3rd Annual Workshop

Update: Schedule Available

The 3rd annual Workshop for Oxford Studies in Political Philosophy will take place on September 18th-20th, 2015 at Syracuse University. A selection of the papers presented at the workshop will be published by Oxford University Press in a new series Oxford Studies in Political Philosophy, which will be edited by David Sobel, Peter Vallentyne and Steven Wall.

There will be nine speakers at this year’s conference including:

•   Elizabeth Anderson (Keynote), University of Michigan

•   Seana Shiffrin (Keynote), UCLA

•   Richard Miller (Cornell)

•   Michael Otsuka, London School of Economics

•   George Sher, Rice University

•   Kit Wellman, Washington University

We are issuing a call for papers to fill the remaining three conference slots. Submitted papers (we will not be accepting abstracts as submissions) should be between 7,500 and 12,000 words, including footnotes, should be totally anonymized, and are due by March 15th. We anticipate decisions being made on submissions by May 15th. Accepted papers for the conference will receive serious consideration for inclusion in the resulting volume.

One of the three conference slots will go to the winner of the Marc Sanders Prize in Political Philosophy. The Marc Sanders Prize is a new biennial essay competition open to scholars who, at the time of the submission deadline, are within fifteen (15) years of receiving a Ph.D. or are students currently enrolled in a graduate program. Independent scholars may also be eligible and should direct inquiries to the Editors of Oxford Studies in Political Philosophy, c/o Peter Vallentyne (vallentynep@missouri.edu). For more information about the Award please look here.

Up to two papers by a given author will be considered, as long as the author is not the sole author of both. (For example, for a given person, a single-authored paper and a co-authored paper will be considered, but two single-authored papers will not both be considered.) Strong preference will be given to papers that discuss central issues in political and social philosophy, such as moral issues relating to the state or the justification of force, authority, obligation, justice, freedom, rights, exploitation, oppression, etc.

Please go here to submit a paper.