TWENTY-FIRST INTERNATIONAL

SOCIAL PHILOSOPHY CONFERENCE

Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska

July 29-31, 2004

sponsored by the North American Society for Social Philosophy

with financial support from

the Creighton College of Arts & Sciences

and the Creighton University Kenefick Chair in the Humanities

All conference events will take place in the

Creighton University School of Law

unless otherwise noted.

Thursday, July 29, 2004

Registration, 12:00-5:00 p.m., 1st floor (outside Room 124)

Book Display, 12:00-5:00 p.m., Room 105

Session 1: 1:00-2:30 p.m.

1A. Buddhist Philosophy, Room 121

Chair: Joseph Betz, Villanova University

Eugene Rice, Fort Hays State University, "Buddhist Compassion as Foundation for International Human Rights"

Margarita Kojevnikova, Kozloff Memorial Museum, Russian Academy of Science, "Buddhist Philosophy of Education in Modern Context"

1B. Public Reason and Liberal Democracy, Room 122

Chair: Chris Callaway, Saint Louis University

Richard M. Buck, Mount Saint Mary’s College, "Pluralism, Human Rights, and the Crisis of Liberal Democracy"

Walter Riker, University of Tennessee, "A Problem for No Restraint Arguments"

1C. Democratic Theory, Room 120

Chair: Brian M. Stern, University of Colorado

James E. Roper, Michigan State University, "Democracy: A Social Covenant"

Mark Jensen, University of Notre Dame, "Civil Society in Liberal Democracy"

Session 2: 2:45-4:15 p.m.

2A. Religion and Rights, Room 121

Chair: Gary Herbert, Loyola University in New Orleans

Colleen Stameshkin, Millersville University, "Jewish Liberalism: Tautology or Oxymoron?"

Robert Van Wyk, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown (Emeritus), "Religious Freedom, Human Rights, and Democracy"

2B. Cosmopolitanism, Room 122

Chair: Abigail Gosselin, University of Colorado at Boulder

Marilyn Fischer, University of Dayton, "Configuring Cosmopolitanism’s Concentric Circles"

Todd Ferguson, Purdue University, "A Two-Track Theory of Cosmopolitan Solidarity"

2C. Pluralism, Civil Religion, and Sovereignty, Room 120

Chair: Bill Pamerleau, University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg

Lazar S. Popov, Purdue University, "Immanent Sovereignty: Towards a Pluratomistic Theory of Democracy"

Katie Padgett, Northwestern University, "Two Models of the Tension between Pluralism and Civil Religion"

2D. Postmodern Ethics and Social Justice, Room 123

Chair: Laura M. Bernhardt, Buena Vista University

Tanya Loughead, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, "Two Slices From the Same Loaf? Levinas and Weil on the Demand of Social Justice"

Christine Honkavaara, Loyola University, Chicago, "Kierkegaard’s Knight of Faith: A Metaphor of the Postmodern Ethicist"

2E. Liberalism, Markets, and Economic Democracy, Room 124

Chair: Audra King, University of Colorado at Boulder

Jeanne A. Schuler, Creighton University, "The Right and the Good: A Liberal’s Quandary"

Johann Klaassen, First Affirmative Financial Network, "Economic Democracy: Human Rights of Employees and the ‘Divine Right’ of Shareholders"

Session 3: 4:30-6:00 p.m.

3A. Public Reason and Religion, Room 121

Chair: Colleen Stameshkin, Millersville University

Chris Callaway, Saint Louis University, "Religious versus Public Reasons: A Virtue-Ethical Resolution of the Exclusivist/Inclusivist Debate"

James W. Boettcher, Saint Joseph's University, "Religion and Democracy: A Problem with Strong Inclusionist Accounts of the Role of Religion in Political Decision-Making"

3B. Marxism, Room 122

Chair: Jeffrey Paris, University of San Francisco

David I. Gandolfo, Furman University, "Transcendent Materialism in a Latin American Liberation Philosophy"

Jacob M. Held, Marquette University, "Recognition as the Foundation of Marx’s Social Philosophy"

