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CFP: Society for Philosophy in the Contemporary World (July 2008)

Dear USIH Readers,

This is has been a slow summer for original postings, as might be expected from an academic weblog. With that, below is another CFP that I first saw via H-Ideas (hyperlinks added). This one has a wide-open feel to it; I expect that any number of U.S.-based topics would be welcome. Submissions are due March 1, 2008.

– TL


Society for Philosophy in the Contemporary World

Call for Papers
15th Annual Conference
July 6-10, 2008

Snow Mountain Ranch, in the Colorado Rockies

We invite submissions for the 15th-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!

Possible topics might include any of the following, most of which have been themes of conferences over the past 15 years:

– Understanding
– Work, Labor, Creation
– Religious and Secular Institutions in the Contemporary World
– Discourse and Dissent
– Work, Technology and Family
– Revisioning Technology
– 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
– Philosophical Issues in the Contemporary World
– 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, 2008

Questions and submissions (prepared for blind review) should be sent to the following address:

Email: [email protected]

J. Jeremy Wisnewski
Department of Philosophy
Hartwick College
Oneonta, NY 13820

Conference Co-Chairs:

Robert Metcalf, University of Colorado at Denver
Jeremy Wisnewski, Hartwick College