Peace Philosophy and Public Life

Peace Philosophy and Public Life: Commitments, Crises, and Concepts for Engaged Thinking. Moses, Greg and Gail Presbey (Eds.) Amsterdam/New York, NY, 2014, XVIII, 185 pp. Amazon / Publisher's website In these pages, you will likely grasp the utility, not just the curiosity, of reconsidering any number of ways in which we speak and think, including what we mean by “we” when discussing foreign affairs, what we mean by “nationalism,” by “terrorism,” or by “humanitarianism.” Why do we assume … [Read more...]

CPP @ APA – Pacific 2014

April 16, Wednesday Evening, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm The Westin Gaslamp Quarter 910 Broadway Circle San Diego, California 92101 Group Meeting G2A Concerned Philosophers for Peace Topic: Philosophy, Peace, and Exigent Circumstances Speakers: Ron Hirschbein (Walden University) “‘Hell No! We Won’t Go!’: Vietnam Draft Resistance” Ovadia Ezra (Tel Aviv University) “Civil Disobedience: A Refusenik’s Perspective” George Larkin (Walden University) Tanya Settles (Walden … [Read more...]

Hamblet – Harvesting the Human

Wendy Hamblet – Harvesting the Human: Force and Persuasion in Human Societies Concerned Philosophers for Peace Newsletter Online Excerpt: Cultures are nothing but epistemic communities, sites where a people’s experiences are assigned collective meanings, evolving worldviews where truths, inherited from the past (“traditions”), are endlessly reinterpreted and reconstructed to articulate and explain new realities, new collective experiences of new generations that demand new explanatory … [Read more...]

CPP – APA Central (Feb. 27, 2014)

Thursday Evening, February 27: 5:30–7:30 p.m. Group Session GIII-9 : Concerned Philosophers for Peace Session Topic: "Forgiveness, Letting Die, and Species Neutrality" Chair: Greg Moses (Texas State University) Title: "The Problem of Identity in Forgiveness" Presenter: Wim Laven, Doctoral student in International Conflict Management, Kennesaw State University Title: "Dangers of Letting Die in Conflict Situations" Presenter: Court Lewis, Instructor of Philosophy, Owensboro … [Read more...]