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The Center for Advanced Studies of South East Europe, the University of Rijeka and the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of Rijeka, are organizing a summer school on equality and citizenship on June 29th – July 3rd, 2015, in Rijeka (Croatia).

The summer school does not reproduce, in a diluted form, the familiar teaching format of a university course. Instead, it is organized around “Author-Meets-Critics” symposia dedicated to some distinguished authors’ publications and work-in-progress. All of the leading participants will give a paper on a topic on which they are working at the moment, and will reply to the papers given by scholars who participate in the symposia dedicated to them, as well as participate in the workshops dedicated to their works and be available for informal discussion. The leading participants are:


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Jobs: Two Lectureships in Political Theory at the University of York

Please share widely with any friends, colleagues, and current or former students who may be interested. Deadline for applications is 19 May 2015. I’m of course very happy to answer informal queries:

Two Lectureships in Political Theory at the University of York

The Department of Politics at the University of York seeks to appoint two outstanding faculty members in Political Theory.

Politics at York is internationally recognized for its tradition of world-leading research in political theory, encompassing the history of political thought, contemporary analytic political philosophy, and traditions of critical theory, with special strengths in democratic theory, liberalism, and theories of justice.


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Conf: Global Justice Philosophy in 2015 -Taking Stock Pre-conference event at Human Development &Capability Association Conf.


Global Justice Philosophy in 2015 -Taking Stock  

Pre-conference event at Human Development & Capability Association Conf.

Georgetown University, 10 September 2015

The new millennium opened with much activity in global justice philosophy.  The initial debates about cosmopolitanism versus nationalism have now largely died down without it being clear which side won. Some scholars of global justice say the way forward is more engagement with empirical evidence and methods (Blake & Taylor Smith, Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy). Such engagement with ‘real world’ empirical evidence and methods has been a long standing and defining aspect of the capabilities approach developed by Amartya Sen and Martha Nussbaum. Others argue that the recognition of a plurality of contexts of justice within and beyond the state will be the distinctive mark of future global justice theorizing.  There is even the further argument that while philosophers should attend to the best science of our day, philosophers should be ambitious and frame theories about the world that the social scientists have not tested and perhaps, cannot yet test.


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Reclaiming Republicanism: Recovering the Tradition’s Radical Heritage, 26-27 June 2015

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Registrations are open for the Reclaiming Republicanism: Recovering the Tradition’s Radical Heritage conference at the University of Oxford, 26-27th June 2015.

Further details and the registration form are available at:

Friday 26th June 2015
9:30 – 10:00 Registration
10:00 – 10:30 Opening remarks – Stuart White (Oxford)
10:30 – 11:45 Ruth Kinna (Loughborough) and Alex Prichard (Exeter) ‘Revolutionary Violence in Anarchism and Republicanism’
11:45 – 13:00 Karma Nabulsi (Oxford) ‘Revolutionary Republicanism: Three Conceptions’
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:15 Alan Coffee (KCL) ‘Freedom from a Slave’s Perspective’
15:15 – 16:30 Bruno Leipold (Oxford) ‘Republican Marxism: On the Politics of Socialism’
16:30 – 17:00 Tea/coffee break
17:00 – 18:15 John Filling (UCL) ‘On Wage Slavery’
19:30 Conference dinner


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Associate professor in practical philosophy, the University of Oslo

The Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas seeks to appoint an Associate Professor in Philosophy specializing in practical philosophy. We have a preference for candidates whose research focuses on normative or applied ethics, as the department has particular teaching needs in these areas. More information.

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Conference on Religious Toleration: University of Navarra

The Institute of Culture and Society’s Religion and Civil Society Research group will host a conference on Religious Toleration in the Age of Enlightenment.  It will take place at the University of Navarra in Pamplona, Spain on June 22-23, 2015.

The conference has no entrance fee and is open to the public.  A program for the conference can be found here. Conference 2015

For more information, please use the contact form below.

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