Monthly Archives: October 2007

Locke, IP, and Waste

As I indicated in my comments on an earlier thread about waste, I’ve been working on a paper about Locke’s waste proviso and its application to intellectual property law. Here is (what I hope to be) a pentultimate draft: Locke, … Continue reading

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Value Pluralism: “more must mean better”?

I’ve been working on Berlin-style value pluralism lately. I’m particularly concerned with the attempt (made by Galston and Crowder, among others) to derive liberal political commitments from value pluralism. My sense is that value pluralism has no entailments regarding politics. … Continue reading

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Chicago: SAF at APA Central 2008 Call for Papers

SAF/APA Central: 16-20 April 2008 | CFP: 1 November 2007 The Society for Analytic Feminism invites submissions from members* for a session at the APA Central Division meeting in Chicago from 16-20 April 2008. read more…

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Lexington: 2nd SAF Conference Call for Papers

SAF: 4-6 April 2008 | CFP: 1 November 2007 Two more last-minutes CFPs: The Society for Analytic Feminism will hold their second conference from 4-6 April 2008 at the University of Kentucky, Lexington: read more…

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Journal of Moral Philosophy 4 (3), 2007: Issue on Metaethics

The latest issue of the Journal of Moral Philosophy has just been published and all articles are on the topic of ‘metaethics’. Papers were originally presented at a conference organized by Fabian Freyenhagen at King’s College, Cambridge. The issue can … Continue reading

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Manchester: SAP 2008 Call for Papers

SAP: 4-6 July 2008 | CFP: 7 December 2007The Society for Applied Philosophy 2008 Annual Conference will be hosted by the Manchester Centre for Political Theory (MANCEPT) at the University of Manchester from 4-6 July 2008. Submissions are welcome on … Continue reading

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Stanford: Four 08-09 Post-Doctoral Fellowships

Stanford: 08-09 Post-Doc | Deadline: 10 January 2008 The Center on Ethics and the Program on Global Justice seek four post-doctoral fellows for 2008-09. We welcome candidates with substantial normative research interests from diverse backgrounds including philosophy, the social sciences, … Continue reading

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ECPR 2008 Joint Sessions in Rennes, France – CFP

ECPR: 11-16 April 2008 | CFP: 1 December 2007 The European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) will be having its joint sessions April 11-16, 2008, at the University of Rennes, France. The joint sessions are a series of concurrent week-long … Continue reading

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Vancouver: CPA 2008 Call for Papers

CPA: 2-5 June 2008 | CFP: 13 January 2008 The deadline for submission of papers (and proposals for symposia, round tables, and workshops) for the Canadian Philosophical Association meeting, to be held at the University of British Columbia from 2-5 … Continue reading

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We’ve been noticed

We’ve been noticed. See Leiter. Also the Garden. And, of course, Levy and Brooks. And, as Simon notes, Solum. And now Al’s notepad , Dinner Table Donts, and Balkinization. We’ve also been added to several other Blogrolls. Pretty good, I … Continue reading

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Montreal: Neutrality 2008 Call for Papers

CREUM: May 2008 | CFP: 20 October 2007Via Jacob T. Levy’s academic announcements:The Centre for Research in Ethics at the University of Montreal (CREUM) is hosting a conference and subsequent workshop on the ideal of state neutrality towards conceptions of … Continue reading

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Nottingham: ALSP 2008 Call for Papers

ALSP: 27-29 March 2008 | CFP: 30 November 2007 The Association of Legal and Social Philosophy 2008 Conference will be held at the University of Nottingham from 27 to 29 March 2008. The conference theme is Global Justice. The deadline … Continue reading

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Edinburgh: BSET 2008 Call for Papers

BSET: 14-16 July 2008 | CFP: 7 December 2007 Via Lawrence Solum, a conference which should be of interest to many political philosophers: The call for papers for the British Society for Ethical Theory 2008 Conference in Edinburgh (14-16 July … Continue reading

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Revolution Redux…

Hi Folks. This is my first post here and I hope I am playing it right. I noticed recently that people are not writing much on the right or obligation to revolution anymore. At first this seemed to be because … Continue reading

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Baltimore: ASPLP Schedule

ASPLP: 28-29 December 2007 Jacob T. Levy has posted the schedule for the American Society for Political and Legal Philosophy annual meeting on his blog. The topic is Loyalty, and papers are being presented by Daniel Markovits, Nancy Sherman, and … Continue reading

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Hume and Rousseau on Consent and Legitimacy

Does anyone one know if Rousseau had read Hume’s essay “Of Original Contract”? I’m teaching Hume this year in my second year history of political thought course, in between Locke and Rousseau. Hume showed that political legitimacy and obligation cannot … Continue reading

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An Argument for Fair Trade?

Hi, So I have this argument I’ve been thinking about for the conclusion that, theoretically, it is quite possible that Fair Trade will offer Pareto superior improvements for the poor. I’d love any thoughts. The argument makes the standard economic … Continue reading

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Genocide Denial and Acknowledgment

The US House Foreign Affairs Committee has just approved House Resolution 106 which acknowledges the Armenian Genocide of 1915.1 President Bush, like President Clinton before him, is opposed to the resolution, given the expected Turkish reaction and the strategic links … Continue reading

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Waste

First, I want to thank Simon for starting this blog. I think its a great idea and suspect it will flourish. Now, my first post: I’ve long considered writing a paper about Waste and now have an extrinsically important reason … Continue reading

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Okin-Young Award in Feminist Political Theory

Okin-Young Award: 15 February 2008 via Jacob T. Levy: The Women and Politics and Foundations of Political Theory sections of the American Political Science Association and the Women’s Caucus for Political Science announce the Okin-Young Award in Feminist Political Theory. … Continue reading

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