Call For Papers
Luce Irigaray Circle Conference: Topologies of Sexual Difference - Deadline 15 Feb
Luce Irigaray Circle Conference, Melbourne, Australia
Wednesday 10 December to Friday 12 December 2014
The Communication, Politics and Culture Research Centre at RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia, with the support of the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne, will host an interdisciplinary conference inspired by Luce Irigaray and her thinking of sexual difference. This will be the seventh meeting of the Luce Irigaray Circle. The overall theme for the conference will be “Topologies of Sexual Difference.”
In order to think and to experience sexual difference, Irigaray suggests that the Western tradition's conception of space and time could be reconsidered. There are at least three senses of topologies we seek to address: as the places in which bodies are and become, as ideal spaces of conceptualization, and as the designation of specific contexts. These contexts include, but are not limited to sexuality, “race”/ethnicity, gender, class, posthumanism and the animal, new materialisms, and sovereignty.
We welcome engagements with topologies after Irigaray in fields such as politics, philosophy, aesthetics, visual culture, linguistics, literature, media and cultural studies, psychoanalysis, religious studies, music, sound studies, architecture, education and legal studies.
The conference will feature the following keynote speakers:
- Professor Elizabeth Grosz, Duke University, USA
- Professor Pheng Cheah, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Further keynote speaker to be confirmed.
In addition to the plenary sessions, the conference will organize parallel sessions and an exhibition of visual art. Abstracts (200 words max.) are sought for papers proposed for the parallel sessions (20 minute paper/10 minute discussion). Proposals for the exhibition must include visual support material, submitted via jpegs (low res) and/or urls. Please provide an accompanying abstract (200 words max) and short description of support material. All submissions must be received by February 15th, 2014.
We welcome submissions from graduate students as well as faculty. Responses from the organizing committee as to whether or not the paper or exhibition proposal has been accepted will be given by March 30th, 2014. If you require earlier confirmation of acceptance for funding purposes, please contact the conference organizers.
Information about conference registration will be posted by 30th April 2014.
Dr Rebecca Hill
Senior Lecturer in Literature and Philosophy
School of Media and Communication
Dr Louise Burchill
Visiting Lecturer in Contemporary French Philosophy, Aesthetics, & Feminist Thought
Centre for Ideas, Faculty of the Victorian College of the Arts
University of Melbourne
Faculty of the Victorian College of the Arts
University of Melbourne
Phenomenology and Naturalism - Johannesburg - Deadlin 31 Jan
2nd Annual Conference of the South African Centre for Phenomenology
1st CFP: Phenomenology and Naturalism
11-13 April 2014
Department of Philosophy, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
Organized by Rafael Winkler, Catherine Botha, Abraham Olivier, Andrea Hurst,
Professor John Sallis (Boston College)
Professor Paul Patton (UNSW)
Professor Tyler Burge (UCLA)
Professor David Papineau (KCL)
Naturalism is one of the dominant trends in both Anglo-American and European philosophy today. Owing to the influence of the works of W.V.O. Quine, Wilfred Sellars and Hillary Putnam among others, scientific naturalism both as a methodological and ontological position has become one of the mainstays of contemporary analytic approaches to knowledge, mind and ethics. From the early 1990s onward, European philosophy in the English-speaking world has been witnessing a shift from the subject-centred philosophies of phenomenology, hermeneutics and existentialism to a position that can loosely be described as non-scientific naturalism or naturalistic monism, owing largely to the translation of Deleuze’s works into English and recent explorations into neuroscience and the philosophy of mind by continental authors such as Catherine Malabou and others. Although there are significant differences between these two kinds of naturalism, both are at one in rejecting the first-person standpoint of phenomenology to the question of mind, meaning, knowledge, normativity, or art. This rejection challenges one of the founding claims of phenomenology, namely that no satisfactory account can be given of these issues from a naturalistic standpoint.
The aim of this three-day international conference is to bring together philosophers and postgraduate students working in the three main areas of contemporary philosophy, namely analytic thought, phenomenology, and continental naturalism. The themes of the conference include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Phenomenology and cognitive science;
• Phenomenology and the philosophy of mind;
• Phenomenology’s critique of naturalism;
• The meaning of nature in art, science and philosophy;
• Continental and analytic naturalism;
• Naturalism and subjectivity;
• Naturalism, nature, art;
• Life and consciousness;
• Wittgenstein, Sellars, Putnam, Quine, Husserl, Heidegger, Merleau- Ponty, Deleuze, Michel Henry, Bergson on nature, meaning, intentionality or mindedness.
The International Journal of Philosophical Studies will be dedicating a special issue to a selection of the papers presented at the conference. Details regarding the submission of papers for consideration for the special issue will be announced in the 2nd CFP.
The fee for the three-day conference for participants is R1200 (R400 per day). It is free of charge for all participating graduate and PhD students.
A limited number of bursaries will be available for travel and accommodation.
Lodging for conference participants has been arranged at Plumpudding Guesthouse (http://www.plumpudding.co.za/) and The View (http://www.theviewhotel.co.za/), which are walking distance from the UJ Auckland Park Campus. The current rate at Plumpudding Guesthouse is R650 per night inclusive of breakfast.
The Logic of John Duns Scotus & Natural Theology in Medieval Judaism - Deadline 31 Dec
The Society for Medieval Logic and Metaphysics
Deadline: Tuesday, December 31 2013
The Society for Medieval Logic and Metaphysics is inviting submissions for two volumes (volume 12:1 and volume 12:2), planned for Spring 2015 in our series with Cambridge Scholars Publishing (Gyula Klima and Alex Hall eds.) The deadline for submissions for either volume is December 31, 2013.
- Volume 12:1 – The Logic of John Duns Scotus
- Volume 12:2 – Natural Theology in Medieval Judaism
Mathematics in Kant's Philosophy - Deadline 15 Feb
Canadian Journal of Philosophy: Supplemental Volume on Mathematics in Kant's Critical Philosophy
There is a long tradition of work in the history and philosophy of science on Kant's philosophy of mathematics, but more recently, philosophers have been considering the implications of this work for the Critical philosophy itself. In particular, scholars have begun to examine the role of Kant's reflections on mathematics in his philosophy more generally, and in its development. For example, in the Critique of Pure Reason, Kant outlines the method of philosophy by contrasting it with the method of mathematics; in the Critique of Practical Reason, Kant compares the Formula of Universal Law to a mathematical postulate; in the Critique of Judgement, Kant distinguishes the mathematical sublime from the dynamical sublime. This last distinction rests on the distinction that shapes the Transcendental Analytic, that between the mathematical and the dynamical categories. It is clear that Kant's transcendental philosophy is strongly influenced by the importance and special status of mathematics.
This volume, to be co-edited by Lisa Shabel and Emily Carson, will collect together papers which illustrate the centrality of mathematics to Kant's philosophy as a whole. To understand this fully also requires a proper appreciation of Kant's understanding of 18th century mathematics, so we welcome papers on this topic which shed light on our more general theme.
Submissions should not exceed 15,000 words, should be prepared for blind refereeing, and should include a brief abstract. Please send submissions by February 15, 2014 to: