1st LATINO/A PHILOSOPHERS CONFERENCE

Thanks to Sherri Lynn Conklin for the heads up.

CALL FOR PAPERS

1ST LATINO/A PHILOSOPHERS CONFERENCE

April 29-30, 2016

Hosted by Columbia University

Submission Deadline: February 29, 2016

Paper maximum extension: 4000 words

The 1st Latino/a Philosophers Conference is an initiative of some Latin American PhD candidates in the Columbia Philosophy Department. We hope to initiate a tradition of annual conferences to serve the following ends. First, to foster the creation and development of a Latino/a Philosophers Network in the United States. This network, in turn, will help us provide a space for camaraderie and collaborative work, as well as identify and pursue the common interests of Latino/a Philosophers in the U.S. Second, to provide a space for discussing issues of particular relevance to Latino/as from a philosophical perspective.

The conference will take place on April 29-30 and will be organized around two clusters of topics. The first day will be devoted to issues in Epistemology, Logic, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Mind and Philosophy of Language. The second day will focus on Ethics, Aesthetics, Social and Political Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, Philosophy of Race, and Latin American Philosophy. Papers on philosophical topics other than the ones listed here will be considered too. We are happy to announce that Otavio Bueno and Jorge Gracia will be our keynote speakers for each day, respectively.

We invite graduate students and early career philosophers who identify as Latino/a or who are interested in forming part of the Latino/a Philosophers Network to submit papers on any of the topics mentioned above. We encourage submissions by women. We also encourage submissions that discuss issues relevant to the Latino/a experience.

Papers should not exceed 4000 words (or the equivalent of a 30-minute presentation). They should be prepared for blind review and sent as a PDF file to latinophilosophersnetwork@gmail.com. In a separate PDF attachment, please include your name, academic affiliation, email address, telephone number, paper title, and an abstract of no more than 250 words.

Any questions can be directed to César Cabezas (cgc2125@columbia.edu), or Ignacio Ojea (ignacio.ojea@columbia.edu).

Acceptances will be announced by March 15.

 

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