Category Archives: Conferences

CFP: Stanford Center for Ethics in Society Inaugural Junior Scholars Workshop

The Center for Ethics in Society will host an inaugural Junior Scholars Workshop at Stanford University on June 7-9, 2018. The workshop will feature the work of early career scholars in political philosophy, political theory, and moral philosophy, and is open to graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and untenured junior faculty. This workshop seeks to highlight the work of emerging scholars, and to advance the Center’s mission of bringing ethical reflection to bear on pressing social problems.

For our inaugural workshop we are especially interested in scholarship in what might be called “interdisciplinary ethics.” Normative scholarship focused on issues like immigration, climate change, global poverty, and the governance of new technologies can benefit from engagement with the social sciences, law, and life sciences. We especially encourage submissions that bring relevant empirically-oriented scholarship to bear on normative questions and analysis. Yet we welcome submissions from political philosophers, political theorists, and moral philosophers that address any normative issue, whatever the methodological approach or topic. Papers will be evaluated by multiple readers and on the basis of quality alone. read more...

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Call for Nominations: 2018 NASSP Book Award

Each year the North American Society for Social Philosophy (NASSP) honors the best book published in social philosophy during the previous year. The Book Award Committee invites you to nominate a book to compete for the award for 2017. (For the purposes of this award, a book’s eligibility is determined by the year of its copyright rather than by the year of its release.)

The Award will be conferred on a book published in 2017 that makes the most significant contribution to social philosophy. The field is to be construed broadly, to include social and political philosophy, philosophy of law, philosophy of social science, and social ethics. Excluded are anthologies, historical studies, and works on ethics that lack a distinctly social component and works on a social topic that lack a substantial philosophical component. read more...

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CFP: Duke Graduate Conference in Political Theory, 2017-2018

The Political Science department at Duke University will host its annual Graduate Conference in Political Theory on February 8-9, 2018. We will consider proposals from graduate students in any related discipline, and on any topic in the fields of political theory, political philosophy, or the history of political thought. We particularly welcome submissions which will engage a diverse audience.

In addition to building community among graduate students at different universities, this conference offers graduate students a rare opportunity to receive feedback on their work from eminent scholars in the field — each selected student paper will have its own faculty discussant drawn from the local political theory community at Duke and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. We are also pleased to announce that John McCormick of the University of Chicago will join us as the keynote speaker for the conference. read more...

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Political Thought Conference, Oxford

Dear colleagues,

The Britain and Ireland Association for Political Thought is pleased to invite you to the Annual Political Thought Conference 2018. The Conference will be held at St. Catherine’s College, University of Oxford on 4th to 6th January (Thursday-Saturday).

Speakers at this year’s conference include: Melissa Lane (Princeton), Larry Temkin (Rutgers), Shalini Satkunanandan (UC Davis), Faisal Devji (Oxford), Robert Lamb (Exeter), Alasia Nuti (York), and Dimitrios Efthymiou (Frankfurt).

This year’s conference also features a roundtable discussion on Tim Hayward’s Global Justice and Finance: Tim Hayward (Edinburgh), Sabrina Martin (Oxford), Anahi Wiedenbrug (LSE) read more...

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CFP: Social Trust

Call for Abstracts

The Bowling Green Workshop in Applied Ethics and Public Policy

Social Trust

April 20th-21st, 2018

Keynote Speakers: Cristina Bicchieri (University of Pennsylvania) and Ted Hinchman (University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee)

Political scientists and economists have studied social trust for decades, but social trust is seriously underexplored in philosophical contexts, despite a sizeable literature on personal trust in ethics, psychology, and epistemology. Yet given the centrality of social trust for social order, it seems natural to think that analyses of social trust and its value could help answer some of the central questions in social and political philosophy. The purpose of this workshop is to generate a cross-disciplinary discussion on the nature and value of social trust among philosophers, political scientists, and economists working in the area or interested in doing so. We invite a range of submissions from any theorists, social or normative, working on topics concerned with social trust. read more...

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Inaugural Conference, Centre for PPE, University of Groningen

Dear Colleagues,

The new Centre for Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) at the University of Groningen is hosting its inaugural conference on Sept 28-29, 2017.

Keynote speakers are Simon Caney (Warwick), Nancy Cartwright (Durham/UCSD), Gerald Gaus (Arizona), and Catherine de Vries (Essex).

For more information, please go to
http://www.rug.nl/filosofie/news/events/2017-all/inaugural-conference-centre-for-ppe

To register, please send an email to groningenppe@gmail.com

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