Monthly Archives: November 2012

Call for papers: 2013 Oxford Graduate Conference in Political Theory, ‘The Politics of Equality’

Paper proposals are invited for the second Oxford Graduate Conference in Political Theory, to be held at the University of Oxford Department of Politics and International Relations on 25th-26th April 2013. The theme will be ‘The Politics of Equality’, which … Continue reading

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CFP: Seventh Annual Felician Ethics Conference

Please see the Felician Ethics Institute website for full details of (and updates for) the CFP: http://felicianethics.wordpress.com/  CALL FOR PAPERS The seventh annual meeting of the Felician Ethics Conference will be held at the Rutherford Campus of Felician College on Saturday, … Continue reading

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Brettschneider Reading Group: Chapter 5

I want to begin by thanking Corey for the opportunity to read his wonderful book. I found it well-written, original, and thought-provoking, and I am sympathetic to many aspects of his approach. While I sometimes disagreed, I always struggled to … Continue reading

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Brettschneider Reading Group: Chapter 5, Religious Freedom and the Reasons for Rights

Along with the other commenters, I’m grateful for the opportunity to take part in this reading group. I find Corey’s book both timely and provocative; perhaps one of the book’s main virtues is the way in which it frames controversial … Continue reading

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Brettschneider Reading Group: Chapter Four, Democratic Persuasion and State Subsidy

I have learned a great deal from Corey’s book and the blog posts so far; I appreciate the opportunity to kick off our discussion of Chapter 4.  Because of the Thanksgiving holiday in the US I’ve written up this post … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: Northwestern University, Society for Ethical Theory & Political Philosophy, 7th Annual Conference. 16-18th May, 2013

Call for Papers From Faculty and Graduate Students Keynote Addresses: Talbot Brewer and Sarah Buss SUBMISSION GUIDELINES: The deadline is February 15, 2013. We welcome submissions from faculty and graduate students, as some sessions will be reserved for student presentations. … Continue reading

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Brettschneider Reading Group: Chapter Three, Democratic Persuasion and the Freedom of Expression

The main challenge of chapter 3 is to explain and defend the view that while the state is permitted (indeed required) to engage in democratic persuasion aimed at producing reflective revision (i.e., talk people out of certain illiberal views) it … Continue reading

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Brettschneider Reading Group: Chapter Two: Publicly Justifiable Privacy and Reflective Revision by Citizens

The Determination of Privacy: This is a provocative, original book, and Chapter Two is typical in arguing rationally for radical revisions in our ways of thinking. In order to convince us of that the state is allowed—indeed, is obliged—to persuade … Continue reading

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Fully funded PhD in Political Theory at Central European University

The Doctoral School of Political offers two full fellowships with stipends for three years for the track in Political Theory. Possible supervision and courses are offered in the following areas: distributive justice, democratic theory, political obligation, philosophy of the social … Continue reading

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Sciences Po Graduate Political Theory Conference – Paris, 20-21 June 2013

Sciences Po Graduate Political Theory Conference Keynote Speaker: Joseph Raz The first Sciences Po Graduate Political Theory Conference is going to take place at Sciences Po, Paris, from June 20 to June 21st 2013. We welcome contributions from young political … Continue reading

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North American Society for Social Philosophy 2012 Book Award

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: Deadline: December 31, 2012 The North American Society for Social Philosophy honours the best book published in social philosophy each year with the NASSP Book Award. The Book Award Committee invites you to nominate a book to … Continue reading

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Brettschneider Reading Group: Introduction and Chapter 1

I’m very pleased to begin our reading group on Corey Brettschneider’s new book: When the State Speaks, What Should it Say? How Democracies Can Protect Expression and Promote Equality. In this post I’ll offer a brief summary of the introduction … Continue reading

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CFP: ‘Rhetoric, Between the Theory and Practice of Politics’ Conference, University of Minho, 21-22 June 2013

RHETORIC, BETWEEN THE THEORY AND PRACTICE OF POLITICS International Conference   CEHUM, University of Minho Braga, Portugal  June 21-22, 2013   Invited speakers (provisional list) Barbara Cassin (CNRS, Paris)   Benedetto Fontana (CUNY) Bryan Garsten (Yale University)   Eugene Garver (St. John’s University) Marco Geuna (University of Milan)   Kari Palonen (University of … Continue reading

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This Just In: Kant Endorses Obama

Yes, the metaphysician has wrangled a Twitter account from his home in the noumenal realm and is taking sides in today’s election.

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