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

April 1, 2013, or sooner.

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