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Philosophy MA Scholarship

Georgia State University’s highly ranked terminal MA program in Philosophy offers a graduate “Scholarship in Liberalism.” This is a competitively awarded scholarship for an outstanding student with a demonstrated interest in the arguments of historical or contemporary philosophical liberals (in the tradition of figures such as Locke, Smith, Hume, and Mill) about issues such as freedom, justice, political authority, social order, toleration and related themes. The 2017-2018 academic year will be the third year we offer this scholarship; it provides a $15,000 stipend for each year in the two-year program plus a full tuition waiver (the second year, of course, is contingent on satisfactory performance the first year). Our Department has several funding packages available.) Some further details about funding are located here. See our excellent faculty here. Our Department has long had a strength in Social and Political Philosophy and Philosophy of Law and we place many of our graduates into excellent PhD programs.  Take a look at the rest of the Department’s website! and also that of our Ethics Center!


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Call for applications: The Groupe de recherche interuniversitaire en philosophie politique de Montréal (GRIPP), spanning the departments of political science and philosophy at McGill University, l’Université de Montréal, Concordia University, and l’Université du Québec à Montréal, invites applications for its 2017 manuscript workshop award. The recipient of the award will be invited to Montreal for a day-long workshop in May 2017 dedicated to his or her book manuscript. This “author meets critics” workshop will comprise four to five sessions dedicated to critical discussion of the manuscript; each session will begin with a critical commentary on a section of the manuscript by a political theorist or philosopher who is part of Montreal’s GRIPP community. The format is designed to maximize feedback for a book-in-progress. The award covers the costs of travel, accommodation, and meals.


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Lauener symposium on T.M. Scanlon – Bern – September 2

T.M. Scanlon receives the 2016 Lauener prize for analytical philosophy in Bern, September 1, 2016

A public symposium on themes of Scanlon’s scholarship takes place September 2. Speakers include  Thomas Nagel, Derek Parfit, Rainer Forst, Susanne Mantel, Serena Olsaretti, Zofia Stemplowska and Andrew Williams.

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CFP: Cambridge University Press Graduate Student’s Prize

The Britain and Ireland Association for Political Thought invites graduate students registered for a doctoral degree at any university in the UK or the Republic of Ireland, engaged in research in any area of the fields of political thought and theory, to submit a paper which will form the basis for presentation at the Political Thought Conference 2017, to be held in Oxford (January 5-7 2017). The academic convenors for the conference (Aletta Norval and Robin Douglass) will select one paper to be included in the conference programme. The winning candidate will be given free conference registration, accommodation, meals and travel expenses.


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2016 Montreal Political Theory Manuscript Workshop Award Winner

The Groupe de recherche en philosophie politique de Montréal (GRIPP) is pleased to announce the 2016 winner of the Annual Montreal Political Theory Manuscript Workshop Award: “Reinventing Morality: A History of American Political Thought since the 1950s,” by Katrina Forrester of the Queen Mary University of London. A workshop on the manuscript will be held at McGill University in May 2016 (TBD).

Le Groupe de recherche en philosophie politique de Montréal (GRIPP) a le plaisir d’annoncer le gagnant du Prix annuel de l’atelier de manuscrit de philosophie politique de Montréal (2016): “Reinventing Morality: A History of American Political Thought since the 1950s,” par Katrina Forrester de la Queen Mary University de Londres. Un atelier sur le manuscrit aura lieu à l’Université McGill au mois de mai 2016 (date précise à déterminer).


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Ten Fully Funded PhD Scholarships in Politics/IR at Edinburgh

Up to 10 fully funded PhD scholarships in Politics & International Relations, Edinburgh

Applicants interested in work in political theory/political philosophy are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Political Theory group at Edinburgh is a large and diverse comunity of academics, post-doctoral fellows, and PhD students. We hold weekly research seminars and regular conferences and workshops. We host the Just World Institute which, in addition to research activities, has a flourishing programme of public engagement events:

More information on doing a Political Theory PhD in Edinburgh can be found here:


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