Calls for Papers

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    Open Philosophy is an international Open Access, peer-reviewed academic journal covering all areas of philosophy. The objective of Open Philosophy is to foster free exchange of ideas and provide an appropriate platform for presenting, discussing and disseminating new concepts, current trends, theoretical developments and research findings related to the broadest philosophical spectrum. The journal does not favour any particular philosophical school, perspective or methodology.

     

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    Accepting papers or presentations on any topic in applied ethics and applied politics. see more

    *Call For Papers*

    CANADIAN SOCIETY FOR THE STUDY OF PRACTICAL ETHICS (CSSPE)

    2019 ANNUAL CONFERENCE: "Circles of Conversation" (Congress 2019 theme)

     

    When: June1-3, 2019

    Where: University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC

    We invite submissions for papers and presentations on any topic in applied ethics and applied politics, broadly understood.  Interdisciplinary papers and panel proposals are welcome.

     

    Abstracts should be no more than 300 words, prepared for blind review, and are due by January 20, 2018.  Please send files that are Word, Rich Text, or Pages format.  We prefer not to deal with PDF files where possible.

    Please send your abstract to the association Secretary, Kira Tomsons at tomsonsk@douglascollege.ca

     

    Students are eligible for the Don MacNiven Student Essay Prize. If the abstract is selected for the conference, a paper suitable for a 20 minute presentation must be submitted along with proof of student status by March 20, 2016 to be eligible for the essay prize, which is an offer of publication in the online journal managed by the CSSPE.    Presentation at the conference is necessary to be eligible.

     

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    The APT invites proposals for its annual conference to be held October 24th-26th, 2019. see more

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    *CALL FOR PAPERS*

    2019 Association for Political Theory

    Proposal Deadline: Monday, February 4, 2019

     

     

    The Association for Political Theory Annual Conference
    University of California, Irvine
    October 24th-26th, 2019

    Program Committee Co-Chairs:
    Hagar Kotef (SOAS University of London) and
    Neil Roberts (Williams College)

     

    The Association for Political Theory (APT) invites proposals from faculty members, independent scholars, and ABD graduate students for its annual conference to be held October 24th-26th, 2019, at the campus of the University of California, Irvine. We will consider papers on all topics in political theory, political philosophy and their cognate disciplines, from scholars working in any field at any institution. We also encourage faculty members to volunteer to serve as chairs and/or discussants.

     

    How to apply:
     

    (1) Proposers must be members of the Association (membership is free). If you are not yet a member, please submit an application at: https://associationforpoliticaltheory.org/Member_Sign_Up by February 1, 2019.
     

    (2) Abstracts of 300-400 words are due by midnight PST on Monday, February 4, 2019 at: https://associationforpoliticaltheory.org/Paper_Proposal_Form (you must log on to submit). Each member may submit one proposal and may be a co-author on one proposal submitted by someone else. The APT conference does not accept full panel or roundtable proposals.

     

    Thursday Programming and applying for workshop panels: 

    This year the APT will extend some of its programming into Thursday by holding three to four workshop panels on that day.  Workshops of this type were formerly held during the first session on Saturday.  We realize that not everyone can attend the conference on Thursday but if you are interested in presenting your paper at a Thursday workshop panel, please indicate on your proposal form that you would like to be considered and that you are willing to fulfil the commitments it requires. Workshop panels will consist of three presenters and a chair; but instead of a traditional discussant, the panelists and pre-registered audience members will read all papers and prepare written comments for the presenters by the beginning of the conference. At the conference, participants will spend approximately 30 minutes workshopping each of the papers. We will designate these panels only after the PC has evaluated the proposals.

     

    Additional Thursday programming will include other events such as the First Book Manuscript Workshop and a plenary roundtable featuring scholars from UC-Irvine and other institutions in California. A reception shall follow.

     

    Chairs and Discussants: 

    If you are proposing a paper and wish to participate as a chair and/or discussant on another panel, please indicate your areas of expertise in the relevant box on the proposal form. If you are willing to participate as a chair and/or discussant without making a paper proposal, please fill out the form available at: https://associationforpoliticaltheory.org/C_D_Volunteer_Form. Chairs and discussants must have a Ph.D.

     

    Pre-circulation requirement: 

    Presenters on Thursday workshop panels must submit their papers electronically to the paper archive on the APT website no later than September 27, 2019. All other presenters must submit their papers to the archive no later than October 4, 2019. The archive will be password-protected so that access is limited to members of APT. Presenters who do not meet these deadlines will not be able to propose a paper for the following year’s conference.

     

    Questions and assistance: 

    For questions about the program or proposal guidelines, please contact one of the Program Committee Co-Chairs, Hagar Kotef (hagar.kotef@soas.ac.uk) and Neil Roberts (Neil.Roberts@williams.edu). If you have any difficulties submitting a proposal, please contact APT at communications@associationforpoliticaltheory.org.

     

    To learn more about the Association and its annual conference please visit the APT website at https://associationforpoliticaltheory.org/.

     

     

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    Le français suit

    Canadian Philosophical Association

    Call for Papers

    2019 Annual Congress

    The University of British Columbia

    Vancouver, British Columbia June 1 to June 4, 2019

     

    ALL SUBMITTERS:

      1) Everyone submitting an individual paper must be a current CPA member.  On-line payment is available through the CPA website.  

      2) Partial reimbursement of travel costs is only available to students, part-time faculty and unemployed members. 

     

    SUBMITTED PAPERS:

      1) All texts must be submitted in English or in French through EasyChair. Authors must be registered with EasyChair; registration is free. The deadline for submitting is midnight Monday, January 14  2019

      2) Submissions must be prepared for anonymous refereeing: all identifying information must be removed.

      3)  Limit of two submissions per author, though only one paper can be presented in each official language.

      4) Limit of one submission in any one discipline (see below).

