Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Loyola University Chicago Brennan Conf.

Biannual Brennan Graduate Student Conference in Philosophy
Theme: "Justice: Foundations and Crisis."
March 26-28, 2010

Keynote Speaker(s): Seyla Benhabib

The Philosophy Graduate Students of Loyola University Chicago invite submissions to the Biannual Brennan Graduate Student Conference. Our time is frequently called one of crisis. We live in the midst of economic, environmental, and political uncertainty. The powers of capitalism, technology, and dialogue have been called into question. While the search for a connection between 'is' and 'ought' is perpetual, we live in a time and an atmosphere in which it is, perhaps, harder than ever to believe in foundations of justice. In this conference, we hope to explore contemporary philosophical attempts to understand justice in a time of crisis. We encourage papers from a multiplicity of philosophical perspectives including but not limited to analytic, continental, and historical approaches. Suggested topics include:

* Foundations of the Political
* Fear, Anxiety, and Political Upheaval
* Narrative, History, and Memory
* Contemporary Marxism
* Crises of Legitimation
* Justice and Gender
* Globalization
* Economic Justice
* Marginalization
* Ecological Justice
* Rights Theory
* Multiculturalism
* Metaethical Foundations of Justice and Normativity

Submission instructions:

All papers must be submitted for blind review by January 25, 2010. (EXTENDED)

Submissions should include identifying information on a separate cover page, should not exceed 3000 words in length, and should be accompanied by an abstract of no more than 300 words.

Electronic submission encouraged: loyola.grad.conference@gmail.com (in .pdf and .doc formats).

Hard copies may be addressed to:

Tim Jung, Loyola University Chicago, Crown Center, 3rd floor, 1032 West Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL 60660

Applicants will be notified of acceptance by February 15, 2010.
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