The Philosophy of Smell

May 7, 2020 - May 8, 2020
Department of Philosophy, University of Nevada, Reno

1664 N Virginia St
Reno 89557
United States

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University of Oslo
Indiana University, Bloomington
University of Kentucky
School of Advanced Study, University of London
University of Nevada, Reno


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Call For Papers: Workshop on the Philosophy of Smell, May 7-8, 2020

The Department of Philosophy at the University of Nevada, Reno will be hosting a workshop on the Philosophy of Smell on May 7-8, 2020. The workshop will bring together established and early career philosophers working on smell with the hope of initiating a series of workshops in the coming years. 

Our keynote speaker will be Barry Smith (Institute of Philosophy, University of London)

Invited speakers include:

Solveig Aasen (University of Oslo & University of Agder)

Ann-Sophie Barwich (Indiana University Bloomington)

Clare Batty (University of Kentucky)

Andreas Keller (Rockefeller University)

Additionally, the workshop will include a small number of contributed presentations from upcoming philosophers of smell. We invite graduate students, post-docs, and early career researchers (within 5 years of attaining their PhD) to submit short high-quality papers for presentation in any area of philosophy related to smell, olfaction, or flavor. 

Those selected for presentations will be provided with accommodation and a small travel fund. 

Submission Deadline: Monday, January 20th, 2020. 

Please submit two separate documents. The first (prepared for blind review) should include the title, a 400-600 word abstract, and a 3000 word paper. Papers should be suitable for a 30 minute presentation. In addition, please prepare a cover sheet with the following information: 

•Paper Title

•Author’s name

•Author’s institutional affiliation

•Author’s email

Submissions and any questions should be directed to 

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