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CFP: Society for Analytical Feminism August 5, 2015

Filed under: CFP — KateNorlock @ 8:50 pm
SAF Session at the Central Division APA
March 2-5, 2016
Palmer House, Chicago
The Society for Analytical Feminism invites submissions for a session at the 2016 Central Division APA meetings.
The Society seeks papers that examine feminist issues by methods broadly construed as analytic, or discuss the use of analytic philosophical methods as applied to feminist issues. Reading time should be about 20 minutes. Authors should submit either  (1) a paper, or (2) an extended abstract, as detailed as possible (up to 1000 words) accompanied by a bibliography. Please delete all self-identifying references from your submission to ensure anonymity.
Send submissions as a word attachment to Robin Dillon <rsd2 at lehigh dot edu>.
Deadline for submissions: August 15, 2015.
Graduate students or underfunded professionals whose papers are accepted will be eligible for the Society’s $250 Travel Stipend. Please indicate on a separate page (or in your covering letter) if you fall into one of these categories.

CFP: Ergo, an Open Access Journal July 10, 2013

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Ergo, An Open Access Journal of Philosophy

Ergo is a general, open access philosophy journal accepting submissions on
all philosophical topics and from all philosophical traditions. This
includes, among other things: history of philosophy, work in both the
analytic and continental traditions, as well as formal and empirically
informed philosophy.

Ergo uses a triple-anonymous peer review process and aims to return
decisions within two months on average.

Ergo is published by MPublishing at the University of Michigan and
sponsord by the Department of Philosophy at the University of Toronto.
Papers are published as they are accepted; there is no regular publication

To submit a paper, please register and login to Ergo’s editorial
management system.
Submitted manuscripts should be prepared for anonymous review, containing
no identifying information. Submissions need not conform to the journal
style unless and until accepted for publication.

Submission and publication is free, but the journal essentially depends on
the support of reliable reviewers returning informative reports in a timely
manner. We hope that you will consider acting as referee for Ergo if asked
by one of its editors. We also hope that you will consider submitting your
work to Ergo.

Managing Editors
Franz Huber (University of Toronto)
Jonathan Weisberg (University of Toronto)
ergo.editors [at] gmail.com

Section Editors
Rachael Briggs (Australian National University & Griffith University)
Eleonora Cresto (University of Buenos Aires)
Vincenzo Crupi (University of Turin)
Imogen Dickie (University of Toronto)
Catarina Dutilh-Novaes (University of Groningen)
Kenny Easwaran (University of Southern California)
Matt Evans (University of Michigan)
Laura Franklin-Hall (New York University)
Ole Hjortland (LMU Munich)
Michelle Kosch (Cornell University)
Antonia LoLordo (University of Virginia)
Christy Mag Uidhir (University of Houston)
Julia Markovits (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Lionel McPherson (Tufts University)
Jennifer Nagel (University of Toronto)
Jill North (Cornell University)
Brian O’Connor (University College Dublin)
Laurie A. Paul (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
Richard Pettigrew (Bristol University)
Martin Pickavé (University of Toronto)
Adam Sennet (University of California at Davis)
Nishi Shah (Amherst College)
Quayshawn Spencer (University of San Francisco)
Ásta Sveinsdóttir (San Francisco State University)
Robbie Williams (University of Leeds)
Wayne Wu (Carnegie Mellon University)
Jiji Zhang (Lingnan University)


CFP: Sustaining and What Sustains June 19, 2013

Filed under: Uncategorized — KateNorlock @ 3:27 pm

Second call — Deadline July 1st!

The Society for Women in Philosophy (Pacific Division) is inviting contributions for its annual conference.

November 9-10, 2013

Arizona State University

Tempe, Arizona

Keynote speaker: Margaret Walker (Marquette)

Sustaining and What Sustains

We invite papers that think broadly about the theme of sustaining and what sustains. When we think of what needs to be sustained, we might think of the environment, communities, cultures, friendships, family, self-esteem, trust, the humanities, human and animal welfare, and ourselves as knowers and cultural producers. In light of what humanly created or natural threats does the need to be sustained arise? In sustaining what matters, what ways of relating, activities, attitudes, and socio-political principles and structures are important? What is it that sustains us as individuals and collectively, bodily, epistemically, culturally, aesthetically, and spiritually?

Papers do not need to address the theme in order to be considered. We invite work from all areas of philosophy and all ways of doing philosophy. We are a friendly group and promise good conversation and lively debate.

In order to make our conference affordable we do not charge a registration fee. Some refreshments/food will be provided. Small travel stipends are available for graduate students and un/underemployed philosophers. Please let us know with your submission if you would like to be considered for one of these.

Deadline for submission: July 1, 2013

Please send your ~3,000 word paper suitable for a 30 minute presentation to: Nellie Wieland, Executive Secretary, PSWIP [nellie dot wieland at gmail dot com].  Any questions you may have about the conference can be directed to Nellie Wieland. Please see the conference web site for information and updates.


CFA: Philosophy and Text February 8, 2013

Filed under: Uncategorized — KateNorlock @ 9:31 pm

Call for Abstracts (deadline May 1, 2013)

“The Last Chapter”

Lehigh University Department of Philosophy
Inaugural Annual Conference
Thursday, October 3 – Friday October 4, 2013

Keynote speakers:
Paul Guyer, Jonathan Nelson Professor of Humanities and Philosophy, Brown University
Nancy Sherman, University Professor, Georgetown University

 The Lehigh University Philosophy Department invites submissions for our first annual philosophy conference.  Submissions should address one of two dimensions of the conference theme: either aspects of the often under-read or overlooked final chapters, sections, or moments of philosophical texts, or philosophy’s relation to the idea of its own “final chapter” or of that of some other domain.

