Monthly Archives: February 2009

PPPS: Freedom: Morality and Folk Intuitions

Broadly, this paper is concerned with the folk concept of freedom. In the paper, I consider non-philosophical intuitions about freedom by examining what ordinary people think about several interesting cases in which an agent’s freedom is restricted. I also compare … Continue reading

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Spring 2009 Political Philosophy Podcast Symposium

We’ll be starting this semester’s podcast symposium this Friday. We have five papers this semester. The first paper is available for download for people who are interested in reading it prior to this Friday’s presentation: 27 February: Jonathan Phillips (UNC), … Continue reading

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On Public Reason and Justificatory Liberalism

Hi All, This isn’t really my area, but I’ve been thinking a bit about public reason lately (in preparing to comment on a paper at the APA) and I could think of no better place to put my thoughts than … Continue reading

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The Anatomy of Justice: A Conference in Honour of Hillel Steiner

Date: 20-21 November, 2009 Location: University of Manchester The Manchester Centre for Political Theory (MANCEPT) is delighted to announce a conference celebrating the career of our distinguished colleague, Professor Hillel Steiner.  Professor Steiner’s pioneering work on freedom, rights, exploitation, and … Continue reading

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“3 Wishes”

Kant’s three maxims of “public sense” are: (1) Think for yourself (the motto of the enlightenment) (2) Think from the standpoint of everyone else (3) Think consistently Kant inspires me…. so I made this:  “3 Wishes” Cheers, Colin

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Public Reason on Facebook

I recently created a facebook group for Public Reason, although not for any particular purpose. I may put stuff up there from time to time, and anyone else is welcome to do so too.

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Pettit and His Critics Conference

PETTIT AND HIS CRITICS Saturday, 14th March 2009 Research Beehive 2.21 Old Library Building Newcastle University Philip Pettit is one of the most significant moral and political philosophers today. This conference will bring together new work on Pettit’s many philosophical … Continue reading

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Cfp: “Priority in Practice” Conference, Dublin, 19-20 June 2009

Trinity College Dublin: 19-20 June 2009 | CFP: 2 March 2009 13th “PRIORITY IN PRACTICE” CONFERENCE Further information: http://pip2009.wordpress.com/ The conference will employ the informal format familiar from the London PiP conferences with consecutive papers and ample room for discussion. … Continue reading

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Alison Des Forges 1942-2009

Anyone interested in human rights, mass atrocity, or humanitarian intervention will know the work of Alison Des Forges, author of Leave None to Tell the Story, the definitive work on the Rwandan genocide of 1994. Des Forges was killed last … Continue reading

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Association for Political Theory 2009 Conference

Texas A&M: 22-24 October 2009 | CFP: 18 February 2009 [Bringing to the top 2/13. The deadline for proposals has been extended to 18 February -- SCM] Sorry to all for my first post ever on the site being an … Continue reading

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Justice, Care and the Family: Philosophical Explorations

Erasmus University Rotterdam: 26-27 June 2009 Via Ingrid Robeyns: This conference aims to reconsider and deepen theoretical work within political and moral philosophy on questions of care and justice in and between families. The speakers explore and/or reconsider some of … Continue reading

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Conference: Themes from the Political Philosophy of T. M. Scanlon, Manchester, 22-23 May 2009

(Please note change of venue. This conference now has an increased capacity, and so registration has just re-opened.) MANCEPT (the Manchester Centre for Political Theory), togethr with the Politics and Philosophy Discipline Areas of the School of Social Sciences (with … Continue reading

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CFP: Northwestern SETPP Conference

Northwestern University: 23-25 April 2009 | CFP: 15 February 2009 The Northwestern University Society for Ethical Theory and Political Philosophy is holding its third annual conference from 23-25 April 2009. Keynote speakers are Samuel Scheffler, “The Normativity of Tradition,” and … Continue reading

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CFP: Rocky Mountain Ethics Congress

University of Colorado Boulder: 6-9 August 2009 | CFP: 15 February 2009 The Center for Values and Social Policy in the Philosophy Department at the University of Colorado, Boulder is pleased to invite paper proposals for the second annual ROME … Continue reading

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CFP: Responsible Belief in the Face of Disagreement

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam: 18-20 August 2009 | CFP: 15 March 2009 This is a call for papers for an epistemology conference hosted by the Knowledge, Belief, and Normativity project. It strikes me as relevant for political philosophers too, however, given … Continue reading

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Philosophy of Science Group Blog

A new philosophy of science group blog, “It’s Only a Theory,” has started up. Contributors so far include Otavio Bueno (Miami), Craig Callender (UCSD), Gabriele Contessa (Carleton), Roman Frigg (LSE), Marc Lange (UNC), Chris Pincock (Purdue), Stathis Psillos (Athens), Mauricio … Continue reading

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