Saturday, November 12, 2011

Philosophy CFPs closing Shoppe...

Dear friends, readers, and supporters of Philosophy CfPs,

3 years ago, Wes Buckwalter and I had an idea for a site that would host Philosophy CfPs and event announcements in a clear and manageable form. People liked it, people used it, and eventually people who had the same idea, came up with a much better way to implement it.

We welcome PhilEvents and frankly we're glad other people will be doing the work from now on. Add them to your bookmarks. This page will remain up for 1 month. But I am hereby ordering contributors to cease posting new information, in order to facilitate people switching over to PhilEvents. On Dec 12 this url will disappear entirely.

Wes and I thank all of our contributors.

A.P. Taylor

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

CFP: Graduate Conference in Aesthetics

April 22, 2012
Independence Park Hotel, Philadelphia

Keynote Speaker:
Sherri Irvin (University of Oklahoma)

Sponsored by the American Society for Aesthetics and the Greater Philadelphia Philosophy Consortium

Call for Papers:

Papers in any area of aesthetics, in both “analytic” and “continental” traditions, are invited from students enrolled in any graduate program in philosophy. Submissions must make a useful contribution to existing literature in a subfield, but should be understandable to aestheticians outside of that subfield. Five submissions will be selected for presentation.

The submission deadline is Friday, January 6, 2012.

For students whose papers have been accepted, $300 will be awarded towards transportation costs. A further $200 prize will be awarded to a student with an outstanding paper.

Papers must be less than 3,000 words (not including footnotes), accompanied by a 100-word abstract, and prepared for blind review. Submissions must be in .doc, .docx, .rtf, or .pdf format. Please send submissions and questions to John Dyck:

Note that the American Society for Aesthetics Eastern Division meeting occurs immediately before the Graduate Conference in Aesthetics, also in Philadelphia. Graduate students are encouraged to submit papers to the ASA-Eastern, but please note that authors may not submit the same paper to both the ASA-Eastern and the Graduate Conference in Aesthetics. The same author(s) may submit different papers to both conferences.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Bioethics and Cancer Health Disparities Conference

"First Bioethics Conference on Cancer Health Disparities Research:
Celebrating Scholars Ethically Working toward Reducing Cancer Health Disparities"

Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, Ala.
January 18-20, 2012

Conference Goal

The goal of the conference is to celebrate experimental and experiential learning and to provide reflective space.  Such a platform is critical for ethical reflection on the work of Minority-Serving Institutions/Cancer Centers Partnerships (MI/CCP) investigators and members, and other faculty members, scientists, university administrators, local, state and federal officials, and members of the research community desirous of staying informed, affecting policy or sharing their processes and results in a scholarly forum.  The discussions will direct efforts to address ethical issues raised by cancer health disparities research.

In completing this educational activities, it is expected that attendees would be able to:
.  broaden their understanding of ethical issues specific to cancer health disparities research,
.  demonstrate awareness of various stakeholders and perspectives impacting resolution of the ethical issues,
.  gain a better understanding of how cancer health disparities research can be ethically conducted to eliminate disparities with due attention to contextual issues, individual interest, and entrenched community values, and
.  plan to engage the knowledge and transforming experience gained to eliminate cancer health disparities in home institutions or new environments.

Who Should Attend?
MI/CCP investigators; cancer health disparity partnership members; human research administrators, IRB members, potential research volunteers, community health advisers; community members; religious, civic and government leaders; university administrators; local, state and federal officials; potential research participants; cancer health advocates; patient navigators; and students.

Call for Abstracts and Manuscripts
The Morehouse School of Medicine/Tuskegee University/University of Alabama at Birmingham Comprehensive Cancer Center Partnership is inviting abstracts and manuscripts submissions for oral and/or poster presentations at this national conference designed for Minority-Serving Institutions/Comprehensive Cancer Center Partnership (MI/CCCP) and other investigators to be held in Tuskegee, Alabama from January 18 ‐ 19, 2012.

Abstracts and Manuscripts addressing ethical issues in these broad areas of your work are being sought:
• Risks for cancer based on age, race, ethnicity, gender, class;
• Social and cultural dimensions of cancer health disparities research;
• Spiritual dimensions of cancer health disparities research;
• Discrimination in cancer health disparities research;
• Capacity for informed consent by the elderly in cancer health disparities research;
• Community consultation in cancer health disparities research;

• Aging in cancer health disparities research;
• Philosophical dimensions of cancer health disparities research;
• Peer‐review process in cancer health disparities research;
• Genetic and biologic cancer disparities research
• Biospecimens and cancer health disparities research;
• Recruitment and retention in cancer health disparities research;

• Health Care Reform and cancer health disparities research; and
• Training of physicians and health care professionals in cancer health disparities research.

