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Call for applications: The Groupe de recherche interuniversitaire en philosophie politique de Montréal (GRIPP), spanning the departments of political science and philosophy at McGill University, l’Université de Montréal, Concordia University, and l’Université du Québec à Montréal, invites applications for its 2015 manuscript workshop award. The recipient of the award will be invited to Montreal  for a day-long workshop in April/May 2015 dedicated to his or her book manuscript. This “author meets critics” workshop will comprise four to five sessions dedicated to critical discussion of the manuscript; each session will begin with a critical commentary on a section of the manuscript by a political theorist or philosopher who is part of Montreal’s GRIPP community. The format is designed to maximize feedback for a book-in-progress. The award covers the costs of travel, accommodation, and meals.


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CFP: Hannah Arendt Circle, Texas A&M University, April 23–25, 2015

The Department of Philosophy and Humanities at Texas A&M University will be hosting the ninth independent conference of the Hannah Arendt Circle, April 23–25, 2015.


As in past years, we invite individual submissions for papers on any aspect of Arendt’s work, including critiques and applications of her thinking.


Please send an abstract of the paper (750 word limit) as an email (“.doc” or “.docx”) attachment. Abstracts should be formatted for anonymous review and submitted to the program committee chair, Kei Hiruta ( on or before January 10th, 2015. Please indicate “Arendt Circle submission” in the subject heading of your email message.


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CFP: Annual Georgia Student Philosophy Symposium

Call for Papers

Annual Georgia Student Philosophy Symposium

Saturday February 28th, 2015

Keynote speaker: Professor Rachana Kamtekar

Department of Philosophy, University of Arizona


Undergraduate and graduate students in all disciplines encouraged to submit their work on any philosophical topic.

PRIZES: Authors of the best graduate and undergraduate papers will each receive a prize of $100 worth of books of their choice.


Submission Requirements: Papers must be prepared for blind review (i.e., no author-identifying information or notes in the body of the paper, only on a separate the cover page). Submissions must not exceed 3750 words (roughly 25 minutes reading time). When submitting, please include the following in the body of the email:


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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 the field of philosophy.” You can read more about it here:

There’s currently a fundraising drive on to support PIKSI. You can read more about this drive at:

This is certainly a worthy cause, given some of the recent less-than-edifying-reports of the experiences of women in the Philosophy world, and so please do consider supporting it.


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Graduate Conference in Political Theory at Duke

The Political Science department at Duke University will host a Graduate Conference in Political Theory on February 12-13, 2015. We invite submissions for this conference from graduate students in any discipline. Proposals on any topic in the fields of political theory, political philosophy, or the history of political thought will be considered.

In addition to building community among graduate students at different universities, this conference offers graduate students a rare opportunity to receive feedback on their work from eminent scholars in the field. Among the Duke faculty who have agreed to participate in the discussion of student papers are Michael Gillespie, Ruth Grant, Thomas Spragens, Kathi Weeks, Jack Knight and Michael Hardt. We are also pleased to announce that Josiah Ober of Stanford University will join us as the keynote speaker for the conference.


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Stanford Center for Ethics in Society Postdocs

The McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society at Stanford University seeks up to four new postdoctoral fellows for 2015-16:

We welcome candidates with substantial normative research interests from philosophy or political science. We are especially interested in candidates with research interests in inequality, education, international justice, environmental ethics, and ethics of technology, but we welcome all applicants with strong normative interests. Applicants must have a PhD in philosophy or political science; scholars with a JD are also eligible so long as their research interests focus on ethical issues with an applied dimension. Postdoctoral fellows teach one class per year, interact with undergraduates in the Ethics in Society Honors Program, and help foster an interdisciplinary ethics community across the campus.


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