supports a wide range of activities in political philosophy, including an annual Address on Toleration, regular conferences on the philosophical foundations of toleration, and funding for students who wish to register for the MA Political Philosophy (the Idea of Toleration). We aim to provide a stimulating environment for the study of political philosophy generally, and of toleration in particular. Political philosophy is the major area of research strength in the department and six members of staff are regularly involved in teaching on the MA courses.

In recent years the two MA courses in Political Philosophy have regularly attracted over twenty students per year. The department also has a flourishing research school, with seven students currently registered for MPhil or PhD work in Political Philosophy.

Director: Professor Matt Matravers

Morrell Political Theory Workshop

The Morrell Political Theory Workshop meets regularly during term time. Papers are presented by staff and research students in the Department of Politics and by visiting speakers from other departments at York and other Universities. Normally, papers are pre-circulated in the week before the Workshop.

Previous visiting speakers include Andrew Mason, Simon Caney, Cecile Fabre, David Gauthier, Ernesto Laclau, Hillel Steiner, Knud Haakonssen, Brian Barry, Henry Richardson, Susan James, Jonathan Wolff, Katrin Flikschuh, and John Dunn.

See calendar on right for details.





Visiting scholars

  • Dr Sebastian Escamez (University of Malaga)
  • Ms Irene Garcia (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)
  • Dr Vicki Spencer (University of Otago) Summer 2010

Current research students

  • Beth Kahn
  • Medhat Khattar
  • Vangelis Chiotis
  • Luis Rodrigues
  • John Baxter
  • Juliana Bidadanure
  • Adam Fusco
  • James Hodgson


Workshop papers

Workshop papers

Here is a complete list of papers, excluding those given in the current academic year. Copies may be purchased at £2.00 per paper (to cover costs and postage). To order, please write giving the number and title of the paper(s) in which you are interested and enclosing a cheque drawn on a UK bank made payable to "The University of York", to:

Professor Matt Matravers
Director, Morrell Centre for Toleration
Department of Politics
University of York
United Kingdom

Where a paper is marked by an asterisk (*) it was read out on the day and so is not available for purchase.

