Special Workshop on Law and Coercion

Call for Abstracts
Special Workshop on Law and Coercion

Special workshop at the IVR 27th World Congress – 2015, Washington D.C., USA.
27 July – 1 August 2015
Chair: Lucas Miotto, Ph.D. Candidate in Law at the University of Edinburgh

Contact: l.miotto-lopes@sms.ed.ac.uk

The Law and Coercion workshop will be held as a Special Workshop session of the 27th IVR World Congress in Washington D.C. (http://ivr2015.org/ ). The IVR World Congress is organized by the International Association for Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy every two years and is attended by a numerous distinguished scholars from all over the world.


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CFP: 13th Pavia Graduate Conference in Political Philosophy

13th Pavia Graduate Conference in Political Philosophy

 8th and 9th September 2015


On the 8th and 9th of September 2015, the Department of Political and Social Sciences, University of Pavia (Italy), under the joint patronage of the Italian Society for Political Philosophy and the Italian Society for Analytic Philosophy, will host the 13th edition of the Pavia Graduate Conference in Political Philosophy. This two-day conference is meant to offer graduate students an opportunity to present papers, get helpful feedback in a friendly atmosphere, and exchange ideas both with peers and with leading academics in the field of political philosophy. In addition to parallel sessions devoted to students’ presentations, there will also be two plenary sessions. Plenary speakers in past editions have been: Hillel Steiner, Anna Elisabetta Galeotti, Peter Jones, Gianfrancesco Zanetti, Jonathan Wolff, Michele Nicoletti, Philippe Van Parijs, Sebastiano Maffettone, Giovanni Giorgini, Andrew Williams, David Miller, Alessandro Ferrara, Valeria Ottonelli, Adam Swift, Gerald Gaus, Serena Olsaretti, Thomas M. Scanlon, Philip Pettit, Carla Bagnoli, Thomas Christiano. This year’s keynote speakers will be:


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CFP: Association for Political Theory

2015 Association for Political Theory Call for Papers
Proposal deadline: Friday, February 13, 2015

APT Annual Conference
University of Colorado Boulder, October 22-24, 2015
Program Co-Chairs: Lilly Goren (Carroll University) and Peter Josephson (St. Anselm College)

The Association for Political Theory (APT) invites proposals for its thirteenth annual conference, to be held October 22-24, 2015, at the University of Colorado Boulder. We welcome proposals from faculty members, independent scholars, and graduate students who have completed all requirements except for the dissertation. We will consider proposals on all topics in the fields of political theory, political philosophy, the history of political thought, and cognate disciplines. We also encourage faculty members to volunteer to serve as chairs and/or discussants.

How to apply: Applicants must be members of the Association; membership is free. Please visit http://apt-us.org/membership-application to submit a membership application before submitting your proposal. Because we must approve all application forms, please do not wait until the deadline to apply for membership. Abstracts of 300-400 words are due by midnight PST on Friday, February 13, 2015. To submit your proposal, go to: http://apt-us.org/conference-proposal-form. Please review the guidelines listed below before completing a proposal form. Each participant may submit one single-authored paper proposal and one co-authored paper proposal. Please note that the APT conference does not accept panel or roundtable proposals. Each participant is required to submit a proposal form, even if the proposal is for a co-authored paper.


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2015 TVA CFA


Fourth Annual Tennessee Value and Agency (TVA) Conference

September 4-5, 2015 // The University of Tennessee-Knoxville

Theme: Knowledge and Agency

Keynote Speakers:
Candace Vogler (David B. and Clara E. Stern Professor of Philosophy, University of
John Schwenkler (Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Florida State University)

Abstracts (of 2-3 double-spaced pages, prepared for blind review) due by May 15, 2015 by e-mail to EJ Coffman (ecoffma1@utk.edu)
Much important and influential recent work in analytic philosophy lies at the intersection of epistemology, ethics, and philosophy of action and explores some or other of the following broad questions:
– Are action-theoretic concepts central to the nature of knowledge?
– What must you know in order to act (rationally, intentionally, freely, accountably)?
– How can you know about what you do (rationally, intentionally, freely, accountably)?
Abstracts that engage these and allied questions concerning the relationships among knowledge and agency will be considered for the 2015 TVA Conference. Sessions will be 75 minutes long, with roughly 40 minutes for the presentation and 35 minutes for group discussion.
We aim to notify authors of selected abstracts by June 1, 2015. If your abstract is selected and childcare duties render your attendance difficult, conference organizers will try to find a way for your childcare needs to be met.
The TVA conference (http://web.utk.edu/~philosop/TVA/conference.html) is an annual event aimed at encouraging philosophical conversation about topics pursued by established research clusters at The University of Tennessee Department of Philosophy.


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CFP: Oxford Graduate Political Theory Conference


Political Theory at the Margins

Fourth Oxford Graduate Political Theory Conference

University of Oxford   |   8th May 2015

Keynote speakers:

  • Humeira Iqtidar (King’s College London)
  • Nathaniel Adam Tobias Coleman (University College London)

What lies at the margins of political theory? Which histories, experiences, and perspectives have been excluded or been absent from mainstream political theory, and why? How, if at all, should political theorists respond to such exclusions and revise the way in which they conduct theoretical work? These are some of the questions we aim to address at the 4th Oxford Political Theory Graduate Conference.

A growing chorus of scholars have criticized contemporary political theory for its marginalisation of subaltern issues and perspectives. A common theme in these criticisms has been that the dominant perspective in political theory has been (and still is) largely white, male and western. This has contributed to the neglect and under-theorisation of the injustices and oppression faced by people of colour, women, and queer people. This substantive criticism has also often been linked to methodological concerns, particularly the (potential) problems associated with idealisation and ahistoricism. These contemporary concerns are also reflected in efforts to reshape the predominantly western and male focus in the study of the history of political thought.


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Call for Conveners: MANCEPT Workshops in Political Theory

The MANCEPT Workshops in Political Theory is an annual conference in political theory, organised under the auspices of the Manchester Centre for Political Theory. This year’s conference will be the twelfth event in the series and will take place on Tuesday 1st September until Thursday 3rd September at the Arthur Lewis Building, University of Manchester. Over the last ten years, participants from over twenty five countries have come together in a series of workshops focussing on political theory/philosophy widely construed. Last year the workshops had more than 250 delegates, and the conference is now established as a leading international forum dedicated to the discussion of research in political theory. We are now accepting applications for workshop convenors. Applications are made by submitting a short (500 word) abstract describing the subject of your workshop. The deadline for workshop proposals is Monday 2nd March 2015.


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