JOB – 1 YR ASST PROF – ETHICS, SOCIAL and POLITICAL, PHIL OF LAW – VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH

Term Assistant Professor. Full-time position one-year, renewable starting August 16, 2017. AOS: Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Law, within the contemporary analytic tradition. Ph.D. in Philosophy by August 1, 2017. Preference will be given to applicants with clear evidence of teaching effectiveness. Please apply online athttps://www.vcujobs.com/postings/61455, including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, writing sample, teaching evaluations (if available) and contact information for at least three references. Applications completed by April 12, 2017 or earlier are guaranteed consideration, but later applications may be considered at the discretion of the hiring committee. We will recruit a candidate with demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU. Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women, minorities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

VISITING RESEARCH FELLOW – MURPHY INSTITUTE – Dec 31 deadline!

The Murphy Institute at Tulane University  has extended its  application deadline for 2017-2018 Center for Ethics and Public Affairs Faculty Fellowships/Visiting Research Professorships. The new deadline is December 31, 2016.

 

To apply for these fellowships, please visit https://apply.interfolio.com/37091, scroll down, and click the “Apply Now” button. Application is free of charge for all applicants by using this link.

 

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.

 

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 on the application process,  please visit our website page at  http://murphy.tulane.edu/news/archives/1498 or contact Margaret Keenan, the Assistant Director,  at mkeenan@tulane.edu.  For more information on the Murphy Institute’s Center for Ethics and Public Affairs, please visit http://murphy.tulane.edu/programs/center.

 

CALL FOR PAPERS – Inclusion and Exclusion in Philosophy

CfP: Workshop “Inclusion and Exclusion in Philosophy”

20-22 June 2017
Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany

Website: https://inclusionexclusionphilosophy.wordpress.com/

*Topic and aim*

Specific social groups are underrepresented in many academic disciplines, including philosophy. The overall aim of the workshop is to gain a better understanding of how and to what extent:

– exclusionary social interactions shape the philosophical discipline.
– explicit (e.g., thematic or methodological) biases play a role in philosophy.
– implicit (e.g., thematic or methodological) biases play a role in philosophy.
– different social groups are affected by the identified exclusionary factors.
– the current environment of academic philosophy can be improved.

*Keynote Speakers*

– Liam Kofi Bright (Carnegie Mellon University)
– Kristie Dotson (Michigan State University)
– Kieran Healy (Duke University)
– Katharine Jenkins (University of Nottingham)

Deadline for submission of an abstract (max. 500 words) is 20 January 2017.
Notification of acceptance: 1 February 2017

Please send your abstract prepared for blind review as an e-mail attachment (.doc, .docx or .pdf) to exclusionworkshop2017@gmail.com.

If you have any questions regarding the conference please contact the organizers:
Anna Leuschner (anna.leuschner@philos.uni-hannover.de) or David Ludwig (d.j.ludwig@vu.nl)

PIKSI SUMMER INSTITUTES FOR UGRADS – Penn State and MIT/UMBoston

PIKSI 2017   A SUMMER INSTITUTE FOR UNDERGRADUATES

PIKSI summer institutes are designed to encourage undergraduates from underrepresented groups to consider future study of philosophy. Undergraduates and recent graduates from underrepresented groups such as women, African Americans, Chicano/as and Latino/as, Native Americans, Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders, LGBTs, economically disadvantaged communities, and people with disabilities are urged to apply. Transportation and lodging are provided. Stipends are awarded to all.

APPLICATION DEADLINES

Undergraduates — JANUARY 31, 2017

Graduate Assistants (PIKSI-Rock only) — JANUARY 31, 2017

For more information visit: piksi.org

PIKSI ROCK

Rock Ethics Institute/Penn State

Date: June 21-30, 2017

Director: Serene Khader

Brooklyn College, City University of New York

Theme: Philosophy and Social Justice

Speakers:

Linda Martín Alcoff

CUNY Graduate Center/Hunter College

José Medina 

Vanderbilt University

Kris Sealey

Fairfield University

 

PIKSI BOSTON

MIT/UMB

Date: June 20-27, 2017

Directors: Lisa Rivera

University of Massachusetts Boston

Keota Fields

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Speakers:

