The CPA honours the decision of the Black Canadian Studies Association to withdraw from Congress. see more
Members of the CPA might be aware that the Black Canadian Studies Association has decided to withdraw from Congress 2021, and that some others societies have also withdrawn from Congress in support of the BCSA. The BCSA has asked all learned societies to consider the steps they might take, appropriate to their circumstances, to address racism (see their statement).
The CPA honours the decision of the BCSA to withdraw from Congress. The coronavirus pandemic has exacerbated already existing inequities, increasing the burden on those institutions that have led efforts to combat racism in Canada. The CPA can do its part by exposing philosophy’s role in contributing to colonialism and the social formation of race, by promoting reflection on how the tools of philosophy can be used to deal in an effective way with race thinking (see the CPA Board Statement of June 2020), and by engaging in dialogue with Congress partners about how Congress can better serve its diverse constituencies.
Therefore, the CPA Executive Committee is making its best efforts to organize two special events at the 2021 Annual Meeting, a plenary keynote address and a roundtable on race in philosophy. These events will be scheduled for 2022 if they cannot be held this year, together with panels that were planned for 2020 and which have been postponed until we can meet in person again.
In order to broaden access to the discussion, and to all the benefits of the program, the Executive also announces that the CPA will waive conference registration fees for non-members who are Black, Indigenous, or other people of colour. (There are no fees for members this year.) The Federation is also waiving its some of its conference fees.
The Federation’s Advisory Committee on Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Decolonization is expected to deliver a report in April recommending steps Congress can take to be more accessible and inclusive, and to better serve efforts to confront social injustice. The CPA Executive Committee urges the Federation to act swiftly on the Advisory Committee’s recommendations and commits to working with the BCSA and other learned societies to help address the challenge that racism poses to Canadian society.
The CPA Executive Committee
The CPA Equity Committee
All registration fees waived for students who identify as Black, Indigenous, or Person of Colour. see more
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Early bird registration ends Wednesday, March 31
You have until March 31st to benefit from discounted Congress registration rates. Thanks to a generous donation from Trent University, the Association Conference Fee for all current members of the Canadian Philosophical Association has been waived for 2021. We also include all non-member participants who identify as Black, Indigenous, or other Person of Colour in this offer. Please consult the chart below for more details.
Complimentary Congress registration for students who identify as Black, Indigenous, or other Person of Colour
If you are a Student (member or non-member) who self-identifies as Black, Indigenous, or other Person of Colour, your 2021 Congress fee is waived. Please use this link to complete your registration (you will need to copy it into your browser): https://fhss.swoogo.com/21-registration-inscription/register?reg_type_id=153506 You will select the Student Member option for your Association Conference registration.
Early Bird Congress
(before March 31)
Early Bird CPA
(as of April 1)
Regular CPA Member $140 $0 $165 $0 Student/Retired/Unwaged Member $55 $0 $70 $0 Student Member who identifies as Black, Indigenous, or other Person of Colour $0 $0 $0 $0 Non-member $140 $40 $165 $40 Non Member who identifies as Black, Indigenous, or other Person of Colour $140 ($55 Retired/ Unwaged) $0 $165 ($70 Retired/Unwaged) $0 Student/Retired/Unwaged Non-member $55 $40 $70 $40 Student Non-Member who identifies as Black, Indigenous, or other Person of Colour $0 $0 $0 $0
Congress 2021 Quick Links
Tarifs de préinscription au Congrès se terminent le 31 mars
L'offre pour bénéficier des tarifs de préinscription au Congrès se termine le 31 mars. Grâce à un don généreux de l' Université Trent, le frais des conférences d'association est annulé pour les membres de l'Association canadienne de philosophie. Nous incluons également les non-membres qui s'identifient comme personnes noires ou autochtones dans cette offre. Veuillez consulter le table ci-dessous pour plus de détails.
Accès gratuit au Congrès pour étudiants qui s'identifient comme des personnes noires ou autochtones
Si vous assistez à une conférence d'association au Congrès et que vous êtes un(e) étudiant(e) qui s'identifie comme une personne noire ou autochtone, vous n'aurez pas à payer de frais d'inscription au Congrès 2021. Veuillez utiliser le lien d'inscription suivant (vous devrez copier et coller le lien dans votre navigateur): https://fhss.swoogo.com/21-registration-inscription/register?reg_type_id=153506 Vous sélectionnez l'option Membre, étudiant pour votre inscription.
