CFP: The Philosophy of Death and Dying

Submission deadline: January 15, 2020

Conference date(s):
April 3, 2020 - April 4, 2020

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Conference Venue:

Department of Philosophy, Marquette University
Milwaukee, United States

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The Philosophy Graduate Student Association of Marquette University is pleased to invite submission of papers or abstracts for their 2020 graduate philosophy conference to be held on 3-4 April 2020.

The theme of this year’s conference is death. We invite papers from any field of philosophy (e.g. ethics, epistemology, metaphysics, phenomenology, biopolitics & ethics, philosophy of mind, Afro-pessimism, philosophy of law, etc.) addressing various issues surrounding death (e.g. what is death? Is death bad/evil? How does our understanding of death shape our understanding of life and vice versa? Is there life after death? Is immortality desirable? Can a dead person be harmed? How has death been understood throughout the history of philosophy?).

Please submit abstracts of no more than 500 words, prepared for blind review, and sent as a PDF to marquettepgsa@gmail.comby January 15th, 2020. Please include the following in the body of your email: your name, paper title, email address, and institutional affiliation. Please format the subject heading of your email as follows: [your name] MUGPC 20 Submission    

If your paper is accepted, you will have 20-25 minutes for presentation. MU philosophy graduate students will serve as commentators on presented papers.

Housing for presenters with Marquette philosophy students may be available by request.   

Please address any general questions to Nathaniel Taylor (

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