Monthly Archives: February 2012

CUNY Graduate Center Postdoc

CUNY Graduate Center 2012-23 | Deadline: 12 April 2012

This looks like a great postdoctoral fellowship associated with the Center for Global Ethics and Politics at CUNY GC:

The Graduate Center of the City University of New York, the Ph.D. granting institution of CUNY, announces a postdoctoral fellowship for the academic year 2012-13 in the Political Science and/or Philosophy Ph.D. Program. The fellow’s area of research should be broadly related to the Mellon Sawyer Seminar Series to be held at the Graduate Center during that academic year on the theme “Democratic Citizenship and the Recognition of Cultural Differences.”


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Research Lectureships at the University of York (incl. political philosophy & political theory)

Following the success of our recent 50th Anniversary Chair and Reader appointments, the University of York intends to create up to twenty new Anniversary Research Lectureships. These posts are aimed at providing outstanding researchers with an opportunity for an extended period of research and a permanent career path.

Anniversary Research Lecturers will spend a three year period strengthening their research profile, followed by a transfer to an established academic post, comprising teaching and research.

These posts are open to all who hold a PhD in a relevant discipline, regardless of whether or not they already hold an established post elsewhere.


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CFP (extended deadline): Society for the Theory of Ethics and Politics (Northwestern)


From faculty and graduate students


Northwestern University, 6th Annual Conference, May 17–19, 2012

Keynote speakers:

  • Harry G. Frankfurt (Princeton)
  • T. M. Scanlon (Harvard)

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES: We welcome submissions from faculty and graduate students, as some sessions will be reserved for student presentations. Please submit an essay of approximately 4000 words and an abstract of at most 150 words. Essay topics in all areas of ethical theory and political philosophy will be considered, although some priority will be given to essays that take up themes from the works of Harry Frankfurt and T. M. Scanlon. Essays and abstracts should be prepared for blind review in word, rtf, or pdf format.


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Call for Papers – Workshop: The procedural dimension of justice

MANCEPT Workshops in Political Theory – Ninth Annual Conference

Manchester Centre for Political Theory (MANCEPT), University of Manchester, 5th – 7th September 2012


Convenor: Emanuela Ceva (University of Pavia)

Can the procedures through which a society is structured be considered as inherently valuable as just? Or is justice to be thought to reside in their outcomes, to the achievement of which procedures are merely subservient? The workshop is designed to take issue with the widespread wariness of proceduralism as a justice-relevant approach to normativity. It has often been argued that procedure-related considerations are in fact reducible to outcome-related concerns – so procedures only have instrumental value depending on the qualities of the outcomes they produce. Failure to recognize this point would lead proceduralists, so the critique goes, to give no independent standard through which to assess the quality of outcomes, thus condemning agents to a ‘deaf and blind’ acceptance of any outcome and fostering an ‘anything goes’ attitude towards justice.


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CFP: MANCEPT Workshops in Political Theory, Session on “Ideal and Nonideal Theory”

9th Annual MANCEPT Workshops in Political Theory

CFP: session on “Ideal and Nonideal Theory”

Where: Manchester Centre for Political Theory, University of Manchester

When: September 5-7, 2012

Conference Organizers: Chris Mills (workshop administrator), Thomas Porter, Jonathan Quong, James Pattison, Stephen De Wijze

Session Organizer: Marcus Arvan

Deadline for submissions: June 1, 2012

The MANCEPT Workshops in Political Theory is an annual conference at the University of Manchester on selected topics in political theory. Each session will consist of a reading and discussion of 3-12 selected papers.  The present CFP invites full paper submissions for a session on “ideal” and “nonideal theory.” Potential paper topics include (but are by no means limited to) the following: What is the proper role of “ideal theorizing” in political theory?  How well do existing ideal theories apply to nonideal conditions?  Should nonideal theory be guided by, or independent of, ideal theory?  If nonideal theory should be guided by ideal theory, how?


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Political Philosophy in Istanbul


Kansas State and Bogazici University are hosting a summer event on political philosophy this summer.  Graduate students and advanced undergraduates are invited to apply.  

2012 International Summer School in Political Philosophy at Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey 

July 9 to July 20, 2012 

Liberalism, Libertarianism, and Democracy: Theory and Practice 

This program will cover themes from contemporary liberal political philosophy. The first week will have a more theoretical orientation and the second week will have a more applied orientation. Topics will include: egalitarianism, classical liberalism, and libertarianism; desert and distributive justice; reparative justice and collective responsibility; non-ideal theory; constitutional reform in Turkey; secularism and political legitimacy; banning political parties; and more. Each instructor will offer multiple seminars and workshops, providing participants many opportunities to engage with instructors. Since some instructors will present work in progress for book projects, participants will be working through some of the most current topics in political philosophy. Participants will also have the opportunity to present their own work in progress. 


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