CFP: The categories: a graduate student conference in philosophy

Submission deadline: January 15, 2013

Conference date(s):
May 22, 2013 - May 23, 2013

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Conference Venue:

Catholic University of America
Washington, United States

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Following Aristotle, We understand ”the categories” to name the ten highest genera. Since Aristotle, the categories have been the subject of rich discussion in nearly every major philosophical era.   

We invite papers that engage this discussion, using historical, systematic, or original approaches. Questions relevant to the conference include but are not limited to the following: 

  • Should categories be understood principally as belonging to metaphysics, logic, or epistemology? 
  • What are the categories? How many are there? Is there a natural order among the categories? 
  • Can two or more distinct systems of categories equally well represent the world? 
  • What is the relationship between the kinds of questions we can put to the world and the kinds of beings there are in the world? 

Papers focusing on one or more of the categories are also welcome. 

Submit papers of 3500 words or less by January 15, 2013. Submissions and all correspondence should be sent to: 

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