Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Texas Tech University Graduate Student Conference

Topic: Contemporary Issues in Social/Political Philosophy
Keynote: Henry Shue, The University of Oxford Programme on the Changing Character of War
Dates: 15-16 April 2011
Submission Deadline: 1 December 2010

The Texas Tech Philosophy Graduate Student Association (PGSA) is looking for presenters for its graduate student conference. The conference topic is “Contemporary Issues in Social/Political Philosophy.” Papers on any subject within the general parameters of the topic will get consideration, but the following subjects will receive strong consideration:

Rawls’ critics, especially Communitarians, Perfectionists, and G.A. Cohen
Global Justice
Game Theory
Transnational Feminism

The Texas Tech PGSA will give every speaker an honorarium to help curb travel expenses.

Papers should be no longer than 3000 words, and speakers should plan on delivering a 30-minute presentation. Abstracts should be no longer than 250 words. All materials should be prepared for blind review.

To apply, please send the following to in .pdf, .rtf, or .docx format:

1. Cover letter including: author’s name, author’s institution, title of paper, word count, contact information.

2. The essay, prepared for blind review. Please include the title of the essay and the abstract at the beginning of the document.

For more information, please contact Thomas Noah, president of the TTU PGSA, at thomas.noah (at)

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