NYU Conference on Valuing Lives
By S. Matthew Liao

Valuing Lives: A Conference on Ethics in Health and the Environment
March 5, 2011
New York University

Various policy issues in environmental and health-related matters force policymakers to trade human lives against other values. We are bringing together scholars from philosophy, law and economics for a one-day conference to discuss whether and how this can be done in a morally permissible manner. The conference will feature original, unpublished papers of high quality.

Registration is now open at
http://bioethics.as.nyu.edu/object/bioethics.events.20110305.valuingli ves

The conference program is available at

Liam Shield at Warwick University has compiled a bibliography on sufficientarianism, a position in distributive justice. Those interested in the area may find it to be a helpful resource. The bibliography can be found here.

Liam would be very grateful if anyone has any comments or could suggest any relevant articles, books or book chapters that he has missed. Email suggestions to l.p.shields [at] warwick.ac.uk

7th International Symposium of Cognition, Logic and Communication
6-8 May 2011, Riga, Latvia


INVITED ORGANIZERS: Michael Bishop (Florida State University), Stephen Stich (Rutgers University)

Michael Bishop (Florida State University)
Luc Faucher (Université du Québec a Montréal)
Joshua Knobe (Yale University)
Edouard Machery (University of Pittsburgh)
Dominic Murphy (University of Sydney)
Shaun Nichols (University of Arizona)
Jesse Prinz (City University of New York)
Adina Roskies (Dartmouth College)
Don Ross (University of Cape Town)
Stephen Stich (Rutgers University)
Valerie Tiberius (University of Minnesota)

Eighth Annual Conference
August 31-September 2nd 2011

Call for Convenors – Deadline for Submission: 28th February
From 2011, the Manchester Centre for Political Theory (MANCEPT) in Politics at the University of Manchester will be organizing the annual Political Theory Workshops. Over the last seven years, participants from over twenty countries have come together in a series of workshops concerned with issues in political theory/philosophy widely construed. This note is a call for convenors for the 2011 workshops.

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5th Annual Conference of the Society for Ethical Theory and Political Philosophy
Northwestern University
May 19–21, 2011

Keynote speakers: Philip Pettit and R. Jay Wallace

Conference website (with call for papers): http://www.philosophy.northwestern.edu/conferences/moralpolitical/

Submissions from both faculty and graduate students are invited. Essay topics in all areas of ethical theory and political philosophy will be considered, although some priority will be given to essays that take up themes from the works of Philip Pettit and R. Jay Wallace. The submission deadline is February 15, 2011.

University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana
Proposals due: February 15, 2011

The Association for Political Theory (APT) invites proposals for its ninth annual conference, October 13-15, 2011, at the University of Notre Dame. To learn more about the Association and its annual conference, please visit the APT website at: http://apt.coloradocollege.edu. The Association for Political Theory welcomes proposals from all approaches and on all topics in political theory, political philosophy, and the history of political thought. Faculty, advanced PhD candidates, and independent scholars are eligible to participate. We also encourage faculty to volunteer to serve as chairs and/or discussants.

I recently conducted a poll here regarding whether the dates of the Eastern Division of the American Philosophical Association should be changed. The poll is by no means scientific, but it is interesting to learn that at the time I closed the poll at 400 votes, 368 out of 400 people, i.e., over 90%, feel that the dates should be changed.

1-3 July 2011, Hulme Hall, University of Manchester

The SAP 2011 Annual Conference will be an open themed applied philosophy conference (papers will be considered from the full range of topics in applied philosophy). Plenary speakers include Connie Rosati (Arizona), Katie McShane (Colorado), Marilyn Fiedman (Charles Sturt), Kasper Lippert Rasmussen (Aarhus), and Hugh LaFollette (South Florida, St Petersburg).


Please submit a 3000 word paper ACCOMPANIED BY a 500 word abstract to be considered for inclusion in the programme.

Papers (with accompanying abstract) can be submitted here:


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