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Monthly Archives: January 2012
MAs in Political Philosophy at the University of York
Reminder – apologies for cross-posting
The Department of Politics at the University of York is now accepting applications to its long-established MA programmes in Political Philosophy and Political Philosophy (The Idea of Toleration). We typically welcome 20+ postgraduate students each year to read for these two interlinked programmes.
Our postgraduate students come from all over the world, as well as from a variety of institutions in the U.K. The size of our MA programme means that we always have a lively community of graduate students in political philosophy, with events such as the biweekly Morrell Political Theory Workshop providing a focus for staff and students working in the area.
Podcasts from the interdisciplinary conference ‘The Politics of Interpretation and the Interpretation of Politics’, which was organized by Jens Olesen (Oxford) and held at the Department of Politics and International Relations, have now been released on itunes. The conference provided a setting in which distinguished proponents and critics of some of the prevalent interpretive approaches currently used in humanities and social sciences research engaged in a rigorous debate about the advantages and costs of Hermeneutics, Contextualist and Straussian Approaches, Feminist Interpretations and Deconstruction, and to discuss the political assumptions that inform them, as well as aims that drive them.
The Groupe de recherche en philosophie politique de Montréal (GRIPP) is pleased to announce the 2012 winner of the Annual Montreal Political Theory Manuscript Workshop Award: “The Authority of Democracy,” by Daniel Viehoff, Department of Philosophy, University of Sheffield. A workshop on the manuscript will be held at McGill University on May 29, 2012.
CALL FOR PAPERS – Deadline for submission of abstract: 9th April 2012
Brave New World 2012, the Sixteenth Annual Postgraduate Conference organised under the auspices of the Manchester Centre for Political Theory (MANCEPT), will take place on Wednesday 27th and Thursday 28th June 2012 at the University of Manchester.
We are pleased to announce that our guest speakers this year are:
Richard Arneson (University of California, San Diego)
Charles Larmore (Brown University)
The Brave New World conference series is now established as a leading international forum dedicated exclusively to the discussion of postgraduate research in political theory. The conference offers a great opportunity for postgraduates from many different countries and universities to share experiences, concerns and research interests, to exchange stimulating ideas and to make new friends – all in a financially accessible and highly informal setting. Participants will also have the chance to meet and talk about their work with eminent academics, including members of faculty from the University of Manchester and guest speakers, who will deliver keynote addresses at the event.
A two day symposium that may be of interest to some: http://philosophy.utk.edu/ael/main.html
March 2-3, 2012
Howard Baker Center for Public Policy
Animals, Ethics and Law Symposium
Speakers and Titles:
Indiana Philosophy, Cognitive Science
Ethics, Law and the Science of Fish Welfare
Animal Law and Virtue Ethics
George Washington University Philosophy
The Question of Animal Suffering
Michigan State Law
Respectful Use: An ethical construct for lawful interactions with animals
The Intersection of Legal Issues Involving Animals and Gerontology
Texas A&M Philosophy
What (if anything) Do We Owe Wild Animals?
Pace, Law, and Yale, Forestry and Environmental Studies
The Legal Principle of Resilience: A guiding norm for life in our anthropocene epoch
ON THE SCOPE OF DISTRIBUTIVE JUSTICE:
Relational and Non-relational Views
July 5-7, 2012, Central European University, Budapest
Organized by the Departments of Political Science and Philosophy, CEU and the Global Justice Network
Simon Caney (Oxford University)
Samuel Scheffler (New York University)
Should duties of distributive justice extend to humanity at large or be limited to compatriots? The debate about the proper scope of distributive duties explores whether the concern with individual distributive shares is grounded in our shared humanity, as cosmopolitans claim, or rather duties of justice arise only among those who are subject to the same coercive political institutions, participate in a shared social practice, or share in the same culture, as proponents of the so-called practice-dependent view hold. Parallel to this debate, discussions in the theory of justice have focused increasingly on the problem whether an egalitarian distribution of social resources has independent moral significance, as distributive conceptions propose, or instead any profile of distribution is morally desirable only insofar that it advances egalitarian social and political relations, as social-relational conceptions of justice claim. The workshop aims to bring together these two debates in contemporary political theory, with the expectation that insights from one may shed new light on problems discussed in the other. We especially welcome papers that aim to bridge the two problems, but also interested in papers with new insights in either of the two fields. We welcome papers that discuss general theoretical problems as well as those with a practical political focus.