Monday, July 28, 2008

CFP: "Pragmatism and the Ethics of War," Society for Classical Pragmatism Studies, University of South Florida, March 5-7, 2009.

Keynote: John J. Stuhr, Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and American Studies, and Chair, Department of Philosophy, Emory University. Kynote address: "Our Love of War and What to Do About It. The United States has been involved in wars and military campaigns for approximately 3/4 of the years it has been in existence. There can be no doubt that war is a part of the American condition. What, then, does philosophical pragmatism -- a uniquely American school of thought, born during what was arguably the most peaceful period in U.S. history -- have to say on the subject of war? We will consider all papers dealing with pragmatic themes and military conflict, with preference for papers which connect the works of the classical pragmatists to contemporary problems. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to: Just War Theory The Global War on Terror The Ethics of Torture War and Uncertainty The Status of the Enemy Rights During Wartime War and Media Coverage Propaganda Asymmetric Warfare Terrorism as Tactic The Psychology of War Nonviolent Resistance The Ethics of Peemptive Strikes Individual Responsibility and the Military Inquiries and electronic submissions should be sent to: Acceptable document formats: .DOC, .PDF, and .RTF. Please have your paper prepared for blind review, with the e-mail serving as a cover sheet. Papers should be timed for a 20 minute reading (About 10-12 pages). Submission Deadline: November 4th, 2008.

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