Conf: Ethics

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From: Irfan Khawaja <khawajaenator@gmail.com>
Subject: CFP: Ninth Annual Felician Ethics Conference

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

The ninth annual Felician Ethics Conference will be held at the Rutherford Campus of Felician College
223 Montross Ave
Rutherford, NJ 07070
on Saturday, April 25, 2015, 9 am – 6 pm

Plenary Speaker:

James Stacey Taylor (The College of New Jersey)

“Markets in Political Votes: A Moral Defense”

Submissions on any topic in moral and political philosophy are welcome, not exceeding 25 minutes’ presentation time (approximately 3,000 words). Please send submissions via email in format suitable for blind review by March 1, 2015 to: felicianethicsconference@gmail.com.

Submissions are invited for a special session on topics at the intersection of ethics, counseling psychology, and psychiatry.

Contact person: Irfan Khawaja, khawajai at felician dot edu. For more information, go to https://felicianethics.wordpress.com/.

 

Conf: Agency and Responsibity

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From: Shoemaker, David <dshoemak@tulane.edu>
Subject: CfA: NOWAR 3

 
This is a call for abstracts for the third biennial New Orleans Workshop on Agency and Responsibility (NOWAR), to be held in New Orleans, LA at the Intercontinental Hotel on November 5-7, 2015. Abstracts are welcome on any topic having to do with agency and/or responsibility. Perspectives beyond just those from moral philosophy (e.g., psychology, legal theory, neuroscience, economics, metaphysics, and more) are welcome. (To see more about the workshop’s general aims and other details, follow this link: http://murphy.tulane.edu/events/new-orleans-workshop-on-agency-and-responsiblity.

Abstracts should be no more than 3 double-spaced pages and are due no later than March 15, 2015. They do NOT need to be prepared for blind review. Please send abstracts by e-mail to David Shoemaker: dshoemak@tulane.edu. A program committee will evaluate submissions and make decisions by early May. The authors of all accepted abstracts will be expected to provide drafts of their essays for distribution to NOWAR attendees four weeks prior to the workshop, present their ideas at the workshop, and then commit the final versions of their essays (subject to external review) to the fourth volume of Oxford Studies in Agency and Responsibility (which is expected to be published in early 2017). Those who presented at the second NOWAR (in 2013) are ineligible to present at the third (in 2015).
The workshop, sponsored by the generous support of the Murphy Institute at Tulane University, will involve 11 presentations (including two keynote speakers), from which will be drawn the papers contributing to Oxford Studies in Agency and Responsibility.

Keynote Speakers, 2015:

Julia Driver, Professor of Philosophy, Washington University, St. Louis

Derk Pereboom, Susan Linn Sage Professor in Philosophy and Ethics; Stanford H. Taylor ’50 Chair of the Sage School, Cornell University

 

Summer School: Metaphysics of Science

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From: Tuomas E. Tahko <tuomas.tahko@helsinki.fi>
Subject: Metaphysics of Science Summer School (MoSSS) & Workshop, Helsinki, July 22-26
There are only a handful of spots remaining for MoSSS, so act quickly to avoid disappointment!

Further to the original, advert (below), I should clarify one thing about the CFP: you can send your application to attend MoSSS any time, but the CFP for the five speaker slots in the final workshop runs parallel to this. I can assure full consideration for all abstracts received by January 15, 2015. But if you don’t have a spot at the summer school, you can’t present at the workshop, so make sure to apply for a spot at MoSSS first!


METAPHYSICS OF SCIENCE SUMMER SCHOOL & WORKSHOP
University of Helsinki
July 22-26, 2015

Applications are invited for the Metaphysics of Science Summer School (MoSSS) and Workshop in Helsinki, July 22-26, 2015. The summer school will involve four days of classes from leading philosophers working at the intersection of metaphysics and philosophy of science and finish with a workshop consisting of five talks from the summer school participants.

