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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Results of Montreal Political Theory Manuscript Award

The Groupe de recherche interuniversitaire en philosophie politique de Montréal (GRIPP) is pleased to announce the results of its 2010 book manuscript competition. The Annual Montreal Political Theory Manuscript Workshop Award has been awarded to Hélène Landemore, Assistant Professor of … Continue reading

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2nd CFP: Northwestern Ethics Conference

Call for Papers from Faculty and Graduate Students Northwestern University Society for Ethical Theory and Political Philosophy Fourth Annual Conference: May 20-22, 2010 Keynote Addresses: Elizabeth Anderson and Christine Korsgaard   Submission Guidelines: The deadline is February 15, 2010.  We … Continue reading

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Query: Should the US defend Google?

So, another query: Should the US defend Google?  Why or why not?US to protest formally to China over Google ‘attacks’ read more…

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Journal of Moral Philosophy 7(1) (2010)

JOURNAL OF MORAL PHILOSOPHY: An International Journal of Moral, Political, and Legal Philosophy (ISSN 1740-4681)Volume 7, Number 1 (2010) ARTICLES William Sin, ‘Trivial Sacrifices, Great Demands’, pp. 3-15 Lina Papadaki, ‘What is Objectification?’ pp. 16-36 M. B. E. Smith, ‘Does … Continue reading

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Journal of Moral Philosophy 6(4) (2009)

JOURNAL OF MORAL PHILOSOPHY: An International Journal of Moral, Political, and Legal Philosophy (ISSN 1740-4681) Volume 6, Number 4 (2009)ARTICLES Ty Landrum, ‘Persons as Objects of Love’, pp. 417-39 Elizabeth Tropman, ‘Renewing Moral Intuitionism’, pp. 440-63 David Alm, ‘Deontological Restrictions … Continue reading

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Unsavory Implications of A Theory of Justice and The Law of Peoples: The Denial of Human Rights and the Justification of Slavery and Genocide

Dear all, I post here in pdf format a paper of mine in which I argue, well, that Rawls’s theory of justice implies the justification of slavery and genocide and is therefore an abysmal failure as far as reflective equilibrium … Continue reading

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humanitarian intervention question

A question: do people think international humanitarian intervention (or any international intervention, for that matter; perhaps even any intervention at all) has to be coercive?  That is, as a conceptual issue, is intervention necessarily coercive? read more…

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CFP: Cosmopolitanism: For and Against

The Monist 94 (4): October 2011 | CFP: 31 October 2010 Via Gillian Brock, a CFP for an issue of the Monist on cosmopolitanism due out in 2011: According to cosmopolitanism, every person has global stature as the ultimate unit … Continue reading

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CFP: 2010 SAP Conference

St. Anne’s College, Oxford: 2-4 July 2010 | CFP: 9 January 2010 Moving up to the top because the deadline is soon — SCM. The 2010 Society for Applied Philosophy annual conference will be held at St. Anne’s College from … Continue reading

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CFP: Princeton Political Theory Graduate Conference

Princeton: 9-10 April 2010 | CFP: 18 January 2010 The deadline for this conference has now been extended to 18 January 2010 — SCM. The Committee for the Graduate Conference in Political Theory at Princeton University welcomes papers concerning any … Continue reading

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CFP: The Responsibility to Protect: From Principle to Practice

Linköping, Sweden: 8-12 June 2010 | CFP: 8 March 2010 The European Science Foundation (ESF), in partnership with LFiU is organising a conference on the “Responsibility to Protect: From Principle to Practice” to be held at the Scandic Hotel Linköping Väst, Linköping, Sweden, from … Continue reading

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The Anthroposystem and “Human Nature” (Shortened Version) – Part 2 of 2

Veniamin Zatsepin University of Melbourne, Faculty of Education Table of Contents – Part 2: Personality types as the elements of anthroposystem What is human nature? Where is the concept of evil human nature from? Afterword Acknowledgments References Personality types as … Continue reading

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The Anthroposystem and “Human Nature” (Shortened Version) – Part 1 of 2

Veniamin Zatsepin University of Melbourne, Faculty of Education Table of Contents – Part 1: Preface Creation of the concept of the social system The social system in Marxist philosophy Post-Marxist concepts of the social systems Testing the social system theories … Continue reading

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