    There are two formats for individual paper submissions.

     a)  Submit a completed paper of no more than 3500 words. Papers exceeding this word count will not be considered.  Word count does not include the bibliography, notes or abstract. Submitted papers must include an abstract of no more than 100 words. Accepted papers will be scheduled for hour-long sessions with assigned commentators.

     b)  Submit an abstract of no more than 500 words (excluding bibliography). Accepted abstracts will be scheduled for half-hour sessions but will not be assigned commentators. Abstracts are not eligible for essay prizes.

    - Individuals interested in chairing a session or commenting on a papeshould submit their information through this link by March 15, 2019

    - Submitters are invited to identify themselves as students or faculty in order to be eligible for the Student Essay Prizes or for the Faculty Essay Prizes Only complete paper submissions are eligible for the prizes.

     

     

    DISCIPLINES

    In order to help determine which member of the program committee their submission goes to, paper and symposium submitters should select one of the following disciplines for each submission. 

    1.   History of philosophy

    2.   Contemporary European philosophy

    3.   Social & political philosophy

    4.    Philosophy of law

    5.    Decision theory

    6.    Logic and Philosophy of mathematics

    7.    Philosophy of language

    8.   Philosophy of mind

      9.   Ancient & medieval philosophy

    10.   Philosophy of arts & aesthetics

    11.   Metaphysics

    12.   Philosophy of religion

    13.   Philosophy of science

    14.  Feminist philosophy

    15.   Normative Ethics

    16. Applied ethics

    17.  Metaethics 

    18: Moral psychology

    19.  Epistemology  

    20.   Non-Western philosophy

    21.   Philosophy of cognitive sciences

    Programme Chair  

    Chris Stephens    Email: chris.stephens@ubc.ca

    CPA Executive Director

    Jennifer Burns    Email: administration@acpcpa.ca

     

     


     

    Association canadienne de philosophie

         APPEL DE COMMUNICATIONS

    Congrès annuel 2019

    Université de la Colombie-Britannique

    Vancouver, C-B du 1 au 4 juin 2019

     


    POUR SOUMETTRE : 
     1)    Toutes les personnes qui soumettent des textes individuels doivent être membres en règle de l’ACP. Le paiement en ligne est disponible sur le site Web de l’ACP.

    2)    Un remboursement partiel des dépenses de trajet sera disponible pour les étudiant-e-s, pour le corps professoral à temps partiel et pour les membres sans emploi.


    TEXTES SOUMIS POUR ÉVALUATION :
     1)    Tous les textes doivent être soumis en français ou en anglais par le biais du Service de conférence EasyChair. Les auteur-e-s doivent être inscrit-e-s auprès d’EasyChair; l’inscription est gratuite.  L’échéance pour la soumission de textes est fixée à minuit le lundi 14 janvier 2019. Veuillez indiquer la discipline [voir la liste ci-dessous] à laquelle le texte doit être soumis.   


     2)    Les textes soumis doivent être préparés en vue d’un arbitrage à double insu : tout renseignement pouvant identifier l’auteur-e doit être supprimé. 


     3)    Limite de deux textes par auteur-e; un seul texte sera présenté.


    4)    Limite d’un texte par discipline; limite d’une discipline par texte.


    Il y a deux types de soumissions individuelles:


        a) Soumission longue, soit un texte ne comportant pas plus de 3500 mots. Les textes plus longs ne seront pas considérés. Le nombre de mots n’inclut pas la bibliographie, le résumé et les notes. La soumission doit inclure un résumé d’un maximum de 100 mots. Les textes acceptés seront présentés dans des séances d’une heure et se verront assigner un-e commentateur-trice.


        b) Soumission d’un résumé ne comportant pas plus de 500 mots (excluant la bibliographie). Les résumés acceptés seront présentés dans des séances d’une demi-heure et n’auront pas de commentaire. Les résumés ne sont pas éligibles aux prix de l’essai.


       - Les personnes désirant présider une session ou commenter des textes doivent soumettre leurs informations avant le 15 mars 2019 en utilisant ce lien

      - Les personnes qui soumettent un texte sont invité-e-s à s’identifier comme étudiant-e-s ou comme professeur-e-s,  afin d’être éligibles aux Prix de l’essai d’étudiant-e-s ou aux Prix de l’essai de professeur-e-s.  Seules les soumissions longues sont éligibles à ces prix.

     

     

    DISCIPLINES 

    1. Histoire de la philosophie
     2. Philosophie européenne contemporaine  
     3. Philosophie sociale et politique
     4. Philosophie du droit
     5. Théorie de la décision
     6. Logique et philosophie des mathématiques
     7. Philosophie du langage

     8. Philosophie de l’esprit
     9. Philosophie ancienne et philosophie médiévale
     10. Philosophie des arts et esthétique
     11. Métaphysique
     12. Philosophie de la religion
     13. Philosophie des sciences
     14. Philosophie féministe

    15. Éthique normative 
     16. Éthique appliquée
     17. Métaéthique
     18. Psychologie morale
     19. Épistémologie
     20. Philosophie non-occidentales
     21. Philosophie des sciences cognitives 

     

    PRÉSIDENT DU PROGRAMME:

    Chris Stephens    Courriel: chris.stephens@ubc.ca

     

    DIRECTRICE DE L’ACP

    Jennifer Burns   Courriel: administration@acpcpa.ca

     

     

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    *Call for Papers* 

    Second Bochum Early Career Researcher Workshop in Philosophy of Mind

    and of Cognitive Science

     

     

     

    Date: June 13th - June 14th, 2019

    Location: Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany

    Submission deadline: March 17th, 2019

     

    Keynote speakers: Onur Güntürkün and Rebekka Hufendiek

    This workshop offers early career researchers in philosophy of mind and cognitive science an opportunity for in-depth discussion and feedback on their work. Each accepted speaker will be paired with an early career researcher from the RUB working on a connected topic. The paired speakers will receive each other’s papers in advance, and prepare a detailed commentary. Each paper will then get 1 hour: 30 minutes for the speaker’s talk, 10 minutes for the paired speaker’s commentary, and 20 minutes for discussion.

