Category Archives: Notices

CFA: Multiculturalism and Obligations (MANCEPT Workshops)

Multiculturalism and Obligations: Individual, Group, Society, and State. Convenor: Domenico Melidoro (Center for Ethics and Global Politics LUISS University, Rome) DEADLINE for submissions: June 1st 2014 The debate on multiculturalism, independently from its placement within liberalism, has largely been focused on three … Continue reading

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CfP: Conceptualising Legitimacy (MANCEPT 2014)

Over the last decades there has been an explosion of ‘legitimacy-talk’ in disciplines such as international relations, political science and international law. The increasing use of the concept ‘legitimacy’, however, is frequently accompanied by complaints that the concept lack clarity … Continue reading

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CFP: Justice and Immigration — MANCEPT Workshop Sep. 8-10 2014

This panel aims at bringing together scholars working on immigration in liberal democratic countries. The academic literature on the topic has greatly grown for the last three decades, challenging both the liberal-egalitarian and the communitarian stakes on immigration policies. The … Continue reading

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CFP, Monist, Trust and Democracy (deadline January 31, 2015)

I’m editing an issue of the Monist, on Trust and Democracy, to be published in January 2016.  Submissions due January 2015.  Here’s the call: The role of trust in democracies is typically taken for granted: democracies are successful if and only … Continue reading

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CFP: The Ethics of Economic Institutions

Utrecht, January 8-10, 2015. Our economic institutions are never merely economic institutions; they are always at the same time also moral statements about the good or right ways in which we produce, exchange, consume, distribute and ultimately live together. This … Continue reading

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Political Utopia: Promise or Peril? Ideal Theory Conference, April 25th-26th, 2014

For those of you interested in the nonideal/ideal theory debates in political philosophy, I thought I’d let you know that Bowling Green State University is hosting a conference on the subject in three weeks. Registration is still open if you’re … Continue reading

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Workshop Announcement: June 20, 2014 – Spectating and Acting: A Tension at the Heart of Democratic Politics

Workshop at the University of Edinburgh June 20, 2014 Main Library Building, Room 1.11 Spectating and Acting A Tension at the Heart of Democratic Politics The detailed programme, including the abstracts of the presentations, can be found here: http://judgepol.sps.ed.ac.uk/events/spectating-and-acting-a-tension-at-the-heart-of-democratic-politics/ Speakers Prof … Continue reading

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CFA: Moments of rupture: Event and negativity in modern thought

October 29 & 30, 2014 Universidad Diego Portales, Santiago de Chile Keynote speakers: Andreas Kalyvas (The New School, USA) Eduardo Sabrovsky (Universidad Diego Portales, Chile) Rupture is a motif central to modernity. A certain “culture of rupture” has animated in … Continue reading

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CFP: Incivility, Whistleblowing, and Disobedience – MANCEPT Workshops in Political Theory, 8-10 September 2014

Call for Papers: Incivility, Whistleblowing, and Disobedience: Bad Citizenship or Democratic Dissent? MANCEPT Workshops in Political Theory - 8-10 September, 2014 The notion of ‘good citizenship’ and of related ideas of civic virtue, civility and political obligation have been extensively explored … Continue reading

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CFA: 2014 Tennessee Value and Agency Conference

2014 Tennessee Value and Agency “TVA” Conference November 6-9, 2014 Practical Reason, Moral Judgment and Moral Sense, Sensibility, and Sentiment in the Moral Life Call For Abstracts The 2014 Tennessee Value and Agency “TVA” Conference will take place November 6-9, … Continue reading

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CFA: Should Intuitions Matter? Exploring the Role of Intuitions in the Justification of State Punishment, MANCEPT Workshops September 8-10

Workshop Convenors: Andrei Poama (Sciences Po) & Ambrose Lee (Oxford) Moral intuitions seem to hold a paradoxical role in the justification of state punishment. On the one hand, normative theorists repeatedly, if diffusely, rely on intuitions in their attempts to … Continue reading

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Militant Democracy

My book, A Theory of Militant Democracy: The Ethics of Combatting Political Extremism, has just been published, so I thought I would post a brief description. The book considers how pro-democratic forces can safeguard representative government from anti-democratic groups. By … Continue reading

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CFP: Groups: Challenges for Contemporary Political Philosophy – University of Rennes 1, November 19-21, 2014

Groups: Challenges for Contemporary Political Philosophy University of Rennes 1, November 19-21, 2014 Call for Papers Groups matter in political philosophy, most would now agree – but precisely how they matter is contentious. Group-related issues emerge in various contexts of … Continue reading

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New Book Series: Politics, Literature, and Film

Lexington Books is pleased to announce the launch of the following new book series: Politics, Literature, and Film. We are actively seeking proposals for academic works that it the series descriptions listed below. To learn more, please contact Justin Race … Continue reading

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Workshop ‘Hans Kelsen in America’

A workshop on ‘Hans Kelsen in America’ will be held in Chicago in June, at Valparaiso University’s Hyde Park Venue. Please see the link below for the call for papers. The organizers are especially interested in having more participants from … Continue reading

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Toleration and Judging

My book, Toleration, is now available so I thought I would write up a post related to it.  This will also be up on Polity’s blog and at bleedingheartlibertarians.com, where I may put some additional posts about toleration. For some … Continue reading

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Law, Ethics and Philosophy (LEAP), vol. 1

Law, Ethics and Philosophy (LEAP), vol. 1, 2013 The Editors announce the first issue of Law, Ethics and Philosophy, a peer-reviewed international journal dedicated to work in ethics, legal theory, and social and political philosophy. The issue was published in … Continue reading

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CfP: Review of Philosophy and Psychology – Special issue on Nudges

Nudges Special issue of the Review of Philosophy and Psychology Guest editors: Adrien Barton and Till Grüne-Yanoff Deadline for submission of extended abstracts: May 15, 2014 Call for Papers Originally introduced by Cass Sunstein and Richard Thaler, nudges have been … Continue reading

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The Value of Equality Workshop

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“A Better, Dual Theory of Human Rights”

Readers interested in human rights theory and practice may find my new article, “A Better, Dual Theory of Human Rights” (which just appeared in The Philosophical Forum) of interest. Here is the abstract: Human rights theory and practice have long been … Continue reading

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