CFP: 2021 SPEL Graduate Student Philosophy Conference at Binghamton University, Nov. 6-7

Submission deadline: August 31, 2021

Conference date(s):
November 6, 2021 - November 7, 2021

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Conference Venue:

Philosophy, SUNY Binghamton
Binghamton, United States

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Binghamton University’s philosophy graduate program invites submissions for its 2021 graduate student conference. While we anticipate holding this conference in person, due to uncertain circumstances regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, provisions will be made to hold this conference online should such action best conform with state and university protocols.

Our keynote speaker will be Nancy Fraser of The New School for Social Research. She will present virtually on the second day of the conference.

The 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.

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 welcome.

Submissions must include an anonymized full paper of about 3000 words, with a view for a 20-minute presentation followed by 10-20-minute Q&A.

In your submitting email please include:

·         Name

·         University affiliation

·         Current level of graduate studies

·         SPEL themes relevant to your paper.

Each submission will be anonymously reviewed by conference committee members. Email all submissions to [email protected] no later than August 31, 2021.

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