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In atentia doctoranzilor, cercetatorilor si cadrelor didactice din domeniul stiintelor socio-umane
In data de 13 martie 2009, ora 12:45, in sala 222, blocul de studii 4, USM, va avea loc prezentarea Programului de burse de cercetare in SUA "Carnegie Research Fellowship Program" pentru Republica Moldova in anul universitar 2009/2010.Prezentarea Programului va fi facuta de catre Alexey Kharlamov, reprezentantul Programului Carnegie in Eurasia, in limba engleza/rusa (cu traducere in/din romana).Evenimentul este organizat de catre Consiliile Americane pentru Invatamint International in colaborare cu USM.Sunt invitati doctoranzii si cadrele didactice din domeniul stiintelor socio-umane, interesate in posibilitatea de a beneficia de un stagiu de cercetare de un semestru academic (patru luni) in institutiile de invatamint superior si de cercetare din SUA. Sediul Consiliilor Americane pentru Invatamint International la Chisinau:Strada Tricolorului 37BMD-2012 ChisinauTel: 37322-225 860; 270 766Fax: 37322-211
he latest issue of The Reasoner is now freely available for download
The latest issue of The Reasoner is now freely available for download in pdf format at - Gabriella PigozziInterview with John Woods - Gabriella PigozziInternet, page ranking, and Sorites-like reasonings - Jean Paul Van BendegemSentences and Propositions - Hartley SlaterDivine liars: a question - Martin CookeOn Omnipotence: Second Thoughts - Alex BlumLogical Relations between Sensation and Belief - Jeffrey HelznerMore Precisely: The Math You Need to Do Philosophy, Broadview Press - Eric SteinhartDisability and Chronic Illness, 30 January - Havi CarelPhilosophy, Engineering and Technoethics, 6-8 February - Viorel GuliciucDavid Hilbert - Russell MarcusThe Reasoner ( is a monthly digest highlighting excitingnew research on reasoning, inference and method broadly construed. It is interdisciplinary,covering research in, e.g., philosophy, logic, AI, statistics, cognitive science,law, psychology, mathematics and the sciences.The Reasoner welcomes submissions:- Submitted articles (100-1000 words)- Submitted items of news- Letters- Conference announcements- Job announcements- AdvertisementsIf you would like to be alerted by email when an issue becomes available, please with "SUBSCRIBE" as subject.Jon Williamson, EditorFederica Russo, Assistant Editor
Final Call for Papers: 'Rape and its Meaning/s'
Final Call for Papers: 'Rape and its Meaning/s' Special edition of *Philosophical Papers* Guest editor: Louise du Toit (University of Johannesburg) Expected contributors include: Susan Brison, Ann Cahill, and Seriol Morgan. The topic of rape has not received the kind of deep and sustained attention from philosophers that it warrants. However, during the past three decades the trickle of papers, book collections, and monographs has steadily increased. Notable among these works are those written by women who were victims of rape, including Susan Brison's "Aftermath: Violence and the Remaking of a Self" (2002), which explores rape from the perspective of someone who is both a victim and a professional philosopher. These latter contributions-as well as others-are important in that they focus on the meaning or meanings of rape. The aim of this special issue of Philosophical Papers is to consider the possible meanings of rape, and to better illuminate the damage of rape in the light of such meanings. Discussions can approach the topic from any of a range of angles, including the personal, political, legal, socio-symbolic, literary, or religious. We are interested in any approach that clarifies the significance of the phenomenon of rape. Possible questions for discussion include: --Should we seek for rape's meaning in the intentions of the rapist or in the experiences of the victim, or in both? --What types of damage does rape cause? --To what extent does rape have political significance? --Does rape have different meanings in different contexts or socio-political dispensations? Does rape in war have different meanings from rape in peace time? --To what extent does the law determine rape's social meaning? --What role does culture and religion play in the meaning of rape? --Does the meaning of rape change when the victim is a child? When the victim is male? --What is the relationship between the meaning of rape and the meaning of sex? --How does the absence of consent in rape relate to its meaning? The deadline for receipt of submissions is 30 June 2009. This issue of Philosophical Papers, comprising both invited and submitted articles, will appear in November 2009. Authors should submit manuscripts electronically, as a pdf- or word-document attachment, to . Authors must include their full name, affiliation, and address for e-mail correspondence with their submission. Further enquiries may be addressed to Louise du Toit ( ) or Ward Jones, Editor, *Philosophical Papers* ( ).
