CONF: Australasian Society for Continental Philosophy

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From: MSCP Convenor <>
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

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
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 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 ( ) 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



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 <>
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 Please watch for updates. Inquiries should be directed to APS Vice-President Eric Carter at <>.

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 <>
Subject: First CFP: 4th SA Philosophy of Science Colloquium 15-16 January 2015





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, 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 ( 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


  • 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 ( 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: and

Conf: Indiana Philosophical Association

From: Jared ​Bates <>
Subject: Indiana Philosophical Association Fall 2014 Meeting

Call for Papers


Indiana Philosophical Association

Fall Meeting, 17-18 October 2014

Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne

Keynote Speaker

Robert Brandom

University of Pittsburgh

Papers in any area of philosophy are welcome.  Submitted papers should be (i) no more than 3000 words, (ii) prepared for blind review, and (iii) accompanied by a separate page that includes title, author information (name, affiliation, and contact information), and an abstract not exceeding 150 words.  Materials should be submitted to Prof. Kris Rhodes at  Suggestions for commentators and sessions chairs (including self-nominations) are also welcome.  This conference is being held jointly with the “Hegel, Analytic Philosophy, and Formal Logic” conference.  Individuals are asked not to submit their work to both conferences.

In an effort to draw more diverse submissions, the IPA will host four Special Sessions. They will address respectively

Asian Philosophy

Feminist Philosophies

Environmental Philosophy

Hegelian Philosophy of Science


If you are applying for a special session, please indicate so in your e-mail and on your cover page.


Graduate Paper Prize

The IPA will present an award to the best paper submitted by a graduate student.  The award will be accompanied by a cash prize of $100.  Graduate student papers submitted for the competition should be identified as such on the title sheet.

Deadline for Submissions: 1 August 2014

Deadline for Notifications: 1 September 2014

Conf: Central States Philosophical Association

From: Michael Shaffer <>
Subject: CSPA cfp

The 2014 Central States Philosophical Association meeting, hosted by Northwestern University, will take place on the campus of Northwestern University (Evanston, IL) on October 10-11, 2014.

Keynote Speaker: Professor L. A. Paul (University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill)

You need not be a member of an institution in the central states area to participate.  Colloquium papers in any area of philosophy are welcome.  Papers are limited to 3,000 words.  Submissions should be prepared for a blind review and should include a separate title page with author information, a word count for the paper, and an abstract (not longer than 150 words).  The title page and the paper should be submitted as separate documents.  No author-identifying references should appear in the paper.  Both the title page and the paper should be submitted as MS Word, RTF, or PDF files.

The deadline for submissions is June 15, 2014.

Submissions should be sent by e-mail, using the subject heading “CSPA submission,” to

Responses to submissions will be sent by August 15, 2014.

Suggestions for commentators and session chairs (including self-nominations) are welcome.

Suggestions and questions regarding the program should be directed to Anita Superson at:

Questions concerning local arrangements should be directed to Sandy Goldberg at

Conf: Fred Dretske

From: Patrick Allo <>
Subject: Sixth Workshop on the Philosophy of Information and Conference on the work of Fred Dretske (14-16 May, Duke) 


The programme and registration-information for the Sixth Workshop on the Philosophy of Information is now available on the workshop homepage. This workshop is preceded on May 14th by a Conference on the work of Fred Dretske organised by the philosophy department at Duke University. Participants to the workshop are kindly invited to attend this event as well.

The Sixth Workshop on the Philosophy of Information is hosted by the Future of Information Society Research Group at Duke University, and is part of a workshop series promoted by the Society for the Philosophy of Information.

Event date: Thursday, May 15, 2014 (All day) to Friday, May 16, 2014 (All day)

Conf: Collective Intentionality

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From: Kirk Ludwig <>
Subject: Call for Papers #2: Collective Intentionality IX, September 10-13, 2014 (deadline for submissions is 15 May 2014)

Call For Papers (Second Distribution): Collective Intentionality IX, September 10-13, 2014

Collective Intentionality IX is an interdisciplinary conference encompassing philosophy, psychology, cognitive science, computer science, linguistics, anthropology, sociology, political science, law, and economics. We welcome submissions from any disciplines concerned with the study of collective intentionality. The program from the 2012 CI conference at Manchester is available here and from the 2010 conference at Basel here. Relevant topics include (but are not limited to): collective intention and action, collective or team reasoning, collective or distributed cognition, collective intelligence, collective belief, desire, commitment, responsibility, rationality, emotion, consciousness, attention, memory, decision-making, knowledge, norms and trust, as well as cooperation, competition, and related issues, and how these underpin social practices, organizations, institutions (including language, law, economics, politics) and social ontology. A list of invited speakers is available here (this will be updated until it is complete).

