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Second Call for Papers: International Conference on the Philosophy of Criminal Punishment

Second Call for Papers: International Conference on the Philosophy of Criminal Punishment

June 18-20, 2013

Department of Philosophy, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.


Keynote speakers:

Erin Kelly, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Philosophy, Tufts University; author of “Criminal Justice without Retribution,” The Journal of Philosophy (2009).

T. M. Scanlon, Alford Professor of Natural Religion, Moral Philosophy, and Civil Polity, Harvard University; author of What We Owe to Each Other, Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1998.

Tommie Shelby, Professor of African and African American Studies and of Philosophy, Harvard University; author of “Justice, Deviance, and the Dark Ghetto,” Philosophy and Public Affairs (2007).


– Why Punish? How Much? Punishment and Social Justice

– Punishment and Social Justice

– Should the Death Penalty be Implemented or Abolished?

– Any suggested topic under the Philosophy of Criminal Punishment


– Submissions from philosophy, law, criminal justice, and penology are welcome.

– There will be about 15 papers. No parallel sessions. Each paper will be allotted approximately an hour for presentation and discussion.

– Please submit a long abstract (250-500 words) by March 15, 2013.

– Decision will be made by April 1, 2013, or as soon as an abstract is received.

– Submissions after March 15 will be considered if there is still space.

– Paper will be due by June 1, 2013.

Meals & Lodging:

– Most meals during the conference will be provided.

Lodging in a hotel or guesthouse for speakers will be subsidized.

Email addresses:

Send your submissions to both Joyce Cheung at mycheung@arts.cuhk.edu.hk and to Hon-Lam Li at hooon212@gmail.com

Practical questions should be directed to Joyce, whereas questions of topics should be addressed to Hon-Lam.


April 1, 2013, or sooner.



January 11, 2013 - Posted by | Chinese philosophy

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