CFP: Salzburg Conference for Young Analytic Philosophy (SOPhiA 2015)

Submission deadline: June 21, 2015

Conference date(s):
September 2, 2015 - September 4, 2015

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Conference Venue:

University of Salzburg
Salzburg, Austria

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Salzburg Conference for Young Analytic Philosophy: SOPhiA 2015

September 2 - 4, 2015

Department of Philosophy (Faculty of Cultural and Social Sciences), University of Salzburg, Austria


SOPhiA 2015 provides an opportunity for students and doctoral candidates in philosophy to take a first peek into the philosophical business and to get in touch with prospective or well established philosophers. Contributions in every discipline of philosophy (epistemology, ethics, logic, metaphysics, philosophy of religion, philosophy of science, etc.) are welcome. As common in analytic philosophy, contributors should make use of understandable language as well as rational argumentation. In addition to the conference presentations there will also be affiliated workshops on selected topics in analytic philosophy.

Keynote Speakers:

  • Christopher Gauker (University of Salzburg)
  • Friederike Moltmann (University of Paris 1)
  • Sonja Smets (University of Amsterdam)
  • Ulla Wessels (Saarland University)

Affiliated workshops:

  • Risk assessment and values in science
  • Causality meets quantum mechanics
  • Number words and the nature and existence of numbers

Call for papers:

Students and doctoral candidates (pre-doc) in philosophy are encouraged to submit an abstract (in English or German) prepared for double-blind review. Abstracts should not exceed 2.000 characters. All submissions should be suitable for a presentation of approximately 20 minutes in length (plus 10 minutes discussion). Please submit your abstract with a biographical note and a short CV attached in a separate document at until June 21, 2015. Attendees are asked to register at the same site before the conference.

SOPhiA best paper award:

Contributors are also invited to submit a full paper (from 4.000 up to 8.000 words) not including any author or affiliation information. A selection of full papers will be published in KRITERION - Journal of Philosophy. The best contribution will also be awarded with 250 EUR at SOPhiA 2015. Please prepare your full paper according to the guidelines available at and submit it via e-mail (subject line: SOPhiA 2015) to Please note that only full papers in English submitted before June 21, 2015 can be considered for the SOPhiA best paper award.

Extended submission deadline: June 21, 2015

New notification deadline: June 28, 2015

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