Journals

SPP Logo Social Philosophy and Policy Conference on Moral Responsibility

The 2017 Social Philosophy & Policy Tucson conference will help to define future philosophical study of moral responsibility. Authors have been invited to develop novel approaches to questions in the field, while at the same time addressing the state of research in moral responsibility today.

Current approaches to questions of moral responsibility take several distinct...

Conference on the Origins of Political Economy

The 37.1 issue of Social Philosophy & Policy focuses on the origins of political economy.

In recent years, a reunification of economics and politics has emerged as a key trend in social scientific research. The “public choice” school and the “new institutional economics” movement have made seminal contributions to the rediscovery of political economy in social philosophy...

SPP Journal Cover 34:2 Conference on Progress

The topic, “Progress and Liberty,” has invited a wide variety of contributions, due in part to the many types of progress that concern our interdisciplinary journal. The questions we aim to address concern three main topics:

First, we are concerned with economic progress: In what does progress consist? When has there been progress in human history? What drove progress...

SPP Logo Social Philosophy and Policy Conference on Corruption

In volume 35:2, authors explore a range of questions about the nature and effects of corruption in both its individual and institutional forms. Is there a conceptual link between personal corruption and institutional corruption? Can political corruption arise and persist without corrupt political actors? What are the micro-foundations of macro-corruption? How does corruption affect social and...

SPP Logo Social Philosophy and Policy Conference on Learning and Changing Norms

The December 2016 Social Philosophy and Policy conference invited authors to explore broad questions concerning the origin, development, and function of norms, such as: How do social norms provide a framework for social and economic cooperation? Are social norms part of a spontaneous order? What do recent attempts to engineer norm change tell us? Can public policy succeed if it conflicts with...

Conference on the Problem of Self-Ownership

The 36.2 issue of Social Philosophy & Policy focuses on the problem of self-ownership.

We asked participants to reflect on self-ownership: its practical and philosophical roles, its history, rights and/or duties it entails, and its economical and ethical relationship with responsibility. Authors considered a variety of questions, such as: How does the idea of self-ownership...

SPP Journal Cover 34:1 Social Philosophy and Policy Conference on Politics, Philosophy, and Economics

In volume 34:1, authors consider a range of questions concerning the intersection of Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE). How do policies influence social equality or inequality? Historically, how was inequality justified? How can a society move toward equality and inclusion? How does individual agency work within economics and politics in the real world? How do social norms influence an...

SPP Journal Cover 33:1&2 Social Philosophy and Policy Conference on Ideal Theory and Practice

The Social Philosophy and Policy conference, entitled Ideal Theory & Practice, was held December 3-6, 2015 at the Omni Tucson National Resort in Tucson, Arizona.

In volume 33:1/2, Ideal Theory for a Political World, authors consider a range of question related to Ideal Theory in a political world. What is Ideal Theory and is it the best model? Is Ideal...

Social Philosophy and Policy Conference on The Morality of Aggression

This December 2014 Social Philosophy and Policy conference invited participants to explore broad questions on the morality of aggression including, but not limited to competition, cooperation, and aggression; the libertarian non-aggression principle; just war and humanitarian intervention; the moral limits of legal coercion; paternalism and...

SPP Journal Cover 32:1 Social Philosophy and Policy Conference on International Justice, Sovereignty and Liberty

The distinguished list of participants included:

  • Anna Stilz is Associate Professor of Politics at Princeton University and Director of the University Center for Human Values Undergraduate Certificate in Values and Public Life.
  • Fernando R. Tesón is Tobias Simon Eminent Scholar at Florida State University College of Law....

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