Review of "A Philiosophical Examination of Social Justice and Child Poverty" in Ethical Theory and Moral Practice
Alex Bagattini reviews our book "A Philiosophical Examination of Social Justice and Child Poverty" (published open access by Palgrave Macmillan 2015) in the journal Ethical Theory and Moral Practice. Unfortunately the review is behind a paywall. He raises some important points - our book is certainly not the end but the beginning of a longer discussion on child poverty, the capability approach, and social justice for children. He sums up: "The book by Schweiger and Graf is an inspiring reading for all those interested in the topic of child poverty. Its main virtues are: first, it applies the CA to the specific situation of children, which is still a theoretically underdeveloped domain in the theory of justice. Secondly, it links the theory of justice to child poverty."
Read the full review here: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10677-018-9874-x
Call for Papers: Workshop on Recognition and Poverty, Invited speaker: David Ingram (Loyola University Chicago)
The Centre for Ethics and Poverty Research (CEPR) of the University of Salzburg is happy to announce the call for papers for a workshop on "Recognition and Poverty". The workshop will be held at the University of Salzburg on 15 and 16 November 2018.
The invited speaker for this workshop is David Ingram (Loyola University Chicago), who will give a talk on "Misrecognition and Divided Agency: Does Micro-Finance Empower Women?".
The overall aim of this workshop is to bring together papers that explore the relation of recognition and poverty, and how (critical) theories of recognition can be utilized to enhance our understanding, evaluation and critique of poverty and social inequalities. This also includes issues of recognition in the production of poverty knowledge and in poverty research. Another possible topic is the relation of recognition to other critical normative concepts such as reification, alienation or invisibility in respect to issues of poverty. Furthermore, papers can explore anti-poverty policies, development aid and duties towards the (global) poor. Critical examinations of reflections on poverty and related issues in the work of past and present thinkers of recognition (e.g. Fichte, Hegel, Kojeve, Fanon, Taylor, Fraser, Honneth) are welcomed.
This workshop hopes to contribute to the ongoing and expanding debate about recognition in ethics, political and social philosophy by focusing on poverty, which is one highly important social and global challenge. Contributions from social and political theory are also welcomed as are papers that combine conceptual and empirical work.
The workshop will run over two days and each speaker will have 75 minutes (about 25 minutes for presentation and 50 minutes for discussion). Draft papers 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 expect that participants 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.
If you are interested in participating please submit an extended abstract of 750 words ready for blind review (in a .doc or .odt file) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for submissions is 1 May 2018, and decisions will be communicated within two weeks after this deadline. It is expected that draft versions of the papers are shared two weeks before the workshop.
If you have any question about the workshop please contact Gottfried Schweiger at email@example.com
One of the last papers I wrote together with Gunter Graf, before he left academia for good was published today (another one on children's vulnerability will be out in a few months). In this paper we explore the moral evil of corporal punishment of children, written in German and the full text is available for free via open access.
Workshop: Spatial In/justice: Linking Perspectives from Geography and Philosophy
organized by Andreas Koch (Social Geography, Salzburg) and Gottfried Schweiger (Political Philosophy, Salzburg)
13. & 14 September 2018, University of Salzburg
This workshop is part of the 2018 Salzburg Conference in Interdisciplinary Poverty Research on Space and Poverty
The aim of this workshop is to facilitate an interdisciplinary discussion and exchange of ideas and knowledge between geography and philosophy on issues of spatial in/justice. Spatial in/justice is certainly of high interest to both disciplines, whether it be in the form of poverty, inequality, exclusion, marginalization or oppression or issues of rights, morality, agency or knowledge production regarding spaces. Both disciplines have produced valuable insights on these issues over the last decades and yet it seems as if they are rather separated from each other. This workshop is dedicated to explore how geographical and philosophical concepts, theories, insights and methods can learn, enrich or even criticize each other to help us to better understand spatial in/justice but also to construct better practices and policies to overcome them. This workshop is open to several different conceptual and methodological approaches and theoretical backgrounds within geography and philosophy (e.g. Structuralism, Marxism, Critical Theory, Liberalism...).
Interested colleagues are invited to submit an abstract of 500 words as a .doc or .odt file to firstname.lastname@example.org before March 31st 2018. Decisions will be communicated within two weeks. It is expected that draft papers are shared two weeks in advance of the workshop. A publication of the papers presented in this workshop is envisaged.
Please be aware: This workshop is part of the 2018 Salzburg Conference in Interdisciplinary Poverty Research on Space and Poverty. The organizers can offer a waiver of the conference fee (100€) for paper givers in this workshop. Coffee breaks, two lunches and the conference dinner are provided but participants need to cover their travel expenses and accommodation.
More information about the conference can be found on this website: www.poverty-conference.org
I am a social and political philosopher.