Sally Haslanger

MIT

Quayshawn Spencer

University of Pennsylvania

Michaela McSweeney

Boston University

Avery Archer

George Washington University

Jennifer Morton

CUNY

Jennifer Marusic

Brandeis University

Dilly Ninan

Tufts University

Lionel McPherson

Tufts University

For more information visit: piksi.org

Contact: info@piksi.org

SPONSORS: THE ANDREW W. MELLON FOUNDATION, AMERICAN PHILOSOPHICAL ASSOCIATION – PENN STATE’S ROCK ETHICS INSTITUTE, COLLEGE OF THE LIBERAL ARTS, AND DEPARTMENT OF PHILOSOPHY – MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY – STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY – UNIVERSITY OF OREGON – UNIVERSITY OF IOWA – IRIS MARION YOUNG DIVERSITY SCHOLARS FUND – ANN ARBOR PHILOSOPHERS’ PIKSI FUNDING INITIATIVE – ASSOCIATION OF FEMINIST ETHICS AND SOCIAL THEORY – PRINCETON UNIVERSITY PRESS-HARVARD UNIVERSITY-TUFTS UNIVERSITY

 

JOB – TT RYERSON U in Toronto – Non-Western Philosophy

The Department of Philosophy at Ryerson University (www.ryerson.ca/philosophy) in Toronto invites applications for a full-time tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. The position will commence on July 1, 2017 (subject to budgetary approval).

The area of specialization is either (i) Non-Western Philosophy or (ii) Metaphysics and/or Epistemology. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Philosophy (or equivalent) by no later than June 30, 2017. The successful candidate will be expected to teach a variety of philosophy courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Candidates should have a strong research profile and/or evidence of an emerging scholarly record, evidence of high-quality teaching and student training, as well as capacity for collegial service.

We strongly encourage applications from those who would contribute to the further diversification of our faculty and its scholarship including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. Ryerson University and our Department are strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply but applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to and meaningful experience with the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion and will be expected to demonstrate their ability to work with a diverse student population.

The Philosophy Department, consisting of 16 tenured and tenure-track faculty members, prides itself on the quality of its teaching and the breadth and excellence of its research in both analytic and continental approaches and traditions.

Applicants should submit their application online via the Faculty Recruitment Portal at www.ryerson.ca/jobs. Applications should include the following components uploaded, in the following order, as a single PDF:

  • a letter of application
  • a curriculum vitae
  • a statement of research interests (including plans for dissemination)
  • two recent writing samples
  • and results of teaching surveys (or equivalent evidence, such as a teaching dossier).

Applicants should arrange for at least two confidential letters of reference to be sent to Mr. Ryan Walters at r2walter@ryerson.ca.

Any inquiries regarding the Faculty Recruitment Portal can be sent to Mr. Lindsay Wiener, HR Consulting Advisor, at l2wiener@ryerson.ca.

Aboriginal candidates who would like to learn more about working at Ryerson University are welcome to contact Ms. Tracey King, M.Ed., Aboriginal HR Consultant, Aboriginal Recruitment and Retention Initiative, at t26king@ryerson.ca.

Applicants are asked to indicate in their application if they are a citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

Applications must be received by December 6, 2016. Confidential inquiries can be directed to David Hunter, Chair of the Departmental Hiring Committee (david.hunter@ryerson.ca). Mailed and emailed applications will not be accepted.

As an employer, Ryerson University is working towards a “people first” culture and we are proud to have been selected as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers and a Greater Toronto’s Top Employer for 2015 and 2016. To learn more about our work environment and innovative educational environment, visit http://www.ryerson.ca, check out @RyersonU@RyersonHR and @RyersonEDI on Twitter, and visit our LinkedIn company page.

This position falls under the jurisdiction of the Ryerson Faculty Association (RFA). The RFA collective agreement can be viewed on the RFA collective agreement page. A summary of RFA benefits can be found on the RFA benefits page. The RFA’s website can be found at: www.rfanet.ca.

Ryerson University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, our faculty and its scholarship including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply but applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

POST DOC FOR DIVERSITY – U MICHIGAN

LSA Collegiate Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

Fellowship Period: July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2019

Application Deadline: November 7, 2016

The College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA) at the University of Michigan is excited to

announce the LSA Collegiate Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, a major initiative aimed to

promote a diverse scholarly environment, encourage outstanding individuals to enter academia,

and support scholars committed to diversity.

This two-year fellowship program provides early career faculty with dedicated research time,

mentorship, travel funding, and professional development opportunities to prepare scholars for

possible tenure-track appointments in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts. Fellows

will teach one course each year.

