Call for Papers for a Special Issue of Public Affairs Quarterly on
“Race and Public Policy”

This special issue will feature articles that bring philosophical analysis to bear on issues involving race and public policy.  Possible topics include, but are not limited to: affirmative action, racial profiling, the Black Lives Matter movement, hate speech, hate crimes, reparations for slavery and other historical injustices, implicit bias, race and health, race and medicine, race and technology, race and the criminal justice system, race and the environment, race and education, race and sports, race and ethnicity, race and immigration, race and identity, and race and inequality.

Submissions on any philosophical topic concerning race and public policy will be considered.   Submissions should be in Microsoft Word format and should be double-spaced and prepared for blind review. The journal prefers manuscripts of 6,000-9,000 words in length but articles outside these limits may still be considered.  Articles intended for consideration for inclusion in this issue should be submitted by December 31, 2018 via the journal’s online submission process at  Questions about potential submissions should be directed to the Editor, David Boonin, at

For further information go to:


Call For Papers for a Special Issue of Public Affairs Quarterly on “Race and Public Policy”


CALL FOR PAPERS – Inclusion and Exclusion in Philosophy

CfP: Workshop “Inclusion and Exclusion in Philosophy”

20-22 June 2017
Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany


*Topic and aim*

Specific social groups are underrepresented in many academic disciplines, including philosophy. The overall aim of the workshop is to gain a better understanding of how and to what extent:

– exclusionary social interactions shape the philosophical discipline.
– explicit (e.g., thematic or methodological) biases play a role in philosophy.
– implicit (e.g., thematic or methodological) biases play a role in philosophy.
– different social groups are affected by the identified exclusionary factors.
– the current environment of academic philosophy can be improved.

*Keynote Speakers*

– Liam Kofi Bright (Carnegie Mellon University)
– Kristie Dotson (Michigan State University)
– Kieran Healy (Duke University)
– Katharine Jenkins (University of Nottingham)

Deadline for submission of an abstract (max. 500 words) is 20 January 2017.
Notification of acceptance: 1 February 2017

Please send your abstract prepared for blind review as an e-mail attachment (.doc, .docx or .pdf) to

If you have any questions regarding the conference please contact the organizers:
Anna Leuschner ( or David Ludwig (

Call for essays – Inertia Magazine

Inertia Magazine ( is seeking previously unpublished essays, reviews and papers (5,000 words or less) on topics such as materialism, idealism and dualism. Essays ought to use MLA, Chicago or APA formatting.  Editor is particularly interested in papers about Bertrand Russell, Nietzsche and materialism, as well as contemporary approaches to materialism.  Please send submissions and questions to

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS – Collective Agency Conference and Volume

Call for Abstracts
Workshop on “Collective Action: Ontology, Ethics, and Application
Dates: September 8th and 9th, 2016 at the Manchester Centre for Political Theory 
Organizers: Kendy Hess (College of the Holy Cross), Violetta Igneski (McMaster University) and Tracy Isaacs (Western University).  
See below for details.  The workshop will be part of the MANCEPT Workshops program.  Please submit a 500-1000 word abstract to Kendy Hess  ( by June 1, 2016

To understand and address staggering global problems such as environmental degradation, global poverty and the recent refugee crisis, we must look beyond the role of individual agents. Moreover, we need a deeper understanding of the ontological and normative status of the collective entities implicated in the creation, amelioration, and possible eradication of these harms before we can develop appropriate ethical frameworks and practical responses. The recent literature on collective action and collective intention has already made significant progress in developing conceptual frameworks for understanding groups such as corporations and goal-oriented collectives as collective agents that can be held morally responsible for their actions. It is time to consider further related questions and add depth and breadth to this debate.


This workshop seeks to advance the current moral and political debate in collective action and responsibility in two ways: first, by bringing in new theoretical, disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches and second, by engaging with an expanded range of questions and practical applications.


     Ontology: We seek papers that examine broader questions in the ontology of collective entities. What is the ontological status of a collective entity? What grounds their moral obligations (if “grounding” is the appropriate framework)? Normatively, what follows from the ontology?


