Category Archives: Blogosphere

Call for Papers: Free Speech, Public Deliberation, and Global Affairs, University of Tromsø, 17-19 June, 2014

The Pluralism, Democracy, and Justice Research Group invites you to the conference   Free Speech, Public Deliberation, and Global Affairs 17–19 June 2014 University of Tromsø – The Arctic University of Norway   Keynote speakers: Andreas Føllesdal (University of Oslo) … Continue reading

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Symposium on Michael Huemer’s The Problem of Political Authority

Over at the Bleeding Heart Libertarians blog, we are in the middle of a symposium on Michael Huemer’s new book, The Problem of Political Authority: An Examination of the Right to Coerce and the Duty to Obey. Huemer’s book has two … Continue reading

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An Interview with T. M. Scanlon

An interview with T.M. Scanlon By Yascha Mounk via http://www.the-utopian.org Long version; Edited version.

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A Profession-Wide Invitation

I hereby extend a profession-wide invitation to contribute to a new blog I have created that aims to be “by and for” early-career philosophers (including social-political theorists): The Philosophers’ Cocoon. This blog aims to be a safe and supportive “grass … Continue reading

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New political theory blog – PRAXIS

Announcing PRAXIS, a new blog at Big Think devoted to theory-informed political commentary on the issues of the day: http://bigthink.com/blogs/praxis Readers can subscribe to the blog here. To sign up for email alerts when new posts go up, send an … Continue reading

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The Boston Review tackles the question of What to Do about Inequality

The Boston Review March/April Forum tackles the question of What to Do about Inequality. David Grusky, Stanford sociologist and Director of the Center on Poverty and Inequality, argues in his lead essay that if we’re serious about reducing inequality, we need to do more than raise taxes … Continue reading

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Political Philosophy blog posts

Public Reason readers may be interested in two recent posts I contributed to the Experts’ Corner at Big Think: “The Contraceptive Clash: Not About Religious Rights” “Santorum is No JFK: A Closer Look at Kennedy’s Speech” – Steven Mazie 

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Public Reason Graduate Tech Assistant(s)

I’m looking for one or two graduate students to take over the technical nuts and bolts administration of the website, i.e., sign up new members, keep the site WordPress and theme up-to-date, fix broken links, keep a lookout for new … Continue reading

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Scanlon on Libertarianism in Boston Review

Tim Scanlon has an essay up at Boston Review on libertarianism and liberty: “Libertarianism presents itself as a simple, clear, and principled view. It appears to provide a moral basis, in the value of individual liberty, for a specific political … Continue reading

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Podcast: New Books in Philosophy

Hello Public Reasoners! I write to announce a new podcast, New Books in Philosophy. Carrie Figdor (U of Iowa) and I co-host the podcast, and each episode features an in-depth interview with an author of a newly-published philosophy book. Interviews … Continue reading

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Summer 2011 APT Virtual Reading Group: NOT FOR PROFIT by Martha Nussbaum

This summer, the Association for Political Theory will host its first virtual reading group (VRG). The purpose of the virtual reading group is to create a space for a profession-wide discussion on topics of shared interest to political theorists and … Continue reading

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Women in Philosophy Blog

A quick note that What Is It Like to Be a Woman in Philosophy? is back in business, along with a new site: What We’re Doing About What It’s Like. It’s no doubt impossible to sum up the problems facing … Continue reading

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The Art of Theory

Via Jason Swadley at Brown, a new online political philosophy quarterly: The Art of Theory. This issue contains an interview with Michael Sandel, pieces by John McCormick and Sharon Krause, and a roundtable discussion of Ryan Patrick Hanley’s Adam Smith … Continue reading

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Bleeding Heart Libertarianism

Hello Public Reasoners,Simon has graciously given me permission to use my posting privileges here to tell you about a new group blog that I’ve started, along with Jason Brennan, Andrew J. Cohen, Jacob Levy, Daniel Shapiro, and James S. Taylor. … Continue reading

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Which philosophy journal do you think is best?

Readers are encouraged to visit this link where they can vote for their favourite philosophy journals. The choice is fairly comprehensive with nearly 130 journals listed and more added daily. There have been more than 10,000 votes registered and there … Continue reading

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2nd Annual 3QD Philosophy Prize

Nominations Open: 21-31 August 2010 Via Abbas Raza, 3 Quarks Daily – the website you should be reading if you are not already — are hosting their second annual prize for the best blog writing in philosophy. Akeel Bilgrami will be the judge. … Continue reading

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Stuart White on Political Philosophy and the Left

Via Edward Lewis, the first part of a two-part interview with Stuart White on political philosophy and the left at the New Left Project. Topics include Cohen on luck egalitarianism and freedom.

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Cohen and Nagel on Rawls on Sin

Josh Cohen and Tom Nagel have a piece in the TLS and Times Online on Rawls’s senior thesis on sin and faith. The piece is part of a longer introduction to A Brief Inquiry into the Meaning of Sin and … Continue reading

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Philosophy of Science Group Blog

A new philosophy of science group blog, “It’s Only a Theory,” has started up. Contributors so far include Otavio Bueno (Miami), Craig Callender (UCSD), Gabriele Contessa (Carleton), Roman Frigg (LSE), Marc Lange (UNC), Chris Pincock (Purdue), Stathis Psillos (Athens), Mauricio … Continue reading

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