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In signing the September Statement one commits to declining "to volunteer his or her individual services to the Philosophical Gourmet Report while it is under the control of Brian Leiter." In signing one is not suggesting that one had been... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2014 at PEA Soup
Too much of the important discussion about whether we need rankings in philosophy is taking place only on Facebook. But lots of people with a stake in these matters are not on Facebook. Please consider posting stuff here, or someplace... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2014 at PEA Soup
I am going to presuppose the need for philosophy rankings, the need for an alternative to a ranking run (even in part) by Leiter, and that Leiter will not step down. Whether any of these presupposions is true is controversial,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2014 at PEA Soup
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UPDATED: Elizabeth Harman and Daniel Wodak have created this helpful list of recurring philosophy conferences complete with useful information about each conference. One can edit the document so as to add to the list. When adding a conference to the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2014 at PEA Soup
The full schedule for the Second Annual Oxford Studies in Political Philosophy Workshop, to be held in Columbia, Missouri September 5-7, can be found below (you have to scroll down a bit to get to it). Speakers include: Richard Arneson,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2014 at PEA Soup
Ergo is a general, open access philosophy journal accepting submissions on all philosophical topics and from all philosophical traditions. This includes, among other things: history of philosophy, work in both the analytic and continental traditions, as well as formal and... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2014 at PEA Soup
Can be found here. Looks very interesting. Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2014 at PEA Soup
http://www.womenofphilosophy.com This website is devoted to collecting information about women currently working in philosophy around the globe. This list includes information about women worldwide holding a Ph.D. or M.A. in philosophy who (1) has a job researching or teaching philosophy,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2014 at PEA Soup
May 16th and 17th. Schedule here: http://valueandvirtue.weebly.com/schedule.html Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2014 at PEA Soup
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.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2014 at PEA Soup
Posted Mar 31, 2014 at PEA Soup
The 9th Cologne Summer School in Philosophy (CSSiP) on “Practical Reasons: Their Metaphysics, Epistemology, and Creation” will take place in Cologne, September 15–19, 2014. Our special guest this year will be David Enoch (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel). Enoch... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2014 at PEA Soup
I assume most philsophers, even wildly successful philosophers, think they wrote an excellent paper that did not get the attention it deserved. I would ask folks to mention papers by themselves or by others that they think have been unjustly... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2014 at PEA Soup
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Posted Mar 8, 2014 at PEA Soup
I’m interested to know what people think are the most compelling objections to subjectivism. I understand subjectivism to be the view that one has a reason to do something iff and because doing that thing would further something that one... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2014 at PEA Soup
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Do you have research interests in moral disagreement, moral intuitions, moral testimony and moral expertise; or in the nature of applied philosophy and topics like abortion, war, punishment, animals, and medical ethics; or in the mental and social mechanisms that... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2014 at PEA Soup
In honor of Ethics's 125th anniversary, beginning in October 2014, the journal will publish a series of retrospective essays that discuss articles from past volumes of the journal. The journal is presently accepting proposals for the 3rd quarter century (Vols.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2014 at PEA Soup
Speakers include: Thomas Hurka, Julia Driver, and Daniel Star. May 16th and 17th, 2014. For the call for papers and registration information go here. Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2014 at PEA Soup
July 24-27, 2014 in Konstanz, Germany. The lineup of speakers includes Alex Byrne, Paul Boghossian, Hannes Leitgeb, Anna-Sara Malmgren, Joshua Schechter, Miriam Schoenfield, Matthrew Smith, Nicholas Southwood, Wolfgang Spohn, Mike Titlebaum, and Ralph Wedgwood. Further details and the call for... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2014 at PEA Soup
The International Journal of Wellbeing is pleased to announce the second International Wellbeing and Public Policy Conference, to be held June 10-12, 2014 on the campus of Hamilton College in scenic upstate New York. This conference follows on from the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2014 at PEA Soup
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. 4-6, 2014. There will be nine speakers: - 6 invited speakers: • Dave... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2014 at PEA Soup
Plenary Speaker: Macalester Bell Felician College (New Jersey), Saturday, April 26, 2014. Call for papers here: http://felicianethics.wordpress.com/ Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2013 at PEA Soup
Justin D'Arms and Daniel Jacobson will be giving the keynote address. The conference takes place April 12th, 2014. The call for papers and other info can be found here. Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2013 at PEA Soup
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Posted Nov 5, 2013 at PEA Soup