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Call for Papers – 7th Annual Edinburgh Graduate Epistemology Conference

CALL FOR PAPERS
Seventh Annual Edinburgh Graduate Epistemology Conference

 

The 7th Annual Edinburgh Graduate Epistemology Conference will take place 19th-20th June 2017. This year’s keynote speakers will be Maria Lasonen-Aarnio (University of Michigan) and Ram Neta (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill). All graduate presentations will have respondents from faculty members at Edinburgh or a neighbouring university.

 

We invite graduate students to submit essays within any area of epistemology (broadly construed). Essays should be under 4000 words, anonymised for blind review, and accompanied by an abstract of no more than 250 words.

Essays should be submitted no later than Feb. 15, 2017 (23:55 GMT) through our EasyChair page here: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=egec7

 

We would really like the conference to be representative of the graduate community and so we strongly encourage submissions from anyone working on epistemology who is a member of an under-represented group.

 

For more information please visit our conference page: http://www.ed.ac.uk/ppls/philosophy/events/7th-annual-edin-graduate-epistemology-conference

 

For further inquiries, feel free to contact Kegan Shaw (conference coordinator) at: kj.shaw@ed.ac.uk.

This conference is generously sponsored by the Eidyn Research Centre, the University of Edinburgh, the Mind Association, and is supported by the Edinburgh Women in Philosophy Group.

 

All the best,

Michel Croce
(on behalf of the organizing committee)

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Edinburgh Graduate Epistemology Conference

Call For Papers

Sixth Annual Edinburgh Graduate Epistemology Conference

The 6th Annual Edinburgh Graduate Epistemology Conference will take place 6th-7th June 2016 at the University of Edinburgh. This year’s keynote speakers will be Carrie Ichikawa Jenkins (British Columbia) and Alan Millar (Stirling). All graduate presentations will have respondents from faculty members at Edinburgh or a neighbouring university.

We invite graduate students to submit essays within any area of epistemology (broadly construed). Essays should be under 4000 words, and should be anonymised for blind review.

We would really like the conference to be representative of the graduate community and so we strongly encourage submissions from anyone working on epistemology who is a member of an under-represented group.

We will be happy to help arrange free childcare for any attendees who would find it helpful. Please feel free to get in touch to discuss this, or any accessibility requirements you may have.

The deadline for submissions is 16th February, 2016, 00:00 GMT. For more information, including details of how to submit, please visit our conference page: http://www.ppls.ed.ac.uk/events/view/sixth-annual-graduate-epistemology-conference

This conference is generously sponsored by the Eidyn Research Centre, the University of Edinburgh, the Scots Philosophical Association, The Mind Association, and is supported by the Edinburgh Women in Philosophy Group.

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Sixth Integrated History and Philosophy of Science conference (&HPS6)

Sixth Integrated History and Philosophy of Science conference (&HPS6)
July 3rd-5th 2016
School of Philosophy, Psychology, and Language Sciences, University of Edinburgh

This is the 6th conference of a very successful series of international conferences under the general heading of Integrated History and Philosophy of Science that for the first time is held in the UK. The conference will feature three full days of contributed papers and invited talks that integrate the historical and philosophical analysis of science (i.e., the physical sciences, life sciences, cognitive sciences, and social sciences).
This conference will also serve as the 11th annual workshop of the UK Integrated HPS Network.

For details and call for papers, please visit:

https://philosophyofsciencenetwork.wordpress.com/hps6/

Deadline for contributed paper submission: 23 November 2015.

Local organising committee: Alistair Isaac, Michela Massimi, Mark Sprevak.

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CFP: PG Session at 2015 SPA Annual Meeting

We are pleased to announce a call for papers for the Postgraduate Session at the 2015 Scots Philosophical Association Annual Meeting, taking place at the University of Glasgow on 4th and 5th December, 2015.  Up to 2 papers will be selected for presentation at the Meeting.  The PG Session provides PhD students with their opportunity to showcase their work and receive feedback at the annual meeting of the professional association of philosophers in Scotland.  Those presenting papers will have their travel costs and accommodation covered by the SPA.

