Monthly Archives: March 2011

OPR VII.19: Coordinating on a Morality

On Gaus section 19 I should preface these remarks with the proviso that I am simply a guest blogger for this section, filling in for someone who dropped out, and have been unable to follow the earlier discussion in the … Continue reading

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The Art of Theory

Via Jason Swadley at Brown, a new online political philosophy quarterly: The Art of Theory. This issue contains an interview with Michael Sandel, pieces by John McCormick and Sharon Krause, and a roundtable discussion of Ryan Patrick Hanley’s Adam Smith … Continue reading

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Petition on the AHRC and “The Big Society”

The petition can be found here and I urge readers to consider signing it. It makes a point of principle, not politics: that the UK-based Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) — which funds research in areas such as law and … Continue reading

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Most Cited Works in Political Theory

As part of a project to assess the relative impact of different works of political theory I ran a google scholar citation search on the authors listed below.  Works had to be at least 10 years old, and with a … Continue reading

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Conference: Truth and Justice. Normative Questions, Political Practices

13-14 April 2011, Milan, Faculty of Political Science, Via Conservatorio 7 Program April 13th , 2011 9.00: Welcome Address Marco Maraffi (Department of Social and Political Studies) Maurizio Ferrera (Graduate School in Social Economic and Political Sciences) 9.30: Justice, Truth, … Continue reading

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OPR VI.18 Jurisdictional Rights

At the end of Chapter 17 we saw that the argument from abstraction cannot provide the determinate moral rules that are needed for social coordination.  Members of the public are left with a set of optimal eligible interpretations of the … Continue reading

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