CFP: The Society for the Philosophy of Sex & Love - Winter 2023 online seminar‏‏

Submission deadline: July 31, 2023

Conference date(s):
September 1, 2023 - January 31, 2024

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The Society for the Philosophy of Sex and Love is pleased to announce its Fall-Winter 2023 virtual seminar and invites papers and panel proposals in any area of the philosophy of sex and love, particularly those that (broadly) explore one or more of the following themes:

  1. Autonomy, Respect, and Trust in Sexual and Romantic Relationships

  2. Asexuality

  3. Disability and pleasure

  4. Moral Considerations of Sexual Fantasies

  5. Marriage and Morals

  6. Black Feminist love politics (see Nash 2012)

  7. Lordean erotics

  8. The Epistemology of Sexual Consent

  9. Sex in the post-Roe era

  10. Love as a (or a necessary condition of) transformative praxis particularly for Black and Brown futures

  11. Womanism

  12. The Nature of Love

  13. Feminist Perspectives on Partiality

  14. Sexual Freedom and Agency

  15. Pleasure Activism (see Brown 2019)

  16. Objectification

  17. Radical love and religion (in general and Black liberation theology and love and/or Womanist liberation theology and love in particular)

  18. Love, sex, and pleasure beyond whiteness

  19. Self-love and trans* identity

  20. Philosophy of Sex Education

  21. Teaching philosophies of love and sex

We welcome submissions of individual abstracts as well as proposals for joint sessions. Please submit your abstract using this form:

The deadline for abstract submission (up to 500 words) is July 31, 2023, and notification of acceptance will be sent by August 15, 2023.

The seminar will include both invited and refereed talks, providing an opportunity for a diverse range of perspectives and discussions on the topics of interest. We are particularly interested in proposals that promote gender equality and diversity, and encourage submissions from researchers with various institutional affiliations, at different stages of their professional careers, from diverse geographical origins, and from underrepresented groups.

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