Reminder CFP: Cambridge University Press Graduate Student’s Prize.

CFP: Cambridge University Press Graduate Student’s Prize. 

The Association for Political Thought invites graduate students registered for a doctoral degree at any university in the UK or the Republic of Ireland, engaged in research in any area of the fields of political thought and theory, to submit a paper which will form the basis for presentation at the Political Thought Conference 2016, to be held in Oxford (January 7-9, 2016). The academic convenors for the conference (Leigh Jenco, LSE and Phil Parvin, Loughborough) will select one paper to be included in the conference programme. The winning candidate will be given free conference registration, accommodation, meals and travel expenses.


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CfA: Hannah Arendt: Forty Years Later, Paris, SciencesPo/CEVIPOF Conference, December 2015

Hannah Arendt: Forty Years Later 

Paris, December 3-4, 2015, SciencesPo/Cevipof Conference

Friday the 4th of December 2015 marks the 40th anniversary of Hannah Arendt’s untimely death in her apartment in New York City. For this occasion the Doctoral School of SciencesPo and the CEVIPOF organize the event « Hannah Arendt: Forty Years Later », which will take place in Paris on Thursday the 3rd and Friday the 4th of December. In collaboration with several partners, the evening of Thursday the 3rd of December will gather perspectives from the three countries in which Arendt lived – Germany, France and the USA – on the pertinence of Arendt’s thought to confront the world at present. On Friday the 4th of December, a journée d’étude will bring together recent developments in Arendt scholarship and connect these to some of the most pressing political issues of our own time. Contributions on diverse themes and from a variety of academic perspectives pertaining to Arendt’s oeuvre are welcomed. This journée d’étude aims, with the help of Arendt’s insights, to confront contemporary issues like:


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Final CFP: 3rd Annual Philosophers’ Cocoon Philosophy Conference

This is just a quick reminder that the August 1st submission deadline for the 3rd Annual Philosophers’ Cocoon Philosophy Conference (November 7th-8th at the University of Tampa) is fast approaching! For the full CFP, see here.

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PhD position in Political Philosophy at UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø

Applications are called for a fully funded 4 year PhD position in Political Philosophy, under the general heading of Cosmopolitan Global Justice and Minority Rights at UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø.

Deadline for applications is 17th August 2015.
For full call for applications:

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CFP: “Global Justice: Radical Perspectives” (Special Issue of Global Justice: Theory, Practice, Rhetoric)

CFP: “Global Justice: Radical Perspectives”

 Special Issue of Global Justice: Theory, Practice, Rhetoric

Edited by Maeve McKeown (Frankfurt) and Alasia Nuti (Cambridge)

The Global Justice debate is, for the most part, a liberal debate. For four decades, theorists have pondered over the exact scope of liberal distributive justice and the precise content of our duties. This special issue aims to take a step back and ask whether the liberal framework is the best one to address the question of injustice at the global level to begin with. In particular, it aims to analyse whether the liberal paradigm lacks the conceptual tools fully to understand, critique and remedy global injustices.


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2nd Call for Abstracts: The Ethics of Boycotting (special issue)

We are inviting abstracts for a collection that will be submitted as a special issue of the Journal of Applied Philosophy, on the ethical issues surrounding the practice of boycotting. Recent years have seen an increase in boycotting as a tool of social activism. Examples include the BDS’s campaign against the state of Israel, the calls from LGBT and human rights organisations against the 2014 Sochi Games and the 2022 Qatar World Cup, and the campaign against Amazon launched by ethical consumerism groups. Among academics in general, and philosophers in particular, there is also a growing interest in the theory and praxis of boycotting (e.g. economic, academic, political, cultural). However, despite considerable informal discussion in various professional fora and on social media, the topic of boycotting has thus far attracted surprisingly little systematic scholarly attention from moral, political or legal philosophers. This is a significant gap in academic philosophy, as boycotting as a form of moral and political action raises a range of important ethical questions, including:


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