Topics for submissions focusing on the theme’s first dimension—texts– include, but are not limited to:  How do the text’s concluding thoughts stand in relation to the remainder of the work? How do they inform or deform the coherence of the philosophical project at hand?  How does one properly end a philosophical work? Is it important to attend to the last chapter? Papers may treat specific texts or specific oeuvres: e.g., the Critique of Pure Reason or Kant’s oeuvre, Tractatus 7 or Wittgenstein’s oeuvre, Leviathan or Hobbes’s oeuvre.  Submissions are welcome on any period of philosophy or employing any method of following philosophical inspiration. 

 Papers focusing on the second theme dimension might address such questions as these: Does or should philosophy see itself as aiming for a concluding chapter or as eventually reaching an end?  Is our enterprise necessarily interminable? If not a conclusion, what other ends, if any, does or should philosophy seek? How does or might philosophy distinctively address the end(s) or endings in other disciplines or domains of life?

Submission deadline:
May 1, 2013

notification by June 15, 2013

Electronic submission of detailed abstracts (750-1000 words) should be in MSWord or pdf format.  Reading time for presented papers is 30 minutes.

Send abstracts as attachments to: amy206 [at] lehigh [dot] eduwith “conference submission” as the subject. Please include in body of e-mail your name, paper title, institutional affiliation, and contact information.


CFP: Judgement and Embodiment (Special Issue of PhaenEx) December 13, 2012

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PhaenEx: journal of existential and phenomenological theory and culture


Call for papers for special edited issue: Judgement and Embodiment
(volume 9.3, to be published in Fall/Winter 2014)


Editors: Alexis Shotwell (Carleton University) and Ada Jaarsma (Mount Royal University)


Feminist judgements about embodiment tend to be normative, identifying and undermining social prescriptions about bodily practices that limit flourishing and intensify oppression; conversely, feminist judgements are also often pragmatic, modeling forms of embodiment that aspire to emancipatory ways of living in the world. Embodiment can be seen, then, as an object of critique as well as a method of transformative critique, and both aspects of embodiment are animated by modes of judgement. Bodily practices that align with feminist resistance may make new capacities of judgement possible: for example, the cultivation of senses that are allergic to prejudicial forms of power and are attuned to non-oppressive relational dynamics. Might we affirm judgement itself as an embodied practice? Such a claim would be somewhat at odds with prevailing liberal scripts about judgement which warn us that judging another’s bodily practices might be impolite or impolitic. Existential and phenomenological approaches to critical theory call such liberal formulations into question, making way for more open-ended and positive conceptions of the intersections of judgement with embodiment.

This special issue will elaborate and explore the problem of embodiment, specifically from the vantage point of feminist concerns about domination and discrimination, on the one hand, and creative and affirmative becoming, on the other. We are especially interested in articles that reflect on particular—or even exemplary—cases that stage the problem of judgement and embodiment.

Deadline:   September 5, 2013

Papers should be prepared for anonymous review, and they can be sent to Alexis Shotwell (Alexis_Shotwell@carleton.ca) or Ada Jaarsma (ajaarsma@mtroyal.ca).


PhaenEx is an electronic journal affiliated with the Canadian based international Society for Existential and Phenomenological Theory and Culture / Théorie et culture existentialistes et phénoménologiques (EPTC/TCEP).

Our intent is to provide an interdisciplinary forum for original research in theory or culture from existential or phenomenological perspectives, broadly construed. This includes but is not restricted to philosophical and critical inquiries related to art, literature, science, technology, popular culture, religion, gender and sexuality, applied moral issues and social relations, as well as the history of continental philosophy itself. Submissions in both French and English are encouraged and all submissions are subject to peer review.

PhaenEx is a bi-annual publication: there is a Spring/Summer Open Issue, and a Fall/Winter Special Topics Issue. For each Open Issue the Editorial Executive welcomes submissions from authors both in and outside EPTC/TCEP. Typically, the Special Topics Issue is derived from a recent EPTC/TCEP panel session. Submissions are not limited to panel participants.

PhaenEx is indexed regularly in the Philosopher’s Index and is registered with the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ).

The journal’s website is here.


Speaker needed on social epistemology, at short notice November 3, 2010

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The Copenhagen Lund Workshops on Social Epistemology need a speaker for Nov 25, at quite short notice; abstracts requested by Nov 5. See the CFP copied below for the topics in which they’re interested. Seems an excellent opportunity for someone engaged with this sort of thing (N.B. the speaker need not be a philosopher).


We have an unexpected opening on Thursday NOV 25, 2010, during the
first of four Copenhagen Lund Workshops on Social Epistemology (2010-11).

If you have (informal or formal) results on one or more of the following:

– Pluralistic Ignorance
– Belief Polarization
– Echo Chambers
– Informational Cascades

please send a max 500 word abstract to frank.zenker@fil.lu.se on or
before Friday Nov 5th (this week!).
Expect decision within one day, be ready to travel to Copenhagen
between NOV 24/25 and 26 from European locations.

Expenses covered. Kindly pass on the message, the speaker need not
come from a philosophy department.

For the aims of the first workshop, please see

Frank Zenker
Department of Philosophy & Cognitive Science
Kungshuset, Lundagård
222 22 Lund
Tel. 0046 73 89 55 228




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