Social Philosophy conference, CFP

Dec 07, 2021 Feb 16, 2022

Polarization, Reconciliation and Community:
Thirty-Ninth International Social Philosophy Conference Sponsored by the North American Society for Social Philosophy
Neumann University
Aston, Pennsylvania (near Philadelphia)
July 14-16, 2022

Those interested in presenting at NASSP’s 2022 Conference are invited to submit an abstract of their proposed presentation Proposals for presentation in all areas
of social philosophy are welcome, but special attention will be devoted to abstracts that relate to this year’s conference theme, Polarization, Reconciliation and Community.

Abstracts of maximum 200 words, prepared for blind review, should be submitted to: on or before February 15, 2022.
Abstracts should aim to convey clearly the author’s presentation thesis, and authors are encouraged to avoid technical jargon in explaining their arguments. Acceptance/rejection decisions will be
emailed to authors by March 15, 2022.
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 they wish to present at the conference.

NASSP is committed to creating an inclusive intellectual community where philosophers from historically marginalized groups feel welcome and are able to participate. NASSP recognizes
that there are a variety of barriers of entry due to systemic discrimination and oppression that might prohibit participation in its events and governance (and in professional philosophy more broadly).
NASSP is committed to removing those barriers and challenging oppressive norms within the profession more broadly, specifically (though not exclusively) for those related to race, ethnicity, Indigeneity,
sexual orientation, ability, class, or gender. This commitment includes providing hybrid participation options where possible for participants who face accessibility barriers to attend, including but
not limited to conditions related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Questions? email

The Program Committee:


Matt Silliman, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (co-chair)
Janice Moskalik, Seattle University (co-chair)
Elizabeth Lanphier, University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Local host: Geoff Karabin, Neumann University

Social Philosophy Today

Papers presented at the conference are eligible for consideration for publication in Social Philosophy Today, a peer-reviewed journal published electronically and
available for print on demand. Although most articles published in Social Philosophy Today are based on papers presented at the conference, the journal is not a proceedings volume.
Only those articles recommended on the basis of peer review will be accepted for publication.

NASSP Conference Awards for Graduate Students:
The North American Society for Social Philosophy awards an annual prize of $300 for the best Graduate Student Paper on a topic in social philosophy. Prizes will only be awarded to conference
attendees who are still enrolled in in a program towards a degree beyond the B.A. or first university diploma at the time of the conference. There is no obligation to use prize money for conference-related costs.
To be considered for this award, full papers of no more than 3,000 words must be submitted on or before February 15 to email
please include a word count with submission. Abstracts must also be submitted according to the above instructions for consideration by the program committee by February 15, 2022,
as only those whose abstracts are accepted by the program committee will be considered for the graduate award.

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.

Some possible paper topics on Polarization, Reconciliation, and Community include:

The effects of political polarization on community
COVID and communities
Anti-racism and community
Hope and forgiveness
Hope for community
Police reform
Prison abolition
Post-COVID recovery and re-entry
Post-COVID community
COVID and polarization

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