     

    We invite papers in philosophy of mind and cognitive science, broadly understood. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

    • Epistemology of perception

    • Mental representations

    • The role of language and metaphors in cognition

    • Social cognition and joint action

    • The problem of consciousness

    • Naturalization of intentionality

    • Animal cognition and comparative psychology

     

    Funds have been requested and we hope to support participants in travelling to and staying in Bochum.

     

    Conference organizers:

    Krys Dolega, Judith Martens, Andrea Pace Giannotta, Luke Roelofs, Elmarie Venter, Alfredo Vernazzani, Julia Wolf

     

    Eligibility:

    Submissions are invited from PhD students or researchers who received their PhD less than 2 years before the submission deadline.

     

    Submission instructions

    Abstracts ready for blind review (1000 words) with a separate cover sheet (listing name, contact information, institutional affiliation, and date of PhD conferral or expected conferral) should be submitted to bochumgradconf@gmail.com by March 17th, 2019. Notifications of acceptance will be sent by March 27th. Accepted speakers will be asked to send their full papers (of no more than 10,000 words) by May 17th.

     

    For any queries and clarifications please do not hesitate to contact us at: luke.mf.roelofs@gmail.com  

     

     

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    Our conference theme is “Feminism and Food.” Le thème porte sur le féminisme et l'alimentation. see more

    *CALL FOR PAPERS (and abstracts)*

    Feminism and Food

     

    October 25-27, 2019

    University of Guelph

     

     

     (le français ensuite)

    The Canadian Society for Women in Philosophy invites papers and panel proposals from all areas of philosophy and all philosophical approaches, including and not limited to analytic, continental, and historically oriented philosophy. Submissions related to the theme are especially welcome. Submissions of long abstracts (1000 words) are invited for eventual presentation of papers not exceeding 3000 words. Deadline: 12am EST, February 1, 2019. Email cswipsubmissions2019 at gmail dot com   

     

    Our conference theme is “Feminism and Food.” This conference asks participants to consider how food, as a topic worthy of philosophical investigation, is related to feminist challenges to traditional discourse. How has food been discussed in the history of philosophy, or overlooked? How has feminist philosophical scholarship taken into account issues including the ethics and politics of food production, availability, and consumption? What counts as food, and how are metaphysical claims regarding the nature of food related to our attitudes to animals, to climate, and to cultural geographies?

     

    Topics may include but are not limited to the following:

    Disability Feminism and Food Justice

    Food in the Anthropocene 

    Indigenous Food

    Anti-colonial Food Justice

    Hunting and/or/versus Farming

    Ethical Eating 

    Feminist Cooking

    Hospitality

    Diet Culture

    Orthorexia

    Gender and Gardening

    Food Justice and Gender Justice

    Food Deserts

    Food and Literacy

    Women and Food in Media and Marketing

    Feeding and Eating With Nonhuman Friends

     

    Please email the 1000 word abstract as a double-spaced document in Word or PDF, prepared for fully anonymous review. In your email, please provide your contact information and brief biographical material (for our SSHRC application), including: your institutional affiliation and degrees (starting with the most recent and specifying the discipline); recent positions and a few publications, especially those relevant to the event. We encourage all graduate students to indicate if they plan to submit the full versions of their papers for consideration for the 2019 Jean Harvey Student Award. To do so, please indicate in the body of your email that you would like for the paper to be considered. In that case, the completed paper, not exceeding 3000 words and prepared for anonymous review, must be submitted by 12am EST, Thursday July 11, 2019.

     

    Panel proposal submissions: Please submit two separate documents. 1) A panel proposal, including paper abstracts, for anonymous review. 2) A document with all panelist names and biographical information for the SSHRC application.  

     

    This conference will prioritize accessibility. Guidelines for accessible presentations will be distributed with successful participant notifications. Conference rooms and the reception space are wheelchair accessible, and information about wheelchair accessible transportation and accommodations will be available by the time of participant notifications. Participants will be asked to use microphones for all talks and for discussion periods. Food will be vegan/vegetarian, and there will be space on the registration form to note food allergies and sensitivities. Participants are asked not to bring or wear strong scents. A quiet room will be available.  Further information, such as information about childcare, breastfeeding and change room areas, and transportation to and from Guelph will be available soon athttp://www.cswip.ca and also upon request. All conference participants will be asked to identify any presentation technologies and/or other supports required to participate, and anything else that can help mitigate potential barriers to participation. All information will be kept confidential. Please send all submissions to the following address: cswipsubmissions2019 at gmail dot com

     

     

     

     

    *APPEL À COMMUNICATIONS (ET À RÉSUMÉS)*

     

    Le féminisme et l’alimentation

     

    25 au 27 octobre, 2019

    Université de Guelph

     

    La société canadienne pour les femmes en philosophie vous invite à soumettre vos propositions de communications ou de tables rondes dans tous les domaines de la philosophie et incluant mais ne se limitant pas aux approches analytiques, continentales ou historiques. Les soumissions reliées au thème de la conférence sont particulièrement bienvenues. Vous pouvez soumettre un long résumé (1000 mots) qui formera la base d’une présentation qui n’excède pas 3000 mots.

    Date limite : 1er février 2019 à minuit (HNE)

    Courriel : cswipsubmissions2019 arobas gmail point com

     

    Le thème de notre conférence porte sur le féminisme et l’alimentation. Nous demandons aux participantes et participants de considérer comment l’alimentation, comme sujet de recherche philosophique, est reliée aux contestations féministes du discours traditionnel. Comment la nourriture a-t-elle été abordée ou négligée dans l’histoire de la philosophie? Comment les recherches féministes prennent-elles en compte l’éthique et la politique de la production, la disponibilité et la consommation des denrées alimentaires? Qu’est-ce qui compte comme de la nourriture? Comment les thèses métaphysiques concernant la nourriture sont-elles reliées à nos attitudes envers les animaux, le climat, et les géographies culturelles?

