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Funded PhD Positions in Political Theory at Central European University

The Doctoral School of Political Science at the Central European University 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 sciences, applied political philosophy, transitional justice, and others. Application deadline is 23rd January 2014.  For more information, please go to htpp://www.ceu.hu/ds or contact us at: ds@ceu.hu

Doctoral School of Political Science
Central European University

Nador u. 5
1051 Budapest, Hungary

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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 sciences, applied political philosophy, transitional justice, and others. Application deadline is 24th January 2013. For more information, please go to htpp://www.ceu.hu/ds or contact us at: ds@ceu.hu

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On the Scope of Distributive Justice

July 5-7, Central European University, Budapest
Organized by the Departments of Philosophy and Political Science and the Global Justice Network
Venue: Central European University, Nador utca 13, Room 001

THURSDAY, July 5
11.30-13.00: Keynote Address
• Samuel Scheffler (New York University): The Practice of Equality
• Janos Kis (Central European University): Response
14.00-15.30:
• Shlomi Segall (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem): The Problem with Inequality
• Christian Seidel (University of Erlangen): Vindicating Distributive Equality
15.45-17.15
• Paul Kelleher (University of Wisconsin-Madison): Distributive Justice is Associative, Relational, Egalitarian, and Prioritarian
• Emily Crookston (Coastal Carolina University): Refusing to Take Up the Slack or Just Slacking?
17.30-18.15
• Sem de Maagt (Erasmus University Rotterdam): Social Ontology, Practice Dependency, and Normative Political Theory

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2nd CFP: ON THE SCOPE OF DISTRIBUTIVE JUSTICE: Relational and Non-relational Views

ON THE SCOPE OF DISTRIBUTIVE JUSTICE:

Relational and Non-relational Views

July 5-7, 2012, Central European University, Budapest

Organized by the Departments of Political Science and Philosophy, CEU and the Global Justice Network

Keynote speakers:

Simon Caney (Oxford University)
Samuel Scheffler (New York University)

Should duties of distributive justice extend to humanity at large or be limited to compatriots? The debate about the proper scope of distributive duties explores whether the concern with individual distributive shares is grounded in our shared humanity, as cosmopolitans claim, or rather duties of justice arise only among those who are subject to the same coercive political institutions, participate in a shared social practice, or share in the same culture, as proponents of the so-called practice-dependent view hold. Parallel to this debate, discussions in the theory of justice have focused increasingly on the problem whether an egalitarian distribution of social resources has independent moral significance, as distributive conceptions propose, or instead any profile of distribution is morally desirable only insofar that it advances egalitarian social and political relations, as social-relational conceptions of justice claim. The workshop aims to bring together these two debates in contemporary political theory, with the expectation that insights from one may shed new light on problems discussed in the other. We especially welcome papers that aim to bridge the two problems, but also interested in papers with new insights in either of the two fields. We welcome papers that discuss general theoretical problems as well as those with a practical political focus.

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CFP: ON THE SCOPE OF DISTRIBUTIVE JUSTICE: Relational and Non-relational Views

 

Organized by the Department of Political Science, CEU and the Global Justice Network

  July 5-7, 2012, Central European University, Budapest

Keynote speakers:

Simon Caney (Oxford University)

Samuel Scheffler (New York University)

Should duties of distributive justice extend to humanity at large or be limited to compatriots? The debate about the proper scope of distributive duties explores whether the concern with individual distributive shares is grounded in our shared humanity, as cosmopolitans claim, or rather duties of justice arise only among those who are subject to the same coercive political institutions, participate in a shared social practice, or share in the same culture, as proponents of the so-called practice-dependent view hold. Parallel to this debate, discussions in the theory of justice have focused increasingly on the problem whether an egalitarian distribution of social resources has independent moral significance, as distributive conceptions propose, or instead any profile of distribution is morally desirable only insofar that it advances egalitarian social and political relations, as social-relational conceptions of justice claim. The workshop aims to bring together these two debates in contemporary political theory, with the expectation that insights from one may shed new light on problems discussed in the other. We especially welcome papers that aim to bridge the two problems, but also interested in papers with new insights in either of the two fields. We welcome papers that discuss general theoretical problems as well as those with a practical political focus.

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Extended Deadline – Summer University on Justice: Theory and its Applications

The CEU Summer University: JUSTICE: THEORY AND ITS APPLICATIONS

July 4-15, 2011 Budapest, Hungary;
Faculty:

  • Peter Vallentyne, University of Missouri-Columbia, Department ofPhilosophy, Columbia, USA;
  • Andrew Williams, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Catalan Institute of Researchand Advanced Studies, Barcelona, Spain;
  • Matthew Clayton, University of Warwick, Department of Politics and International Studies, Coventry, UK;
  • Greg Bognar, New York University, NYU Center for Bioethics, NewYork, USA;
  • Janos Kis, Central European University, Department of Political Science, Budapest, Hungary;
  • Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen, Aarhus Universitat, Institut for Statskundskab, Århus C, Denmark;

Course Directors:

  • Andres Moles, Central European University, Departments of Political Science and Philosophy, Budapest, Hungary.
  • Zoltan Miklosi, Central European University, Department of Political Science, Budapest, Hungary

The problem of justice occupies a special place in contemporary political philosophy. In the words of its most influential figure, Rawls, “justice is the first virtue of social institutions”. That view seems to be shared by a majority of authors and theories. However, there is no comparable agreement regarding what justice demands, from whom and to whom. These questions have utmost relevance for political philosophers. However, their importance spills over to other disciplines. Given that many choices policy makers make are distributive in nature, it is not surprising that issues of justice appear in many other spheres. In addition to dealing with purely theoretical issues, the course will revise some contexts which raise important questions about justice: education, healthcare, environmental issues, taxation. Applications are invited from graduate students, postdocs, young faculty in Philosophy, Political Science, Public Policy, Law and Economics, familiar with Anglo-American political theory, especially with theories of justice.

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