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Call for papers: Political Identity on the Threshold
Location: Nova University of Lisbon, September 10-11 2018
Keynote: Richard Bellamy (University College, London; European University Institute)
Political identity is historically related to social identity, that is, to how people recognize themselves as members of some larger aggregate grouping. In this sense, it involves an exclusion process whereby ‘we’ are distinguished from ‘them’ and an inclusion process whereby who or what one is can be defined in terms of where one has come from and where one is going. The most common forms of political identity are traced back to nationalist claims associated with states, but even political parties or other social movements came to represent the needs and interests of certain key identities (‘the working class’, ‘the British people’, ‘the environmentalists’), and their success was built largely on their ability to connect to those sharing such characteristics.
The new Centre for Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) at the University of Groningen is hosting its inaugural conference on Sept 28-29, 2017.
Keynote speakers are Simon Caney (Warwick), Nancy Cartwright (Durham/UCSD), Gerald Gaus (Arizona), and Catherine de Vries (Essex).
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Philosophy and Childhood
13-14 July 2017, University of Salzburg, Austria
Keynote Speakers: S. Matthew Liao (New York), Amy Mullin (Toronto), Adam Swift (Warwick)
The program includes 32 talks in two parallel sessions and three keynote talks over the course of two days. A detailed program including a book of abstracts can be found on the conference homepage. The registration fee is 30€ and covers the conference folder, coffee breaks, and two lunch snacks. Students as well as particpiants from countries classified as low-income or lower-middle income economies by the World Bank pay a subsidized fee of 15€.
The 3rd Annual Conference of the Centre for the Study of Global Ethics
University of Birmingham
1st – 2nd June 2017
Theme: Humanitarian Ethics and Action
Confirmed keynote speakers:
Simon Caney (Oxford)
Cecile Fabre (Oxford)
Helen Frowe (Stockholm)
Hugo Slim (ICRC)
Plus a public lecture by:
Leif Wenar (KCL)
The Centre for the Study of Global Ethics at Birmingham is pleased to announce its third annual conference, on the theme of humanitarian ethics and action (broadly construed).
The conference will feature both invited keynote speakers, speakers selected from a CFP, and a public lecture. For further information, and for details on how to register to attend, please see the conference website, at: http://www.globalethics2017.weebly.com/.
The Center for Ethics & Policy at Carnegie Mellon University invites paper abstracts for an inaugural Workshop on Ethics & Policy to be hosted November 4-5, 2016 at the CMU campus in Pittsburgh, PA. We are pleased to welcome Richard Arneson as our keynote speaker.
In celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the publication of Alan Wertheimer’s seminal work Exploitation, the theme for our inaugural workshop is “Exploitation and Coercion”. Submissions are welcome on any topic germane to the works of Dr. Wertheimer, with preference given to papers related to the relevance of exploitation and/or coercion to current issues in applied ethics and policy.
MANCEPT Workshops in Political Theory
7th – 9th September 2016
Conveners: Michael Bennett (University of York) & Jonathan Benson (University of Manchester)
This workshop aims to stimulate a productive dialogue between those working on epistemic arguments for and against democracy and the market. We welcome papers focused exclusively on epistemic democracy, papers focused exclusively on epistemic arguments for markets, and papers which bring the two debates together.
Alongside the tradition of epistemic democracy there is an opposing tradition, including Hayekian economics, of epistemic arguments for markets. Both traditions reject idealised epistemic assumptions such as normative certainty and agreement (common in ideal theorising about justice) and perfect information (common in neoclassical economics). Instead, epistemic perspectives take the reality of ignorance and uncertainty as the starting point for institutional design, and place the creation, communication and use of knowledge at the centre of their analysis.