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