CFP: Cultural Diversity & Liberal Democracy (19-20 April 2016, Toronto)

A conference on the theme “Cultural Diversity & Liberal Democracy: Models, Policies and Practice” will be held at the Glendon School of Public and International Affairs in Toronto on April 19-20, 2016. Confirmed keynote speakers include David Miller (Oxford) and Alan Patten (Princeton). The detailed call for presentations follows. The deadline for submissions is November 1, 2015. Questions should be directed to the School’s Director, Kenneth McRoberts, at


Cultural Diversity & Liberal Democracy:

Models, Policies and Practice


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CFP: Hannah Arendt Circle, West Chester University, March 10-12, 2016

The Department of Philosophy at West Chester University will be hosting the tenth independent conference of the Hannah Arendt Circle, March 10-12, 2016.

As in past years, we invite individual submissions for papers on any aspect of Arendt’s work, including critiques and applications of her thinking. As we celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Hannah Arendt Circle, this year’s conference will also include a panel on the relevance of Arendt in the 21st Century for which we are seeking individual paper submissions.

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, Tal Correm ( on or before December 15th, 2015. Please indicate “Arendt Circle submission” in the subject heading of your email message.


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Call for Applications: Junior Faculty Manuscript Workshop

The Georgetown Institute for the Study of Markets and Ethics (GISME), located in Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, invites applications for the 2015 Junior Faculty Manuscript Workshop. The aim of the workshop is to provide critical feedback to junior scholars (i.e., junior faculty members, postdocs, or non-tenure-track professors) who are working on book-length manuscripts that address important normative issues related to the functioning of contemporary market societies.

A limited number of applicants will be invited to Washington in the Spring 2016 semester for a day-long workshop devoted to their manuscript and will work with GISME to identify 2-4 senior scholars to act as discussants. Each workshop will consist of several sessions dedicated to discussion of the author’s manuscript. Sessions will begin with a critical commentary on a section of the manuscript by an invited participant. The author will then have the chance to respond and subsequently open up the floor for further commentary and discussion. The format is designed to maximize feedback for the author.


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Political Violence Workshop (CFA deadline: October 16)

CFA: Political Violence Workshop

The Injustice League and the Public Discourse Project at the University of Connecticut are pleased to announce a workshop on Political Violence, to be held December 4-6. While we invite contributions from a wide range of topics (see: below), we are especially interested in work that engages with institutionalized and racialized violence in the U.S., and with the Black Lives Matter movement in particular. The workshop will also aim to make progress on foundational questions such as what differentiates ‘political’ violence from other forms of violence, its uses and legitimacy, and what the appropriate response to political violence should be.


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Res Publica 21:3 out now: including winner of 2014 PG Essay Prize and critical exchange between Klosko and Weithman on Rawls

Res Publica volume 21, issue 3, is now published, including the winner of the 2014 postgraduate essay prize and a critical exchange between George Klosko and Paul Weithman on Rawls’s political liberalism.

Winner of the PG Essay Prize :
Psychological Constraints on Egalitarianism: The Challenge of Just World Beliefs
T. J. Kasperbauer

Critical Exchange:
Rawls, Weithman, and the Stability of Liberal Democracy
George Klosko

Reply to Professor Klosko
Paul Weithman

Stability: Political and Conception: A Response to Professor Weithman
George Klosko

Rabbits, Stoats and the Predator Problem: Why a Strong Animal Rights Position Need Not Call for Human Intervention to Protect Prey from Predators
Josh Milburn


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Assistant Professor in Social-Political Philosophy, Applied Ethics, University of Nottingham

The University of Nottingham’s Department of Philosophy is accepting applications for an Assistant Professor, with specialization in at least one of social philosophy, political philosophy, and applied ethics. This is a permanent, full-time position, starting in January 2016. See for details or to apply. Closing date: Oct. 8, 2015.

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