2016 Montreal Political Theory Manuscript Workshop Award Winner

The Groupe de recherche en philosophie politique de Montréal (GRIPP) is pleased to announce the 2016 winner of the Annual Montreal Political Theory Manuscript Workshop Award: “Reinventing Morality: A History of American Political Thought since the 1950s,” by Katrina Forrester of the Queen Mary University of London. A workshop on the manuscript will be held at McGill University in May 2016 (TBD).

Le Groupe de recherche en philosophie politique de Montréal (GRIPP) a le plaisir d’annoncer le gagnant du Prix annuel de l’atelier de manuscrit de philosophie politique de Montréal (2016): “Reinventing Morality: A History of American Political Thought since the 1950s,” par Katrina Forrester de la Queen Mary University de Londres. Un atelier sur le manuscrit aura lieu à l’Université McGill au mois de mai 2016 (date précise à déterminer).

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2-year Post-doc in Political Philosophy, University of Pavia

2-year Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Political Philosophy at the Department of Political and Social Sciences of the University of Pavia on themes of political corruption and whistleblowing.

The research fellowship is awarded within the framework of a research project financed by the European Commission DG Migration & Home Affairs entitled “A change of direction. Fostering whistleblowing in Europe in fight against corruption”. The specific focus of the research consists in a study of the moral wrongfulness of political corruption with an emphasis on issues of justice. The research fellow will contribute to the development of the conceptual framework concerning corruption and (in)justice. S/he will also contribute to the study of the normative implications of this conceptual framework for the development of anti-corruption policies, notably concerning the regulation of “whistleblowing”.

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CfP – 14th Pavia Graduate Conference in Political Philosophy

14th Pavia Graduate Conference in Political Philosophy

13th and 14th September 2016

CALL FOR PAPERS

On the 13th and 14th of September 2016, the Department of Political and Social Sciences, University of Pavia (Italy), under the joint patronage of the Italian Society for Political Philosophy and the Italian Society for Analytic Philosophy, will host the 14th edition of the Pavia Graduate Conference in Political Philosophy. The conference is held within the framework of the PhD Program in Philosophy FINO – North-west Italy Philosophy Consortium. This two-day conference is meant to offer graduate students an opportunity to present papers, get helpful feedback in a friendly atmosphere, and exchange ideas both with peers and with leading academics in the field of political philosophy. In addition to parallel sessions devoted to students’ presentations, there will also be two plenary sessions. Plenary speakers in past editions have been: Hillel Steiner, Anna Elisabetta Galeotti, Peter Jones, Gianfrancesco Zanetti, Jonathan Wolff, Michele Nicoletti, Philippe Van Parijs, Sebastiano Maffettone, Giovanni Giorgini, Andrew Williams, David Miller, Alessandro Ferrara, Valeria Ottonelli, Adam Swift, Gerald Gaus, Serena Olsaretti, Thomas M. Scanlon, Philip Pettit, Carla Bagnoli, Thomas Christiano, Furio Cerutti, Fabienne Peter. This year’s keynote speakers are:

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Two ERC positions on Justice and the Family, Universitat Pompeu Fabra

ERC-Funded PhD Position  and Post-doctoral Research Position on Justice and the Family, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona

We invite applications for a) a funded, full-time 3 year PhD position in political philosophy, and for b) a full-time 2 year postdoctoral position in political philosophy, both at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, in the context of an ERC Consolidator Grant (648610) project led by Serena Olsaretti on “Justice and the Family: An Analysis of the Normative Significance of Procreation and Parenthood in a Just Society”.

The successful applicants will undertake research in any of the three main areas of research identified by the project, which are as follows:

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CFP: Workshop on Courts and Public Reason in Berlin

Call for papers for the workshop ‘Courts and Public Reason in Global Public Law’ in Berlin, July 2016. Deadline for submission is April 1st.

Date: July 11-12, 2016.

Venue:  WZB Social Science Research Center, Berlin.

Public reason has been one of the most discussed and controversial ideas in political philosophy ever since Rawls introduced his political liberal ideal of public reason in the mid-1990s. Legal scholars, too, are arguing about the merits and problems of conceiving constitutional courts as a place where the justification of public acts are assessed in terms of constitutionally embedded public reason. More recently international legal scholars have suggested that several international courts and tribunals do in fact use public reason, and that this practice helps strengthening these courts’ legitimacy.

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GA State MA Program

Just a  reminder that Georgia State University’s terminal MA program in philosophy is still accepting applications through April 15 for Fall 2016. All acceptances come with a two-year assistantship package that includes a tuition waiver. Our deadline for review in the initial round has just passed, and later applicants will be considered on a rolling basis as they come in, so we advise people to apply sooner rather than later. But every year we admit people who applied during this later rolling admission phase. More information about our graduate program is available at http://philosophy.gsu.edu/graduate/ , and details on how to apply at http://philosophy.gsu.edu/graduate/admissions/ . We are particularly proud of our teacher-preparation program and our research strengths in empirical philosophy of mind and cognitive science, legal and political philosophy, and Kant and post-Kantian German philosophy.

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