     

    Les sujets abordés peuvent inclure entre autres:

     

    Les théories féministes du handicap et la justice alimentaire

    Alimentation et anthropocène

    Alimentation autochtone

    Justice alimentaire anticoloniale

    La chasse et/ou/versus l’agriculture

    Manger éthiquement

    La cuisine féministe

    L’hôtellerie

    La culture des régimes

    L’orthorexie

    Le genre et le jardinage

    La justice alimentaire et la justice de genre

    Les déserts alimentaires

    La nourriture et la littératie

    Les femmes et la nourriture dans les medias et le marketing

    Nourrir et manger avec nos amis non-humains

     

     

     

    Votre résumé de 1000 mots doit être à double interligne en format Word ou PDF et préparé pour évaluation anonyme. Dans le corps de votre courriel, indiquez vos coordonnées et fournissez une courte biographie (pour notre demande de subvention au CRSH) qui inclut : votre affiliation institutionnelle, vos diplômes (en commençant par le plus récent et en indiquant la discipline), vos postes récents, et quelques publications, surtout si elles sont en lien avec le thème de notre conférence. Nous encourageons les étudiantes et étudiants des cycles supérieurs à mentionner dans le corps de leur courriel s’ils désirent que la version complète de leur communication soit considérée pour le Prix étudiant Jean Harvey 2019. Pour être considéré, le texte complet de la communication, n’excédant pas 3000 mots et préparé pour évaluation anonyme, doit être soumis au plus tard à minuit (HNE) le jeudi 11 juillet 2019.

     

    Propositions de tables rondes: Veuillez soumettre deux documents séparés: 1) une proposition de table ronde préparée pour évaluation anonyme qui inclut les résumés de toutes les présentations, et 2) un document contenant le nom et les informations biographiques (pour notre demande de subvention au CRSH) de tous les panélistes.

     

    Cette conférence mettra l’accent sur l’accessibilité. Des instructions pour rendre les communications accessibles seront distribuées à tous les participants et participantes dont la proposition de communication sera retenue. Les salles de conférences et de réceptions sont accessibles en fauteuil roulant et des informations concernant le transport adapté et l’hébergement accessible en fauteuil roulant seront disponibles en même temps que les lettres d’acceptation. Les participants et participantes devront utiliser un microphone pour toutes leurs interventions. La nourriture sera végétarienne/végétalienne, et vous pourrez nous faire part de toute allergie ou intolérance alimentaire sur votre formulaire d’inscription. Nous demandons aux participants et participantes de ne pas porter de parfums ou fragrances fortes. Une salle de repos sera disponible. Des informations supplémentaires au sujet, par exemple, de la garde d’enfants, des espaces d’allaitement et des tables à langer, ainsi que du transport entre l’hôtel et l’université seront disponibles sous peu au www.cswip.ca et aussi sur demande. Les participants et participantes sont priés de nous faire part de tout soutien, technologique ou autre, requis pour minimiser tout obstacle à leur participation pleine et entière. Toute information sera gardée confidentielle.

     

    Veuillez faire parvenir vos soumissions à l’adresse courriel suivante : cswipsubmissions2019 arobas gmail point com

     

     

     

     

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    *APPEL À COMMUNICATIONS* 

    COLLOQUE INTERNATIONAL ET INTERDISCIPLINAIRE 2019 POUR ÉTUDIANTS ET NOUVEAUX CHERCHEURS :

    IMMIGRATION, DIVERSITÉ ETHNOCULTURELLE ET CITOYENNETÉ


    Mercredi, 1er mai 2019 
     

    Salle D-R200, pavillon Athanase-David, UQAM 
    (1430 rue Saint-Denis/métro Berri-UQAM)  

     

    Date limite pour recevoir les propositions :  

    Vendredi, 15 février 2019, 17 heures 

     

    Le Centre de recherche en immigration, ethnicité et citoyenneté (CRIEC) invite les étudiantes et étudiants des cycles supérieurs, ainsi que les chercheur.e.s en début de carrière à participer à son colloque international et interdisciplinaire. Les communications pourront aborder un large éventail de questions liées à l’immigration, la diversité ethnoculturelle ou la citoyenneté. Plus largement, les propositions qui s’inscrivent dans un des principaux champs d’intérêt de du Centre seront privilégiées. 

     

    Axe 1 : Gestion des mobilités: enjeux de sécurité et d’insécurité 

    Axe 2 : Citoyenneté, droit(s) et processus de subjectivation et d’assujettissement 

    Axe 3 : L’insertion des immigrants dans les espaces du travail et les organisations 

    Axe 4 : Intégration, exclusions, et processus identitaires 

     

    Une présentation exhaustive des champs d’intérêt du Centre se trouve sur le site Internet : http://criec.uqam.ca/recherches/axes-de-recherche.html

     

     

    CONSIGNES : Les communications auront pour but de faire état des recherches en cours ou récemment achevées, et des résultats obtenus au moment de la rédaction. Les propositions de communication (maximum de 250 mots) devront être rédigées en français sur le formulaire « projet de communication CRIEC » disponible au: www.criec.uqam.ca. La durée de chaque communication est de 15 minutes. 

     

     

    DATE LIMITE : Nous invitons les candidates et candidats à retourner le formulaire par voie électronique à l’adresse suivante : criec@uqam.ca au plus tard le 15 février 2019, 17 heures.  

