While neglected for a long time, the moral and political status of children has aroused considerable attention in the last years. In addition there is the question on what ethical theories can contribute to the evaluation and improvement of dangers children are facing currently, like child poverty, obesity or the economization of childhood. This conference aims to be a forum for the most recent developments in philosophy and childhood. Submissions are welcome from all fields of philosophy where the moral and political status of children is discussed: social and political philosophy, philosophy of law, medical ethics, philosophy of education, applied ethics etc.
The call for papers is open until 28 February 2017.
The invited keynote speakers are S. Matthew Liao (New York), Amy Mullin (Toronto), and Adam Swift (Warwick).
This is the closing conference of the research project "Social Justice and Child Poverty", funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF): P26480
This conference is organized jointly by the Centre for Ethics and Poverty Research, University of Salzburg, and the Chair of Philosophy V, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) Munich.
Please go to the conference homepage: www.philosophy-childhood.org
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