Due to a failure to send out a final reminder, we are extending the deadline for submissions for the Second Annual Workshop for Oxford Studies in Political Philosophy from April 1 to April 15th.

The original call is repeated below.

We are pleased to announce that the Second Annual Workshop for Oxford Studies in Political Philosophy will be held at the University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, Sept. 4-5, 2014. There will be nine speakers:
- 6 invited speakers:

• Dave Estlund (keynote), Brown University,

• Serena Olsaretti (keynote), ICREA-Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain,

Law, Ethics and Philosophy (LEAP) is a new peer-reviewed international journal dedicated to work in ethics, legal theory, and social and political philosophy. The first issue was published in December 2013, and is freely accessible at http://www.leap-journal.com/current-issue.html. It contains essays by Michael Smith, Joanna Firth, and Travis Hreno, an exchange between Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen and Thomas Pogge examining the moral status of violent resistance to global injustice, and a symposium on Zoopolis: A Political Theory of Animal Rights by Alisdair Cochrane and Oscar Horta, with replies by the book’s authors, Sue Donaldson and Will Kymlicka.

University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
Sept. 4-5, 2014

Invited speakers:

• Dave Estlund (keynote), Brown University,

• Serena Olsaretti (keynote), ICREA-Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain,

• Dick Arneson, UC San Diego,

• Niko Kolodny, UC Berkeley,

• Dani Attas, Hebrew University, Israel, and

• Anna Stilz, Princeton University

• 1 graduate student, whose paper will be selected from invited submissions (based on nominations from our Board of Advisors and from the speakers at the previous workshop; there are no open submissions for this slot);

Booking is now open for ‘Institutions and Individuals’, the launch event for Reading Ethics and Political Philosophy (REAPP).

The conference will take place in the Palmer Building on Whiteknights Campus, University of Reading on 7 December from 1030-1830.

You can book here:
http://tinyurl.com/REAPP-Launch-Event

Papers will be given by:
T.M. Scanlon (Harvard) – ‘Individual Morality and the Morality of Institutions’
Japa Pallikkathayil (Pittsburgh) – Title TBC
Kimberley Brownlee (Warwick) – ‘Only the Lonely: The Ethics of Sociability’
David Owens (Reading) – ‘Tolerance as Civility’

More information on REAPP can be found here:
http://www.reading.ac.uk/spirs/research/spirs-REAPP.aspx

An article by Alex Voorhoeve and me called ‘Why It Matters That Some Are Worse Off Than Others: An Argument against the Priority View’ (Philosophy & Public Affairs) includes a link to this post ‘for remarks by Derek Parfit in reply to this article, plus the authors’ response’. Parfit’s reply, ‘Another Defence of the Priority View’, has been published in this special issue of Utilitas on prioritarianism. I’ve now just published an article called ‘Prioritarianism and the Measure of Utility’ (Journal of Political Philosophy) that responds to Parfit’s. Here’s an excerpt that conveys the gist of my article:

In Spring 2014, the newly founded journal Moral Philosophy & Politics (MOPP) will publish its first issue, edited by Pranay Sanklecha and Alexa Zellentin (together with Lukas H. Meyer). The topic ofthe Special Issue is “Intergenerational Justice and Natural Resources”. Papers can be submitted until August 31, 2013 via the journal’s manuscript submission site, which can be found here.

You can find further information on the Call for Papers and details on the journal here.

The Journal of Moral Philosophy has just published a special issue on T.M. Scanlon’s political philosophy, guest-edited by Martin O’Neill. Here’s the content of the issue:

Symposium on the Political Philosophy of T. M. Scanlon Introduction
Author: Martin O’Neill
pp. 371–374 (4)

Rights and What We Owe to Each Other
Author: Leif Wenar
pp. 375–399 (25)

Reply to Leif Wenar
Author: T. M. Scanlon
pp. 400–405 (6)

Scanlon on Social and Material Inequality
Author: Jonathan Wolff
pp. 406–425 (20)

Reply to Jonathan Wolff
Author: T. M. Scanlon
pp. 426–428 (3)

Meena Krishnamurthy (Manitoba) started a new blog called Political Philosop-her (http://politicalphilosopher.net). The blog is devoted to discussing substantive issues in political philosophy. Its primary aim is to showcase rigorous work being done by women who work in political philosophy. You can find out more about the blog here: http://politicalphilosopher.net/about-2/ Do check it out!

Punishment book launch
By Thom Brooks

Punishment book launch

The Houses of Parliament

Date: Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Time: 17:00-19:00

Place: Committee Room 3, the Houses of Parliament, London

Punishment is a topic of increasing importance for citizens and policymakers. Why should we punish criminals? What purposes should punishment serve? These questions and many others will be addressed in this roundtable discussion celebrating the launch of Punishment by Thom Brooks. Panel members include:

Lord Parekh FBA (chair), Labour Peer and former Chair of the Commission on the Future of Multi-Ethnic Britain

Frances Crook OBE, Chief Executive of the Howard League for Penal Reform

International Conference on the Philosophy of Criminal Punishment
Date: June 18-20, 2013
Location: Department of Philosophy, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.
Deadline: March 15, 2013

Keynote speakers:
T. M. Scanlon, Alford Professor of Natural Religion, Moral Philosophy, and Civic Polity, Harvard
University; author of What We Owe to Each Other.

Tommie Shelby, Professor of African and African American Studies and of Philosophy, Harvard
University; author of “Justice, Deviance, and the Dark Ghetto,” Philosophy & Public Affairs (2007).

Themes:
- Punishment & Social Justice
- Why Punish? How Much?
- Should the Death Penalty be Implemented or Abolished?
- Any other topic.

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