CFP: Habit: Practical, Theoretical, and Historical Approaches

Submission deadline: March 1, 2019

Conference date(s):
September 27, 2019 - September 28, 2019

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Conference Venue:

University of Illinois, Chicago
Chicago, United States

Topic areas



We invite abstracts for papers on any aspect of the philosophical significance of habit (practical, theoretical, and/or historical). Possible topics include (but are not limited to):

  • the role of habit in the history of philosophy (e.g. Plato, Aristotle, Aquinas, Hume, Kant, Hegel, Wittgenstein, etc.)
  • habituation and the acquisition of habits, skills, and virtues
  • the nature, structure, and rationality (or lack thereof) of habitual action
  • the relationship between habits, intentions, and policies
  • habits of thought and reasoning
  • the ethical and/or epistemic significance of habit


  • Jennifer Hornsby (Birkbeck)
  • Stephen Engstrom (University of Pittsburgh)


Abstracts should be between 500 and 800 words, prepared for anonymous review, and submitted to by March 1, 2019. We hope to publish at least one volume of essays on the basis of the project of which this conference is a part.


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