CFP: Disorientation in politics and the challenge of renewing political philosophy A workshop with Hans Sluga and Raymond Geuss

Submission deadline: March 27, 2018

Conference date(s):
April 27, 2018

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PPL, University of East Anglia
Norwich, United Kingdom

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Disorientation in politics and the challenge of renewing political philosophy

A workshop with Hans Sluga and Raymond Geuss

University of East Anglia (UEA), 27 April 2018, ca. 9.30 am - 4 pm,

organized by Janosch Prinz & Rupert Read

Political disorientation seems to be all around us. Political philosophy should provide us with tools for making sense of this disorientation. This workshop will explore conceptual frameworks for understanding the current disorientation in politics and present suggestions for how to rework political philosophy so that it can play an orientating role. The workshop thus touches recent debates about how to do (realist) political theory/philosophy and their value for understanding politics and making collective decisions.

Confirmed speakers:

Hans Sluga (Berkeley): “Our current disorientation in politics and how to rethink political philosophy”

Raymond Geuss (Cambridge): “Realism yet again”

Fabian Freyenhagen and Jörg Schaub (Essex): “Two Dogmas of Rawlsian Political Philosophy”

We are inviting submissions of abstracts (of up to 300 words) for papers (ca. 20 minutes) or for commentaries (of ca. 10 minutes) until 27 March. Papers may be on the overall themes of the workshop. Commentaries should explicitly engage with the work of the external speakers and the overall themes of the workshop. The event will start at ca. 9.30 am and finish at ca. 4 pm (details TBC). Attendance is free. A buffet lunch and refreshments will be provided. Registration is now open.

Please contact Janosch Prinz (j.prinz@uea.ac.uk) to submit your abstract (until 30 March) and  to register. Women and members of groups under-represented in academic philosophy are particularly encouraged to apply.

External speakers:

Hans Sluga is William and Trudy Ausfahl Professor of Philosophy, University of California, Berkeley. His recent monographs include “Politics and the Search for the Common Good” (Cambridge UP, 2014).

Raymond Geuss (Emeritus Professor of Philosophy, University of Cambridge). His recent essay collections include “Changing the Subject” (Harvard UP, 2017), “Reality and its Dreams” (Harvard UP, 2016),  and “A World Without Why” (Princeton UP, 2014).

Fabian Freyenhagen (Professor of Philosophy, University of Essex) is the author of "Adorno's Practical Philosophy. Living Less Wrongly" (Cambridge UP, 2013) and the co-director of the Essex Autonomy Project.

Jörg Schaub (Lecturer in Philosophy, University of Essex) is the author of "Gerechtigkeit als Versöhnung" (Campus, 2009).

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