Monthly Archives: January 2009

2008 Okin-Young Award

Deadline: 15 February 2009 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. The award commemorates the scholarly, … Continue reading

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PhilPapers

David Bourget and David Chalmers at ANU have created an online database of philosophy papers called PhilPapers. It allows you to browse through journals, create reading lists at the click of a button, and comment on papers. There is an … Continue reading

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Philosophy on Prairie Public Radio

“Why?” on Prairie Public Radio: 5:00pm Central, second Sunday of the month Jack Weinstein writes to say that the new Institute for Philosophy in Public Life at the University of North Dakota has launched a new philosophy call-in radio show … Continue reading

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Molinari Symposium 2009: Call for Papers on Intellectual Property

CALL FOR PAPERS The Molinari Society will be hosting its sixth annual symposium in conjunction with the Eastern Division of the American Philosophical Association in New York City, December 27-30, 2009. We hereby invite the submission of papers on the … Continue reading

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The Ironic Tragedy of Human Rights

Fellow Public Reasoners, I recently posted an essay, “The Ironic Tragedy of Human Rights,” on the Social Science Research Network (at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1330693). As you can see from the summary below, the argument amounts to a very radical critique of human rights. This has left me wondering: … Continue reading

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Journal of Moral Philosophy 6(1) (2009)

Journal of Moral Philosophy 6(1) (2009) JOURNAL OF MORAL PHILOSOPHY: An International Journal of Moral, Political, and Legal Philosophy (ISSN 1740-4681) * Note: the JMP is now quarterly from 2009 * Volume 6, Number 1 (2009) Editorial ARTICLES Daniel Nolan, … Continue reading

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Book symposium: On the Side of Angels

Over at my other blog, I’m hosting a book symposium this week that I think will be of interest to Public Reason readers.  It’s on Nancy Rosenblum’s new book On the Side of Angels; she is taking part along with … Continue reading

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Conference on ‘Themes from the Political Philosophy of T. M. Scanlon’, Manchester, 22-23 May 2009

Conference Announcement: Justice, Rights and Institutions: Themes from the Political Philosophy of T. M. Scanlon Friday 22 – Saturday 23 May 2009 Time: 9am – 6pm each day Venue: The Boardroom, Arthur Lewis Building, University of Manchester Speakers: T. M. … Continue reading

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Second CFP : Equality of Opportunity. Submission Deadline: 1st of March 2009

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CFP: International Law and Global Justice

Oxford: 20 – 21 May 2009 | CFP: 28 February 2009 From Laura Valentini: On the 20th and 21st of May 2009, The Global Justice Network, with the support of the Centre for the Study of Social Justice and the … Continue reading

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Appiah on Obama

Kwame Anthony Appiah has a podcast on the BBC on Barack Obama’s experience teaching constitutional law at Chicago, which you should be able to access via the BBC Documentaries page on iTunes. Nussbaum, Tribe, etc. comment. This link should work … Continue reading

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CFP: Princeton Graduate Conference in Political Theory

Princeton: 17-18 April 2009 | CFP: 31 January 2009 An announcement from the organisers of this year’s Princeton grad conference: The Committee for the Graduate Conference in Political Theory at Princeton University welcomes papers concerning any period, methodological approach, and/or … Continue reading

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NEH Summer Institute in Experimental Philosophy

Salt Lake City: 22 June – 17 July 2009 | Applications by 2 March 2009 An announcement from Shaun Nichols that may be of interest to political philosophers: Experimental Philosophy is a new movement that uses experiments to address traditional … Continue reading

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Leeds: Society for Applied Philosophy 2009

SAP: 26-28 June 2009 | CFP: 9 January 2009 Bringing to the top again since the deadline is this Friday — SCM. The Society for Applied Philosophy 2009 annual conference will be held at the University of Leeds from 26-28 … Continue reading

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why?

Does anyone have any idea why the word “mercantalism” is not in the discourse of American politics?

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