Call for Papers: Session on History of Cognitive Science
Call for Papers: Session on History of Cognitive ScienceThe XXIII International Congress of History of Science and Technologywill be held in Budapest between 28 July - 2 August, 2009. Thecongress will have forty sessions and about one hundred symposia.A special session of the congress will focus on the problems of historyof cognitive science and related topics. We invite originalcontributions to the research on the broad field of cognitive science in thecontext of history of interdisciplinarity.The history of cognitive science has not yet attracted enough theattention of professional historians of science. The two most acceptedtexts on the subject (H. Gardner.s .The Mind.s New Science. (1985) and M.Boden.s .Mind as Machine. (2006)) are done by insiders whosestories, although providing invaluable first-hand information, areinevitably framed by their authors. personal attitudes and academicpreferences.The aim of the session is to bring together cognitive scientists,historians, philosophers and sociologists of science who areinterested in re-thinking and filling out the insiders. stories bydiscussing the key issues in the half-century history of cognitivescience in a broader historical, philosophical and social context.Informative and/or critical papers related to any aspect of the historyor pre-history of cognitive science are welcome but prioritywill be given to texts which focus on the roots, the unfolding and theresults (especially the added value, if any) of the cognitiveinterdisciplinary project, viewed as a part of the larger context ofhistory of interdisciplinarity.If you are interested in the participation please visit the web site ofthe congress (note that the real deadline for abstractsubmission will be 6 March) and contact one of the session organizers.The web site: plan to publish a book based on the presented papers.Kind regards,The Organizers:Lilia Gurova: lgurova@nbu.bgandLaszlo Ropolyi:
15th International Philosophy Colloquium Evian Conditions of Freedom
Call for papers15th International Philosophy Colloquium EvianConditions of FreedomEvian (Lake Geneva), FranceJuly 12-18, 2009Contact:Prof. Dr. Georg W. BertramFreie Universitaet Berlin, Institut für Philosophie, Habelschwerdter Allee30, D-14195 Berlin, GermanyCall for Papers:We invite proposals for presentations (maximum length: one page), along witha short CV (maximum length: two pages), by April 1st, 2009. Please sendthese documents via e-mail to the following address:evian@philosophie.fu-berlin.deA detailed exposition of the topic and all relevant information concerningthe character and history of the colloquium as well as matters ofaccomodation and costs can be found on our website: idea of freedom stands at the center of practical philosophy, embeddedin a thick web of relations with concepts such as subjectivity, rationality,morality, and existence. It draws its force from the tension between tworoles: on the one hand as a fundamental metaphysical or anthropologicaldetermination of human beings; on the other as designating a political idealthat can more or less be realized or fail to be realized in concrete formsof life. Rousseau's opening flourish in The Social Contract, "Man is bornfree, yet everywhere he is in chains," underlines this tension. In thissense the idea of freedom stands not only practically but also conceptuallyunder complex conditions, which need to be understood in order to grasp whatwe really mean by "freedom."The Fifteenth International Philosophy Colloquium Evian invites philosophersto Lake Geneva to discuss issues concerning the conditions of freedom. Itaims especially to encourage its participants to transcend the narrowconfines of different traditions in philosophy. It is conceived particularlyas a place where the divide between continental and analytic philosophy isovercome, or at least where their differences can be renderedphilosophically productive. The passive mastery of French, German, andEnglish (the three languages of discussion of the colloquium) is anindispensable prerequisite for its participants.Organisation: Georg W. Bertram (Berlin), Robin Celikates (Bremen), DavidLauer (Berlin); in cooperation with: Karin de Boer (Groningen), KarenFeldman (Berkeley), Jo-Jo Koo (Pittsburgh), Christophe Laudou (Madrid),Jérôme Lèbre (Paris), Diane Perpich (Clemson), Hans Bernhard Schmid (Basel),Chris Doude van Troostvijk (Strasbourg/Amsterdam)
The Top 50 Philosophy Blogs
The Top 50 Philosophy Blogs Philosophy is the examination of eternal problems, therefore you might not expect some of the best philosophy literature to be popping up on what, relatively speaking, is a relatively new medium, blogs. However, the freedom of form and the ability to get one’s thoughts out quickly to a ready audience has attracted some excellent philosophers to produce blogs of their own. To help you navigate the plethora of philosophy blogs we’ve selected what we consider to be the top 50 philosophy blogs on the web today and listed them below. The top 50 philosophy blog list we’ve compiled includes blogs written by professional philosophers, graduate students, and undergraduate philosophy majors. It also includes joint blogs written by members of a particular philosophy department, organization, or a group of philosophers who focus their blog entries in a particular area of philosophy. We have categorized them by the eight major branches: Metaphysics, Epistemology, Ethics, Political Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Language, and Philosophy of Mind. Metaphysics This is the investigation of the nature of being and the world. Traditional branches are cosmology and ontology. 1. Metaphysical Blog A blog community focused on metaphysics. Learn about everything from the theory of ascension to crystal balls. 