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Public Justification, Authority and Coercion: Comments on Chapter 1

I want to begin by again thanking Chad for putting this group together and to all the participants, especially Micah for his excellent summary and questions of Chapter 1 of my book. I didn’t see a way to answer his discussion questions … Continue reading

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Vallier Reading Group: Chapter 1

I am happy to begin our reading group on Kevin Vallier’s new book, Liberal Politics and Public Faith: Beyond Separation. My thanks to Chad Van Schoelandt for organizing. In earlier reading groups, we have followed a standard format of summarizing … Continue reading

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PIKSI

Here’s a small commercial announcement that might be of interest to you. You may be familiar with Philosophy in an Inclusive Key Summer Institute (PIKSI), which “is designed to encourage undergraduate students from under-represented groups to consider future study in … Continue reading

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Call for papers: Republicanism between Democracy and Justice (Philosophy and Public Issues)

Philosophy and Public Issues Call for papers Symposium: Republicanism between Democracy and Justice With a discussion of Philip Pettit’s On the People’s Terms: A Republican Theory and Model of Democracy (Cambridge University Press, 2012). Guest Editors: Enrico Biale and Pamela … Continue reading

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The PGR and the September Statement

The last few days have been quite unusual in the philosophy blogosphere. Since I’ve taken a public stand, I thought I should post something on my own blog about these developments. Sally Haslanger and David Velleman posted a Statement of Concern … Continue reading

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Ethics for the down-and-out?

A couple of weeks ago, I (perhaps unwisely) posted a sarcastic and hastily written note in response to a news story about the crime-fighting adventures of ethicist Jonathan Glover [original post now removed].  It turns out that I didn’t make my intent … Continue reading

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