LSA hopes for multiple fellows to be selected each year and placed throughout the College, so we

encourage wide dissemination of this announcement to networks in any LSA discipline.

Candidates whose research, teaching, and service will contribute to diversity, equity, and

inclusion in LSA are encouraged to apply.

Program Description:

See a full description of the program on our diversity, equity, and inclusion website:

http://lsa.umich.edu/lsa/about/diversity–equity-and-inclusion/lsa-collegiate-postdoctoral-
fellowship-program.html

Eligibility:

Review committees will evaluate applicants in all eligible fields according to their potential for

success in an academic career and potential to contribute to higher education through their

demonstrated commitment to diversity in scholarship and service. Applicants who will have

completed the doctoral degree no later than July 1, 2017 and no earlier than July 1, 2014 are

eligible to apply. Applicants in the fields of Economics and Political Science must complete their

doctoral degree by July 1, 2018. Individuals awarded a Ph.D. from U-M or currently holding a

postdoctoral or faculty position at U-M are not eligible. Candidates from any discipline within

LSA’s academic units are eligible to apply.

Application:

LSA invites scholars to apply beginning October 6, 2016, with the application closing November 7,

2016.

The application and instructions are available at: http://webapps.lsa.umich.edu/apply/1043

Contact:

The LSA Collegiate Postdoctoral Fellowship Program is administered by the National Center for

Institutional Diversity at the University of Michigan. Inquiries may be sent to:

Devin Walker, National Center for Institutional Diversity, lsacollegiatepostdoc@umich.edu

NEW DATA ON WOMEN IN PHILOSOPHY

Check out this site with new data on women in philosophy!

 

women-in-philosophy.org

 

It is well established that women are under-represented in philosophy at all levels. There is also some data on the under-representation of women in philosophy journals. But better data is essential for setting targets and evaluating performance in attempting to improve the situation for women in the field. This project attempts to fill some of the gaps. It ranks about 100 departments in terms of the proportion of women on their faculty and looks at the number of women publishing in 20 top journals over several decades. How does yours perform?

 

To learn more check out our site women-in-philosophy.org and the introductory video.

 

JOBS – TT Chinese Philosophy – U Michigan

The University of Michigan invites applications for a tenure-track position in Chinese Philosophy beginning September 1, 2017. This position is held jointly between the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures and the Department of Philosophy.

 

All applicants should possess a high level of oral and reading proficiency in Chinese and supply evidence of a research program in Chinese Philosophy. Successful candidates are expected to teach a range of courses in Chinese thought, from introductory undergraduate lecture courses through graduate seminars; to supervise doctoral dissertations in Asian Languages and Cultures and in Philosophy; and to participate actively in the programs of the departments as well as in area studies initiatives within a larger university community that encourages interdisciplinary efforts.

 

The Ph.D. is expected at the time of appointment. Evidence of excellent teaching and research abilities is essential. Please submit a letter of application, CV, statement of teaching philosophy and experience, teaching evaluations (if available),  a statement of current and future research plans, representative publications or writing samples, and at least three letters of recommendation.  

 

Application materials must be submitted electronically. Please go to https://webapps.lsa.umich.edu/Apply/1050 to apply.

 

To be assured consideration, applications must be received by November 22, 2016.  This is a university year appointment. The University of Michigan is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The University is supportive of the needs of dual career couples. All applications will be acknowledged.

 

JOB – TT AOS: Metaphysics, Mind, Language, Epist; AOC: Feminist Philosophy – Johns Hopkins

Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, Assistant Professor. The Philosophy Department at Johns Hopkins University seeks to hire a relatively advanced Assistant Professor (at least two years beyond the Ph.D.). AOS: One or more sub-fields in analytic philosophy, such as Epistemology, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Mind or Philosophy of Language, broadly understood (which could include the history of analytic philosophy). AOC: Open, but we have particular interest in feminist philosophy. Applications should include cover letter, CV, letters of reference, and writing sample. To ensure full consideration, applications should reach the department by November 10, 2016. Applications should be sent via Interfolio to https://apply.interfolio.com/37487. Any questions about the application process should be directed to Veronica Feldkircher-Reed at vfeldki1@jhu.edu. We plan to interview a shortlist of candidates by Skype in early-mid January, and to invite finalists to campus in late January and early February. Johns Hopkins University is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Consistent with the University’s goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will assess the comprehensive qualifications of each applicant.

