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:

Readers can subscribe to the blog here.

To sign up for email alerts when new posts go up, send an email to smazie[at]bard[dot]edu with “subscribe Praxis” as the subject, or follow me on Twitter: @stevenmazie

— Steven Mazie

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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:

The workshop will be held at McGill University on 2012-05-29.

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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 of Subjective Well-being for Public Policy” taking place at the University of Leeds, 13-15 July, 2012.

The conference aims to bring together philosophers and non-philosophers – from psychologists and sociologists to economists and public policy practitioners – to discuss the philosophical foundations of the use of measures of subjective well-being in public policy. There are many philosophical issues involved in such a practice, which have so far been relatively unexplored. These include:


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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. — SCM 3/22/12.


The Department of Philosophy at Virginia Tech is searching for four visiting assistant professors for 2012-13. In particular, since I am leaving Virginia Tech for the Department of Philosophy at Florida State University, one of the VAP positions is for a political philosopher with some interdisciplinary research/teaching interests and an AOC in philosophy of law. A second position is for an ethicist with AOCs in metaethics and biomedical ethics. The two other positions are for a philosopher of science and for a history of modern philosophy specialist. The teaching load for all four positions is 3/3.


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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 of what should replace the Millennium Development Goals after their expiration in 2015. During this discussion, panelists will examine what has been learned about reducing severe poverty, and which lessons must be highlighted in any MDG-replacement efforts. In addition there will be a presentation of the main efforts led by ASAP and discussion of future directions for the organization.


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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 Department of Philosophy (2/3) and the newly founded School of Public Policy and International Affairs (1/3). Candidates must demonstrate excellence and strong commitment to research and teaching.

Starting Date: 1 August 2012

Application Deadline: 20th Match 2012

Full advert available here for download.

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