CFP: Hegel Society of America

I think I’ve posted about this before, but since the deadline for submissions is approaching, I thought I’d repost this CFP:

The conference topic covers all aspects of the theme Hegel, Religion, and Politics, broadly understood. We invite papers that investigate or problematize in new ways and in new connections the intersection of religion and politics in Hegel’s philosophy. Papers that tackle the issue historically, systematically, or in connection to contemporary questions are welcome.

Submitted papers are limited to 6,000 words, formatted for blind review, and should be accompanied by an abstract (300 words.) Papers must be submitted at this length and later adjustments must remain within this limit. All papers should be in English. Although papers presented at meetings of the Hegel Society of America are usually published as a collection of essays, publication cannot be guaranteed. By submitting a paper, however, the author agrees to reserve publication for the HSA proceedings if the paper is accepted for the program, and if the program is accepted for publication.

Please send papers (electronic submissions only) to Prof. Angelica Nuzzo (Program Chair) at

Islamicizing Obama

If Obama was a Muslim, who cares? I mean really. Khaled Hosseini has written an interesting op-ed for Sunday’s Washington Post about the McCain/Palin idiotic tactics which now apparently include denigrating Arabs and Muslims. Ironically (or really not so ironically), the guilt by association angle and the constant inciting of the jeering crowd is somewhat reminiscent of the fringe radical Muslims that McCain wants so badly to “hunt down” and protect everybody from. Here’s an excerpt:

The real affront is the lack of firm response from either McCain or Palin. Neither has had the moral courage, when taking the stage, to grasp the microphone, turn to the presenter and, right then and there, denounce the use of Obama’s middle name as an insult. Instead, they have simply delivered their stump speeches, lacing into Obama as if nothing out-of-bounds had just happened. The McCain-Palin ticket has given toxic speeches accusing Obama of being a friend of terrorists, then released short, meek repudiations of some of the rough stuff, including McCain’s call Friday to “be respectful.” Back in February, the Arizona senator apologized for the “disparaging remarks” from a talk-radio host who sneered repeatedly about “Barack Hussein Obama” before a McCain rally. “We will have a respectful debate,” McCain insisted afterward. But pretending to douse flames that you are busy fanning does not qualify as straight talk. Continue reading