2. The Reference Frame Covers the most important events in our universe. This blog is written from a conservative physicists’’ standpoint. 3. Creative Advance Devoted to discussing the process philosophy of Alfred North Whitehead. Whitehead believed that creativity is the supreme metaphysical principle enticing the universe into novelty. 4. BackReaction Commentary on events in the world from two theoretical physicists. A scientifically minded blog with various amounts of entertainment, distractions, and every day tid bits. 5. One Cosmos A blog filled with humorous revelations from a clinical psychologist. Read about his opinions and thoughts on subjects such as Darwin’s Theory of Evolution. 6. Narrative and Ontology Relate Scripture to the Church in an intelligent and engaging fashion. This PhD student blogger is actually using this towards his doctorate. 7. Nonduality in Thought and Practice Intended to be a collection of thoughts on various issues that either have been presented by readers, or that are of particular concern. The focus is on a non-dual understanding of reality as the pure presence of Awareness, and all philosophical or metaphysical considerations involved in reaching such an understanding. Epistemology Centers on the nature and scope of knowledge, and whether knowledge is possible. Its central concerns have been the challenges brought on by skepticism and the relationships between truth, belief, and justification. 8. A brood comb Offers philosophical notes on a number of topics. Posts are about making sense of things, understanding them, and trying to make oneself at home in the world. 9. All Embracing But Underwhelming… This blogs focus is about the philosophy around, above, and about conspiracy theories. This PhD Student has written several papers on this subject. 10. The Space of Reasons Discussions on Epistemology and the philosophy of mind. Read humorous takes on non- existence and famous non-entities such as unicorns and Bigfoot. 11. Alienation News Get updates on the latest topics and news in philosophy. This blog talks about it all; epistemology, philosophy, discovery, and more. 12. Epistemic Value Written by an established Professor of Philosophy located in the UK. He has written several books on epistemology and focuses on issues such as the problem of skepticism, the epistemic externalism/internalism distinction and the rationality of religious belief. 13 Knowability These posts are devoted to issues that are modal epistemic. Gain knowledge from a professor of philosophy at Saint Louis University. Ethics or “Moral Philosophy” Deals with questions of how persons ought to act or if such questions are answerable. Ethics is also associated with the idea of morality. Plato’s early dialogues include a search for definitions of virtue. 14. Moral Philosophy and Current Events This blog discusses the use of traditional reasoning as it applies to current events today. Its main objective is to return to the wisdom used by many great ancient civilizations. 15. PEA Soup Designed to provide a forum for discussing philosophy, ethics, and academia. Their priority is to go beyond geographical barriers so that moral philosophers from across the globe can communicate the way they would with nearby colleagues. 16. Alexander Pruss’s Blog Written by a philosophy student at Baylor University. This blog gives you an inside view of practical moral philosophy from a younger standpoint. 17. JanusBlog For philosophers exploring doorways such as those between ethical and intellectual excellence, reliability and personal responsibility, knowledge and action, and naturalism and normatively. 18. Morality and the Good Life This is a blog with a focus on current moral philosophies. This philosophy professor discusses current events and how they relate to moral ethics. 19. In Living Color A philosophy instructor and writer discusses ethics and the good life. Animal’s rights, religion, books, and parenthood are just some of her subjects. 20. Adventures in Ethics and Science A philosopher of science’s musings on responsible conduct of scientific research, communication between scientists and non-scientists about the issues that matter to both camps, and teaching science and ethics. Political Philosophy The study of government and the relationship of individuals and communities to the state. It includes questions about justice, the good, law, property, and the rights and obligations of citizens. 21. Jacob T. Levy Jacob T. Levy is a Professor of Political Theory in the Department of Political Science at McGill University. His focuses of discussion are multiculturalism and nationalism; federalism; the rights of indigenous peoples and constitutional theory. 22. An editorial blog on philosophical studies of warfare. The articles attempt to distinguish between justifiable and unjustifiable uses of organized armed forces. 23. P.A.P. Blog This blog is about politics, art, and philosophy. That’s why it’s called P.A.P. Blog. Art and philosophy are discussed to an extent that encompasses most if not all important political topics. 24. Obsidian Wings A multiblog written by a professor of philosophy, several lawyers, and a political ethics student. You get several thoughts and insights on political issues around the world. 25. Public Reason The purpose of the blog is to provide an open forum for the academic political philosophy and theory community to discuss our common work. Contributions from women, members of historically under-represented groups, and academics from non-Anglophone countries are especially welcomed. 26. Philosophy Etcetera Here you’ll find discussion of analytic philosophy, politics, ethics, religion, and other items of intellectual interest. Aesthetics This philosophy deals with beauty, art, enjoyment, sensory-emotional values, perception, and matters of taste and sentiment. 27. deleuze at greenwich The online home of Volcanic Lines deleuzian research group which is based in the philosophy department of the University of Greenwich, London. The site exists to provide information about the research group’s aims and activities. 28. Virtual Philosopher Reflects the writers’ interests in philosophy, critical thinking, art and photography. It includes thoughts, interviews, book reviews, and links. 29. Talking Philosophy This is the blog of TPM - The Philosophers’ Magazine. Posts are quality philosophy in a readable format for readers both within and outside academe. 30. Theological Aesthetics Offers a fascinating insight behind the scenes and into the minds that create the work, what inspires it and what it means. Articles show the relationship between theology and aesthetics. Logic Studies patterns of thinking that lead from true premises to true conclusions, originally developed in Ancient Greece. Beginning in the late 19th century, mathematicians such as Frege focused on a mathematical treatment of logic. Today the subject of logic has two broad divisions: mathematical logic (formal symbolic logic) and what is now called philosophical logic. 31. Logic Matters Blog on logic, philosophy of mathematics, and other matters by a Cambridge University lecturer. Read some of his reflections and obviously skeptical thoughts. 32. Nothing of Consequence Written by a member of Arche, a philosophical research centre in the world dedicated to the core areas of logic, language and mathematics. These posts focus on the philosophy of logic, philosophy of mathematics and logic proper. 33. Viking Math A group mathematics blog started by a crew of Portland State Mathematics students and Alumni. Find posting on all sorts of levels of mathematics. 34. Enigmania Answer the puzzles to the virtue of paradox through the philosophy of mathematics. Blogs are posted frequently and categorized by subject, alphabetically, and by areas of interest. 35. LogBlog From a professor of philosophy at the University of Calgary. Posts provide insights on logic, philosophy and anything else that enters his mind. 36. Obscure and Confused Ideas Perspectives on philosophy of science, its history, and related issues in logic. These articles are written by an outspoken graduate student at the University of Pittsburgh. Philosophy of Language The reasoned inquiry into the nature, origins, and usage of language. 37. Business Affairs Periodic essays on topics in cognitive science, language and religion. All from an analytic philosophy perspective. 38. Lemmings Very in-depth information from a female Associate Professor of Philosophy. This blog is devoted to issues in language, epistemology, metaphysics, and mind. 39. Conceptual Origami This blog is mostly concerned with bioinformatics, emergent semantics, philosophy of language, and user experience (UX) exploration. It was created to encourage inter-disciplinary studies. 40. From a learned professor at Washington University in St. Louis comes this weblog in logic and the philosophy of language. 41. Buffalo Philosophy A multi blog by graduate students of the State University of New York, University at Buffalo. This blog is concerned with philosophy of language, ethics and epistemology. 42. Language Log A variety of posts from different authors on aspects of the philosophy of language. Their main focus is on cognitive skills and how they relate to language used today. 43. Methods of Projection This blog is dedicated to the great philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein. His influences have been felt in nearly every field of the humanities and social sciences. There are widely diverging interpretations of his thought on language. Philosophy of Mind The nature of the mind and its relationship to the body, and is typified by disputes between dualism and materialism. In recent years there is an increasing connection between this branch of philosophy and cognitive science. 44. Brain Pains A group blog dedicated to discussing the philosophy of mind and related issues. It aims to be a forum for the discussion of recent academic work in the field, as well as a place to present ideas that connect with and initiate discussion in the philosophy of mind. 45. Conscious Entities These pages are devoted to short discussions of some of the major thinkers and theories about consciousness. The issues are argued and sometimes clarified on this blog. 46. thinkBuddha Reflections upon philosophy and Buddhist thought and practice. rooted on the one hand in Western philosophical traditions and on the other hand in an approach to Buddhist practice. 47. Pain for Philosophers A philosopher working on issues involving pain that requires knowing quite a bit about what pains are. This blog keeps up with the pain science literature, and collects excerpts of articles relevant to philosophy of mind, philosophical psychology, cognitive science, value-theory, and applied ethics. 48. Philosophy Blog Finishing his PhD dissertation in philosophy at Arizona State University, this professor has a number of opinions on cognitive recognitions and other topics related to the mind. 49. Anderson Brown’s Philosophy Blog A engaged philosophy professor’s notes with emphasis on philosophy of mind. Other topics include metaphysics, ancient Greek philosophy, Buddhism, and Wittgenstein. 50. The Splintered Mind Writings on the topics of philosophy of psychology and also interesting stuff on how ethical thought affects behavior. Topic are introduced in a clear way and sometimes broadly construed. The revival of Philosophy in American Colleges has increased by fifty to seventy­­-five percent in the past five years. Meanwhile, all seem to agree that philosophical thinking is not simply for “fancy shmansy” intellectuals anymore.
