TWENTIETH INTERNATIONAL SOCIAL PHILOSOPHY

CONFERENCE

Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts

 

 

July 17th Thursday

 

Registration; Book Display: 1:00-5:00 PM  Egan Foyer

 

Session 1: 2:00-3:30

 

A: “Defining Terrorism”: 340 Egan

 

      Chair: Arthur Garrison, Delaware Criminal Justice Council

 

      Phillip McReynolds, Gonzaga University, “Terrorism as a Technological Concept, and How Low vs. High Technology Defines Terrorism and Dictates our Response”

 

      Colleen Murphy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, “What is Terrorism?”

 

 

B. “Hobbes, Darwin, and Human Nature”: 440 Egan

 

       Chair: Jason L. Mallory, Binghamton University

 

Noel Boulting, “Ought Hobbes’s Natural Condition of Mankind Be Represented as a Prisoner’s Dilemma?”

      

     Doug Knapp, Inver Hills Community College, “Weighing Some Reasons or Motivations surrounding               the 9/11 Attack”

 

C. “International Justice”: 306 Egan

 

Chair: Nelson P. Lande, University of Massachusetts/Boston and Northeastern University

 

Anna Moltchanova, Carleton College, “Normative Theory and Territorial Integrity of Multinational States”

      

Allison B. Wolf, Michigan State University, “Justice Across the Americas: Who is Obligated to Provide Resources for Nicaraguan Health Care in Costa Rica”

 

Session 2: 3:45-5:15

 

A.     “Terrorism and Just War Theory”: 340 Egan

 

       Chair: Nancy Snow, Marquette University

 

      Joseph Betz, Villanova University, “The Definition of Terrorism”

   

      Jan Narveson, University of Waterloo, “Pacifism,Terrorism: Why Just War Theory Condemns Both”

   

  B.     “Terrorism, Religion, Fanaticism”: 440 Egan

 

Chair: Colleen Stameshkin, Millersville University

 

Norman Fischer, Kent State University, “How to Counter Terrorism Today: The Lessons of Sir Walter Scott’s Novels of Scottish Religious Wars”

   

      Lydia Moland, Boston University, “The Conscience of a Terrorist: Social Institutions and Volitional      Necessity”

   

C. “Conceptions of Freedom”: 306 Egan

 

      Chair: Margaret Crouch, Eastern Michigan University

 

      Andrew F. Smith, SUNY, Stony Brook, “Value Pluralism and the Case for Freedom as Non-Domination”

   

      Jennifer Benson, Michigan State University, “Be-ing with Integrity: A Radical Feminist Conception of        Freedom”

 

Dinner on one’s own

 

First Plenary Session: 7:00-8:30: Raytheon Amphitheater (240 Egan): Ted Honderich, Grote Professor Emeritus, University College London, "Terrorism for Humanity."

 

Reception: 8:30-9:45: Egan Foyer

 

July 18th Friday

 

8:30-5:00 Registration; Book Display: Egan Foyer

 

8:30-9:00 Coffee: Egan Foyer

 

Session 3: 9:00-10:30

 

A. “Concepts of Terrorism”: 340 Egan

 

Chair: Gordon Haist, University of South Carolina at Beaufort

 

      Mark P. Sheehan, Keele University, “On the Nature of Terrorism”

   

Arthur Garrison, Delaware Criminal Justice Council, “Terrorism by Any Other Name is Still Terrorism”

 

B. “Violence Against Groups”: 440 Egan

 

      Chair: Richard M. Buck, Mount Saint Mary’s College

 

Tracy Isaacs, University of Western Ontario, “Attributing Responsibility to Individuals for Collective Wrongs”

   

      Robin May Schott, University of Copenhagen, “Feminist Ethics of Conflict”

 

C. “Morality and Personal Response”: 220 Shillman

 

Chair: Jacob Joshua Ross, Tel Aviv University

 

      Sarah Harper, Boston College, “Role-Centered Morality”

   

Alma S. Santiago, St. Scholastica’s College, and Dela Salle University – College of St. Benilde,  Manila, Philippines, “Emmanuel Levinas: On Altruistic Love and Responsibility for the Other”

 

D. “Terrorism and Democracy”: 210 Shillman

 

Chair: Steve Vanderheiden, University of Minnesota, Duluth

 

Carol Gould, Stevens Institute of Technology and Columbia University, “Terrorism, Empathy, and Democracy”

 

Colleen Stameshkin, Millersville University, “’Collateral Damage’ and the Constraints of Human Decency”

 

Session 4: 10:45-12:15

 

A. “GLBT Issues”: 340 Egan

 

      Chair , William McBride, Purdue University

   

      Christine Overall, Queen’s University, “Transsexualism and ‘Transracialism’”

   

Barry DeCoster, Michigan State University, “Conflicts in Research of the Sexual Health Needs of GLBT Populations: A Critical Discussion of the AAA’s Ethical Guidelines Regarding Sexual Relationships between Researchers and Study Populations”

 

B. “State and Non-State Violence”: 440 Egan

 

Chair: Alistair Macleod, Queen’s University

 

Stephen Nathanson, Northeastern University, “Restoring Credibility to Moral Condemnation of Terrorism”

   

      Jacob Joshua Ross, Tel-Aviv University, “Why Terrorism Must Be Outlawed”

 

C.       “Counterpublics”: 220 Shillman

 

Chair: Joseph Betz, Villanova University

 

Falguni A. Sheth, Hampshire College, “Lott v. Ashcroft: Statelessness and the New Pariahs and Parvenus”

   

Crista Lebens, University of Wisconsin, Whitewater, “The Transformative Possibilities of Counter-Publics”

 

D.     “US Domestic Reactions to Terroristic Threats”: 205 Shillman

 

Chair: Colleen Murphy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

 

Johanna S. Shockley, Binghamton University, “Inside the Carapace: Terrorism, Fetishism and Social Discourse”

 

      John Alan Cohan, Independent Scholar, “Seditious Conspiracy, the Smith Act, and Prosecution for Religious Speech Advocating the Violent Overthrow of Government”

 

Lunch: 12:15-1:30

 

Session 5: 1:30-3:00

 

A.     “Justifying Terror”: 340 Egan

 

Chair: Maria Borges, University of Santa Catarina   

 

Gordon Haist, University of South Carolina at Beaufort, “The Argument of bin Laden: Success or Failure?”

   

      Nelson P. Lande, University of Massachusetts/Boston and Northeastern University, “Trotsky’s Brilliant Flame and Broken Reed”

 

B.     “Human Rights and NGO’s; Terrorism and Politics”: 440 Egan

 

Chair: Wendy Donner, Carleton University

 

      Sharon Anderson-Gold, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, “Terrorism and the Politics of Human Rights”

 

Jonathan Roberge, University of Montreal, “Terrorism in the Shadow of Politics: A Reassessment of Georg Simmel’s Conflict and Secrecy Theories”

   

 C.     “Critiques of Rawls; Terrorism and Politics”: 220 Shillman

 

Chair: Andrew F. Smith, SUNY, Stony Brook

 

 Lisa H. Schwartzman, Michigan State University, “Gender Categories, Pluralism, and Feminist Justice: A Critique of Rawls”

   

Edmund Byrne, Indiana University, Indianapolis, “Reflective Equilibrium and Global Affairs: Beyond Rawls and Realpolitik”

 

Session 6: 3:15-4:45

 

A.     “Children”: 340 Egan

 

Chair: Carolyn McLeod, University of Western Ontario

 

Tricha Shivas, Michigan State University, “Picturing Harm: Virtual Child Pornography and the Sexualization of Children”

   

Michael W. Austin, University of Colorado at Boulder, “On the Justification and Extent of Parental Rights”

 

B.     “Causes and Justifications for Terrorism”: 440 Egan

 

Chair: Tracy Isaacs, University of Western Ontario  

 

 Alistair Macleod, Queen’s University, “Terrorism and the Root Causes Argument”

   

Matthew Silliman, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, “Weighing Evils: Political Violence and        Democratic Deliberation”

 

C.  “Communities, Group Rights, and Equality”: 220 Shillman

 

Chair: Marion Smiley, Brandeis University

 

      Dale Murray, University of Wisconsin, Madison, “Self-Determination, Group Membership and the Role of Citizenship”

   

Jeffery Lynn Nicholas, Villanova University, “Equality, Community, and Rights: Reviewing the Feminist Case Against Communitarianism”

 

D.  “Punishment”: 205 Shillman

 

     Chair: Jeffery Lynn Nicholas, Villanova University

 

Christopher Ciochetti, Centenary College of Louisiana, “Punishment, Reintegration and Ambivalent Victims”

   

Jason L. Mallory, Binghamton University, “The Challenge of Penal Abolitionism to Social Philosophy”

 

Book Award 4:45-6:15: Raytheon Amphitheater (240 Egan): Presented to Professor Paul Weithman, Dept. of Philosophy, University of Notre Dame 

 

Book title: RELIGION AND THE OBLIGATIONS OF CITIZENSHIP, Cambridge U.P.

 

Commentators: Sharon Anderson-Gold, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and John Rowan, Purdue/Calumet.

 

Banquet: 450 Dodge

                                               

 

July 19th Saturday

 

8:30-9:00 Coffee: Egan Foyer

 

Session 7: 9:00-10:30

 

 

A. “Can Evil Be Justified?: 340 Egan

 

      Chair: Bill Pamerleau, University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg

 

Todd Calder, University of Western Ontario, “Evil, Ignorance and Excuse”

   

      Zac Cogley, The Ohio State University, “Kantian Dirty Hands”

 

B.     “Israel, Palestine and Military Reprisals to Terrorism”: 440 Egan

 

Chair: David Felder, Florida A & M University

 

      Ovadia Ezra, Tel-Aviv University “Selective Disobedience on the Basis of Territory”

   

Richard M. Buck, Mount Saint Mary’s College, “Beyond Retribution: Collective Punishment and Reasonable Reprisals”

 

C. “Just War and ‘Preventive War’”: 220 Shillman

 

Chair: Julie McDonald, St. Joseph’s University

 

