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  • A Message from the Centre for Independent Social Research We received this email from the Centre for Independent Social Research in St. Petersburg:Dear Colleagues and Friends,As you may know, several weeks ago the Centre for Independent Social Research, which is also a founder of the journal Laboratorium, received a Notice from the Chief Office of the Ministry of Justice of Russia in Saint Petersburg warning about the breach of Russian Federation (RF) legislation and a notice of intent to file an indictment no later than April 20th to include CISR on the roster of non-commercial organizations performing the functions of a foreign agent.Introducing a non-governmental scientific center to the roster of foreign agents is not only an administrative and financial burden on the organization ...
    Posted Apr 27, 2015, 6:43 AM by Shai Dromi
  • "On the Job Market" Feature for the AMSS Website! Dear section members,Greetings from your publications committee! This message is specifically intended to those of you who are going to be on the job market this coming fall. In preparation for job market season, we are planning to add a new "Candidates on the Job Market" section to the Altruism, Morality, and Social Solidarity website. This section will consist of individual profile pages where job applicants (ABD's, post-docs, VAP's, and others) can present their research, publication, and interests. It would be a great opportunity for everyone to learn about each other's research, and for job applicants to receive some additional exposure. We will also work to circulate information about the candidates' research through our social ...
    Posted Apr 13, 2015, 7:18 AM by Shai Dromi
  • Call for Nominations: The Betty and Alfred McClung Lee Book Award for 2015 The Association for Humanist Sociology is pleased to announce The Betty and Alfred McClung Lee Book Award for 2015. Authors, publishers, and AHS members may nominate books for consideration. The winner will be recognized at our annual meeting October 21-25, 2015 in Portland, OR. Nominations should be for Sociology or interdisciplinary social science books that approach their subjects from a humanist perspective.Founded in 1976, the Association sees its mission to strive as professionals, as scholars and as activists to uncover and address social issues. We view people not merely as products of social forces, but also as agents in their lives and the world. We are committed to a sociology that contributes to a more humane, equal, and ...
    Posted Mar 17, 2015, 1:41 PM by Shai Dromi
  • Virtue, Happiness, and the Human Good Seminar for graduate and advanced undergraduate students June 1-5, 2015 New Haven, Connecticut  Virtue, Happiness, and the Human Good Aristotle says happiness is the highest aim of human life, the only end that is not a means to some other end. Happiness, he argues, is ‘an action of the soul in accordance with virtue.’ How can we live a private life that contributes to our happiness? How can we live a public life that contributes to our happiness? This seminar takes a philosophical and sociological approach to these fundamental questions. Readings are drawn from Aristotle, Alexis de Tocqueville, Alasdair MacIntyre, and Jonathan Haidt. Students will engage in practical exercises and propose projects to enhance happiness.  Seminar Faculty: William (Beau) Weston, Centre College Danilo Petranovich, Elm Institute ...
    Posted Mar 16, 2015, 7:08 PM by Shai Dromi
  • Philosophy of the Social Sciences Graduate Student Summer Seminar (August 9-22, 2015, deadline February 27) The Philosophy of the Social Sciences Graduate Student Summer Seminar (August 9-22, 2015) in Chicago, Illinois is now accepting applications and may interest our members! This two-week seminar provides intensive instruction in the philosophy of the social science, with special attention to the realist approaches. The application deadline is February 27, 2015.For further information and application instructions, please visit the Graduate Student Summer Seminar website here:http://sociology.yale.edu/graduate-student-seminar-applicat…
    Posted Jan 28, 2015, 4:21 PM by Shai Dromi
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Kieran Healy about the Ethics of Organ Donation


"Is Civil Society the Good Society?" - Jeffrey Alexander and Maeve Cooke



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