Category Archives: Politics

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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CFP: Political Utopia: Promise or Peril? (Bowling Green Workshop in Ethics and Public Policy, April 25th-26th, 2014).

You know you wanna apply! CALL FOR ABSTRACTS The Bowling Green Workshop in Applied Ethics and Public Policy Political Utopia: Promise or Peril? April 25th-26th, 2014 The Bowling Green Workshop in Applied Ethics and Public Policy will take place in … Continue reading

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Punishment book launch in Westminster

Punishment book launch The Houses of Parliament Date: Tuesday, 14 May 2013 Time: 17:00-19:00 Place: Committee Room 3, the Houses of Parliament, London Punishment is a topic of increasing importance for citizens and policymakers. Why should we punish criminals? What … Continue reading

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Punishment – new book

Punishment is a topic of increasing importance for citizens and policymakers. Why should we punish criminals? Which theory of punishment is most compelling? Is the death penalty ever justified? These questions and many others are addressed in this highly engaging … Continue reading

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Symposium on John Tomasi’s Free Market Fairness

The Bleeding Heart Libertarians blog is hosting a symposium on John Tomasi’s newest book, Free Market Fairness. The symposium begins today, June 11th, and runs through next Monday, June 18th. The schedule for the symposium is below. Please see the … Continue reading

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Thom Brooks, Punishment

Punishment is the most comprehensive monograph on the subject available. It is accessible for readers coming to the topic for the first time with new arguments and developments in each chapter that will be of interest to those already working … 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  read … Continue reading

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Open Letter to US University Chancellors and Presidents

Matthew Noah Smith has written the following open letter from the faculty of US universities and colleges to to their chancellors and presidents regarding the use of violence against student protesters. If you would like to add your name to … Continue reading

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CFP: Special Issue on “Global Justice & Practice-Dependence” in Raisons Politiques (in English)

Deadline for submissions: April 1st, 2012 Tentative publication date: Winter 2012 About the Journal Raisons Politiques is a well-established journal of political thought currently building an international reputation with the support of Sciences Po, the French renowned research institute for … Continue reading

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PHILTV on Public Reason and Religion (Kevin Vallier and Jason Brennan)

Jason Brennan (Georgetown) and I (Bowling Green) have put together a conversation on public reason/political liberalism and its treatment of religious contributions to public life (which would not have been possible without the help of the great folks over at … Continue reading

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Keele University Considers Closing Philosophy Dept.

Keele University is considering closing its philosophy department. Anyone concerned should join this facebook group for more details on how they can help fight it.  Alumni and others concerned by this are encouraged to write emails to this address: savekeelephilosophy@groups.facebook.com … Continue reading

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Egyptian protest and political theorist Gene Sharp

Colleagues, my first post to public reason… As a political theorist, I was surprised to read, in the article below in the NYT, of the influence of Gene Sharp, a political theorist (with a D.Phil from Oxford and a lengthy … Continue reading

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