Conf: Epistemic Reasons

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From: Yves Bouchard <Yves.Bouchard@usherbrooke.ca>
Subject: CFA: CSE 2014 Epistemic Reasons

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

 

* EPISTEMIC REASONS *

 

International Symposium

November 7-8, 2014

University of Sherbrooke

Quebec, Canada

 

Organized by the

Canadian Society for Epistemology

 

Deadline: Monday September 29th

 

Epistemic reasons ground belief: in a factual sense they are actual grounds for belief, and in a normative sense they are good grounds for belief. This year’s symposium will be devoted to exploring the concept of epistemic reasons, whether factual or normative. Specific topics of presentation may include the relevance of practical interests and affective states to epistemic reasons, psychologism about epistemic reasons and its competitors, epistemic reasons in foundationalist, coherentist, and externalist frameworks, a priori epistemic reasons, epistemic reasons and testimonial knowledge, and the role of epistemic reasons in automatic vs. deliberative cognitive processes.

 

The languages of the symposium are English and French.

 

Authors are invited to submit a 250 word abstract (in English or in French) for a paper of 20-30 minutes reading time. The deadline for submitting an abstract is Monday September 29th. Abstracts can be submitted online.

 

For more information, visit the Symposium’s website at

 

http://sce-cse.recherche.usherbrooke.ca

 

or write to

 

Yves Bouchard yves.bouchard@usherbrooke.ca

David Matheson david_matheson@carleton.ca

 

 

Yves Bouchard

Department of Philosophy and Applied Ethics

University of Sherbrooke

2500, boulevard de l’Université

Sherbrooke (Québec)  J1K 2R1 Canada

Phone 819-821-8000

 

CONF: German Idealism

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From: Society for German Idealism <idealism@lclark.edu>
Subject: CONF: German Idealism cfp
THE SOCIETY FOR GERMAN IDEALISM
Call for PapersThe Society for German Idealism will meet​ in Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA​, during April 1-5, 2015.
ttps://sites.google.com/a/lclark.edu/idealism/sgi has information about the society.
The Society for German Idealism will meet in in conjunction with the Pacific APA; see​ ​
http://www.apaonline.org/events/event_details.asp?id=322900.

The Society for German Idealism ​especially ​welcomes submissions from women and members of minority groups.

Papers must not exceed a length of 3000 words. Include the following ten items:

(1) word count — 3000 words maximum!
(2) author’s name
(3) academic status (professor, unaffiliated, graduate student)
(4) highest earned degree (BA, MA, PhD)
(5) institutional affiliation (if any)
(6) mailing address
(7) email address
(8) telephone number
(9) the paper’s title
(10) an abstract — 100 words maximum!

Include this information in the body of your email and on the first page of your paper.

No more than one submission by the same author will be considered.

Label your attachment as follows: YourLastName_YourFirstName — for example, Hegel_Georg.doc
Email a copy of your paper, as an attachment, in Microsoft Word (.doc), Rich Text Format (.rtf), or Adobe Portable Document Format (.pdf) to ​idealism@lclark.edu.
Papers must be received by September 1.
Papers will be reviewed by a committee.
Three papers will be selected for presentation, and each paper will have a commentator.

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Notification of acceptance will be made via email in October.

Submissions whose authors cannot be contacted through email will be rejected.If you would like to serve as a commentator, please email idealism@lclark.edu by September 1​.

CONF: What is Expertise?

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From: Markus Seidel <maseidel@hotmail.com>
Subject: FW: CfP “The Philosophy of Expertise: What is Expertise?”

Call for Papers
Conference “The Philosophy of Expertise: What is Expertise?”

January, 12 – 13, 2015

University of Muenster, Germany

Topic and aim:

Individuals and groups in our society heavily rely on expertise – explicitly and implicitly: reference to scientific experts is explicitly used to underpin knowledge aspirations in many domains as well as to guide decisions; consulting a doctor or attending a lecture at least implicitly assumes trust in the respective expertise. Although pervasive in everyday practices, the study of various forms of expertise did not reveal a definite answer to the crucial question: What is expertise? Moreover, perspectives on potential answers to this question differ across disciplines: philosophy, psychology and the social sciences provide diverse angles from which to explore experts and expertise.

The conference aims at bringing these different perspectives together and at studying the phenomenon of expertise from an interdisciplinary point of view. It will be the start of a tripartite series of conferences on the philosophy of expertise: the second conference will take place at Ghent University/Belgium on the topic ‘How does expertise function?’ and the third conference will take place at the University of Tilburg/Netherlands on the topic ‘How to model expertise?’.

