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Militant Democracy

My book, A Theory of Militant Democracy: The Ethics of Combatting Political Extremism, has just been published, so I thought I would post a brief description. The book considers how pro-democratic forces can safeguard representative government from anti-democratic groups. By … Continue reading

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CFP: Rethinking Political Catholicism, Rome, May 22-23, 2014

Although the study of religion and politics has blossomed over the past decade, the normative debates over the appropriate place of religion in modern democracies often remain divorced from the study of the actual practices and meanings of religion in … Continue reading

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CONF: Cosmopolitanism and Conflict, Rome, October 11-13 2013

Cosmopolitanism and Conflict John Cabot University, Rome, October 11-13 2013  Contemporary global politics is increasingly marked by conflicts. One thinks of conflicts over institutions and authorities, resources and citizenship, military force and climate change, religion and ideology. Yet prevailing cosmopolitan … Continue reading

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CFP – Challenges to Participation in Democracy

CALL FOR PAPERS Conference – Challenges to Participation in Democracy University of Lisbon, Faculty of Letters, 16th-17th May 2013   Recent political events have brought the problem of political participation to a new light by promoting active participation in ‘occupy … Continue reading

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CFP: Las Torres de Lucca. International Journal of Political Philosophy

call for papers Las Torres de Lucca International Journal of Political Philosophy www.lastorresdelucca.org  ISSN: 2255-3827 Las Torres de Lucca is an international peer-reviewed biannual publication featuring articles and book reviews of Political Philosophy in both English and Spanish. It is edited … Continue reading

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Pittsburgh Philosophy Workshop: Law & Morality

December 1st, 2012 – Pitt University Club: The Philosophy Department at the University of Pittsburgh presents a workshop on Law & Morality   Speakers:   Andrew Koppelman (Northwestern) - “Does Respect Require Antiperfectionism?” Henry Richardson (Georgetown) - “Democratic Autonomy and Democratic Authority” Paul Weithman … Continue reading

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Author-Meets-Critics Session on Robert Talisse’s Democracy and Moral Conflict

The Felician Ethics Institute is pleased to announce an Author-Meets-Critics session with Robert Talisse of Vanderbilt University on his book, Democracy and Moral Conflict (Cambridge, 2009), to be held on Saturday, October 27, 2012 at Felician’s Lodi campus, 262 S. Main … Continue reading

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Podcast: the State of the State

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PHILTV on Public Reason and Religion (Kevin Vallier and Jason Brennan)

Jason Brennan (Georgetown) and I (Bowling Green) have put together a conversation on public reason/political liberalism and its treatment of religious contributions to public life (which would not have been possible without the help of the great folks over at … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: The Ethics of Voting

Hi everyone, I’m pleased to announce my book The Ethics of Voting (Princeton University Press) is now published. You can read the introduction here. (I get about $3.00 in royalties if you buy it, so here are links to Amazon, … Continue reading

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Genealogies of Political Authority

Hello all. I’ve recently published an article that may be of interest to readers of Public Reason, in particular those of you who are interested in questions relating to the normative status of political authority. I’m currently planning a sequel … Continue reading

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Sen, ‘The Idea of Justice’, Chapter 16, ‘The Practice of Democracy’

This chapter covers three empirical issues relating to democracy: 1) the connection between democracy (or public reasoning—Sen seems to use these terms interchangeably) and famine, 2) the connection between democracy and economic development and 3) the promotion of tolerance toward … Continue reading

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Sen, ‘The Idea of Justice’, Chapter 15, ‘Democracy as Public Reason’

In chapter 15 of The Idea of Justice, “Democracy as Public Reason,” Sen defends the idea that democracy is a universal value. Can democracy flourish outside the west? One reason for thinking it can’t is that it (supposedly) has never … Continue reading

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CFP: Democracy and Legitimacy: Dealing with Extremism

CEU Budapest: 22-23 July 2010 | CFP: 30 April 2010 Please submit a 400 words abstract, suitable for blind review to molesA [at] ceu.hu or to MiklosiZ [at] ceu.hu before the 30 April 2010. The conference is fee of charge, … Continue reading

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Polluting the Polls: When Citizens Should Not Vote

Lately, I’ve been wondering what it means to be a good citizen.  I’ve been working to develop a liberal theory of civic virtue that is, I think, properly purged of certain republican ideas.  That is, I think civic virtue for … Continue reading

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