[OPE-L] Marx and Philosophy Society : call for papers

From: glevy@PRATT.EDU
Date: Thu Jan 18 2007 - 20:12:25 EST

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From: "Andrew Chitty" <a.e.chitty@sussex.ac.uk>
Subject: Marx and Philosophy Society: call for papers

Call for papers

Marx and Philosophy Society Annual Conference
Saturday 19 May 2007, Institute of Education, University of London

The Justification of Socialism

Confirmed speakers:
Alex Callinicos (Kings College London)
Raj Sehgal (Roehampton Institute)

Is socialism to be justified on the grounds that it is needed for freedom,
for happiness, for justice, for the unfettered development of human
productivity, for us to properly realise our humanity, in order to avoid
war or ecological catastrophe, or by virtue of an immanent critique of
capitalism? Does a justification of socialism have to depend on a certain
model of human nature? Or is the very idea of 'justifying' socialism some
kind of philosophical mistake? We invite papers on any of these topics,
whether or not related to Marx's own views.

Papers should be suitable for a 25 minute presentation, followed by 25
minutes of discussion. A panel for postgraduate paper givers may be
organised. Please submit abstracts of up to 300 words by 10th February
2007 to a.e.chitty@sussex.ac.uk.

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