Buffalo Annual Experimental Philosophy Conference 2016

September 9, 2016 - September 10, 2016
Embassy Suites Buffalo, Hosted by: Department of Philosophy, University at Buffalo

Embassy Suites Buffalo (http://embassysuites3.hilton.com/en/hotels/new-york/embassy-suites-buffalo-BUFESES/index.html)
200 Delaware Ave
Buffalo 14202
United States

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  • Marvin Farber Memorial Fund
  • William Baumer Memorial Fund
  • Peter Hare Memorial Fund
  • George Hourani Memorial Fund

Keynote speakers:

Helen De Cruz
Oxford Brookes University


James Beebe
University at Buffalo
State University of New York, Buffalo

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Conference dates: Fri., Sept. 9 – Sat., Sept. 10, 2016

Conference Venue: Embassy Suites Buffalo, 200 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, New York, 14202, United States, 716-842-1000 (http://embassysuites3.hilton.com/en/hotels/new-york/embassy-suites-buffalo-BUFESES/index.html)

Keynote Speaker
Helen de Cruz, Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in philosophy at Oxford Brooks University in England. De Cruz holds a PhD in both philosophy (2011, University of Groningen) and archaeology and art sciences (2007, Free University Brussels), and her main areas of specialization are philosophy of cognitive science and philosophy of religion. De Cruz is co-editor (with Ryan Nichols) of Advances in Religion, Cognitive Science, and Experimental Philosophy (2016, Bloomsbury). She has also written on issues within epistemology, aesthetics, philosophy of science, and metaphilosophy.

Paper Submissions
We invite submissions for paper presentations on any topic pertaining to experimental philosophy. Submissions can report new experimental results or contribute to broader philosophical or methodological debates over existing or possible results. Both XPhi-friendly and XPhi-critical papers are welcomed. We prefer to receive complete papers, but we will also accept extended abstracts. Participants who give paper presentations will be given 50 minute sessions within which to present their research and to respond to questions. Speakers are encouraged to allow at least 15 min. for Q&A. Speakers are also strongly encouraged to talk through their papers rather than read them verbatim.

Poster Submissions
We invite submissions for poster presentations on any topic pertaining to experimental philosophy. For poster submissions, please submit an extended abstract. A poster session and hors d’oeuvres reception will take place on the evening of Fri., Sept. 9.

New Ideas Workshop
This year’s conference will feature a half-day workshop for researchers who are new to experimental philosophy and are interested in learning more about how to further develop an idea they may have for a research project. Presenters will pitch their ideas to other workshop participants and conference attendees and will receive feedback and advice on experimental design, the construction of research materials, and statistical analysis. Anyone interested in participating in the workshop should submit a detailed description of their project idea.

The conference registration fee will be $60 for faculty and $30 for graduate students, post-docs, and independent scholars.

Submission Deadline
Submissions should be sent via email to rkelly2@buffalo.edu no later than June 1, 2016.

A block of rooms has been reserved at the conference venue (Embassy Suites Buffalo) for the nights of September 8, 9, and 10, 2016 (Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights). The special room rate will be available until August 8, 2016 or until the group block is sold out. You do not have to stay for all of these reserved dates, there are just the dates for which the special rate is offered. You can book a room by following this link: https://secure3.hilton.com/en_US/es/reservation/book.htm?execution=e3s1. Alternatively, you can click on "add special rate codes" when selecting reservation dates from the Embassy Suites home page, and add the three-letter group code "UBP" before clicking "check rooms and rates." Requesting alternate dates or room types may influence the group rate. Please see link below under "Supporting Materials" for precise information about the special rate and how to book a room.

Organizers: Robert Kelly and James Beebe (Experimental Epistemology Research Group, University at Buffalo). The event is sponsored by the Marvin Farber Memorial Fund, the George Hourani Memorial Fund, the Peter Hare Memorial Fund, and the William Baumer Memorial Fund at the Dept. of Philosophy at the University at Buffalo (SUNY).

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