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Call for Applications: Equality and Citizenship Summer School in Rijeka

The Center for Advanced Studies – South East Europe, the University of Rijeka, the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Rijeka and the Croatian Society for Analytic Philosophy are organizing the 5th edition of the Equality and Citizenship Summer school from June 25th – 29th, 2018 in Rijeka, Croatia.

The Summer school does not reproduce, in a diluted form, the familiar teaching format of a university course. Instead, it is organized around “Author-Meets-Critics” symposia that are dedicated to publications and works-in-progress by some distinguished authors. All the leading participants will give a paper on a topic on which they are currently working, or a précis of a recently published book. During the symposia dedicated to them, they will then reply to the papers given by the other scholars.

This year’s leading participants are:

Prof Cecile Laborde, University of Oxford

Prof Julian Savulescu, University of Oxford

Prof Jonathan White, The London School of Economics and Political Science

Prof Lea Ypi, the London School of Economics and Political Science

The summer school is primarily aimed at attracting post-doc researchers and doctoral students. Participants are invited to send their applications by June 10th 2018. All participants will receive a certificate of participation that describes the activities in which they have participated at the summer school.

Tentative Program:

June 25th, 2018

9.45 – 10.00 Welcoming address

Symposium on The Meaning of Partisanship by Jonathan White and Lea Ypi

10.00 – 11.30 Jonathan White and Lea Ypi – Precis to The Meaning of Partisanship

11.30 – 12.00 Coffee break

12.00 – 12.50 Nebojša Zelič – Political Engagement and Civic Friendship

13.00 – 13.50 Enrico Biale and Giulia Bistagnino – What Role for Experts in Democratic Politics? A Discussion from the Epistemic Function of Political Parties

13.50 – 14.30 Lunch

14.30 – 15.20 Ivan Cerovac – Epistemic Value of Partisanship

15.30– 16.20 Neven Petrović – Judging Politicians Morally

16.30 – 17.20 Ali Emre Benli – Cosmopolitanism and Avant-garde Political Agency

20.00 – Jonathan White and Lea Ypi – Public Lecture: Political Parties in Modern Democracies (Opatija, Hotel Continental)

June 26th, 2018

9.30 – 10.20 Sara Amighetti – How Can a Partisan Be a Good Ally

10.30 – 11.20 Elvio Baccarini – Partisanship, Public Justification, Compromise

Symposium on Liberalism’s Religion by Cecile Laborde

19.00 – 20.30 Public Lecture: Is the Liberal State Secular? (Filodrammatica, Rijeka)

June 27th, 2018

10.00 – 11.30 Cecile Laborde – Precis to Liberalism’s Religion

11.30 – 12.00 Coffee break

12.00 – 12.50 Sara Amighetti – How to Understand the ‘Critical’ in Critical Republicanism? Thoughts on Laborde’s Methodology

13.00 – 13.50 Ivan Mladenović – Political Liberalism and Justificatory Secularism

13.50 – 14.30 Lunch

14.30 – 15.20 Sebastián Rudas – Minimal Secularism and Disestablishment in Catholic Countries

15.30 – 16.20 Miklós Zala – Can Conscience Justify Religious Accommodation?

16.20 – 16.40 Coffee break

16.40– 17.30 Elvio Baccarini – Public Reason and Religious Reasons

28th June, 2018

Julian Savulescu Symposium

17.00 – 18.30 Julian Savulescu – The Science and Ethics of Moral Enhancement

18.30 – 19.20 Viktor Ivanković – Moral Nudging and Moral Bioenhancement – Are there Relevant Moral Differences?

29th June, 2018

10.00 – 10.50 John McMillan and Luca Malatesti – Neuroethics and the Case of Psychopathy: some Methodological Considerations

11.00 – 11.50 Miklós Zala – Is Disability a Detrimental Difference? A Human Variation Perspective

12.00 – 12.50 Viktor Ivanković and Lovro Savić – Vaccination and Herd Immunity Thresholds

13.00 – 13.50 Sergio Filippo Magni – Procreative Beneficence Towards Whom?

13.50 – 14.30 Lunch

14.30 – 15.20 Darko Polšek – Behavioral Economics’ Contribution to Human Enhancing Discussions

15.30 – 16.20 Aleksandar Šušnjar – Intuitive Moral Reasoning and Moral Bioenhancement

16.30 – 17.20 Tomislav Miletić – Moral Enhancement and Ambient Intelligence: The Path Forward

17.20 – 17.40 Coffee break

17.40 – 18.30 Filip Čeč – Moral Bioenhancement and Manipulation

18.40 – 19.30 Elvio Baccarini – Moral Bioenhancement of Criminal Offenders

More details at http://cas.uniri.hr/call-for-aplications-the-5th-edition-of-equality-and-citizenship-summer-school/

(note that application deadline has been extended to June 10).


