PIKSI SUMMER INSTITUTES

PIKSI summer institutes are designed to encourage undergraduates from underrepresented groups to consider future study of philosophy. Undergraduates and recent graduates from underrepresented groups such as women, African Americans, Chicano/as and Latino/as, Native Americans, Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders, LGBTs, economically disadvantaged communities, and people with disabilities are urged to apply. Transportation and lodging are provided. Stipends are awarded to all.

APPLICATION DEADLINES
Undergraduates — JANUARY 31, 2018
Graduate Assistants (PIKSI-Rock only) — JANUARY 31, 2018
For more information visit: piksi.org

PIKSI ROCK

(also seeking applications for graduate assistants)

Rock Ethics Institute/Penn State
Date: June 27-July 6, 2018
Director: Kris Sealey, Fairfield University
Theme: Philosophy and Public Life

Speakers:

Alfred Frankowski, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
Nathifa Greene, Gettysburg College
Shay Welch, Spelman College
Kyle Powys Whyte, Michigan State University

PIKSI BOSTON

MIT/UMB
Date: June 19-26, 2018
Directors: Lisa Rivera, University of Massachusetts Boston
Keota Fields, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Speakers:

Otávio Bueno, University of Miami
Myisha Cherry, Harvard University/University of Illinois
Nathifa Greene, Gettysburg College
Kevin Richardson, North Carolina State University

For more information visit: piksi.org
Contact: info@piksi.org

SPONSORS: THE ANDREW W. MELLON FOUNDATION, AMERICAN PHILOSOPHICAL ASSOCIATION – PENN STATE’S ROCK ETHICS INSTITUTE, COLLEGE OF THE LIBERAL ARTS, AND DEPARTMENT OF PHILOSOPHY – MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY – STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY – UNIVERSITY OF OREGON – UNIVERSITY OF IOWA – IRIS MARION YOUNG DIVERSITY SCHOLARS FUND – ANN ARBOR PHILOSOPHERS’ PIKSI FUNDING INITIATIVE – ASSOCIATION OF FEMINIST ETHICS AND SOCIAL THEORY – PRINCETON UNIVERSITY PRESS-HARVARD UNIVERSITY-TUFTS UNIVERSITY

CALL FOR PAPERS – Inclusion and Exclusion in Philosophy

CfP: Workshop “Inclusion and Exclusion in Philosophy”

20-22 June 2017
Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany

Website: https://inclusionexclusionphilosophy.wordpress.com/

*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 exclusionworkshop2017@gmail.com.

If you have any questions regarding the conference please contact the organizers:
Anna Leuschner (anna.leuschner@philos.uni-hannover.de) or David Ludwig (d.j.ludwig@vu.nl)

PIKSI SUMMER INSTITUTES FOR UGRADS – Penn State and MIT/UMBoston

PIKSI 2017   A SUMMER INSTITUTE FOR UNDERGRADUATES

PIKSI summer institutes are designed to encourage undergraduates from underrepresented groups to consider future study of philosophy. Undergraduates and recent graduates from underrepresented groups such as women, African Americans, Chicano/as and Latino/as, Native Americans, Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders, LGBTs, economically disadvantaged communities, and people with disabilities are urged to apply. Transportation and lodging are provided. Stipends are awarded to all.

APPLICATION DEADLINES

Undergraduates — JANUARY 31, 2017

Graduate Assistants (PIKSI-Rock only) — JANUARY 31, 2017

For more information visit: piksi.org

PIKSI ROCK

Rock Ethics Institute/Penn State

Date: June 21-30, 2017

Director: Serene Khader

Brooklyn College, City University of New York

Theme: Philosophy and Social Justice

Speakers:

Linda Martín Alcoff

CUNY Graduate Center/Hunter College

José Medina 

Vanderbilt University

Kris Sealey

Fairfield University

 

PIKSI BOSTON

MIT/UMB

Date: June 20-27, 2017

Directors: Lisa Rivera

University of Massachusetts Boston

Keota Fields

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Speakers:

Sally Haslanger

MIT

Quayshawn Spencer

University of Pennsylvania

Michaela McSweeney

Boston University

Avery Archer

George Washington University

Jennifer Morton

CUNY

Jennifer Marusic

Brandeis University

Dilly Ninan

Tufts University

Lionel McPherson

Tufts University

For more information visit: piksi.org

Contact: info@piksi.org

SPONSORS: THE ANDREW W. MELLON FOUNDATION, AMERICAN PHILOSOPHICAL ASSOCIATION – PENN STATE’S ROCK ETHICS INSTITUTE, COLLEGE OF THE LIBERAL ARTS, AND DEPARTMENT OF PHILOSOPHY – MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY – STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY – UNIVERSITY OF OREGON – UNIVERSITY OF IOWA – IRIS MARION YOUNG DIVERSITY SCHOLARS FUND – ANN ARBOR PHILOSOPHERS’ PIKSI FUNDING INITIATIVE – ASSOCIATION OF FEMINIST ETHICS AND SOCIAL THEORY – PRINCETON UNIVERSITY PRESS-HARVARD UNIVERSITY-TUFTS UNIVERSITY

 

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  (khess@holycross.edu) by June 1, 2016
 
 
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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 (khess@holycross.edu) 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 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 shapirod@sou.edu, with the subject heading “NASSP APA 2016 SUBMISSION”
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