Monthly Archives: January 2010

CFP – Democracy, including Workplace Democracy (Portugal, Nov. 2010)

Congress: Democracy Today – In Political Philosophy and Theory, 3 – 6 November 2010 – Universidade do Minho, Braga, Portugal Today western democracies confront social, cultural and political challenges, which call for a reevaluation of our state affairs, our system of practices … Continue reading

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Philosophy in an Inclusive Key Summer Institute

Penn State: 25 July-1 August 2010 | Applications by 10 March (grad) or 15 April (undergrad) Via Eva Kittay: The Philosophy in an Inclusive Key Summer Institute (PIKSI) is designed to encourage undergraduate students from underrepresented groups to consider future … Continue reading

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The Value and Limits of Rights

Newcastle University: 25-26 February 2010 The Newcastle Ethics, Legal and Political Philosophy Research Group are holding a conference in honour of Professor Peter Jones. The topic of the conference is “The Value and Limits of Rights.” The conference will be … Continue reading

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Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission and Political Philosophy

Speaking of non-ideal theory (or ideal theory in less than ideal contexts)… I am curious to hear whether my fellow public reasoners believe that the recent US Supreme Court ruling on campaign finance should have any impact on our work … Continue reading

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A Thought on the Ideal and Non-Ideal Theory Distinction

Many of you have probably seen Simmons’ article just out in PPA on ideal and non-ideal theory. Simmons defends Rawls’ account of the ideal/non-ideal theory distinction and his paper is a must read. That said, I have been ruminating over … Continue reading

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The Burqa in France

According to the BBC, in the latest twist in l’affaire du foulard/voile, a French parliamentary committee has recommended a ban on women wearing Islamic face veils in public [Correction: the proposal applies to public facilities, such as hospitals and mass transit, … Continue reading

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