Undergraduate Philosophy Conference on Social Responsibility

Posted: 15 de December de 2011 by Fernando Furtado in Call for Papers, Event

Undergraduate Philosophy Conference
Date: 13 April 2012

Dialogue about social responsibility has been increasing over the last
few months. One need only think of the slogans of the Occupy movements
across the globe to recognize how the question of whether individuals,
societies, and even corporations have responsibility for their
neighbors, fellow citizens, coworkers, and employees. University
students are coming together to examine these issues both through
peaceful protests and open forum discussions. In this undergraduate
conference we hope to amplify the voices of our students by inviting
papers that explicitly deal with the questions of social
responsibility from an interdisciplinary perspective. We hope to see
papers addressing the merits, demerits, and sustainability of social
responsibility, as well as presentations which explicitly analyze
ethical systems. Papers from various disciplines are welcome as this
question has been raised throughout history from philosophers such as
Plato and Marx to inspiring activists of the 1960s and 70s like Martin
Luther King Jr. and Betty Friedan. We encourage papers outside of the
philosophical arena which explicitly question the virtue of social
responsibility and the role it plays in determining and informing
class, race and gender issues, religious conflicts, economic policies
as well as issues concerning today’s political climate. We would also
appreciate papers which question the methods of civil disobedience and
peaceful protest. Edited and reworked papers from class assignments
that touch on any of these issues are encouraged as this conference
hopes to promote undergraduate research, presentation, and

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Drew Dalton, author of Ethical Decision Making in
the Human and Social Services, Sympathy for the Devil: Resisting the
Tyranny of the Infinite Other and Longing for the Other: Levinas and
Metaphysical Desire .

Submission guidelines
Word limit: 4,000. Shorter papers are also welcomed as well as group
Deadline for submission March 1, 2012.
To ask questions about the conference and to submit papers please
contact conference coordinator, Dr. Danielle A. Layne, at
Top Seven Papers Will be Published in GSU PST Undergraduate Journal:
The Indefinite Dyad


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