Matteo Bonotti to give Oct. 29 Seminar Series talk

Monday, Oct 29, 2018
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
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Bloomberg School of Public Health Feinstone Hall
615 N. Wolfe Street
Baltimore, MD

The Berman Institute’s Seminar Series continues Oct. 29, with Matteo Bonotti’s talk,“Opportunity Pluralism and Children’s Health.”

Professor Bonotti argues that dominant ways of thinking about the relationship between children’s health and equality of opportunity are flawed. His talk will discuss developing a new approach to the analysis of this relationship grounded in Joseph Fishkin’s (2014) theory of ‘opportunity pluralism’. More specifically, he argues that we should pluralize our understanding of children’s health, including both what it means for children to be healthy and what kind of opportunities different ways of being healthy may provide children with.

Matteo Bonotti is a Lecturer in the Department of Politics and International Relations at Monash University, having previous taught at Cardiff University, Queen’s University Belfast, and the University of Edinburgh. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in such journals as the American Political Science ReviewThe Journal of Politics, the Journal of Applied Philosophy, the European Journal of Political TheoryPhilosophy & Social Criticism, the Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy, the Journal of Social Philosophy, the Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal, and Res Publica. His monograph Partisanship and Political Liberalism in Diverse Societies was published by Oxford University Press in 2017.

Matteo’s research interests are diverse but unified by a common underlying theme: ethical pluralism and cultural diversity in contemporary societies, and the question of how the state should respond to them. Matteo is currently writing a monograph (with Anne Barnhill, Johns Hopkins University) on healthy eating policy and liberal political philosophy, which is under contract with Oxford University Press. His general research interests also include linguistic justice, free speech, religion and political theory, and the normative dimensions of partisanship.