Abstract and Manuscript Submissions
Each contributed abstract and manuscript must be categorized under one of the topics or areas of interest listed. Abstracts of no more than 250 words must besubmitted by Monday, November 21, 2011. The abstracts will be reviewed by the Bioethics Group of the MSM/TU/UABCCC Partnership. Those accepted may be approved for oral or poster presentations. By Thursday, December 1, 2011, selected presenters will receive an acceptance letter and an invitation to submit the“camera‐ready” abstract. The deadline for submission of manuscripts, 2,500 to 3,500 words in length, is Thursday, March 1, 2012Manuscripts must not have been previously submitted to any professional journals for publication.

Please submit Abstracts and Manuscripts to:

Stephen Olufemi Sodeke, PhD, MA
Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, Ala.
Phone: (334)727‐8210; Fax: (334)727‐7221

This document is available as a PDF here:

Biopsychosocial and Other Models for Psychiatry

Association for the Advancement of Philosophy and Psychiatry
Call for Abstracts

The Biopsychosocial and Other Models for Psychiatry: Philosophical Perspectives
24th Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, May 5 & 6, 2012

Conference Co-Chairs: Christian Perring, Ph.D (Dowling College) & James Phillips, M.D. (Yale University)

Full description at

Presentations will be strictly limited to 20 minutes, followed by 10 minutes for discussion.

Abstracts should be 500-600 words and should be emailed to both James Phillips
( and Christian Perring (

Deadline: November 15, 2011.

Abstracts will be blind reviewed, so the author's identifying information should be attached separately.
Notices of acceptance or rejection will be distributed in early January.
Christian Perring, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Dowling College
Editor of Metapsychology Online Reviews:
Office Phone: (631) 244-3349
Dept Philosophy, Dowling College, 150 Idle Hour Blvd, Oakdale, NY 11769, USA

CFP: Waterloo Graduate Conference

Philosophy Graduate Student Association Nineteenth Annual Graduate Conference in Philosophy March 1 & 2, 2012

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Helen Longino

Stanford University

Submission Deadline: January 2, 2012

We welcome high quality submissions from graduate students in all areas of philosophy. Papers in the areas of philosophy of science, objectivity, pluralism, and social epistemology will be given special consideration. Given Dr. Longino’s work on gender theory and feminism we particularly encourage submissions in these areas as well.

Submission Requirements:

Papers should be between 4000 and 5000 words. They must be prepared for blind review and must include, on a separate cover sheet, the following information:

• Paper title

• Author’s name

• Institutional affiliation

• E-mail address

• A short abstract

• Word count

Please e-mail your submissions in any of .doc, .docx or .pdf format to:

For more information about the University of Waterloo Philosophy Graduate Student Association and its activities, please visit:

Monday, November 7, 2011

McMaster Graduate Conference for Legal Theory

May 15-17, 2012 at McMaster University - Hamilton, ON, Canada

Keynote Speakers: Jules Coleman (Yale) and Mark Murphy (Georgetown)

We are currently accepting submissions from graduate students and law students from all universities for presentations relating to all areas within legal theory including, but not limited to:

· General and Normative Jurisprudence

· The Nature of Law

· Law and Morality

· Judicial Review / Judicial Activism / Theories of the Judicial Role

· Constitutionalism

· Feminist Approaches to Legal Theory / Critical Legal Studies

· The History of Legal Philosophy

· Law and Authority

· Controversies related to all areas of law (criminal law, tort law, administrative law, etc…)

· International Law

Papers should be approximately 3000-4000 words in length and be either in .rtf or .doc format. Each presenter will be given a one hour presentation slot, of which 25-30 minutes will be dedicated to presenting the paper, with the other 30-35 minutes dedicated to participant responses. An abstract of 100-200 words should accompany all papers. All papers and abstracts must be submitted no later than January 15, 2012.

A panel of legal philosophy graduate students and professors at McMaster will review submissions using criteria of interest, sophistication, and general overlap with similar themes. All papers will be subject to blind review. Notice of acceptance will be given on February 8.

While only graduate and law student papers will be accepted for presentation, all persons (including students, faculty, or any persons with a general interest in legal theory) are welcome to attend.

Please send papers and abstracts, together with your name, contact information, and home university to:

*Conference Fee : $40.00 CDN (all participants)

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

CFP: Truth, Falsehood, and Deception in Ancient Philosophy



Friday 20th to Saturday 21st April, 2012

The history of logic, philosophy of language, ethics and metaphysics are suffused with the themes of truth, falsehood and deception. We welcome work focusing on said issues, broadly construed. Papers may focus on particular thinkers, individual texts, or broader traditions from the Presocratics up to and including Philoponus. Diachronic studies are also welcome.

The conference is aimed at advanced graduate students and junior researchers (those who are within 3 years of their PhD). We invite abstracts of up to 500 words (for papers of up to 3500 words). Depending on the quality of submissions, we aim to allow for 6-8 papers. Each paper will
be followed by a brief response.

To submit a paper, please send an electronic abstract of 500 words to the committee by 5th January 2012. Notification will be made by 27th January. Abstracts should be in .pdf format, and prepared for blind review. Please include a one-word pseudonym (such as your mother's maiden name) in the file name of your .pdf.

Please email submissions and questions to Matthew Duncombe,

For further information and to register please visit:

The conference is kindly supported by the University of Cambridge, Faculty of Classics.