     

    Une confirmation sera transmise dès réception de la proposition. Par la suite, un comité scientifique du CRIEC évaluera les propositions et communiquera sa décision aux personnes sélectionnées avant le 15 mars 2019

     

    Pour plus d'informations, veuillez consulter le site Internet du CRIEC : 

     

     

    Organisé par : 

    Le Centre de recherche en immigration, ethnicité et citoyenneté, Université du Québec à Montréal 

     

    Sous la responsabilité du Comité scientifique du Centre de recherche en immigration, ethnicité et citoyenneté, Université du Québec à Montréal 

     

     

     

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    *Call for Papers, Posters and Contributed Symposia*

     

    EuroCogSci 2019

    SITUATED MINDS AND FLEXIBLE COGNITION

     

    The conference EuroCogSci 2019 aims at providing a platform for discussing the most recent developments in Cognitive Science. It will feature contributed papers, symposia, and posters covering all subfields of cognitive science, bringing together a large number of experts from Europe and overseas.

     

    Venue: Ruhr-Universität Bochum

    Start: Monday, September 2nd, 2019

    End: Wednesday, September 4th, 2019

     

    Keynote Speaker:

    Lawrence Barsalou (University of Glasgow) Julia Fischer (Universität Göttingen) Patrick Haggard (UCL, London) Asifa Majid (Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics) Brian McLaughlin (Rutgers University) Natalie Sebanz (CEU, Hungary) John Spencer (University of East Anglia)

     

    Invited Symposium I: Situated Robotics and its Applications Minoru Asada (Osaka University) and Etienne Burdet (Imperial College London)

     

    Invited Symposium II: Evolutionary Robotics Dario Floreano (EPFL) and Partica A. Vargas (Heriot-Watt University)

     

    Local organizing team:

    Albert Newen (main organizer), Sabrina Coninx, Onur Güntürkün, Dorothea Kolossa, Beate Krickel, Jonas Rose, Tobias Schlicht, Gregor Schöner, Alfredo Vernazzani, Markus Werning, Pascale Willemsen

     

    Call for Contributed Symposia

    We encourage the joint submission of thematically related papers of a key research topic as symposia. More information at: https://www.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/philosophy/EuroCogSci2019/call-for-contributed-symposia

    The deadline for submission of symposia proposals: 31 January 2019

     

    Call for Papers and Posters

    We invite contributions on recent research in any subfield of cognitive science. More information at: https://www.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/philosophy/EuroCogSci2019/call-for-papers-and-posters

    The deadline for submission of papers & posters: 31 March 2019

     

    Call for Registration: a detailed call will be sent out later.

     

    Contact information: EuroCogSci2019@rub.de

     

     

     

     

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    University of Toronto Scarborough’s Annual International Undergraduate Philosophy Conference see more

    *Call for Papers*

    University of Toronto at Scarborough

     Association of Philosophy Students 2019 Conference
     

    Topic: Ancient Philosophy, including but not limited to Ancient Greek & Roman Philosophy

     

    Keynote Speaker: Mark Johnstone of McMaster University

    Submission Deadline: February, 1st, 2019
    Conference Date: March 16th, 2019

    The University of Toronto Scarborough’s Annual International Undergraduate Philosophy Conference showcases undergraduate work in philosophy. We will be selecting four papers for presentation at this year’s conference. The papers are selected through a blind review process by University of Toronto undergraduates at the Scarborough Campus. If selected you will be expected to present a 20-30 minute talk followed by comments from a UTSC student and a Q&A period.

    The theme for this year's conference is Ancient Philosophy. Mark Johnstone of McMaster University will be our keynote speaker. He will be presenting a paper on Aristotle’s conception of the soul. We would also like to stress that the topic includes but is not limited to Ancient Greek & Roman Philosophy and we encourage the submission of work based on non-western sources.

    APS also offers students up to $500.00 CAD in expense reimbursements if they are selected for the conference!

    The APS is committed to maintaining an inclusive atmosphere for the duration of our conference. If you have any accommodation needs to ensure your full participation in the event, we will be more than willing to work with you, given adequate notice, to ensure those needs are taken care of. Please contact us at utsc.aps@gmail.com for any accessibility related questions or concerns.

    GENERAL SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

    1. Include: (1) author’s name, (2) paper title, (3) institution, (4) mailing address, (5) telephone number in the body of the email, and (6) email address.

    2. Papers must be submitted with a cover page including only the title, and abstract the paper. Please do not place any of your personal information in the body of the paper, as your paper will be subject to blind review.

    3. Submissions must be titled and be accompanied by a concise abstract introducing the author’s topic and summarizing the paper’s central thesis, which should be around 150 words.

    4. Submissions should be under 3,000 words not including the abstract.

    5. Acceptable document formats for submissions include PDF, and DOCX.

    6. Please email all submissions to utsc.philconf.submissions@gmail.com.

    7. Please email any questions or concerns to utsc.aps@gmail.com.

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     Existential and Phenomenological Theory and Culture / Théorie et culture existentialistes et phénoménologiques

    Call for Papers 2019

    Le français suit.

    Founded in 2003, the Society for Existential and Phenomenological Theory and Culture (EPTC) is a Canadian-based international academic society that aims to promote rigorous scholarship drawn from the traditions of existentialism and phenomenology, broadly construed. In addition to theoretical work on core philosophical issues and figures, we are especially interested in providing a forum for showcasing practical and applied research, as well as cross and interdisciplinary developments of existential and phenomenological themes.

    Our 2019 meeting will be held in the first week of June at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, in conjunction with the annual Congress of the Canadian Federation for the Social Sciences and Humanities.

    Interested authors should submit the following electronically in .doc, .docx, or .rtf format:

    1. A copy of your paper, not more than 4000 words, and prepared for anonymous review (identifiable by paper title only), and

    2. A separate abstract, not more than 100 words, listing the paper’s title, author’s name, complete mailing address, institutional affiliation, and email address

     

    To ensure high standards of scholarship, all submissions are subject to a double-blind review process. Accepted authors will have thirty minutes to present their paper, followed by a ten-minute commentary and a twenty-minute discussion period.