3C. Democracy in Historical Context, Room 120

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

Michael Brown, Creighton University, "Where Historical Fact Ends and Religious Myth Begins: Science and the Failure of Democracy in Bonnichsen v. United States"

Shane Ralston, University of Ottawa, "Deliberative Democracy as a Matter of Public Spirit: Reconstructing the Dewey-Lippmann Debate"

3D. Human Rights, Room 123

Chair: Zac Cogley, The Ohio State University

Peter Higgins, University of Colorado at Boulder, "A Critique of Pogge's Institutional Model of Human Rights"

Jorge M. Rodríguez, York University, "The Equalitarian Sense of Human Rights: An Ethical Perspective"

Dinner (on your own), 6:00-8:00 p.m.

First Plenary Session: 8:00 - 9:30 p.m., Gross Appellate Courtroom, Room 124

Frank Cunningham, University of Toronto

Reception: 9:30 - 10:30 p.m., Atrium, 2nd floor

Friday, July 30, 2004

Continental Breakfast, 7:30-9:00 a.m., Horseshoe, 1st floor

Registration, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., 1st floor (outside Room 124)

Book Display, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Room 105

Session 4: 9:00-10:30 a.m.

4A. Feminism and Perfectionism, Room 121

Chair: Margaret Crouch, Eastern Michigan University

Lisa H. Schwartzman, Michigan State University, "Neutrality, Choice, and Contexts of Oppression: Examining Feminist Perfectionism"

Amy R. Baehr, Hoefstra University, "Perfectionism and Feminist Political Theory"

4B. Democracy, Liberalism, and Legitimacy in International Law, Room 122

Chair: Todd Ferguson, Purdue University

Kristen Hessler, Iowa State University, "Privileging Democratic Governments in International Law"

Cindy Holder, University of Victoria, "Devolution of Power and Jurisdictional Legitimacy: Why Minorities Shouldn’t Have to Prove their Character"

4C. Human Rights and Catholicism, Room 120

Chair: James E. Roper, Michigan State University

Cristina Avrigeanu, University of Bucharest, "The ‘Bare Life’ In Political and Religious Context"

Eduardo J. Echeverria, Sacred Heart Major Seminary, "The 'Grammar' of Human Rights: John Paul II on Human Nature and the Universal Moral Law"

4D. Compensatory Justice, Room 123

Chair: Nancy Morrison, George Mason University

Michael Schefczyk, Philosophisches Seminar der Universität Zuerich, "Let Bygones Be Bygones?"

Allan Layug, University of the Philippines, "Compensatory Justice and Transformational Democracy"

4E. Theories of Human Rights, Room 124

Chair: Theresa Weynand Tobin, University of Colorado at Boulder

Gary Herbert, Loyola University in New Orleans, "Conceptual Confusions in the Philosophical Discourse on Rights"

Ovadia Ezra, Tel Aviv University, "Human Rights: The Immanent Dichotomy"

Session 5: 10:45-12:15 p.m.

5A. Gender and the Law, Room 121

Chair: Lisa H. Schwartzman, Michigan State University

Margaret Crouch, Eastern Michigan University, "Cross-Cultural Concepts of Sexual Harassment"

Mike Grunenwald, University of Dayton, "The Marriage (or Civil Union?) of Recognition and Justice"

5B. Democratic Implications, Room 122

Chair: James W. Boettcher, Saint Joseph's University

Brian M. Stern, University of Colorado, "Considerations of Justifiable Immigration Restriction in a Liberal Democracy"

Alistair M. Macleod, Queen’s University, "The Right to Vote, Democracy, and the Structure of the Electoral System"

5C. Rights and the Environment, Room 120

Chair: Jorge M. Rodríguez, York University

Henrik Mann, University of San Francisco, "Human Rights, Landmine Stockpiling, and Unexploded Ordinance Abatement: Linking A Critical Hermeneutic Analysis with Protestant Advocacy"

Aaron Lercher, "The Problems of Environmental Rights"

5D. Punishment and Forgiveness, Room 123

Chair: Jacob M. Held, Marquette University

Laura M. Bernhardt, Buena Vista University, "Political Forgiveness and Transformation"

Macalester Bell, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, "Can Liberals Justly and Effectively Inflict Shaming Punishments?"

