Call for Abstract Submission for the Sixth Annual Theistic Ethics Workshop

February 7, 2020

The organizers of the sixth annual Theistic Ethics Workshop encourage abstract submissions for our meeting at William and Mary on October 22-24, 2020. Keynote speakers include Lara Buchak, Helen De Cruz, Derk Pereboom, Samuel Fleischacker, and Christian Miller. Details can be found here:

http://philosophy.wfu.edu/miller/sixth-annual-theistic-ethics-workshop/

Authors of accepted abstracts will have all their expenses covered, including travel. Please direct any questions to cstucker@wm.edu.

All the best,



Christian Miller (Wake Forest University)
Mark Murphy (Georgetown University)
Christopher Tucker (College of William and Mary)


Symposium Thomisticum V

January 29, 2020

Symposium Thomisticum V will take place in Cracow, 4 – 6 June 2020. Details are available at: http://www.symposiumthomisticum.com.

The theme of the Symposium is Aquinas on Action, with action understood in the broadest possible sense, from the divine act of creation to criminal activity and anything between. Papers may be in ethics, psychology, legal philosophy, theology, aesthetics, metaphysics or epistemology. They may be historical, exegetic or speculative. 

Invited speakers include John Cottingham, Kevin Flannery SJ, Jennifer Frey, Lloyd Gerson, Harm Goris, John Haldane, Joshua Hochschild, Edward Houser, Reinhard Huetter, Patrick Masterson, Turner Nevitt, Siobhan Nash-Marshall, John O’Callaghan, Paul O’Grady, Fran O’Rourke, Thomas Osborne, Michael Sherwin OP, Mary Catherine Sommers, Richard Taylor, Jörgen Vijgen, Candace Vogler, Thomas Joseph White OP.

Papers are invited for parallel supplementary sessions on the afternoon of Saturday 6 June 2020.

While topics on any aspect of Aquinas are welcome, priority will be given to those relating to action. To avoid overlap, initial titles may be sent at the earliest to Fran O’Rourke, Emeritus Professor, School of Philosophy, University College Dublin (orourke@ucd.ie).

The deadline for abstracts is 31 January and for completed papers 1 May 2020.

Papers will be circulated in advance; summaries will be presented at the symposium: papers will be discussed rather than read.

The registration fee is €200 to include refreshments and three five-star dinners.

Accommodation: Participants are responsible for their own accommodation. The conference hotel is the four-star Kossak Hotel. A number of rooms have been block-booked at the reduced rate of 120 euro. For reservation code please email orourke@ucd.ie.

All inquiries to Fran O’Rourke, Emeritus Professor of Philosophy, University College Dublin (orourke@ucd.ie).


First Thomistic Summer Conference on Faith and Reason at Thomas Aquinas College

January 29, 2020

This summer we will hold the first Thomistic Summer Conference at Thomas Aquinas College, California, on June 18-20, 2020. The theme for this summer’s conference is “Faith & Reason.” Featured speakers include Michael Sherwin, OP (University of Fribourg), John O’Callaghan (University of Notre Dame), Steven Long (Ave Maria University), and Michael Augros (Thomas Aquinas College). Please see the attached conference flyer. More information about the conference, including a Call for Papers, can be found on our website at www.thomasaquinas.edu/tsc.

 

Thanks,

 

John J. Goyette, Dean

Thomas Aquinas College

California | New England

805-525-4417 ext. 5916


Call for Proposals for ACPA International Collaboration and Outreach Grants

January 14, 2020

ACPA International Collaboration and Outreach Grants

Call for Proposals

Members of the ACPA are invited to submit grant proposals for projects relating either to (a) international collaboration or to (b) outreach within the USA and Canada. Proposed projects in the first category should aim at supporting philosophical communities in countries other than the USA and Canada, or at the dissemination of philosophical ideas to a broader public in countries other than the USA and Canada. Proposed projects in the second category should aim at the dissemination of philosophical ideas (tied to the Catholic intellectual tradition) either to a broader public in the USA or Canada or to faculty and students at institutions in the USA or Canada where the Catholic intellectual tradition is underrepresented.

The ACPA has set aside up to $12,000 for proposals submitted in 2020.

Eligibility:

Any ACPA member associated with an institution of higher learning is eligible to submit a proposal to have a project funded. (Grants will be made to institutions, not to individuals.)

Deadline for proposals:

Proposals should be emailed to Michael Rota at mwrota@stthomas.edu by July 10th, 2020. Decisions will be announced by December 1, 2020.

Criteria of evaluation:

Proposals focused on international collaboration will be evaluated on their potential either to strengthen philosophical communities in countries other than Canada and the USA, or to disseminate philosophical ideas to a broader public in those countries. Other things being equal:

1)      projects that focus on topics of special interest to Catholic philosophers will be preferred to those that do not,

2)      proposals that will primarily benefit philosophers (including students of philosophy) in countries with comparatively fewer funding opportunities for philosophical work will be preferred to proposals which will primarily benefit philosophers (including students of philosophy) in countries with comparatively greater funding opportunities, and

3)      a less expensive project will be funded over a more expensive project.

Proposals focused on outreach within Canada and the USA will be evaluated on their potential to disseminate philosophical ideas from the Catholic intellectual tradition to a broader public or to an academic community where the Catholic intellectual tradition is currently underrepresented. Other things being equal, a less expensive project will be funded over a more expensive project.