     Ethics: We aim to move beyond the canonical approaches to include a plurality of frameworks and perspectives, such as feminist, virtue ethics, Eastern, and Continental.


     Application: We encourage submissions that test developed theoretical models against the complexities of real world situations. To date, theoretical development has relied on scattered caricatures of application to help explain and demonstrate the theoretical commitments, but there has been little sustained empirical work. The literature has already begun to move out into the practical field, and we hope to engage with the scholars doing that work. We seek papers that address some of these real-world applications, such as climate change, humanitarian aid, or the differential impact of global economic structures.


Submission: Please submit a 500-1000 word abstract to Kendy Hess ( by June 1, 2016. Final papers of approximately 4000 words are due by August 15 in order to circulate to workshop participants in advance of the workshop. Authors will be given 15 minutes to give an overview of their papers followed by 35 minutes of discussion. We expect to accept twelve papers.


We are in conversation with an academic press about publishing a collection of essays on this topic, and are using the workshop as an opportunity to solicit papers for the volume.

CALL FOR PROPOSALS – New Directions in the Study of the Mind

The New Directions in the Study of the Mind Project welcomes proposals for philosophical and scientific approaches to the study of the mind which do not make the physicalist and reductionist assumptions familiar in these disciplines.

The current request for proposals is for the academic year 2016-17.

Proposals can be for funding that supports various research needs: a workshop or a conference; a period of leave to work on a piece of work under the general heading of the project; a research visit to Cambridge to spend time in discussion with the project members; help with bringing a project to publication; and any other reasonable request for support (e.g. the purchase of books or other materials) for research initiatives which fall under the general project heading. Funding available for each proposal is unlikely to exceed £10,000.

Letters of intent in the current call should be received by 31 July 2016.

Submissions should be made via our EasyChair portal.

For more information, please visit:

New Directions in the Study of the Mind is a research project based at the Faculty of Philosophy in the University of Cambridge, supported by the John Templeton Foundation, under the direction of Tim Crane.


There’s to be a never before done Encyclopedia of Professional and Business Ethics via Springer and co-edited by former editors-in-chief of Journal of Business Ethics.  Each entry is to be 1,000-3,000 words depending on its complexity.  Compensation for entry writers: access to encyclopedia online. I’m sub-editor for and seek appropriate scholars for: (1) Feminist ethics, (2) Feminist bioethics, (3) Investment ethics, (4) War, the Economics and Business Ethics of.  If interested in any of these, please send relevant qualifications to:

Edmund F. Byrne, JD, PhD

Section Editor JBE

Emeritus Professor, Indiana Univ. Indianapolis


CALL FOR PAPERS – Northwest Philosophy Conference

Call for Papers


Northwest Philosophy Conference 2016

Gonzaga University

Oct. 14-15, 2016


Submission Guidelines


Papers on any philosophical topic are welcome. Papers should be suitable for a 20-minute presentation (about 3000 words, not including material that will not be presented, such as abstract, bibliography, and any footnotes or endnotes). Submissions should be formatted for blind review (only title at top of Page 1) and sent as Word or PDF documents to


Ted Di Maria (


In the body of the email, please include paper title, 100- to 200-word abstract, author name, affiliation, status (graduate student or faculty), and contact information. Within two business days, you will receive email confirmation that your paper has been submitted successfully. Papers should be approximately 3,000 words (10-12 pages).


Submission deadline is Sept. 1, 2016. Final decisions will be made no later than Sept. 10, 2016. Those who submit papers before an early Aug. 15 deadline will be notified of their acceptance before Sept. 1.

To facilitate and encourage discussion, paper sessions will have session chairs rather than commentators for individual papers.


The CFP can be viewed at the conference website at where further information about the conference will become available.



CFP – Ancient Philosophy Society – prizes for emerging scholar and URM scholar

Submission deadline, November 22nd for the Ancient Philosophy Society’s 2016 meeting in Portland, Maine, 28 April – 1 May.   Invited speakers Brooke Holmes, Professor of Classics at Princeton University, and Rose Cherubin, Associate Professor of Philosophy at George Mason University, will head up a rich program.  For the first time this year, we will be awarding two $300 prizes, one for a paper selected for the program written by an emerging scholar, and one for a paper selected for the program written by a scholar from an underrepresented group. For more information, please visit the Ancient Philosophy Society’s web page:  For all inquiries, please contact <>.

