We are happy to announce that the 2019 spring conference of the Institute for the Study of Scottish Philosophy ISSP, Sioux Falls, (the former Center for the Study of Scottish Philosophy CSSP, Princeton) will take place on 8-10 March 2019 in Lausanne!
Here is the Call for Papers:
Tolerance, Sociability and Solidarity in Scottish Philosophy
Societies are kept together by different kinds of glue. Self-interested factors such as the fear of leaving society, and the awareness of various benefits of living with others may play their roles. Yet there are also other factors, such as forms of natural sociability, benevolence and sympathy, solidarity with other members of society, and tolerance with respect to different opinions and values. Sometimes religion is considered helpful for keeping societies together, sometimes it is presented as the very cause of division.
The nature, potential and limits of tolerance, sociability, solidarity and the role of religion were discussed by many philosophers in the Scottish tradition, and in particular in the Scottish Enlightenment. We invite paper proposals that explore the roles of these notions in Scottish philosophy in the first conference of the new Institute for the Study of Scottish Philosophy (ISSP), to be held in Lausanne (Switzerland) on 8-10 March 2019.
Proposals of not more than 400 words should be sent by email attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org by November 1, 2018. Decisions will be notified by November 30, 2018.