CFP: Philosophy of Love
Submission deadline: September 1, 2019
February 13, 2020 - February 14, 2020
Department of Philosophy, Tilburg University
CFA: Philosophy of Love
Department of Philosophy
We are pleased to announce our call for abstracts for a workshop on the Philosophy of Love, to
take place at Tilburg University on 13-14 February 2019.
François de La Rochefoucauld writes: “There are some people who would never have fallen in
love if they had not heard others talk about it.” For western philosophers, these “others” are the
ancient Greeks, and the kinds of love that they talked about - eros, philia and agape - still loom
large in philosophical conversations about love today. Would philosophers recognize love if it
escaped the boundaries of these categorizations? What is the relevance of canonical texts on
love today? What can philosophers learn from interdisciplinary and non-western approaches to
We are inviting abstracts on these and related questions in any sub-discipline of philosophy.
Possible topics include (but are not limited to): romantic love; love of animals; religious love;
love in the digital age; falling in love; lovesickness; familial love; erotic love; the ethics of love;
love and death/ mourning; the end of love; romantic love; charity/ neighbourly love etc.
This will be a small workshop centered around the discussion of full papers, which will be made
available in advance. Every presenter will receive ample time to share their ideas and connect
them to the larger conference-wide conversation. Confirmed speakers include: Anca Gheaus,
Tony Milligan, Heleen Pott and Katrien Schaubroeck.
Your abstract should be 350-500 words and prepared for blind review. Please submit the
abstract as a PDF document to firstname.lastname@example.org and include your name, departmental
affiliation, email address and the title of your paper in the body of the email.
The submission deadline for abstracts is 1 September 2019. Successful applicants will be
informed 1 October. Please note that successful applicants will be expected to submit a full draft
of their paper by 15 January 2020.
Papers dealing specifically with the ethics of love will - upon blind review - be considered for a
special issue of the Journal of Ethics (Springer).
Program Committee: Alfred Archer, Wim Dubbink, Martine Prange and Roos Slegers