Call for Papers:
2017 Workshop in Philosophy and Poverty: Poverty and Human Dignity
University of Salzburg, 1 & 2 June 2017
The Centre for Ethics and Poverty Research (CEPR) of the University of Salzburg is happy to announce the call for papers for its 2017 Salzburg Workshop in Philosophy and Poverty. The workshop will be held at the University of Salzburg on 1 & 2 June 2017. H.P.P. [Hennie] Lötter is the invited speaker for this workshop.
We invite scholars to submit papers on any topic of philosophical inquiry into poverty. Possible topics include poverty as an issue of global or social justice, human rights and poverty, the ethical obligation of poverty alleviation and the design of poverty alleviation measures or philosophical issues in poverty measurement, the conception of poverty and poverty research.
Preference will be given to scholars in the earlier stages of their careers and to papers that are related to the topic of the talk of the invited speaker. In 2017 H.P.P. [Hennie] Lötter will be the invited speaker with a paper on: Poverty and Human Dignity.
The workshop will run over two days and each speaker will have 75 minutes (about 25 minutes for presentation and 50 minutes for discussion). Drafts are shared in advance and speakers can focus on the key points of their paper in the oral presentation. A peer-reviewed publication of selected papers is envisaged in an edited volume on the workshop topic in the Springer Book Series Philosophy and Poverty. We hope that particpiants will consider this option to publish their paper presented at the Workshop.
There is no conference fee. Coffee breaks and two lunches will be covered by the CEPR. Unfortunately we cannot offer any subsidy for travel and accommodation costs, but accommodation at a hotel next to the venue can be offered at a reduced rate.
If you are interested in participating please submit an extended abstract of 750 words ready for blind review via the submission form on the Workshop homepage. Deadline for submissions is 15 February 2017, and decisions will be communicated within two weeks. It is expected that draft versions of the papers are shared two weeks before the workshop.
H.P.P. [Hennie] Lötter is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Johannesburg. Hennie’s research interests are in political philosophy and philosophy of science. He is the author of several articles on poverty, and the monograph "Poverty, Ethics and Justice" (University of Wales Press, 2011). This book has also been subject of two recent symposia in Res Publica (with Darrel Moellendorf, Gillian Brock, and Thaddeus Metz) and the International Journal of Applied Philosophy (with Taddheus Metz, Daryl Glaser, and Tristen Taylor).