The summer school is open for advanced undergraduates, graduate students, and early-career researchers (but exceptions are possible).

Coordinator: Tuomas E. Tahko (Helsinki)

Lecturers:
Rani Lill Anjum (Norwegian University of Life Sciences) (TBC)
David Braddon-Mitchell (University of Sydney)
Anjan Chakravartty (University of Notre Dame)
Marc Lange (UNC Chapel Hill)
Kristie Miller (University of Sydney)
Stephen Mumford (University of Nottingham)
L.A. Paul (UNC Chapel Hill)

Preliminary topics:
laws of nature
meta-laws
causation
counterfactuals
metaphysics of time
time travel
scientific realism
methodological issues in metaphysics of science
metaphysics of temporal experience
cross-temporal decision making
natural properties
dispositions
modality
Call for applications
To get a place at the summer school, send an e-mail to tuomas.tahko@helsinki.fi with the following information:
Name and institutional affiliation
Contact e-mail
Academic status (undergraduate/graduate student/early-career researcher)
A brief (up to ~300 words) description of why you wish to attend MoSSS and what your background is
Spots at the summer school are limited and will be filled on an on-going basis, so early applications are advised.

Call for papers
Graduate students and early-career researchers attending MoSSS will also have a chance to present their work for other participants and the lecturers on the last day, July 26th. There will be five slots for presented papers. If you wish to be considered for one of these in addition to attending the summer school, please indicate this and send an abstract (up to ~500 words) of a paper on the metaphysics of science, suitable for a 40min presentation.

Registration
Registration is expected to open in February 2015. Registration details will be provided to accepted applicants in due course. Preliminary tuition fees are as follows (but discounts are possible, subject to pending funding applications):
Students (undergraduate & graduate) and non-salaried: 350 EUR
Early-career researchers (salaried): 450 EUR
Fees include tuition, refreshments during the summer school, and a social dinner. Participants are expected to arrange travel and accommodation for themselves, but assistance will be provided for this and accommodation at University lodgings may be possible.

Information also at:

http://philevents.org/event/show/16383

http://ttahko.net/essential-knowledge/2014/metaphysics-of-science-summer-school-mosss-workshop/

The summer school and workshop are organized by the Academy of Finland project The Epistemology of Metaphysics, in collaboration with the Finnish Society for Scientific Metaphysics and Dynamis: The Finnish Network for Metaphysics.

http://ttahko.net/essential-knowledge/

http://www.dynamisfi.org/

 

Conf: Ned Block

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From: Bence Nanay <bence@mail.ubc.ca>
Subject: CFP: Workshop with and on Ned Block, May 12, 2015, Centre for Philosophical Psychology, University of Antwerp

Centre for Philosophical Psychology, University of Antwerp

Call for papers: Workshop with and on Ned Block, University of Antwerp, May 12, 2015.

Ned Block will give the Fourth Annual Marc Jeannerod Lecture (on empirically grounded philosophy of mind) on May 13, 2015. To accompany this lecture, the University of Antwerp organizes a workshop on May 12 on recent work by Ned Block where he will be present (besides some other invited speakers).

CFP: There are several slots reserved for contributed papers (no parallel sections). Only blinded submissions are accepted.

Length: 3000 words. Single spaced!

Deadline: January 31, 2015. Papers should be sent to nanay@berkeley.edu

More info: http://webh01.ua.ac.be/bence.nanay/paw.htm

Bence Nanay
Professor of Philosophy and BOF Research Professor (ZAPTTBOF)
Centre for Philosophical Psychology
University of Antwerp
D 413, Grote Kauwenberg 18,
2000 Antwerp, Belgium
Tel: +32 32654340
and
Senior Research Associate
Peterhouse, University of Cambridge
Cambridge, CB2 1RD, UK

http://uahost.uantwerpen.be/bence.nanay

Recently published: Bence Nanay: Between Perception and Action. Oxford University Press, 2013 http://ukcatalogue.oup.com/product/9780199695379.do

 

Conf: Ned Block

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From: Bence Nanay <bence@mail.ubc.ca>
Subject: CFP: Workshop with and on Ned Block, May 12, 2015, Centre for Philosophical Psychology, University of Antwerp

Centre for Philosophical Psychology, University of Antwerp

Call for papers: Workshop with and on Ned Block, University of Antwerp, May 12, 2015.

