Mittwoch, 21. März 2018

Call for Abstracts: Global Justice for Children (Journal of Global Ethics Special Issue)

Call for Abstracts:

Global Justice for Children

(Special Issue in Journal of Global Ethics)
edited by Gottfried Schweiger (Salzburg) and Johannes Drerup (Koblenz-Landau)

Important Dates:
Submission of Abstracts (500 words): 1 June 2018
Submission of Full Papers (6000-8000 words): 1 December 2018
Direct enquiries and submissions to:

Children are a group that has been neglected in most theories of global justice so far, which is especially striking since children are victims of severe injustices, face several disadvantages compared to adults and nearly all indicators to measure global injustice show that they are a particular deprived group. For example, children show higher rates of poverty in most developing countries as well as in developed countries. Many children are undernourished and malnourished; they are exploited through forced labor, sexual abuse and trafficking; and they are recruited as combatants in violent conflicts. There is therefore a strong need for improvements in the lives of children around the world.

However, what global justice demands for children and how it can be achieved has not been fleshed out in detail. Certainly, there are important policy approaches available, like the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the Sustainable Development Goals, and monitoring initiatives such as UNICEF’s Innocenti Report Cards. Longstanding philosophical literature on children’s rights has recently been complemented by first steps to modify existing theories of global justice, such as the Capability Approach, to fit for children. Much more reflection and research is needed nonetheless. Thus the aim of this Special Issue is to advance our understanding of the place of children in theories of global justice, both to indicate what global justice for children demands and to establish how justice can be achieved and sustained.

Children are different from adults in several important ways and in regard to, for example, their physical, cognitive and emotional development as well as their social status. But such widely held assumptions about children as particularly vulnerable and worthy of protection are not fully accounted for. Furthermore, the particularity of childhood makes it necessary to think about child-sensitive and child-specific responses to the injustices they face and how they can be implemented on a global level. Most policy measures that fit for adults often do not fit well for children, and concerns of intergenerational justice may apply to their case, as they apply for generations to come. Adult-focused moral and political theories have to be extended, modified or substantially altered in order to apply to children. This holds also for the applied field of global justice, in which philosophical theories about childhood have not had an international focus so far.

We look for contributions that will deepen and broaden understanding of the current situation of children globally, regarding both the injustices they face and how these injustices may be faced. Contributions could also further advance ongoing debates on the moral and justice-based entitlements of children and their rights (and also duties) on a global scale. We also welcome papers that analyze and scrutinize the responsibilities of actors and agents of global justice for children, and writing that helps to devise policies to improve children’s lives.

We hope to attract contributions from different theoretical approaches and backgrounds, especially including those outside of the mainstream of theories of global justice. Of particular interest are contributions that look into the intersection of disadvantages and injustices in children's lives based on their gender and sex, race, ethnicity, indigeneity or health status. Contributions from scholars based in the Global South are particularly encouraged.

Dienstag, 20. März 2018

1. Ausgabe von "on_education" erschienen: Civic Education after Trump

We are happy to announce that the first issue of on_education is online. The issue deals with the topic `Civic Education after Trump´. It features the following contributions:

We are looking forward to a lively debate and cordially invite our readers to comment on and reply to the essays.

Best wishes,
The editors of on_education

Mittwoch, 29. November 2017

CALL FOR PAPERS: "BILDUNG" (Treffen des Netzwerks „Philosophie & Kindheit“ 2018)



Treffen des Netzwerks „Philosophie & Kindheit“
Im Rahmen der VI. Tagung für Praktische Philosophie
27. und 28. September 2018, Universität Salzburg

Das Netzwerk „Philosophie & Kindheit“ trifft sich jedes Jahr zu einem inhaltlichen Austausch. 2018 wird sich dieser Workshop dem Thema „Bildung“ annehmen. Alle KollegInnen sind herzlich eingeladen, Vorschläge für einzelne Vorträge, thematische Panels und Runde Tische einzureichen. Das Thema „Bildung“ ist dabei bereit zu verstehen – mögliche Fragestellungen sind unter anderem:
  •          Bildungsgerechtigkeit
  •          Philosophie und Ideengeschichte der Bildung und Erziehung
  •          Bildung und Erziehung in und außerhalb (staatlicher) Institutionen
  •          Paternalismus und Bildung
  •          Verletzlichkeit und Bildung
  •          Bildung und Ausbildung
  •          Ethische Bildung und Moralentwicklung
  •          Philosophie und empirische Zugänge zu Bildung und Erziehung
  •          Philosophie in der Schule und Philosophiedidaktik
  •          Bildung während und nach der Kindheit

Der Workshop bietet Platz für verschiedene Formate der philosophischen Reflexion, unter anderem: einzelne Vorträge, die Zusammenstellung von  zwei abgestimmten Vorträgen zu einem Thema, oder auch Runde Tische mit drei oder vier TeilnehmerInnen (Impulsreferate und anschließende Diskussion). Vorschläge für andere Formate sind willkommen.

Für jeden einzelnen Vortrag sind 45 Minuten inkl. Diskussion reserviert, für Panels und Runde Tische 90 Minuten. Das Netzwerk übernimmt für die Vortragenden die Tagungsgebühr (30 €) für die VI. Tagung für Praktische Philosophie!

Vorschläge mit dem Titel des Vortrags, Panels oder Runden Tisches und einer Zusammenfassung (500 Wörter) sollten bis 1. April 2018 an geschickt werden. Fragen zur Organisation oder Teilnahme können ebenfalls an diese Adresse gerichtet werden.