Bryan Benham, University of Utah, “Pre-Emptive Justification for War On Iraq: Just Cause, Terrorism and Weapons of  Mass Destruction”

 

Xiao Wei, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, “Terrorism:  From Confucian Ethical Perspectives”

   

 

D. “Paternalism; International Law”: 205 Shillman

 

Chair: Jordy Rocheleau, Austin Peay State University

 

Marion Smiley, Brandeis University, “Re-Thinking ‘Paternalism’ for a Democratic Welfare State”

   

      Lazar S. Popov, Purdue University, “Can International Law Be Binding?: A ‘Semantic’ Backing of H.L.A. Hart’s Concept of International Law”

 

Session 8: 10:45-12:15

 

A.  “Pacifism and Just War Theory”: 340 Egan

 

      Chair: Todd Calder, University of Western Ontario

 

Wendy Donner, Carleton University, “The Bodhisattva Precepts and Compassion: A Mahayana Buddhist Perspective on Violence and Nonviolence”

 

      John Wright, Miami University, “Is Skepticism about Just War Just Plain Skepticism?”

 

B. “Just War Theory ”: 440 Egan

 

      Chair: Bryan Benham, University of Utah

 

Denis Vlahovic, University of St. Thomas, “Classical Just War Theory on Terrorism”

 

      Jeanne Schuler/Patrick Murray, Creighton University, “Capitalism and Nihilism”

 

C. “Feminism”: 220 Shillman

 

Chair: Lisa H. Schwartzman, Michigan State University

 

Carolyn McLeod, University of Western Ontario, “Pro-Life Persuasion in Medicine:  A Matter of Integrity?”

   

      Margaret A. Crouch, Eastern Michigan University, “Gender and Self-Defense”

 

D. “Rights of Citizens vs. Non-Citizens”: 205 Shillman

 

     Chair: Kevin Graham, Creighton University

 

Shelley Wilcox, Temple University, “Culture, National Identity, and Admission to Citizenship”

   

      William B. Griffith, George Washington University, “How Should We Weigh the Moral Rights-Claims of Non-Citizens in the U.S.?: Social Contract and Human Rights Arguments Concerning ‘Due Process’ Protections and Eligibility for ‘Welfare’ Benefits”

 

Lunch: 12:15-1:30

 

Second Plenary Session: 1:30-3:00: Raytheon Amphitheater (240 Egan): Virginia Held, Hunter College of CUNY, "Terrorism as Small War."

 

Session 9: 3:15-4:45

 

A. “War, Conscience, and Patriotism”: 340 Egan

 

Chair: Falguni A. Sheth, Hampshire College

 

Jeremy Bendik-Keymer, The Colorado College, “War and Conscience”

   

      Simon Keller, Boston University, “Patriotism as Bad Faith”

 

B. “Kant’s ‘Perpetual Peace’”: 440 Egan

 

     Chair: Robin May Schott, University of Copenhagen

 

Maria Borges, University of Santa Catarina, “War and Perpetual Peace: Hegel v. Kant”

   

      Jordy Rocheleau, Austin Peay State University, “The Dimming Horizon of Perpetual Peace: Challenges to Morally Constraining War through National Democracy and International Law”

 

C. “Is Terror Sometimes Permissible?”: 220 Shillman

 

      Chair: Lazar S. Popov, Purdue University

 

      Whitley Kaufman, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, “Terrorism, Self-Defense, and Consequentialism”

   

      Steve Vanderheiden, University of Minnesota, Duluth, “All is Fair? Moral Rules During Wartime”

 

D. “Democracy”: 205 Shillman

 

Chair: Cheryl Hughes, Wabash College

 

      Walter Riker, University of Tennessee, “Democracy, Republicanism, and Global Stability”

   

      Yoav Hammer/Moshe Cohen-Eliya, Ramat Gan Law School, Israel, “Self-Defending Democracy and Democratic Culture”

 

Session 10: 5:00-6:30

 

A. “Fanaticism, Humanity”: 340 Egan

 

     Chair: Lydia Moland, Boston University

 

Ryan E. Walther, Duquesne University, “Gadamer on the Language of Fanaticism”

   

     Allan Santos Layug, University of the Philippines, “Reclaiming Humanity Amid Terror”

 

B. “Carl Schmitt’s Friend/Enmity”: 440 Egan

 

Chair: Doug Knapp, Inver Hills Community College

 

Vicente Medina, Seton Hall University, “The Concept of Enmity and the Contestability of Terrorism”

   

     Daniel Collins-Cavanaugh, The George Washington University, “Terrorists: Existential Threats or Merely a Nuisance?: Schmitt’s Friend/Enmity Distinction and the War on Terror”

 

C.  “Race and Ethnicity”: 306 Egan

 

     Chair: Shelley Wilcox, Temple University

 

Kevin Graham, Creighton University, “Police Violence and the White Supremacist State”

    

      J.L.A. Garcia, Boston College, “Some Difficulties in Race and Ethnicity as Social Constructions and as Social Identities”

 

6:30-7:30 Business Meeting: 340 Egan

 

7:30 Dinner on one’s own