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Call for Papers and Registration: Conference on Humanitarian Ethics and Action at Birmingham

The 3rd Annual Conference of the Centre for the Study of Global Ethics
University of Birmingham
1st – 2nd June 2017
Theme: Humanitarian Ethics and Action

Confirmed keynote speakers:

Simon Caney (Oxford)
Cecile Fabre (Oxford)
Helen Frowe (Stockholm)
Hugo Slim (ICRC)

Plus a public lecture by:

Leif Wenar (KCL)

The Centre for the Study of Global Ethics at Birmingham is pleased to announce its third annual conference, on the theme of humanitarian ethics and action (broadly construed).

The conference will feature both invited keynote speakers, speakers selected from a CFP, and a public lecture. For further information, and for details on how to register to attend, please see the conference website, at: http://www.globalethics2017.weebly.com/.

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CFP: PPE Society Panel on Policy Epistemology

The newly formed Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) Society is hosting its first annual conference from March 16th to March 19th, 2017 in New Orleans. The conference contains a variety of panels, and we’re hosting one on policy epistemology. Policy epistemology concerns questions surrounding the ethics of belief and advocacy regarding public policy, especially with respect to those who formulate and implement policy. How much evidence does one require in order to justify an expansion of public health insurance? How high of an evidential bar must empirical evidence satisfy before it can justify legal restrictions, such as regulations on carbon emissions? How should we handle rational disputes about social scientific questions as they bear on public policy? For instance, how seriously should we take the fact that macroeconomic policy is the subject of enormous disputes between expert economists in formulating countercyclical policy? Does disagreement prevent government officials from implementing, say, Keynesian countercyclical economic policy?

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Political Thought Conference at Oxford (5th-7th January)

The Annual Conference of the Britain and Ireland Association for Political Thought will take place at St. Catherine’s College, University of Oxford on 5th-7th January 2017 (Thursday-Saturday).

This year’s conference covers a wide range of themes like the ethics of war, juries and democratic theory, and the politics of ecological emancipation. Speakers at the conference include:

Sharon Krause (Brown); Alex Leveringhaus (Oxford); David Armitage (Harvard); Melissa Schwartzberg (NYU); Jakob Huber (LSE); Dana Mills (NYU/Bard College); Jacob T. Levy (McGill); Teresa M. Bejan (Oxford); Andreas Kalyvas (The New School)

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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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2nd CFP: Workshop on Exploitation & Coercion

The Center for Ethics & Policy at Carnegie Mellon University invites paper abstracts for an inaugural Workshop on Ethics & Policy to be hosted November 4-5, 2016 at the CMU campus in Pittsburgh, PA. We are pleased to welcome Richard Arneson as our keynote speaker.

In celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the publication of Alan Wertheimer’s seminal work Exploitation, the theme for our inaugural workshop is “Exploitation and Coercion”. Submissions are welcome on any topic germane to the works of Dr. Wertheimer, with preference given to papers related to the relevance of exploitation and/or coercion to current issues in applied ethics and policy.

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Call for Papers: Epistemic Perspectives on Democracy and the Market

MANCEPT Workshops in Political Theory

Manchester

7th – 9th September 2016

Conveners: Michael Bennett (University of York) & Jonathan Benson (University of Manchester)

This workshop aims to stimulate a productive dialogue between those working on epistemic arguments for and against democracy and the market. We welcome papers focused exclusively on epistemic democracy, papers focused exclusively on epistemic arguments for markets, and papers which bring the two debates together.

Alongside the tradition of epistemic democracy there is an opposing tradition, including Hayekian economics, of epistemic arguments for markets. Both traditions reject idealised epistemic assumptions such as normative certainty and agreement (common in ideal theorising about justice) and perfect information (common in neoclassical economics). Instead, epistemic perspectives take the reality of ignorance and uncertainty as the starting point for institutional design, and place the creation, communication and use of knowledge at the centre of their analysis.

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