Binghamton University’s philosophy graduate program invites submissions for its 2019 graduate student conference. The conference will be held at Binghamton University’s Downtown Center on Saturday November 2, 2019.
This year’s 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.
Giving the keynote address will be Michael Patrick Lynch from University of Connecticut’s philosophy department. Lynch also has contributed to New York Times’s “The Stone” philosophy section, and is principle investigator for the Humility and Conviction in Public Life project.
Acceptable subgenres of SPEL themes include, but are not limited to:
· Applied social and political philosophy
· Applied ethics
· Normative ethics
· Critical theory
· Feminist philosophy
· Philosophy of race
· Social epistemology
· Philosophy of education
· Theories of risk
Submissions in these areas from any philosophical tradition are also welcome.
Submissions must include a full paper of about 3000-3500 words, with a view for a 20-minute presentation followed by 10-minute Q&A. Each submission will be anonymously reviewed by conference committee members, and submitters will be notified of acceptance or rejection by September 15. Email all submissions to Bingspelconf@gmail.com no later than September 1, 2019.In your submitting email please include name, university affiliation, current level of graduate studies, and SPEL themes your paper fits into.