CFP: CEU's 4th International Philosophy Graduate Conference

Submission deadline: January 21, 2012

Conference date(s):
March 30, 2012 - March 31, 2012

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Conference Venue:

Doctoral School of Political Science, Public Policy and International Relations, Central European University
Budapest, Hungary

Topic areas


Aspects of Self and Agency

Budapest, March 30–31, 2012

Call for Papers

Submission deadline: January 20, 2012.

We welcome papers that discuss linguistic self-reference, self-awareness, self-consciousness, embodiment, first-person authority, self-attribution of agency as well ontological problems about the self. We also welcome papers about various aspects of agency, such as the connection between agency and reasons (and practical rationality), the authorship account of actions, agency and autonomy, implications of theories of personal identity and moral philosophy, normative ethics and applied ethics. In addition, we welcome papers about historical takes on any of these topics.

The aim of the conference is to connect contemporary and historical views about self-knowledge and self-awareness to accounts of agency (broadly construed) and to issues in moral philosophy.

Participating students will speak for approximately 40 minutes, followed by a 10 minute commentary by a student or faculty member, and a discussion period. The language of the conference is English.

Submission Guidelines

Papers should be no longer than 3,000 words (without footnotes and references), and should be accompanied by an abstract no longer than 300 words (not included in the wordcount).

Format: doc or pdf.

The submissions will be blind reviewed, so no personal data (name, affiliation etc.) should appear in the body of the paper. Be aware of the fact that the software you use may automatically insert identification elements (e.g., check under File>Properties in Microsoft Word, or File>Document Properties in Adobe Reader). Consult your software's documentation on how to remove them. We only accept electronic submissions.

Please note that we cannot accept more than one submission per student; also, we won't be able to consider papers which exceed the word limit. Receipt of submissions will be confirmed by email, and the selection's outcome will be communicated to all students as soon as possible.

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