35th Annual Conference at Oakland University in Michigan

The 35th Annual International Social Philosophy Conference will be held at Oakland University in Michigan, July 18-20, 2018

CFA – 35th Annual International Social Philosophy Conference

Thirty-Fifth International Social Philosophy Conference Sponsored by the North American Society for Social Philosophy with the Department of Philosophy, Oakland University, Rochester, MI July 18-20, 2018 Proposals in all areas of social philosophy are welcome, but special attention will be devoted to: Health, Well-being, and Society Some possible paper topics …

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CFA – 35th Annual International Social Philosophy Conference

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Thirty-Fifth International

Social Philosophy Conference

Sponsored by the North American Society for Social Philosophy

with the Department of Philosophy, Oakland University, Rochester, MI

July 18-20, 2018

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

Health, Well-being, and Society

Some possible paper topics include:

  • Public goods and citizen well-being
  • Civil obligation and social welfare
  • Holding elected officials accountable
  • Duties of Citizenship
  • The ethics of healthy living
  • Violence, society, and well-being
  • Education and societal flourishing
  • Inclusion versus marginalization
  • Health and marginalized communities
  • Free-markets and the common good
  • Defining health
  • Public institutions and well-being
  • The status of community in an age of political division
  • Entertainment, sport, and well-being.
  • Religious belief as a source of societal flourishing or disruption
  • The macro and micro dimensions of societal flourishing
  • Public Health and the Public Good
  • Food, Water, and Human Rights
  • Resource allocation
  • Immunization and social responsibility
  • Global health justice
  • Ableism and Public Health
  • Disability, accommodation, and the basic structure
  • Health, well-being and urban justice
  • Distributive Justice and Public Health
  • The social dimensions of well-being
  • Healthism
  • Bias in Health
  • Defining well-being
  • Health and Capabilities
  • Capabilities Well-being
  • Biopolitics and Biopower
  • Harm Reduction and Philosophy

We welcome submissions from both members and non-members, but we require that all presenters join the North American Society for Social Philosophy if their papers are accepted and if they present at the conference.

Submission Deadline:  February 15, 2018. Please submit a 300 word abstract at: http://www.northamericansocietyforsocialphilosophy.org/call-for-abstracts/

Questions? contact@northamericansocietyforsocialphilosophy.org.

 

The Program Committee:

Kathryn Norlock, Trent University (chair)

Geoff Karabin, Neumann University

Jennifer Szende, Trent University

Local host:  Mark Navin, Oakland University, Rochester, MI.

Members of the Program Committee may be reached at:
program@northamericansocietyforsocialphilosophy.org

NASSP Support for International Presenters

The NASSP will waive fees for conference registration and for the banquet for those participants traveling from outside of the United States and Canada.

NASSP Conference Awards for Graduate Students:

The North American Society for Social Philosophy has established the NASSP Awards for Best Graduate Student Papers to promote new scholarship in social philosophy and to encourage student participation in our Conference.

The winners of the annual prizes each receive $300. The prizes are awarded only to conference attendees, though there is no obligation to use the money for conference-related costs. Any graduate student enrolled in a program towards a degree beyond the B.A. or first university diploma is eligible.

The paper may address any topic in social philosophy. Papers should be no more than 3,000 words (include a word count with submission), and they should conform to the requirements set out by the APA for colloquium submissions to annual Divisional meetings.

Those who want to be considered for this award should send their full papers on or before February 15 to gradaward@northamericansocietyforsocialphilosophy.org – and they should also submit abstracts to the site by February 15, 2018.

 

 

35th Annual Conference at Oakland University in Michigan

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The 35th Annual International Social Philosophy Conference will be held at Oakland University in Michigan, July 18-20, 2018

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.

 

shelby-2015Tommie Shelby

Prison Abolition? The Uses and Abuses of Incarceration

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.

Call for Papers

CFA – 35th Annual International Social Philosophy Conference

Thirty-Fifth International Social Philosophy Conference Sponsored by the North American Society for Social Philosophy with the Department of Philosophy, Oakland University, Rochester, MI July 18-20, 2018 Proposals in all areas of social philosophy are welcome, but special attention will be devoted to: Health, Well-being, and Society Some possible paper topics …

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Social Philosophy Today Call for Submissions

CALL FOR PAPERS   Congratulations once again on your recent presentation at the 34th Annual International Social Philosophy Conference at Loyola University Chicago.  Papers presented at the conference are eligible for consideration for publication in Social Philosophy Today.   Although all the articles published in Social Philosophy Today are based on papers presented …

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