CFP: 20th Annual University of Toronto Graduate Philosophy Conference

Submission deadline: April 26, 2021

Conference date(s):
May 21, 2021 - May 22, 2021

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Department of Philosophy, University of Toronto
Toronto, Canada

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20th Annual Toronto Graduate Philosophy Conference

—deadline extended

Friday, May 21 - Saturday, May 22 2021

Submission deadline: April 26, 2021

Keynote speakers: Elizabeth Barnes (University of Virginia), Parimal Patil (Harvard University)


Philosophy has a set of familiar questions in familiar areas that constitutes its “core”. Equally familiar are the standard ways of approaching these questions. But these questions are not the only questions to be asked, nor these approaches the only approaches to be taken. By drawing on diverse perspectives, recent work in areas such as social philosophy has broken new ground and challenged long-held philosophical assumptions. Similarly, recent work in the history of global philosophical traditions has improved our understanding of philosophy and its history while providing novel insights into philosophy's familiar problems. In this conference, we aim to further this work. We invite submissions in any field of philosophy that draw on diverse perspectives, thinkers, or philosophical traditions to challenge which questions we think of as core; to improve our understanding of philosophy and its history; to gain novel insights into familiar problems; to inject new questions and research directions into familiar fields; and to challenge entrenched paradigms and assumptions.

We understand the target methodology broadly and offer the following heuristic: if you suspect that your paper might match the above description, we encourage submission. Interdisciplinary submissions are welcome, and submissions from members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged.

Submissions: Please send submissions prepared for blind review to with an abstract not exceeding 250 words and all identifying information removed. The body of the email should include the title, the author's name and institutional affiliation. Submissions must be from graduate students, sent as a PDF file, and include three keywords and an abstract not exceeding 250 words. Submissions must not exceed 4000 words (not inclusive of footnotes and references).

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