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2017 NASSP Book Award, Call for Nominations

Each year, the North American Society for Social Philosophy (NASSP) honors the best book published in social philosophy during the previous year. The Book Award Committee invites you to nominate a book to compete for the award for 2016. (For the purposes of this award, a book’s eligibility is determined by the year of its copyright rather than by the year of its release.)

The Award will be conferred on a book published in 2016 that makes the most significant contribution to social philosophy. The field is to be construed broadly, to include social and political philosophy, philosophy of law, philosophy of social science, and social ethics. Excluded are anthologies, historical studies, works on ethics that lack a distinctly social component, and works on a social topic that lack a substantial philosophical component.

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CFA: 33rd International Social Philosophy Conference

Sponsored by the North American Society for Social Philosophy
Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

July 21-23, 2016

Proposals in all areas of social philosophy are welcome, but special attention will be devoted to:

Power and Public Reason

Some possible paper topics include these:

  • “Nudging”; rhetoric/persuasion and public reason
  • Psychology/social psychology of public reasoning
  • Decision making (democratic/deliberative/otherwise)
  • Neoliberalism and public reason
  • Human rights and power
  • Power and race/ethnicity
  • Critical theory and power in the public sphere
  • Public reason and civic virtue
  • Hate and the public sphere
  • The requirements of justice
  • Domination and political power
  • Deliberative democracy
  • Soft and hard power
  • Rawls and social movements
  • Religion in the public sphere
  • Media and power/public reasoning
  • Technology and power/public reasoning

We welcome submissions from both members and nonmembers, but we require that all presenters join the North American Society for Social Philosophy if their papers are accepted and if they present at the conference.

Submission Deadline:  February 15, 2016. Please submit a 300-word abstract at this address: www.northamericansocietyforsocialphilosophy.org/call-for-abstracts/

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Assistant Professor in Social-Political Philosophy, Applied Ethics, University of Nottingham

The University of Nottingham’s Department of Philosophy is accepting applications for an Assistant Professor, with specialization in at least one of social philosophy, political philosophy, and applied ethics. This is a permanent, full-time position, starting in January 2016. See https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/jobs/currentvacancies/ref/ARTS204315 for details or to apply. Closing date: Oct. 8, 2015.

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Call for Nominations: NASSP 2013 Book Award

Each year, the North American Society for Social Philosophy honors the best book published in social philosophy during that year with the NASSP Book Award. The book award committee invites nominations of books for the award for the year 2013.
The award is for the book published in 2013 that makes the most significant contribution to social philosophy. The field is to be construed broadly, to include social and political philosophy, philosophy of law, philosophy of social science, and social ethics. Excluded are anthologies, historical studies, works on ethics that lack a distinctly social component as well as works on a social topic that lack a substantial philosophical component. (Note: For the purposes of this competition, a book will normally be considered to have been published in the year of its copyright, rather than the year of its release, unless there are exceptional circumstances that warrant otherwise.)

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