Philosophy, Politics, and the Ethics of Resistance2009 Conference of the Graduate Philosophy Society at Emory
Emory University, March 20th – 21st, 2010 Conference Keynote: Simon Critchley, New School for Social Research
Deadline for Submissions: January 15, 2009
Submissions and Information: Christopher Kluz, ckluz [at] emory [dot] edu
The 2009 graduate philosophy conference at Emory will examine philosophical conceptions of the relation between politics, ethics, and social action. We invite papers investigating topics related to one or more of the following questions:
– What is the relation between political resistance and ethical commitment?
– How should we understand the role of violence and non-violence in political resistance?
– What role can ethics play in politics?
– Must ethics and politics be conceived differently in the 21st century than in previous eras?
– What relevance do earlier philosophical accounts of ethics and politics have in our contemporary political climate?
– How have classical, modern or post-modern thinkers conceived or debated this relation?
We welcome papers related to these topics engaging thinkers from any period in the history of philosophy, from Thales and Anaximander to Critchley and Zizek. Papers should be sent as Word documents (*.doc), and should not exceed 15 double-spaced.