The keynote speaker at this year’s meeting will be Peter Railton (University of Michigan).

Submission is open to all students enrolled in PhD programmes in philosophy in Scotland.  Papers of no more than 3,000 words, on any area of philosophy, should be prepared for blind review and sent to the Secretary (scotsphil@gmail.com) by 1st September, 2015.

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Call for Book Chapter Proposals: Forgiveness and Philosophy

Forgiveness and Philosophy

Edited by: Court D. Lewis


Call for Book Chapter Proposals

Vernon Press invites short book chapter proposals to be included in a forthcoming scholarly volume on Forgiveness and Philosophy, broadly construed. All philosophically-based schools of thought are encouraged to submit. Other disciplines are encouraged to submit, as long as the chapter contains a clear philosophical component. Also, proposals dealing with corollary issues like resentment, anger, mercy, and vengeance are welcome, as long as they are appropriately related to and clearly discussed in relation to forgiveness.

Description
Forgiveness has long been the purview of theology and psychology, but over the past few decades authors like Jeffrie Murphy, Jean Hampton, Charles Griswold, Margaret Holmgren, Julia Kristeva, Kathryn Norlock, Martha Nussbaum, Nicholas Wolterstorff, and many others have generated a philosophically rich dialogue regarding the nature of forgiveness.  With hopes of continuing this dialogue, while generating new ideas and avenues of dialogue, Vernon Press has commissioned a book (with the possibility of a series) on Forgiveness and Philosophy.  We are currently seeking contributions to be included in the first volume.

Deadlines 
Abstracts Due: 21 August 2015
Notification of Acceptance: 28 September 2015
Finalized Draft Due: 1 January 2016

Submission Details
Proposals should be between 300-700 words, and should clearly describe the author’s thesis and provide an overview of the proposed chapter’s structure. All proposals should be prepared for blind review, removing any reference to the author. As a separate document, authors should provide a short CV containing contact information and relevant publications, presentations, and/or research on forgiveness.  Please email questions and submissions to: forgivenessphilosophy@gmail.com

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Call for Abstracts: Ecological Perception: Amodal and Multimodal Trends

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

University of Edinburgh, May 29 & 30, 2015

This conference aims to bring together philosophers working on a broadly ecological approach to perception to address questions of multimodal sensory integration and the amodal perception of environmental information.

“Ecological Perception” is interpreted liberally as any approach to perceptual function and content that takes contingent features of the environment or evolutionary history to play a key explanatory role.  This broad understanding is meant to include not only the tradition stemming directly from J. J. Gibson’s ecological optics, but also related traditions such as gestalt psychology, J. v. Uexküll’s Umwelt theory, and more recent approaches from the phenomenological, embodied, and enactivist movements.

The aim is to examine resources within these traditions for moving beyond the focus on within-modality (and even cross-modal) perception to a broader perspective on the integration of multiple modalities within a unified experience.  Also of interest are questions of how perception via a single modality might provide modality-independent (amodal) information about the world (should colour experience be understood as merely about colours, or can it tell us more?) and whether traditionally unimodal perceptual categories (taste, touch, spatial perception) can more helpfully be understood in multi- or amodal terms.

Keynote Speakers:  

  • Professor Gary Hatfield, University of Pennsylvania
  • Professor Kathleen Akins, Simon Fraser University

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Paper proposals are invited in the form of extended abstracts (500–750 words), and should be emailed directly to the conference organizer.  Both shorter and longer presentations will be considered (25 min + 20 min questions; 50 min + 40 min questions).  Complete papers will also be accepted, but are not required.  Postdoctoral fellows and advanced graduate students are encouraged to submit.

Deadline: April 12, 2015

Send all abstracts and inquiries to Alistair Isaac at a.m.c.isaac@ed.ac.uk

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Call for Papers: Edinburgh Graduate Epistemology Conference

The University of Edinburgh is pleased to announce a call for papers for the 5th Annual Edinburgh Graduate Epistemology Conference (27th-28th May 2015). Our keynote speakers this year will be Elizabeth Fricker (Oxford) and Jennifer Nagel (Toronto). All graduate presentations will have respondents from faculty members at Edinburgh or a neighbouring university.

