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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).


Conference call: A Post-liberal World?

The Centre for the Study of Global Ethics at Birmingham is pleased to announce its 4th annual conference, on the theme of A Post-liberal World? 

Conference website: globalethics2018.weebly.com


  • Where and when: University of Birmingham, 31 May-1 June 2018
  • Already confirmed keynote speakers: Alison Jaggar (Birmingham & Boulder) and Jonathan Wolff (Oxford)
  • Public lecture: Jonathan Wolff will deliver a public lecture on Social Inequality and Structural Injustice (please visit the event page for more info and registration)

Call for Papers: 

The conference will specifically focus on the question whether we are on our way to a post-liberal world. We welcome abstract submissions addressing this theme as well as abstract submissions on a wide range of topics within global ethics.

Abstracts should be 500 words maximum and include three to five keywords. They should be send to globalethicsevents@contacts.bham.ac.uk. The deadline for submissions is 10 February 2018.

For more information on the Call for Papers, please visit the CFP section on the conference website: http://globalethics2018.weebly.com/cfp.html

Conference Call: How should we distribute atypical goods of justice?

Beyond Primary Goods

How should we distribute atypical goods of justice?

The Third Munich Workshop in the Philosophy of Institutions

February 14th – 16th, 2018

International Graduate Student Workshop at the Technical University of Munich/ Bavarian School of Public Policy, Munich, Germany

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CFA: Workshop on “Justice for Millionaires?”, University of Essex, December 12-13th 2017

In recent years, there have been a number of notable news stories reporting the extent of Hollywood’s (and now the BBC’s) gender pay gap, whereby female actors tend to earn considerably less than their male counterparts. These stories generate conflicting intuitions. On the one hand, the unequal remuneration involved looks like a troubling case of gender injustice. On the other hand, there is something odd about the conclusion that these multi-millionaires are victims of distributive injustice: many people believe that the super-rich already have more than that to which they are entitled. This workshop considers the different themes that are at play in this apparent conflict of intuitions, such as discrimination, exploitation, sufficiency, feminism, the morality of markets, and expressivism. We invite any scholars working on these questions (or other ones that bear on the workshop topic) to attend.

Confirmed speakers include: Richard Arneson (UCSD), Clare Burgum (UNE), Susanne Burri (LSE), and Anca Gheaus (UPF).

If you would like to present a paper at this workshop, please send an abstract of 500-1000 words to David Axelsen (D.Axelsen@lse.ac.uk) by September 1st 2017. Presenters will be asked to pre-circulate a version of their paper one week in advance of the workshop.

This event is sponsored by the British Academy.

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