CFP: Georgia Philosophical Society Fall Conference: Mixed Legacies of Place

Submission deadline: September 5, 2023

Conference date(s):
October 20, 2023 - October 21, 2023

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Conference Venue:

Georgia Philosophical Society
Milledgeville, United States

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Over the past years, the Georgia Philosophical Society has hosted online workshops and conferences on a wide range of philosophical issues. These were a great success in terms of the number and quality of submissions, the size and diversity of the audience, and the liveliness of the discussions. This fall, we look forward to continuing this exchange of ideas. We plan to hold an in-person conference at Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville, GA.

The main conference will take place on Saturday, October 21 with an undergraduate session on the afternoon of Friday, October 20.

We welcome submissions on any philosophical topic, but we are especially interested in presentations that deal with the Deep South’s mixed legacies of place. Milledgeville itself has such a legacy. It was the fourth Georgia capital, its Old Governor’s Mansion (built in 1839) is considered one of the finest examples of High Greek Revival architecture still extant, and it is home to famed literary figures Alice Walker, Flannery O’Connor, and Joel Chandler Harris. However, it was also a site of enslavement, slave auctions, and the notorious Central State Hospital. We are interested in presentations that explore these tensions through aesthetic, phenomenological, and ethical lenses.

We invite abstract submissions from professional philosophers (an academic appointment in a philosophy department is not necessary) and graduate students working in philosophy. Membership in the Georgia Philosophical Society is not required.

We also invite full-paper submissions of no longer than 3,000 words from undergraduate philosophy students for the Friday evening workshop session.

The deadline for submitting abstracts (200-300 words) or papers (3000 words) is September 5. Please send an email including your name, institution (if applicable), current position, title of your presentation, and an abstract to [email protected]. Please use as your subject line: GPS Abstract Submission. Undergraduates, please use: GPS Undergraduate Paper Submission

Questions may also be sent to that email address.

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