Monthly Archives: May 2008

On the charge “That is Utopian”

Greetings Public Reasoners, Nicole’s post has gotten me thinking (okay, it’s gotten me to post; I’ve been thinking about this for a while) about the significance of data to political theory. In particular, it’s gotten me thinking about people charging … Continue reading

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Experimental Political Philosophy

Some people might be interested in an experiment that will be appearing in Utilitas on how people think about meeting needs. I should mention that the experiment plays a rather minor role in the paper which argues for a new … Continue reading

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Why Libertarians Should Be Welfare Liberals

I came across a nice paper by John Simmons a while back on why libertarians should be actual consent theorists and decided that I could combine his argument with something derived from an argument I’ve got coming out in the … Continue reading

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Why not hybrid embryos?

Recently, British MP’s voted to allow the creation of hybrid embryos for medical research. These embryos would be 99.9% “human” but 0.1% “cow” or “rabbit” — the animal element is simply the use of animal eggs, from which animal DNA … Continue reading

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Justice, Culture and Tradition

Institute for Advanced Study: 2-4 June 2008 Via Jacob T. Levy, a conference on Walzer at the IAS in Princeton: To recognize Michael Walzer’s contributions to the ethical and political philosophy of the twentieth century, a conference titled Justice, Culture … Continue reading

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CFP: Harvard Graduate Conference in Political Theory

Harvard: 31 October – 1 November 2008 | CFP: 1 August 2008 Via Jacob T. Levy: The Department of Government (FAS) at Harvard University will host its second conference for graduate students in political theory and political philosophy from October … Continue reading

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CFP: Reason in Contemporary Public Space

Bucharest: 14-15 November 2008 | CFP: 1 October 2008 The Philosophy Faculty at the University of Bucharest is hosting a conference on Reason in Contemporary Public Space on 14-15 November 2008. From their website: Is there a place for reason … Continue reading

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Useful Distractions: International Law Blog

Procrastinating a bit this morning, I stumbled upon another blog that may be of interest to many readers of Public Reason.  The blog is called Opinio Juris, and it focuses on international law: the URL is www.opiniojuris.org.  I found a recent reading group … Continue reading

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CFP: Public Reason Political Philosophy Podcast Symposium

Political Philosophy Podcast Symposium: Fall 2008 | CFP: 31 July 2008 I’d like to invite submissions for a semester-long online symposium of papers in political philosophy during Fall 2008 that I would like to host on the website. The idea … Continue reading

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Death: What It Is and Why It Matters

University of York: 17-18 July 2008 A two-day conference on the nature and significance of death, organised by the philosophy departments of the Open University and the University of York, is to be held on the Heslington campus of the … Continue reading

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CFP: The Epistemological Significance of Disagreement

Episteme: 26-27 June 2009 | CFP: 15 January 2009 Something that may be of interest to political philosophers working on the significance of disagreement: Episteme will holds its sixth annual conference at Northwestern University on 26-27 June 2009. The 2009 … Continue reading

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Torture, Law, and War

Via the University of Chicago Law Faculty Blog: The website for the UC Conference on Torture, Law, and War now has audio and video of conference presentations available. Participants include the philosophers Nancy Sherman, Marcia Baron, Claudia Card, David Sussman, … Continue reading

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