Calls for Papers

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    Annual Symposium


    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

    Deadline for submission of proposals: September 1, 2018

    Papers should not exceed 35 minutes reading time.


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    Are all the rights and freedoms of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights relevant today? see more


    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

    Deadline for submission of proposals: March 25, 2018 

     Papers should not exceed 35 minutes reading time. 

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    Un colloque annuel bilingue en histoire de la philosophie moderne. see more

    *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 by February 1, 2018.

    (2) Abstracts of 300-400 words are due by midnight PST on Monday, February 5, 2018 at: (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: 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 ( and Ella Myers ( If you have any difficulties submitting a proposal, please contact the APT webmaster at
    To learn more about the Association and its annual conference please visit the APT website at  To see this CFP online, go to


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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:




    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:


    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 – and they should also submit abstracts to the site by February 15, 2018.

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    Appel à contributions - *Nouvelle date limite* - Le 8ième congrès de la SoPhA, 2-5 juillet 2018 see more

    *Appel à contributions* 

    Le huitième congrès de la Société de philosophie analytique

    2 au 5 juillet 2018

    Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgique



     Appel à soumissions prolongé - nouvelle date limite: 20 janvier 2018


    Le huitième congrès de la Société de philosophie analytique (SoPhA) se tiendra du lundi 2 au jeudi 5 juillet 2018 à Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgique), à l’invitation de l’Institut supérieur de philosophie (ISP) de l’Université catholique de Louvain (UCL), organisateur de l’événement. Le thème principal de ce congrès sera « Le continu et le discret ».

    Le thème ci-dessus n’est pas contraignant : tout sujet relevant de la philosophie analytique, entendue au sens large, peut donner lieu à une contribution. La Société encourage cependant les soumissions qui se rattachent au thème du congrès. Les conférences plénières invitées porteront sur le thème retenu.


    Conférences plénières

    Igor Douven, SND/CNRS/Sorbonne University
    Lara Keuck Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
    Josefa Toribio Mateas, Université de Barcelona
    John Zeimbekis, Université de Patras


    Structure du congrès

    Le Congrès accueille :

    (1) Des conférences plénières et des symposiums invités.

    (2) Des symposiums sélectionnés. Les symposiums consistent en un ensemble de 4 ou 5 communications sur un thème spécifié. La durée totale d’un symposium est de 2h40 à 3h20 selon le nombre de présentations et la période prévue pour la discussion.

    (3) Des communications individuelles, orales (40 minutes, discussion comprise).


    Thème du congrès : Le continu et le discret

    Lors de ce congrès seront discutés, sous un angle philosophique, les différents aspects de la paire conceptuelle que forment le continu et le discret. Cette thématique renvoie, entre autres, aux interrogations suivantes : est-ce qu’il y a réellement une division entre le continu et le discret en philosophie ou dans les autres disciplines ? Dans quelle mesure cette éventuelle division renvoie-t-elle à la question de l’unité et du multiple ou encore au couple rupture/continuité ?

    Ces questions, portant sur le continu et le discret, peuvent s'articuler selon au moins quatre axes. Ces quatre axes sont proposés à titre indicatif. Elles suggèrent diverses pistes en vue d'une approche proprement philosophique. La liste ne doit pas être considérée comme exhaustive.  

    1. Le discret et le continu en ontologie : dès que l’on propose un découpage ontologique de quelque domaine que ce soit, se la    question du choix entre une variation continue ou discrète (atomisme) des catégories. À titre d’exemple, cette question est décisive dans le débat de la nature du temps, de l’évolution biologique ou de l’émergence.

    2. Le discret et le continu en épistémologie : souvent, le continu est conceptuellement rapproché de l’infini. On est donc en droit de se demander s’il est véritablement connaissable, comme dans le cas d’une infinité d’éléments discrets.

