Thirty-Third International Social Philosophy Conference, NASSP, Call for Abstracts

Oct 06, 2015 Jul 29, 2016

Call for Abstracts
Thirty-Third International Social Philosophy Conference
Sponsored by the North American Society for Social Philosophy
July21-23, 2016
Carleton University,
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Local hosts: Jan Drydyk and Christine Koggel

Proposals in all areas of social philosophy are welcome, but special attention will be devoted to the theme:
Power and Public Reasoning
Some possible paper topics include:
• "Nudging;" rhetoric/persuasion and public reason
• Psychology/social psychology of public reasoning
• Decision making (democratic/deliberative/otherwise)
• Neoliberalism and public reason
• Human rights and power
• Power and race/ethnicity
• Critical theory and power in the public sphere
• Public reason and civic virtue
• Hate and the public sphere
• The requirements of justice
• Domination and political power
• Deliberative democracy
• Power and sex
• Soft and hard power
• Rawls and social movements
• Religion in the public sphere
• Public deception
• Media and power/public reasoning
• Technology and power/public reasoning

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 21, 2016. Please submit a 300 – 500 word abstract below. Questions? Contact.
The Program Committee : Joan Woolfrey, West Chester University of Pennsylvania (chair)
Devora Shapiro, Southern Oregon University (Ashland, OR)
Kyle Thomsen, St. Francis University (Loretto, PA)
Members of the Program Committee may be reached at:program

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 to program – and they should also submit abstracts by February 21, 2016.

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