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Category Archives: Notices
The Center for Ethics in Society will host an inaugural Junior Scholars Workshop at Stanford University on June 7-9, 2018. The workshop will feature the work of early career scholars in political philosophy, political theory, and moral philosophy, and is open to graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and untenured junior faculty. This workshop seeks to highlight the work of emerging scholars, and to advance the Center’s mission of bringing ethical reflection to bear on pressing social problems.
For our inaugural workshop we are especially interested in scholarship in what might be called “interdisciplinary ethics.” Normative scholarship focused on issues like immigration, climate change, global poverty, and the governance of new technologies can benefit from engagement with the social sciences, law, and life sciences. We especially encourage submissions that bring relevant empirically-oriented scholarship to bear on normative questions and analysis. Yet we welcome submissions from political philosophers, political theorists, and moral philosophers that address any normative issue, whatever the methodological approach or topic. Papers will be evaluated by multiple readers and on the basis of quality alone.
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 2017. (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 2017 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, and works on ethics that lack a distinctly social component and works on a social topic that lack a substantial philosophical component.
Call for Applications – Summer School
Navigating the Grey Zone: Complicity, Resistance and Solidarity
University of Edinburgh, 25-27 June 2018
In June 2018 the University of Edinburgh is hosting an interdisciplinary Summer School entitled “Navigating the Grey Zone: Complicity, Resistance and Solidarity.” As conceptualized here, the grey zone is not identical with Primo Levi’s notion. While it encompasses Levi’s account, we aim to build a wider typology of those who remain silent and turn their eyes away from violations, who indirectly benefit from injustice, and who make abuses possible without necessarily acting as co-principal wrongdoers. This event targets PhD students and early career researchers (within 4 years of obtaining their doctorate). We will explore the complexities of complicity in and resistance to systemic human rights violations. Moreover, we will consider the ethical and political value of art for shedding light on the ambiguous reality of political responsibility and fostering relations of political solidarity. The Summer School is part of the interdisciplinary ERC research Project GREYZONE, and we aim to bring together perspectives from political theory, political science, law, history, sociology, cultural studies, aesthetics and art. The main goal is to give participants the opportunity to interact across disciplinary boundaries with several international experts and to receive critical feedback on their own projects. The Summer School will involve extended scholarly discussions as well as social activities, allowing the participants to exchange ideas and initiate academic collaborations in a friendly environment. Participants will include a diverse mix of senior and junior scholars, PhD students and artists, who will work together on problematising the many faces of complicity, resistance and solidarity.
List of Confirmed Speakers:
- Danielle Celermajer, Sociology, University of Sydney
- Vikki Bell, Sociology, Goldsmiths, University of London
- Margaret Atack, French, University of Leeds
- Paul Gready, Centre for Applied Human Rights, University of York
- Bronwyn Leebaw, Political Science, University of California
- Cynthia Milton, History, University of Montreal
The programme will feature morning lectures by expert speakers, followed by presentations from participants in the afternoon. Our speakers will attend and comment on the afternoon presentations. To facilitate productive discussions, all participants are expected to read the assigned readings for each morning session and to share their papers at least one week before the Summer School starts.
Workshop on ‘Linguistic Justice: Philosophy, Politics and Practice’
Cardiff University, 5-6 December 2017
This event is part of the project ‘Linguistic Justice in an Interdisciplinary Context’, funded by Cardiff University’s AHSS International Initiatives Fund 2017.
Tuesday 5 December 2017, Council Chamber, Main Building
Lunch and welcoming remarks
Sue Wright (University of Portsmouth)
‘Language Rights. What Is Our Understanding of the Terms “Language” and “Rights” in This Pairing?’
Tea and coffee break
Diarmait Mac Giolla Chríost (Cardiff University)
Call for Papers: 11th Annual Princeton University Graduate Conference in Political Theory
The 11th Annual Princeton University Graduate Conference in Political Theory will be held from April 13-14, 2018.
The Conference offers graduate students a unique opportunity to present and receive feedback on works in progress. Each session focuses exclusively on one paper. After receiving feedback from a Princeton graduate student discussant, each author engages in an extensive question and answer period with Princeton faculty, students, and guests.
We are delighted to announce that Professor Amy Allen of Pennsylvania State University will deliver the 2018 keynote address. In addition, we are pleased to announce a special roundtable with Professor John Dunn (Cambridge) and Professor Sunil Khilnani (KCL) on “Democracy and Dissent in China and India”.
Call for Papers
The Northwestern University Society for the Theory of Ethics and Politics (NUSTEP) will be holding its 12th annual conference at Northwestern University on March 8–March 10, 2018. The conference will feature keynote addresses by Niko Kolodny (Berkeley) and Sharon Street (NYU). We are now accepting paper submissions.
SUBMISSION GUIDELINES: We welcome submissions from faculty and graduate students, as some sessions will be reserved for student presentations. Please submit an essay of approximately 4000 words. Essay topics in all areas of ethical theory and political philosophy will be considered, although some priority will be given to essays that take up themes from the work of Niko Kolodny and Sharon Street: constructivism, evolution and morality, democracy, subordination, domination, epistemic and practical reasons, friendship and love, liberalism, metaethics, political authority, and rationality. Essays should be prepared for blind review in word, rtf, or pdf format.