CFP: SDSU’s Second Annual Stephen L. Weber Graduate Conference in Ethics

Posted: 12 de October de 2011 by Fernando Furtado in Call for Papers, Event

San Diego State University’s Philosophy Department and the Institute
for Ethics and Public Affairs are pleased to announce the Second
Annual Stephen L. Weber Graduate Conference in Ethics.  The specific
focus of this year’s conference will be Pre-College Philosophy.

Keynotes:

Jana Mohr Lone, University of Washington
Founder and Director of Northwest Center for Philosophy for Children

Mitchell S. Green, University of Virginia
Founder and Director of Project High-Phi

Possible questions addressed:

Do philosophers have a duty to help the movement succeed? How
important and feasible is it to create entirely new, philosophically-
based K-12 schools? If we build new schools, on what principles ought
these schools be based? What role should graduate students have within
the emerging pre-college philosophy movement? What values are implicit
or explicit in the K-12 philosophy classroom and/or school?

Paper submissions:

Please prepare your paper of no more than 4,000 words for blind review
and submit electronically, along with a 150 word abstract and cover
letter including name, title and institutional affiliation to
sdsuphilconference@gmail.com by December 1st. Eight paper submissions
from graduate students will be selected. Applicants will be notified
of decisions by mid-January. Each student will present a paper and
provide commentary for another presentation.

Roundtable topic submissions and registration:

Please submit roundtable topic suggestions to sdsuphilconference at
gmail.com by December 1st so that we can try to accommodate your
interests in the conference.  We hope that this conference will
contribute to the pre-college philosophy movement on both a
theoretical and a practical level. Registration instructions will be
publicized in February. We look forward to having you here with us in
San Diego!

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