Discussion papers

Paper No.AuthorTitle
1 WEALE, Albert Diversity and Toleration
2 CALLINICOS, Alex Repressive Toleration Revisited: Mill, Marcuse, MacIntyre
3 KENNEDY, Ellen The Limits and Possibilities of a Free Society in the Political Theory of Hermann Heller
4 EDWARDS, David Consideration on the English Blasphemy Law
5 BALDWIN, Thomas Locke and the Right to Freedom
6 HORTON, John Liberty, Morality and Harm
7 MENDUS, Susan Harm, Offence and Censorship
8 NICHOLSON, Peter Toleration as a Moral Ideal
9 BALDWIN, Thomas Tolerance and Ignorance
10 WEALE, Albert Social Welfare versus Cultural Pluralism
11 HORTON, John Political Obligation
12 NICHOLSON, Peter Authority, Anarchy and Toleration
13 NICHOLSON, Peter The General Will and the Political Institutions of Toleration
14 WEALE, Albert On the (Instrumental) Rationality of Political Participation
15 MEGONE, Christopher Thoughts on Liberty
16 CALLINICOS, Alex Exploitation, Justice and Socialism: A Critique of John Roemer’s Game-Theoretical Marxism
17 BONE, John Is there a Liberal Theory of Punishment
18 MENDUS, Susan What is Liberalism?
19 MENDUS, Susan The Marriage of True Minds: the Ideal of Marriage in the Philosophy of John Stuart Mill
20 CALLINICOS, Alex Human Agency and Methodological Individualism
21 THIESSEN, Elmer John Educational Pluralism and Tolerance
22 HORTON, John Voluntarist Theories of Political Obligation: A Critique
23 VOGT, W. Paul Tolerance and Education: An essay in Social and Political Theory
24 KELLY, P. J. Liberty, Autonomy and Property Rights
25 NICHOLSON, Peter T H Green’s Theory of Freedom
26 HORTON, John Stranger and Brothers: Misc. Reflections on Liberalism, Individualism and Community
27 MENZEL, Paul T Presumed Prior Consent: A Philosophical Location and Defence
28 MENDUS, Susan How to be Wise as the Serpent and Harmless as the Dove
29 GREGORY, Ian Professional Ethics and Ordinary Morality
30 MENDUS, Susan ‘Tyger! Tyger! Burning Bright’: Political Liberty and Religious Toleration
31 NICHOLSON, Peter Democracy and Toleration
32 EDWARDS, David Toleration and Mill’s Liberty of Thought and Discussion
33 HODGE, Joanna Habermas and Foucault: Responses to Kant and Weber
34 EDWARDS, David State Individuality, Toleration and Professor Oakeshott
35 MARLIN, Randal Sir James Fitzjames Stephen on Law and Public Opinion
36 HODGE, Joanna The Quality of Life: A Contrast between Utilitarian and Existentialist Approaches
37 KENYON, Timothy Impossibility Theorems and Property Rights
38 MEGONE, C B The Quality of Life: Starting from Aristotle
39 MENDUS, Susan To Have and To Hold: Liberalism and the Marriage Contract
40 NICHOLSON, Peter John Locke’s Other Letters on Toleration
41 HORTON, John Back to the Future? Political Philosophy and its Prospects
42 MEGONE, C B Enterprise and Dependency: Rights and Duties
43 NEWEY, Glen Reason, Morality and Politics
44 MENDUS, Susan Human Nature and the Culture of Enterprise
45 HODGE, Joanna Medical Practice and the Task of Analysis: Entrepreneurship and Consumption
46 FISHER, Mark Is Toleration Possible?
47 CALLINICOS, Alex The Limits of Communicative Reason: Habermas on Postmodernity
48 MORLAND, David Human Needs and Moral Traditions
49 NEWEY, Glen Fatwa and Fiction: Censorship and Toleration
50 NICHOLSON, Peter Plato and Foundations of Politics
51 CRUMP, John Philosophical Dispute in Tiananmen
52 MENDUS, Susan The Tigers of Wrath and the Horses of Instruction
53 McGUINESS, Barbara Rorty and Political Philosophy
54 RUTHERFORD, Paul The Idea of Community
55 MEGONE, C B Human Nature and Needs
56 THOMPSON, Simon Michael Walzer: Philosopher of Democracy
57 PARHA, Marina Education and Politics: The Case of Athens, 400-323 BC
58 HORTON, John Justifying Justice
59 MENDUS, Susan Time and chance: Kantian Ethics and Feminist Philosophy
60 NICHOLSON, Peter ‘Classics’ in the ‘History of Political Thought’
61 PRIMORATZ, Igor What’s Wrong with Prostitution?
62 BLACK, Samuel Morality: A Federation of Communities of Judgement
63 VOET, Rian Feminism and Republican Citizenship
64 GRIGGS, Edwin Hayek on Freedom and the Welfare State
65 HORTON, John Political Obligation and Anarchism
