Author Archives: Jonathan Quong

About Jonathan Quong

Jonathan Quong is a lecturer in political philosophy at the University of Manchester

Final CFP: Brave New World

BRAVE NEW WORLD FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS Deadline for submission of abstract: 22nd March 2013 Brave New World 2013, the Seventeenth Annual Postgraduate Conference organised under the auspices of the Manchester Centre for Political Theory (MANCEPT), will take place on … Continue reading

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Jobs in Political Theory/Political Philosophy at Manchester

Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer in Political Theory School of Social Sciences The University of Manchester -Politics Closing date: 11/03/2013 Reference: HUM-02340 Faculty / Organisational unit: Humanities School / Directorate: School of Social Sciences Division: Politics Salary: £33,230 to £56,467 Employment type: … Continue reading

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CFP: Brave New World

BRAVE NEW WORLD CALL FOR PAPERS Deadline for submission of abstract: 22nd March 2013 Brave New World 2013, the Seventeenth Annual Postgraduate Conference organised under the auspices of the Manchester Centre for Political Theory (MANCEPT), will take place on Thursday … 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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The idea of evil: secular approaches

MANCEPT/MANCEV conference Thursday 22 November – Friday 23 November 2012 Arthur Lewis Building, University of Manchester Conference organisers Stephen de Wijze, (MANCEPT/Politics), dewijze@manchester.ac.uk Catherine Abell, (MANCEV/Philosophy), catharine.abell@manchester.ac.uk Eve Garrard, (MANCEPT/Philosophy), eve.garrard@manchester.ac.uk Speakers Adam Morton, (University of British Columbia) Luke Russell, … Continue reading

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CFP: ‘Exploring the Green Framework’

Ninth Annual MANCEPT Political Theory Workshops (5th -7th September 2012) http://manceptworkshops2012.wordpress.com/ 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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CFP: Brave New World

FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS – Deadline for submission of abstract: 9th April 2012 Brave New World 2012, the Sixteenth Annual Postgraduate Conference organised under the auspices of the Manchester Centre for Political Theory (MANCEPT), will take place on Wednesday 27th … Continue reading

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CFP: Brave New World

CALL FOR PAPERS – Deadline for submission of abstract: 9th April 2012 Brave New World 2012, the Sixteenth Annual Postgraduate Conference organised under the auspices of the Manchester Centre for Political Theory (MANCEPT), will take place on Wednesday 27th and … Continue reading

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Permanent Post in Political Theory, University of Manchester

A reminder: Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Political Theory Closing date: 16/01/2012 Faculty / Organisational unit: Humanities School / Directorate: School of Social Sciences Salary: £32,751 to £55,758 Reference: HUM-00419 Applications are invited for a full-time, continuing, Lectureship or Senior … Continue reading

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MANCEPT Workshops in Political Theory 2012

MANCEPT Workshops in Political Theory 2012 Call for Convenors The MANCEPT Workshops in Political Theory 2012 is an annual conference in political theory, organised under the auspices of the Manchester Centre for Political Theory, University of Manchester. The conference in … Continue reading

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On Fabre’s Cosmopolitan War

On Fabre’s Cosmopolitan War 17 May, 2012 Arthur Lewis Building University of Manchester The Manchester Centre for Political Theory (MANCEPT) is delighted to host a conference on Professor Cécile Fabre’s forthcoming book, Cosmopolitan War (Oxford University Press). The book provides … Continue reading

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Permanent Post in Political Theory, University of Manchester

Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Political Theory Closing date: 16/01/2012 Faculty / Organisational unit: Humanities School / Directorate: School of Social Sciences Salary: £32,751 to £55,758 Reference: HUM-00419 Applications are invited for a full-time, continuing, Lectureship or Senior Lectureship in … Continue reading

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Brave New World 2011: Final CFP

FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS – Deadline for submission of abstract: 11th April 2011 Brave New World 2011, the Fifteenth Annual Postgraduate Conference organised under the auspices of the Manchester Centre for Political Theory (MANCEPT), will take place on Monday 27th … Continue reading

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Brave New World 2011: Call for Papers

CALL FOR PAPERS – Deadline for submission of abstract: 11th April 2011 Brave New World 2011, the Fifteenth Annual Postgraduate Conference organised under the auspices of the Manchester Centre for Political Theory (MANCEPT), will take place on Monday 27th and … Continue reading

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OPR Ch. 2.4: The Instrumentalist Approach to Social Order

Summary This section begins with a question that Gauthier poses, one that Gaus thinks we ought to take very seriously: why pay attention to morality’s demands when those demands can be so restrictive? Where does morality get the authority to … Continue reading

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OPR Ch. 1.3: Evaluative Diversity and the Problem of Indeterminacy

Summary Gaus begins this section by describing a Kantian proposal for how to reconcile the freedom and equality of persons with the authority of morality. First, we bracket our private ends-those things that divide us. Second, we focus on those … Continue reading

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Sen, ‘The Idea of Justice’ (Chapter 6, Closed and Open Impartiality)

In this chapter Sen presents a distinction between ‘open’ and ‘closed’ impartiality. He argues that closed impartiality suffers from a number of significant limitations which ought to lead us to favour open impartiality. In this post I will briefly summarize … Continue reading

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Symposium on David Estlund’s Democratic Authority

I am delighted to announce that the journal Representation has just published a symposium on David Estlund’s book, Democratic Authority. The symposium – which includes papers by Ben Saunders, Andrew Lister, myself, and a reply from David Estlund – grew out of the reading … Continue reading

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Hillel Steiner Conference 20-21 November, 2009

The Manchester Centre for Political Theory (MANCEPT) is delighted to announce a conference celebrating the career of our distinguished colleague, Professor Hillel Steiner. Professor Steiner’s pioneering work on freedom, rights, exploitation, and justice has profoundly influenced moral, political, and legal … Continue reading

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Lectureship in Political Theory at Manchester

Lectureship in Politics (Political Theory) School of Social Sciences Politics Closing date: 07/07/2009 Reference: HUM/90779 Applications are invited for the above continuing lectureship in Politics, specializing in Political Theory, tenable from 1 September 2009. The successful candidate will join the … Continue reading

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