5E. Interventions, Room 124

Chair: Shane Ralston, Ottawa Ontario, Canada

Michael Kocsis, Queen’s University, "Humanitarian Intervention and Liberal Principle"

Irfan Khawaja, College of New Jersey, "Against Full Divestment from Israel"

Lunch 12:15-1:45 p.m. (on your own)

Session 6: 1:45-3:15 p.m.

6A. Social Transformation and Women’s Human Rights, Room 121

Chair: Nancy E. Snow, Marquette University

Nancy Morrison, George Mason University, "Righteousness vs. Riotousness"

Joanna Gaughan "The New Afghan Constitution: Does It Successfully Balance Islam and Women’s Rights?"

6B. Democracy, Hate Speech, and Harm, Room 122

Chair: Michelle Maiese, University of Colorado at Boulder

Julia J. Aaron, Clarion University, "Risking Democracy

Audra King, University of Colorado at Boulder, "Living with the Crocodiles"

6C. Just War, Room 120

Chair: Mike Grunenwald, University of Dayton,

Joseph Betz, Villanova University, "The U.S. Military's 'Collateral Damage' and Civilian's Human Rights"

Sally J. Scholz, Villanova University, "Rape in War"

6D. Religion and Democracy, Room 123

Chair: Glen A. Pettigrove, Santa Clara University

Bill Pamerleau, University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg, "Tillich’s Religiosity: A Critique of American Democracy"

Jean-Marie Makang, Frostburg State University, "The Incomplete Role of Religion for Human Liberation and Progressive Social Transformation"

6E. Pluralism, Room 124

Chair: Lazar S. Popov, Purdue University

Jordy Rocheleau "Human Rights, Religious Pluralism, and Conceptions of a Global Overlapping Consensus"

Denis Vlahovic, University of St. Thomas, "Christianity and Toleration"

Book Award 3:30 - 5:00 p.m., Gross Appellate Courtroom, Room 124

Susan Campbell, Dalhousie University, Relational Remembering: Rethinking the Memory Wars (Rowan and Littlefield).

Comments:

Sharon Anderson-Gold, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Jeremy Bendik-Keymer, The Colorado College

Johann Klaassen, First Affirmative Financial Network

Banquet 5:30 - 7:30 p.m., Skutt Student Center, Room 105

Business Meeting 7:30 - 8:30 p.m., Law School, Room 124

Saturday, July 31

Continental Breakfast, 7:30 - 9:00 a.m., Horseshoe, 1st floor

Registration, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., 1st floor (outside Room 124)

Book Display, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Room 105

Session 7: 9:00-10:30 a.m.

7A. Conceptions of Self, Room 121

Chair: Michael W. Austin, University of Colorado at Boulder

Rory Kraft, Michigan State University, "Ideology, Power and Individuation: An Examination of Self-Formation in Althusser and Foucault"

7B. Property, Room 122

Chair: Johann Klaassen

Garret Merriam, Rice University, "Locke and Intellectual Property"

Jeremy Garrett, Rice University, "Cohen on Self-Ownership Without Nozickean World Ownership"

7C. Violence and Non-Violence, Room 120

Chair: Sally J. Scholz, Villanova University

Rebecca Whisnant, University of Dayton, "Nonviolence, Privilege, and the Meanings of Suffering"

Ken Parsons, Michigan State University, "An Alternative Approach to Structural Violence"

7D. Human Rights and Religious Tolerance, Room 123

Chair: Peter Higgins, University of Colorado at Boulder

Asha Bhandari, National Law University, Rajasthan, "Human Rights and Religious Tolerance"

Martha Nunes da Costa, New School University, "Human Rights, Democracy and Religion: Constructing Individualities"