Application process:

Projects should have a single project director who submits the proposal and who will take responsibility (if the project is funded) for reporting back to the ACPA upon completion of the project. The project director must be a member of the ACPA at the time of submission of the project and during the duration of the project. Projects can have 1-3 co-directors.

A proposal should include:

(a)   The name and contact information of the project director, and, if applicable, of the project co-director(s).

(b)   A narrative statement of no more than 2000 words explaining the project. This statement should specify a start-date and end-date for the project, not to exceed 2 years, and should identify one or more outputs, which are concrete events the project will be expected (if funded) to bring about (e.g. a conference on topic X in location Y, or a series of 3 lectures by so-and-so in region R, or a short-term seminar taught by philosopher X at university or seminary U).

(c)   A budget, not to exceed $12,000.

(d)   CVs of the project director and, if applicable, co-director(s).

Financial process and reporting:

By an approved project’s start date, funds will be sent by the ACPA to the project director’s institution, and from that point on distribution of funds will be carried out by the project director through his or her institution. The project director will be expected to submit a report to the ACPA upon completion of the project. The report should, at a minimum, (a) state whether the output(s) was(were) achieved, (b) state whether all funds were used (if not, unused funds should be returned to the ACPA), and (c) describe any salient details about the perceived success or failure of the project.


Application for Graduate Student Cross-Training Fellowship Program

December 2, 2019

The Society of Christian Philosophers invites applications for its Graduate Student Cross-Training Fellowship Program, with fellowships to begin fall 2020. The GSCT Fellowship program is intended to equip graduate student members of the Society of Christian Philosophers, the American Catholic Philosophical Association, the Evangelical Philosophical Society, or the Evangelical Theological Society with an opportunity to take up to one academic year to develop competency in an empirical science connected with their research. Up to five fellowships will be awarded. Each Fellowship will provide recipients with a stipend of $31,000, plus an additional research fund for the applicant of $3,000. For more details and application instructions, please visit https://kevintimpe.com/gsct-submissions/ . Funding is provided by a generous grant from the John Templeton Foundation.

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Christian B. Miller, Ph.D.
A. C. Reid Professor of Philosophy
Author, The Character Gap: How Good Are We?
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Director, The Character Project
Philosophy Director, The Beacon Project
Wake Forest University
http://college.wfu.edu/philosophy/miller/


Call for Papers on the Legacy of Humani Generis

November 4, 2019

Institute for Saint Anselm Studies

***Call for Papers***

The Legacy of Humani Generis

June 10-11, 2020

Saint Anselm College

Manchester, NH

In commemoration of the seventieth anniversary of the publication of Humani Generis, the Institute for Saint Anselm Studies is pleased to announce a two-day conference on the teaching and impact of Pope Pius XII’s encyclical letter.

The Institute invites papers on the letter’s core interests, including the importance of reason to the life of faith, the successes and limitations of scholastic philosophy, theories of matter and spirit, the metaphysics of the Eucharist, the gratuity of the supernatural order, natural law, human evolution, monogenism and original sin, as well as the movement referred to as the nouvelle théologie and its leading figures, among them Henri Bouillard, Henri de Lubac and Hans Urs von Balthasar. In addition, papers are welcome on the thought of Donald Keefe, S.J., who grappled with these issues in the light both of these writers and of Humani Generis.

Selected papers will be published in The Journal of Saint Anselm Studies.

Please send an abstract of 100-200 words to mbrown@anselm.edu by December 16, 2019.


The Society for Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy: Inaugural Conference Call for Papers

October 8, 2019

The Society for Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy

Inaugural Conference

Call for Papers

In response to membership interest, the Society for Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy is pleased to announce that it will begin organizing conferences every two to three years, to bring together all scholars working in areas of medieval and renaissance philosophy. The inaugural conference will be hosted by the University of Notre Dame, South Bend (USA), September 30th to October 2nd, 2020.

The Society invites proposals for individual presentations or sessions on any topic(s) or figure(s) in medieval or renaissance philosophy.

For presentation proposals please submit an abstract of 200 words or less. Presentation length should not exceed twenty minutes.

Proposals for session topics should include the title of the session, a brief description of the subject area (50 words or less), names of presenters and individual presentation titles (maximum of 3 papers per session).

Please submit presentation and session proposals to John Peck, jpeck3@nd.edu, by February 1st 2020.

Presenters need not be members of the SMRP to be included on the program. However, to join or renew your membership in the SMRP go to http://smrpphil.org/ and select membership.

Program Committee: Thérèse Cory (University of Notre Dame), John Peck (University of Notre Dame), Christina Van Dyke (Calvin University) & Sean Erwin (Barry University)

Questions? Please contact Thérèse Cory, tcory@nd.edu, and John Peck, jpeck3@nd.edu.


Philosophy of Finance Conference
October 3, 2019
The Collegium Institute for Catholic Thought and Culture is holding its inaugural Philosophy of Finance conference on the theme of The Common Good and the Future of Capitalism: New Directions in the Philosophy of Finance” on October 29-30th at the University of Pennsylvania. Plenary speakers include Martijn Cremers (Notre Dame), Sam Fleischacker (UIC), Jesus Fernandez-Villaverde (Penn), Mark Reiff (UC Davis), Marcia Pally (NYU),  Mary Hirschfeld (Villanova), and Lisa Servon (Penn).
For more information and to register, please go to https://philfinconf2019.eventbrite.com.
John Buchmann

 

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