The Postgraduate Journal of Aesthetics invites submissions of papers
The Postgraduate Journal of Aesthetics invites submissions of papers frompostgraduate students for its Spring 2009 issue. Papers may be on any subjectwithin the area of philosophical aesthetics and philosophy of art, and shouldbe no longer than 3000 words. Please send papers prepared for blind review andin rich text format topgjeditor@british-aesthetics.orgincluding a covering letter with your university affiliation and contactdetails.For more information about the Postgraduate Journal of Aesthetics, andto view the current issue, which includes a contribution from Professor MichaelMorris of Sussex University, please see the following link:
CARNEGIE RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMRESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES IN THE UNITED STATESFOR SCHOLARS IN THE HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCESA Program of the National Council for Eurasian and East EuropeanResearch (NCEEER)In conjunction with the American Councils for International Education:ACTR/ACCELS and The Caucasus Research Resource Centers (CRRC)Supported by a Grant from Carnegie Corporation of New YorkPROGRAM DESCRIPTION:The National Council for Eurasian and East European Research ispleased to announce the competition for the Carnegie ResearchFellowship Program in the United States for the 2009-2010 academicyear. Scholars of the humanities and social sciences from eligibleregions may apply for individual, non-degree research opportunities atuniversities and institutes in the United States. This competitionselects university faculty, researchers, advanced graduate students,and scholars in the social sciences and humanities from the Russiancities of Kaliningrad and Rostov-na-Donu, as well as scholars fromArmenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. Allfellows will conduct research on specific topics in the socialsciences and humanities, write a 15 to 30 page academic paper upon thefellow's return home, and deliver lectures with the goal ofcontributing to the further development of higher education andscholarship in their regions. The Carnegie Research Fellowship Program(CRFP) is administered by the National Council for Eurasian and EastEuropean Research (NCEEER) in collaboration with the American Councilsfor International Education: ACTR/ACCELS (American Councils) and theCaucasus Research Resource Centers (CRRC). Participants in the CRFPwill conduct research in the United States for four months.Participants in the CRFP will receive the following: 1) round-tripairfare from their home cities to their host universities in theUnited States; 2) a pre-departure orientation, and an orientationprogram in either Seattle or Washington D.C.; 3) a monthly stipend; 4)health insurance; and 5) access to libraries and archives, and alumniactivities. Additionally, all CRFP scholars will be eligible for ascholar development fund to aid in purchasing books, technology, andother research tools, or to attend a conference and become affiliatedwith professional groups in the United States.Awards for this program are contingent upon the availability offunding from the Carnegie Corporation of New York.DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS: April 30, 2009ELIGIBILITY: Individuals who are eligible to participate in CRFP:" Citizens of Russia who are residing, working, or studying in thecities of Kaliningrad and Rostov-na-Donu, and their respectiveregions. Citizens of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldovaand Ukraine." Applicants whose proposals relate to the themes chosen by one of theCenters for Advanced Study and Education (CASE):- Kaliningrad CASE at the Kaliningrad State University - Russia andEurope: Past, Present, Future- Rostov CASE at the Rostov State University - Russia's ModernizationProblems- European Humanities University, Center for Advanced Studies andEducation on Social Transformations in the Western Eurasia BorderRegion -- Belarus, Moldova, and Ukraine.- Caucasus Research Resource Centers (Baku, Erevan, Tbilisi). TheSouth Caucasus Region: Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia." Advanced graduate students, university faculty and scholars at anystage in their careers who have not recently conducted researchprojects at U.S. institutions." Scholars who hold a "Kandidatskaya" degree or higher, or who areworking towards a "Kandidatskaya" degree at the time of application." Scholars who have a level of proficiency in written and spokenEnglish that is sufficient to conduct independent research and engagecolleagues." Scholars who have publications (advanced graduate students may citepapers presented at academic conferences) in a particular field." Scholars who are able to receive and maintain a United States J-1visa." Scholars who are able to begin the CRFP in the United States inSeptember 2009, or January 2010.NCEEER, the American Councils, and the CRRC do not discriminate on thebasis of race, color, sex, religion, national or ethnic origin,handicap or disability.All applicants from Belarus, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine must submitan original and three copies of completed applications and allsupporting materials to the American Councils/NCEEER office in Kyiv(see address below) by the deadline date of April 30th, 2009.Additional information, incl. application forms, available on (Carnegie Program) and via (c/o Kharlamov Alexei)CONTACTS:Alexei KharlamovThe American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELSvul. Melnykova 63Kyiv 04050Tel: (+380-44) 482-0221 / 482-0222 / 483-25-32 / 483-91-38Fax: (+380-44) 482-0220E-mail: alexei@nceeer.orgWebsite:
Apel de concurs a proiectelor de cercetare comune moldo-ucrainene pentru 2009-2010
Apel de concurs a proiectelor de cercetare comune moldo-ucrainene pentru 2009-2010 E-mail

Academia de Ştiinţe a Moldovei (AŞM) şi Ministerul Educaţiei şi Ştiinţei al Ucrainei anunţă concursul anului 2009 pentru a obţine susţinere financiară (granturi) în desfăşurarea cercetărilor fundamentale, ce prezintă interes comun pentru ambele Părţi, în următoarele domenii ştiinţifice: Biomedicina, farmaceutica, protecţia şi întărirea sănătăţii; Biotehnologiile agricole, fertilitatea solului şi securitatea alimentară; Nanotehnologiile, industria inginerească, noi materiale chimice şi substanţe; Ridicarea eficienţei şi asigurarea securităţii complexului energetic; Ştiinţele economice şi umanistice. Termenul limită de depunere a propunerilor de proiect: 20 martie 2009. Condiţiile de participare Formularul de aplicare
Michael Oakeshott Association Conference
Michael Oakeshott Association ConferenceNovember 12-14, 2009Baylor UniversityWaco, Texas2009 marks the fifth meeting of the Michael Oakeshott Association, a group founded in 2001to encourage the study of one of the 20th century’s most important political philosophers.Previous conferences have taken place at the London School of Economics, Colorado College,and the University of Jena in Germany.This year, Baylor University will host the conference, broadening its scope to include thethought of Leo Strauss and Eric Voegelin. Because Oakeshott, Strauss and Voegelinoverlapped so extensively in their interests and yet differed sharply on certain points ofmethod and teaching, comparisons among them often prove fruitful and enlightening. Thisis why readers of one thinker often become serious readers of the others. And yet we rarelyif ever have an occasion to come together as a group and to benefit directly from eachother’s insights.We thus especially invite papers on topics that all three thinkers address, such as thefunction and place of liberal education, the fruitful tensions between reason and revelation,the relationship of religion and politics, the meaning of political philosophy, the crisis ofmodernity, and the role that studying the ancients may play in better understanding ourmodern situation. This list is not exhaustive, but we strongly encourage potential presentersto engage such comparative topics.Abstracts, no more than 500 words, should be sent by April 30, 2009 Abstracts should also include: title of paper, full name(s),affiliation, current position, and an email address.The conference will take place at the Armstrong Browning Library at Baylor University inWaco, Texas.
