CFP: Diverse Families, One Law? University of Bern, Nov. 9-10, 2020 (deadline: Mar. 31, 2020)

Keynote: Elizabeth Brake Today’s families differ widely in their form, internal organisation, lifestyle and values. At the same time, liberal states are in need of binding rules that serve to protect individuals’ and particularly children’s rights. Challenges arise when liberal values or socially recognized norms conflict with particular ways of organising family life, for instance, […]

Ableism and the Epistemic Supremacy of Nondisabled Philosophers

Whether on the street or in the mall, the first lessons about disabled people that (nondisabled) parents and other (nondisabled) adults generally convey to children are in some respects prohibitive, usually imparted in hushed tones: don’t stare at that handicapped person; don’t look at her like that; it’s not polite to stare; just act like […]

CFA: From a Protected to an Empowered Childhood: 30 Years of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, Leuven, Nov. 21-22, 2019 (deadline: Jun. 30, 2019)

Confirmed invited speakersDavid Archard (Queen’s University Belfast)Gerison Lansdown (independent scholar)Manfred Liebel (Free University of Berlin)Eva Lievens (Ghent University)Julia Sloth-Nielsen (University of the Western Cape)Bruno Vanobbergen (Flemish Agency – Growing Up)More TBA. Despite the strength that the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) has acquired throughout the last 30 years as a canonical text […]

CFP: Understanding the Family: Life – Love – Labor, Manchester, Sept. 9-11, 2019 (deadline: Jun. 1, 2019)

MANCEPT Workshops in Political Theory 9th-11thSeptember 2019, Manchester, UK Convenor:  Dr. Marina Martinez Mateo (Goethe University Frankfurt)  marina.martinezmateo@normativeorders.net What is the family? What is its function and position in liberalism and – more specifically – in current late capitalism? Some claim that the family stands in opposition to capitalism, while others emphasize their direct connectedness. […]