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CFP: 2018 Undergraduate Ethics Symposium at the Prindle Institute for Ethics

The Janet Prindle Institute for Ethics at DePauw University is proud to announce the 11th Annual Undergraduate Ethics Symposium. Please pass this call for submissions on to undergraduate students whom you think might would be interested.

The Undergraduate Ethics Symposium will take place from April 19-21, 2018, on the theme of “Representing Disability.”

Click here to visit the submissions page for the Undergraduate Ethics Symposium. Submissions are accepted until February 9, 2018. Food and lodging are covered for all attendees, and travel assistance stipends are also available. (more…)

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SLACRR 2018 and Res Philosophica Prize Issue: CFA

SLACRR 2018
Call for Abstracts

May 20-22, 2018, Moonrise Hotel, St. Louis, MO

Keynote Speaker: Mark van Roojen (Nebraska)

SLACRR provides a forum for new work on practical and theoretical reason, broadly construed. Please submit an anonymized abstract of 750-1500 words by January 15, 2018 to SLACRR@gmail.com. In writing your abstract, please bear in mind that full papers should be suitable for a 30 minute presentation. Please attach your abstract as a pdf file, the name of which should be based upon the title of your abstract. (In other words, don’t name your file FILE.pdf or ABSTRACT.pdf)

Papers accepted this year will be eligible for publication in a special issue of Res Philosophica on the topic of reasons and rationality to be published in the first half of 2019. Furthermore, one essay published in the issue will receive a $3,000 prize for best paper. Authors of accepted papers may, but need not, submit their paper to this special issue. Submissions of full papers for the issue will be due August 31, 2018, and will be blind reviewed. Questions regarding the special issue of Res Philosophica can be directed to the editor, Joe Salerno, at editor@resphilosophica.org

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Announcing the 2017 PEA Soup Award Winners

After considered deliberation, the editors and readers have chosen the recipients of the first annual PEA Soup Awards! This year we gave away over $4,000 in awards to some amazing ideas. The awards are split into four categories: PEA Soup Ideas, for posts that have been published on PEA Soup; Good Citizen Awards, which recognize the most active contributors to the PEA Soup community; the PEA Soup Paper Prize, which recognizes the readers’ and editors’ favorite philosophy papers featured on the site; and the External Online Ethics Prize, which recognizes great philosophy writing elsewhere on the web.

Congratulations to all the winners, and be sure to check out these ideas well worth recognizing.

PEA Soup Ideas Awards

Applied Ethics
First Place: Joshua Knobe, “What Does it Mean to ‘Normalize’ Trump?”
Second Place: Lawrence Blum, “Justice and Equal Opportunity in Higher Education.”

Normative Ethics
First Place: Victor Tadros, “Wrongs and Crimes.”
Second Place: Jussi Suikkanen, “Does the Shape of an Outcome Matter?”

Metaethics
First Place: Eden Lin, “Sophisticated Theories of Welfare.”
Second Place: Reid Blackman, “Roles Ground Reasons; So Internalism is False.”

Political Philosophy
First Place: Jessica Flanigan, “Rational Egalitarianism and Politics.”

Good Citizen Awards

Contributor Award for Audience Engagement
Andrew Forcehimes
Mark Alfano

Contributor Award for Number of Contributions
Brad Cokelet

Top Commentator Award
Sergio Tennenbaum
Dale Miller

Paper Prize

Editors’ Choice
Molly Gardner, “On the Strength of the Reason Against Harming.”

Readers’ Choice
Theron Pummer, “Whether and Where to Give.”

External Online Ethics Prize

First Place: Adam Hosein, “Do Outsiders Have Legal Rights?”
Second Place: Nils-Hennes Stear, “Syrian Refugees and a Bowl of Skittles.”
Honorable Mention: Howard J. Curzer, “Voting Ethics And The Lesser Evil.”
Honorable Mention: Gary Comstock, “You Should Not Have Let Your Baby Die.”

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Vote Now in the PEA Soup Reader’s Choice Awards!

The nominations are in for the PEA Soup Reader’s Choice Awards! The following four papers discussed in the 2016-2017 academic year have been nominated for the Reader’s Choice Paper Prize. Click on each title below to view the nominated post:

  1. “Whether and Where to Give” by Theron Pummer
  2. “On the Strength of the Reason Against Harming” by Molly Gardner
  3. “Intention, Expectation, and Promissory Obligation” by Abe Roth
  4. “Self-Defence Against Multiple Threats” by Kerah Gordon-Solmon

Once you’ve read through the nominated papers, click here to cast your vote in the Reader’s Choice paper prize. The polls close on August 30th, so make sure to have your vote in by then!

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Upcoming Philosophy & Public Affairs Discussion, August 1-3: Justin Tosi and Brandon Warmke’s “Moral Grandstanding,” with a critical précis by Tony Coady

We’re excited to announce our next Philosophy & Public Affairs discussion, on Justin Tosi and Brandon Warmke’s paper, “Moral Grandstanding.” The paper is available through open access here. Tony Coady has generously agreed to begin the discussion with a critical précis. Join the discussion August 1-3!

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JMP Discussion at PEA Soup: Kerah Gordon-Solmon’s “Self-Defence Against Multiple Threats” with a critical précis by Renee Jorgensen Bolinger

Welcome to the third Journal of Moral Philosophy discussion here at PEA Soup. It will take place on July 21-23. This is sure to be another insightful and productive discussion, this time on Kerah Gordon-Solmon “Self-Defence Against Multiple Threats.” This paper is currently available in the “Advance Articles” section online at the Journal of Moral Philosophy. They have kindly provided free access to the paper, which can be viewed or downloaded here. Renee Jorgensen Bolinger wrote a critical précis and commentary which is posted below. Please join the fun!

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DEADLINE EXTENDED: Submit to the First Annual PEA Soup Awards!

The deadline for the First Annual PEA Soup Awards has been extended until July 31. To nominate your favorite ethics writing on PEA Soup and around the web for $4,000 in cash prizes, visit our awards page here!

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