The Essay Contest “Politics and Philosophy” on the occasion of Unesco World Philosophy Day is closed

Author: Olivera Z. Mijuskovic, philosopher

World Philosophy Network and e-magazine “Philosophical Views” supported the initiative of the UNESCO by celebrating World Philosophy Day on the third Thursday of November. We have received over 100 works of researchers and political activists around the world. Our editorial team of researchers from world universities, has selected the best ones. The papers were published in the journal of philosophy “Philosophical Views”, Issue 4 and you can find it on our website. If you want to have it in .pdf version let us know on our official email on Impressum page.


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Extended Deadline for Murphy Fellowships

The Murphy Institute at Tulane University has extended its application deadline for 2017-2018 Center for Ethics and Public Affairs Faculty Fellowships/Visiting Research Professorships. The new deadline is December 31, 2016.

To apply for these fellowships, please visit here, scroll down, and click the “Apply Now” button. Application is free of charge for all applicants by using this link.

These fellowships are available to support outstanding faculty whose teaching and research focus on ethics, political philosophy, political theory, or questions of moral choice in areas such as, but not restricted to, business, government, law, economics, and medicine.


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Final Reminder: Political Thought Conference at Oxford

Dear all,

We are pleased to invite you to the Annual Conference of the Britain and Ireland Association for Political Thought. This will take place at St. Catherine’s College, University of Oxford on 5th-7th January 2017 (Thursday-Saturday).

This year’s conference covers a wide range of themes like the ethics of war, juries and democratic theory, and the politics of ecological emancipation. Speakers at the conference include:

Sharon Krause (Brown); Alex Leveringhaus (Oxford); Melissa Schwartzberg (NYU); Jakob Huber (LSE); Dana Mills (NYU/Bard College); Jacob T. Levy (McGill); Teresa M. Bejan (Oxford); Andreas Kalyvas (The New School)


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Call for Papers: Gender on the International Bench, Oslo March 23-24

There is currently a marked gender inequality among the members of the international courts. Why is there this skewed representation, what – if anything –  is problematic with it – and what might be done to correct it?

The workshop is an activity of two major research centres that study international courts, based in Oslo and Copenhagen, and will take place in Oslo, Norway,  March 23-24 2017 .

Further information is at–call-for-papers.pdf

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Withdrawn – Permanent position in legal theory/political philosophy, U of Oslo

The position as professor (or associate professor), in legal theory or political philosophy at PluriCourts, University of Oslo has been withdrawn.

Apologies to those who have started preparing an application.

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Call for Papers: Overcriminalization and Indigent Legal Care

“Overcriminalization and Indigent Legal Care”

April 6 & 7, 2017 – Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
The Jean Beer Blumenfeld Center for Ethics

Georgia State University

Keynote speakers: 
David Boonin (Philosophy, University of Colorado)
Jelani Jefferson Exum (Law, University of Toledo)
Doug Husak (Philosophy, Rutgers University)

There has been growing lay and scholarly concern with the access to legal services available to poorer persons in our society. Many commentators note that moral and policy difficulties of related trends are compounded by what some see as overcriminalization. This interdisciplinary conference will bring together leading scholars in philosophy, legal theory, and related fields to present original scholarship on these issues.

  • Possible topic areas include:
  • justice and criminalization
  • distributive justice and access to legal services
  • the scope of criminal law
  • political legitimacy and retributive justice
  • the administrative state and the indigent
  • reasons and causes for overcriminalization
  • the effect of overcriminalization on society, especially the indigent
  • how to reduce the effects of criminalization, especially on the indigent
  • and related themes

The conference will include one public symposium, including presentations by:
Michael Leo Owens (Political Science, Emory University)
Bernadette Rabuy (The Prison Policy Initiative)


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