Monday, January 5, 2009

Inland Northwest Philosophy Conference 2009 (CFP)

12th annual
Inland Northwest Philosophy Conference

Topic: The Environment

Dates: May 1-3, 2009

Location: Moscow, ID & Pullman, WA

The Inland Northwest Philosophy Conference is a topic-focused, interdisciplinary conference on philosophical themes, co-sponsored by the Philosophy Departments at the University of Idaho and Washington State University. This meeting will treat the natural, physical environment as a platform for a wide range of conceptual investigations, to include those in metaphysics, epistemology, and ethics.

Keynote Speaker: Kristin Shrader-Frechette, Notre Dame

Essays of 5-6,000 words (30-40 minutes reading time) will be accepted until January 15, 2009. Papers from any area that address philosophical issues related to the metaphysics, epistemology, or ethics of the environment are requested. Graduate students and individuals in other disciplines are welcome to submit essays. Send your essay in PDF format and prepared for blind review as an email attachment to Please include an abstract, word count, and mention the title of your essay in the body of the email.

Individuals will be notified of decisions regarding submissions in February. Accepted papers will be eligible for publication, pending editorial review, in volume nine of Topics in Contemporary Philosophy, an edited volume to be published by MIT Press.

If you would like to act as a session chair or a commentator, please contact with your areas of competence.

Additional information about this conference will be available at our website:


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