Call For Papers

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The Philosophy Graduate Students of Loyola University Chicago Invite Submissions to The Biennial Brennan Graduate Student Conference:

Justice: Foundations and Crisis

March 26-28, 2010 

Keynote Speakers:

Seyla Benhabib, Yale University

Anthony Laden, University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)

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.

We will accept longer abstracts (500-700 words) as well as papers.  If submitting a paper, the paper is not to exceed 3000 words in length, and should be accompanied by an abstract of no more than 300 words.

Electronic submission encouraged: (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 20, 2010.

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