CFP: Vancouver Summer Philosophy Conference

Submission deadline: March 1, 2020

Conference date(s):
August 23, 2020 - August 27, 2020

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Conference Venue:

Department of Philosophy, University of British Columbia
Vancouver, Canada

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Papers must be submitted in PDF format, and prepared for anonymous review. Please include an abstract and a word count (including notes; excluding the bibliography) on the first page of the paper.

Papers on any topic in philosophy are welcome. (And "philosophy" is broadly construed!) Note however that the organizers will be looking for papers that will be of interest to all VSPC participants, so papers of broad philosophical interest that do not require specialized expertise to understand or appreciate are strongly preferred.

The strict word limit is 10,000 words, but shorter papers (under 7500 words) have a better chance of being accepted. (We are asking all participants to pre-read all nine papers, so a longer paper is more work for everyone. This can be justified, but it needs to be justified.)

The VSPC is a workshop-style conference: papers on the program are read in advance by all conference participants, whose feedback is intended to be used in improving the paper. For this reason, please do not submit published work, or work for which you wouldn't have a chance to incorporate feedback from the VSPC in any subsequent published version.

All participants, including authors, are expected to read all of the papers in advance, to attend all of the sessions, and to come prepared for discussion.

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