JOBS – TT OPEN Virginia Commonwealth

VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITY, Richmond, VA

 

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor. Full-time, tenure-track position starting August 16, 2017. AOS and AOC: Open within the analytic tradition. Ph.D. in Philosophy by August 1, 2017. Preference will be given to applicants with clear evidence of scholarly productivity and teaching effectiveness. Please apply online at https://www.vcujobs.com/postings/56043, including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, writing sample and contact information for at least three references. Applications completed by November 14th, 2016, or earlier are guaranteed consideration, but later applications may be considered at the discretion of the hiring committee. We will recruit a candidate with demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU. Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women, minorities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

JOB – TT Mount Holyoke – AOS open

The Department of Philosophy at Mount Holyoke College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level to begin fall 2017. We seek a candidate with broad philosophical interests and a strong commitment to teaching at the undergraduate level in a liberal arts environment. The teaching load is four courses per year.

AOS is open, but we are especially interested in philosophy of mind (broadly construed). AOC is open, but we have teaching needs in introductory logic. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated record of strong teaching at the undergraduate level and experience mentoring students who are broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion. A doctorate (anticipated or completed) is required.

Applications must be made online at https://jobs.mtholyoke.edu/Please submit a cover letter addressing your interest in Mount Holyoke, your CV, a writing sample, evidence of teaching effectiveness (such as teaching evaluations, uploaded as one pdf), and three statements concerning (1) teaching philosophy, (2) research interests, and (3) mentoring a diverse student body. Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of reference submitted on their behalf. We recommend early submission because electronic prompts to referees will be generated automatically (and letters of reference accepted) only after the completed application has been submitted. To be assured full consideration, applications should be completed by November 1, 2016. Please contact Natalina Tulik (ntulik@mtholyoke.edu) with any questions.

Mount Holyoke is an undergraduate liberal arts college for women with 2,200 students and 220 faculty.  Over half the faculty are women; one-fourth are persons of color.  Mount Holyoke College is located about 80 miles west of Boston in the Connecticut River valley, and is a member of the Five College Consortium consisting of Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts. 

Mount Holyoke College is committed to enriching the educational experience it offers through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff members.  Mount Holyoke seeks to recruit and support a broadly diverse faculty who will contribute to the college’s academic excellence, diversity of viewpoints and experiences, and relevance in a global society.  In furtherance of academic excellence, the College encourages applications from individuals from underrepresented groups in the professoriate, including faculty of color, faculty with diverse gender identities, first generation college students, individuals who have followed non-traditional pathways to college due to exceptional talent and motivation in the face of adversity, such as societal, economic or academic disadvantages, and individuals with a demonstrated commitment to applying and including diverse backgrounds and perspectives to learning, scholarship, service, and leadership in the academy.

JOB – OPEN RANK – M & E – U of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign

The Department of Philosophy at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is searching for an assistant, associate, or full professor of philosophy. Full-time tenure-track or tenured appointment. AOS: metaphysics and/or epistemology broadly construed (so as to encompass, e.g., logic, philosophy of language, philosophy of mind, philosophy of science, etc.). AOC: open.

We are especially interested in someone engaged in investigating philosophical issues in particular sciences, and/or the conceptual and epistemic foundations of the sciences more generally. The University of Illinois is world-renowned as a center for scientific research, with outstanding programs in biology, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, physics, and psychology, among others, and we are committed to a plan of growth that builds to those strengths.

Target start date: August 16, 2017. Qualifications: Ph.D. by mid-June for the preferred start date, appropriate background in AOS, and evidence of ability to contribute significantly to the department and discipline through both research and teaching.

Duties: normal teaching load of two courses per semester, one introductory or intermediate and one advanced; independent study and thesis supervision; committee assignments; active and independent research program. Some summer teaching possible.

Salary: competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Applicants for the position of assistant professor (tenure-track) should submit a letter of application, CV, writing sample, evidence of teaching ability and the Interfolio ID or contact information for at least three professional references.

Applicants for the position of full or associate professor (tenured) should upload a letter of application, CV, evidence of teaching ability, and contact information for at least three professional references.

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by November 4, 2016. Only applications submitted through the University of Illinois Job Board will be considered.  http://jobs.illinois.edu

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

For further information about the application process, contact Erin Tarr, (217) 300–3887erintarr@illinois.edu. Information about the department can be found athttp://www.philosophy.illinois.edu.
Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or criminal conviction history. Illinois welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. (www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu).

