Call for Papers: Educating for Modern Democracy

Educating for Modern Democracy: 
An Exploration of Philosophical and Religious Resources

A Conference sponsored by
Boston College and the Conférence Mondiale des Institutions Universitaires Catholiques de Philosophie

November 7-10, 2017
Boston College

With plenary lectures by:

David Campbell (University of Notre Dame)

Jose Casanova (Georgetown University)

Charles Mathewes (University of Virginia)

Eduardo Mendieta (Pennsylvania State University)

Charles Taylor (em. McGill University)

Candace Vogler (University of Chicago)

George Yancy (Emory University)

CALL FOR PAPERS

The nature and process of the democratic form of government has come under increased pressure in recent times.  The many causes include features or implications of pluralism, secularism, competing claims among religions, economic inequality, racial and gender disparities, and partisanship.  Solutions are elusive, and the possible bases for them unclear. We invite papers on any topic broadly connected to the current crises facing democracy that explicitly brings the questions of religion, race or gender, and social justice generally, into contact with the intellectual resources in the philosophical and Catholic traditions. We have a particular interest in work that either attempts to not only understand the contemporary situation, but also reflects on the task of educating students and the public at large in ways that strengthen civic engagement and democratic institutions.

The program will include multiple sessions comprised of shorter papers. We invite papers of 20-25 minutes in length. Please send abstracts of approximately 300 words to the following email address by September 15, 2017: bloechl@bc.edu

For further detail that includes suggested topics, please see the conference website: www.bc.edu/modern-democracy



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