Monthly Archives: March 2012

New political theory blog – PRAXIS

Announcing PRAXIS, a new blog at Big Think devoted to theory-informed political commentary on the issues of the day: http://bigthink.com/blogs/praxis Readers can subscribe to the blog here. To sign up for email alerts when new posts go up, send an … Continue reading

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2012 Montreal Political Theory Manuscript Workshop with Daniel Viehoff

The program for the manuscript workshop on “The Authority of Democracy,” by Daniel Viehoff of the University of Sheffield, is now available here: http://profs-polisci.mcgill.ca/abizadeh/GRIPP-2012-Workshop.htm The workshop will be held at McGill University on 2012-05-29. read more…

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Upcoming Conference: ‘Measures of Subjective Well-being for Public Policy: Philosophical Perspectives’

Conference: ‘Measures of Subjective Well-being for Public Policy: Philosophical Perspectives’ Registration now open. Keynote Speakers: Richard Layard Peter Railton Valerie Tiberius Dan Haybron This post is to inform the ‘Public Reason’ blog community about an inter-disciplinary international conference on “Measures … Continue reading

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Visiting Assistant Professor Positions at Virginia Tech (incl. Political Philosophy)

I am updating this posting since the university HR webpage for the political philosophy position has changed. To apply for the position please click here. The Department of Philosophy at Virginia Tech is still accepting applications for this position. — … Continue reading

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Upcoming Conference: Global Poverty: What Do We Know? Where Do We Go From Here?

Yale University SML Lecture Hall April 12-13, 2012 April 12th, 9:30am–6pm: The Next Steps for Global Poverty Alleviation Panelists will discuss the next steps that should be taken towards the alleviation of global poverty. Discussion will focus on the question … Continue reading

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Assistant Professor of Ethics Position – Central European University (20th March Deadline)

Apologies that this is very last minute, but the following job advert may be of interest. Central European University invites applications for a full-time junior position in the field of ethics. The position will be a joint appointment between the … Continue reading

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The Boston Review tackles the question of What to Do about Inequality

The Boston Review March/April Forum tackles the question of What to Do about Inequality. David Grusky, Stanford sociologist and Director of the Center on Poverty and Inequality, argues in his lead essay that if we’re serious about reducing inequality, we need to do more than raise taxes … Continue reading

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Oxford Political Theory Graduate Conference

Theme: Political Theory and the ‘Liberal’ Tradition  Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford | 19-20 April 2012 Graduate students and academics are invited to attend the inaugural Oxford Graduate Conference in Political Theory, to be held at … Continue reading

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MA Programme in Political Philosophy, Univ. of Sheffield (UK)

Hello, If you have final-year undergraduates who are thinking of pursuing graduate studies in political philosophy, they might be interested to know that the University of Sheffield’s MA in Political Theory is accepting applications for funded studentships until March 30 … Continue reading

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[CFP] Workshop on the Normative Justifications for the Welfare State

Workshop on ‘Normative Justifications for the Welfare State: Markets, Cooperation and Regulation’ MANCEPT Workshops in Political Theory – Ninth Annual Conference Manchester Centre for Political Theory (MANCEPT), University of Manchester 5th – 7th September 2012 The welfare state is a, … Continue reading

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Call For Papers: Le pluralisme libéral et ses critiques

Call For Papers: Le pluralisme libéral et ses critiques Le CEVIPOF (Sciences Po Paris) et le CEHUM (Université de Minho) organisent un colloque de deux jours sur le pluralisme libéral et ses critiques. Il aura lieu à Paris les 20 … Continue reading

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Tennessee Value and Agency Conference 2012 – CFA

The inaugural Tennessee Value and Agency Conference will take place in November 2012.  Tim Scanlon (Harvard) and Pamela Hieronymi (UCLA) will keynote.  The meeting will focus on themes in the moral philosophy of Rawls and Kant.  Conference information and the … Continue reading

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Special Issue – Public Reason 3 (2): Public Services on the Market

We are pleased to announce you that a special issue of Public Reason, entitled ‘Public Services on the Market’ and edited by Rutger Claassen, is now available online at http://www.publicreason.ro/cuprins/7 All articles are available for download as .pdf, .mobi, and … Continue reading

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Political Philosophy blog posts

Public Reason readers may be interested in two recent posts I contributed to the Experts’ Corner at Big Think: “The Contraceptive Clash: Not About Religious Rights” “Santorum is No JFK: A Closer Look at Kennedy’s Speech” – Steven Mazie  read … Continue reading

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