Conference dates: September 10-13, 2014.

Location: Bloomington, Indiana, USA

Conference Web Site  (CFP:

OrganizersKirk Ludwig (Philosophy, Indiana University), Rob Goldstone (Psychological and Brain Sciences, Indiana University)

Deadline for submissionMay 15th, 2014.

Notification: July 1st, 2014.

Format: A draft of the paper for presentation or a 1000 word abstract. Paper sessions will be thirty minutes including discussion.

SubmissionSubmission can be made online here through the Easychair system. Submission requires that you set up an Easychair account–if you don’t have one you can create one at the page above. This is easy and should take just a moment of your time. Contact the organizers if you have any difficulty.  See also: CFP.

Refereeing: Submissions will be double-blind reviewed. Please prepare submissions for blind review and for submission in pdf format.

After review, a subset of submitted papers will be invited for oral presentation, and a second subset for presentation as posters.

Graduate students are encouraged to submit papers. There will be a Essay Prize for the best graduate student paper of $250 sponsored by the Society for Cognitive Science.

The conference is overseen by the ISOS and is supported by the College of Arts and Humanities Institute (CAHI), the Vincent and Elinor Ostrom Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis, the College of Arts and Sciences, the Cognitive Science Society, the Philosophy Department, the Cognitive Science Program, the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, and the Department of Anthropology at Indiana University.

Conf: Philosophy Unbound

From: Robin Dillon <>
Subject: CFA (2nd call): Lehigh University conference Philosophy Unbound”



Call for Abstracts

The Second Annual Lehigh University Conference in Philosophy


Philosophy Unbound


Thursday October 23—Friday 24, 2014


Keynote speaker: Louise Antony, University of Massachusetts Amherst



The Lehigh University Philosophy Department invites submissions for our Second Annual Conference in Philosophy.  We are interested in submissions that challenge, redraw, or even erase traditional divisions either within philosophy or between philosophy and other disciplines.

Submissions might address connections/divisions between philosophy and disciplines such as art history, literary studies, anthropology, history, various sciences, disability studies, gender studies, economics, race theory; or philosophy’s complacent periodizations into, for example, pre-Socratic, ancient, modern, contemporary; or its ready-made dichotomies, such as materialism/idealism, dualism/monism, naturalism/non-naturalism, continental/analytic, empiricism/rationalism, theory/practice.


Submission deadline:

May 15, 2014


Electronic submission of detailed abstracts (750-1000 words) should be in Word or pdf

format.  Reading time for presented papers is 30 minutes.


Send abstracts as attachments to <gordon@lehigh.eduwith “LU conference submission” as the subject. Please include in body of e-mail your name, paper title, institutional affiliation, and contact information.



Department of Philosophy

Lehigh University

Bethlehem, PA

Conf: Inductive Logic and Confirmation in Science

From: Jonah N. Schupbach <>
Subject: CFP: Inductive Logic and Confirmation in Science II


CFP: Inductive Logic and Confirmation in Science II

24-25 October 2014

Department of Philosophy, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA



Submission deadline: Friday, May 30, 2014

Notification by: June 30, 2014

Submission requirement: Extended abstract (1,000 words or less)

Submit extended abstracts via email to

Accommodations: Expenses for travel, hotel, and meals will be covered in full for any graduate students presenting at the conference. Hotel and meals will be provided for all other presenters.

Publication: Selected papers from ILCS1 and this workshop may be published in an edited volume or journal special issue. When submitting, please note whether you would like your paper to be considered for inclusion in a proceedings volume.



Keynote Speakers:

Tania Lombrozo (University of California, Berkeley)

Elliott Sober (University of Wisconsin, Madison)

Katie Steele (London School of Economics)


Conference Organizers:

Jacob Stegenga (University of Utah;

Jonah Schupbach (University of Utah;


This is the 2nd workshop on Inductive Logic and Confirmation in Science.  ILCS1, organized by Juergen Landes and Jon Williamson, was held in Paris in October 2013.  This series of workshops is addressed to all researchers (early and not so early career) in all disciplines who have an interest in inductive logic and confirmation theory as they relate to science and the philosophy of science.  PhD students are particularly encouraged to participate.  The workshop is free and open to anyone.  If you plan to attend (and are not on the list of presenters), please register by simply dropping an email to the organizers with your name and affiliation.

Jonah N. Schupbach
Assistant Professor of Philosophy
University of Utah

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