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Recognition and Poverty

Call for Papers

Theme: Recognition and Poverty
Type: International Workshop
Institution: Centre for Ethics and Poverty Research (CEPR),
University of Salzburg
Location: Salzburg (Austria)
Date: 15.–16.11.2018
Deadline: 1.5.2018

The Centre for Ethics and Poverty Research (CEPR) of the University
of Salzburg is happy to announce the call for papers for a workshop
on "Recognition and Poverty". The workshop will be held at the
University of Salzburg on 15 and 16 November 2018.

The invited speaker for this workshop is David Ingram (Loyola
University Chicago), who will give a talk on "Misrecognition and
Divided Agency: Does Micro-Finance Empower Women?".

The overall aim of this workshop is to bring together papers that
explore the relation of recognition and poverty, and how (critical)
theories of recognition can be utilized to enhance our understanding,
evaluation and critique of poverty, social inequalities, and related
injustices. This also includes issues of recognition in the
production of poverty knowledge and in poverty research. Another
possible topic is the relation of recognition to other critical
normative concepts such as reification, alienation or invisibility in
respect to issues of poverty. Furthermore, papers can explore
(anti-)poverty policies, development aid and duties towards the
(global) poor. Critical examinations of reflections on poverty and
related issues in the work of past and present thinkers of
recognition (e.g. Fichte, Hegel, Kojeve, Fanon, Taylor, Fraser,
Honneth) are welcomed.

This workshop hopes to contribute to the ongoing and expanding debate
about recognition in ethics, political and social philosophy by
focusing on poverty, which is one important social and global
challenge. Contributions from social and political theory are also
welcomed as are papers that combine conceptual and empirical work.

The workshop will run over two days and each speaker will have 75
minutes (about 25 minutes for presentation and 50 minutes for
discussion). Draft papers are shared in advance and speakers can
focus on the key points of their paper in the oral presentation.

A peer-reviewed publication of selected papers is envisaged in an
edited volume on the workshop topic in the Springer Book Series
Philosophy and Poverty. We expect that participants consider this
option to publish their paper presented at the Workshop.

There is no conference fee. Coffee breaks and two lunches will be
covered by the CEPR. Unfortunately we cannot offer any subsidy for
travel and accommodation costs.

If you are interested in participating please submit an extended
abstract of 750 words ready for blind review (in a .doc or .odt file)
to: gottfried.schweiger(at)

Deadline for submissions is 1 May 2018.

Decisions will be communicated within two weeks. It is expected that 
draft versions of the papers are shared two weeks before the workshop.

If you have any question about the workshop please contact Gottfried 
Schweiger at: gottfried.schweiger(at)

Find out more about the Centre for Ethics and Poverty Research:


Dr. Gottfried Schweiger
Centre for Ethics and Poverty Research
University of Salzburg
Mönchsberg 2a
A-5020 Salzburg
Email: gottfried.schweiger(at)