FINAL CFP: Arendt Studies (Submission deadline: 15 February 2017)

Reminder that the deadline for the first volume of Arendt Studies is 15 February 2017.

Arendt Studies is a new journal devoted to the study of the life, work and legacy of Hannah Arendt. It publishes peer-reviewed research articles, review essays and books reviews from all relevant areas. Information regarding submission procedure is available here:

All editorial inquiries should be sent to:

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Call for Emerging Scholar Workshop Participants: Workshop on Recent Trends in the Philosophy of Coercion

Call for Emerging Scholar Participants:  Workshop on Current Issues in Coercion

Applications are invited from current advanced doctoral students and recent PhD graduates/early career scholars to participate in a workshop on current issues in coercion, to be held on the campus of the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, March 25-26, 2017.  This workshop occurs at the culmination of a SSHRC-funded project on “The Regulation of Coercion,” led by Scott Anderson of the University of British Columbia.  The workshop will feature the participation of and work by leading experts on coercion, including:


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Reminder: GSU Philosophy MA Program Scholarship

Georgia State University’s highly ranked terminal MA program in Philosophy offers a graduate “Scholarship in Liberalism.”  This is a competitively awarded scholarship for an outstanding student with a demonstrated interest in the arguments of historical or contemporary philosophical liberals (in the tradition of figures such as Locke, Smith, Hume, and Mill) about issues such as freedom, justice, political authority, social order, toleration and related themes.  The 2017-2018 academic year will be the third year we offer this scholarship; it provides a $15,000 stipend for each year in the two-year program plus a full tuition waiver (the second year, of course, is contingent on satisfactory performance the first year).  Our Department has several funding packages available.) Some further details about funding are located here.  See our excellent faculty here.  Our Department has long had a strength in Social and Political Philosophy and Philosophy of Law and we place many of our graduates into excellent PhD programs.  Our website has fairly comprehensive information about the program. We also have a flyer available here.  Also see our Ethics Center website!


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Call for Papers – “Philosophy and Ideology”

Author: Olivera Z. Mijuskovic


Inspired by upcoming Unesco World Humanities Conference – Liège, Belgium, 6-12 August 2017World Philosophy Network and e-magazine “Philosophical Views” provides an opportunity for scholars around the world to write about the hottest topics in the area of humanities. This call is open to all those engaged in social sciences and humanities or are active in various organizations (ngo, political parties, humanitarian organizations etc.)

Our first topic is dedicated to the relationship between “Philosophy and Ideology”.

Introduction to article preparation


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affiche_red Keynote Speaker: Judith Butler Theme: Politics of the Sensate Subject

The 5th Graduate Conference in Political Theory of Sciences Po Paris will be held on June 28-29, 2017. Each year, the conference brings together young political theorists representing a variety of traditions and methods to discuss the work of one prominent author. This edition will focus on the work of Judith Butler (Maxine Elliott Professor, UC Berkeley), who will be our keynote speaker.

A well-known public intellectual, Judith Butler has explored the disquieting relationship between subjects and norms through acclaimed books on gender identity and vulnerability. Her more recent works, from Senses of the Subject to Notes Toward a Performative Theory of Assembly, invite us to reconsider in the light of a critique of the subject the ethical and political issues at stake in social relations. By redefining the subject in terms of  interdependence, Judith Butler argues for a “social ontology” which grants a central place to the concept of sensitivity.


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The ethical implications of populism in political practice

Author: Olivera Z. Mijuskovicphilosopher

A brief review

In political discourse in recent times we hear too many times the word – populist or populism. Does an average citizen who is not from the profession of political or philosophical sciences properly consider the meaning of this terms and what are the ethical implications of manipulating with it?

Let’s start from the beginning.

Populist is usually related to the concept of a demagogue and it has roots from the Greek term dimagogós which has the meaning of a charismatic leader. This phenomenon dates back to Ancient Athens democracy which is at the same time a weakness of democracy. Demagogue does not address to the elites but to the ordinary people and thanks to them and in their name he carries out his decisions into practice. Often, decisions of such type of leaders are not in the interest of large masses, but their popularity and charm convince people otherwise. Demagogues support their own decisions often with the story about the national crisis and interests, and often used the force.


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