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Mar 27
15:00 - 17:00
Confederates, Rhodes, and Honour: Obligations to Remove Cultural Artefacts
Royal Institute of Philosophy Public Lecture
Professor Helen Frowe (Stockholm)

Abstract: This talk explores the circumstances in which a state authority ought to remove a statue of a historically significant figure from public display. I argue that states have duties to remove public statues of historical figures at least when that person engaged in serious rights violations, unless the statue is on display in a public museum or art gallery. This view is partly motivated by a conceptual claim about public statues of historical figures – namely, that such statues presumptively express positive evaluative attitudes towards that figure. As I will argue, it is because statues of historical figures typically express this positive evaluation of the subject that keeping the statue is incompatible with the duties to condemn and repudiate wrongdoing.

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