Ned Block will give the Fourth Annual Marc Jeannerod Lecture (on empirically grounded philosophy of mind) on May 13, 2015. To accompany this lecture, the University of Antwerp organizes a workshop on May 12 on recent work by Ned Block where he will be present (besides some other invited speakers).

CFP: There are several slots reserved for contributed papers (no parallel sections). Only blinded submissions are accepted.

Length: 3000 words. Single spaced!

Deadline: January 31, 2015. Papers should be sent to nanay@berkeley.edu

More info: http://webh01.ua.ac.be/bence.nanay/paw.htm

Bence Nanay
Professor of Philosophy and BOF Research Professor (ZAPTTBOF)
Centre for Philosophical Psychology
University of Antwerp
D 413, Grote Kauwenberg 18,
2000 Antwerp, Belgium
Tel: +32 32654340
and
Senior Research Associate
Peterhouse, University of Cambridge
Cambridge, CB2 1RD, UK

http://uahost.uantwerpen.be/bence.nanay

Recently published: Bence Nanay: Between Perception and Action. Oxford University Press, 2013 http://ukcatalogue.oup.com/product/9780199695379.do

 

CfP: Special Issue of JBSP on “Identity and Difference”

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From: Rafael Winkler <rafaelwinkler@googlemail.com>

Subject: CFP: Special Issue of JBSP, Identity and Difference

 

CALL FOR PAPERS: Identity and Difference Special Issue of the Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology

Guest Editors: Rafael Winkler (University of Johannesburg) and Abraham Olivier (University of Fort Hare)

Identity and difference raise a host of philosophical questions ranging from metaphysical problems concerning the nature of multiplicity, alterity, personal identity and subjectivity to ethical and political issues such as inclusiveness, diversity, solidarity and resistance. Since the second half of the 20th century these notions have enjoyed special attention as the vast literature on the metaphysics, ethics and politics of identity and difference testifies. This includes a wide array of works by continental philosophers (Deleuze, Lyotard, Heidegger, Levinas), analytical philosophers of mind (Parfit, Shoemaker, Dennett, Searle) as well as moral and political philosophers (Taylor, Rawls). The significance of place and time for the constitution of personal and political identities and differences has also been receiving considerable attention recently, opening up philosophical debates in literature, art, architecture, anthropology and geography.

The special issue of the Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology invites contributions from all traditions of philosophy and other related disciplines on this rich discussion of identity and difference.

Submissions on the following topics are particularly welcome: · Identity and difference in metaphysics/phenomenology/philosophy of mind/political philosophy/ethics · The meaning or experience of identity and difference · Selfhood, personhood, autonomy, alterity · The nature of and relationship between subjectivity and political collectivity · The relations between personal identity, time, memory, space and place · The formation of cultural identities and global change · Identity politics and the politics of difference

The deadline for submissions is the 4 May 2015 for publication in JBSP.

Manuscripts should be ca. 8000 words in length (including references and footnotes). All manuscripts must be prepared for anonymous review and submitted to ujphenomenology@gmail.com.

Further enquiries can be addressed to Rafael Winkler (Guest Editor) at rwinkler@uj.ac.za, Abraham Olivier (Guest Editor) at aolivier@ufh.ac.za or Ullrich Haase (Editor-in-Chief) at U.Haase@mmu.ac.uk.

