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Conference on War and Self-Defence

Added by admin on 2009-08-30

Conference Dates:

Start Date Start Date: 2010-08-25
Last Date Last Day: 2010-08-27
Deadline for abstracts/proposals Deadline for abstracts/proposals: 2010-12-01

Conference Contact Info:

Contact Person Contact Person: Helen Frowe
Email Email:
Address Address: Halifax House, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom

Conference Description:

Recent years have seen a rapid growth of interest in just war theory. The current political climate has confronted us with important and difficult questions about, amongst other things, the moral status of combatants, the moral status of non-combatants, the possibility of wars waged by non-state actors, and the conditions under which one can be said to have a just cause for war. Many writers take the answers to these questions to be based, at least in part, on considerations about what individuals may do in self-defence, or other-defence. Others have denied the existence of any substantive relationship between the ethics of self-defence and the ethics of national-defence. This conference, hosted by the Sheffield Philosophy department, will bring together leading researchers in the field, and offer an opportunity for scholars to present recent research in this area. Submissions from those working in related fields, such as Law, Politics and International Relations, are also welcome.

The Call for Papers, with details of how to submit a paper, can be downloaded on the right. Please direct all inquiries to Helen Frowe at The deadline for submitted papers is December 1st 2009.

The conference is generously sponsored by the Mind Association, The Leverhulme Trust and The Aristotelian Society.
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