CFP: Injustice and the Emotions

Submission deadline: March 3, 2023

Conference date(s):
May 5, 2023 - May 6, 2023

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Conference Venue:

Department of Philosophy, The Ohio State University - Columbus Campus
Columbus, United States

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The Ohio State University chapter of Minorities and Philosophy is excited to announce our inaugural graduate philosophy conference on the theme of Injustice and the Emotions to be held May 5th-6th in the heart of Columbus, OH. We are especially excited to host our inaugural keynote by Dr. Meena Krishnamurthy (Associate Professor of Philosophy, Queen’s University). 

We invite submissions abstracts up to 750 words from graduate students describing research projects broadly connected to philosophical themes described below: 

Injustice elicits a slew of emotions. We are angered and saddened by injustice; we grieve in the face of its devastating effects; we lose or retain hope when combating persistent oppression. These phenomena ignite a host of questions about the relationship between emotions and injustice. For example, is anger or rage an (in)appropriate or (un)fitting response to unjust acts and institutions? Is demanding that victims of injustice forgo their anger itself a form of injustice? How should we think of forward-directed emotions such as hope in the face of oppression? What are the proper roles of backward-looking emotions such guilt or remorse as they surface in the public sphere? Answers to these questions may also depend on the intertwined relationships between theories of justice and accounts of the emotions. We thus also invite, and look forward to, scholarly contributions bearing on any of these areas of inquiry.

Submissions, prepared for blind review, should be sent as attachments to [email protected]. Name, institutional affliation, and contact email should be contained in the body of the email.

We are also pleased to announce the availability of supplmentary travel support to offset financial barriers to participation for graduate students unable to secure full travel funding from their home departments. Details concerning the precise amount of funding available are forthcoming. 

We are grateful to the Center for Ethics and Human Values at Ohio State for their generous support.

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