CFP: Bellingham Conference

CFP: Bellingham Summer Philosophy Conference 2012

The 13th annual Bellingham Summer Philosophy Conference will take place from July 29th to August 2nd, 2012, in Bellingham, Washington. Everyone in the world is invited to submit a paper, or to volunteer to be a commentator or session chair, but conference attendance is by invitation only, and will be primarily limited to those whose papers are accepted for presentation, and those volunteers who are asked to commentate/chair.

To submit a paper: Papers submitted to the 2012 BSPC are automatically and simultaneously submitted to both the conference and the BSPC 2012 special issue of Philosophical Studies, and every paper accepted for the conference will be published in the journal issue. So all submissions must be papers that are not submitted (or scheduled) for publication elsewhere. (Authors of accepted papers will have a chance to revise their papers, after getting feedback during the conference, before publication in the Philosophical Studies issue.)

Submissions should be prepared for anonymous review and emailed to the 2012 BSPC Program Committee at bspc2012 AT (Please include a word count, including footnotes and bibliography, on the first page of the paper.) Papers on any topic are welcome, but the conference program committee will be looking for papers that are of interest to all BSPC participants, regardless of AOS. Papers of any length will be considered, but shorter papers (under about 7,000 words, including footnotes and bibliography) will have a better chance of being accepted than longer papers.

The deadline for submissions is March 1st, 2012. Authors will be notified of the Program Committee’s decisions by mid-May.

To volunteer to be a commentator or chair: All volunteers should e-mail the 2012 BSPC Program Committee at Prospective commentators should indicate their areas of specialization. The deadline for volunteering is March 1st, 2012. Volunteers will be notified of the Program Committee’s decisions by mid-May.

Please note: The BSPC is a workshop-style conference whose participants are expected to read all of the papers in advance, to attend all of the sessions, and to come prepared for discussion. You should not submit a paper or volunteer to comment or chair unless you plan on being a responsible conference participant.

For more information about the conference, go here.