We are inviting graduate students to submit essays within any area of epistemology (broadly construed). Essays should be approximately 4000 words, and should be anonymised for blind review.  We would really like the conference to be representative of the graduate community and so we strongly encourage submissions from anyone working on epistemology who is a member of an under-represented group.

We will be happy to help arrange childcare for any attendees who would find it helpful. Please feel free to get in touch to discuss this, or any accessibility requirements you may have.

The deadline for submissions is 1st March 2015. For more information, including details of how to submit, please visit our conference page:

http://www.ppls.ed.ac.uk/events/view/fifth-annual-graduate-epistemology-conference

This conference is generously sponsored by the Eidyn Research Centre and the University of Edinburgh, and is supported by the Edinburgh Women in Philosophy Group.

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Call for Papers: Themes from Smith and Rousseau

The International Adam Smith Society and the Rousseau Association will hold a joint meeting at The University of Glasgow July 20th -22nd 2015. The conference aims to bring together scholars with an interest in the work of either or both of these thinkers with a view to stimulating discussion of their shared interests and the relationship between two prominent members of the Enlightenment.

The conference aims to explore the ideas and shared concerns of Adam Smith and Jean-Jacques Rousseau.  Proposals for papers are invited on any aspect of Smith, Rousseau, or their shared intellectual interests including (but not limited to) pitié, sympathy, commerce, freedom, nature and science. Given the aim of the conference the organisers are particularly keen to invite papers that deal with both Smith and Rousseau.

Further details can be found on the websites

http://www.adamsmithsociety.net/

http://rousseauassociation.ish-lyon.cnrs.fr/default.htm

Please submit a title and abstract to Dr Craig Smith University of Glasgow (Craig.Smith@glasgow.ac.uk).

Deadline for submissions of interest: 1st January 2015.

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Call for Papers: Foundations of Normativity

The 2015 Edinburgh Foundations of Normativity Workshop will be held at the University of Edinburgh on 13th and 14th March, 2015.  We invite submissions of abstracts of original papers on moral, legal, or epistemic normativity (or related topics). We aim to invite the authors of two of these papers to speak at the workshop.  Workshop papers will be circulated in advance; authors will need to submit a final version by 28th February, 2015.  We will be able to provide some travel support for the authors of papers accepted for presentation.

Submissions should consist of an 1,000-word abstract, prepared for blind review, and should be emailed to matthew.chrisman@ed.ac.uk before 1st December, 2014.  Submission emails should include the author’s contact and affiliation information.

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Call for Papers: Arché Graduate Conference

Arché, Philosophical Research Centre for Logic, Language, Metaphysics and Epistemology, is hosting the 8th Annual Arché Graduate Conference in November 2014. We invite graduate students to submit high-quality papers. We welcome papers in the four main Arché research topics (Logic, Language, Metaphysics and Epistemology) broadly construed, as well as related areas. We especially encourage submissions from members of underrepresented groups in philosophy. 

Keynote Speakers:

  • Penelope Mackie (Nottingham)
  • Ian Rumfitt (Birmingham)
  • Symposium on Conceptual Engineering: Herman Cappelen (Arché, St Andrews) & Patrick Greenough (Arché, St Andrews)

Info:  The conference will be held on the 8th and 9th of November 2014 at the University of St Andrews. All accepted talks will receive comments from a member of Arché. We will endeavour to fully cover the cost of travel for all speakers. And we would be happy to arrange childcare.

Submission requirements:  Submit papers via easychair (submissions are limited to 1 per author).  Papers must be no longer than 4,200 words, including an abstract of 200 words. Papers must be anonymised, removing any identifying information.

Deadline for submissions: 8th August 2014, notifications of acceptance by 5th September 2014.

