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Announcing the 1st Annual PEA Soup Awards

The Janet Prindle Institute for Ethics at DePauw University and the team at PEA Soup are happy to announce the 1st Annual PEA Soup Awards. We’ll be giving out 28 awards and $4,000 total in prizes to our best contributors and commentators for articles and discussion on PEA Soup posted in the 2016-2017 academic year.

We’ll also be honoring and recognizing the work of ethicists from other online magazines and blogs. For PEA Soup post awards, any published piece between July 2016 and June 2017 is eligible. The same applies to external blog posts for the External Blogging Prize.

We’ve created a separate page for the awards here.

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CFP: PPE Society Panel on Policy Epistemology

The newly formed Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) Society is hosting its first annual conference from March 16th to March 19th,2017 in New Orleans. The conference contains a variety of panels, and we’re hosting one on policy epistemology. Policy epistemology concerns questions surrounding the ethics of belief and advocacy regarding public policy, especially with respect to those who formulate and implement policy. How much evidence does one require in order to justify an expansion of public health insurance? How high of an evidential bar must empirical evidence satisfy before it can justify legal restrictions, such as regulations on carbon emissions? How should we handle rational disputes about social scientific questions as they bear on public policy? For instance, how seriously should we take the fact that macroeconomic policy is the subject of enormous disputes between expert economists in formulating countercyclical policy? Does disagreement prevent government officials from implementing, say, Keynesian countercyclical economic policy?

If you would like to present at the PPE society on topics falling under the general heading of policy epistemology, I encourage you to submit an abstract of fewer than 250 words to me at before the end of the year, December 31st, 2016.

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New Rutgers Lectures In Philosophy

Some of the world’s greatest philosophers will visit Rutgers University–New Brunswick over the next five years to present public lectures, hold workshops with faculty and graduate students, and meet with undergraduates.


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Ethics and Public Affairs Fellowships — Tulane

The Center for Ethics and Public Affairs at the Murphy Institute at Tulane University invites applications for Visiting Research Professorships/Resident Faculty Fellowships for the 2017-2018 academic year.

These fellowships are available to support outstanding faculty whose teaching and research focus on ethics, political philosophy, political theory, or questions of moral choice in areas such as, but not restricted to, business, government, law, economics, and medicine. While fellows will participate in conferences and seminars organized by the Murphy Institute, they will be expected to devote most of their time to conducting their own research. Faculty Fellows are normally appointed as Visiting Research Professors. As Visiting Research Professors, they receive a salary of 65,000 USD and are eligible for Tulane University health insurance.


Applicants should hold a doctorate or equivalent research degree in philosophy, political theory, or a related discipline at the time of application. Applicants should also have a full-time college or university appointment at the time of application. Full-time faculty at all ranks are invited to apply.


Required application materials include the completed fellowship application form, curriculum vitae, project description with bibliography, scholarly paper, and two confidential letters of recommendation. Applicants must apply via Interfolio here. Applying for this position via Interfolio is free for all applicants

Tulane University is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action/persons with disabilities/veterans employer committed to excellence through diversity. Tulane will not discriminate against individuals with disabilities or veterans. All eligible candidates are encouraged to apply.

For more information, please visit the Murphy Institute’s website, or contact the Murphy Institute’s assistant director, Margaret Keenan, at

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Featured Philosopher and Comments Update

Our first Featured Philosopher of the new WordPress era begins tomorrow: Eden Lin (of Ohio St.) will post something on well-being, and we encourage you to read it and join in the conversation.

And speaking of which, there’s now no requirement to log-in to comment on any posts. We realized that the log-in requirement had been deterring some people from commenting, so that’s gone (unless it’s abused and spammed back into existence). So comment away!

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Politics, Philosophy & Economics Discussions at Pea Soup: Juliana Bidadanure’s ‘Making Sense of Age-Group Justice’

We are thrilled to have our first Politics, Philosophy & Economics online discussion in Pea Soup’s new format.

On the 28th of September 2016  we will be discussing Juliana Bidadanure‘s outstanding paper “Making Sense of Age-Group Justice: A Time for Relational Equality?”. Juliana offers a cutting-edge contribution to our understanding of intergenerational inequality. The paper is available here.

We have an excellent line-up of academic experts to discuss Juliana’s paper.  Paul Bou-Habib (Essex) will start us off with a critical précis of the paper.   David Axelssen (LSE), Paula Casal (Pompea Fabra), Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen (Aarhus), Martin O’Neill (York) and Christian Schemmel (Manchester) will offer their comments. Do join us!

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PEA Soup 3.0: The Launch

We are excited to welcome you to the revamped, retooled, rebooted, and revitalized PEA Soup, now on the WordPress platform and supported by the Prindle Institute of Ethics, out of DePauw University, directed by Andrew Cullison. When last we spoke with you in December 2015, we (the Daves Shoemaker and Sobel) had announced we were stepping down from PEA Soup and had invited folks to write us with ideas for moving the blog forward, rather than just shutting it down. Andy Cullison offered many excellent ideas for the blog that the Prindle Institute could support, and the number of exciting new possibilities persuaded us to stay on board as co-editors for the foreseeable future. We think with Prindle’s support, PEA Soup will be better than ever. We expect and encourage a serious increase in content without any loss of quality.


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