CFP: The Inquiry Network Work-in-Progress Talks

Submission deadline: August 15, 2022

Conference date(s):
September 1, 2022 - January 1, 2023

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Conference Venue:

Waltham, United States

Topic areas


The Inquiry Network WIP Talks feature presentations of work in progress related to inquiry, broadly understood. For example, presentations might discuss (but are not limited to): the epistemology of inquiry, the metaphysics of inquiry, ethical norms of inquiry, historical perspectives on inquiry, or the structure of scientific inquiry.

We aim to foster the sharing of ideas in an inclusive, welcoming and low-pressure environment, and we especially encourage papers that are in the early stages of development. Papers that are already accepted for publication will not be accepted. We aim to be sensitive to the needs of early-career scholars.

The group meets biweekly on Zoom during each of the Fall and Spring semesters. Meeting times are determined shortly before the beginning of each semester with the goal of finding a time that works for as many members as possible. Special consideration is given to finding a meeting time that works for presenters of accepted papers.

We ask the authors of accepted papers to try their best to attend at least half of the talks in the semester in which they will present, and more if possible. We recognize that circumstances may vary, but we encourage speakers to meet this goal when possible in order to help foster a sense of familiarity among the participants and to help build a sense of community among group members more generally.

The CFA for Fall 2022 will be open until August 15, 2022. We will evaluate submissions with the aim of responding within 2 weeks.

Please submit an abstract of up to 500 words for consideration. Authors may choose whether to submit a short (~200 word) abstract or a more extended abstract. While longer abstracts may sometimes help to facilitate the review process, we understand that it is not always feasible to produce an extended abstract to submit to a WIP group. We have often accepted papers on the basis of short abstracts alone.

We especially welcome submissions by early-career philosophers and by members of under-represented groups.

Please submit abstracts here:

Email:  [email protected]

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