CFP: Binghamton SPEL Graduate Student Philosophy Conference

Submission deadline: September 1, 2019

Conference date(s):
November 2, 2019

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Conference Venue:

SPEL Philosophy Graduate Program, Binghamton University
Binghamton, NY, United States

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Binghamton University’s philosophy graduate program invites submissions for its 2019 graduate student conference. The conference will be held at Binghamton University’s Downtown Center on Saturday November 2, 2019.

This year’s conference theme broadly focuses on our program’s specialization in Social, Political Ethical and Legal (SPEL) philosophy. We hope to host a diversity of graduate research that asks important questions and starts meaningful dialogues on SPEL topics.

Giving the keynote address will be Michael Patrick Lynch from University of Connecticut’s philosophy department. Lynch also has contributed to New York Time’s “The Stone” philosophy section, and is principle investigator for the Humility and Conviction in Public Life project.

Acceptable subgenres of SPEL themes include, but are not limited to:

·         Applied social and political philosophy

·         Applied ethics

·         Normative ethics

·         Metaethics

·         Critical theory

·         Feminist philosophy

·         Philosophy of race

·         Social epistemology

·         Philosophy of education

·         Theories of risk

Submissions in these areas from any philosophical tradition are also welcome.

We will also present an award for the best paper by a conference presenter of $250.

Submissions must include an anonymized full paper of about 3000 words, with a view for a 20-minute presentation followed by 10-minute Q&A. In your submitting email please include name, university affiliation, current level of graduate studies, whether you’d like to be considered for the best paper award, and SPEL themes your paper fits into.

Each submission will be anonymously reviewed by conference committee members, and submitters will be notified of acceptance or rejection by September 15. Email all submissions to [email protected] no later than September 1, 2019.

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