EUROPEAN JOURNAL FOR PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGIONCALL FOR PAPERSWe would like to once more invite all professional philosophers of religion to consider submitting papers and book review to the newly established European Journal for Philosophy of Religion (EJPR) (see: is an official journal of the Central European Society for Philosophy of Religion. The extensive Advisory Board consists predominantly of the leading philosophers of religion from Europe and North America. The refereeing process of the journal is being overseen by the chair of the Advisory Board, Prof. Richard Swinburne of Oxford University.EJPR's special mission is to enable a fruitful exchange between representatives of various traditions of the contemporary philosophy of religion dominant in Europe and elsewhere. Although the journal is committed to no position and invites papers without restriction of philosophical method or orientation, it encourages publication of papers in which a clear philosophical questions about God and other issues of philosophy of religion are being asked, a clear thesis is defended, and clear arguments are given.EJPR will be published biannually. The first issue is scheduled for December 2008.If you would like to submit a paper, please read the Author Guidelines on the journal's website first. We would like also to encourage the libraries, institutions and individual philosophers to consider subscribing to the journal.If you would like to contact the Editor, please, e-mail: Swinburne (Chair of the Advisory Board)Howard Robinson (President of the Society)Janusz Salamon (Editor-in-Chief)
CfP: Polish Journal of Philosophy
Polish Journal of PhilosophyCALL FOR PAPERSWe invite the submission of articles on any aspect of philosophy, provided that they are not of a primarily expository or historical character. The articles should not exceed the length of 8000 words and should conform to the specific guidelines provided on our website You are welcome to send us either electronic or printed copy of your paper, addressed to the Editorial Office (see contact details). Please make sure that all personal data or institutional affiliations are removed from the submitted version in order that we may send it on for a blind-review.We aim to give authors our decision within twelve weeks. Once accepted, the paper is expected to appear within a calendar year. For further information please consult our website or write to us to at details:Polish Journal of PhilosophyJagiellonian UniversityGrodzka 52PL-31-044 Krakó
Central and Eastern European Online Library - newly added and open access periodicals
Dear C.E.E.O.L. reader, I would like to thank you again for your interest in the Central and Eastern European Online Library, the most comprehensive collection of articles from and about Central and Eastern Europe. 2008 was a successful year for us, C.E.E.O.L. is proud to have added 50 new publications, especially on politics, culture and society, sociology, and history. Please find the list of newly added periodicals below. We would also like to draw your attention to the open access periodicals that we have in C.E.E.O.L. You can find the list of the periodicals that offer FREE ARTICLES here: The library now offers 360 full text humanities and social science periodicals from Central and Eastern Europe, accessible via, and we hope that you will find something that is of interest for you. We are happy to further welcome you on our website. Warmest regards, Cosmina BERTA Central and Eastern European Online Library (C.E.E.O.L.) Offenbacher Landstr. 368 D-60599 Frankfurt, GermanyTel: +49 69 686 025 14Fax: +49 69 650 096 82eMail: New Additions to C.E.E.O.L. in 2008: Economy · Ekonomskij Razvoj (Economic Development), published by Institute of Economics - “Ss. Cyril and Methodius” University, Skopje - Makedonia · Journal of Applied economics (JAES), published by Reprograph - Romania · Studia Universitatis Babes Bolyai - Negotia, published by Babes Bolyai University, Cluj - Romania · Management and marketing review, published by Editura economica – Romania · AUCO Czech Economic Review, published by the Institute of Economic Studies, Charles University - Czech Republic Ethnology&Folklore · Gjurmime Albanologjike (Series Folclore and Ethnology), published by Institute of Albanology in Prishtina - Kosovo · Folklore, published by Eesti Kirjandusmuuseum - Estonia · Mäetagused. Hüperajakiri (Folklore. Hyperjournal), published by Estonian Literary Museum - Estonia Fine Arts · VIZURA, published by The City Gallery „Collegium Artisticum“ Sarajevo - Bosnia and Herzegovina History · Ekonomska i ekohistorija (Scientific Research Journal for Economic and Environmental History), published by Društvo za hrvatsku ekonomsku povijest i ekohistoriju - Croatia · Gjurmime Albanologjike (Series Historical Science), published by Institute of Albanology in Prishtina - Kosovo · Istros, published by Editura Istros- Braila - Romania · Historia