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This will be the last post on Old PEA Soup. Be hip and with it and come migrate with us and read about the exciting changes here. Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2016 at PEA Soup
I'm pleased to announce that the Centre for Ethics, Philosophy and Public Affairs (CEPPA) at St Andrews University now has a new website: In particular, check out our projects on: - Effective Altruism - Knowledge, Democracy, and Public Discourse... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2016 at PEA Soup
The University of Konstanz currently offers two options for displaced researchers/ refugees (holding a PhD). (1) At the Zukunftskolleg we will offer up to three Zukunftskolleg Bridge Fellowships for Displaced Researchers (any discipline represented at the University of Konstanz). The... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2016 at PEA Soup
Valerie Tiberius (University of Minnesota and APA Central Division President) seeks input from philosophers about what matters to us. We hope you will consider taking the survey below which only takes about 15 mins. Below are her words about the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2016 at PEA Soup
Hoping to hear people's intuitions about this case: A corruptible good samaritan, Sam, is planning on saving several people who are dying. Let me stipulate that Sam is not required to do so and the dying have no claim on... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2016 at PEA Soup
Nomy Arpaly I’ll never forget the old guy who asked me, at an APA interview: “suppose I wanted to slap you, and suppose I wanted to slap you because I thought you were giving us really bad answers, and I... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2016 at PEA Soup
This four-week Summer Institute for College and University Teachers at Grand Valley State University from May 30 to June 24, 2016 extends discussion beyond the public function of the humanities to an intensive examination of the moral psychology behind effective... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2016 at PEA Soup
The speakers for the Fourth Workshop for Oxford Studies in Political Philosophy at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain on June 1-3, 2016 have now been finalized. The speakers will be: Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen: “(Luck and relational) egalitarians of the world, unite!”... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2016 at PEA Soup
The winner of the 2016 Sanders Prize in Political Philosophy is Alex Zakaras (U. Vermont), for “Complicity and Coercion: Toward an Ethics of Political Participation”. An honorable mention goes to Thomas Sinclair (U. Oxford) for “The Power of Public Positions:... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2016 at PEA Soup
Details here. That link will also take you to a page where you can sign the statement. Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2016 at PEA Soup
This is primarily intended for Political Scientists but I am told it is entirely appropriate for women philosophers who work in the relevant sub-fields to list themselves. The purpose of the site is explained this way: "So often while planning... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2016 at PEA Soup
This post was sent to me by Olufemi O. Taiwo and is signed by #TheUndercommons (UCLA). Stop me if you've heard this one. An adjunct. She’s Black, which she must remember when her colleagues and students recoil at her perceived... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2016 at PEA Soup
More info here. Women PhD and DPhil students in philosophy are invited to submit papers (on any topic in philosophy) to participate in a workshop at Princeton University, August 16-19, 2016. The submission deadline is February 15, 2016. Thirty-five students... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2016 at PEA Soup
The UCSD Philosophy Department is pleased to announce that is is now accepting applications for the 2016 Summer Program for Women in Philosophy. Details are available at the SPWP website ( There is also a flyer (, which departments or... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2016 at PEA Soup
Posted Jan 4, 2016 at PEA Soup
In keeping with its mission of encouraging and recognizing excellence in philosophy, The Marc Sanders Foundation seeks to highlight the importance of ongoing support for the work of younger scholars. As part of this commitment, the Foundation has dedicated resources... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2015 at PEA Soup
The 10th Annual NUSTEP conference will be held at Northwestern University on May 19–21, 2016 and will feature keynote addresses by Nomy Arpaly and Pamela Hieronymi. Submission Guidelines: We welcome submissions from faculty and graduate students, as some sessions will... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2015 at PEA Soup
This is the final reminder about the December 1 submission deadline. We are pleased to announce that the Fourth Annual Workshop for Oxford Studies in Political Philosophy will take place on June 1-3, 2016 at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2015 at PEA Soup
"Our 28-month project uses research focused on self-transcendence to advance understanding of the interrelations of virtue, happiness, and the meaning of life. We believe that self-transcendence is the missing link in current research, crucial to the spiritual dimension of human... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2015 at PEA Soup
13th International Conference on Deontic logic and Normative Systems (DEON 2016) 18-21 July 2016, Bayreuth, Germany The biennial DEON conferences are designed to promote interdisciplinary cooperation amongst scholars interested in linking the formal-logical study of normative concepts and normative systems... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2015 at PEA Soup
New 3 year Templeton project at Wake Forest on Moral Beacons. Submissions due by Nov. 30, 2015. More details here and here. Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2015 at PEA Soup
Useful data about recent placement statistics in philosophy. One wants to know more, but big thanks to those who did us a service by producing this. Daily Nous link. Complete report here. Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2015 at PEA Soup
The Workshop for Oxford Studies in Political Philosophy will take place at Syracuse University on Sept 18-20, 2015. This event is free and open to the public but one must register to attend. The schedule of speakers, including keynote speakers... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2015 at PEA Soup
Syracuse University will host The International Association for the Philosophy of Death and Dying Conference May 18-20, 2016. There is a call for papers. Submission deadline: November 1, 2015. Keynotes will be Frances Kamm and Shelly Kagan. For more information... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2015 at PEA Soup
Can be found here. Inside Higher Ed's coverage of the story can be found here. Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2015 at PEA Soup