Call for Papers


Twenty-Seventh International Social Philosophy Conference


Sponsored by the North American Society for Social Philosophy


July 30- August 1, 2009

At St. Joseph’s University

Philadelphia, PA


Special attention will be devoted to the theme:


The Public and the Private in the 21st Century


But proposals in all areas of social philosophy are welcome.


The Program Committee will be chaired by Professor Margaret Crouch of
Eastern Michigan University and Professor Nancy Snow of Marquette

A 300-500 word abstract should be sent to the program chairs.
Electronic Submissions welcomed and encouraged.  Submission Deadlines:
March 15, 2009; for those living outside the United States and Canada: Jan. 15, 2009.

Submit proposals to both of the following members of the program committee:

Margaret Crouch
Department of Philosophy

Eastern Michigan University

701 Pray-Harrold

Ypsilanti, MI 48103



Nancy Snow

Department of Philosophy
Marquette University

PO Box 1881

Milwaukee, WI

tel. 414-288-3670

NASSP Conference Awards for Graduate Students
To promote new scholarship focusing on social philosophy and to
encourage student participation, the North American Society for Social
Philosophy has established the NASSP Awards for Best Graduate Student
Papers. These awards give special recognition to papers to be read by
a graduate student at the NASSP annual conference. The winners of the
annual prizes will each receive $300 upon attendance at the annual
International Social Philosophy Conference, and will be honored at the
conference. The prizes are awarded only to conference attendees,
though there is no obligation to use the money for conference-related
costs. Any graduate student enrolled in a program towards a degree
beyond the B.A. or first university diploma is eligible. The paper
should be consistent with the framework of those presented at the
International Social Philosophy Conference, addressing any topic in
social philosophy. The papers will be evaluated by a three-member
committee. The evaluation criteria include originality and quality of
philosophical writing. Papers may be drawn from thesis work or
intended for eventual publication, should be no more than 3,000 words,
and conform to the requirements set out by the APA for colloquium
submissions to annual Divisional meetings.

Deadline: March 15, 2009.
Both abstracts and completed papers should be submitted to the program
committee as directed above (i.e., submit to Crouch and Snow).
Please indicate that you wish to be considered for the graduate
student award in your Email.