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New volume: Civility, Nonviolent Resistance, and the New Struggle for Social Justice

CPP is very pleased to share information about the newest Philosophy of Peace volume from Brill:


Civility, Nonviolent Resistance, and the New Struggle for Social Justice

Amin Asfari, editor Volume 342

https://brill.com/view/title/56229?lang=en

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The Peace of Nature and the Nature of Peace

Essays on Ecology, Nature, Nonviolence, and Peace

Brill Publishers

Edited by Andrew Fiala, Fresno State University

The essays collected in The Peace of Nature and the Nature of Peace consider connections between ecology, environmental ethics, nonviolence, and philosophy of peace. Edited by Andrew Fiala, this book includes essays written by important scholars in the field of peace studies, pacifism, and nonviolence, including Michael Allen Fox, Andrew Fitz-Gibbon, Bill Gay, and others. Topics include: ecological consciousness and nonviolence, environmental activism and peace activism, the environmental impact of militarism, native and indigenous peoples and peace, food ethics and nonviolence, and other topics.

The book should be of interest to scholars, students, and activists who are interested in the relationship between peace movements and environmentalism.

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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.

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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 that forgiveness has no place in public policy while overlooking those cases in which we unwittingly demand and expect it? We reject arguments from authority as consumers and voters but not—this book suggests—when we listen to law enforcement. Why? — View David Swanson’s Foreword to Peace Philosophy and Public Life at “Let’s Try Democracy.”


Video of Peace and Public Life Conference (Austin, TX)

To a world assaulted by private interests, this book argues that peace must be a public thing. Distinguished philosophers of peace have always worked publicly for public results. Opposing nuclear proliferation, organizing communities of the disinherited, challenging violence within status quo establishments, such are the legacies of truly engaged philosophers of peace. This volume remembers those legacies, reviews the promise of critical thinking for crises today, and expands the free range of thinking needed to create more mindful and peaceful relations.

With essays by committed peace philosophers, this volume shows how public engagement has been a significant feature of peace philosophers such as Camus, Sartre, Dewey, and Dorothy Day. Today we also confront historical opportunities to transform practices for immigration, police interrogation, and mental health, as we seek to sustain democracies of increasing multicultural diversity. In such cases our authors consider points of view developed by renowned thinkers such as Weil, Mouffe, Conway, and Martín-Baró. This volume also presents critical analysis of concepts for thinking about violence, reconsiders Plato’s philosophy of justice, and examines the role of ethical theory for liberation struggles such as Occupy!

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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 University)
“Ethics and Exigent Circumstance”

Commentator: Kevin Darnell (U.S. Naval War College)

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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 Community and Technical College

Title: “Must Pacifism Be Species Neutral?”

Presenter: Carlo Filice, Professor of Philosophy, SUNY – Geneseo

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Call for Chapters – Struggles for Recognition: Nonviolent Movements for Individual and Group Recognition

When individuals, peoples and states struggle for recognition conflict often ensues. How can those who study peace have a positive impact on these struggles? Are there ways of channeling the conflicts that surround attempts to gain political and social recognition into constructive and nonviolent resolution? What tools can philosophers bring to these struggles that might help bring about such constructive and nonviolent resolutions?

The CPP Board and David Ritchie (Mercer University) invite contributions on the topic of nonviolent/peaceful struggle for recognition for a forthcoming volume David is editing entitled: Struggles for Recognition: Nonviolent Movements for Individual and Group Recognition.

It is envisioned that this volume will serve as a venue for publication of some of the papers presented at the 2012 Concerned Philosophers for Peace conference (“Struggles for Recognition”) but we invite contributions from other scholars whose works investigate peaceful and nonviolent struggles for political, social, or religious recognition.

This collection of essays will be submitted to Rodopi’s Philosophy of Peace series, which has historically published proceedings of Concerned Philosophers for Peace conferences. All submissions should address questions of war, peace, and nonviolent social & political change from a pluralist perspective.

Anyone interested in contributing a chapter should submit a paper, suitably prepared for blind review, to David Ritchie at ritchie_d@law.mercer.edu no later than 1 May 2013. Papers should be roughly 6000 words, including notes and bibliography, and should use the author-date system of referencing.

