Cfp: Tolerance, Sociability and Solidarity in Scottish Philosophy – ISSP conference, 8-10 March 2019

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 by November 1, 2018. Decisions will be notified by November 30, 2018.

Here are the links to the ISSP website, and to the former CSSP website.

Funding for Graduate Students
We are also pleased to announce the Gordon Graham Prize in Scottish Philosophy. The winner of this prize will receive financial support including registration, travel, and lodging to attend the 2019 ISSP conference in Lausanne Switzerland. The winner’s paper will also be published in the Journal of Scottish Philosophy. The runner-up will be invited to the conference and published in the Journal of Scottish Philosophy. Please submit complete papers of not more than 5,000 words by November 1st, 2018 to

Conférences publiques du semestre d’automne 2017

Nous avons le plaisir d’annoncer les conférences publiques suivantes, qui auront lieu au semestre d’automne 2017 dans le cadre du projet:

mardi 17 octobre, 17h15-19h00
Dr Nenad Stojanovic (Lucerne, politologie):
Quand est-ce qu’une personne est discriminée?

mardi 31 octobre, 17h15-19h00
Dr Angela Martin (Fribourg, philosophie):
Au-delà de l’égale considération des intérêts: la discrimination positive pour les animaux?

mardi 14 novembre, 17h15-19h00
Dr James Robertson (écrivain écossais):
‘Out of the strong came forth sweetness’? Myths of intolerance and tolerance in Scottish history, and some literary responses. (en anglais)

mardi 12 décembre, 17h15-19h00
Prof Judith Wyttenbach (Berne, droit):
Religionsfreiheit und Diskriminierungsverbot: Von der sogenannten Mehrheitsgesellschaft und von Minderheiten, von Toleranz und Akzeptanz – und von ihren Grenzen (en allemand)

Les conférences auront lieu dans la salle 5196 (plan) – L’affiche peut être téléchargée ici.

Public lectures in spring 2017

We are happy to announce several public lectures on tolerance, intolerance and discrimination in the spring term 2017:

  • May 2, 2017, 17h15-19h: Dr Tony Milligan (King’s College London):
    “Toleration and Partisanship” (Anthropole, room 5196)
  • May 23, 2017, 17h15-19h: Prof. Simone Zurbuchen Pittlik (Lausanne):
    “Tolérance et laïcité” (Anthropole, room 5196)
  • May 30, 2017, 17h15-19h: Prof. Gordon Graham (Princeton Theological Seminary):
    “Toleration, Multiculturalism, and Diversity” (Anthropole, room 5196)