Society for Philosophy in the Contemporary World Call for Papers

Call for Papers

16th Annual Conference

July 18-23, 2009

Pine Lake Environmental Campus, Hartwick College, Oneonta, New York

(Shuttle Service from Albany Airport will be available)

We invite submissions for the 16th-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:

1) Living Mindfully: Food, Environment, Technology

2) Whither Liberal Arts?

3) Sport, Play, and Leisure

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
  • Aesthetics
  • Literary Theory
  • 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

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, 2009

Questions and submissions (prepared for blind review) should be sent to the following address:


Conference Co-Chairs:

Ramon Das Jeremy Wisnewski

University of Wellington, Victoria Hartwick College

J. Jeremy Wisnewski

Editor, Review Journal of Political Philosophy

Department of Philosophy

Hartwick College

Golisano Hall, #126

Oneonta, NY, 13820

2009-02-04 19:59:28


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