Monthly Archives: December 2011

New issue: Public Reason 3 (1) – open access peer-reviewed journal

We are pleased to announce that Public Reason 3 (1) is now available online at


– The Mutual Dependence of Institutions and Citizens’ Dispositions in Liberal Democracies

Jeremy Neil (Houston Baptist University)

– Legalizing Selective Conscientious Objection

George Clifford

– The Extension and Limits of the Duty to Rescue

Per Bauhn (Linnaeus University)

– Moral Judgments, Emotions, and some Expectations from Moral Motivation

Mar Cabezas (University of Salamanca)

– Ontology and the Paradox of Future Generations

Dennis Earl (Coastal Carolina University)

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Middlebury College Dissertation Fellowship

Middlebury College Dissertation Fellowship

Middlebury College invites applications for a dissertation fellowship for the academic year 2012-13. We are seeking graduate students with a clear commitment and ability to advance educational diversity, either through the nature of their scholarly work, or through their ability to model success in fields where their own backgrounds and experiences may be underrepresented. Fellows will receive mentorship from faculty committed to excellence in scholarship and in undergraduate education. Fellows will be hosted by an appropriate department or program, and will be expected to teach one one-semester course. Fellows may apply to extend their affiliation with Middlebury to a second year. The annual stipend for the position is $30,000. Ph.D. candidates must have completed all doctoral work except the dissertation by the end of the current academic year. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, U.S. Legal Permanent Residents or otherwise authorized to work in the U.S. (e.g., non-U.S. citizen Ph.D. students would need to have employment authorization from their home institution that will allow them to receive a stipend from Middlebury College). read more...

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MANCEPT Workshops in Political Theory 2012

MANCEPT Workshops in Political Theory 2012
Call for Convenors

The MANCEPT Workshops in Political Theory 2012 is an annual conference in political theory, organised under the auspices of the Manchester Centre for Political Theory, University of Manchester. The conference in 2012 will be the ninth event in the series and will take place on Wednesday September 5th until Friday September 7th 2012 at the Arthur Lewis Building, University of Manchester.Over the last eight years, participants from over twenty countries have come together in a series of workshops concerned with issues in political theory/philosophy widely construed. Last year the workshops had more than 200 delegates attending, and the conference is now established as a leading international forum dedicated to the discussion of research in political theory. read more...

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Workshop: Global Justice and Activist Political Theory

Wednesday February 8th 2012, University of Southampton

10:30 – 4:00.

The department of Politics and International Relations is delighted to host a one-day workshop on Lea Ypi’s new book Global Justice and Avant-Garde Political Agency (Oxford University Press, 2012). In the book, Ypi argues for an engaged, ‘activist’ brand of political theory, uniting the concerns of ideal and non-ideal theory, and applies the method of activist political theory to the global justice debate.

The workshop comprises critical responses to the book by Stuart White (University of Oxford), David Owen (University of Southampton) and David Miller (University of Oxford), with a reply by Lea Ypi (London School of Economics). read more...

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CFP: Sixth Annual Felician Ethics Conference

Please see the Felician Ethics Institute website for full details of the CFP:


The sixth annual meeting of the Felician Ethics Conference will be held at the Rutherford Campus of Felician College on Saturday, April 21, 2012, 9 am – 6 pm

223 Montross Ave
Rutherford, NJ 07070


“Abortion and Resurrection”

Dr. Douglas Lackey
Baruch College and Graduate Center, City University of New York

Submissions on any topic in moral philosophy (broadly construed) are welcome, not exceeding 25 minutes’ presentation time (approximately 3,000 words). Please send submissions via email in format suitable for blind review by Feb. 15, 2012 to: felicianethicsconference [@] Please submit fully completed papers, not abstracts or proposals. And please do not double-submit to other conferences on the same or otherwise conflicting dates. read more...

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