The Morality of Risk and Harm

there is not one such thing as being right. We use normative language like ‘right’ and ‘wrong’ for many purposes – to talk about what we should do from a first person perspective and to talk about how to judge other people’s actions from a third person perspectives (singular and plural), about who to praise and who to blame, about how to deal with the consequences of our actions and about how to assign responsibilities, etc.

CFP: Cultures of Shame (deadline: Feb. 29, 2020)

EDITED COLLECTION TITLE: Cultures of Shame EDITOR: Cecilea Mun, PhD is the editor of and a contributor to the edited collection titled, “Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Shame: Methods, Theories, Norms, Cultures, and Politics” (Lexington Books/Roman & Littlefield, October 2019), the founding editor-in-chief of the Journal of Philosophy of Emotion,and the founding director of the Society for Philosophy of Emotion. Her publications […]

CFP: Philosophy and Borders, Oxford, Nov. 6, 2019 (deadline: Sept. 30, 2019)

Philosophy and Borders, Refugee Studies Centre, Wed. Nov. 6, 1pm – 7pm The ​Philosophy and Borders ​working group aims to bring together researchers in the fields of ethics, political theory, and social science on the topic of borders and migration. This includes researchers working on topics related to nation-states, nationalism, citizenship, territory, immigration, and forced migration. This […]

CFP: Toward an Asymmetrical Ethics: Power, Relations, and the Diversity of Subjectivities, Södertörn University, Nov. 13-15, 2019 (deadline: Aug. 20, 2019)

Keynote Speakers: Jonathan Metzger, Else Vogel, Talia Welsh In Western societies and philosophical traditions, the egalitarian relation between rational subjects has since long been understood as an ethical ideal for intersubjective relations. This ethics presupposes a relation between two independent subjects of the same kind: autonomous, rational, and (self-)transparent subjects. And even when this understanding […]

CFP: Political Philosophy and the Future of Capitalism, Waseda University, June 15-17, 2019 (deadline: Mar. 15, 2019)

A workshop on the theme Political Philosophy and the Future of Capitalism will be held at Waseda University, in Tokyo, from June 15 to 17, 2019. Confirmed speakers:Chiara Cordelli (University of Chicago)Martin O’Neill (University of York)Lucas Stanczyk (Harvard University) Questions about capitalism and its many discontents have acquired a new urgency in recent years. Economic […]

Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Richard Moore

Hello, I’m Shelley Tremain and I’d like to welcome you to the forty-seventh installment of Dialogues on Disability, the series of interviews that I am conducting with disabled philosophers and post to BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY on the third Wednesday of each month. The series is designed to provide a public venue for discussion with disabled philosophers […]