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MANCEPT Workshops: Call for Convenors

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:

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CFP: Workshop/Research Retreat on Applied Epistemology at the Prindle Institute for Ethics

CFP: Workshop/Research Retreat on Applied Epistemology at the Prindle Institute for Ethics

Applied philosophy examines the questions that are most central and relevant to the ways that we live our lives. Many of these questions are epistemic in nature, since questions about what can be known, understood, and reasonably believed, and questions about how we ought to understand the world around us relate directly to our lives. Applied epistemology marks a natural intersection between epistemology and ethics, both because our epistemic activities and beliefs are important determinants of our actions, and because our epistemic agency itself is a central part of our personhood.


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CFA: Fourth Theistic Ethics Workshop

The organizers of the fourth annual Theistic Ethics Workshop encourage abstract submissions for our meeting at Wake Forest University on October 4-6, 2018. Details can be found here:

Authors of accepted abstracts will have all their expenses covered, including travel. Please direct any questions to

All the best,

Christian Miller (Wake Forest University)
Mark Murphy (Georgetown University)
Christopher Tucker (College of William and Mary)

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CFP: Social Trust

Call for Abstracts

The Bowling Green Workshop in Applied Ethics and Public Policy

Social Trust

April 20th-21st, 2018

Keynote Speakers: Cristina Bicchieri (University of Pennsylvania) and Ted Hichman (University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee)

Political scientists and economists have studied social trust for decades, but social trust is seriously underexplored in philosophical contexts, despite a sizeable literature on personal trust in ethics, psychology, and epistemology. Yet given the centrality of social trust for social order, it seems natural to think that analyses of social trust and its value could help answer some of the central questions in social and political philosophy. The purpose of this workshop is to generate a cross-disciplinary discussion on the nature and value of social trust among philosophers, political scientists, and economists working in the area or interested in doing so. We invite a range of submissions from any theorists, social or normative, working on topics concerned with social trust.

Those interested in presenting a paper are invited to submit a 2-3 page abstract (double-spaced) by Dec. 1, 2017.

Only one submission per person is permitted. Abstracts will be evaluated by a program committee and decisions will be made by the end of January 2018.

Please submit abstracts to Sally Pietrasz (

Information about previous workshops is available at the workshop website: Information about the 2018 workshop will be posted soon.

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SLACRR 2018 and Res Philosophica Prize Issue: CFA

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 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


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CfP: 3rd Speculative Ethics Forum

The Speculative Ethics Forum is a one day workshop-style event in which we’ll consider the most challenging matters of ethics. Ethical approaches of all sorts are welcomed–analytic, continental, ancient, medieval, Asian, and so on. Most papers are invited. However, there are two slots open for submissions. Any paper in ethical theory will be considered for acceptance. Bold and speculative inquiries are preferred to papers that primarily defend ground already gained or papers that are primarily scholarly. Our aim, in short, is to have a single day concentrated on expanding the horizons of ethics.

 The Speculative Ethics Forum takes place on Saturday, November 18th at the St. John’s University Manhattan campus. (more…)

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CFP: Marc Sanders Award for Public Philosophy

 This is an invitation to submit previously unpublished papers (minimum 3,000 words, maximum 8,000) with significant philosophical content or method by authors with significant philosophical training addressed primarily to the general reader. There is no restriction to any area of philosophy. In particular, there is no restriction to practical philosophy. Everyone from graduate students to emeritus professors is encouraged to apply.
The winner of the Marc Sanders Award for Public Philosophy will receive $4,500. The winning essay will be published in Philosophers’ ImprintPhilosophers’ Imprint is a free online journal specializing in major original contributions to philosophy. The second best essay will be published in Aeonwhose editorial staff will be available to help with the final draft. There will also be an opportunity for the winner(s) to present their work directly to a general audience.
The Award Committee is Chaired by Susan Wolf, Edna J. Koury Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at UNC Chapel Hill. The other committee members are Kenneth A. Taylor, Henry Waldgrave Stuart Professor of Philosophy at Stanford University and co-host of Philosophy TalkDavid Velleman, Professor of Philosophy and Bioethics at NYU and a founding co-Editor ofPhilosopher’s ImprintBarry Maguire, Associate Professor at Stanford University; and Brigid Haines, Editorial Director at Aeon Magazine.


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