Philosophy of the City II, December 4-5, 2014 Mexico City
Keynote Speaker: Eduardo Mendieta (Stony Brook University)
Featuring invited talks by Cynthia Willett (Emory University)
Achille C. Varzi (Columbia University)
Alicia Ziccardi (National Autonomous University of Mexico)
What do philosophers have to say about urban life? Can they help solve the challenges of today’s urban environment?
Building on the success of the 2013 conference in Brooklyn New York, the 2014 meeting in Mexico City examines these questions in an international, 21st century, globalized and fully urbanized context.
Send abstracts of 150-200 words to Shane Epting, at email@example.com
by September 15, 2014. Accommodations for presenters needing earlier notifications for travel/funding requirements will be made. Presentations/abstracts can be in English or Spanish. Presentations in any area of philosophy of the city are encouraged. Authors can publish their papers in a collection of Conference Proceedings, subject to review. Interdisciplinary approaches are welcome. Topics of interest include:
What is “Philosophy of the City?”
How long should Rosa ride? Ethics of commuting and transportation
Architecture & urban aesthetics
The city, polis and demos in the history of philosophy
Big data, surveillance and social epistemology
Justice and urban public health
The intimate limits of local democracy
The Capabilities Approach in urban planning
Spatial Racializations of the urban: slum, sprawl, street, and ghetto International law and the global city
City identity: understanding, framing and context
Community management and energy policy
Participatory budgeting and planning Ecological challenges for built environments
The relevance or irrelevance of citizenship in future cities
A just, sustainable future
Emerging issues: climate change, emergency responses and future cities
You can follow Philosophy of the City Research Group on Twitter, Facebook,
and you can add Philosophy of the City to your research interests on Academia.edu.
Conference Location & Registration
Casa Rafael Galvan
Zacatecas No. 94.
Col. Roma Norte, C.P. 01000
Del. Cuahutemoc, Mexico, DF.
Please send questions concerning registration to Shane Epting. Members of Community-Based Organizations are eligible for free admission. For more details, please email Shane Epting.
Registration fees are as follows:
• All Full-time Faculty: $75 ($78.62 w/service fee).
• Graduate Students, Part-time and Adjuct Faculty: $25 ($26.87 w/service fee).
• Mexican Nationals: $200 MX.
• General Admission (non-academic): $50 ($52.74 w/ service fee).
• UAM Students: Free.
• Pre-Approved Community-Based Organization Members: Free – Email Shane Epting, firstname.lastname@example.org
, for registration.
Casa de la Condesa
Plaza Luis Cabrera No. 16 (Entre Guanajuato y Zacate-Cas)
Col. Roma Norte, C.P. 06700
Del. Cuahutemoc, Mexico, DF.
This conference is brought to you by The Philosophy of the City Group and sponsored by:
• Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana-Iztapalapa
• The Department of Philosophy and Religion Studies at the University of North Texas
• Center for Environmental Philosophy
• Center for Science, Technology, Ethics, and Policy
• Public Philosophy Network
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Shane Epting, Ph.D. Candidate (CV)
Department of Philosophy and Religion Studies
University of North Texas
Organizer, Philosophy of the City Conference and Research Group