Wir bitten darum, diesen Call for Papers an interessierte KollegInnen und Studierende weiterzuleiten.
Weitere Informationen zur V. Tagung für Praktische Philosophie:

Weitere Informationen zum Netzwerk „Philosophie & Kindheit“:

Ziel des Netzwerks „Philosophie & Kindheit“ ist es, eine Plattform für den akademischen Austausch zu bieten, Kooperationen zwischen PhilosophInnen zu fördern und so die philosophische Beschäftigung in diesem Bereich voranzutreiben.

Freitag, 10. November 2017

Call for Papers: Poverty and the Family, Workshop with Jonathan Wolff (Oxford)


2018 Workshop in Philosophy and Poverty
Topic: Poverty and the Family
Invited Speaker: Jonathan Wolff (Oxford)

17 & 18 May 2018, University of Salzburg

Deadline for Submissions: 15 December 2017

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".

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.

Preference will be given to scholars in the earlier stages of their career and to papers that are related to the workshop topic of "Poverty and the Family". Possible topics for papers are, among others, the intergenerational transmission of poverty, inequalities between and within families, responsibilities towards poor families, parents and children, the relation between the family and the state, parental rights and duties under conditions of poverty, the ethical underpinnings of policy responses to family and child poverty, gender roles, patriarchy, intimate violence and poverty, or procreation in an radical unequal world and in times of severe poverty.

The workshop will run over two days and each speaker will have 75 minutes (about 25 minutes for presentation and 50 minutes for discussion). Draft papers are shared in advance and speakers can focus on the key points of their paper in the oral presentation. A peer-reviewed publication of selected papers is envisaged in an edited volume on the workshop topic in the Springer Book Series Philosophy and Poverty. We expect that particpants consider this option to publish their paper presented at the Workshop.

There is no conference fee. Coffee breaks and two lunches will be covered by the CEPR. Unfortunately we cannot offer any subsidy for travel and accommodation costs.

If you are interested in participating please submit an extended abstract of 750 words ready for blind review via the submission form on the workshop homepage. Deadline for submissions is 15 December 2017, and decisions will be communicated within two weeks. It is expected that draft versions of the papers are shared two weeks before the workshop.

Workshop Homepage:

Donnerstag, 19. Oktober 2017

Tagung: Kind und Moral, 2.-4. November 2017, TU Chemnitz

FACHTAGUNG: Kind und Moral
2.-4. November 2017, TU Chemnitz

Veranstalter: Juniorprofessur Grundschuldidaktik Philosophieren mit Kindern, Zentrum für Lehrerbildung, TU Chemnitz

Organisationsleitung: Minkyung Kim

Ko-Organisatoren: Thomas Grote (IZEW, Universität Tübingen), Udo Rudolph (TU Chemnitz)

Neue Zeitschrift: on_education

on_education was born out of a nagging feeling of discomfort with the present culture of debate. Education is a highly controversial and contested issue, but enduring conflict and political debate, it seems, are not always cherished virtues in academia. We offer a space for taking positions – and are convinced that positioning opens up a space ’beyond’ academic research. We wish to push the established boundaries between quantitative and qualitative schools of thought, micro and macro approaches, theoretical and empirical research – and stimulate new, possibly surprising alignments. We do not yet know what exactly we are helping to create with on_education – but are attracted by the ambiguity and indeterminacy of it all. We hope that our readers will be as open-minded, committed and curious as we are!

Aims and scope

Education is a highly controversial issue that touches on and permeates almost all aspects of life in modern societies. on_education aims to stimulate public and academic debate on the theory and practice of education. As a freely accessible online journal, it provides a forum for the international research community, as well as for the broader public. By bringing together scholars, journalists, bloggers, politicians, and practitioners, on_education should help to advance the notion of building bridges that challenge established divisions and break up “echo chambers”. on_education offers a publicly visible and accessible discursive space in which representatives of divergent schools of thought, methodological approaches, and political perspectives, can engage in constructive debates on educational topics.


on_education publishes three issues a year. Each issue focuses on one topic of current interest and contains between five and seven short essays or opinion pieces by invited contributors. An editorial provides an overview of the issue and an introduction to the debate in question. To facilitate the discussion, readers will be able to participate by commenting on the contributions. The editorial team reserves the right to reject comments.

Editorial Team

Johannes Drerup (Koblenz-Landau) 
Michael Geiss (Zürich) 
Nina Hogrebe (Münster)
Anne Rohstock (Tübingen) 
Anders Schinkel (Amsterdam)
Catherina Schreiber (Wien) 
Moritz Sowada (Münster)
Oakleigh Welply (Durham)

Donnerstag, 28. September 2017

Call for Proposals Tagung: Bildungsgerechtigkeit – Philosophische Perspektiven

Der Lehrstuhl für Bildungsphilosophie und Systematische Pädagogik an der Katholischen
Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt veranstaltet vom 13.03 – 15.03. 2018 zusammen mit der
Akademie für Politische Bildung in Tutzing eine internationale Tagung zu „Bildungsgerechtigkeit
– Philosophische Perspektiven“.

Keynote Speakers auf der Tagung sind:
  • Bernd Ladwig (Berlin)
  • Bryan Warnick (Ohio State)
  • Harry Brighouse (Wisconsin)
  • Harvey Siegel (Miami)
  • Maeve Cooke (Dublin)
  • Micha Brumlik, (Frankfurt)
  • Penny Enslin (Glasgow)
Der Begriff der Bildungsgerechtigkeit hat in der letzten Dekade eine hohe Prominenz erlangt. Allerdings bleiben der Bedeutungsgehalt und die normativen Implikationen dieses Begriffs weitgehend ungeklärt. Wir laden gerne Einreichungen ein, die zu einer Präzisierung der verschiedenen Dimensionen des Begriffs der Bildungsgerechtigkeit beizutragen suchen.

Der vollständige Call for papers findet sich hier auf Deutsch und hier auf Englisch.