Recent Vacancies in Political Theory/Philosophy/Ethics

Lecturer in Human Rights, University College London (closing 11/02/18)

Lecturer in Philosophy, University College London (closing 11/02/18)

Assistant Professor in Political Theory (tenure-track), Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile (closing 15/02/18)

Hoover Chair Fellowships, Universite Catholique de Louvain (closing 23/02/18)

Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Social & Political Philosophy, University of Edinburgh (closing 27/02/18)

Postdoctoral Fellowships in Political Theory/Philosophy, Justitia Amplificata, University of Frankfurt / Free University of Berlin (closing 01/03/18)

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Reader in Political Theory, University of Essex (closing 04/03/18)

Lecturer in Philosophy, University of Western Australia (closing 04/03/18)

What, if anything, is wrong with private money in political philosophy?

Recently, there have been increasing worries about the role of private money that funds libertarian political philosophy (see e.g. here or here). The role of private money in academic research is not precisely a new problem; it has plagued other fields for decades (see e.g. here for a study of some of the more problematic forms). But it seems to be rather new for political philosophy, or at least it seems to have gone to levels it has not had in the recent past. But what exactly is wrong with it? Isn’t it simply an exercise of freedom of expression to use one’s money to sponsor scholarship one is interested in?

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Recent Vacancies in Political Theory/Philosophy/Ethics

Assistant Professor PPE – Politics & Governance, Utrecht University (closing 31/12/17)

Assistant Professor PPE – Philosophy, Utrecht University (closing 01/01/18)

Assistant Professor in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, University of Groningen (closing 14/01/18)

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Moral and Political Philosophy, University of New South Wales (closing 18/01/18)

Lecturer in Political Theory, University of Reading (closing 22/01/18)

CEU update/ application news

Last April the Hungarian parliament approved a new law that regulates the operations of foreign (non-EEA) universities in Hungary. Among other things, the new law requires a bilateral agreement between Hungary and the country of the university’s origin, and they should also deliver education programs in the countries where they are accredited. Although ‘lex CEU’, as has been popularly referred to, was defended on purely administrative grounds it clearly is part of an orchestrated attack on free institutions—NGOs, independent media, and the judiciary. At the time, it seemed impossible for CEU to fulfil these conditions: deadlines were tight, the costs were enormous since CEU has no educational activity in the US where it is accredited, and securing a bilateral treaty with the US government was unfeasible since, American educational matters are regulated at State level rather than at the federal’s level.

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Recent Vacancies in Political Theory/Philosophy/Ethics

Associate Professorship of Political Theory, University of Oxford (closing 7/12/17)

Assistant Professor in Political Theory, Carleton University (closing 1/12/17)

Lecturer in Philosophy (30 months fixed term), University of Birmingham (closing 29/11/17)

Tenure-track position in Business Ethics, KU Leuven (closing 31/01/18)

Doctoral Scholarships (open to political theory/philosophy/ethics applicants), Central European University (closing 01/02/18)

Climate Justice in Global Perspective

I recently wrote a review for an introductory philosophy text on climate justice. I thought it was a good book. The only criticism of it that I raised felt somewhat unfair, and hypocritical, since it is really a criticism that applies to the book’s field rather than the book itself – and to myself as somebody who works within this field. Namely, that discussions of climate justice in analytic philosophy (of the kind that I was schooled in, at least) have a tendency to be problematically insular, or even exclusionary. My worry is that a lot of the literature I read on climate justice is written by people like me, and (implicitly or explicitly) addressed to people like me. Roughly speaking: academics working in the tradition of analytic ethics and political philosophy; writing in English; located in Europe, North America, or Australia; and relatively privileged in terms of their resources, opportunities for consumption, and low vulnerability to climate change.

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Recent Vacancies in Political Theory/Philosophy/Ethics

Stanford Center for Ethics in Society Post-Doctoral Fellowships

Professor in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, University of Warwick

Lecturer in Politics (open to political theory applicants), University of York

Department Lecturer in Political Theory, University of Oxford

Departmental Lecturer in Ethics, University of Oxford

Political Theory Podcasts

Political theory hasn’t been neglected by the podcast boom, but it’s not always easy to know where to go. Here, I list (with links) the best political theory/philosophy related content in the podverse. (There are also some iTunes U courses and related suggestions below).

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Recent Vacancies in Political Theory/Philosophy

Lecturer in Moral or Political Philosophy, University of Leeds

Assistant Professor in Political Theory, Durham University

Max Weber Post-Doctoral Fellowships (open to political theory/philosophy applications), European University Institute

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