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Calls for Papers for two Workshops on Poverty at the U of Salzburg (May and August 2016)

The Centre for Ethics and Poverty Research, University of Salzburg, and the Austrian chapter of Academics Stand Against Poverty (ASAP) will organize two workshops on (political) philosophy and poverty in 2016. Please spread the word.

The first workshop with Monique Deveaux (U of Guelph) will take place on May 12 and 13, 2016. There is no specfic theme and all papers on philosophy and poverty are welcome but preference will be given to papers that are related to the topic of the paper of Monique Deveaux: “Global Justice from Below?: The Value of Social Movement Approaches to Poverty Reduction”. The detailed call for papers and more information on that workshop can be found in that PDF or here: www.philosophypoverty.blogspot.com

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CFP: The Ethics of Boycotting (special issue)

The increased visibility of the BDS movement in the wake of the Israeli-Gaza conflict of summer 2014, and the more recent Salaita affair at the UIUC, have generated a renewed interest among academics in general, and philosophers in particular, in the theory and praxis of boycotting (e.g. economic, academic, political, cultural). However, despite considerable informal discussion in various professional fora and on social media, the topic of boycotting has thus far attracted surprisingly little systematic scholarly attention from moral, political or legal philosophers. This is an unfortunate state of affairs, as boycotting as a form of moral and political action raises a range of important ethical issues, including:

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CFP: Ninth Annual Felician Ethics Conference

CALL FOR PAPERS

 The ninth annual meeting of the Felician Ethics Conference will be held at the Rutherford Campus of Felician College
223 Montross Ave
Rutherford, NJ 07070
on Saturday, April 25, 2015, 9 am – 6 pm

 Plenary Speaker:

James Stacey Taylor (The College of New Jersey)

“Markets in Political Votes: A Moral Defense”

 Submissions on any topic in moral and political philosophy are welcome, not exceeding 25 minutes’ presentation time (approximately 3,000 words). Please send submissions via email in format suitable for blind review by March 1, 2015 to: felicianethicsconference@gmail.com.

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Two monographs of possible interest to Public Reason readers

I’ve been encouraged by a fellow reader of this blog to post an announcement about my two books that have come out in the last year.

Cover of Rawls, Dewey, and ConstructivismThe first is called Rawls, Dewey, and Constructivism (2010), and was reviewed positively on Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews here. You can find the book on Amazon here: USUKCA.

From the publisher:  In Rawls, Dewey, and Constructivism, Eric Weber examines and critiques John Rawls’ epistemology and the unresolved tension – inherited from Kant – between Representationalism and Constructivism in Rawls’ work. Weber argues that, despite Rawls’ claims to be a constructivist, his unexplored Kantian influences cause several problems. In particular, Weber criticises Rawls’ failure to explain the origins of conceptions of justice, his understanding of “persons” and his revival of Social Contract Theory. Drawing on the work of John Dewey to resolve these problems, the book argues for a rigorously constructivist approach to the concept of justice and explores the practical implications of such an approach for Education.

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CFP: Felician Ethics Conference: April 24, 2010

 

CALL FOR PAPERS
 
The fourth annual meeting of the Felician Ethics Conference will be held at the Rutherford Campus of Felician College

223 Montross Ave
Rutherford, NJ 07070

on Saturday, April 24, 2010, 9 am – 6 pm
 
 
Plenary Speaker: Christopher Morris (University of Maryland, College Park)

“Why Be Just?”
 
 
 
Submissions on any topic in moral philosophy (broadly construed) are welcome, not exceeding 25 minutes’ presentation time (approximately 3,000 words). Please send submissions via email in format suitable for blind review by Feb. 1, 2010 to: felicianethicsconference@gmail.com.

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Continuum Ethics book series

Continuum Ethics
A series of books exploring key topics in contemporary ethics and moral philosophy.

Continuum Ethics presents a series of books that will bridge the gap between new research work and undergraduate textbooks. They will provide close examination of key concepts in contemporary moral philosophy. Aimed largely at upper-level undergraduates and research students, they will also appeal to researchers in the field. Authors will be expected to combine philosophical sophistication with an accessible style that can engage the educated reader.
Each volume will introduce its subject within the context of recent developments in moral philosophy. Each book will cover the major thinkers and their key ideas, outline questions raised within the area of concern, and explore possible answers to those questions. Authors will be encouraged to argue for a particular view or views and each volume will present an original contribution to the field. Each book will explore – either throughout the text or in the final chapter(s) – the future of the topic in contemporary ethics and other research areas.

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