International One-Day Conference:  

The Good Society and its Limits: Contemporary Challenges to Ethico-Political Legitimation and Grounding.  

14th December 2017; Krakow, Poland  

Jesuit University Ignatianum in Krakow, Institute of Philosophy


Contemporary political developments point to a state of polarization between those who embrace the notion of a normative ethical foundation for a good society (“normativists”) and those who regard such ethical normativism as problematic (“realists”). This international one-day conference invites abstracts for papers in social/political philosophy that will approach this issue in ways that go beyond established frameworks of political understanding. Submissions should aim to address the new and emerging challenges to traditional conceptions of how normative forms of political legitimation are arrived at. They should preferably do so in ways that speak directly to contemporary concerns about the social, political, economic and technological conditions on which such forms of political legitimation are thought to depend for their ethical validation. 

Conference language: English  

Abstracts should be submitted in MS Word (approx. 300-500 words), and should offer a reasonable overview of the projected content of the proposed paper. 

Deadline for submission of abstracts: 15th October 2017  

Conference fee: 60 GBP, 75 EUR, 300 PLN  

Deadline for conference registration and payment: 15th November 2017

Payment details for bank transfer:

Alior Bank SA 53 1060 0076 0000 3210 0016 0058    (Please use the identifying code “good society” as the title of your transfer.)

Conference organizers:  Dr Carl Humphries, Dr Dariusz Dankowski 

Contact e-mail:

Jesuit University Ignatianum in Krakow (Institute of Philosophy), ul. Kopernika 26, 31-501 Kraków, Poland. Tel. 123 999 520, fax 123 999 501