    3. Le discret et le continu en logique et en philosophie du langage : la logique floue, les quantificateurs généralisés, les logiques multivalentes, le paradoxe de Skolem, l’hypothèse du continu, la logique probabiliste, l’usage des approximations et le paradoxe sorite sont quelques-uns des domaines où la distinction occupe un rôle important.

    4. Le discret et le continu en philosophie normative : cette distinction joue un rôle considérable, entre autres, dans les contextes de l’identité personnelle, de la possible continuité entre l’humain et l’animal, de la responsabilité en ce qui concerne les actions passées, de la pondération des libertés politiques ou même du vote.

    Le thème du discret et du continu est une distinction structurante dans plusieurs recherches scientifiques ou artistiques. Ce congrès se veut une opportunité pour les philosophes de revenir sur ces travaux ou encore d’en proposer des approches originales.

    Le thème ci-dessus n’est pas contraignant : tout sujet relevant de la philosophie analytique, entendue au sens large, peut donner lieu à une contribution. La Société encourage cependant les soumissions qui se rattachent au thème du congrès. Les conférences plénières invitées porteront sur le thème retenu.


    Soumission des contributions

    Date limite des soumissions

    Les propositions de symposium ou de contribution individuelle, rédigées en français, devront être soumises au plus tard le 10 janvier 2018. Des contributions en anglais pourront aussi être acceptées.


    Format des contributions

    Toutes les propositions devront comporter un résumé court et un résumé long. Les résumés courts seront saisis directement sur la plateforme de soumission. Les résumés longs devront être téléchargés en tant que fichiers joints. Les formats PDF, Word et OpenOffice seront acceptés.


    Le format des contributions doit être le suivant :

    1.      Pour un symposium :

    -Le titre du symposium

    -Un résumé court (250 mots maximum) décrivant la thématique générale

    -Un argumentaire anonyme, dans un fichier séparé, concernant le symposium dans son ensemble, suivi d'une brève description de chaque présentation. (5 intervenants maximum, 3000 mots maximum)

    Attention : l’évaluation des soumissions étant strictement anonyme, ce document ne doit comporter aucune mention des noms des participants ou un quelconque signe permettant de les identifier.

    2.      Pour une communication individuelle :

    -Le titre de la communication

    -Un résumé court (250 mots maximum)

    -Un résumé long dans un fichier séparé (1250 mots maximum)

    Attention : l’évaluation des soumissions étant strictement anonyme, ce document ne doit comporter aucune mention des noms des participants ou un quelconque signe permettant de les identifier.


    Modalités de soumission

    Le dépôt des propositions se fait exclusivement électroniquement via le site :

    Important : pour les personnes affiliées à une institution française, lors de la procédure de dépôt, dans la rubrique "Tutelles", le code EPST de l’unité d’affiliation des auteurs doit obligatoirement être renseigné (e.g. pour le CNRS et l’université, ce sera UMRxxxx, EAxxxx, etc.).

    Date de notification de la décision du comité de programme

    Le comité de programme fera parvenir ses décisions dès le 15 février 2018.



    Le congrès donnera lieu à une publication, sous la forme d’un numéro spécial de la Revue Philosophique de Louvain (RPL). Seules les contributions qui s’intègrent dans le thème du congrès pourront être publiées dans ce volume. Après le congrès, un appel à contributions sera envoyé aux participants. Les contributions seront évaluées en double-aveugle.



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    University of Toronto Scarborough Campus, Association of Philosophy Students 2018 Conference : Polit see more



    University of Toronto Scarborough Campus

    Association of Philosophy Students 2018 Conference : Political Philosophy


    Keynote Speaker : Rahul Kumar

    Submission Deadline : January 19th, 2018

    First Round of Selections : February 19th, 2018

    Conference Date : March 24th, 2018


    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. Presenters will be expected to facilitate a 30 minute seminar on their selected paper on the topic of political philosophy.


    The theme for this year's conference is Political Philosophy.  We welcome submissions on any topics that relate to Political Philosophy, broadly construed.


    APS uniquely offers students up to $550CAD in expense reimbursements if they are selected for the conference!