Artium, published by UBB Cluj – Romania · Valahian Journal, published by the Editura Cetatea de Scaun - Romania Media/Culture and Society · Medialni studia (Media Studies), published by Syndicate of Journalists CZ - Czech Republic · Biuletyn Edukacji Medialnej (Media Education Bulletin), published by Norbertinum – Poland · Novi Muallim, published by Rijaset Islamske zajednice u Bosni i Hercegovini - Bosnia and Herzegovina · Motrista (Perspectives), published by Matica hrvatska Mostar - Bosnia and Herzegovina · ZIVOT (Life), published by Writers asosciation - Bosnia and Herzegovina · Divinatio, published by Maison des Sciences de l’Homme et de la Société (Sofia) – Bulgaria · Nowa Europa Wschodnia (New Eastern Europe), published by the KEW - College of Eastern Europe - Poland · Studii de stiinta si cultura (Culture and science studies), published by the Universitatea Vasile Goldis Arad – Romania · Anuarul Institutului de Cercetări Socio-Umane "Gheorghe Şincai" al Academiei Române (The Yearbook of the "Gheorghe Şincai" Institute for Social Sciences and the Humanities of the Romanian Academy), published by the The "Gheorghe Şincai" Institute for Social Sciences and the Humanities of the Romanian Academy - Romania Philology - Linguistics · brücken - Germanistisches Jahrbuch TSCHECHIEN SLOWAKEI (brücken - German Laguage and Literature Studies Yearbook - Czech Republic and Slovakia), published by Nakladatelství Lidové noviny - Czech Republic · Gjurmime Albanologjike (Series Philology), published by Institute of Albanology in Prishtina - Kosovo · Nase rec (Our Speech), published by the Czech Language Institute of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic - Czech Republic · Studia Universitatis Petru Maior Tg Mures. Series Philologia, published by Petru Maior University, Tg. Mures - Romania · FACTA UNIVERSITATIS - Linguistics and Literature, published by University of Niš – Serbia · Linguistica Pragensia, published by Czech Language Institute /Academy - Czech Republic Philosophy · Athena: filosofijos studijos (Athena: Philosophical Studies), published by Culture, Philosophy and Arts Research Institute - Lithuania · Teologia Polityczna (Political Theology), published by Fundacja Świętego Mikołaja - Poland · Studia Universitatis Babes Bolyai - Philosophia, published by Babes Bolyai University, Cluj - Romania · Studia Phaenomenologica, published by Societatea Romana de Fenomenologie - Romania Political science · Palitychnaya sfera (Political sphere), published by Center of Political Analysis - Belarus · Godišnjak Fakulteta političkih nauka (Yearbook of the Faculty of Political Sciences), published by Fakultet političkih nauka - Univerzitet u Sarajevu - Bosnia and Herzegovina · Evrodijalog (Eurodialogue), published by Centre for Regional Policy Research and Cooperation Studiorum - Macedonia · Stosunki Międzynarodowe/International Relations (International Relations), published by Wydawnictwa Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego - Poland · Obrana a strategie (Defence & Strategy), published by Univerzita obrany - Czech Republic · FACTA UNIVERSITATIS - Law and Politics, published by University of Niš – Serbia · Anali hrvatskog politološkog društva (Annals of the Croatian Political Science Association), published by the Croatian Political Science Association - Croatia Slavic Studies · Летопис на Българското книжовно дружество в София (Annals of the Bulgarian Literary Society in Sofia), published by Bulgarian Literary Society - Bulgaria · Старобългарска литература (Medieval Bulgarian literature), published by Institute of Literature - BAS - Bulgaria · Germanoslavica, published by Slovanský ústav Akademie věd ČR, v. v. i. v nakladatelství Euroslavica - Czech Republic · Slavia, published by the Slovanský ústav Akademie věd ČR, v. v. i. v nakladatelství Euroslavica - Czech Republic Sociology/Social Sciences · Romanian Journal of Population Studies, published by Centrul de Studiere a Populatiei - Romania · FACTA UNIVERSITATIS - Series Philosophy, Sociology, Psychology and History, published by University of Niš - Serbia · Teme (Themes), published by University of Niš – Serbia · Revista de sociologie (The sociology review), published by the Univ. Lucian Blaga - Romania · Sociologie romaneasca (Romanian sociology), published by the Polirom & Asociatia Romana de Sociologie - Romania Theology – Religion · Studia Universitatis Babes Bolyai series Theologia catholica, published by Universitatea Babes Bolyai Cluj - Romania
CREUM - 2009-2010 Postdoctoral fellowship program
