CFP: Philosophy in the Wild 2022

Submission deadline: February 1, 2022

Conference date(s):
June 17, 2022 - June 19, 2022

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Conference Venue:

Philosophy in the Wild
Media, United States

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Call for Abstracts

Philosophy in the Wild (PhilWild) invites abstract submissions for presentations at our second annual conference, the theme of which is environmental philosophy, very broadly construed.* We are especially interested in papers dealing with issues surrounding environment and race. This event is an outdoor, technology-free event.

From June 17th to 19th, 2022, presenters will camp at Ridley Creek State Park in Pennsylvania. Non-presenting participants are invited to attend the presentations. Activities will include (though will not be limited to) a keynote presentation, participant presentations, and hiking (optional). No prior camping experience is necessary; Philosophy in the Wild can work with presenters to help make gear arrangements.

Selected papers will be eligible for publication in a special issue of the Public Philosophy Journal in collaboration with PhilWild. For more information about the Public Philosophy Journal, see:

*Environmental philosophy includes, but is not exhausted by, the following themes:

  • Environment and race; environmental racism

  • Environmental political philosophy; environmental justice

  • Environmental ethics; environmental aesthetics

  • Environment and capitalism

  • Postdevelopment and postcolonial theories

  • Philosophy of nature and metaphysics

  • Conservation; biodiversity

  • Environment and social identities, including disability, indigeneity, race, queer ecologies, and ecofeminism

  • Social ecology and ecoanarchism

  • Climate change; sustainability; future generations

  • Urban ecology 

  • Environment and technology

  • Environment and religion

  • Animal ethics and critical animal studies

  • Environment and human flourishing

Abstracts should be approximately 500 words. Please submit your abstract in .pdf format, prepared for anonymous review, to [email protected] In the body of the email, please include your name, university affiliation, and paper title. Papers should be suitable for a 25-minute presentation and a 25-minute Q&A session. Submissions from members of underrepresented groups in philosophy are especially encouraged.

This event is wheelchair accessible.  

The event will follow the relevant local directives regarding Covid-19.

Please contact [email protected] with any inquiries.

Submission deadline:February 1, 2022

Decisions announced: March 1, 2022

Dates of conference: June 17-19, 2022

Keynote Speaker: Romy Opperman (The New School for Social Research)

Organized by: Philosophy in the Wild 

Funded by: Greater Philadelphia Philosophy Consortium

Contact: [email protected]

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