CfP: Special Issue of JBSP on “Identity and Difference”

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From: Rafael Winkler <rafaelwinkler@googlemail.com>
Subject: CFP: Special Issue of JBSP, Identity and Difference

 

CALL FOR PAPERS: Identity and Difference

Special Issue of the Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology

Guest Editors: Rafael Winkler (University of Johannesburg) and Abraham Olivier (University of Fort Hare)

Identity and difference raise a host of philosophical questions ranging from metaphysical problems concerning the nature of multiplicity, alterity, personal identity and subjectivity to ethical and political issues such as inclusiveness, diversity, solidarity and resistance. Since the second half of the 20th century these notions have enjoyed special attention as the vast literature on the metaphysics, ethics and politics of identity and difference testifies. This includes a wide array of works by continental philosophers (Deleuze, Lyotard, Heidegger, Levinas), analytical philosophers of mind (Parfit, Shoemaker, Dennett, Searle) as well as moral and political philosophers (Taylor, Rawls). The significance of place and time for the constitution of personal and political identities and differences has also been receiving considerable attention recently, opening up philosophical debates in literature, art, architecture, anthropology and geography.

The special issue of the Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology invites contributions from all traditions of philosophy and other related disciplines on this rich discussion of identity and difference.

Submissions on the following topics are particularly welcome:

· Identity and difference in metaphysics/phenomenology/philosophy of mind/political philosophy/ethics
· The meaning or experience of identity and difference
· Selfhood, personhood, autonomy, alterity
· The nature of and relationship between subjectivity and political collectivity
· The relations between personal identity, time, memory, space and place
· The formation of cultural identities and global change
· Identity politics and the politics of difference
The deadline for submissions is the 4th of May 2015 for publication in JBSP. Manuscripts should be ca. 8000 words in length (including references and footnotes). All manuscripts must be prepared for anonymous review and submitted to ujphenomenology@gmail.com. Further enquiries can be addressed to Rafael Winkler (Guest Editor) at rwinkler@uj.ac.za, Abraham Olivier (Guest Editor) at aolivier@ufh.ac.za or Ullrich Haase (Editor-in-Chief) at U.Haase@mmu.ac.uk.

 

Conf: Society for Exact Philosophy

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From: sandra lapointe <lapointe@mcmaster.ca>
Subject: CFP – Society for Exact Philosophy 2015

 

The 43rd annual meeting of the Society for Exact Philosophy will be held at McMaster University (Hamilton, ON), 22-24 May 2015. It is organized by the Departments of Philosophy at McMaster University and the University of Waterloo.
CALL FOR PAPERS
The Society for Exact Philosophy invites submissions for its 2015 meeting. Paper submissions in all areas of analytic philosophy are welcomed.
Invited Speakers:

Kathrin Koslicki (Alberta)
Diana Raffman (Toronto)
Gillian Russell (Washington University, Saint Louis)

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: January 5, 2015.
For submission instructions and further information: http://www.phil.ufl.edu/SEP/meeting/2015/index.html
If you have any question, please contact the organisers:

Sandra Lapointe: lapointe@mcmaster.ca

David DeVidi: david.devidi@uwaterloo.ca
Sandra Lapointe

Associate Professor
Department of Philosophy

Academic Director
Lewis and Ruth Sherman Centre for Digital Scholarship

Research Affiliate
Bertrand Russell Research Centre

Editor in Chief
Journal for the History of Analytical Philosophy

https://jhaponline.org/jhap/

Contact:

Dr. Sandra Lapointe
Department of Philosophy
McMaster University
University Hall 310A
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario, L8S 4K1
Tel: 905-525-9140, ext. 24312

http://www.humanities.mcmaster.ca/~lapointe/

 

Conf: Society for Exact Philosophy

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From: sandra lapointe <lapointe@mcmaster.ca>
Subject: CFP – Society for Exact Philosophy 2015

 