    While we strongly prefer complete papers, we will also consider long abstracts (7501000 words, plus bibliography). Please prepare this for anonymous review, and submit along with a separate cover sheet listing the title, author’s name, address, etc. Please also include a short CV, and note that if accepted, complete papers will be due by April 1.

    If you are interested in either presenting a commentary (of not more than 1000 words) on a paper, or chairing a session, please submit a brief email note to this effect, including your name, complete mailing address, institutional affiliation, email address, and relevant areas of interest.

    EPTC is able to waive registration fees for a few participants each year. Such awards will be made according to criteria of financial need and quality of paper at the discretion of the conference program coordinator. Non-tenure-stream participants interested in this award should include a note to this effect in their submission materials.

    The submission deadline for the above materials is January 7, 2019. Submissions should be sent to: eptc.tcep@gmail.com.


    Théorie et culture existentialistes et phénoménologiques / Existential and Phenomenological Theory and Culture

    Appel à contributions 2019

    Fondée en 2003, Théorie et culture existentialistes et phénoménologiques (TCEP) est une société académique canadienne d’envergure internationale dont la mission est de promouvoir la recherche inspirée, au sens large, des traditions existentialiste ou phénoménologique. En plus de s’intéresser aux travaux théoriques portant sur des sujets et personnalités du monde philosophique, la TCEP offre une vitrine aux travaux de recherche pratique ou appliquée ainsi qu’à la recherche multi ou interdisciplinaire portant sur des thématiques existentialiste ou phénoménologique.

    Notre réunion pour 2019 aura lieu durant la première semaine de juin à l’Université de la ColombieBritannique à Vancouver, conjointement avec le Congrès de la Fédération des sciences humaines.

    Les auteurs intéressés devront soumettre les documents suivants par voie électronique en format .doc, .docx ou .rtf :

    1. un exemplaire de votre article (d’au plus 4 000mots) soumis de manière anonyme, soit uniquement avec son titre, et

    2. un résumé sur un document distinct (d’au plus 100 mots) sur lequel se trouvent le titre de l’article, le nom de l’auteur, l’adresse postale et électronique et l’affiliation institutionnelle.

     

    Afin de maintenir un haut niveau de qualité, tous les dossiers seront soumis à une évaluation à double insu. Les auteurs retenus auront trente minutes pour présenter leur article, s’ensuivra une dizaine de minutes d’observations ainsi qu’une discussion d’une vingtaine de minutes.

    Bien que nous préférions vivement recevoir des articles complets, nous considérerons aussi des résumés approfondis (7501000 mots, ainsi qu’une bibliographie). Ceci doit être soumis de manière anonyme, accompagné d’un document distinct sur lequel se trouvent le titre, le nom de l’auteur, les adresses, etc. Veuillez également fournir un bref CV, et prendre note que dans les cas des résumés retenus, les articles complets devront être remis au plus tard le 1 avril.

    Si vous souhaitez commenter (en moins de 1000 mots) sur un article ou présider une séance, veuillez nous contacter par courriel en nous indiquant votre nom, votre adresse postale et électronique, votre affiliation institutionnelle ainsi que tous vos centres d’intérêt pertinents.

    Chaque année, la TCEP est en mesure d’annuler les frais d’inscription de quelques délégués. Cette décision du coordonnateur des activités du Congrès s’appuie sur la situation financière et la qualité de la présentation du participant. Les délégués non permanents souhaitant recevoir cette aide sont appelés à en faire la demande lors de la soumission de leur dossier.

    La date limite pour soumettre les documents susmentionnés est le 7 janvier 2019. Les dossiers doivent être envoyés à:  eptc.tcep@gmail.com    

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    CALL FOR PAPERS / APPEL DE COMMUNICATIONS Annual Symposium THE CANADIAN JACQUES MARITAIN ASSOCIATION see more

    *CALL FOR PAPERS / APPEL DE COMMUNICATIONS*
    Annual Symposium
    THE CANADIAN JACQUES MARITAIN ASSOCIATION / /

    L'ASSOCIATION CANADIENNE JACQUES-MARITAIN

    Friday/Saturday, November 16-17, 2018

    Dominican University College, Ottawa, ON
    96 Empress St., Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
     

     

     

    Is Philosophy at a Crossroads in Education?

     

    Seventy-five years ago, in 1943, Jacques Maritain published his Education at the Crossroads, his major contribution to the philosophy of education.  In that work, Maritain recognized that there were major challenges to education and that the understanding of education was at a crossroads, and so he sought to find a way to reorient thinking about education. Maritain’s solution was, in part, to look at the nature of the human person, and to show that students are to be developed in a context where all disciplines are represented, where rational discernment is always to be pursued, but where religious traditions have an essential place. Maritain’s work had a significant impact on the philosophy of education of his time, and it was a consistent theme throughout the writings of the late Fr. Mario O. D’Souza C.S.B. (1956-2017) to whose memory this conference is dedicated.


    Today, a similar challenge in education is, arguably, present – one that raises the question whether even philosophy should have a place in educational institutions. Philosophy, then, seems to be at a crossroads in education.  In the classical tradition of liberal education, attention to and development of the whole person was central. This education was not primarily a training for employment and philosophy was neither ignored, nor relegated to the margins by the social sciences, nor used primarily as a tool to dismantle attempts to understand meaningful human interaction and the truth.  Today, however, the ways in which philosophy is frequently present in education – as a sometimes inward-looking, technical activity, removed from questions of wisdom and virtue, or as a seed-bed for social activism – may, ironically, challenge philosophy continuing to have a place therein.


    Proposals for papers dealing directly with the role of philosophy in education, classical liberal education, or the contribution of trends, such as postmodernism, to education, are welcome.  Proposals dealing directly with Maritain’s philosophy of education are especially welcome. 


    We invite papers, in English or French, relating to the conference theme. Selected papers will be published in Études maritainiennes-Maritain Studies.


    Those who wish to present a paper should send a one-page abstract or proposal to:


    Dr William Sweet
    Department of Philosophy
    St Francis Xavier University
    Box 5000
    Antigonish, NS  B2G 2W5  Canada
    e-mail: wsweet@stfx.ca

    Deadline for submission of proposals: September 1, 2018


    Papers should not exceed 35 minutes reading time.

     

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     *CALL FOR PAPERS / APPEL DE COMMUNICATIONS* 


    Symposium / Colloque

    *Revisiting the Universal Declaration of Human Rights*

    a symposium sponsored by Canadian Jacques Maritain Association
    un colloque international co-parainé par l'association canadienne Jacques Maritain
    in association with the Canadian Philosophical Association 
    en collaboration avec l'Association canadienne de philosophie

    June 6-7 juin, 2018

    Locale /Conference Venue: 
    Université du Québec à Montréal
    Montréal, Québec



     

    Adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) enumerates some 29 rights and freedoms that were to serve as “a common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations.” The product of the work of scholars from twenty countries from around the world, and inspired by the writings of figures such as Jacques Maritain, this Declaration has had a profound influence, not only on the practice and respect of human rights in general, but on international law, on national liberation movements, on regional and domestic legal systems, on how we conceive of respect for persons, and on the practice of many fields of study, to name but a few areas.

     

    But are all the rights and freedoms of the UDHR relevant today, on its 70th anniversary? Some scholars argue that the content and meaning of many of these rights are tied to the cultures of western nations; that the UDHR has been used by some countries to continue a policy of neo-colonialism; and that some of these rights and freedoms cannot be sustained in an ecologically fragile and increasingly pluralistic world.

     

    This conference aims to revisit the UDHR and to ask questions such as: have any of these rights become problematic today and, if so, which ones, and why? are all the rights enumerated necessary or required to preserve respect for the human person? are there additional rights or freedoms that would warrant inclusion in the UDHR today?


    The CJMA welcomes proposals from individuals who are interested in presenting a paper at its 2018 spring conference. 

     We invite papers, in English or French, relating to the conference theme. 

    Those who wish to present a paper should send a one-page abstract or proposal to: 


    Dr William Sweet
    Department of Philosophy 
    St Francis Xavier University
    2329 Notre Dame Avenue
    Antigonish, NS  B2G 2W5  Canada
    tel: 1-902-867-2341; fax 1-902-867-3243
    wsweet@stfx.ca

    Deadline for submission of proposals: March 25, 2018 

     Papers should not exceed 35 minutes reading time. 

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    *Appel de propositions*
    8ème Séminaire québécois en philosophie moderne
    31 mai au 2 juin 2018


    Le Séminaire québécois en philosophie moderne est un colloque annuel bilingue en histoire de la philosophie moderne (couvrant, approximativement, la période allant de Montaigne à Kant) qui vise à favoriser l'échange intellectuel entre spécialistes francophones et anglophones de la philosophie moderne, particulièrement ceux provenant du Canada, des États-Unis et d'Europe. La prochaine édition de l'événement se tiendra à Trois-Rivières, du 31 mai au 2 juin 2018.


    Nous invitons des propositions de communication portant sur tous les aspects de l'histoire de la philosophie moderne. La durée des présentations sera d'environ 45 minutes. De plus, les personnes retenues pour le programme du Séminaire pourront publier en ligne leur contribution ou une autre dans la revue électronique consacrée à la philosophie moderne, Studia de philosophia moderna (Cahiers du Séminaire québécois en philosophie moderne).


    Veuillez soumettre un résumé de votre proposition de présentation d’1 à 1,5 page à simple interligne (500-750 mots) avant le 19 mars 2018 à Syliane Malinowski-Charles et Alexandre Rouette. Les propositions seront évaluées par un comité ad hoc. Les frais de voyage ne sont pas pris en charge.


    Conférencière invitée : Martha Brandt Bolton (
    Rutger School of Arts and Sciences, New Jersey)


    Call for papers 2018
    8th Quebec Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy
    May 31st to 2nd of June 2018

     

    The Quebec seminar in early modern philosophy is a bilingual annual conference in the history of early modern philosophy (roughly, the period from Montaigne to Kant). Its specific aim is to foster the exchange of ideas among scholars of early modern philosophy from French and English language, particularly from Canada, the United States, and Europe. Its next edition will be held from May 31st to 2nd of June 2018 in Trois-Rivières.


    Papers on any topic in the history of early modern philosophy are welcome for presentation at the Quebec Seminar. The reading time should be approximately 45 minutes. In addition, those having presented a paper at the Seminar will be able to publish their contribution (or another) in a new online journal dedicated to EMP, the Studia de philosophia moderna (Working Papers of the Quebec Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy).


    Please submit an abstract of 500 to 750 words (1 to 1.5 page, single-spaced) no later than 19th of March, 2018 to both Syliane Malinowski-Charles and Alexandre Rouette. All proposals will be evaluated by an ad hoc committee. Travel expenses are at participant’s charge.


    Please note:
    People submitting an abstract in English are expected to be able to follow the papers that will be presented in French (and reversely).


    Keynote speaker: Martha Brandt Bolton (Rutger School of Arts and Sciences, New Jersey)

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    CFP: 2018 Association for Political Theory, Haverford & Bryn Mawr Colleges, Oct 18-20 2018 see more

    *Call for Papers*


    2018 Association for Political Theory


    Proposal Deadline: Monday, February 5, 2018


    The Association for Political Theory Annual Conference
    Haverford and Bryn Mawr Colleges (Haverford and Bryn Mawr, PA)
    October 18-20, 2018

     

    Program Committee Co-Chairs:
    Onur Ulas Ince (Singapore Management University) and
    Ella Myers (University of Utah)

     

     

    The Association for Political Theory (APT) invites proposals from faculty members, independent scholars, and ABD graduate students for its annual conference to be held October 18-20, 2018, at the campuses of Haverford and Bryn Mawr Colleges. We will consider papers on all topics in political theory, political philosophy and their cognate disciplines, from scholars working in any field at any institution. We also encourage faculty members to volunteer to serve as chairs and/or discussants.
     
    How to apply:
    (1) Proposers must be members of the Association (membership is free). If you are not yet a member, please submit an application at https://apt-us.org/membership-application by February 1, 2018.


    (2) Abstracts of 300-400 words are due by midnight PST on Monday, February 5, 2018 at: https://apt-us.org/conference-proposal-form (you must log on to submit). Each participant may submit one proposal and may be a co-author on one proposal submitted by someone else. The APT conference does not accept full panel or roundtable proposals.
     
    Workshop Panel Format: Some APT panels are workshop panels. These will consist of three presenters and a chair; but instead of a traditional discussant, the panelists and pre-registered audience members will read all papers and prepare written comments for the presenters by the beginning of the conference. At the conference, participants will spend approximately 30 minutes workshopping each of the papers. You will indicate on your proposal form if you want us to consider your proposal for a workshop panel, and that you are willing to fulfill the commitments it requires. We will designate these panels only after the PC has evaluated the proposals.
     
    Chairs/Discussants: If you are proposing a paper and wish to participate as a chair and/or discussant on another panel, please indicate your areas of expertise in the relevant box on the proposal form. If you are willing to participate as a chair and/or discussant without making a paper proposal, please fill out the form available at: https://apt-us.org/chair-discussant-volunteer-form. Chairs and discussants must have a Ph.D.
     
    Pre-circulation requirement: Presenters on workshop panels must submit their papers electronically to the paper archive on the APT website no later than September 27, 2018. All other presenters must submit their papers to the archive no later than October 4, 2018. The archive will be password-protected so that access is limited to members of APT. Presenters who do not meet these deadlines will not be able to propose a paper for the following year’s conference.
     
    Questions and assistance: For questions about the program or proposal guidelines, please contact one of the Program Committee Co-Chairs, Onur Ulas Ince (ulasince@smu.edu.sg) and Ella Myers (ella.myers@utah.edu). If you have any difficulties submitting a proposal, please contact the APT webmaster at webmaster@apt-us.org.
     
    To learn more about the Association and its annual conference please visit the APT website at https://www.apt-us.org.  To see this CFP online, go to https://apt-us.org/2018_Conference_CFP.
     

     

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    35th International Social Philosophy Conference, Oakland University, Rochester, MI July 19-21 see more

    *Call for Abstracts*

    Thirty-Fifth International

    Social Philosophy Conference

    Sponsored by the North American Society for Social Philosophy

    with the Department of Philosophy, Oakland University, Rochester, MI

    July 19-21, 2018

     

    Keynote addressed by S. Matthew Liao and Serene Khader

     

     

    Proposals in all areas of social philosophy are welcome, but special attention will be devoted to:

    Health, Well-being, and Society

     

    Some possible paper topics include:

     

    ●     Public goods and citizen well-being

    ●     Civil obligation and social welfare

    ●     Holding elected officials accountable

    ●     Duties of Citizenship

    ●     The ethics of healthy living

    ●     Violence, society, and well-being

    ●     Education and societal flourishing

    ●     Inclusion versus marginalization

    ●     Health and marginalized communities

    ●     Free-markets and the common good

    ●     Defining health

    ●     Public institutions and well-being

    ●     The status of community in an age of political division

    ●     Entertainment, sport, and well-being.

    ●     Religious belief as a source of societal flourishing or disruption

    ●     The macro and micro dimensions of societal flourishing

    ●     Public Health and the Public Good

    ●     Food, Water, and Human Rights

    ●     Resource allocation

    ●     Immunization and social responsibility

    ●     Global health justice

    ●     Ableism and Public Health

    ●     Disability, accommodation, and the basic structure

    ●     Health, well-being and urban justice

    ●     Distributive Justice and Public Health

    ●     The social dimensions of well-being

    ●     Healthism

    ●     Bias in Health

    ●     Defining well-being

    ●     Health and Capabilities 

    ●     Capabilities Well-being

    ●     Biopolitics and Biopower

    ●     Harm Reduction and Philosophy

     

    We welcome submissions from both members and non-members, but we require that all presenters join the North American Society for Social Philosophy if their papers are accepted and if they present at the conference.

     

    Submission Deadline:  February 15, 2018. Please submit a 300 word abstract at: http://www.northamericansocietyforsocialphilosophy.org/call-for-abstracts/

     

    Questions? contact@northamericansocietyforsocialphilosophy.org

     

    The Program Committee:

    Kathryn Norlock, Trent University (chair)

    Geoff Karabin, Neumann University

    Jennifer Szende, Trent University

     

    Local host: Mark Navin, Oakland University, Rochester, MI.

     

    Members of the Program Committee may be reached at:
    program@northamericansocietyforsocialphilosophy.org

     

    NASSP Support for International Presenters

    The NASSP will waive fees for conference registration and for the banquet for those participants traveling from outside of the United States and Canada.

     

    NASSP Conference Awards for Graduate Students:

    The North American Society for Social Philosophy has established the NASSP Awards for Best Graduate Student Papers to promote new scholarship in social philosophy and to encourage student participation in our Conference.

     

    The winners of the annual prizes each receive $300. The prizes are awarded only to conference attendees, though there is no obligation to use the money for conference-related costs. Any graduate student enrolled in a program towards a degree beyond the B.A. or first university diploma is eligible.

     

    The paper may address any topic in social philosophy. Papers should be no more than 3,000 words (include a word count with submission), and they should conform to the requirements set out by the APA for colloquium submissions to annual Divisional meetings.

     

    Those who want to be considered for this award should send their full papers on or before February 15 to gradaward@northamericansocietyforsocialphilosophy.org – and they should also submit abstracts to the site by February 15, 2018.