The key focus of the first conference in Muenster will be on the conceptual and classical epistemological issues concerning experts and expertise including:

  • What is expertise?

  • What is the function of expertise or what are its desiderata respectively?

  • What kinds of expertise are there?

  • Is there a reasonable cognitive threshold for being an expert?

  • What is expert knowledge and how to represent it?

  • How can a layperson identify experts and rationally distinguish between experts and frauds?

  • What is metaexpertise, who possesses it and which are the criteria for it?

  • Can there be rational disagreement between experts and, if so, how can we account for it?

  • Do we have any reasonable alternative to expertise or is our trust in experts plainly unavoidable?

Invited Speakers:

Rainer Bromme (University of Muenster)

Harry Collins (Cardiff University)

Alvin I. Goldman (Rutgers University)

Jörg Hardy (Russian Christian Academy for Humanities, St. Petersburg)

Oliver R. Scholz (University of Muenster)

Call for Papers:

There are 4 slots assigned for speakers providing an abstract (max. 3000 characters) until October, 30, 2014. Limited travel and accommodation cost for chosen speakers can be provided. Please send your abstract prepared for blind review as an e-mail attachment (.doc, .docx or .pdf) to Christian Quast (christian.quast@wwu.de).

We strongly encourage women who do research on these or similar questions to respond to our CfP.

 

Notification of acceptance: November, 21, 2014.

Contact:

If you have any questions regarding the conferences do not hesitate to contact the local organizers:

Muenster:

Christian Quast (christian.quast@wwu.de)

Markus Seidel (maseidel@hotmail.com)

 

Ghent:

Laszlo Kosolosky (Laszlo.Kosolosky@UGent.be)

 

Tilburg:

Dominik Klein (d.klein@tilburguniversity.edu)

Jan Sprenger (j.sprenger@tilburguniversity.edu)

 

CONF: North Carolina Philosophical Society

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From: White, W. Heath <whitew@uncw.edu>
Subject: CFP – 2015 North Carolina Philosophical Society meeting

 

NORTH CAROLINA PHILOSOPHICAL SOCIETY

 

February 27 & 28, 2015

North Carolina State University

Raleigh, North Carolina

Keynote Speaker: Peter van Inwagen

John Cardinal O’Hara Professor of Philosophy, University of Notre Dame

Research Professor, Duke University

CALL FOR PAPERS

Submitted Papers

Papers on any philosophical topic are welcome.  Due to the volume of submissions, submitted papers must be no longer than 3000 words.  The deadline to receive papers is Friday, January 2, 2015. Authors of accepted papers will be notified in mid-late January.

All submissions should be formatted for blind review and sent to Heath White, Associate Professor of Philosophy and NCPS Secretary-Treasurer, at whitew@uncw.edu.

In the body of your email, please indicate your name, email address, phone number, and institutional affiliation (if any). If you wish your paper to be considered for a prize (see below), please note whether you are an untenured faculty member, graduate student, or undergraduate.

Location

All sessions will be on the campus of NCSU. For those traveling by plane to the conference, the nearest airport is Raleigh/Durham (RDU).

Panels and Workshops

Panel and workshop proposals on any topic in philosophy, including its pedagogy, are welcome. Proposals should specify issues to be discussed, format (including time to be allotted), and names of presenters, and should include brief abstracts of presentations.

Undergraduate Papers

A sufficient number of undergraduate submissions will allow for a session devoted to papers by undergraduates. Undergraduate submissions should be clearly labeled as such.

Prizes

There will be a $175 prize for the best paper submitted by an untenured faculty member, a $125 prize for the best graduate student paper, and a $100 prize for the best undergraduate paper. Awarding of prizes is contingent on an adequate number of submissions.

Web site

Information about the North Carolina Philosophical Society and periodic updates about the conference can be found at http://www.northcarolinaphilosophicalsociety.org/.

 

Book Series: Studies in American Philosophy

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From: Sophie Rudland <srudland@pickeringchatto.co.uk>
Subject: Studies in American Philosophy (Pickering & Chatto)
Studies in American Philosophy is edited by Willem deVries (University of New Hampshire) and Henry Jackman (York University).   www.pickeringchatto.com/sap   This recently launched series seeks to foster a conception of American Philosophy that celebrates the diversity of American thought without confining it to any doctrine, school, or methodology. “American” philosophy is defined broadly, including Canadians, immigrants, and native Anglo- or Franco-phone North Americans. The series is dedicated to monographs and essay collections that examine all aspects of America’s distinctive philosophical tradition from the 17th Century onwards, and from all theoretical perspectives. Attention to the historical development and social context of the philosophers and philosophies is encouraged.
If you would like to discuss a project or research idea, please email Commissioning Assistant, Sophie Rudland: srudland@pickeringchatto.co.uk or one of the Series Editors.

