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CfP: 2018 Workshop in Philosophy and Poverty with Jo Wolff on Poverty and the Family

The Centre for Ethics and Poverty Research (CEPR) of the University of Salzburg is happy to announce the call for papers for its 2018 Salzburg Workshop in Philosophy and Poverty. In 2018, the workshop will be held at the University of Salzburg on 17 & 18 May 2018 and focus on the topic of “Poverty and the Family”.

The invited speaker for this workshop is Jonathan Wolff (Oxford), who will give a talk on “Poverty, Social Expectations, and the Family”.

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History of public reason volume

Quick plug for a new volume I’ve co-edited with Gerald Gaus that might be of interest to many here.

The volume, entitled “Public Reason in Political Philosophy: Classic Sources and Contemporary Commentaries,” aims both to provide a replacement for standard social contract anthologies–by focusing specifically on public reason themes–and to make the case to scholars that modern political theory can be fruitfully organized around the idea of public reason. It therefore provides a scholarly introduction to the public reason theories of classic political philosophers, whose work is often in the background of contemporary discussions.


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Number 10 of the Journal of Political Philosophy Las Torres de Lucca

We are pleased to announce we have just published Number 10 of the Journal of Political Philosophy Las Torres de Lucca, a free-access electronic bilingual magazine. (ISSN 2255-3827). You can susbcribe as reader, reviewer or author to the Journal here.

It includes, as you will see in the index, the dossier dedicated to Places of political conflict., along with two excellent articles on Joseph Nye, Hannah Arendt and Filón., and some book reviews.

From now on, we welcome submissions for our next issue of 2017.

Dossier “Places of political conflict

Editorial: Discords of the common. On the places of conflict
Anders Fjeld, Diego Paredes Goicochea


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50-60 Max Weber Post-doctoral Positions Available, EUI, Florence, Italy

Applications are now open for the 2018/19 entry to the Max Weber Multidisciplinary Post-doctoral Programme at the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence, Italy.

Amongst the largest, most prestigious, innovative and successful post doctoral programmes in the historical and social sciences, the Max Weber Programme is located in an exceptionally beautiful setting with truly outstanding research and training facilities. We offer between 50-60 fully funded 1 (all departments), 2 (SPS and Economics) and (rarely, and only in Economics) 3 year post doctoral fellowships to applicants from anywhere in the world in the fields of economics, history, law and social and political sciences. All areas and types of research within these fields are considered, including all forms of legal, social, economic, historical and political thought – both past and present.


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Registration Open: Philosophy and Childhood, U of Salzburg, 13 & 14 July 2017

Registration open and program online:

Philosophy and Childhood

13-14 July 2017, University of Salzburg, Austria

Keynote Speakers: S. Matthew Liao (New York), Amy Mullin (Toronto), Adam Swift (Warwick)

The program includes 32 talks in two parallel sessions and three keynote talks over the course of two days. A detailed program including a book of abstracts can be found on the conference homepage. The registration fee is 30€ and covers the conference folder, coffee breaks, and two lunch snacks. Students as well as particpiants from countries classified as low-income or lower-middle income economies by the World Bank pay a subsidized fee of 15€.


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Bio-Hackers, Home Made Cyborgs and Body Modifications: A New Frontier for Ethics and Policy

echnologies are increasingly being incorporated into the body. ‘Grinder’ and biohacking movements are gaining momentum as more and more individuals are beginning to practice increasingly extreme body modifications;using technology to enhance, extend and modify the capabilities of the human body. Amal Graafstra has incorporated Near Field Communication Chips (NFC) and Radio Frequency Identification Chips (RDIF) into his hands in order to enable him to access his home, office and car without the use of keys and access password protected websites and hardware in a secure manner. Tim Cannon implanted a prototype (Circadia) that collected and transmitted biometric data wirelessly to a smartphone under his skin, enabling him to closely monitor his body temperature. A consumer friendly version of Circadia is being developed that will allow measurement of blood glucose and blood oxygen levels as well as blood pressure and temperature. Other biohackers have implanted magnets in their fingertips to sense magnetic fields (giving them a form of sixth sense) and into their tragi to transmit sound directly into the ears. Naltrexone (an opioid receptor antagonist) implants can be inserted into the lower abdomen in order to aid recovery in opioid addicts by precluding individuals from experiencing the effects of drugs like heroin and morphine. Developments such as these offer tantalising possibilities in terms of convenience, privacy, our relationship to and experience of the natural world, and increased health; but also bring with them significant ethical questions concerning our relationship to our bodies, the limits of consent, and the role of doctors (and other professionals working in clinical and periclinical scenarios).


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