Toleration: Accepting the Other

Country: USA

City: Binghamton

Abstr. due: 27.07.2018

Dates: 27.10.18 — 27.10.18

Area Of Sciences: Philosophy; Sociology;

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Organizers: Philosophy, SUNY Binghamton


The Philosophy Graduate Department at SUNY Binghamton is accepting submissions for its 2nd Annual Graduate Philosophy Conference, which will be held on October 27th, 2018. This year’s conference is titled Toleration: Accepting the Other.  The theme of this conference aims to explore the limits of toleration, the scope of criminal wrongdoing, and the purpose of punishment.  Papers topics can include, but are not limited to, discussion of the following:

-What should be tolerated

-What should be criminalized?

-How should we treat those who we must be tolerant of?

-How should we treat those who should be punished?

-What constitutes a good justification for outlawing a particular act?

-Should hate speech be tolerated or criminalized?

-Who constitutes the ‘other’?

-Is toleration enough?

-What are the justifications for punishment?

-Empowering the other

-Power, structures, and toleration


-Pluralistic, Democratic Society

-Structural Injustice

-Toleration as a virtue

-The paradox of toleration

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