The 43rd annual meeting of the Society for Exact Philosophy will be held at McMaster University (Hamilton, ON), 22-24 May 2015. It is organized by the Departments of Philosophy at McMaster University and the University of Waterloo.
CALL FOR PAPERS
The Society for Exact Philosophy invites submissions for its 2015 meeting. Paper submissions in all areas of analytic philosophy are welcomed.
Invited Speakers:

Kathrin Koslicki (Alberta)
Diana Raffman (Toronto)
Gillian Russell (Washington University, Saint Louis)

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: January 5, 2015.
For submission instructions and further information: http://www.phil.ufl.edu/SEP/meeting/2015/index.html
If you have any question, please contact the organisers:

Sandra Lapointe: lapointe@mcmaster.ca

David DeVidi: david.devidi@uwaterloo.ca
Sandra Lapointe

Associate Professor
Department of Philosophy

Academic Director
Lewis and Ruth Sherman Centre for Digital Scholarship

Research Affiliate
Bertrand Russell Research Centre

Editor in Chief
Journal for the History of Analytical Philosophy

https://jhaponline.org/jhap/

Contact:

Dr. Sandra Lapointe
Department of Philosophy
McMaster University
University Hall 310A
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario, L8S 4K1
Tel: 905-525-9140, ext. 24312

http://www.humanities.mcmaster.ca/~lapointe/

 

Conf: Explaining Religion: Cognitive Science of Religion and Naturalism

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From: Eyghen, H.M.R.A. van <h.m.r.a.van.eyghen@vu.nl>
Subject: CFP Workshop ‘Explaining Religion. Cognitive Science of Religion and Naturalism’

 

Workshop ‘Explaining Religion. Cognitive Science of Religion and Naturalism’

 

When: December 4th-5th 2015

Where: VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Organizers: Hans van Eyghen, Rik Peels, and Gijsbert van den Brink

http://www.abrahamkuypercenter.vu.nl/nl/index.asp

 

Although Cognitive Science of Religion (CSR) is still a rather young discipline, its main theories have been the subject of considerable debate. One main point of discussion is whether cognitive theories explain religion. The title of Pascal Boyer’s book Religion Explained (2002) signals that at least one goal of CSR is to explain religion. Many authors have interpreted ‘explaining’ as explaining away and have argued that CSR-theories have not explained religion away because the truth of religion is compatible with the main theories in CSR.

 

This workshop will focus on a different question, viz. whether CSR-theories allow for a natural explanation of religion, where a natural explanation is a scientific one that does not involve anything supernatural or spooky. When it relies on the principle of parsimony (Occam’s Razor), a natural explanation of religion makes the existence of anything supernatural superfluous . Daniel Dennett already suggested something along these lines in his 2006 book Breaking the Spell: Religion as a Natural Phenomenon. Since then, few scholars have discussed this particular issue in CSR. The topic raises questions about explanation, naturalism and the evidential weight of religious cognition.

Confirmed speakers:
- Dr. Helen de Cruz (Oxford University), author of the upcoming book A Natural History of Natural Theology (2014)

- Prof. Dr. Robert McCauley (Emory University), co-author of Rethinking Religion: Connecting Cognition and Culture (1993), Why Religion is Natural and Science is Not (2011)

- Prof. Dr. Aku Visala (University of Helsinki), author of Naturalism, Theism and the Cognitive Study of Religion (2011)
We invite contributions from philosophers, theologians and scientists. Please send a 1,000 word abstract to h.m.r.a.van.eyghen@vu.nl by June 15th 2015. The abstract should be suitable for blind review. Questions can be sent to the same email address. Possible topics include but are not limited to:

· What do the main theories of CSR explain?

· Do the main theories in CSR amount to a naturalistic explanation of religion?

· Does a natural model of religious belief explain away religion?

· Does CSR speak in favor of naturalism?

· Is there a standard CSR explanation of religion?

· Is a naturalistic interpretation of CSR preferable to a theistic interpretation?

· Does a natural explanation of religious cognition make a difference to the epistemic status of religious belief?

 

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