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GA State MA Program

Just a  reminder that Georgia State University’s terminal MA program in philosophy is still accepting applications through April 15 for Fall 2016. All acceptances come with a two-year assistantship package that includes a tuition waiver. Our deadline for review in the initial round has just passed, and later applicants will be considered on a rolling basis as they come in, so we advise people to apply sooner rather than later. But every year we admit people who applied during this later rolling admission phase. More information about our graduate program is available at , and details on how to apply at . We are particularly proud of our teacher-preparation program and our research strengths in empirical philosophy of mind and cognitive science, legal and political philosophy, and Kant and post-Kantian German philosophy.


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CfP: Climate Ethics and Climate Economics–‘Efficiency Without Sacrifice’: A Novel Way to Fund Mitigation?

The second of six ESRC-funded workshops exploring issues where the ethics and economics of climate change intersect will be held at the University of Nottingham on 13-14 April 2016. The keynote speakers will be John Broome and Armon Rezai.

The spotlight in the workshop will be on recent proposals to shift the burden of mitigating climate change to future generations. The idea is to mobilize resources today for mitigation investments in a manner that does not involve any or only modest net-costs today. This might be done by taking on public debt in some form or through diverting investments from some sectors towards mitigation and increasing consumption of resources we would otherwise pass down to future generations,. What John Broome has called ‘efficiency without sacrifice’ might break the political logjam and encourage the present generation to take action, while still leaving future generations better off than they would be in the absence of climate mitigation. The idea is attracting increasing attention from both economists and political theorists, but is still new and in need of discussion. Is it even possible to shift the burden in this way, and if so, would it be justified?


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CfP: Brave New World 2016

This year’s Brave New World is the twentieth annual postgraduate conference organised by the Manchester Centre for Political Theory. The conference will take place on Monday 20th and Tuesday 21st of June 2016 at the University of Manchester.

We are pleased to announce that our keynote speakers this year will be:

  • Carmen Pavel (King’s College London): ‘Why Do We Need International Law?’
  • Matt Matravers (University of York): ‘Blaming, Regulating, and Punishing.’

The Brave New World conference series is a leading international forum dedicated to the discussion of postgraduate research in political theory. Participants will have the chance to meet and talk about their work with eminent academics, including members of faculty from the University of Manchester, as well as the guest speakers who will deliver plenary addresses.


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CFPs for Reason Papers

Please consider submitting an essay for one of our upcoming special symposia in Reason Papers.  For more information, or to peruse our Archives, please visit the site at : 

CFP 1: Philosophy of Play

Reason Papers is soliciting contributions for a Spring 2016 symposium on normative issues in play. We invite submissions that explore the nature of play; its developmental importance; and its role in human lives, values, and societies. We are also interested in explorations of the relationship between play and other human activities (such as other recreational activities, education, or work), structured vs. unstructured play, and children’s play vs. adult play.  Submissions are due by February 1, 2016.


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CFP: Tenth Annual Felician Ethics Institute Conference


The Tenth Annual Conference of the Felician Institute for Ethics and Public Affairs will be held in the Educations Commons Building of Felician University’s Rutherford campus, 227 Montross Ave., Rutherford, NJ 07070, on Saturday, April 23, 2016, from 9 am – 6 pm.

Plenary Speaker:
J. L. A. Garcia (Boston College)
“Grounding the Metatheory of Morals”

Submissions on any topic in moral or political philosophy (broadly construed) are invited, not exceeding 25 minutes’ presentation time (approximately 3,000 words). Please send submissions via email in format suitable for blind review by March 1, 2016 to Notification of acceptances by March 10, 2016.


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CFP: Oxford Graduate Political Theory Conference- Feminism and (Political) Progress

Feminism and (Political) Progress

Fifth Oxford Graduate Political Theory Conference

University of Oxford   |   May 13 & 14 2015

Keynote speaker: Lorna Finlayson (University of Essex)

The development of Western feminist thought is typically framed in terms of ‘waves’, implying progression within the movement. At the moment, because of a resurgence in feminist politics and activism some are arguing that a new wave of feminism is emerging. Yet, this so-called ‘Fourth Wave’ has been difficult to define. Proponents of Fourth Wave Feminism argue that this framing is necessitated by radical disagreements over what the aims of feminism, as a movement, should be. It is clear that a new intellectual configuration is emerging insofar as ‘Fourth Wave Feminism’ can be seen as an umbrella for the responses to both Second and Third Wave problematics – both in activism and the academy.


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