Category Archives: Symposia

Workshop Announcement: June 20, 2014 – Spectating and Acting: A Tension at the Heart of Democratic Politics

Workshop at the University of Edinburgh June 20, 2014 Main Library Building, Room 1.11 Spectating and Acting A Tension at the Heart of Democratic Politics The detailed programme, including the abstracts of the presentations, can be found here: http://judgepol.sps.ed.ac.uk/events/spectating-and-acting-a-tension-at-the-heart-of-democratic-politics/ Speakers Prof … Continue reading

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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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Author-Meets-Critics Session on Robert Talisse’s Democracy and Moral Conflict

The Felician Ethics Institute is pleased to announce an Author-Meets-Critics session with Robert Talisse of Vanderbilt University on his book, Democracy and Moral Conflict (Cambridge, 2009), to be held on Saturday, October 27, 2012 at Felician’s Lodi campus, 262 S. Main … Continue reading

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The Lottery as a Democratic Institution

As you may know, I am organizing a workshop at Trinity College Dublin on “The Lottery as a Democratic Institution.” This workshop will be co-organized by Gil Delannoi (Sciences Po) and Oliver Dowlen. The workshop will be held on October … Continue reading

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Symposium on Corey Brettschneider’s Democratic Rights

I’m very happy to say that a symposium on Corey Brettschneider’s Democratic Rights has now been published in Representation. The symposium is based on the contributions to the reading group on the book that took place here in late 2008. … Continue reading

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Symposium Announcement

“Rawlsian Liberalism in Context(s)” Date: February 26-27, 2010 Place:Toyota Auditorium, Baker Center for Public Policy, University of Tennessee Over a period of fifty years, John Rawls developed and gave voice to the most powerful and systematic moral theory of constitutional … Continue reading

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PPPS: Why a Defensive War against Mitigated Aggression can be Proportionate

Hi Everyone, This paper defends the view that a nation is justified in undertaking a defensive war — conceived of in terms of collective personal self-defense — against mitigated aggression. A nation committing mitigated aggression conditionally threatens — rather than … Continue reading

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PPPS: Margin of Appreciation

Hello Everyone: My name is Wally Siewert. I am currently based in Santa Barbara California. The paper I would like to discuss with you concerns the European Court of Human Rights and its application of the European Convention on Human Rights. … Continue reading

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PPPS: Just Procedures with Controversial Outcomes

Hello everyone! My name is Emanuela Ceva and I’m a political philosopher based at the University of Pavia (Italy). The paper I’d like to discuss with you is an attempt to address (and hopefully provide an answer to) a well-known … Continue reading

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PPPS: On Gutmann and Thompson’s Arguments that Deliberative Democrats Shouldn’t be Pure Proceduralists

This paper concerns the prospects of pure proceduralist deliberative democratic theories. Amy Gutmann and Dennis Thompson give what seems to be the most prominent set of arguments against such pure proceduralisms in their “Deliberative Democracy Beyond Process”.* Briefly put, they … Continue reading

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PPPS: Freedom: Morality and Folk Intuitions

Broadly, this paper is concerned with the folk concept of freedom. In the paper, I consider non-philosophical intuitions about freedom by examining what ordinary people think about several interesting cases in which an agent’s freedom is restricted. I also compare … Continue reading

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Spring 2009 Political Philosophy Podcast Symposium

We’ll be starting this semester’s podcast symposium this Friday. We have five papers this semester. The first paper is available for download for people who are interested in reading it prior to this Friday’s presentation: 27 February: Jonathan Phillips (UNC), … Continue reading

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Long-overdue replies to comments on “Rosa Parks”

I’ve been very negligent in replying to Ben’s and Andy’s excellent comments on my PPPS democratic leadership paper.  It being Christmas Eve, I’ve finally found time to hastily write up my thoughts!  They’re lengthy, so I’ve followed the pattern and … Continue reading

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Comments on Gowder’s “Rosa Parks”

I’ve written some fairly extensive comments on the podcast that Paul Gowder posted a few weeks ago (or, more precisely, on the written paper (.pdf)).  Since they’re several pages long, I’ve decided to link to them as a .pdf rather … Continue reading

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CFP: Spring 2009 Political Philosophy Podcast Symposium

Spring 2009 PPPS CFP: 19 December 2009 I’m extending the deadline for submissions for the Spring 2009 podcast symposium until Friday 19 December — SCM. Continuing with the format that we have experimented with this semester, I’d like to invite … Continue reading

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PPPS: “Making Space for Rosa Parks: Democratic Authorship as Political Autonomy”

Hi.  I’m Paul Gowder, a Ph.D. candidate in Stanford’s Political Science department.  This paper arose out of another paper that I have in progress.  The other paper, a critique of Rawls’s idea of public reason and an attempt to develop … Continue reading

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PPPS: “Unhappy Families: Three Ways of Thinking About Imperfect Political Regimes”

I got the idea for this paper while teaching a course on dictatorships and revolutions. The course had little political philosophy content (by design), but we did talk about whether democratic regimes are always to be preferred to non-democratic regimes, … Continue reading

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PPPS: “Toward a Pragmatic Moral Theory of State Sovereignty”

This paper was motivated by a dissatisfaction with the move to justify armed humanitarian intervention to deal with widespread and systematic human rights violations. I’m skeptical of arguments that defend a right or duty of armed intervention for a few … Continue reading

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PPPS: “Coercion as Enforcement”

I’m grateful for the opportunity to participate in this forum, and thank Simon May and Public Reason for the work in organizing this symposium. My paper provides a positive account of coercion that responds to difficulties I have found in … Continue reading

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PPPS: “Is Government Supererogation Possible?”

It seems that governments sometimes act in ways that are good, but not required by any plausible conception of justice.  Think of the lovely flowers on the highway median, or the block party thrown in your town each year, or … Continue reading

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