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Call for applications: The Groupe de recherche interuniversitaire en philosophie politique de Montréal (GRIPP), spanning the departments of political science and philosophy at McGill University, l’Université de Montréal, Concordia University, and l’Université du Québec à Montréal, invites applications for its 2018 manuscript workshop award. The recipient of the award will be invited to Montreal  for a day-long workshop in May 2018 dedicated to his or her book manuscript. This “author meets critics” workshop will comprise four to five sessions dedicated to critical discussion of the manuscript; each session will begin with a critical commentary on a section of the manuscript by a political theorist or philosopher who is part of Montreal’s GRIPP community. The format is designed to maximize feedback for a book-in-progress. The award covers the costs of travel, accommodation, and meals. read more...

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Political Thought Conference, Oxford

Dear colleagues,

The Britain and Ireland Association for Political Thought is pleased to invite you to the Annual Political Thought Conference 2018. The Conference will be held at St. Catherine’s College, University of Oxford on 4th to 6th January (Thursday-Saturday).

Speakers at this year’s conference include: Melissa Lane (Princeton), Larry Temkin (Rutgers), Shalini Satkunanandan (UC Davis), Faisal Devji (Oxford), Robert Lamb (Exeter), Alasia Nuti (York), and Dimitrios Efthymiou (Frankfurt).

This year’s conference also features a roundtable discussion on Tim Hayward’s Global Justice and Finance: Tim Hayward (Edinburgh), Sabrina Martin (Oxford), Anahi Wiedenbrug (LSE) read more...

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CFP: Kant and the Contemporary World: Philosophy, Science, Politics


Call for abstracts

Abstracts are welcome for the 8th Edition of the Multilateral Kant Colloquium “Kant and the Contemporary World: Philosophy, Science, Politics,” to be held at the Department of Political and Social Sciences of the University of Catania, October 11-13, 2018. The theme is to be intended in the broadest possible sense, as involving any aspect of Kant’s philosophy with an impact on issues debated in contemporary philosophy and science, as well as relevant for the most pressing political problems of our time.

Scholars from all over the world will be involved in presentations and discussions of the most up-to-date research on Kant’s philosophy. With the support of the Società Italiana di Studi Kantiani, the conference is part of an annual initiative started in 2008 by an international group of scholars keen on promoting informed debate on the latest developments of Kant scholarships. The current edition aims at highlighting the relevance of Kantian thought with respect to the contemporary world, which becomes increasingly acknowledged in a wide number of issues crosscutting both the theoretical and practical sides of his work. read more...

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Religion and Legal Accommodation: A Symposium
on Cécile Laborde’s Liberalism’s Religion

Friday 10 November 2017
Council Chamber, Main Building, Cardiff University

This event is funded by the Society for Applied Philosophy.

09:15 – 09:30

Welcome and opening remarks – Gregory Walker (UCL Institute of Education)

09:30 – 10:30

Chapter 1. ‘Liberal Egalitarianism and the Critique of Religion’
Commentator: Matteo Bonotti (Cardiff University)
Chair: Graeme Garrard (Cardiff University)

10:30 – 11:00

Tea and coffee break

11:00 – 12:00

Chapter 2. ‘Liberal Egalitarianism and the Exemptions Puzzle’
Commentator: Andrew Shorten (University of Limerick)
Chair: Tariq Modood (University of Bristol)

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CFP: Social Trust

Call for Abstracts

The Bowling Green Workshop in Applied Ethics and Public Policy

Social Trust

April 20th-21st, 2018

Keynote Speakers: Cristina Bicchieri (University of Pennsylvania) and Ted Hinchman (University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee)

Political scientists and economists have studied social trust for decades, but social trust is seriously underexplored in philosophical contexts, despite a sizeable literature on personal trust in ethics, psychology, and epistemology. Yet given the centrality of social trust for social order, it seems natural to think that analyses of social trust and its value could help answer some of the central questions in social and political philosophy. The purpose of this workshop is to generate a cross-disciplinary discussion on the nature and value of social trust among philosophers, political scientists, and economists working in the area or interested in doing so. We invite a range of submissions from any theorists, social or normative, working on topics concerned with social trust. read more...

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Workshop: New Approaches to Political Cohesion in Democratic Processes – University of Exeter, Wednesday 29 November 2017

Workshop: New Approaches to Political Cohesion in Democratic Processes

This workshop is sponsored by the Centre of Political Thought (University of Exeter), together with Cardiff University and the University of Oxford. (We also acknowledge the support of the PSA Political Theory Standing Group.)

University of Exeter, Wednesday 29 November 2017, Reed Hall, Ibrahim Ahmed Room – 12:45-18:30

This workshop places an emphasis on the relationship between democratic processes and political cohesion that goes beyond the simplistic formula of competitive democrats. Political cohesion, or the commitment to a common political project, is a matter of degree and processes leading to the peaceful resolution of conflict are just one way of contributing to this phenomenon. Indeed, political processes can embody values and produce norms that may legitimate the political system in one way or another and lead to much deeper forms of political cohesion among members of a political community than that which is allowed for by the mere avoidance of violent conflict. On the one hand, we consider the circumstances under which competitive elections can do more than peacefully resolve conflict by contributing in a deeper sense to citizens’ commitment to democratic values. On the other hand, as procedural and substantive democrats recognise, there is much more to democracy than free and fair elections. We therefore expand our inquiry beyond election to understand how other democratic values and activities may contribute towards political cohesion. read more...

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