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Author Archives: Philip Cook
Res Publica, Volume 22, Number 2, is now available online.
In this issue:
Scientific Facts and Methods in Public Reason
Karin Jønch-Clausen & Klemens Kappel
Convergence Justifications Within Political Liberalism: A Defence
Patriotic Conscientious Objection to Military Service
Aggressive Hook Ups: Modeling Aggressive Casual Sex on BDSM for Moral Permissibility
‘IP’ Moral Rights Breaches are Deception Offences, Not Property Offences: Correcting a Category Error
Perspectives on the Fairness of Lotteries
The Social Benefits of Protecting Hate Speech and Exposing Sources of Prejudice
Latest Edition of Res Publica: Special issue on Justice, Climate Change, and the Distribution of Natural Resources, plus New Associate Editors
The latest edition of Res Publica is now available: a special edition on ‘Justice, Climate Change, and the Distribution of Natural Resources’ Guest Edited by Fabian Schuppert.
We are also pleased to announce a new team of Associate Editors.
Table of Contents
Philip Cook & Sune Lægaard
Introduction: Justice, Climate Change, and the Distribution of Natural Resources
Self-Determination and Resource Rights: In Defence of Territorial Jurisdiction Over Natural Resources
Shared Sovereignty over Migratory Natural Resources
Water Crisis Adaptation: Defending a Strong Right Against Displacement from the Home
Up to 10 fully funded PhD scholarships in Politics & International Relations, Edinburgh
Applicants interested in work in political theory/political philosophy are strongly encouraged to apply.
The Political Theory group at Edinburgh is a large and diverse comunity of academics, post-doctoral fellows, and PhD students. We hold weekly research seminars and regular conferences and workshops. We host the Just World Institute which, in addition to research activities, has a flourishing programme of public engagement events: http://www.sps.ed.ac.uk/jwi
More information on doing a Political Theory PhD in Edinburgh can be found here: http://politicaltheory.sps.ed.ac.uk/
Res Publica 21:3 out now: including winner of 2014 PG Essay Prize and critical exchange between Klosko and Weithman on Rawls
Res Publica volume 21, issue 3, is now published, including the winner of the 2014 postgraduate essay prize and a critical exchange between George Klosko and Paul Weithman on Rawls’s political liberalism.
Winner of the PG Essay Prize :
Psychological Constraints on Egalitarianism: The Challenge of Just World Beliefs
T. J. Kasperbauer
Rawls, Weithman, and the Stability of Liberal Democracy
Reply to Professor Klosko
Stability: Political and Conception: A Response to Professor Weithman
Rabbits, Stoats and the Predator Problem: Why a Strong Animal Rights Position Need Not Call for Human Intervention to Protect Prey from Predators
Res Publica, Volume 20 , Issue 4, is now available:
Winner of the PG Essay Prize
Can Culture Justify Infant Circumcision?
Is the Expiration of Intellectual Property Rights a Problem for
Non-consequentialist Theories of Intellectual Property?
The Centralized-Use Compromise on Recreational Drug Policy
Language as a Global Public Good
Democracy and the Right to Exclusion
The Incompleteness of Ideal Theory
Is membership always social?
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Res Publica: A Journal of Moral, Legal and Social Philosophy Postgraduate Essay Prize, 2014
The editors of Res Publica invite submissions for this year’s prize submitted by a current or recent postgraduate student. This may be in any area of moral, legal, social or political philosophy.
Entries should conform to the normal requirements for submissions – please see the Res Publica homepage for details.
Current postgraduate students and those who were awarded their PhD (i.e. passed their viva) no earlier than 1 May 2014 are eligible (the prize winner may be asked to provide proof of their current or recent postgraduate status).