Social Philosophy and Policy

Upcoming Conference

The Morality of Aggression

The next Social Philosophy and Policy conference called The Morality of Aggression will take place in Tucson, Arizona from December 4-7th, 2014. The conference invites 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 perfectionism; the moral (non)neutrality of the concept of harm; and the conditions for the permissibility of self-defense

The conference venue will be the Omni Tucson National, 2727 West Club Drive, Tucson, Arizona 85742, (520) 297-2271.


About SPP Conferences

Each of our two yearly conferences culminates in an issue of the journal Social Philosophy and Policy featuring work on a specific topic that blends together theoretical questions in political philosophy with the practical concerns of public policy. 

About the Journal

The journal was established over 30 years ago by Ellen Frankel Paul, Jeffrey Paul and Fred Miller at Bowling Green State University's Social Philosophy and Policy Center.  It now boasts a paid circulation of over 7600, by far the largest circulation among philosophy journals in the Anglo-American world. The semi-annual issues are thematic in format. Our editorial team (Editor: David Schmidtz, Associate Editor: Carmen Pavel) aims to honor the journal's tradition of examining the philosophical underpinnings and the economic, political, and legal dimensions of enduring social policy debates.