CfP: Studies in American Philosophy

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From: Sophie Rudland <srudland@pickeringchatto.co.uk>
Subject: Studies in American Philosophy (Pickering & Chatto)

Studies in American Philosophy is edited by Willem deVries (University of New Hampshire) and Henry Jackman (York University).

 

www.pickeringchatto.com/sap

 

This recently launched series seeks to foster a conception of American Philosophy that celebrates the diversity of American thought without confining it to any doctrine, school, or methodology. “American” philosophy is defined broadly, including Canadians, immigrants, and native Anglo- or Franco-phone North Americans. The series is dedicated to monographs and essay collections that examine all aspects of America’s distinctive philosophical tradition from the 17th Century onwards, and from all theoretical perspectives. Attention to the historical development and social context of the philosophers and philosophies is encouraged.

 

If you would like to discuss a project or research idea, please email Commissioning Assistant, Sophie Rudland: srudland@pickeringchatto.co.uk or one of the Series Editors.

 

Many thanks,

Sophie

 

www.pickeringchatto.com

CONF: Australasian Society for Continental Philosophy

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From: MSCP Convenor <convenor@mscp.org.au>
Subject: CONF and CFP: Australasian Society for Continental Philosophy – Deadline 5 Sept

Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Continental Philosophy 2014

Australian Catholic University, 4-6 December

http://www.ascp.edu.au/ascp2014

The Australasian Society for Continental Philosophy and ACU’s School of Philosophy are pleased to announce the 2014 ASCP annual conference, which will be held on ACU’s Melbourne campus.

The Australasian Society for Continental Philosophy aims to provide a broad intellectual forum for professional academics and postgraduates researching topics in Contemporary European philosophy, and it is the premier reference point for people working within the diverse fields of Continental/European Philosophy in the Australasian region.

 

Keynote addresses by:

- Lee Braver (University of South Florida)

- Kevin Hart (University of Virginia, and Australian Catholic University)

- Genevieve Lloyd (Emeritus, University of New South Wales)

- Laszlo Tengelyi (Universität Wuppertal)

- Andreas Vrahimis (University of Cyprus)

 

Call for Papers

We invite proposals for papers for the 2014 ASCP annual conference at ACU in the broadly-defined field of Continental Philosophy. Proposals from postgraduate students are very welcome.

All non-plenary papers will be allocated 45-minute sessions (25-30 minute presentation, allowing 15-20 minutes for discussion).

Papers that are linked thematically (e.g., devoted to the work of a particular thinker or a particular philosophical problem/issue) will be scheduled within a conference stream.

 

Submissions are especially encouraged in the following potential streams:

- Continental Philosophy of Religion

- European Philosophy and the Legacy of the Great War (The Analytic-Continental divide in historical perspective)

- Naturalism and the Transcendental

- Phenomenology, the Real, and Thinking the Unthinkable

- Philosophical Moods and their Metaphilosophical Significance

- The Metaphysics of the Event

The deadline for the submission of conference abstracts is Friday 5 September 2014, and confirmation of selection will be forwarded approximately within 2 weeks of this date.

Abstracts should be 200 words in length, and submitted to ascp2014@acu.edu.au.
Call for Panels

We also invite proposals for thematic and book panels:

- Proposals for thematic panels should include: a panel title; a 200 word outline of the theme to be addressed; two or three proposed speakers; and preferably, a chair.

- Proposals for book panels are also welcome. Books must have been published within the last two years. Proposals should include the author; two or three commentators on the book; and preferably a chair.
To submit a proposal for a thematic or book panel, please email ascp2014@acu.edu.au. The deadline for the submission of panel proposals is Friday 5 September 2014. (NB: even if your paper is part of a panel, you still need to submit your paper proposal as above, indicating the panel title in the relevant field.)

 

Conference Website

Please visit the conference website ( http://www.ascp.edu.au/ascp2014 ) for:

- Conference Registration: The registration portal is now open. (NB: acceptance of a paper for the conference is conditional upon the payment of registration fees in a timely manner prior to the conference.)

- Campus Maps and Orientation, and transport information

- Accommodation options close to ACU’s Melbourne campus

 

After the conference there will be a call for submissions for a special ASCP conference issue of Parrhesia: A Journal of Critical Philosophy.

 

For further information, please email  ascp2014@acu.edu.au

 

*****

On behalf of the ASCP Conference Organising Committee:

Richard Colledge (Chair)

Fatih Erol Tuncer (Project Officer)

Chris Hackett

Jeff Hanson

Wojciech Kaftanski  (postgrad rep)

MSCP Convenor,
Melbourne School of Continental Philosophy.

