2023 Atlantic Region Philosophers’ Association (ARPA) Conference

October 13, 2023 - October 14, 2023
Department of Philosophy, University of Prince Edward Island

550 University Ave
Charlottetown C1A 4P3

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Keynote Speaker: Professor Richard Kearney 

Conference Theme: Recovering Our Embodied Life

Venue: University of Prince Edward Island

The UPEI Philosophy Department is pleased to welcome you to this year’s meeting of the Atlantic Region Philosophers’ Association (October 13-14, 2023). The theme of this year’s gathering is Recovering Our Embodied Life.

This year’s keynote speaker is distinguished philosopher, public intellectual, novelist, and poet, Professor Richard Kearney. Prof. Kearney will give a talk entitled “Are We Losing Our Touch?”. Prof. Kearney holds the Charles B. Seelig Chair of Philosophy at Boston College and has previously served as a Visiting Professor at University of College Dublin, the University of Paris (Sorbonne), the Australian Catholic University, and the University of Nice. He is the author of more than 24 books in philosophy and literature, including 3 novels and a volume of poetry, and he currently serves as the International Director of the Guestbook Project — Hosting the Stranger: Between Hostility and Hospitality.

Papers from all areas of philosophy relating to the conference theme are especially welcome. Sessions will be 50 minutes long. Papers should be no longer than 30 minutes, to ensure adequate time is left for discussion.

Submissions should assume the form of abstracts no longer than 300 words and include the author’s name, institutional affiliation, and complete contact information. Abstracts should be sent as Word or PDF files to Max Schaefer at [email protected], with the subject line “ARPA Submission”. Queries relating to the conference can be directed to the same address.

Deadline for submission of abstracts: Thursday, August 31st, 2023.

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