October 7-8, 2010
Institut Jean-Nicod (Paris)

THURSDAY 7 OCTOBER
Salle Dussane
Ecole Normale Supérieure
45, rue d’Ulm

10h30: Georgy Gergely (Budapest): Psychological Essentialism: The origins of representing artifact kinds.

11h45: Beate Sodian (Munich): Development of epistemic norm sensitivity in children.

13h00: lunch

14h30: Asher Koriat (HaÏfa): Subjective convictions and social consensus: Evidence from research on social attitudes and social beliefs.

15h45: Jennifer Nagel (Toronto): Epistemic anxiety.

17h00: coffee break

17h15: Joëlle Proust (IJN): On the nature of epistemic norms.

18h30: end

19h30: conference dinner

FRIDAY 8 OCTOBER

47th Cincinnati Philosophy Colloquium
21-23 October 2010
425 Tangeman University Center
University of Cincinnati

Speakers:
• Owen Flanagan, Duke University
• Hilary Kornblith, University of Massachusetts
• Michael Lynch, University of Connecticut
• Penelope Maddy, University of California
• David Papineau, King’s College London
• L. A. Paul, University of North Carolina
• Thomas Polger, University of Cincinnati
• Elliott Sober, University of Wisconsin

Free and open to the public. For more information or to RSVP please contact thomas.polger (at) uc.edu

Topic: Contemporary Issues in Social/Political Philosophy
Keynote: Henry Shue, The University of Oxford Programme on the Changing Character of War
Dates: 15-16 April 2011
Submission Deadline: 1 December 2010

The Texas Tech Philosophy Graduate Student Association (PGSA) is looking for presenters for its graduate student conference. The conference topic is “Contemporary Issues in Social/Political Philosophy.” Papers on any subject within the general parameters of the topic will get consideration, but the following subjects will receive strong consideration:

Rawls
Rawls’ critics, especially Communitarians, Perfectionists, and G.A. Cohen
Torture
Terrorism
Nationalism
Multiculturalism
Global Justice
Game Theory
Transnational Feminism

Recent PhDs and ABD graduate students in philosophy, theology, psychology, or cognitive science are invited to apply for the 2011 Purdue Summer Seminar on Perceptual, Moral, and Religious Skepticism to be held at Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN from June 8th to June 24th, 2011. The seminar will be directed by Michael Bergmann (Purdue) and the guest speakers will be Justin Barrett (Oxford) and Walter Sinnott-Armstrong (Duke).

The topics of the seminar are:
EPISTEMOLOGY: The epistemology of perceptual, moral, and religious belief
SKEPTICISM: Responses to skepticism about perceptual, moral, and religious belief
DISAGREEMENT: Moral and religious disagreement as grounds for unbelief
EVOLUTION: Evolutionary accounts of moral and religious belief as reasons for skepticism

There is an Assistant Professor/Faculty Fellow position open in the NYU Center for Bioethics, to which I am attached. The initial appointment will be for one year, renewable annually for a maximum of three years. An applicant should have a strong interest in and preferably have written and taught in areas of bioethics and/or public health ethics and policy and have completed the Ph.D. no more than three years before the application date. Duties will include each year two graduate courses in the Bioethics MA Program and an undergraduate medical ethics course, as well as participation in the seminars, conferences, and other projects of the Center. See description of the Program at http://bioethics.as.nyu.edu. Questions may be sent to bioethics (at) nyu.edu. Please submit a CV, letters of recommendation, two published or unpublished essays, and a statement of current and prospective research by November 1, 2010. To apply, see the NYU Bioethics Program website at http://bioethics.as.nyu.edu/page/home. Instructions can be found under the homepage link “Employment“. NYU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

The Rutgers Institute for Law and Philosophy, based at the Rutgers School of Law in Camden, New Jersey, will host a two-day symposium on Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen’s The Idea of Justice (Harvard 2009) on Friday April, 15th and Saturday, April 16th, 2011.

The conference will feature six presentations on Sen’s recent book and its themes by leading figures in political philosophy: David Estlund (Brown), Samuel Freeman (Penn), Gerald Gaus (Arizona), Erin Kelly (Tufts), Henry Richardson (Georgetown), and Debra Satz (Stanford). Professor Sen will also attend. The symposium’s proceedings, along with a reply by Sen, will be published in a special issue of the Rutgers Law Journal.

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