Category Archives: Symposia

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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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 Pansardi

Submission Deadline
Long Abstract (1,000 words max): 15 November 2014
Full paper (10,000 words max, upon acceptance): 15 March 2015

Invited Contributors
Amy Allen (Dartmouth College), Josè Luis Martì (Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona), John Parkinson (University of Warwick), and Philip Pettit (Australian National University and Princeton University).


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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:


  • Prof Carol C. Gould, City University of New York
  • Prof Jeffrey Green, University of Pennsylvania
  • Dr Mihaela Mihai, University of York
  • Dr Andrew Schaap, University of Exeter


  • Prof Matthew Festenstein, University of York
  • Dr Philip Cook, University of Edinburgh
  • Dr Rowan Cruft, University of Stirling
  • Prof Neil Walker, University of Edinburgh

Time and Place

The workshop takes place on June 20, 2014, in meeting room 1.11 of the University of Edinburgh’s main library building. It will run from 9:00 to 17:00. Directions to the venue can be found here:


Participation is free of charge, but the number of places is limited. Therefore, it is essential you register here:


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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)

Carol C. Gould (City University of New York)

David Held (Durham University)

Andrew March (Yale University)

Christian F. Rostbøll (University of Copenhagen)


Submission deadline: 15 March 2014

The aim of the conference is to provide a robust forum for exploring contemporary problems of democratic deliberation and freedom of speech on a local and global level. Special emphasis will be placed on the interplay between democratic legitimacy and freedom of speech.


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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 St. Lodi, NJ 07644

Location: Harmony Hall, in Albin Obal Hall, on the Lodi campus of Felician College

Time: 1-4 pm

Commentators: Chris Herrera (Philosophy, Montclair State University), Steven Ross (Philosophy, Hunter College and CUNY Graduate Center), and Joseph Biehl (Felician College), with a response by Robert Talisse (Philosophy, Vanderbilt University)


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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 11-12, 2012. Details about the workshop can be found at Please consider attending, and spread the word about the event. Should you have any questions about it, please let me know.

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