7E. Democracy, Hegemony, and the Enlightenment, Room 124

Chair: J. Eric Lambert, Michigan State University

Jeffrey Paris, University of San Francisco, "Democracy after the End of American Hegemony"

Kelin Emmett, University of Toronto, and Michael Reno, Michigan State University, "Adorno, Habermas and the Limits of Enlightenment"

Session 8: 10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

8A. Human Rights, Relationships and Jurisprudence, Room 121

Chair: Henrik Mann, University of San Francisco

Jeremy Bendik-Keymer, American University of Sharjah /Colorado College, "Relationships and Human Rights"

Semiha Akýncý, Anadolu University "Human Rights: A Philosopher’s Appraisal"

8B. Concepts of Race and Accounts of Racism, Room 122

Chair: Cindy Holder, University of Victoria

Kevin Graham, Creighton University, "What is Whiteness? Competing Conceptions of Race and Racism in Democratic Theory"

Cullen Walsh, University of Illinois at Chicago, "Why We Should Separate Ethical and Political Accounts of Racism"

8C. Obligations, Attachment and Partiality, Room 120

Chair: Marilyn Fischer, University of Dayton

Matt Silliman and Dave Johnson, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, "Morality and Concrete Attachments"

Michael W. Austin, University of Colorado at Boulder, "Autonomy, Rights, and Obligations in the Parent-Child Relationship"

8D. Religious Intolerance, Room 123

Chair: Irfan Khawaja, College of New Jersey

Ramazan Biçer, University of Sakarya Faculty of Ilahiyat, "The Foundations of Religious Intolerance in the Modern Islamic World"

Glen A. Pettigrove, Santa Clara University, "Rights, Reasons and Religious Conflict"

8E. Identity, Standpoint, and Recognition, Room 124

Chair: Rebecca Whisnant, University of Dayton

J. Eric Lambert, Michigan State University "Fraser’s Reifications: Rethinking ‘Rethinking Recognition’"

Mary B. Mahowald, University of Chicago, "Our Bodies Ourselves: Disability and Standpoint Theory"

Lunch 12:15-1:45 p.m. (box lunch provided to all registered participants), Atrium, 2nd floor

Second Plenary Session 1:45-3:15 p.m. Gross Appellate Courtroom, Room 124

Iris Marion Young, University of Chicago, "Responsibility and Structural Injustice"

Sponsored by the Creighton University Kenefick Chair in the Humanities

Session 9: 3:30-5:45 p.m.

9A. Moral Theory, Room 121

Chair: Ben Dixon, Bowling Green State University

Zac Cogley, The Ohio State University, "Responsibility and Integrity

Nancy E. Snow, Marquette University, "Are Virtuous Dispositions Possible?: A Reply to Situationism"

9B. Cultural Identity and Group Rights, Room 122

Chair: Jordy Rocheleau

Sharon Anderson-Gold, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, "Human Rights, Cultural Identity and Democracy"

Dimitrios (Jim) Molos, Queen's University, "The Cultural Rights of Whom?"

Anna Moltchanova, Carleton College, "Freedom as Discursive Control, Collective Subjects, and Group Rights"

9C. Rethinking the Universality of Human Rights, Room 120

Chair: Mark Jensen, University of Notre Dame

Theresa Weynand Tobin, University of Colorado at Boulder, "The Non-Modularity of Moral Knowledge: Implications for Universal Acceptance of Human Rights"

Abigail Gosselin, University of Colorado at Boulder, "Who is Responsible for Meeting Universal Human Needs?"

Michelle Maiese, University of Colorado at Boulder, "U.S. and Them: Sovereign Equality and the Responsibility to Protect"

9D. Global Justice, Room 123

Chair: Kristen Hessler, Iowa State University

Dustmamat Karimov, Tashkent Islamic University, "Civil Society in the Democratization Process: A Case Study on Women's Organizations in Uzbekistan"

Hye-ryoung Kang, University of Colorado at Boulder, "Rethinking the "Circumstance of Global Justice: From a Transnational Feminist Justice Perspective"