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Keynote speakers for 2018

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NASSP is pleased to announce that S. Matthew Liao and Serene Khader will deliver the keynote addresses for the 2018 International Social Philosophy Conference in July.  Stay tuned for more information.

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 19-21, 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

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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 19-21, 2018

Keynote addressed by S. Matthew Liao and Serene Khader

 

Submission form at bottom of page

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

Health, Well-being, and Society

A list of possible topics is on the main page of this website.  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 using the form below.

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:

(1) send their full papers on or before February 15 to gradaward@northamericansocietyforsocialphilosophy.org, and

(2) should also submit abstracts to this site by February 15, 2018.

Submit an Abstract
Please submit an abstract of no more than 300 words.
Abstract should be 300-500 words

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