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Call for papers - Human Dignity Theory and Practice

January 30, 2023

Call for proposals: « Human Dignity: Theory and Practice » Conference, April 28-29 2023.

Submission deadline: March 1, 2023

Philosophy Departments, Concordia and McGill Universities, Montréal, Canada

Conference organized by Jordan Walters for the Groupe de recherche interuniversitaire en philosophie politique (GRIPP) and Concordia’s Social Justice Centre, in collaboration with the Centre de recherche en éthique

The purpose of the conference is to explore recent work on human dignity.

The purpose of the conference is to explore recent work on human dignity. Questions of topical relevance are those regarding the relationship between dignity and (anti-discrimination) law, the (metaphysical/political) grounds of dignity, the relationship between dignity and (relational) equality, the history of the concept of human dignity, skepticism and/or criticism regarding the functional role that dignity-talk plays in moral and political discourse, Kant’s theory of human dignity, religious conceptions of dignity, etc.

Confirmed speakers so far:

More information and more participants will be announced closer to the event.

Guidelines for submissions:

·      Submit papers here by March 1, 2023.

·      Papers should be no more than 12,000 words, with abstracts of no more than 250 words, and must be suitable for a 50-minute presentation.

·      Please include 2-5 keywords for your topic.

·      All submissions must be in PDF or Word formats.

·      Papers should be prepared for blind review, with file name: HDTP2023_*Title*.

·      Submit a separate cover letter in PDF or Word format with the following details: name, paper title, institutional affiliation, and contact information.

·      Co-authored papers are permitted.

·      Successful applicants will be notified by March 15, 2023.

·      Send questions or concerns to

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