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Ethics and Political, Social and Legal Annual Conference


  • Insight Institute of Neurosurgery and Neuroscience 4800 Saginaw Street Flint, MI, 48507 United States (map)

Call for Proposals

This annual conference will bring together scholars and researchers from all areas whose work concerns important issues involving the ethic, social, political and legal theory. Submissions may concern topics such as justice, fairness, rights, virtue theory, moral epistemology, responsibility, punishment, moral and ethical reasoning, and philosophy of mind; topics may have a theoretical, practical or historical focus. We welcome submissions from a wide range of disciplines, including philosophy, the social sciences, critical studies (including gender and sexuality studies, disability studies, race studies, and critical legal theory…), law, education, linguistics, the neurosciences, and the pharmaceutical and medical sciences as well as other relevant disciplines and fields. Each paper session will have 20 minutes for presentation followed by a 20 minutes Q/A session. Please submit an abstract of no more than 500 words excluding bibliography. Abstracts should be submitted electronically. The proposal submission deadline is 1 October 2018.

Additional Details

Papers presented at the Ethics and Political, Social and Legal conference will be eligible for inclusion in a proceedings issue of the Journal of Ethical Urban Living (JEUL). We are looking to publish works that explore ideas, concepts, theories and their implications across multiple disciplines and professions. For additional journal information, see http://www.cognethic.org/jeul.

The Ethics and Political, Social and Legal conference is co-sponsored by the Center for Cognition and Neuroethics and the Philosophy Department University of Michigan-Flint. The Center for Cognition and Neuroethics promotes both the exploration of the conceptual foundations of the neurosciences and the study of the implications of their advances for society in the legal, political, and ethical realms. CCN will disseminate this knowledge to as wide an audience as possible through publications, seminars, and other media. We engage in activities across multiple disciplines and professions that allow opportunities for intellectual synergy and increased impact by creating, fostering and supporting research and educational collaborations and communication. For more information about CCN see http://www.cognethic.org or contact Dr. Jami Anderson at anderson@cognethic.org.

Registration and Payment

Registration fees cover catering costs for breakfast, lunch, beverages, and snack breaks. The conference organizers would like to emphasize that full, active, and sustained participation at the event is critical to its success. To that end, registration fees are applied to the catering costs necessary to provide a seamless day of events and thus cannot be waived. Your transactions will be securely processed by the online payment system of Eventbrite. The registration fee is $170, the balance of which must be settled on or before November 1st.

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