JOB – Open Rank History and Phil of Science – Pittsburgh HPS

Open Rank Professor of History and Philosophy of Science

University of Pittsburgh, Department of History and Philosophy of Science is searching to fill two tenured or tenure track positions. Rank:  Open in History and Philosophy of Science beginning September 1, 2017, pending budgetary approval. AOS:  Open, but with strong preference for History and Philosophy of Biology; AOC: Open. Candidates should exhibit interest in integrating history and philosophy of science as well as in-depth knowledge of the science or sciences relevant to their research.   Four courses per year; graduate and undergraduate advising; usual non-teaching duties.   Ph.D. prior to appointment is required.  

Tenured applicants should submit a cover letter and a CV, references not required at this time, through the following URL: https://facultysearch.as.pitt.edu/apply/index/MTY0.

Untenured Applicants should submit a cover letter, a CV, at least three confidential references, a research statement, teaching experience, and a writing sample through the following URL: https://facultysearch.as.pitt.edu/apply/index/MTY0. For each reference, you will have the opportunity to input a personal email address or an email address generated through Interfolio’s Online Application Delivery.  In both cases, an email notification will be sent to the designated address with instructions about uploading the letters to our system.  

Review of applications will begin on October 31, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.

Please direct any questions to Natalie Schweninger, HPS Department Administrator, nas151@pitt.edu

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled

UPDATE/CORRECT YOUR ENTRY IN THE UPDIRECTORY

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Thank you for using the UPDirectory. This directory is being used by editors, conference organizers, and hiring committees so please make sure your entry is accurate and up-to-date.

JOB POSTING – TT Butler University, Indianapolis

Assistant Professor of Philosophy – College of Liberal Arts & Sciences 

Position Overview 

The Department of Philosophy, Religion, and Classics at Butler University seeks to hire a philosopher with scholarly expertise that extends beyond the Anglo-American analytical philosophical tradition, with facility and teaching ability in continental philosophy and the history of modern philosophy. Teaching competency in one or more of the following is also highly desirable: environmental philosophy, Asian/African/African-American/Latin American philosophy, ethics, philosophy of race/class/gender. In addition to the undergraduate philosophy program, candidates should be prepared to teach regularly in Butler’s first year seminar program, and able to contribute to one or more of the college’s interdisciplinary programs: Science, Technology, and Environmental Studies; Neuroscience; Peace and Conflict Studies; and/or Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies. The successful candidate will demonstrate clear signs of being a program builder, and will possess an infectious enthusiasm for undergraduate teaching. Candidates should expect to complete PhD by August 1st, 2017. Direct search inquiries to Chad Bauman, Chair of the department/search committee at cbauman@butler.edu.

To Apply 

Applicants must submit a:

 Curriculum Vitae

 1- or 2-page cover letter briefly outlining research interests and teaching philosophy/experience

 Unofficial transcripts

 Three (3) letters of recommendation

 Writing sample

 Thorough evidence of teaching experience/excellence (evaluations, etc.)

Completed materials should be submitted via email to:

Claudia Johnson, Administrative Specialist – Department of Philosophy, Religion and Classics

ckjohns1@butler.edu

Or via mail to:

Claudia Johnson, Administrative Specialist

Department of Philosophy, Religion and Classics

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Butler University

4600 Sunset Avenue

Indianapolis, IN 46208

Complete applications must be received by October 28, 2016 to be assured consideration. Only completed applications will be considered.

 

Research Program on Love – Call for Participation

FIRST INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM TOWARD A UNIFIED SCIENCE OF LOVE

HONORING HARVILLE HENDRIX, PhD; HELEN LA KELLY HUNT, PhD; JEAN WATSON, PhD and OPRAH WINFREY

 

A major thrust into the arena of LOVE was undertaken by a group of interdisciplinary scholars among who were a group of Philosophers. Philosophers who contributed to the conversation along the way were:

 

Alan Soble

Harris Friedman

Julie Tannenbaum

Agnieszka Jaworska

Cecilea Mun

Daniel Harris Sumner Smyth

 

The symposium was live streamed and the video is available and will be posted at www.Love-Decoded.com.

 

We are looking for philosophers who feel human beings getting LOVE is a major philosophical issue. Especially since we know the positive effect loving behaviors have in cell healing, the immune system, depression, stress and chronic illnesses – not to mention on having loving relationships. This conference was organized by Stefan Deutsch.

 

The 2nd symposium is now in the planning stages.

 

To get on the LOVE TEAM email us at – symposium@thdc.org.