66 BAUMEISTER, Andrea Two Concepts of Autonomy
67 VOET, Rian Women as Citizens: A Feminist Debate
68 CALLINICOS, Alex Socialism and Modern Times
69 EDWARDS, David English Blasphemy and Transformations of Culture
70 MADANES, Leiser Hobbes and Spinoza on Toleration
71 STRUIJS, Alies Toleration and the Liberal Concept of Culture
72 WILSON, Angie Identity, Gender and Sexuality: Rawls on the Family
73 EVANS, Judith Equality and Difference in Liberal Feminist Thought
74 McGUINESS, Barbara Rorty, Literary Narrative and Political Theory
75 BAUMEISTER, Andrea The Personal Autonomy – Valuing Society
76 WILLIAMS, Andrew Liberalism and the Value of Community
77 KENYON, Tim The Normative Foundations of Education Reform
78 MORLAND, David Proudhon: Human Nature and Political Theory
79 HORTON, John Reading for our Lives: Martha Nussbaum on Literature and Ethics
80 ROBERTS, Marcus Analytical Marxism: Postscript to an Obituary?
81 HORTON, John The Structure of Toleration
82 PARHA, Marina Aristotle on Slavery
83 WILSON, Angie Which Equality?
84 BAUMEISTER, Andrea Autonomy or Community: The Dilemma for Islamic Education
85 NICHOLSON, Peter Religion Philosophy and Politics: In the Thought of T H Green
86 WILLIAMS, Andrew Liberalism, Community and Anti-Perfectionism
87 CALLINICOS, Alex Is History really over? Hegel, Kojeve, Strauss, Fukuyama
88 NOLAN, Jeremy Is law as it ought to be? Or, can we make any sense of Lon L. Fuller’s concept of the Internal Morality of Law?
89 MASON, Andrew The State and National Identity
90 MENDUS, Susan When the Kissing had to stop: Passion in the Thought of Mary Wollstronecraft
91 MEGONE, C B Aristotle’s Method in Political Philosophy
92 EVANS, Judith Thinking in Context: Toward a Politics of Justice and Care
93 WILLIAMS, Andrew The Revisionist Difference Principle
94 TYLER, Colin From Green’s Epistemology to his Ethics
95 MORLAND, David Removing the Mask of Timidity: Anarchist Ideology Revisited
96 MADANES, Leiser How to undo things with words: Spinoza’s criterion for Limiting Freedom of Expression
97 HORTON, John The Last Post? Political Philosophy in an Uncertain Age
98 MENDUS, Susan Stranger in Paradise: The Unhappy Marriage of Feminism and Conservatism
99 BAUMEISTER, Andrea The ‘Politics of Compassion’, Justice and Citizenship
100 HORTON, John Morality and the Conceptual Structure of Toleration
101 MENDUS, Susan Human Rights in Political Theory
102 BENSON, Steve Richard Rorty, A Reluctance to ‘Argue’ (A Perplexing View of Human Nature)
103 CANEY, Simon Individuals, Nations and Obligations
104 McGUINESS, Barbara Communitarian Politics, Justice and Diversity
105 CALLINICOS, Alex Wonders Taken for Signs: Homi Bhabhas Postcolonialism
106 NICHCOLSON, Peter The Reception and Early Reputation of JS Mill’s Political Thought
107 MATRAVERS, Matt Hegel’s Theory of Punishment Revisited
108 TYLER, Colin Green’s View of the Individual in Society
109 BROGAN, Frank Map-Making with MacIntyre: On Putting Oneself in Question
110 CALLINICOS, Alex History, Exploitation and Oppression
111 CARTER, Matt TH Green’s Political Philosophy: ‘A Socialism without Doctrines?’
112 MATRAVERS, Derek Scanlon, Williams and the Point of Moral Theory
113 MENDUS, Susan The Road not Taken
114 DIMOVA, Maria Green as a Phenomenologist
115 FINLAYSON, Gordon Moral Reflection and Ethical Life
116 IVISON, Duncan Some Hobbesian Foundations of ‘Negative Constitutionalism’
117 TASSONE, Guiseppe Nietzsche’s Conceptions of History
118 CANEY, Simon Defending Universalism
119 SREENIVASAN, Gopal Emotion and Moral Judgement
120 PILLER, Christian Should we prefer the Valuable to the Worthless?
121 TASSONE, Guiseppe The Prophet of Nothing
122 MATRAVERS, Matt Justice and Punishment
123 BENSON, Steve Jean-Francoise Lyotard and Politics
124 DIMOS, Panos Virtue, Eudaimonia and the conditional goods in the Euthydemus
125 BROGAN, Frank MacIntyre and the Issue of Translation
126 MENDUS, Susan Children of a Lesser God
127 CARTER, Matt Henry Scott Holland the tradition of Ethical Socialism
128 IVISON, Duncan Modus Vivendi Citizenship
