ALSP 2006 Call for Papers
philosophers have only interpreted the world in various ways;
the point, however, is to change it.
Marx, "Theses on Feuerbach"
Policy-makers today often echo Marx's scepticism about the practicality
of philosophical analysis. The abstract values, principles and normative
ideals that characterize contemporary philosophical debates about
social justice often appear of little immediate, practical relevance
to real world policy dilemmas. Reflecting these concerns, the 2006
conference of the Association of Social and Legal Philosophy (ALSP)
will be organised around the theme of "Social Justice in Practice".
ALSP 2006 invites panels and papers across the disciplines of philosophy,
politics, law and social policy that explicitly discuss the complex
relation between philosophical and practical analysis in relation
to concerns of domestic and international social justice. We also
welcome papers that discuss practical applications to particular
questions of social justice in contemporary society. The conference
is open to all aspects of the social justice debate, but preference
will be given to contributions that explicitly address the connections
between philosophy and practice.
Please send title & abstract of about 300 words to firstname.lastname@example.org
by 1st February 2006. ALSP 2006 welcomes panel proposals of up to
PDF version of the Call for Papers
The FINAL timetable and conference program
are now available here.
Please note the registration deadline: 15
June 2006. No registrations will be accepted after this
A revised registration form is now available
for downloading. General information about registration
remains available here.