For any further enquiries, email archegradconf@gmail.com or visit:

http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/arche/acgc/

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Call for Papers: PG session at 2014 SPA Annual Meeting

The Scots Philosophical Association invites submissions of papers to be presented at its 2014 Annual Meeting, to be held on 5th and 6th December, 2015, at the University of St Andrews.  This call is open (and only open) to students at Scottish universities in at least the third year of a philosophy PhD programme.  Papers of no more than 3,000 words, on any area of philosophy, should be prepared for blind review and sent to the Secretary (scotsphil@gmail.com) by 1st September, 2014.  Up to two papers will be selected for presentation at the meeting; authors will have accommodation and travel expenses covered.

For more information on the Association: http://www.scotsphil.org.uk/

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Philosophical Quarterly Essay Prize 2014

The Philosophical Quarterly invites submissions for its 2014 international prize essay competition, the topic of which is ‘Humans and Other Animals’.

http://www.oxfordjournals.org/our_journals/pq/prize.html

What lessons can we learn from thinking about our relations with non-human animals? For instance:

  • What are the differences, and what are the similarities, between capacities for cognition and agency in humans and other animals?
  • What moral constraints, if any, are there on our treatment of them?
  • Which theoretical perspective gives the best answers to questions about the morality of our relations with non-human animals?
  • Might it be our moral duty to prevent animals from harming each other?
  • Are there good moral objections to eating meat from animals genetically engineered to be unconscious?
  • We welcome submissions of 8,000 words or fewer addressing these or other questions about humans and other animals.

Essays should be typed in double spacing. Electronic submission is preferred and contributions may be sent as email attachments to pq@st-andrews.ac.uk. Most formats are acceptable, but PDF is preferred.

Alternatively, non-electronic submissions may be sent to the address below. Three copies of each essay are required and these will not be returned. All entries will be regarded as submissions for publication in The Philosophical Quarterly, and both winning and non-winning entries judged to be of sufficient quality will be published. The closing date for submissions is 1st November 2014.

All submissions should be headed ‘Human’s and Other Animals’ Prize Essay Competition (with the author’s name and address given in a covering letter, but NOT in the essay itself) and sent to:

The Journal Manager
The Philosophical Quarterly
University of St Andrews
KY16 9AR
Scotland
UK

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NIP Summer School: Foundations of Logic and Mathematics

18 June 2014 – 25 June 2014

The Northern Institute of Philosophy (Aberdeen) will host a summer school on the Foundations of Logic and Mathematics, led by JC Beall, Oystein Linnebo, Greg Restall, and Crispin Wright. Please see the summer school syllabus and timetable for more information. The summer school is aimed primarily at graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and researchers.

The cost of the Summer School is £395 which includes 7 nights accommodation in halls on campus (the first nights accommodation being Wednesday 18th and the last night being Tuesday 24th. Participants who wish to arrive in Aberdeen before 18th or stay on the evening of 25th will be charged per extra evening.)

Interested parties are asked to register for the summer school before April 30th. Please register with Paula Sweeney by sending the following items to p.sweeney@abdn.ac.uk.

  • A single page cover letter explaining your interest in the Summer School.
  • A curriculum vitae.

Graduate students should supply, in addition:

  • A writing sample on any topic within the broad scope of the summer school.
  • A brief letter of recommendation (which need be no more than one paragraph), sent from a professor familiar with their work.

N.b. As this school has a limited number of participants, interested parties are asked to refrain from booking travel until their registration is confirmed.

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BPPA Masterclass at Edinburgh: Epistemic Values and Intellectual Virtues

The first of two 2014 British Postgraduate Philosophy Association Masterclasses (more information on these) will be held at the University of Edinburgh on 11th – 12th June, 2014.  The topic will be “Epistemic Values and Intellectual Virtue.”  The organizers invite applications from would-be participants, the deadline for this is 15th April.  For information on the event and on how to apply, visit:

http://www.bppa-online.org/node/59

Queries to tsunghsing.ho@gmail.com.

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CFP: Fourth Epistemology Graduate Conference

Deadline: 14th March 2014

Conference: 27th – 28th June 2014

Edinburgh

Keynote speakers: Sanford Goldberg (Northwestern University), Susanna Siegel (Harvard University)

Call for papers: We invite submissions of high quality papers from graduate students to the 4th Annual Edinburgh Graduate Epistemology Conference. Essays within any area of epistemology (broadly construed) are welcome. Essays should be approximately 4000 words.