129 DIMOVA, Maria TH Green’s Philosophy of Religion: A Phenomenological Perspective
130 BALDWIN, Thomas At Home with Heidegger
131 MOOKHERJEE, Monica The Elusive Injunctions (in pursuit of Walzer’s thin minimalism)
132 FINLAYSON, Gordon Does Hegel’s critique of Kant apply to Discourse Ethics?
133 DIMOVA, Maria The Live-world and the existentialist dimension of the epoche
134 MOOKHERJEE, Monica The Unsettled Architecture of Reason
135 MENDUS, Susan Religious Toleration, Epistemological Restraint and the Fact of Pluralism
136 MATRAVERS, Matt Retributive Justifications of Punishment
137 IVISON, Duncan Public Practical Reason and the Past
138 MOOKHERJEE, Monica The Intuition for Contrast
139 MAYNOR, John Republicanism as Political Liberalism? The Comprehensive Nature of Non-domination
140 NICHOLSON, Peter A Family Quarrel? TH Green’s Heirs Examine their Political Inheritance
141 DIMOVA, Maria TH Green’s Theories of Rights and Freedom
142 MENDUS, Susan Life’s Ethical Symphony
143 CALLINICOS, Alex Social Theory put to the Test of Politics: Pierre Bourdieu and Anthony Giddens
144 COLLIER, Terri ‘Oyster-Wives’ and ‘Tattered Sluts’. Responses to Women in Public During the English Revolution
145 TYLER, Colin The Political Hazards of Finite Selfhood: The Dangers of Bosanquet’s Political Philosophy
146 WILLIAMS, Andrew Egalitarian Justice and Interpersonal Comparison
147 SPENCE, Keith Deliberation and Justification: Reason and the Public Sphere1
148 BLACK, Ajaye The Emotive Malady Afflicting Impartiality
149 WAVRE, Robert The Taste Model
150 PANAGAKOU, Stamatoula The Concept of Self-Transcendence in the Philosophy of Bernard Bosanquet
151 FABRE, Cecile Justice, Fairness and World Ownership
152 DESANCTIS, Alberto Toleration and democracy in TH Green’s thought
153 CALLINICOS, Alex Equality and the Philosophers
154 PARKIN, Jon Liberty before and after liberalism: History and Political Theory
155 EDYVANE, Derek Friendship and the Paradox of Impartiality
156 PRIMORATZ, Igor Patriotism: Morally Allowed, Required, or Valuable?
157 GAUTHIER, David The Best of Times (Political Contractarianism and the Modern World)
158 GOLDSMITH, Sarah Does value-pluralism have anything distinctive to say about the possibility of resolving conflicts between moral and non-moral values?
159 WAVRE, Robert Gauthier and constructing from non-moral sources
160 KENDALL, Khael Towards a critique of Post-modern time and space
161 PARVIN, Philip Culture: In defence of Comprehensive Liberalism
162 PILLER, Christian Belief and Expectation: A Problem of Practical Reason
163 MATRAVERS, Matt The Significance of Injustice
164 BLACK, Ajaye What is so special about human beings?
165 MENDUS, Susan The Priority of Impartial Morality. cancelled
166 COLLIER, Terri “Wives, Children and Cattell”: Women in the Political Philosophy of the Civil War Period in England
167 CLARK, Samuel First Approaches to the Unity of Anarchism
168 CALLINICOS, Alex Leninism in the Twenty-First Century?
169 HOOKER, Brad The Collapse of Virtue Ethics
170 EDYVANE, Derek Motivating Political Friendship
171 FINLAYSON, Gordon Adorno on the Ineffable and the Ethical
172 WAVRE, Robert Consequentialism as a Constructivist Tool
173 PARKIN, Jon Toleration or Education? Hobbes’s Project in the Later 1660s
174 CLARK, Sam Are Anarchists Primitivists?
175 McKINNON, Catriona Unconditional Basic Income and the Reciprocity Objection, or should Scroungers be Fed?
176 SCHROEDER, Peter Natural Law, Sovereignty, and International Law: A Comparative Perspective
177 WAVRE, Robert The Role of Intuitions
178 EDYVANE, Derek Against Unconditional Love
179 MARSHALL, Sarah Scanlon’s Realism
180 ROSSITER, Alex Odysseus: Encounter with the Sirens – Nature and Renunciation in Adorno
181 CANEY, Simon Cosmopolitanism and Just War
182 LACLAU, Ernesto Populism: What’s in a Name
183 YONAMINE, Noriko Illocution of Pornography: Can Pornography be a Subordinating Speech Act?
184 BELL, Derek Should Liberals Care About Environmental Justice?
185 PARKIN, Jon Redefining Contextualism
186 CLARK, Samuel A Defence of Utopianism
187 O’SULLIVAN, Luke Oakeshott on National Socialism
188 ROSSITER, Alex Unfreedom and Instrumental Reason in Adorno
189 SLEAT, Matt To See the Truth and Not Be Broken By It: Bernard Williams, Truth and Meaninglessness
190 MATRAVERS, Matt Responsibility and Choice
191 McKINNON, Catriona Cosmopolitan Hope
192 ROOKSBY, Edward Is There a Reformist Road to Socialism? The Alternative Economic Strategy
193 TYLER, Colin The Road to Hell: Brian Barry’s Critique of Multiculturalism
194 RYAN, Neil Germany in Crisis: The Politics of Crisis and Crisis Resolution
195 MENDUS, Susan The Flight from Meta-Ethics
196 BARRY, Brian Does Responsibility Undermine Equality
197 MARSHALL, Sarah The Motivation to be Moral
198 STANTON, Timothy Locke, Jesus and the Law of Nature
199 RIDGE, Mike Fairness and Non-compliance
200 SLEAT, Matt War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery, Ignorance is Strength, and Orwell is a Pragmatist: Rorty on 1984
201 FESTENSTEIN, Matthew Trust in Political Philosophy
202 SPENCE, Keith World Risk Society and War Against Terror
203 ROSSITER, Alex The Absolute as Capital? – Adorno’s Interpretation of Hegel
204 ASHFORD, Elizabeth Severe Poverty as a Human Rights Violation
205 BAVISTER-GOULD, Alex Conflict and Tragedy
206 SLEAT, Matt Liberalism, Fundamentalism and Truth
207 READER, Soran The Right not to Suffer Poverty
208 RAMSAY, Maureen Equality and Responsibility
209 JONES, Peter Equality, Recognition and Difference
210 STERN, Robert The Curious Case of the Concrete Universal
211 ROOKSBY, Ed Nicos Poulantzas and the Transition to Socialism
212 CALLINICOS, Alex Between Relativism and Universalism
213 EDYVANE, Derek The Shape of a Shared Life
214 CAREL, Havi Moral and Epistemic Ambiguity in Oedipus Rex
215 WILLIAMS, Howard Carl Schmitt and Thomas Hobbes: Two Concepts of the Political
216 MINTOFF, Joe Could an Egoist be a Friend?
217 DIMOVA-COOKSON, Maria Resolving Moral Conflicts: British Idealist and Contemporary Liberal Approaches to Value Pluralism and Moral Conduct
218 BROOKS, Thom On Retributivism
219 STEINER, Hillel Evaluation and the Quantification of Freedom
220 MATRAVERS, Matt Whose Crime is it, Anyway?
221 VAUGHAN, Geoffrey Socrates, Hobbes and the Problem of the Philosopher King
222 PARKINSON, John Democracy and Public Space
223 BAVISTER-GOULD, Alex From Conflicts to Tragedy
224 NUMAO, Kei Locke on Atheism, Education and Responsibility
225 HOEKSTRA, Kinch Hobbes on consenting to obey
226 BRADY, Britain Stare Decisis
227 PASTERNAK, Avia Sanctioning liberal democracies
228 EDYVANE, Derek The Question of Stuart Hampshire
229 WENAR, Leif The Future of Global Equality
230 PARKIN, Jon Reading Hobbes before Leviathan
231 SHINER, Roger Theorising Criminal Law Reform
232 FESTENSTEIN, Matthew Inquiry and Democracy in Contemporary Pragmatism
233 RUNCIMAN, David Hobbes's theory of representation: anti-democratic or proto-democratic
234 STEMPLOWSKA, Zofia Holding people responsible for what they do not control
235 LEVER, Annabelle Democracy and Judicial Review
236 LAWS, Edward Iris Young, Liberalism and Naturalisation'
237 HAAKONSSEN, Knud Natural Jurisprudence and the Identity of the Scottish Enlightenment
238 KELLY, Duncan The Propriety of Liberty*
239 WOOD, Michael 1940 and the Development of Bureaucratic Collectivist Ideas: Marxist Approaches to Intellectual History'
240 CALLINICOS, Alex Two Cheers for Enlightenment Universalism; or, why it's hard to be an Aristotelian Revolutionary'
241 NAVAS, Sebastian Escamez Toleration as a Principle and Virtue in Rawls' Political Liberalism
242 GILBERT, Margaret The Morality of Obedience*
243 OLSARETTI, Serena Responsibility and the Consequences of Choice
244 STANTON, Timothy Hobbes’s Redefinition of the Commonwealth
245 COOK, Phil Schooling, Education and Social Justice
246 MATRAVERS, Matt Responding to Tonry
247 BRITO VIEIRA, M¤înica All the world's a stage: Thomas Hobbes on theatrical self-presentation
248 NUMAO, Kei What counts as being relevant? A reflection on what the history of political thought can show
249 SLEAT, Matt Reasonable pluralism, legitimacy and the status of unreasonable individuals
250 COLEMAN, Elizabeth Burns The offences of blasphemy: messages in and through art