CREUM - 2009-2010 Postdoctoral fellowship program The University of Montreal's Centre de recherche en éthique (CREUM) is inviting applications from researchers in ethics for its postdoctoral residential fellowships, which can vary in length according to individual circumstances (maximum 27 000 $ CAN). Applicants are expected to have at least a working knowledge of French. The CREUM will offer to its fellows: a postdoctoral grant of 3 000$ per month, an individual workstation, access to the services of the University of Montreal (libraries, sports center, etc.), and assistance for material organisation of the stay. In return, the fellows are expected to pursue the research project submitted in their application, to participate in the Center's activities (conferences, seminars, lectures), and to present their work in progress in the context of Center's seminars and workshops. Application deadline: April 30th, 2009. For more information, please visit CRÉUM - Bourses postdoctorales 2009-2010 Le Centre de recherche en éthique de l'Université de Montréal (CRÉUM) est heureux d'annoncer, pour l'année académique 2009-2010, son programme de bourses de séjour postdoctorales. La durée du séjour peut varier en fonction de la nature du projet, mais ne peut excéder une année scolaire (maximum 27 000 $ CAN). Les boursiers postdoctoraux sélectionnés obtiendront une rémunération de 3 000 $ par mois, un poste de travail dans les locaux du CRÉUM, l'accès aux infrastructures de l'Université de Montréal (bibliothèques, centre sportif, etc.), ainsi qu'une assistance pour l'organisation matérielle du séjour. En retour, les boursiers s'engagent à mener leur projet de recherche dans le cadre des activités organisées par le Centre (workshops, séminaires, conférences et colloques). Date limite pour la réception des candidatures : 30 avril 2009. Pour plus d'informations, consultez notre site web au
PhD Position at TiLPS/Tilburg
PhD Position at TiLPS/Tilburg The Department of Philosophy and the Tilburg Center for Logic and Philosophy of Science (TiLPS) invite applications for one three-year full-time PhD position, commencing at the latest September 1, 2009. The successful candidate is expected to work on a topic from epistemology or philosophy of science and complete a PhD thesis within maximally three years. The position is open to candidates with a master degree or equivalent in philosophy. We expect the willingness to work in an international interdisciplinary research environment. The PhD candidate will receive a starting salary of 2042 Euro gross per month in the first year. The salary in the last year is 2612 Euro. Candidates are invited to submit a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, a research proposal of maximally 5000 words, certificates, and two letters of recommendation. Please send your application package to PhD Position Search Committee, c/o P & O, Department of Philosophy, Tilburg University, Warandelaan 2, P.O. 90153, 5000 LE Tilburg, The Netherlands, or email to Please indicate the vacancy number 500.09.03. The deadline for applications is April 1, 2009. Informal enquiries may be directed to Professor Stephan Hartmann (email: For more information about TiLPS, visit
Society for Philosophy in the Contemporary World Call for Papers
Call for Papers 16th Annual Conference July 18-23, 2009 Pine Lake Environmental Campus, Hartwick College, Oneonta, New York (Shuttle Service from Albany Airport will be available) We invite submissions for the 16th-annual conference of SPCW. We welcome paper on all topics, from any and all philosophical traditions. The society fosters and supports productive philosophical exchange in a constructive environment. New members are always welcomed! This year, the society will hold SPECIAL SESSIONS on the following topics: 1) Living Mindfully: Food, Environment, Technology 2) Whither Liberal Arts? 3) Sport, Play, and Leisure Additional possible topics might include any of the following, many of which have been themes of conferences over the past 16 years: Work, Labor, CreationPhilosophy of PlaceBridging Analytic and Continental PhilosophyAestheticsLiterary TheoryReligious and Secular Institutions in the Contemporary WorldDiscourse and DissentTradition and MemoryMulticulturalism and PhilosophyHuman Nature and Human HabitatsPhilosophy and Everyday LifeAuthenticity, Autonomy, and Authority: Problems of Authority in the Contemporary WorldIntersubjectivity: Self, Other, and LifeworldTime, History, and Social ChangePhilosophy and Humanistic StudiesCulture and EthicsPower, Law and the Possibility of PeaceApplying the VirtuesThe Relevance of PhilosophyJustice and Identity in a Global Context Please Note: As an open society, we welcome and encourage papers on any topic related to philosophy on the contemporary world (broadly construed). Standard submissions: papers with a maximum length of 3,000 words. Alternative presentation and creative proposals will be given consideration. Electronic submissions are preferred. Submissions are due March 1, 2009 Questions and submissions (prepared for blind review) should be sent to the following address: Email: Conference Co-Chairs: Ramon Das Jeremy Wisnewski University of Wellington, Victoria Hartwick College J. Jeremy Wisnewski Editor, Review Journal of Political Philosophy Department of Philosophy Hartwick College Golisano Hall, #126 Oneonta, NY, 13820

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