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NEW PUBLICATION: THE YOUNG HEGEL AND RELIGION (ED. E. SEMBOU)

I would like to draw your attention to a new publication, entitled “The Young Hegel and Religion”. This consists of a collection of essays on Hegel’s “Early Theological Writings”. A book of public ethics, of interest to political theorists and historians of political thought alike.

https://www.peterlang.com/view/product/80993

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Two Postdoctoral Fellowships in Philosophy, Politics and Economics, Virginia Tech

The Program in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) at Virginia Tech, housed in the Department of Philosophy, seeks two Postdoctoral Fellows in any area of PPE, however with a strong preference for the philosophy of the social sciences (in particular the philosophy of economics) and/or the history of moral, political, and economic thought.

The successful candidates will have a promising interdisciplinary research agenda that allows collaboration with the program’s core faculty. The Fellows are expected to teach one course per semester and participate actively in the PPE Program. A Ph.D. in Philosophy (or closely related fields) is required at the time of appointment. The initial appointments are made for one year, but the positions are renewable for up to three years (depending on funding and satisfactory performance). The starting date for the positions is August 10, 2017, pending final budgetary approval.

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Cambridge University Press Graduate Essay 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 2018, to be held in Oxford January 4-6 2018). The academic convenors for the conference (Iseult Honohan and Humeira Iqtidar) 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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Call for Poster Presentations: Oxford APT Conference

Proposals are invited from PhD and early postdoctoral students for a newly introduced poster presentation session at the APT Oxford Political Thought conference at St Catherine’s College 4-6 January 2018.

Posters are invited in three broad thematic areas:
Climate change
Religion
Social justice [these are provisional]

A limited number of proposals will be selected for presentation. Invited speakers at the conference will be available at the poster session to comment on the presentations and to discuss your research.
The APT is one of the longest established meeting of political theorists in Britain. Consisting mainly of plenary sessions at which all papers are invited, it is strikingly and unusually pluralist. It attracts an international range of researchers from all the sub-fields of political theory: normative and critical; analytic and interpretive; historical and contemporary; anglo-american and continental european.

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Conference: The Historical Rawls, May 26, Oxford – registration open now

Conference announcement: THE HISTORICAL RAWLS (May 26, 2017). Organised by Professor Teresa Bejan and Professor Sophie Smith (University of Oxford).

Registration is now open: https://www.politics.ox.ac.uk/departmental/conference-on-the-historical-rawls.html

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CFP: Robust Demands of the Goods (new deadline)

In The Robust Demands of the Good: Ethics with Attachment, Virtue, and Respect (OUP 2015), Philip Pettit argues that robust goods are central to a human life well lived, including such goods as friendship, love, honesty, fidelity, and respect. Pettit traces the implications of valuing such goods across a wide range of important topics, including whether doing evil is structurally dissimilar from doing good, whether we can act based on dispositions yet still be guided by moral principles, and how we ought to reconcile the demands of personal attachments with morality’s more impersonal demands.

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