The MANCEPT Workshops is an annual conference in political theory, organised under the auspices of the Manchester Centre for Political Theory. This year’s conference will take place on Monday 10 September to Wednesday 12 September
at the Arthur Lewis Building, University of Manchester. The conference offers academics an opportunity to come together in a series of workshops so as to develop specialised work and engage in lively philosophical discussion. Attracting scholars throughout the world, the conference is now established as a leading international forum dedicated to the development of research in all subfields of political theory.
We are now accepting applications for workshop convenors. Applications are made by submitting a short (500 word) abstract describing the subject of your workshop.
The deadline for workshop proposals is Wednesday 21 March 2018.
If you are interested in convening a workshop or require any further information please e-mail the workshop organisers Nicola Mulkeen, Ruxandra Ivănescu, Giacomo Floris, and Joseph Roberts at: firstname.lastname@example.org
UPDATED 2/26: We are excited to announce the first Journal of Moral Philosophy discussion of 2018 here at PEA Soup, which will take place on Friday March 2nd. This time, the sure to be insightful and productive discussion will be on Kathryn Norlock‘s “Can’t Complain” with a critical précis by Mariana Alessandri. Come join the fun on the 2nd! [The article is now open access thru the weekend!]
We’ve got a few openings for liaison positions with various journals. One, for example, is the Journal of Ethics and Social Philosophy. Others will be political-philosophy-oriented. Liaisons put together discussion forums on an article in an issue of the journal, no more than twice/year. If you’re interested, please contact one or both of the Daves, Shoemaker or Sobel, and say what topics you’re interested in.
Here. It’s a true mess, with lots of flights into the city cancelled, and now many members at one main hotel downtown unable to get across the river to the convention center to attend and participate in today’s sessions.
Number 5: Chrisoula Andreou’s “Decisive Reasons and Rational Supererogation”
Number 4: David Sobel’s “(Additional) Reasons to Rule Out Initiating Sexual Relationships with Those You Have Power Over”
Number 3: NDPR Forum: Jason Brennan’s Against Democracy
Number 2: By far our most-read original discussion post of the year was Vida Yao’s and Sam Reis-Dennis’s Featured Philosophers’ “‘I Love Women’: The Conceptual Inadequacy of ‘Implicit Bias’.”
Number 1: No surprise, in this year that started out so tragically for moral philosophy, our most-read post of 2017 was our notice of “The Death of Derek Parfit.”
Thanks so much to all of our contributors and readers for a great year discussing Philosophy, Ethics, and Academia (the PEA in PEA Soup). It will be our pleasure to serve more Soup for you in 2018 and beyond. Have a Happy New Year!
Continuing on with our look back at the most-viewed discussions this past year:
- In March, Molly Gardner’s JMP paper “On the Strength of the Reason Against Harming” generated a lot of excellent comments.
- In April we had a lively discussion of Paulina Sliwa’s Ethics paper, “Moral Understanding as Knowing Right from Wrong”
- Also in April was a discussion of Theron Pummer’s P&PA paper, “Whether and Where to Give”
- In October, we hosted a discussion of David Enoch’s Ethics paper, “Hypothetical Consent and the Value of Autonomy”
Our top five posts of the year next!