We strongly encourage submissions from under-represented groups in philosophy. We will be happy to help arrange childcare for any attendees who would find it helpful, so please feel free to get in touch to discuss this, or any accessibility requirements you may have.

The submission deadline for the conference is 14 March 2014Notifications will be sent out by 11 April 2014.

A distinguishing feature of this conference is that all graduate presentations will have respondents from faculty members at Edinburgh or a neighbouring university. The format of the conference will be a 30 minute talk followed by a 10 minute response with 20 minutes for questions.

All graduate presenters will have accommodation and meals provided.

Submissions will be handled through EasyChair.

Papers should be prepared for blind review and should be accompanied by an abstract of no more than 250 words. They should be in .doc .docx or .pdf format.

Please contact Alex Whalen with any questions or if you need assistance with the submission process.

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CFP: 7th Arché/CSMN Graduate Conference

Deadline: 19th August 2013

Conference: 2nd – 3rd November 2013

St Andrews

Description: The conference will be held on the 2nd and 3rd of November 2013 at the University of St Andrews, Scotland.  Accommodation and travel expenses for speakers will be covered. All papers will have Arché, CSMN or University of St Andrews staff respondents and will be followed by open discussion.

Keynote Speakers:

  • Jennifer Hornsby (Birkbeck)
  • Roger White (MIT)

Call for papers: We invite graduate students to submit high-quality papers in analytic philosophy to the Seventh Arché/CSMN Graduate Conference co-hosted by Arché, Philosophical Research Centre for Logic, Language, Metaphysics and Epistemology, and CSMN, Centre for the Study of Mind in Nature. Papers should be no longer than 4,200 words, and should include an abstract of no more than 200 words. Submission in the core research areas of Arché and CSMN are particularly welcome, i.e., Philosophy of Language, Philosophical Methodology, Philosophy of Logic, Epistemology, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Action/Rationality and Moral Philosophy. We especially encourage submissions from members of underrepresented groups in philosophy.  Deadline for submissions: 19th of August 2013.  Notification of acceptance by 23rd of September 2013.  For submitting papers and further information, please visit the conference website: http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/arche/acgc/index.shtml

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CFP: Kant Reading Party 2013

Deadline: 1st June 2013

Conference: 29th June – 1st August 2013

St Andrews, Burn House, Angus

Description: The sixth annual St Andrews/Stirling Kant Reading Party will be dedicated to Kant & Adam Smith and take place at Burn House in Angus on 29 July through 1 August 2013. The location of the Reading Party, Burn House, is approximately one hour away from St Andrews and offers excellent opportunities for hiking, and many other leisure activities. The theme of the reading party will be honor and respect in Kant and Smith. We will examine how Kant and Smith understand respect for the law/ respect for general rules, and explore links between their treatment of respect and their views on honor. In doing so we will discuss texts from Smith’s Theory of Moral Sentiments, Kant’s Second Critique, The Metaphysics of Morals, and Lectures on Ethics.

Keynote speakers: TBA

Call for papers: The number of participants is limited to 25. To secure your place on the list of participants please send an email with an informal application to Martin Sticker ms752@st-andrews.ac.uk.  Postgraduate students are invited to submit abstracts of not more than 500 words for talks related to our theme. The deadline for the call for papers is the 1st of June. The abstracts should be prepared for blind review and sent to Martin Sticker ms752@st-andrews.ac.uk.

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CFP: The Philosophy of Tyler Burge

Deadline: 3rd May 2013

Conference: 15th – 16th June

Glasgow

Description: Philosophy at the University of Glasgow is proud to be hosting Professor Tyler Burge as a Scots Philosophical Association Centenary Fellow. To mark Professor Burge’s visit, the University will be holding a two-day workshop exploring themes from Burge’s work. The aim of the workshop is to bring together philosophers interested in questions of mind, language and knowledge for discussion and debate centred on Burge’s vital contributions to these topics.

