CFP: Panel 16, Revisiting the Difference Principle and its Competitors, 12th Braga Meetings on Ethics and Political Philosophy

Submission deadline: April 5, 2022

Conference date(s):
June 27, 2022 - June 28, 2022

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Conference Venue:

University of Minho, Portugal
Braga, Portugal

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The Meetings on Ethics and Political Philosophy is an annual event organized by the Centre for Ethics, Politics and Society (CEPS) at  the  University of Minho (Braga). This year the Meetings will be organized around a series of panels focusing on the Center’s research agenda.

Panel 16: Revisiting the Difference Principle and its Competitors. In this panel, we will discuss the success of the Difference Principle and the challenges posed by competitors and critics. We intend to confront these hypotheses with the demands of ideal theory – justification, coherence, parsimony, etc. – and with empirical circumstances that favor some over others.

We welcome submissions on Rawls’ Difference Principle, on any of his followers, critics, and competitors (Nozick's entitlement theory, Harry Frankfurt's doctrine of sufficiency, Sen's capabilities theory, Dworkin's luck egalitarianism and many others), and contributions on the institutional aspects of the application of the Difference Principle in real-world situations.

To apply, please submit an abstract of 400-500 words, with five keywords, of your paper prepared for peer review by 5 April 2022. We will respond by 28 April 2022. All proposals must be submitted online through our website, using the Abstract Submission Form (please, click «Submit Abstract» and fill the form).

Please, send all inquiries about this panel to [email protected].

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