251 LABORDE, Cécile Republicanism and Global Justice: a research agenda
252 OTSUKA, Michael Why it matters that some are worse off than others: an argument against the priority view
253 HUTCHINGS, Kimberley Theories of World-Political Time
254 PINK, Tom Promising and Obligation
255 BORGEBUND, Harald Liberalism and the Value of Democracy
256 WOODS, Kerri Solidarity as a Non-Rational Commitment
257 LAMB, Robert Thomas Paine on the right to private property
258 YPI, Lea Why self-ownership should not embarrass egalitarians
259 DONOSO, Alfonso The current condition of the criminal law: assessing a theoretical response
260 STEARS, Marc Festivals of freedom: imagining the free society in Britain and the USA after WWII
261 RICHARDSON, Henry Dividing the responsibility for global justice
262 MACLEAN, Iain Jefferson in Paris and Madison in Philadelphia: two strands of American thinking about democracy, 1787-9
263 CRUFT, Rowan Rights and Status
264 STANTON, Timothy Authority and Freedom in Locke and Hobbes
265 FOWLER, Timothy The Dangers of Neutrality in Education
266 MENDUS, Susan Democratic dirty hands
267 HUGHES, Christopher A Dialogue Between Fukuyama's Account of the End of History and Derrida's Hauntology
268 STANTON, Timothy Hobbes and Schmitt
269 BAVISTER-GOULD, Alex Bernard Williams and the limits of legitimacy
270 O’NEILL, Martin Constructing a contractualist egalitarianism: equality and responsibility after Scanlon
271 BLAU, Adrian History of political thought as a social science
272 SOUTHWOOD, Nic Promises and trust
273 ROSEN, Michael Dignity
274 JAMES, Susan Narrative as a means to freedom: Spinoza’s uses of the imagination
275 WOLFF, Jo The human right to health
276 SPENCER, Vicki Humility: virtue or vice?
277 WOODS, Kerri The dark side of sentiment
278 CUPIT, Geoff Fairness
279 DONOSO. Alfonso Liberal retributive justice: Holistic retributivism and public reason
280 BROWNLEE, Kimberley A human right against social deprivation
281 PARKIN, Jon History of Political Thought's new chains discovered
282 RENZO, Massimo Crimes against humanity and the limits of international criminal law
283 FLIKSCHUH, Katrin Originally mine? Innate right, acquired right, and legal status in Kant's Philosophy of Right
284 DOUGLASS, Robin Rousseau's Augustinian republicanism
285 RISTROPH, Alice Criminal law for humans
286 CLARKE, James Hegel on atomism
287 BIALE, Enrico Democratic bargaining: between fairness and self-interest
288 BALINT, Peter Toleration as a liberal political practice
289 DUNN, John Why we need a global history of political thought
290 JOHNSON, Matthew Towards a theory of cultural evaluation
291 RODRIGUES, LUIS The Rights of Minorities within Minorities
292 VIEHOFF, Daniel The Right to Rule
293 THORBURN, Malcolm Proportionate Sentencing and the Rule of Law
294 KAHN, Beth Approaches to Global Economic Injustice and Responsibilities of the Affluent
295 FOWLER, Tim Political Liberalism, Science and the Asymmetry objection: The case of Intelligent Design
296 FROWE, Helen War. Individualism, and a Reasonable Prospect of Success
297 ORR, Shepley The Rule of Rescue versus Cost-Effectiveness Analysis: A False Dichotomy
298 GLASMAN, Maurice Abraham, Aristotle and Alinsky: On the Reconciliation of Citizenship and Faith
299 TATE, John The American Headscarf Affair: Liberalism and Republicanism in the French and American Public Spheres
300 FESTENSTEIN, Matthew The Politics of Cultural Identification
301 BIDANADURE, Juliana What inequalities between generations matter?
302 LAWFORD-SMITH, Holly Does Benefiting from Injustice Matter Morally?
303 KAHN, Beth Benefiting from Injustice
304 LANG, Gerald Is Terrorism Different?
305 LEE, Ambrose Public Wrongs and the Criminal Law
306 MIHAI, Mihaela Curb Your Enthusiasm: Political Judgment and the Inertia of Political Habitus
307 VENKATAPURAM, Sridhar Health Justice
308 FLETCHER, Guy Slur Terms, Defamation, and Reclaiming
309 HODGSON, James Deliberation, Rhetoric and Authenticity
310 FESTENSTEIN, Matthew The Politics of Cultural Identification
311 TUCKER, Adam Authority then Democracy
312 BROOKS, Thom