Call for papers: Abstracts of 250-500 words are invited on any aspect of Burge’s work. Proposals addressing themes from Burge’s recent book Origins of Objectivity are particularly encouraged.  Speakers will each be given slots of at least one hour. As the workshop aims to foster informal discussion, there is flexibility regarding the format of presentations.  Speakers may wish to present a paper followed by Q&A. Alternatively, speakers may wish to lead a structured discussion of issues raised by Burge’s work. This might take the form of a brief exposition of an issue followed by a series of discussion topics.  The deadline for submission is May 3rd. We aim to notify speakers of our decision no later than May 17th. Submissions and enquiries should be directed to Dr Tom McClelland at thomas.mcclelland@glasgow.ac.uk.  Some funds may be available to assist with the travel and accommodation costs of speakers.  The workshop welcomes applications from graduate students and early career researchers.

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CFP: Embodied Music Cognition

Deadline: 1st June 2013

Conference: 22nd – 23rd July 2013

Edinburgh

Description: The purpose of this conference is to stake out the possibilities of a distinct research field for embodied music cognition. Over the past few decades, developments in cognitive science – especially the 4E paradigms of understanding cognition as an embodied, enactive, extended, and embedded process – have slowly but surely reshaped our understanding of the relationship between the brain, body, and world. While these movements have developed concurrently with experimental and theoretical work on “embodied” human activities, such as various forms of artistic practices and sensorimotor tasks, they must also be understood in a broader context. For instance, important historical and contemporary roots of embodiment research include philosophical traditions such as phenomenology and pragmatism, psychological traditions such as psychoanalysis and ecological psychology, and a move away from “music in itself” towards the conditions in which we listen to music in musicological studies.

Keynote speakers:

Call for papers: We are now accepting submissions for both paper and poster presentations. Papers will consist of a 20-25 minute presentation followed by a 10 minute discussion period. Posters will be displayed and browsing times scheduled after final selections have been made.  All submissions should be prepared for blind review in either PDF or Word form and sent to EMuCogSubmissions@gmail.com with the subject title “Embodied Music Conference Submission” along with the following:

  1. A cover letter containing:
    1. the author’s name and status(student, postdoctoral researcher, etc.)
    2. institutional affiliation
    3. contact information
    4. title of submission
    5. Specify if submission format is a poster or paper
  2. Selection shall be based on submission of an abstract, between 500-750 words for papers and 250-350 words for posters.

The submission deadline is June 1st.  

Conference website

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CFP: Evaluative Perception: Aesthetic, Ethical, Normative

Deadline: 1st July 2013

Conference: 13th – 15th September 2013

Glasgow

Description: The central questions to which the conference will be addressed include:

  1. Are there good reasons for thinking that evaluative perception is possible? Is this limited to any particular sensory modality/ies?
  2. Is there anything distinctive about evaluative perception, or particular types of evaluative perception?
  3. What are the epistemological consequences of evaluative perception?

As well as these questions, the topic of the conference will connect with broader discussions and debates in aesthetics, epistemology, ethics, and the philosophy of perception, e.g., the possibility of cognitive penetration, amodal perception, and cross-modal perception, the admissible contents of experience, the relationship between imagination and perception, the impact of so-called ‘framing effects’ on perceptual experience, whether perception can be said to be rational and whether perception could be the conclusion of an argument, the role of experience in aesthetic appreciation, and the prospects for various approaches in ethics, e.g., ethical intuitionism and virtue ethics.

Keynote speakers:

  • Professor Robert Audi (University of Notre Dame)
  • Professor Robert Hopkins (University of Sheffield)
  • Professor Dominic Lopes (University of British Colombia)
  • Dr Jack Lyons (University of Arkansas)
  • Dr Sarah McGrath (Princeton University)
  • Dr Kathleen Stock, University of Sussex)
  • Dr Dustin Stokes (University of Toronto)
  • Dr Pekka Väyrynen (University of Leeds)

Call for papers: Submissions should:

  1. be in English
  2. include an Abstract (no more than 250 words) and a Paper that can be presented in approximately 45 minutes
  3. be prepared for blind review
  4. be sent as a PDF to evaluativeconference@gmail.com no later than July 1st 2013 (all submissions will be acknowledged).

Conference website