CFP: The 21st Annual CUNY Graduate Philosophy Conference: Self and Other

Submission deadline: January 5, 2018

Conference date(s):
March 23, 2018

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Conference Venue:

Department of Philosophy , The Graduate Center, CUNY
New York, United States

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The 21st Annual CUNY Graduate Philosophy Conference: Self and Other

Keynotes: Dr. Akeel Bilgrami (Columbia University)

                Dr. Daniel Kolak (William Paterson University)

We invite abstract submissions on any topic related to the conference theme, broadly construed. Descriptions of the self and our conception of the other – including the relationship between the two concepts – may be explored in any area of philosophy. Some topics for consideration include, but are not limited to, the following:

· Social practices of othering – seen through the lens of gender, race, colonialism

· Personal Identity—metaphysical explanations, ethical consequences of distinctions at the personal level

· Boundaries and borders between and within individuals

· Philosophy of mind and explanations of the “self”

· Knowledge of self and other

· The socially constructed “self,” the socially constructed “other”

· Aesthetic perspectives on belonging or alienation

· The politics and power of inclusion (or exclusion)

· Reification of self or other in mainstream philosophy of language

· Existentialism and the radical self

· Deep Ecology and confounds for the self/other distinction

· First personal perspective, third personal perspective and the relationship between them

Submission guidelines:

· All submissions must be prepared for blind review, with identifying information (name, affiliated institution, email address) included only in the body of your submission email/as a separate cover sheet

· Submitted abstracts must be between 250 – 500 words in length

· Submitted abstracts must be sent as .doc, .docx, or .pdf files, to

Submission deadline: January 5, 2018

Accepted papers will be announced by February 1st.

Selected submissions will be allotted 15-20 minutes presentation time, followed by Q&A.

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