The Capabilities Approach and Political Liberalism

313 SMITH, Matthew Noah

Some Worries About Development as a Method of Poverty Alleviation

314 THALER, Mathias

On Time in Just War Theory

315 BEGON, Jessica

Which Preferences Count? Adaptation, Capabilities and Disability

316 PEPPER, Angie

A Feminist Argument Against Statism: Public and Private in Theories of Global Justice

317 BUTT, Dan

A Doctrine Quite New and Altogether Untenable: Defending the Beneficiary Pays Principle

318 BELL, Duncan

What is Liberalism?

319 COLBURN, Ben

Beneficence and Moral Blackmail

320 FUSCO, Adam

Remedial Theories of Self-Determination: A Democratic Critique of Justice Based Accounts

Memorial address

The Morrell Memorial Address on Toleration

The Memorial Address is part of the Morrell Studies in Toleration programme which is based in the Politics Department at the University of York and is generously funded by the C and JB Morrell Trust. The purpose of the programme is to "increase the philosophical and historical understanding and appreciation of toleration as an idea and as a practice".

A volume of the Addresses was published in 1999 by Edinburgh University Press under the title The Politics of Toleration. Other books arising out of the programme are D Edwards & S L Mendus (eds.) On Toleration (Oxford University Press 1987), J Horton & S L Mendus (eds.) Aspects of Toleration (Methuen 1985), and S L Mendus (ed.) Justifying Toleration (Cambridge 1988).

The hope of the Trustees is that each address will make a contribution to thought on the subject, and yet be in a language that can be readily appreciated by the educated layman.


