Wednesday, February 04, 2009

CFP: Society for Philosophy in the Contemporary World

Society for Philosophy in the Contemporary World
Call for Papers
16th Annual Conference
July 18-23, 2009
Pine Lake Environmental Campus, Hartwick College, Oneonta, New York
(Shuttle Service from Albany Airport will be available)

We invite submissions for the 16th-annual conference of SPCW. We welcome paper on all topics, from any and all philosophical traditions. The society fosters and supports productive philosophical exchange in a constructive environment. New members are always welcomed!

This year, the society will hold SPECIAL SESSIONS on the following topics:
1) Living Mindfully: Food, Environment, Technology
2) Whither Liberal Arts?
3) Sport, Play, and Leisure

Additional possible topics might include any of the following, many of which have been themes of conferences over the past 16 years:

Work, Labor, Creation
Philosophy of Place
Bridging Analytic and Continental Philosophy
Literary Theory
Religious and Secular Institutions in the Contemporary World
Discourse and Dissent
Tradition and Memory
Multiculturalism and Philosophy
Human Nature and Human Habitats
Philosophy and Everyday Life
Authenticity, Autonomy, and Authority: Problems of Authority in the Contemporary World
Intersubjectivity: Self, Other, and Lifeworld
Time, History, and Social Change
Philosophy and Humanistic Studies
Culture and Ethics
Power, Law and the Possibility of Peace
Applying the Virtues
The Relevance of Philosophy
Justice and Identity in a Global Context

Please Note: As an open society, we welcome and encourage papers on any topic related to philosophy on the contemporary world (broadly construed).

Standard submissions: papers with a maximum length of 3,000 words. Alternative presentation and creative proposals will be given consideration. Electronic submissions are preferred.
Submissions are due March 1, 2009
Questions and submissions (prepared for blind review) should be sent to the following address:

Conference Co-Chairs:
Ramon Das Jeremy Wisnewski
University of Wellington, Victoria Hartwick College


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