SOCIETY FOR PHILOSOPHY IN THE CONTEMPORARY WORLD
17th Annual Conference
July 17-22, 2010
Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon
We invite submissions for the 17th 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!
This year, the society will hold SPECIAL SESSIONS on the following topics:
- Back to the things themselves
- Contemporary Culture
- Democracy and Democratic Theory
- Place and Space
Additional possible topics might include any of the following, many of which
have been themes of conferences over the past 16 years:
Work, Labor, Creation
Philosophy of Place
Bridging Analytic and Continental Philosophy
Religious and Secular Institutions in the Contemporary World
Discourse and Dissent
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
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
Living Mindfully, Food, Environment, Technology
Whither Liberal Arts?
Sport, Play and Leisure
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, 2010
Questions and submissions (prepared for blind review) should be sent to