Tarifs de préinscription au Congrès
(date limite 31 mars)
Tarifs de préinscription au conférence de l'ACP
Tarif d'inscription au Congrès
(à compter du 1er avril)
Tarif d'inscription au conférence de l'ACP Membre $140 $0 $165 $0 Membre Étudiant, retraité et non salarié $55 $0 $70 $0 Membre Étudiant qui s'identifie comme personne noire ou autochtone $0 $0 $0 $0 Non-membre $140 $40 $165 $40 Non-Membre qui s'identifie comme personne noire ou autochtone $140 ($55 retraité et non salarié) $0 $165 ($70 retraité et non salarié) $0 Non-Membre Étudiant, retraité et non salarié $55 $40 $70 $40 Non-Membre , Étudiant qui s'identifie comme personne noire ou autochtone $0 $0 $0 $0
Deadline extended! The CPA invites submissions for its 2021 annual meeting. see more
*Call for Papers - Extended Deadline!*
The Canadian Philosophical Association
2021 Annual Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences
May 31- June 3 2021
University of Alberta
The Canadian Philosophical Association invites submissions of papers, abstracts, and Invited Symposium proposals for the 2021 annual meeting. This meeting is part of the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences and will take place alongside meetings of other learned societies. The CPA meeting will take place May 31 – June 3 and will include up to ten concurrent sessions. Every area of philosophy is represented, with several hundred philosophers attending from across the globe. The Canadian Journal of Philosophy sponsors a plenary keynote given by a distinguished philosopher. The program committee anonymously referees abstracts as well as full papers and will consider proposals for Invited Symposia. Submissions in all areas of philosophy are welcome. The Association is committed to organizing an accessible and inclusive meeting.
The 2021 Congress will be virtual. For more information, visit https://congress2021.ca/congress-2021-announcement.
The deadline for Invited Symposium proposals is midnight, November 30, 2020. The deadline for abstract and paper submissions is midnight, January 18, 2021. For detailed instructions, please visit https://www.acpcpa.ca/cpages/submit
Volunteers to chair or comment are encouraged. To volunteer, please visit https://www.acpcpa.ca/cpages/volunteer
"See" you at Congress! see more
Visit our Congress page for links to the 2021 program, new virtual conference information, and more! Register today and join over 200 CPA colleagues at this historic virtual meeting of the Federation of Humanities and Social Sciences. Thanks to a generous donation from Trent University, CPA Association Conference registration is free to all members of the Canadian Philosophical Association. We also include all non-member participants who identify as Black, Indigenous, or other Person of Colour in this offer.
Charles W. Mills (CUNY) joins colleagues from across Canada to discuss this important issue. June 2. see more
Racism and Colonialism in Canadian Philosophy
Racisme et colonialisme en philosophie canadienne
Wednesday, June 2 / mercredi, le 2 juin
5PM MT/ 17h (HAR)
Bilingual presentation with simultaneous interpretation in English and French/Présentation bilingue avec l'interprétation simultanée en anglais et français
Dans le cadre d’un hommage à l’œuvre de Charles W. Mills, l’Association canadienne de philosophie organise une table ronde bilingue sur le thème de Racisme et colonialisme en philosophie canadienne. Partant de l’influence marquante des travaux de Charles W. Mills sur le racisme en philosophie politique et en philosophie de la race, les intervenants partageront leurs réflexions sur les problèmes du racisme et du colonialisme en contexte canadien et discuterons de la manière que ces problématiques ont orienté leurs propres recherches.
Charles W. Mills (CUNY) en dialogue avec Agnès Berthelot-Raffard (York), Ryoa Chung (Université de Montréal), Naïma Hamrouni (Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières), Chike Jeffers (Dalhousie), Meena Krishnamurty (Queen’s), Yann Allard-Tremblay (McGill), Audrey Yap (Victoria). La table ronde sera animée par Tiffany Gordon (Dalhousie) et Alisha Sharma (Queen’s)
Cet événement ouvert est parrainé par la Fédération des sciences humaines, le Canadian Journal of Philosophy, et le Centre de Recherche en Éthique
As a tribute to the work of Charles W. Mills, the Canadian Philosophical Association is organizing a bilingual round table on the theme of Racism and Colonialism in Canadian Philosophy. As an homage to the work of Charles W. Mills, the speakers will discuss the problems of racism and colonialism in the Canadian context and how these questions influence their research.
Charles W. Mills (CUNY) in conversation with Agnès Berthelot-Raffard (York), Ryoa Chung (Université de Montréal), Naïma Hamrouni (Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières), Chike Jeffers (Dalhousie), Meena Krishnamurty (Queen’s), Yann Allard-Tremblay (McGill), Audrey Yap (Victoria). The roundtable will be moderated by Tiffany Gordon (Dalhousie) et Alisha Sharma (Queen’s).
This open event is sponsored by the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, the Canadian Journal of Philosophy, and the Centre de Recherche en Éthique.
Jason Stanley (Yale) argues that there are no slurs. June 1st. see more
The Canadian Journal of Philosophy
"There are no slurs"
Jason Stanley (Yale)
Tuesday, June 1 / mardi, le 1er juin
4.30PM MT / 16h30 (HAR)
In the past two decades, linguists and philosophers have focused on what they have widely regarded as a distinctive linguistic category - slurs. In this talk, joint work with David Beaver, we argue that in an important sense this is mistaken. Many of the so-called distinctive properties of slurs - connections to stereotypes, perspectives, hyper-projectivity - are properties of language generally. Other supposed properties of slurs - their supposedly taboo nature - are explicable on other grounds. In an important sense, there are no slurs.