 

PART-TIME LECTURER JOB – University of West Georgia

The Philosophy Program at the University of West Georgia (Carrollton, GA) is seeking a part-time instructor to teach two sections of Critical Thinking in the fall semester (MW schedule).  We are also looking for a part-time instructor to teach one section of Ethics and one of World Religions in fall (TR schedule).  There will likely be opportunities to teach courses in the spring semester as well.  Applicants should have completed at least 18 hours of graduate course work in philosophy.  Questions and applications can be sent via e-mail to Dr. Walter Riker (wriker@westga.edu).  Applications should include a letter of intent and curriculum vitae.

 

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS – BERGGRUEN PHILOSOPHY PRIZE $1Million

To be awarded for the first time in 2016, the Berggruen Philosophy Prize will honor a living thinker whose ideas are of basic importance for contemporary life. It is intended to call attention to the role of ideas, of deep and careful thought, and with them humanistic scholarship and social research. The winner will receive $1 million dollars.

 

1. Nomination Criteria
The Berggruen Prize Jury is responsible for selecting the Prize Laureates. Nominations for the Prize may be submitted by any person; however,  a nomination for yourself will not be considered valid.
2. Nomination Process

2.1 The nomination need not be lengthy, but should include:

• Information on the nominee

• Information on the nominator
• An explanation of why the individual is considered by the nominator to be a worthy candidate for the Prize

To nominate, go to:

http://philosophyandculture.berggruen.org/councils/5

Call for essays – Inertia Magazine

Inertia Magazine (inertiamagazine.com) is seeking previously unpublished essays, reviews and papers (5,000 words or less) on topics such as materialism, idealism and dualism. Essays ought to use MLA, Chicago or APA formatting.  Editor is particularly interested in papers about Bertrand Russell, Nietzsche and materialism, as well as contemporary approaches to materialism.  Please send submissions and questions to issue15@inertiamag.ca

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS – Collective Agency Conference and Volume

Call for Abstracts
Workshop on “Collective Action: Ontology, Ethics, and Application
 
Dates: September 8th and 9th, 2016 at the Manchester Centre for Political Theory 
 
Organizers: Kendy Hess (College of the Holy Cross), Violetta Igneski (McMaster University) and Tracy Isaacs (Western University).  
See below for details.  The workshop will be part of the MANCEPT Workshops program.  Please submit a 500-1000 word abstract to Kendy Hess  (khess@holycross.edu) by June 1, 2016
 
 
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To understand and address staggering global problems such as environmental degradation, global poverty and the recent refugee crisis, we must look beyond the role of individual agents. Moreover, we need a deeper understanding of the ontological and normative status of the collective entities implicated in the creation, amelioration, and possible eradication of these harms before we can develop appropriate ethical frameworks and practical responses. The recent literature on collective action and collective intention has already made significant progress in developing conceptual frameworks for understanding groups such as corporations and goal-oriented collectives as collective agents that can be held morally responsible for their actions. It is time to consider further related questions and add depth and breadth to this debate.

 

This workshop seeks to advance the current moral and political debate in collective action and responsibility in two ways: first, by bringing in new theoretical, disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches and second, by engaging with an expanded range of questions and practical applications.

 

     Ontology: We seek papers that examine broader questions in the ontology of collective entities. What is the ontological status of a collective entity? What grounds their moral obligations (if “grounding” is the appropriate framework)? Normatively, what follows from the ontology?

 

     Ethics: We aim to move beyond the canonical approaches to include a plurality of frameworks and perspectives, such as feminist, virtue ethics, Eastern, and Continental.

 

     Application: We encourage submissions that test developed theoretical models against the complexities of real world situations. To date, theoretical development has relied on scattered caricatures of application to help explain and demonstrate the theoretical commitments, but there has been little sustained empirical work. The literature has already begun to move out into the practical field, and we hope to engage with the scholars doing that work. We seek papers that address some of these real-world applications, such as climate change, humanitarian aid, or the differential impact of global economic structures.

 

Submission: Please submit a 500-1000 word abstract to Kendy Hess (khess@holycross.edu) by June 1, 2016. Final papers of approximately 4000 words are due by August 15 in order to circulate to workshop participants in advance of the workshop. Authors will be given 15 minutes to give an overview of their papers followed by 35 minutes of discussion. We expect to accept twelve papers.

 

We are in conversation with an academic press about publishing a collection of essays on this topic, and are using the workshop as an opportunity to solicit papers for the volume.