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CPP @ APA Central, Feb. 17, 2012

Concerned Philosophers for Peace:
Group Meeting Central APA
February 15-18, 2012
Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, IL

Session Title: “Philosophies of Nonviolence”
Friday, Feb. 17
7:30pm – 10:30pm

Chair: Danielle Poe
CPP President

Presentations:

“Tolstoy’s Ethics of Christian Love and Nonviolence”
Predrag Cicovacki
College of the Holy Cross
Worcester, MA

“The Philosophy of Nonviolence of the Late American Philosopher J. Glenn Gray”
Paul Churchill
George Washington University

“Peace through . . . ? Exploring Peacebuilding Initiatives”
Tracey Nicholls, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Lewis University

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Remembrance and Reconciliation

The following is a new publication which might interest you. 
At the moment it is offered with 30% discount until March 15th*. More information at info@rodopi.nl

Remembrance and Reconciliation

Edited by Rob Gildert and Dennis Rothermel

Amsterdam/New York, NY 2011. IX, 144 pp. (Value Inquiry Book Series 225)

ISBN: 978-90-420-3265-1   (Paper)

ISBN: 978-90-420-3266-8   (E-Book)

Online info: www.rodopi.nl/senj.asp?BookId=VIBS+225

Remembrance and reconciliation envision intentional pathways out of conflict and toward peace. Remembrance retraces the junctures in the past that determined what a nation has become. Probing accountability for past actions establishes accountability for what continues to happen. Revisiting what a nation has done brings the perspectives of the peoples of those nations into view.

Contents
Dennis Rothermel: Preface
Remembrance
Dennis Rothermel: Introduction
Duane L. Cady: Remembering the Present
Eddy Souffrant: Vulnerability and Beneficence: Remembering the Past for the Sake of Peace
Joseph Betz: Homeland Security, Fiduciary Care, and Duties to Foreign Nationals
Joseph C. Kunkel: Forgetting and Not Reconciling Hiroshima
Reconciliation
Dennis Rothermel: Introduction
Robert Paul Churchill: Compassion and Reconciliation
David Boersema: What’s Wrong with Victims’ Rights?
Rob Gildert: Pedagogy and Punishment: A Unitarian Argument for Restorative Justice
Andrew Fitz-Gibbon: Perpetual Violence? Mimesis and Anamnesis
William C. Gay: Language and Reconciliation
Works Cited
About the Authors
Index

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CPP cfp: Future without Borders

Call for Papers

A Future Without Borders / Un avenir sans frontières:
Essays in Cosmopolitan Peacebuilding

Tracey Nicholls (Lewis University) and Eddy Souffrant (University of North Carolina, Charlotte) invite contributions on the topic of cosmopolitanism and peace for a forthcoming volume they are co-editing, A Future Without Borders / Un avenir sans frontières.

We envision this volume as a venue for publication of some of the papers presented at the 2010 Concerned Philosophers for Peace conference (“The Obama Years: War, Peace, and Environmental Sustainability” / « Les années Obama : Guerre, Paix et Développement environnemental ») but we invite contributions from other scholars whose works investigate cosmopolitan possibilities for peace.

This collection of essays will be submitted to Rodopi’s Philosophy of Peace series, which has historically published proceedings of Concerned Philosophers for Peace conferences. However, in recognition of the bilingual nature of the 2010 meeting in Montreal, we plan to publish a bilingual collection grouped thematically and published in either English or French, according to the preference of the contributing author. Regardless of the choice of language, all submissions should address questions of war, peace, and environmentalism in a cosmopolitan or multinational context.

Possible paper topics include:
* the role of environmental problems in causes of war
* connections between environmental sustainability and peace-making (or peacebuilding)
* human rights and environmental catastrophes
* collective action for environmental sustainability in an international context
* the ethical challenges of humanitarianism in conflict zones
* whether, and to what extent, nationalism is a root cause of either war or environmental degradation
* whether, and to what extent, cosmopolitanism is a necessary element of peacebuilding and/or climate change accords

Anyone interested in contributing a chapter should submit a paper, suitably prepared for blind review, to both tracey.j.nicholls@gmail.com and esouffra@uncc.edu no later than 31 March 2011. Papers should be roughly 6000 words, including notes and bibliography, and should use the author-date system of referencing.