Thirty-Sixth International Social Philosophy Conference Sponsored by the North American Society for Social Philosophy

July 11, 2019 - July 13, 2019
Department of Philosophy, University of San Fransico

2130 Fulton Street
San Fransico 94117
United States

This will be an accessible event, including organized related activities


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Proposals in all areas of social philosophy are welcome, but special attention will be devoted to the theme:

Home: Sanctuary, Shelter, and Justice

Some possible paper topics include:

  • Membership in families
  • Membership in communities
  • Group identity
  • Transnational identities
  • Identity, immigration, and assimilation
  • Caregiving and care receiving
  • Care and Justice: Compatibilities and Incompatibilities
  • Collective activity and/or collective care
  • The ethics of social practices
  • The status of community and home in an age of political division
  • Citizenship and civic obligation
  • Proper citizenship
  • Neoliberalism and social responsibility
  • The effects of health and well-being on security
  • Public institutions security
  • Philosophical perspectives on sanctuary, shelter, and/or justice
  • Philosophical perspectives on discrimination
  • Sanctuary and “homeplacing”
  • Sanctuary, shelter, and living “in-between” worlds
  • Sanctuary, shelter, and justice as related to gender
  • Philosophical perspectives on welcoming and openness
  • Philosophical perspectives: What it means to be at home and/or homeless
  • Homeless in the academy: Conservative political philosophy
  • Future society and/or technology in reference to the meaning of home
  • Feeling at home/homeless in reference to gender
  • Religious belief and the feeling of home/homeless
  • Religious belief and security, justice, and/or shelter
  • The connection between food, water, and security
  • Recreation, play, and social concerns
  • Leisure and the common good
  • Classical philosophical perspectives on the meaning of community
  • Educating for social justice and/or citizenship
  • Educational rights in reference to immigrants and the homeless
  • Educational levels and feeling at home within society

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 15, 2019. Please submit a 300 word abstract at:


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