Monthly Archives: September 2011

NBiP: Jason Brennan, The Ethics of Voting

Readers of Public Reason might be interested in the New Books in Philosophy interview I conducted with Jason Brennan about his new book, The Ethics of Voting (Princeton UP, 2011).  Follow this link.

Cheers,  –Robert Talisse

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Pearson Chair at McGill University

The Katherine A. Pearson Chair in Civil Society and Public Policy

Applications are currently invited for The Katharine A. Pearson Chair in Civil Society and Public Policy tenable jointly in the Faculty of Arts (www.mcgill.ca/arts) and in the Faculty of Law (www.mcgill.ca/law), McGill University. The appointment is expected to be at the rank of Full Professor. The Katharine A. Pearson Chair in Civil Society and Public Policy was created through a generous gift from the McConnell Foundation.

The Faculties of Arts and of Law seek applications from scholars of international renown with impeccable academic credentials in Arts and in Law, and demonstrated interdisciplinary expertise. The purpose of the Chair is to contribute to the teaching and supervision of undergraduate and graduate students in the two faculties. The holder of the Chair will also be expected to assume leadership within a new Civil Society Program at McGill University, develop new research directions in civil society and foster research grant applications to sustain the Program.

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CONF: “DEMOCRACY AND ITS CRITICS: ANCIENT AND MODERN” – REMINDER AND CORRECTION

The conference of the Political Thought Specialist Group of the Political Studies Association of the United Kingdom on the theme of “Democracy and Its Critics: Ancient and Modern” is approaching.

The venue and conference programme is as follows:

DEMOCRACY AND ITS CRITICS: ANCIENT AND MODERN

22 October 2011

at
St. Hugh’s College, Oxford University

09:30-10:00: Arrival / Registration

10:00 -10:10: Welcoming talk by Dr. Evangelia Sembou (Convenor, Political Thought Specialist Group of the Political Studies Association of the United Kingdom)

10:10 -10:50: Keynote Address by Prof. Richard Bellamy (University College London,U.K. / Chair, Britain and Ireland Association for Political Thought) Title to be confirmed

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TT Assistant Professor Position, Virginia Tech

This year, we’re looking for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Moral and Political Philosophy with interdisciplinary research and teaching interests. It’s a 2/2 load, including a graduate seminar. Applications should be received by 14 November and applicants MUST complete the online application (per university policy) in addition to sending the department a complete dossier. Here’s the ad that will appear in the JFP:

Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA. The Department of Philosophy and the interdisciplinary program, the Alliance for Social, Political, Ethical, and Cultural Thought (ASPECT), invite applications for a tenure track position in the Philosophy Department, to begin August 10, 2012.

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Podcast: the State of the State

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CONFERENCE ON “DEMOCRACY AND ITS CRITICS: ANCIENT AND MODERN” – REMINDER

“DEMOCRACY AND ITS CRITICS: ANCIENT AND MODERN”, 22 OCTOBER 2011, ST. HUGH’S COLLEGE, OXFORD UNIVERSITY

This is a reminder that the Political Thought Specialist Group of the Political Studies Association of the United Kingdom
will hold an one-day conference on the theme of “Democracy and Its Critics: Ancient and Modern” at St. Hugh’s College, Oxford on Saturday,
22nd October 2011. For the conference programme please go to http://www.psa.ac.uk/spgrp/39/PolThought11.pdf.

There is a participatory fee of £37.00, which will cover mid-morning tea/coffee and biscuits, a sandwich lunch and mid-afternoon tea/coffee and cake.

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