    1. Only undergraduate work will be considered for presentation at the conference or for publication in the journal. Papers must be written using appropriate academic language and tone. Professionalism is expected.

    2. 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.

    3. 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.

    4. 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.

    5. Submissions should be between 3,000-4,000 words.

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

    7. Please email all submissions to


    Any questions concerning the submission guidelines or the conference itself should be emailed to

    For more information, please visit, or alternatively, email us at


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    2018 PHILOsurfer Convergence, Del Mar, California April 19-21 2018 see more

    *Call for Papers*



    2018 PHILOsurfer Convergence

    Hotel Indigo, Del Mar, California

    April 19 - 21, 2018



    Keynote Speakers:

    William Finnegan (The New Yorker Staff Writer and Pulitzer Prize winning author of Barbarian  Days: A Surfing Life)

    Dr. Casey O'Callaghan (Washington University)


    Topic Areas: Open, but papers addressing philosophical issues in surfing are encouraged.



    The PHILOsurfer Convergence is an annual conference that aims to bring together philosophy professors and graduate students whose passion for philosophy is matched by a passion for surfing.  This year's Convergence will provide opportunities for the philosopher/surfer to present a paper, socialize, and surf with like-minded individuals at the many breaks in and around the Orange County/San Diego area.  The event is limited to twenty-five participants. 


    If you would like to attend and/or present a paper at the 2018 Convergence, please send an email to the conference organizers, Dr. Patrick Findler ( or Dr. Colin Ruloff (


    Host Institution: Department of Philosophy, Kwantlen Polytechnic University







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    Call for Papers: Philosophy In And For Society, Montreal June 4-7, 2018 see more

    *Appel de communications / Call for Abstracts*



    Symposium at the Annual Congress of the Canadian Philosophical Association

    Montreal, June 4-7, 2018




    Symposium dans le cadre du Congrès annuel de l’Association canadienne de philosophie

    Montréal, 4-7 juin 2018


    [Le français suit]

    In this bilingual symposium, we seek to reflect collectively on the methods and best practices that enable philosophy to impact broader society in a positive way. Philosophers in North America and abroad are increasingly active outside of the department, serving as ethics experts in STEM, pushing for institutional reform, collecting sociological data, or serving as public intellectuals. But missing, perhaps, across these activities is a communal sense of the range of methods, theoretical commitments, and practical infrastructures that make engagement possible.

    Rather than debate the essence of engaged philosophy, we invite philosophers with any style of engagement to present their own recipe for societally-relevant research. Presentation can address theoretical or practical issues associated with philosophical engagements outside of the department. We especially encourage presenters to address both aspects, reflecting openly about how they linked intellectual programs with substantive community impact. In this way, the session will bring together like-minded philosophers to share outlooks and forge future collaborations for the public good.


    Please note that, since this symposium is bilingual, participants must minimally have a passive knowledge of English and French.

    To submit: Please send the title of your presentation with a short abstract (150-250 words) to Matthew Sample <> before December 10, 2017.


    Dans le cadre de ce symposium bilingue, notre objectif est de réfléchir collectivement sur les méthodes et les meilleures pratiques pouvantpermettre à la philosophie d’élargir son impact dans la société de manière positive. Les philosophes d’Amérique du Nord et de l’étranger sont de plus en plus actives et actifs à l’extérieur du département, servant à titred’expert.e.s sur des comités d’éthique de la recherche, engendrant des réformes institutionnelles, collectant des données sociologiques ou agissant à titre d’intellectuelles publiques ou d’intellectuels publics. Il manquenéanmoins une compréhension partagée de l’éventail des méthodes, des cadres théoriques, et des infrastructures pratiques rendant l’engagement possible.

    Au lieu de débattre sur l’essence de la philosophie pratique, nous invitons les philosophes engagé.e.s de différentes manières à présenter leur propre recette afin d’obtenir des recherches socialement pertinentes. La présentation peut concerner des problèmes théoriques ou pratiques en lien avec différents engagements philosophiques à l’extérieur du département. Nous encourageons particulièrementl les conférenciers à traiter conjointement des aspects théoriques et pratiques, réfléchissant ouvertement à leurs méthodes pour avoir un impact social substantiel à travers leur programme intellectuel. De cette manière, la séance permettra de partager nos perspectives et de forger une collaboration en vue du bien public.

    Veuillez s’il-vous-plaît noter qu’étant donné que le symposium est bilingue, les participants doivent minimalement détenir une connaissance passive de l’anglais et du français.

    Pour soumettre une proposition de communication : envoyez le titre de votre communication ainsi qu’un bref résumé (150 à 250 mots) à Matthew Sample <> avant le 10 décembre 2017.

    Co-organizers/coorganisateurs: Matthew Sample , François Claveau

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    Call for Papers: Feminist Phenomenology After Beauvoir, May 28-30 2018, Regina see more

    *Call for Papers*


    Feminist Phenomenology After Beauvoir: "Undutiful" Phenomenology


    Panel held at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Existential and Phenomenological Theory and Culture (EPTC) in conjunction with the Canadian Society for Women in Philosophy (CSWIP)


    May 28-30, 2018, Regina, Saskatchewan


    Panel Organizers: Christy Landry (Wilfrid Laurier University)

    & Kristin Rodier (University of Alberta)


    Deadline for paper submissions: Monday, January 29, 2018


    In Husserl’s Cartesian Meditations he characterizes our shared world as “actually there for everyone, accessible in respect of its Objects to everyone,” but critical scholarship by feminist theorists, queer theorists, critical race theorists, and disability theorists among others argue otherwise. In fact, they contend Husserl's Objects are not possible when lived experience is structured differently and therefore, aren't "actually there for everyone.” This panel seeks to establish how far this insight can be taken. For example, feminist phenomenology has much to offer for analyzing practical problems arising from oppression, but it is still too often bound to the search for a pure method of shared lifeworld.  Likewise, gender, sexuality, race, and ability often force people to inhabit lived worlds that aren't "actually there for everyone." These disjunctions between lived worlds drives feminist and anti-oppression phenomenology generally to appropriate undutifully from classical phenomenology.

    We seek papers from philosophy, the social and natural sciences, and the literary arts which seek to answer this question through the framework of continental philosophy.

    Papers may engage:

    ·         Critical departures/disloyalties to phenomenology

    ·         Failed phenomenologies/misappropriated methods

    ·         Anti-oppression phenomenology, especially those that revise methods

    ·         Critical approaches to framing projects, especially as within a “tradition”

    ·         Adapting/adopting/appropriating phenomenological methods to unlikely domains

    ·         Critiques of embodied experience, such as absent body or occularcentrism

    ·         Translations from academia to popular or non-expert audiences

    Authors are invited to submit a paper of 20-25 minutes reading time. The deadline for submitting a paper is January 29, 2018. Papers may be emailed to Christy Landry ( and Kristin Rodier (  


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    LSNA/SELLF CONGRESS, October 12-14, 2018 see more



    The Twelfth Annual Conference of the Leibniz Society of North America and the Third Congress of the Société d’études leibniziennes de langue française will be a joint event held at the Université de Montréal, on October 12-14, 2018. With this joint meeting, both Societies wish to gather scholars from their distinct linguistic communities for a better sharing of research. The Congress will be bilingual, so that half of all the papers will be in French, the other half in English. The Congress will begin early on Friday and end on Sunday at the latest at 3pm. Participants will be strongly encouraged to use Power point presentations or printed manuscripts for their presentation to facilitate the discussion. Papers on any aspect of Leibniz’s philosophy will be considered and should have a reading time of approximately 45 minutes. Submissions should take the form of abstracts of 500 words or less, prepared for anonymous refereeing. They should be submitted, as attachments to emails in either Microsoft Word or PDF format, to The deadline for the receipt of submissions is January 1st, 2018.

    Authors will be notified by mid-January of the program committee’s decision.


    Le douzième congrès de la Leibniz Society of North America et le troisième congrès de la  Société d’études leibniziennes de langue française se tiendront conjointement à l’Université de Montréal du 12 au 14 octobre 2018. Avec ce congrès commun, les deux Sociétés souhaitent rassembler des chercheurs des deux communautés linguistiques pour un meilleur partage de la recherche. Le congrès sera bilingue, de sorte que la moitié de toutes les communications seront en français, l’autre en anglais. Le congrès débutera le vendredi en matinée et se terminera le dimanche au plus tard à 15h. Les participants seront fortement encouragés à utiliser un support textuel (Power point, long exemplier, etc.) afin de faciliter la discussion. Les propositions de communication portant sur tout aspect de la philosophie de Leibniz seront considérées et devront être prévues pour une durée de présentation d’environ 45 minutes. Les personnes intéressées doivent soumettre un résumé de 500 mots ou moins, préparé pour une évaluation anonyme et envoyé en pièce jointe (Word ou PDF) à La date limite de soumission des propositions est le 1er janvier 2018.


    Les auteurs seront avisés de la décision du comité d’évaluation d’ici la mi-janvier.


    François Duchesneau

    Christian Leduc


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    CSHPS Annual Conference / Congrès annuel de la SCHPS, Regina, May 26-28, 2018 see more


    CSHPS Annual Conference / Congrès annuel de la SCHPS
    Regina, May 26-28, 2018

    Proposals due January 12th, 2018 / Date limite de soumission 12 janvier 2018




    [La version française suit]


    The Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Science (CSHPS) is holding its annual conference as part of the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences in Regina, Saskatchewan, May 26-28, 2018 (

    The Program Committee invites scholars working on the history and philosophy of science to submit abstracts for individual papers or proposals for sessions (3 and 4 papers). We particularly encourage scholars to engage with the theme for Congress 2018 – “Gathering diversities”. Unrelated topics and themes are also welcome.

    • Meeting languages: The CSHPS is a bilingual society. Individual papers may be given in English or French, but efforts to broaden participation are appreciated (e.g. a presentation in English could be accompanied by a PowerPoint in French, and vice versa). Similarly, sessions can be presented in either English or French, but bilingual sessions are especially welcomed.

    • Joint sessions: The CSHPS meeting overlaps with the meeting dates of a number of other member societies of the CFHSS, including the Canadian Historical Association, Women’s and Gender Studies et Recherches Féministes, and Canadian Society for the History of Medicine. We welcome proposals for joint sessions with these and other societies (please mention this specifically in your session proposal). However, no talk will be accepted for presentation at more than one society.

    • Number of submissions: Individuals can only submit one abstract for the meeting (i.e. either an abstract for an individual paper or an abstract part of a session proposal)


    • Submissions
      • In order to preserve the anonymity of authors, it is important that contact information and other identifying information be excluded from the file containing the abstract.
      • Individual paper submissions should consist of a title, a brief abstract (150-250 words), a list of keywords, and—in the accompanying email—the author’s name and contact information.
      • Session proposals should consist of a session title, titles and brief abstracts (150-250 words) for each paper, a list of keywords, and—in the accompanying email—the names and contact information of the presenters and session organizer.
      • Proposals should be in MS Word, pdf, odt or rtf format
      • Deadline: January 12th, 2018
      • Submission email address:


    • Presenters: All presenters must be members of the CSHPS at the time of the meeting. For more information about CSHPS membership, consult:
    • Student Prize: The CSHPS offers the Richard Hadden Award, a book prize for the best student paper presented at the meeting. To be considered for the award, students should submit a copy of their paper by e-mail by May 4th, 2018. Details of this prize can be found at:
    CFHSS: Information about Congress registration and accommodation will be available at the CFHSS congress website:
    Program Committee (2017-2018): François Claveau (Sherbrooke) Chair, Vivien Hamilton (Harvey Mudd College), Jennifer Hubbard (Ryerson)
    Local Arrangements: Yvonne Petry (Regina)

    La Société canadienne d'histoire et de philosophie des sciences (SCHPS) tiendra son congrès annuel dans le cadre du Congrès des sciences humaines, Regina, Saskatchewan, 26-28 mai 2018

    Le comité de programme invite les historiens et philosophes des sciences à soumettre un résumé pour une communication individuelle ou une proposition de séance pour le congrès. Les propositions de séances pour 3 ou 4 communications seront particulièrement bienvenues. Nous sommes notamment à la recherche de contributions sur
    le thème du Congrès des sciences humaines 2018, « Diversités convergentes ». Les contributions qui ne sont pas liées à ce thème seront également considérées.
    • Langues du congrès : La SCHPS est une société bilingue. Les communications individuelles peuvent êtreen français ou en anglais, mais les efforts pour faciliter une participation diversifiée sont encouragés (par exemple, une communication en français accompagnée d’une présentation PowerPoint en anglais, ou viceversa).
    • De façon similaire, les séances peuvent être en anglais ou en français, mais les sessions bilingues sont particulièrement appréciées.
    • Séances conjointes : Le congrès de la SCHPS se déroule en même temps que ceux de plusieurs autressociétés membres de la FCSH, comme la Société historique du Canada, Women’s and Gender Studies et Recherches féministes, et la Société canadienne d’histoire de la médecine. Nous encourageons les propositions de séances conjointes avec d’autres sociétés (merci de bien préciser cela dans votre proposition). Cependant, aucune communication ne peut être présentée à plus d’une société.
    • Nombre de soumissions : Une personne ne peut soumettre qu’un résumé de communication (c.-à-d. soit pour une communication individuelle soit pour une communication faisant partie d’une séance).
    • Soumissions
      • Afin de préserver l’anonymat des auteurs, aucune coordonnée personnelle ne doit être incluse dans le fichier contenant une proposition de communication.
      • Les propositions de communication individuelle doivent comprendre un titre, un résumé (entre 150 et250 mots), une liste de mots clés, et, dans le courriel les accompagnant, les coordonnées de l’auteur.
      • Les propositions de séance doivent comprendre le titre de la séance, les titres et résumés (entre 150 et 250 mots) de chaque contribution, une liste de mots clés, et, dans le courriel les accompagnant, les noms et coordonnées des auteurs et de l’organisateur de la séance.
      • Les propositions doivent être soumises dans des fichiers de format MS Word, pdf, odt ou rtf.
      • Date limite de soumission: 12 janvier 2018.
      • Adresse courriel pour les soumissions:

    • Présentateurs : Tous les présentateurs doivent être membres de la SCHPS au moment du congrès. Pour plus d’information sur l’inscription à la SCHPS, consulter le site:
    • Prix étudiant: La SCHPS décerne le prix Richard Hadden pour le meilleur texte étudiant présenté lors du congrès. Les candidats qui souhaitent concourir devront envoyer par courriel une copie de leur article avant le 4 mai 2018. Pour plus d’information sur le prix, voir:
    • Les informations concernant l’inscription et les possibilités d’hébergement pour le congrès se trouveront sur le site Internet du congrès de la FCSH:

    Comité de programme (2017-2018) : François Claveau (Sherbrooke) président, Vivien Hamilton (Harvey Mudd College), Jennifer Hubbard (Ryerson)

    Organisation locale: Yvonne Petry (Regina)

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    Call for papers, Con Texte Issue 2. Deadline Dec 31 2017. see more

    *Call for Papers*

    "Searching for Reason and Accountability in Health Care"


    Con Texte, Issue 2

    Humanities inquiries have been at times met with scorn from the hard sciences and from experts and practitioners in healthcare. While theoretical and ethical approaches in the humanities are often contested and at times inconsistent (just like any approach put forward in any discipline), they remain crucial for adequate and ethical practices in both medicine and care.

    There are various foundations of human health, medicine, and care which are increasingly distrusted.  The volume and accessibility of information does not necessarily hinder our clarity but, in an age of increasing resources and information, the ability to efficiently sift through and comprehend data is increasingly valuable.  The process by which a humanities inquiry comes to positivistic and evidence-based conclusions aids in both knowledge dissemination and in encouraging trust in expert opinion and care. This creative, speculative, critical, and self-reflective type of inquiry can enable us to escape the rigid formulae of scientific methodologies and healthcare practices if these latter become too dogmatic instead of self-critical, or too materialistic instead of humanistic. 

    With the second issue of Con Texte, we aim to explore human healthcare and healthcare policies through the theoretical frameworks offered by the disciplines in the humanities such as philosophy, religious studies, cultural studies, literature, and music among many others. We seek full paper submissions (3,000 - 7,000 words) from scholars at all levels and seek a variety of theoretical positions, silenced opinions, thoughtful critiques, and strange perspectives about the value of the humanities.


    Please send your submission to  

    Submission Deadline: December 31st 2017

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    Call for Papers: May 7-8th 2018. 18th Annual University of Toronto Graduate Philosophy Conference see more



    18th Annual University of Toronto Graduate Philosophy Conference


    PsyPhi: Philosophy meets Psychology


    Monday, May 7 - Tuesday, May 8, 2018


    Keynote Speakers:

    Joëlle Proust (Institut Jean Nicod, CNRS, Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris)

    Shaun Gallagher  (University of Memphis & University of Wollongong)


    *Including a Panel on Psychiatry and Philosophy*


    From ancient reflections on psyche, medieval accounts of the soul, to early modern debates about the nature of mind, philosophers have long been interested in psychological questions. Classical Indian and Chinese traditions raise questions about the epistemic significance and metaphysical underpinnings of consciousness, experience, and the mind’s social situatedness. Against this philosophical background, psychology emerged as a discipline proper in the 19th century, while programs in psychoanalysis and behaviorism developed in the 20th century. Today, epistemologists and philosophers of mind may draw on empirical findings in developing theories of cognition, metacognition, and perception. Continental philosophy and phenomenology delve into the significance of the first-person perspective by describing the structures of experience. Ethicists explore aspects of moral psychology, and the implications of experimental psychology for moral judgments. Philosophers of science take up issues related to the methods and practices in cognitive and psychological sciences. Feminist and critical race philosophers address the psychological impact of social climate, injustice and oppression, both for individuals and groups. Applied philosophers and bioethicists take up questions about mental health, its treatment, and classifications, or the ethical constraints on such research.

    We welcome submissions from all areas in philosophy that relate to the conference’s main themes.

    Interdisciplinary submissions, submissions from underrepresented areas of philosophy, and submissions from underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged.

    Panel on Psychiatry and Philosophy: In collaboration with UP, our local chapter of Minorities and Philosophy, we will be holding a panel on philosophical engagements with psychiatry. We hope for a range of approaches to these topics, and we encourage any authors who feel their work addresses some aspect of philosophy and psychiatry to apply. Each panelist will have 15 or 20 minutes to present. Authors who would like to be considered for the panel should submit a 300-word abstract. Authors submitting to the main conference program who would also like their abstract considered for the panel should indicate so in their submission email.

    Keynote Speakers:
    Joëlle Proust (Institut Jean-Nicod, CNRS, Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris;

    Dr. Proust’s extensive research on the mind spans consciousness, action awareness, but more recently focuses on metacognition and cognitive phenomenology.

    Shaun Gallagher (University of Memphis & University of Wollongong;

    Dr. Gallagher’s research spans topics in phenomenology and cognitive sciences, especially embodiment, self, agency and intersubjectivity, hermeneutics, and the philosophy of time.

    Accessibility: We are committed to having an accessible and inclusive conference. We will arrange teleconferencing for those who may experience barriers to physical attendance; we can help arrange or reimburse childcare expenses; we will have private rooms available for quiet spaces, breastfeeding, prayer, etc; and we are currently looking into the possibility of ASL interpretation. The Philosophy department has accessible, gender-neutral bathrooms. We will make every effort to arrange for priority accessible parking. Limited travel stipends are available. For information on access, including venue location and physical accessibility, visit our conference website at or email

    Submissions: Please send submissions to All submissions must be in PDF format and prepared for anonymous review. Conference papers should not exceed 3500 words and should include an abstract not exceeding 300 words. Submissions to the panel should not exceed 300 words. In your email, please include your name, paper title, and institutional affiliation. Authors may submit to both the paper sessions and the panel, but only one submission per category.

    Submissions are due by January 31st, 2018. Authors will be notified of decisions on or before March 1st, 2018.

    All are welcome to attend, but submissions are only open to graduate students.

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    The first international conference exploring the meanings of a uniquely Canadian philosophy. see more

    “What is Canadian Philosophy?
    Reflections on the 150th Anniversary of Confederation”


    *Conference Announcement*

    *Call For Papers for Graduate Student/Recent Ph.D. Panel*

    *Announcement of Charles Taylor Prize for
    best essay by a Graduate Student/Recent Ph.D.*


    In honour of the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation, the University of New Brunswick and St. Thomas University will host, at Fredericton, New Brunswick, the first international conference dedicated to exploring the meanings of a uniquely Canadian philosophy. The November 23-25, 2017 conference, “What is Canadian Philosophy? Reflections on the 150th Anniversary of Confederation,” in collaboration with interdisciplinary scholars from departments of Catholic Studies, English, Humanities, Native Studies, Philosophy, and Political Science, will result in a book that will be the first collection to explore, from a diversity of perspectives, the meanings of Canadian philosophy. The conference and volume will include contributions on the sense in which there can be said to be distinctively Canadian philosophy, on influential Canadian philosophers, on underrepresented tendencies in Canadian philosophy, and on world philosophical movements that have found unique expression in Canada. This event will help to rectify a significant lacuna in scholarship: while intellectuals now have a clear idea of central figures and themes involved in various national philosophical traditions-- for instance, of American pragmatic philosophy, German philosophy from Kant to phenomenology and Critical Theory, of French philosophy from Descartes to Derrida and Foucault, and of British empiricism -- Canadian philosophy has not yet entered into a broadly shared intellectual understanding. Now there is an important moment in which there is an intense international and national interest in the Canadian intellectual landscape, in which scholars and an interested public are intensely curious in Canadian intellectual life both in itself and as a bridge between North American and European thought. This conference will thus make important grounding contributions to the understanding of the meaning of Canadian philosophy, of value for contemporary and future scholars of Canadian and world philosophy, and to the broad public appreciation of a unique philosophy shaped by the combination of Aboriginal, Catholic, English, French, and other sources of philosophical inquiry.

    We are pleased to announce a graduate student/recent Ph.D. section at this conference (Ph.D. granted 2014 or later). The Charles Taylor Prize, a prize of $500, will be awarded for the best paper on any area of Canadian philosophy presented by a doctoral student or recent Ph.D. The prize will be awarded at the conference; it will be based on both the text of the paper and its presentation. Please submit papers or abstracts for this panel/prize by October 1, 2017, to the conference organizer, Jason Bell, Ph.D., by either email (, or by post at: Jason Bell, Ph.D., Department of Philosophy, 19 Macaulay Lane, Carleton Hall Room 209, Fredericton, NB E3B 5A3. Please prepare papers/abstracts for blind review. Papers will be 25-30 minutes reading time (approximately 3,000-4,000 words), with additional time for discussion. Announcements of acceptance will be made by October 15.

    Conference registration fees (which include receptions, two lunches, and three dinners) is $270; this fee is waived for presenters. 

    Questions about the conference may be directed to Jason Bell (, or to Matthew Dinan, Ph.D., conference co-organizer, at