Keynote speakers for 2017

NASSP is pleased to announce that the keynote speakers for the 2017 International Social Philosophy conference will be Lisa Guenther Unmaking and Remaking the World in Long-Term Solitary Confinement Abstract: In The Body in Pain, Elaine Scarry analyzes the structure of torture as an unmaking of the world in which …

Call for Abstracts 2017

Thirty-Fourth International Social Philosophy Conference Sponsored by the North American Society for Social Philosophy with the Department of Philosophy, Loyola University, Chicago July 13-15, 2017 Proposals in all areas of social philosophy are welcome, but special attention will be devoted to: Justice: Social, Criminal, Juvenile  

NASSP Book Award

Call for Nominations Each year the North American Society for Social Philosophy (NASSP) honors the best book published in social philosophy during the previous year. The Book Award Committee invites you to nominate a book to compete for the award for 2016. (For the purposes of this award, a book’s …

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Call for Abstracts 2017

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Thirty-Fourth International

Social Philosophy Conference

Sponsored by the North American Society for Social Philosophy

with the Department of Philosophy, Loyola University, Chicago

July 13-15, 2017

Proposals in all areas of social philosophy are welcome, but special attention will be devoted to:

Justice: Social, Criminal, Juvenile

 

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Keynote speakers for 2017

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NASSP is pleased to announce that the keynote speakers for the 2017 International Social Philosophy conference will be

Lisa Guentherguenther

Unmaking and Remaking the World in Long-Term Solitary Confinement

Abstract: In The Body in Pain, Elaine Scarry analyzes the structure of torture as an unmaking of the world in which the tools that ought to support a person’s embodied capacities are used as weapons to break them down. I argue that the Security Housing Unit (SHU) of California’s Pelican Bay State Prison functions as a weaponized architecture of torture in precisely this sense. But in recent years, prisoners in the Pelican Bay Short Corridor have re-purposed this weaponized architecture as a tool for remaking the world through collective resistance. This resistance took the form of a hunger strike in which prisoners exposed themselves to the possibility of biological death in order to contest the social and civil death of solitary confinement. By collectively refusing food, and by articulating the meaning and motivation of this refusal in articles, interviews, artwork, and legal documents, prisoners reclaimed and expanded their perceptual, cognitive, and expressive capacities for world-making, even in a space of systematic torture.

 

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NASSP Book Award

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Call for Nominations

Each year the North American Society for Social Philosophy (NASSP) honors the best book published in social philosophy during the previous year. The Book Award Committee invites you to nominate a book to compete for the award for 2016. (For the purposes of this award, a book’s eligibility is determined by the year of its copyright rather than by the year of its release.)

The Award will be conferred on a book published in 2016 that makes the most significant contribution to social philosophy. The field is to be construed broadly, to include social and political philosophy, philosophy of law, philosophy of social science, and social ethics. Excluded are anthologies, historical studies, and works on ethics that lack a distinctly social component and works on a social topic that lack a substantial philosophical component.

The Award is presented at the NASSP annual conference. The author and Book Award committee members participate in a panel discussion of the book. The comments and author response from the panel are published in Social Philosophy Today.

The deadline for nominations is no later than December 31, 2016.  Nominations (including self-nominations) should be submitted here:

http://www.northamericansocietyforsocialphilosophy.org/386-2/

For inquiries about the 2016 NASSP Book Award, please contact the Award Committee chairperson, Dr. Greg Hoskins, gregory.hoskins@villanova.edu.

 

Program for 2016 ISP Conference

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The program for the 2016 International Social Philosophy Conference is now available!  Click here.

Local Arrangements for 2016 ISP Conference

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The Local Arrangements page has all the information you need in order to register for the conference and arrange lodging.  Please visit today!

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Call for Papers

Call for Abstracts 2017

Thirty-Fourth International Social Philosophy Conference Sponsored by the North American Society for Social Philosophy with the Department of Philosophy, Loyola University, Chicago July 13-15, 2017 Proposals in all areas of social philosophy are welcome, but special attention will be devoted to: Justice: Social, Criminal, Juvenile  

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New Editors for Social Philosophy Today

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NASSP is pleased to announce that Joan Woolfrey and Zach Hoskins have been selected as co-editors for the Social Philosophy Today series.  We would like to thank Jeff Gauthier for editing for 6 years.  The series flourished under his leadership and he leaves a lasting legacy on NASSP.  Thank you, …

CFP – NASSP at Eastern APA

Call for Abstracts The North American Society for Social Philosophy is seeking abstracts for paper presentations at the 2017 E-APA NASSP Session at the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel, Baltimore, Maryland, January 4th -January 7th, 2017.  Proposals in all areas of social philosophy are welcome.  Abstracts should not exceed 300 words, and should be sent …

CFP – NASSP at Pacific APA

The North American Society for Social Philosophy invites submissions for its group session at the 2017 Pacific APA in Seattle. The theme of our session will be: “The Refugee Crisis” Proposals on topics on this theme, broadly understood, are welcome. They might include: Who is a refugee? Refugee vs. migrant …

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