CFP: Toleration: Accepting the Other

Submission deadline: September 16, 2018

Conference date(s):
October 27, 2018

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Conference Venue:

Philosophy, SUNY Binghamton
Binghamton, United States

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The Philosophy Graduate Department at SUNY Binghamton is accepting submissions for its 2nd Annual Graduate Philosophy Conference, which will be held on October 27th, 2018. This year’s conference is titled Toleration: Accepting the Other.  The theme of this conference aims to explore the limits of toleration, the scope of criminal wrongdoing, and the purpose of punishment. This year's keynote speaker is Dr. Tommy J. Curry from Texas A&M University. Papers topics can include, but are not limited to, discussion of the following:

-What should be tolerated?

-What should be criminalized?

-How should we treat those who we must be tolerant of?

-How should we treat those who should be punished?

-What constitutes a good justification for outlawing a particular act?

-Should hate speech be tolerated or criminalized?

-Who constitutes the ‘other’?

-Is toleration enough?

-What are the justifications for punishment?

-Empowering the other

-Power, structures, and toleration


-Pluralistic, Democratic Society

-Structural Injustice

-Toleration as a virtue

-The paradox of toleration

There will be a $250 award presented for the best paper submission.

Papers should be suitable for a 20 minute presentation followed by 20 minutes of Q&A (3000-4000 words). Papers should be submitted to [email protected] by September 16th, 2018 and prepared for blind review. With your submission, please include a cover page with the following information:

-Presenter’s Name

-Institutional affiliation

-Contact information

-Title of the paper

-Word Count


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us by email.

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