Michigan State University Graduate Philosophy Conference

Posted: 21 de November de 2011 by Fernando Furtado in Call for Papers, Event

Call for Papers

Michigan State University Department of Philosophy Graduate Student

Occupy Philosophy:
Dialogue and Reflection on Economic Inequality, Capitalism, and
Democracy in America

February 10-11, 2012

In light of recent events illuminating ongoing critiques of how wealth
and resources are distributed in America, it is timely to interrogate
the ethical, conceptual and methodological issues arising when
capitalism and other political economic systems are evaluated. This
conference is primarily concerned with the ways that philosophy can
mediate discussions of economic power, human welfare, institutional
justice, and the cost-benefit analyses that inform economic choices.

Submission Guidelines:
We invite submissions of papers by graduate students. We welcome
papers that broadly address issues in social and political philosophy;
preference will be given to original contributions that incorporate
discussions of the recent “Occupation movement” and related events.
Presentations should not exceed 30 minutes in length, and will be
followed by a short commentary and moderated question and answer
sessions. Submission deadline is January 6, 2012. Please submit
abstract in addition to a paper suitable for blind review at

Featured Speakers:
Featured Faculty:
John H. McClendon III, Professor of Philosophy at MSU

Jason Read, Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of
Southern Maine

Further Information:
For additional information about this conference, including
registration information, accommodations and the conference itinerary,
visit the conference web site: http://www.msu.edu/~philconf/.


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