CFP: 15th Annual Building Bridges Graduate Student Philosophy Conference
Submission deadline: Saturday, September 29 2012
Friday, November 16 2012 - Saturday, November 17 2012
Southern Illinois University
Carbondale, United States
This year’s topic is the concept of the “person,” its formation, and meaning. What does it mean to possess “personhood,” to be considered “less than a person” by virtue of attributes or attitudes? What attributes, biologically, socially, and culturally enable someone to be a person? Can non-humans be persons? Is “personhood” a valuable concept? The topic is to be construed broadly and we invite papers and presentations from all areas of philosophy, as well as philosophically interesting papers from other disciplines.
Papers should not exceed 3000 words and should be prepared for blind review. Please do not include any personal information in the paper. On a separate cover page include the following items:
- The paper's title
- The author's name
- Institutional affiliation
- E-mail address
- Word count (3000 words maximum)
- An abstract (150 words maximum)
E-mail a copy of your paper and your personal information, as attachments, in MS Word format (.doc), (.docx) or in Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please name the file of your paper with an abbreviated paper title and title the file of your contact information with your last name and first initial.
The purpose of “Building Bridges” is to bring into dialogue diverse elements not commonly associated. We seek interdisciplinary as well as intra-disciplinary themes that address problems from multiple philosophical standpoints, from different traditions, or in which two or more thinkers not customarily brought into conversation are compared. Our goal is to provide a pluralistic forum for constructive and critical communication across boundaries.
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