NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
There is a disruption in the normal review process that is being caused by the global health crisis. We pride ourselves on fairly quick turnaround time, but are currently unable to review papers in a timely manner. We aim for the time being to give our desk reviewers, external referees, and staff less voluntary service as they make changes at work and at home to adapt to new circumstances. We will revisit the policy on the first of every month. Papers already submitted will be reviewed. We do not foreshadow a delay in the publication of the journal.
The 2019-20 Speaker Series
Uriah Kriegel's talk is postponed owing to our University's current policy on unnecessary travel. See our speaker series page for more information and updates.
RP speakers in the Spring of 2020 include Scott McDonald (Cornell) and Uriah Kriegel (Rice). See our speaker series page for more information and updates.
In the Fall of 2019, we hosted Sarah McGrath (Princeton), who delivered her paper, "How Does Observation Contribute to Moral Knowledge?," and Jamie Dreier (Brown), who delivered his paper, "Two Models of Agent-Centered Value."
Journal Sponsors Conference on Mass Incarceration and Racial Justice
On Friday, three papers were presented at a conference on the themes of mass incarceration and racial justice, followed by formal comments and questions and answers from the audience. The papers were on “The Duties to Resist the Police on the Street,” “Harm Reduction in Criminal Justice,” and “Punishing the Polity,” and featured comments by philosophy faculty from Howard University, the University of California–Riverside, and Louisiana State University. The conference concluded with a keynote address by Tommie Shelby, professor of African American studies and philosophy at Harvard University, titled “Prison Abolition? The Limits of Functional Critique.” Over 75 people attended the day-long event. The papers will be published in a future issue of Res Philosophica.
Journal Announces 2018 Essay Prize Winner
September 1, 2019 is the new extended deadline for the next essay contest, which is on the topic of Mass Incarceration and Racial Justice.