CFP – U of Washington

We invite graduate students to submit papers to the University of Washington (Seattle) Graduate Student Conference on March 11-12. Submissions in any area of philosophy will be considered, but those related to the conference themes Values in Science (broadly construed) will be given preference. Kevin Elliot (Michigan State University) will give the keynote.

Submissions can be made by email to by January 18, 2016. Please send papers prepared for blind review as an attachment in either .doc or .pdf format. Papers are to be 3,000 words or less, and suitable for a 30 minute presentation. In the body of the email please include the author’s name, institutional affiliation, contact details, the paper title, a word count, and a brief abstract (no more than 300 words).

Please include “submission” in the e-mail subject line.

Please address any questions to

Notification of decisions will be sent by February 15, 2016.

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS – Justice and the Social Ontology of Race

Call for Abstracts:
The North American Society for Social Philosophy (NASSP) invites submissions for its group session at the Pacific APA, 2016. The theme of our session will be:
“Justice and the Social Ontology of Race”
Proposals on topics intersecting this theme, broadly understood, are welcome, and might include:
–       The use of racial categories in social planning and policy
–       The ontological status and import of racial categories
–       Race and the justice system
–       The role of race in social and political identity
–       Intersectional analyses of racialized experience(s)
–       Racial categories and educational institutions
–       Race and experience
–       Race and equity
–       Racial violence
–       The status of criminal hate
Other topics in this vein are welcome and encouraged.
Chosen presenters will join our invited speaker, Naomi Zack, who will present her recent work, “Racial Inequality and Applicative Justice: A Comparative Approach vs. Ideal and Nonideal Theory.”
Submissions should take the form of extended abstracts or papers. Abstracts should be around 1000 words, with bibliography included. Papers should be under 3000 words. Please include the following information in submission: Name, affiliation (if any), email address, and paper title.
We welcome submissions from both members and non-members, but we do require that all presenters join the North American Society for Social Philosophy if their papers are accepted. Notification of acceptance will be made via email in October.
Submission deadline: September 13, 2015
Submissions and questions should be sent to: Devora Shapiro at, with the subject heading “NASSP APA 2016 SUBMISSION”
For more information on the society and our events, visit our website at:

CFP – Ancient Philosophy Society – Prizes for Underrepresented Scholar and for Emerging Scholar

Sixteenth Annual Independent Meeting
28 April-1 May, 2016 in Portland, Maine
Co-sponsored by Colby College and the Ancient Philosophy Society

Honoring the richness of the American and European philosophical traditions, the Ancient Philosophy Society supports phenomenological, postmodern, Anglo-American, Straussian, Tübingen School, hermeneutic, psychoanalytic, queer, and feminist interpretations of ancient Greek and Roman philosophical and literary works.

Submit papers by e-mail attachment to on any topic in ancient Greek and Roman philosophy.

Deadline: November 22, 2015.

For the first time this year, the APS will award two travel prizes of $300 each:

  • The Diversity Prize: awarded to the best paper that is chosen for the program through the anonymous selection process written by a person from a group underrepresented in the discipline. Please self-identify in the body of your email when you submit your paper, saying, “I would like to be considered for the Diversity Prize after the program selection process.” Please keep your paper free of any identifying information.
  • The Emerging Scholar Prize: awarded to the best paper that is chosen for the program through the anonymous selection process written by a scholar who is either ABD or up to 6 years post Ph.D. Please self-identify in the body of your email when you submit your paper, saying, “I would like to be considered for the Emerging Scholar Prize after the program selection process.”
  • Please keep your paper free of any identifying information.
    Scholars may be considered for both prizes but can only be awarded one.

The APS values diversity and particularly invites submissions from members of groups underrepresented in philosophy, including women, people of color, LGBTQI individuals, and people with disabilities. The APS conference is wheelchair accessible.

For complete information, go to