NEWSLETTER
AUGUST 2019



HIGHLIGHTS

CPA 2020 CALL FOR PROPOSALS

The Caribbean Philosophical Association is currently accepting paper and panel proposals for its 17th Annual Meeting.  The CPA 2020 annual conference will take place at the University of the Virgin Islands in Saint Croix, April 1-4, 2019.

Submission deadline: December 15, 2019

Submissions can be sent to caribphilconference@gmail.com

For detailed information, please click here to view the call as PDF, or click here to visit the conference webpage


 
UPCOMING CONFERENCES AND SEMINARS

Philosophy Born of Struggle 2019 Annual Conference
November 1 & 2, 2019

The conference is scheduled for November 1–2, 2019 and will be held at the Embassy Suites by Hilton in Grand Rapids, Michigan (USA). The conference theme is Neglected Philosophers of Struggle.

The keynote speaker for the conference is Juliet Hooker, Professor of Political Science at Brown University. She is a political theorist specializing in multiculturalism, racial justice, Latin American political thought, Black political thought, and Afro-descendant and indigenous politics in Latin America. She is the author of Race and the Politics of Solidarity (Oxford, 2009) and Theorizing Race in the Americas: Douglass, Sarmiento, Du Bois, and Vasconcelos (Oxford, 2017), which was a recipient of the American Political Science Association’s 2018 Ralph Bunche Book Award for the best work in ethnic and cultural pluralism and the 2018 Best Book Award of the Race, Ethnicity, and Politics Section of the American Political Science Association. Prof. Hooker served as co-Chair of the American Political Science Association’s Presidential Task Force on Racial and Social Class Inequalities in the Americas (2014-2015), and as Associate Director of the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin (2009-2014). She has been the recipient of fellowships and awards from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, the DuBois Institute for African American Research at Harvard, and the Advanced Research Collaborative at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.

For more questions about the conference, please contact the local host, Dwayne Tunstall, at tunstald@gvsu.edu 

For detailed information about the conference, please click here. 

CALLS FOR PAPERS

Society for the Advacement of American Philosophy 47th Annual Conference
March 5-7, 2020
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Call for Papers
Submission deadline: September 1, 2019

The central theme of the conference is Inter-American Philosophy.

Representative topics may include the following:

Past, present and possible future philosophical connections between philosophers and philosophic traditions in different parts of the Americas, especially with the Classical American philosophical traditions.
North American and Latin American Philosophy: explorations of the mutual influence of philosophy done in the north and the south or fruitful comparisons of the philosophical insights of prominent philosophers on both sides of the continent, including Latinx and indigenous thought.
Examination and elaboration of the important contributions of philosophers in the Americas (e.g., Pragmatism, Mexican Existentialism) to past and present problems in the Analytic and Continental traditions.
Philosophers on the common ideals and common socio-political problems of the Americas. For example:
Democracy and decolonialism, its nature, prospects and challenges in the Americas;
How philosophy can contribute to the amelioration of the common problems of North and South America.
Philosophical ideas and debates about the identity of the Americas in relation to other nations, regions, and cultures.
Philosophy of technology and science in the Americas, environmental practices and movements throughout the Americas, and Philosophy of Education (including philosophy for children) in and throughout the Americas.
While papers and proposals in all areas of American Philosophy are welcome, some preference will be given to papers and proposals on Inter-American Philosophy. Scholars who are not presently members of the Society, but whose work is in American thought, are especially encouraged to submit.

SAAP is encouraging graduate student participation at next year's meeting. To that end, SAAP has agreed to pay for lodging (up to four nights) for any graduate student who attends the meeting and is willing to stay in the dorm. Further, for graduate students who have papers accepted for the program, SAAP will still cover the standard 70-80% of other un-reimbursed expenses, plus registration and banquet.

Please direct any other questions or comments to:

Gregory Fernando Pappas, g-pappas@tamu.edu, (+1) 512-459-5267

For more information, please click here.


Fifteenth Geo-Aesthetics Conference 
Venturing into the Uncharted World of Aesthetics   

March 20-21, 2020   

UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST INDIES, MONA CAMPUS, JAMAICA

Call for abstracts
To view this call as PDF, please click here

Could the uncharted world of aesthetics be none other than the charted world of aesthetics, where each world is what it is by virtue of being the site for the constitution of the other? Is there not an uncharted world of aesthetics in which the life of each one of our senses is an expression? As we imagine answers to these questions, it should be clear that, when taken together, their respective answers are about ourselves. Indeed, the uncharted world of aesthetics is the uncharted world of who we are. Moreover, it is a world that deserves affirmation and perpetual preservation in the context of what is conceivably a language with limitless potential. 

We invite abstracts that draw inspiration from the uncharted world of aesthetics and that affirms, celebrates, and promotes its existence.  

Please send an abstract of 200 words to jmurungi@towson.edu 

Abstracts are due on January 31, 2020