Monthly Archives: May 2012

CFP: Methods in Practice (MANCEPT 2012)

(From Jens Olesen) Call for Papers for the MANCEPT Workshop “Methods in Practice” Manchester Workshops in Political Theory Ninth Annual Conference, 5-7 September 2012 Convenor: Jens Olesen (Oxford) Methodological discussions in Political Theory are often unduly abstract, concentrating almost exclusively … Continue reading

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Call for Abstracts: TVA Conference: Rawls and Kant

Final Call for Abstracts Themes from the Moral Philosophy of Rawls and Kant Tennessee Value and Agency (TVA) Annual Conference University of Tennessee November 16-18, 2012 Keynote speakers: Thomas M. Scanlon, Harvard University Pamela Hieronymi, UCLA Abstracts (of 2-3 double-spaced … Continue reading

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Special Issue Ethics and Social Welfare 6(2) on “Family Values”

The journal Ethics and Social Welfare features a special issue on “Family Values: Ethical Perspectives on Contemporary Living Arrangements and Parenthood” (edited by Gideon Calder and Jurgen De Wispelaere) that will be of interest to political philosophers working on the … Continue reading

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CFP: ‘Exploring the Green Framework’

Ninth Annual MANCEPT Political Theory Workshops (5th -7th September 2012) University of Manchester Call for Papers: Exploring the ‘Green Framework’ Environmental issues are fast becoming a central and pressing concern of the political landscape. The ‘Green Framework’, is comprised … Continue reading

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Matthew Adler, Well-Being and Fair Distribution: Beyond Cost-Benefit Analysis

Matthew Adler has a major new book with OUP that will interest many readers of this blog. Here is the description: Well-Being and Fair Distribution provides a rigorous and comprehensive defense of the “social welfare function” as a tool for … Continue reading

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Understanding Equality – Reminder

Understanding Equality Friday 25 May 2012, 10.00am – 6.00pm Room 349, Senate House 10.00 Registration 10.15 Joseph Raz (Columbia & King’s College London) Equality: Political not Philosophical 11.45 Coffee 12.00 Veronique Munoz-Darde (UCL & Berkeley) All the Fun in the … Continue reading

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Reminder: Cfa Acceptable Reasons and Public Deliberation (Mancept Workshops in Political Theory)

MANCEPT Workshops in Political Theory – Ninth Annual Conference Manchester Centre for Political Theory (MANCEPT), University of Manchester, 5th – 7th September 2012 WORKSHOP ON ACCEPTABLE REASONS AND PUBLIC DELIBERATION Convenor: Enrico Biale (University of Piemonte Orientale) Many democratic theories … Continue reading

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CFP: Rethinking Inequalities

Call for papers: Rethinking Inequality: Philosophical Reflections on Recent Empirical Research University of Ottawa, November 16-17, 2012 Rising economic inequality in Canada and other advanced industrialized states is a phenomenon much discussed by the media in recent years, and much … Continue reading

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A Profession-Wide Invitation

I hereby extend a profession-wide invitation to contribute to a new blog I have created that aims to be “by and for” early-career philosophers (including social-political theorists): The Philosophers’ Cocoon. This blog aims to be a safe and supportive “grass … Continue reading

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Reminder: CFP Deadline — 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 … Continue reading

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New Casebook: Constitutional Law and American Democracy by Corey Brettschneider

I am happy to announce the publication of my new integrated casebook and reader, Constitutional Law and American Democracy: Cases and Readings, with Wolters Kluwer/Aspen Press:   If you would like a complimentary copy to review for possible use … Continue reading

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Call for Abstracts: Tennessee Value and Agency Conference: Themes from Rawls and Kant

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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Evangelia Sembou, Plato’s Political Philosophy (Exeter: Imprint Academic, 2012) The aim of the book is to introduce the reader to Plato’s political philosophy. The book is directed towards an audience that approaches Plato for the first time. In Plato politics … Continue reading

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