Philosophy began in the city, and the city is a recurrent topic in the history of philosophy. The urban promises to become an important challenge for humanity (and life in general) in the 21st century. We are calling for papers that address the history, present and future of the city from a variety of philosophical perspectives.
Particular interests include the following topics:
Sustainability and globalization
Built and natural environments
Questions of culture and subculture
Associationism and communitarianism
Violence and inequality
The economy, labor and work
Gender and place
Participatory planning and justice
Infrastructure, energy and ethics
Urban food issues
Democracy and public space
Race and Immigration
This list is only suggestive; the range of topics is open. Interdisciplinary approaches are welcome. Send extended abstracts of 300-500 words or full papers of 3000 words to Shane Epting, firstname.lastname@example.org by August 16, 2013. Address inquires to Dr. Michael Menser, email@example.com.
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