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Call for Papers: Workshop on Recognition and Poverty, U of Salzburg, 15 & 16 November 2018, 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.?

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Call for Papers: Workshop: Spatial In/justice: Linking Perspectives from Geography and Philosophy

Call for Papers: 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

Part of the 2018 Salzburg Conference in Interdisciplinary Poverty Research on Space and Poverty

Website: https://www.poverty-conference.org/workshop-on-spatial-injustice.html

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…).

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Call for Papers: Book Project on “Philosophy and Child Poverty”

Nicolas Brando (Leuven), Gunter Graf (Salzburg) and Gottfried Schweiger (Salzburg) are looking for abstracts for an edited volume on “Philosophy and Child Poverty” as part of the newly established Springer Book Series “Philosophy and Poverty”. The detailed call for papers can be found below.

Philosophy and Child Poverty
edited by Nicolás Brando, Gunter Graf and Gottfried Schweiger
to be published as part of the Springer Book Series “Philosophy and Poverty”

We are opening a call for contributions to this edited volume. If interested, please submit your abstract (max. 800 words) as soon as possible, the latest deadline 30 September 2017. Decisions will be communicated within two weeks after. The deadline for the final versions of chapters is 30 April 2018. It is envisaged to publish the whole volume as an open access book. read more...

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CfP: 2018 Workshop in Philosophy and Poverty with Jo Wolff on Poverty and the Family

The Centre for Ethics and Poverty Research (CEPR) of the University of Salzburg is happy to announce the call for papers for its 2018 Salzburg Workshop in Philosophy and Poverty. In 2018, the workshop will be held at the University of Salzburg on 17 & 18 May 2018 and focus on the topic of “Poverty and the Family”.

http://www.workshop-poverty-philosophy.org/

The invited speaker for this workshop is Jonathan Wolff (Oxford), who will give a talk on “Poverty, Social Expectations, and the Family”.

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. read more...

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Two New Books: Ethical Issues in Poverty Alleviation & Ethics and the Endangerment of Children’s Bodies

The Centre for Ethics and Poverty Research, University of Salzburg, is happy to announce the publication of two new books by its members in political philosophy.

Ethics and the Endangerment of Children’s Bodies (Palgrave Macmillan 2017)

by Gunter Graf & Gottfried Schweiger

This book addresses the endangerment of children’s bodies in affluent societies. Bodily integrity is an important part of a child’s physical and mental well-being, but it can also be violated through various threats during childhood; not only affecting physical health but also causing mental damage and leading to distortions in the development of the self. The authors give an account of three areas, which present different serious dangers: (1) body and eating, (2) body and sexuality, and (3) body and violence. Through an in-depth examination of the available theoretical and empirical knowledge, as well as a thorough ethical analysis, the central injustices in the mentioned areas are identified and the agents with responsibilities towards children displayed. The authors conclude by providing invaluable insight into the necessity of an ethical basis for policies to safeguard children and their bodies.

Ethical Issues in Poverty Alleviation (Springer 2016)

edited by Helmut P Gaisbauer, Gottfried Schweiger & Clemens Sedmak

This book explores the philosophical, and in particular ethical, issues concerning the conceptualization, design and implementation of poverty alleviation measures from the local to the global level. It connects these topics with the ongoing debates on social and global justice, and asks what an ethical or normative philosophical perspective can add to the economic, political, and other social science approaches that dominate the main debates on poverty alleviation. Divided into four sections, the volume examines four areas of concern: the relation between human rights and poverty alleviation, the connection between development and poverty alleviation, poverty within affluent countries, and obligations of individuals in regard to global poverty.

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Registration Open: 2017 Workshop in Philosophy & Poverty: Poverty and Human Dignity

The program of the 2017 Salzburg Workshop in Philosophy & Poverty on the topic of Poverty and Humand Dignity is now online! The workshop will take place at the Centre for Ethics and Poverty Research, University of Salzburg on 1 and June 2017. Draft papers will be shared among all participants in advance.

Guests welcome but please register via e-mail until 15 May 2017 at gottfried.schweiger[a]sbg.ac.at.

More info here: http://www.workshop-poverty-philosophy.org/

Thursday, 1 June 2017, 10.00- 17:45

H.P.P. [Hennie] Lötter (University of Johannesburg): Poverty and Human Dignity

Christian Neuhäuser (Technical University Dortmund): Poverty, dignity and self-respect

Alfred Archer, Bart Engelen & Alan Thomas (University of Tilburg): Shame, Well-Being and Inequality

Hanna-Maria Niemi (University of Eastern Finland): Right against Poverty: Can the notion of human dignity help us define socio-economic rights?

Daniel Putnam (Princeton University): Poverty as a Social Relation

Friday, 2 June 2017, 09.30- 15:45

Rocio Lorca (University of Chile): The meanings of punishing the poor: from injustice to hostility

Cristian Dimitriu (Forschungskolleg Frankfurt): The irrelevance of poverty for the morality of the lending system

Zlata Bozac & Viktor Ivankovic (Central European University, Budapest): Should We Nudge Charitable Giving? The Nudge Ethos

Anandita Mukherji (Boston University): Depriving Capabilities: Global Poverty Alleviation as a Duty Not to Harm

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