Nicola Lacey Toleration and Criminal Justice
2010 Baroness Onora O'Neill Toleration, Self-Expression and Communication
2008 Lord Richard Harries Can Religions Learn to be Tolerant? (PDF  , 49kb)
2007 Caryl Phillips Colour Me English
2006 Oliver Letwin MP Why Tolerance
2005 Lord Bikhu Parekh The Politics of Identity
2005 Professor Quentin Skinner Three Concepts of Liberty
2003 Baroness Susan Greenfield Will future generations be more or less tolerant of individual weakness?
2001 Will Kymlicka Tolerance, Justice and Security: comparing minority rights in the West and Eastern Europe
2000 Mark Tully Democracy - Is there a better form of Government? The Indian Experience
1999 Janet Suzman The Importance of Being Earnest: Toleration in Practice
1998 Professor Alasdair MacIntyre Toleration and the Goods of Conflict
1996 Rabbi Julia Neuberger Religious Toleration in the UK: is it Feasible?
1995 Helena Kennedy Q.C. The Politics of Intolerance
1994 Michael Ignatieff Nationalism and Toleration
1992 Professor Bernard Williams Tolerating the Intolerable
1991 Dr George Carey Tolerating Religion
1990 Professor Christopher Hill Toleration in 17th Century England: theory and practice
1989 Sir Edward Heath Toleration and Politics
1988 Dr Garret Fitzgerald, T.D. Toleration or Solidarity?
1987 Baroness Warnock The Limits of Toleration
1986 Professor Maurice Cranston John Locke and the Case for Toleration
1985 Professor Sir Alfred Ayer Sources of Intolerance
1984 Lord Gerry Fitt Toleration in Northern Ireland
1983 Lord Scarman Toleration and the Law
1982 Professor Ralf Dahrendorf Pluralism, Democracy and Toleration
1982 Professor F A Hayek Individual and Collective Aims
1981 Professor Sir Karl Popper Toleration and Intellectual Responsibility


Morrell Conferences

The Morrell Conference was held annually from 1983 until 1991. It is now held biennially. The conferences are arranged around themes with (usually) about eight papers being given by invited speakers over three days. By precirculating the papers and keeping the conference small (rarely more than 25 people) the organisers try to encourage a conversational atmosphere of ongoing discussion.

Many of the conferences have generated subsequent publications as detailed below:-

  • Punishment and Political Theory, Matt Matravers (ed.) (Hart Publishing, 1999)
  • Toleration, Identity and Difference, John Horton and Susan Mendus (eds.) (Macmillan Press Ltd, 1999)
  • Literature and the Political Imagination, John Horton and Andrea Baumeister (eds.) (Routledge, 1996)
  • After MacIntyre, John Horton and Susan Mendus (eds.) (Polity Press, 1994)
  • Liberalism, Multiculturalism and Toleration, John Horton (ed.) (Macmillan Press Ltd, 1993)
  • Toleration: Philosophy and Practice, John Horton and Peter Nicholson (eds.) (Avebury, 1992)
  • John Locke - A Letter Concerning Toleration, John Horton and Susan Mendus (eds.) (Routledge, 1991)
  • Justifying Toleration, Susan Mendus (ed.), (Cambridge University Press, 1988)

Conference Themes

2010 Children, Schools and Families
2008 Self-censorship II (private users only)
2007 Self-censorship (private users only)
2005 Toleration (25th anniversary conference)
2003 The Culture of Control
2001 Contractualism
1999 Sovereignty and Political Theory
1997 Political Theory and Punishment
1995 Toleration, Identity and Difference
1993 Political Theory and Literature
1991 After MacIntyre
1990 Toleration, Pluralism and Multiculturalism
1989 Current Issues in Toleration
1988 Liberty
1987 Royal Institute of Philosophy Conference: Philosophy and Medical Welfare
1986 Liberalism
1985 Toleration
1984 Toleration
1983 Toleration

Morrell Political Theory Workshop

This year, the Morrell Workshop will take place at 12:15 in Derwent D/104 unless otherwise stated on  Tuesdays as specified below.

Dates for your diary: