Calls for Papers

  • Jennifer Burns posted an article
    University of Toronto Scarborough Campus, Association of Philosophy Students 2018 Conference : Polit see more

    *CALL FOR PAPERS*

     

    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!

     

    GENERAL SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

     

    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 utsc.philconf.submissions@gmail.com.

     

    Any questions concerning the submission guidelines or the conference itself should be emailed to utsc.aps@gmail.com.


    For more information, please visit utscaps.wordpress.com, or alternatively, email us at utsc.aps@gmail.com.

     

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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

     

    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.

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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.

     

    Details:

    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 (patrick.findler@kpu.ca) or Dr. Colin Ruloff (colin.ruloff@kpu.ca)

     

    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*

     

    PHILOSOPHY IN AND FOR SOCIETY:
    DEVELOPING BEST PRACTICES FOR ENGAGEMENT


    Symposium at the Annual Congress of the Canadian Philosophical Association

    Montreal, June 4-7, 2018

     

     

    LA PHILOSOPHIE DANS ET POUR LA SOCIÉTÉ :
    DÉVELOPPER DES PRATIQUES EXEMPLAIRES D’ENGAGEMENT
     

    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 <Matthew.Sample@ircm.qc.ca> 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 <Matthew.Sample@ircm.qc.ca> 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 (clandry@wlu.ca) and Kristin Rodier (rodier@ualberta.ca).  

     

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

    *CALL FOR ABSTRACTS/APPEL À PROPOSITIONS*

     

    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 leibniz.sellf@gmail.com. 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 leibniz.sellf@gmail.com. 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

    Organisateurs/Organizers

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

    *CALL FOR ABSTRACTS / APPEL À CONTRIBUTIONS*
     

    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 (http://www.yorku.ca/cshps1/meeting.html).


    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:  program.cshps@gmail.com

     

    • Presenters: All presenters must be members of the CSHPS at the time of the meeting. For more information about CSHPS membership, consult: http://www.yorku.ca/cshps1/join.html.
    • 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: http://www.yorku.ca/cshps1/HaddenPrize.html
    CFHSS: Information about Congress registration and accommodation will be available at the CFHSS congress website: http://congress2018.ca
    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
    http://www.yorku.ca/cshps1/meeting_fr.html).

    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: program.cshps@gmail.com

    • 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: http://www.yorku.ca/cshps1/join_fr.html.
    • 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: http://www.yorku.ca/cshps1/HaddenPrize_fr.html
    • Les informations concernant l’inscription et les possibilités d’hébergement pour le congrès se trouveront sur le site Internet du congrès de la FCSH: http://congres2018.ca/.

    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 

    contextejournal.ca


    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 contexte.journal@gmail.com.  

    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

    *CALL FOR PAPERS*

     

    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; http://joelleproust.org/en/)

    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; http://www.ummoss.org)

    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 https://torontophilgradconf.wordpress.com or email torontophilgradconf@gmail.com.


    Submissions: Please send submissions to torontophilgradconf@gmail.com. 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.


    https://philevents.org/event/show/36982

  • Cécile Facal posted an article
    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 (jbell3@unb.ca), 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 (jbell3@unb.ca), or to Matthew Dinan, Ph.D., conference co-organizer, at mdinan@stu.ca

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    Public Issues and Public Reason:
    A Conference of Applied Ethics and Critical Social Sciences

     

    November 9-10, 2017, Carleton University, Ottawa

     

     

     

    Keynote speaker: Charles W. Mills, City University of New York

     

    The Public Issues and Public Reason conference is a multidisciplinary conference, where graduate students from a variety of programmes and disciplines will present papers analyzing current social and global challenges through the lenses of political theory, applied ethics, and critical social sciences. Submissions are welcome from graduate students in philosophy and ethics, law, social sciences public health, health policy, etc. on any topic relevant to applied ethics, critical social sciences, and social or global challenges.

    The conference is sponsored by the Ethics & Public Affairs graduate programme at Carleton University.

     

    Deadline for abstract submission: September 16, 2017

    Notification of acceptance: October 1, 2017

     

    For more information see  https://carleton.ca/ethics/conferences/ or email KerryONeill@cmail.carleton.ca

     

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    Message to member societies, associations, and institutes of FISP

    Dear Colleagues,

     

    As you are aware of, the 24th World Congress of Philosophy will take place in Beijing, RP China, on August 13-20, 2018. As the preparation of the Congress is entering its last stretch, I would like to provide you with some relevant and -- hopefully -- useful information.

     

    1. REGISTRATION IS OPEN. Registration to the Congress is now open and available through the website of the Congress, at the address http://wcp2018.pku.edu.cn/yw/index.htm. Online submission of contributed papers is also possible through the website. Please note that anyone can submit a paper to one of the 99 sections of the Congress; instructions about the modalities of online submission can be found of the website. Useful information concerning logistic arrangements, accommodation, and local information is being posted online on a regular basis as well. Please feel free to write to the Secretariat of the Congress (secretariat@wcp2018.pku.edu.cn) or directly to me for any particular query.

     

    2. PLENARY SESSIONS. The programme of plenary sessions, symposia, and endowed lectures of the Congress is available online. May I thank all members of FISP who nominated panelists for these sessions; it was not possible for the Steering Committee to retain all of them, but each proposal was deeply appreciated. Thank you.

     

    3. ROUND TABLES. Proposals for round tables are welcome. Please send your proposal either to me or to Professor Stelios Virvidakis, University of Athens (svirvid@phs.uoa.gr), who is in charge of centralizing all information concerning round tables. Please note that, according to WCP rules, round tables panelists should proceed from three different nationalities at least; standard duration for round tables is 1h50; and there is no limit to the number of round tables that can be proposed. On the other hand, a special commemoration of FISP 70 years will take place during the Congress; it will be managed by Professor Evandro Agazzi, Hon President of Fisp (evandro.agazzi@gmail.com).

     

    4. STUDENT SESSIONS. The Executive Committee of the Congress is wishing to enhance the presence of students sessions in the programme. These sessions should bring together mainly, but not exclusively, PhD students from different countries, who would discuss their ongoing researches in 2-hour debates with prominent international scholars. Assistance to provide on campus accommodation for students is being considered by the local Organizing committee. For queries, proposals, and requests about these sessions, please write to Prof. Ernest Lepore from Rutgers (lepore@ruccs.rutgers.edu), Prof. Riccardo Pozzo from Rome (riccardo.pozzo@cnr.it), and Prof. Wu Tianyue on behalf of the Chinese organizing committee (wutianyue@pku.edu.cn). May I encourage all members of FISP network to promote and support a large participation of students.

     

    5. SOCIETY SESSIONS. Member societies, associations, and institutes of FISP can hold their own sessions during the Congress. Society sessions may include scholarly symposia, administrative meetings, assemblies, and any other format that a society might choose to adopt; they are an essential part of the Congress, and appropriate venues will be available for them. For all proposals or clarifications, please contact me directly: I will be happy to assist you with any such request. May I underline, especially for newly admitted members of FISP, that no additional costs will be incurred by societies, associations, and institutes holding their sessions during the Congress. As the number of available rooms will not be unlimited, though, may I recommend that requests for society sessions be submitted as early as possible.

     

    6. FISP WEBSITE. Finally, let me invite you to visit the website of FISP, and check if the information concerning your society, association, or institute is correctly updated. In case you find any wrong, missing, or outdated information, please let me know.

     

    Needless to say, feel free to contact me for any further query, request, or information you might need.

     

    Yours most cordially,

     

    Luca Maria Scarantino

    Secretary-general of FISP.

     

    Prof. Dr. Luca M. Scarantino
    Chair of the Executive Committee
    24th World Congress of Philosophy
    Beijing, Aug 13-20, 2018

    Secretary-general of FISP
    General Editor, Diogenes
    Libera Università di Lingue e Comunicazione - IULM
    Via Carlo Bo 1 -- I-20143 Milano

     

     

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    CALL FOR PAPERS

    Canadian Jacques Maritain Association

     

    Annual Symposium

    Friday, October 27 and Saturday, October 28, 2017

    Dominican University College of Philosophy & Theology, 96 Empress St., Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

     

    The CJMA welcomes proposals from individuals who are interested in presenting a paper at its 2017 fall conference.

     

    Theme: Renaissance Humanism, the Protestant Reformation, and Jacques Maritain

     

    Acknowledging 2017 as the 500th anniversary of the year which marks the beginning of the Protestant Reformation, it is appropriate that we consider Jacques Maritain's views concerning the Renaissance and Reformation as a pivotal period in history. For Maritain, this period introduces the turn toward the individual and the subsequent emergence of anthropocentric humanism, whereby humanity turns inward for nourishment sustaining growth toward maturity.

         While applauding the march toward greater autonomy within the secular sphere, Maritain remained consistently adamant in his critique of the Renaissance and Reformation as harbingers of a modernity which would derail authentic progress. Maritain contends that the Renaissance and Reformation fostered egocentrism and greed, leading to liberal bourgeois society with its fixation on consumption, and inevitably to the totalitarian nightmares of the previous century. Maritain proposes a theocentric, other focused humanism, which recognizes each human person as the image of God, endowed with inalienable rights and attaining personhood through friendship and loving relationships in community.

         Papers are welcome considering Maritain's treatment of the period from his famous/infamous sketch of Martin Luther in Three Reformers (1925) to his words on the Protestant denominations in his post Second Vatican Council contribution, On the Church of Christ (1970). Maritain's reflections on the Renaissance and Reformation can be gleaned from Freedom in the Modern World (1933), Integral Humanism (1936), his often neglected Moral Philosophy (1960), and shorter pieces. We welcome examination and evaluation of any material from Maritain's corpus contributing to his understanding of the Renaissance and Reformation in relation to subsequent historical, political, economic, philosophical and theological developments. 

         We encourage papers that refer explicitly to the work of Maritain, although we are open to papers examining the legacy of Renaissance Humanism and the Protestant Reformation from other perspectives.

     

    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. Walter J. Schultz

    1201-1201 Walden Circle

    Mississauga, ON L5J 4M9 Canada

    Voice: 905-823-4490

    Email: wschultz@isabout.ca

    Deadline for submission of proposals: August 4, 2017

    Papers should not exceed 35 minutes reading time.

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    Empirical Research and Normative Theory

    Transdisciplinary perspectives on the integration of two methodical traditions between is and ought


    Collective Volume and Workshop (September 28 to 29, 2017, University of Oldenburg)

    For a while philosophy and empirical research used to go hand in hand. But around the time of the emancipation of individual disciplines of science they entered a stage of a formidable and by no means unambiguous relationship. This holds true in particular for questions of practical philosophy: In the last decades different scientific disciplines began to show intensified interest in empirical endeavors on a descriptive understanding of morals – psychology for example investigates how emotions and intuitions influence our theory construction of morals, behavioral economics examine the effect of morals on rational decision making, anthropology deals with the reconstruction of historic origins of our moral traits, primate research looks for the foundation stones of our morals in our nearest relatives, and social sciences investigate preferences on questions of distributive justice. The list goes on. Nonetheless, up to this point there is nearly no integration of classical normative theory on the one hand and this widening empirical research on the other hand.
     

    This methodological and contentual separation, though established, does not have to be desirable. Moreover, a conjunction of the insights and methods of both approaches can seem fruitful, as might be implied by the recent success story of interdisciplinary and transdisciplinaryresearch. Contrary to the verdict of a strict segregation of is and ought there are various attempts of an integration of both theoretical approaches. This calls for a discourse on the definition of the  relation of empirical research and normative theory. Several propositions have been made in recent times on how to define this convoluted relation.
     

    The workshop aims to discuss possible definitions from an inter- or transdisciplinary point of view. If you want to present a speech in English or German from about 30 to 45 minutes, please send a proposal of about 500 to 1.000 words by June 15, 2017, to alexander.max.bauer@unioldenburg.de together with a short curriculum vitae. We will inform you of our decision by the end of June.
     

    For a transdisciplinary collective volume on the topic, we accept – independent from your attendance to the workshop – papers and essays from a historic or systematic perspective on the topic as well as exemplary applications, not limited to a philosophical point of view. Therefore, please send a draft (preferably in English, German is also accepted) of your paper – containing additionally an abstract of about 500 words – by July 1, 2017, to alexander.max.bauer@unioldenburg.de, we will inform you of our decision by the end of August.
     

    Contact:

    Alexander Max Bauer
    University of Oldenburg
    Institute of Philosophy
    26111 Oldenburg
    Germany
    mail: alexander.max.bauer@uni-oldenburg.de
    phone: +49 152 343 899 25
    fax: +49 441 798 4397

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    Call for Papers ***Extended deadline***

    Western Canadian Philosophical Association 2017

    54th Annual Meeting October 13-15, University of Regina

     

    in conjunction with the

     

    2nd Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society for Environmental Philosophy /
    Société Canadienne de Philosophie Environnementale

     

    Keynote Speaker:

    Jennifer Lackey

    Wayne and Elizabeth Jones Professor of Philosophy,
    Northwestern University

    Submissions of colloquium papers from all areas of philosophy are welcome. Colloquium papers should be no more than 4,000 words (text), presentable in 25-30 minutes to allow for commentary and discussion, and prepared for anonymous review.

    Please submit papers as electronic attachments (.docx, .doc, .rtf, .txt, or .pdf) to an email providing your name, e-mail address, academic affiliation (if any), and a brief abstract (no more than 150 words). The WCPA and CSEP/SCPE will each be awarding a Student Essay Prize, so if you are a student, please indicate this in the body of your e-mail.

    Proposals for panels or symposia are also welcome. Please submit the proposed title, abstracts of presentations, and names of all participants.

    Please send submissions to wcpa.csep2017@gmail.com by July 31, 2017

    Conference information can be found at www.wcpa-csep2017.weebly.com

    This conference will prioritize accessibility. Conference rooms are wheelchair-accessible, and information about wheelchair-accessible parking, transportation, and accommodations will be available by the time of participant notifications. Participants will be asked to use microphones for presentations and for discussion periods. For more preliminary details about accessibility, please see the full Call for Papers at www.wcpa-csep2017.weebly.com. If you have any questions about accessibility, please contact conference co-organizer Anna Mudde: anna.mudde@uregina.ca.