Aristotle’s Shadow: The History, Reception, and Modern Influence of Aristotle.

September 11, 2020 - September 12, 2020
Department of Philosophy, Saint Louis University

3800 Lindell Blvd
Saint Louis 63108
United States

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Title: “Aristotle’s Shadow: The History, Influence, and Modern Reception of Aristotle’s Thought.” Saint Louis University Graduate Conference, Saint Louis University, Fall 2020

Date: TBD, Fall 2020 

Speaker: Christopher Shields, Notre Dame

Submission Deadline: March 31st, 2020

Papers should be 3000-3500 words in length.

Please, include 4 keywords (at least 1 from list below).

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Department of Philosophy, Saint Louis University 

Saint Louis, Missouri, United States


Saint Louis University PGSA Conference Call for Papers: 

We are seeking papers that address any topic connected to Aristotle, Aristotelian philosophy, and its influence throughout the history of philosophy up to the present.The conference will seek to provide presenters with faculty led workshops (see below for details). 

SLU’s mission is to care for the whole person. As such, we seek to provide presenters the opportunity to receive feedback from involved faculty both at your presentation and at dedicated workshop sessions over meals. 

Based on presenters’ papers, we will match students to a designated faculty member who will attend their presentations where possible. To best facilitate the faculty pairing, we request that submissions include several keywords identifying topics, themes, or areas of interest. Following the presentations, faculty will lead a dedicated workshop over meals where you will be able to seek input on your paper, other work, or ideas. More details to be provided. 

Saint Louis University Philosophy Graduate Student Association invites submissions for its 2020 workshop-style graduate student conference. The conference will be in Fall 2020; the date is September or October (the day TBD). The topic of the conference is Aristotle’s philosophy and its influence. 

Presenters will have 20 minutes to present, with 10 minutes allotted for the Q&A period. Papers should explicitly address how the essay will fit within the theme of the conference. Interested authors should send their full paper (.doc or .pdf) Please, include at least one keyword from the topic list below, and up to three additional keywords or themes of your paper and research in your area of interest. Deadline for submission is April 30, 2020 (DEADLINE UPDATED 4/2/2020).

Topics could include Aristotle’s:




Philosophical History

Influence on Medieval Philosophy

Influence on Modern Philosophy

Influence on Contemporary Philosophy

Neo-Aristotelian Philosophy

It is in the interest of the GPSA to make this conference as accessible as possible. Therefore, some graduate students have offered to host visiting graduate students. If you plan to attend, contactaristotle.shadow@gmail.comor regarding travel and accommodation details. 

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