Radical Philosophy Conference

Violence: Systemic, Symbolic, and Foundational
University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon
November 11th-14th, 2010

Call for Papers:
The Radical Philosophy Association Conference Program Committee invites submissions of talks, papers, workshops, roundtables discussions, posters and other kinds of conference contributions, for its ninth biennial conference, to be held at University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon on November 11-14, 2010. Continue reading

CFP: Leibniz’s Theodicy Conference (Notre Dame)

This looks interesting and well-funded (accepted papers get full expenses paid) – I used Theodicy once in my philosophy of religion seminar, mixed reactions as you can imagine.

Leibniz’s Theodicy: Context and Content — Call for Papers

We invite scholars to submit papers for presentation at the Leibniz’s Theodicy: Context and Content. This conference, held on the occasion of the 300th anniversary of the publication of Leibniz’s Theodicy, aims to explore this seminal work, the only book length treatise published by Leibniz in his lifetime. The conference will explore the contents, its fit within the Leibnizian corpus, its broader historical context, and its subsequent reception and impact as well as how the views expressed fit into the larger intellectual landscape of the period as described on the main conference page. Papers on any of these philosophical, theological, and historical topics will be considered, though they must not be under publication consideration at the time of the conference.

Expenses (including travel) will be paid in full for the papers selected for presentation. Those wishing to propose entries for consideration should submit a short abstract (350 word limit) of the paper no later than March 1, 2010. Accepted papers must be completed and submitted to the organizers no later than August 15, 2010 for pre-conference web posting. Submissions and inquiries should be sent electronically to cprelig.1@nd.edu.

Those wishing to participate in the conference as commentators or session chairs should notify the conference directors at cprelig.1@nd.edu. Such requests should be accompanied by an attached C.V.

Kant Congress CFP Deadline Extended

Just a note for those who are interested, submission deadline extended from May 31st to September 15th:

In response to the many requests for an extension received, the deadline for the submission of papers to the organizers of the XI International Kant Congress has been postponed to15 September 2009.

All other instructions contained in the Call for Papers on the congress website remain unchanged.

CPF: The Theory Reading Group (Cornell) Conference.

The Theory Reading Group at Cornell University invites submissions for its fifth annual interdisciplinary spring conference:

“Particularity, Exemplarity, Singularity”

Featuring keynote speaker Ian Balfour (York University)

Cornell University

Ithaca, New York

April 17^th -18^th , 2009

The place of the particular, the exemplary, or the singular in contemporary philosophical practice has yet to be decided. While much of the critical thought of the last fifty years has focused on affirming the rights of ephemeral experience or the singular instance by refusing grand narratives or universal systems, more recent years have seen the rebirth of a rationalism that, at least in one of its forms, again relegates particularity to the debased realm of illusion, solipsism, and doxa. At stake in the tension between these two positions is the possibility that there exists some form of specifically artistic or empirical truth, or even a non- phenomenalizable reality of the singular, even if this truth or this reality are not of the order of propositional knowledge.

This conference is guided by the following question: what is the role of the particular, the exemplary, or the singular in critical thought today? Alternatively, how might these terms mark an impasse within systematic knowledge? We understand these questions to accommodate and encourage original reflection on a wide range of topics within philosophy, aesthetics, and literary theory. We invite participants to consider such issues as the relation between literature and philosophy, the status of history or materiality with regard to aesthetic objects, and the contemporary inheritance of the critique of representation as it has been elaborated in continental philosophy since Kant.

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Everyone loves Levinas: CFP

While “societies” based around a single philosopher often result in old fashioned philosophical hagiography, it’s too bad that it looks like I will have exhausted my travel funds by then, but regardless, er..FYI:

Fourth Annual Conference and Meeting: “Philosophy and Its Others”
June 28-30, 2009
University of Toronto (Ontario, Canada)
The North American Levinas Society invites submissions of individual paper proposals and panel proposals for the fourth annual meeting and conference to be held June 28-30, 2009. While we will organize the conference around the broad theme of “Philosophy and Its Others,” we will consider proposals for paper and panels on any topic related to Levinas in an effort to draw the widest array of interests.
Individual paper proposals: Individual abstracts, prepared for blind review, should be 500 words outlining a 20-minute presentation. Accepted papers will be organized into panels of two or three presentations.

Panel proposal: Panel proposals, consisting of 2-3 speakers, should be 1000 words for a 75-minute session. Please include the session title, name of organizer, institutional affiliations, discipline or department, along with the chair’s name and participants’ names in addition to 250 word abstracts detailing the focus of each paper. Prepare panel proposals for blind review as well.Please send materials via email attachment (preferably Microsoft Word) to: submissions@levinas-society.org. Deadline: April 13, 2009.

If you have questions regarding the Society or the conference, please send inquiries to secretary@levinas-society.org.

Website: http://www.levinas-society.org

CFP: Deconstruction and Science

The journal Derrida Today is planning a special issue on “Deconstruction and Science”

Deadline for submission of 300-word abstract: 30 June 2009

Deadline for submission of paper (no more than 6000 words): 30 November 2009

Co-edited by:
Nicole Anderson
Critical and Cultural Studies Department
Macquarie University, Australia
General Editor, Derrida Today

H. Peter Steeves
Professor of Philosophy
DePaul University, Chicago


All submissions should be prepared for blind review and emailed to:
DTJEditors@scmp.mq.edu.au with the title “”Deconstruction and Science”” as the subject title of the email.

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Announcements, Texts & a little Academic Pretension

Or rather: 1. Announcement 2. A Response to a Little Academic Pretension 3. Some “Speculative” Texts.   Anyway, this announcement has been floating around at various sites, but I thought I’d throw it up here anyway.  It’s an interesting new series that may just be able to break the monotony of academic pageantry (I’m quite optimistic this evening, it would seem, but the proposal does specifically ask for “gamblers”).

New Metaphysics

Series editors: Graham Harman and Bruno Latour

The world is due for a resurgence of original speculative metaphysics. The New Metaphysics series aims to provide a safe house for such thinking amidst the demoralizing caution and prudence of professional academic philosophy. We do not aim to bridge the analytic-continental divide, since we are equally impatient with nail-filing analytic critique and the continental reverence for dusty textual monuments. We favor instead the spirit of the intellectual gambler, and wish to discover and promote authors who meet this description. Like an emergent recording company, what we seek are traces of a new metaphysical “sound” from any nation of the world. The editors are open to translations of neglected metaphysical classics, and will consider secondary works of special force and daring. But our main interest is to stimulate the birth of disturbing masterpieces of twenty-first century philosophy. Please send project descriptions (not full manuscripts) to Graham Harman, graham@rinzai.com.

Open Humanities Press is an international Open Access publishing collective. OHP was formed by scholars to overcome the current crisis in publishing that threatens intellectual freedom and academic rigor worldwide. All OHP publications are peer-reviewed, published under open access licenses, and freely and immediately available online through www.openhumanitiespress.org. Continue reading