CFP: Society for Medieval and Renaissance Thomism at ACPA 2018

S.M.A.R.T. Call for Papers

The Society for Medieval and Renaissance Thomism (S.M.A.R.T.) is planning a session for the 2018 meeting of the American Catholic Philosophical Association in San Diego, CA, 8-11 November 2018. It is accepting papers on all aspects of Thomism from 1274 to the publication of the Carmelite Cursus Theologiae (1631-1701).

Please send papers and direct enquiries to Domenic D’Ettore at ddettore[at]marian[dot]edu. Papers and abstracts received by 15 May will receive full consideration. Selection preference will be given to complete papers. The submission of an abstract alone should be accompanied by a Curriculum Vitae. A final version of the paper will be required by 1 September 2018 in order to facilitate a response paper which will be given during the conference session.


Call for Abstacts: Fourth Annual Theistic Ethics Workshop

Fourth Theistic Ethics Workshop

Wake Forest University
October 4-6, 2018

Invited Speakers:

William J. FitzPatrick (University of Rochester)
Kristen Irwin (Loyola University Chicago)
Christian B. Miller (Wake Forest University)
Connie S. Rosati (University of Arizona)
Neal Tognazzini (Western Washington University)

Goal: Contemporary philosophy of religion has been richly informed by important work in metaphysics and epistemology. At the same time, there has not been nearly as much work done at the intersection of philosophy of religion and meta-ethics or normative theory. To help inspire more good work in this area, Christian Miller (Wake Forest), Mark Murphy (Georgetown), and Chris Tucker (William and Mary) have been organizing a series of annual workshops on theistic ethics for the past three years.

Logistics: The fourth workshop will be held at the Graylyn Conference Center at Wake Forest University (www.graylyn.com), one of the nicest conference facilities in the country. We will begin with dinner and the first paper on Thursday, October 4 and conclude at the end of the day on Saturday, October 6, 2018. There will be five invited papers and four spots for submitted papers. All papers will have 40 minutes for presentation and at least 40 minutes for discussion.

Themes: “Theistic ethics” is to be understood broadly to include such topics as divine command and divine will theories, God and natural law, ethics and the problem of evil, moral arguments for a theistic being, infused and acquired virtues, the harms and benefits of theistic religions, specific ethical issues in Judaism, Christianity, or Islam, and many other topics as well.

Applying: Those interested in participating should submit an abstract of up to 750 words and a current C.V. to Christian Miller at millerc@wfu.edu by May 1, 2018. Word or PDF file formats only. Please prepare abstracts for anonymous review.  For although the organizers seek to have a balanced program both in terms of topics and presenters, the initial stage of review will be done anonymously. Submitters to a previous year’s workshop, whether successful or unsuccessful, are welcome to apply to this year’s workshop.

Questions about the workshop should be sent to millerc@wfu.edu. Notification will be made by June 1, 2018. If your abstract is selected, we will cover all of your expenses for the workshop, including travel (this includes international travel). Co-authors are welcome, but only one author’s expenses can be covered. You do not have to send your paper in advance of the workshop, and it certainly can be a work in progress.

Supported by generous funding from the Carswell Fund of the Wake Forest University Philosophy Department

 


CFP: "Personalism and its Relation to the Christian Intellectual Tradition"

"Personalism and its Relation to the Christian Intellectual Tradition"

  • The conference will be held on the campus of Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio from May 18-19, 2018.
  • It is being hosted by the M.A. Philosophy Program.
  • Those wishing to present a paper (25 minutes of reading time) must submit a 300-word abstract by March 10, 2018 to Dr. John Crosby at jcrosby@franciscan.edu
  • Graduate students wishing to compete for a prize of $500 for the best graduate student essay must submit their paper in full (3,000 words or fewer) by March 10, 2018 to jcrosby@franciscan.edu
  • The keynote speakers will be:
    • Juan Manuel Burgos, President of the Spanish Association of Personalism
    • John F. Crosby, Professor of Philosophy at Franciscan University of Steubenville
    • V. Bradley Lewis, Associate Professor of Philosophy at the Catholic University of America

For more information, please visit :

http://www.franciscan.edu/philo-conf/personalism2018/


Conference: Eighth Annual Philosophy Workshop "Aquinas on Divine Attributes"

Theme: "Aquinas on Divine Attributes"

Location: Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh, NY

Dates: June 14 - 17, 2018

Organized by the Dominican House of Studies, Washington DC; the Catholic and Dominican Institute, Newburgh, NY; and the Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture, Notre Dame, IN

For more information and to register, please see the brochure here or visit: https://www.msmc.edu/About_MSMC/philosophy_workshop.


Call for Papers: St. Anselm of Aosta, Bec and Canterbury

Please see the flyer here for details.