Conf: Alabama Philosophical Society

From: Aaron Cobb <acobb8@aum.edu>
Subject: Alabama Philosophical Society Conference CFP (Deadline 8/1/14)
Hello colleagues,

 
The Alabama Philosophical Society invites submissions of papers for its 52nd Annual Conference, October 10-11, 2014, at the Hilton Pensacola Beach Gulf Front. This year’s keynote speaker is Dr. Eleonore Stump, the Robert J. Henle Professor ofPhilosophy at Saint Louis University. 
 

Papers in any area of philosophy are welcome. Submissions should be prepared for anonymous review and should not exceed 3,000 words. Please include an abstract (100 words). We accept submissions in DOC, RTF, or PDF format.

 

All submissions must be e-mailed by August 1, 2014 to alabamaphilsoc@gmail.com. Please watch http://alphilsoc.org/ for updates. Inquiries should be directed to APS Vice-President Eric Carter at <ekcarter@ncsu.edu>.


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Aaron D. Cobb
Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Auburn University at Montgomery
Department of English and Philosophy
P.O. Box 244023
Montgomery, AL 36124

 

Conf: Philosophy of Science, South Africa

From: Emma Ruttkamp-Bloem <Emma.Ruttkamp-Bloem@up.ac.za>
Subject: First CFP: 4th SA Philosophy of Science Colloquium 15-16 January 2015

 

FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS

4TH SOUTH AFRICAN PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE COLLOQUIUM

ORGANISED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF PHILOSOPHY, UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA

15-16 JANUARY 2015

Papers are invited for the 4th South African Philosophy of Science Colloquium.

There is a slight change in format to the colloquium in the sense that the colloquium in 2015 will run over two days. The first day will cover philosophy of science contributions, and the second day will cover contributions in formal logic. Note that the colloquium will commence the day after the annual Philosophical Society of Southern Africa Conference which runs from 12-14 January 2015 in Port Elizabeth (enquiries to pssa2015@gmail.com), so delegates could attend both events.

Details of abstracts:

  • Papers can cover any theme in general philosophy of science or logic
  • Abstracts (1000 words) should reach Emma Ruttkamp-Bloem (emma.ruttkamp-bloem@up.ac.za) on or before 30 November 2014
  • There will be 30-40 minute slots, depending on the number of papers selected
  • There are only 10 slots per day available

Venue & Fee

  • The venue is the Centre for the Advancement of Scholarship, Old College House, on the Hatfield Campus of the University of Pretoria in Pretoria.
  • The colloquium fee will be minimal to cover coffee/tea and lunches and will be announced in the second CFP

General:

  • Accommodation is participants’ own responsibility (details of hotels and guest houses within walking distance of the campus will be given in the 2nd CFP)
  • For reasons of space non-participants must also please inform us (emma.ruttkamp-bloem@up.ac.za) of their intention to attend

Normativity and German Idealism: Contemporary Perspectives, 25th May 2015, University of Sussex

Dear WSS members,

Dr. Katerina Deligiorgi is organising a conference on normativity and German idealism, which will be held in the University of Sussex on May 25, 2015. Please see below for some information regarding the aim and rationale for the conference:

Aim and rationale: Current interest in all aspects of German idealism and its legacy remains strong, with publications of new translations of the works of key figures such as Kant and Hegel, historical surveys (Beiser 2013) and edited collections of essays (Breazeale and Rockmore 2010, Foerster and Melamed 2012, Boyle et al 2013). We propose to build on this historical scholarship to consider how German idealist thought can help us address contemporary issues in an area of particular philosophical interest today: normativity. Key contributions in this area, by Christine Korsgaard and Robert Brandom, have explicitly drawn from the German Idealist tradition. What is missing from this intellectual landscape, and which this conference aims to provide, is the opportunity for sustained exploration of the resources offered by this tradition by a new generation of thinkers who are willing and able to engage with current developments in this field. We construe the field broadly to embrace epistemology and theories of meaning, as well as moral and political philosophy, aesthetics, and theories of practical reasoning and action.

List of topics:
•    how we justify to ourselves and to others what is good to do or to believe
•    what are norms and what are reasons
•    modalities of normativity
•    how reasons guide beliefs, actions, values
•    reasons and Reason
•    how does it mean to think of oneself as a rational being
•    normativity and freedom

Deadline for abstract submission: 13 February 2015

For more information, please visit: http://philevents.org/event/show/14972 and http://southnorm.wordpress.com/2014/07/06/normativity-and-german-idealism-contemporary-perspectives/

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