CALL FOR PAPERS

International Association for the Study of the Philosophy of Edith Stein

in collaboration with the University of Portland and the McNerney-Hanson Endowed Chair in Ethics

presents the

Fourth Bi-Annual International Conference

Applications & Implications:  Ethics and Metaphysics in Edith Stein’s Philosophy

June 8, 9, 10, 2017, University of Portland, USA

Guest Speakers: Sarah Borden Sharkey (Wheaton College), Michael F. Andrews (University of Portland), Christof Betschart (University of Fribourg, Switzerland) and Suzanne M. Batzdorff

Edith Stein (1891–1942) never wrote a formal work of ethics, yet her philosophical corpus, especially her metaphysics, contains a plethora of ethical resources and ideas that can be mined to address various questions, themes or positions in contemporary ethics and metaphysics, including the relationship between the good and being, evil, limits, judgement, responsibility, personal identity, collective versus individual action and responsibility, moral guilt, and intention. Given the richness of Stein’s ideas, can her ethical insights be brought to bear on contemporary issues and ethical dilemmas? How would Stein respond to various ethical problems raised by dominant ethical schools, including utilitarianism, deontology, virtue ethics, pragmatism, and existentialism? Are there possible practical applications of Stein’s metaphysics and ethics to contemporary society?

The International Association for the Study of the Philosophy of Edith Stein (IASPES) in collaboration with the University of Portland and the McNerney-Hanson Chair in Ethics invites abstracts (250 words maximum) dealing with the aforementioned theme. We also invite abstracts on any aspect of Stein’s philosophy.

DEADLINE for Abstracts: February 10, 2017

Abstracts and inquiries should be sent to:

Abstracts will be considered in English, German, French, and Spanish