St. Anselm of Aosta, Bec and Canterbury: Theologian, Statesman, Administrator, Teacher

May 4 and 5, 2018, University of Houston


Keynote Speakers:

Samu Niskanen, University of Helsinki
Eileen Sweeney, Boston College

We invite Anselm scholars to submit abstracts for papers on any aspect of St. Anselm: his theology, correspondence, monasticism, career, teaching, prayers, governance of Bec and/or Canterbury, friendships, friends and associates, or legacy for presentation to the Conference in shorter papers. Proposals for twenty-minute papers for the Conference of about 250 words may be sent by February 1, 2018, to Sally N. Vaughn, snvaughn[at]sbcglobal.net


The Conference is jointly sponsored by the International Association for Anselm Studies, the University of Houston and the University of St. Thomas, Houston.


Graduate Student Cross-Training Fellowship (Society of Christian Philosophers)

The Society of Christian Philosophers invites applications for its Graduate Student Cross-Training Fellowship Program, with fellowships to begin fall 2018. The program is intended to equip graduate student members of the Society of Christian Philosophers 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 $30,000, plus $2,000 for the home institution's overhead costs and an additional research fund for the applicant of $2,000. For more details and application instructions, please visit http://kevintimpe.com/gsct.html. Funding is provided by a generous grant from the John Templeton Foundation.


Call for Abstracts: Third Symposium Thomisticum

The third Symposium Thomisticum will take place in Athens,  Greece, 7 – 9 June 2018, kindly co-hosted by the University of Athens and Athens Academy.

Details are available at www.ucd.ie/philosophy/symposiumthomisticum (google Symposium Thomisticum).

The theme of the Symposium is Aquinas and the Greeks

Speakers will include: Therese Cory, Lambros Coulobaritsis, John A Demetracopoulos, John Dillon, Gregory Doolan, Kevin Flannery, Lloyd Gerson, Athanasia Glycofrydi-Leontsini, John Haldane, Yannis Kalogerakos, Thomas Leinkauf, Eleni Leontsini, Patrick Masterson, Evanghelos Moutsopoulos, Siobhan Nash-Marshall, Turner Nevitt, Fran O’Rourke, Eric D Perl, Eleni Procopiou, Andrea Robiglio, Carlos Steel, Georgios Steiris, Richard Taylor, Rudi te Velde, David Twetten, Kevin White, John Wippel, Markus Wörner, John Zizoulas.

Papers are invited for a number of supplementary parallel sessions. The overall number of participants will be limited to sixty; priority will be given to those presenting papers. In order to avoid overlap of topics, initial proposals should be sent by email to Fran O’Rourke (orourke@ucd.ie).

The deadline for abstracts is 1 December, and for completed papers 1 May 2018. Papers will be circulated in advance; summaries will be presented at the symposium: papers will be discusssed rather than read.

Participation fee will be €125, to include refreshments and the conference banquet.

Participants will be responsible for their own accommodation.

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


Call for Abstracts: 4th Annual Braniff Conference in the Liberal Arts

4th Annual Braniff Conference in the Liberal Arts 

What is the Imagination? 

Braniff Graduate School of Liberal Arts 

University of Dallas, Irving, TX 

January 26-27, 2018 

Keynote Speaker: Eva Brann, St. John’s College 

Plenary Speaker: Dennis Sepper, University of Dallas 

The Braniff Graduate Student Association of the University of Dallas is pleased to announce the fourth annual Braniff Graduate Conference in the Liberal Arts. This conference aims to explore the nature of the imagination as it has been discussed in the Western tradition. We welcome papers in liberal arts disciplines including—but not limited to—philosophy, literature, politics, theology, history, and psychology, and drawing from the classical, medieval, modern, or contemporary period. 

Relevant topics include but are not limited to: 

- What is the imagination? 

- Imagination as it functions in art: artist, artifact, and audience. 

- Imagination and self-fashioning; imagination and identity. 

- Literary depictions and explorations of the imagination 

- The imagination as a political battleground: propaganda, advertisement, rhetoric, etc. 

- Philosophic inquiry and the imagination 

- Imagination and child development; imagination and education. 

- The image and the word: imagination in the context of language and language arts. 

- Imagination and psychology. 

- Ethics and imagination. 

- Imagination and dystopian literature/post-apocalyptic film. 

- Imagination and the real. 

We invite scholars working in the liberal arts to submit abstracts of no more than 500 words that consider the theme of imagination from the perspective of their discipline, a particular author, or through an interdisciplinary approach. Preference will be given to papers conversant with the great texts of the Western tradition. The conference committee will invite select authors to publish their essays in a special edition of Ramify: The Journal of the Braniff Graduate School of Liberal Arts

Submit abstracts to udbgsaconference@gmail.com. Abstracts should be prepared for blind review. Please include a separate cover letter with your name, paper title, email address, and institutional affiliation. 

Abstracts are due no later than November 3, 2017. Presenters will be notified of their acceptance by Tuesday, November 21 and will be asked to submit their full papers, suitable for a 15 minute presentation (no more than 2500 words), by December 31, 2017.

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