Analytic Philosophy

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

CFP: The 21st Oxford Graduate Philosophy Conference

Conference Venue:

Faculty of Philosophy, Oxford University
Oxford, United Kingdom

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We welcome submissions from all graduate students in philosophy for the 21st Annual Oxford Philosophy Graduate Conference to be held on 11th-12th November 2017 at the University of Oxford.
Papers can be on any topic in philosophy. We aim to represent a broad range of philosophical debates and traditions in our final selection, across areas of both theoretical and practical philosophy.
Deadline for submissions: 16th July 2017. For submission details, see below.
The University of Oxford’s Annual Graduate Philosophy Conference enjoys a reputation as one of the most prestigious philosophy conferences at the graduate level in the United Kingdom.
Each student presentation will be followed by a response from a member of the Oxford Philosophy Faculty.
All current graduate students in philosophy may apply (except students enrolled at Oxford at the time of the conference).
Submission details:
The submission deadline is 16th July 2017.
Please send the following to in separate .doc(x), .rtf, or .pdf files:
(1) A cover sheet, containing your name, affiliation, degree being studied, the title of your paper and the area of philosophy it concerns (e.g. philosophy of mind).
(2) We particularly encourage submissions by philosophers from groups who are underrepresented in the discipline; please feel free to indicate in the cover sheet whether you are a member of such a group.
(3) An abstract (no more than 500 words), including a (preliminary) title, and the area(s) of philosophy the paper deals with, with no information identifying the author or the author’s institutional affiliation
(4) The paper (strictly no more than 4,000 words) including title and footnotes, suitable for blind review.
N.B. The paper should be suitable for presentation in a 45 minute long talk.
For further enquiries, please see the FAQ on our website:
All the best,
The Organising Committee for the 21st Oxford Philosophy Graduate Conference
CFP: 2017 Midsummer Philosophy Workshop

Conference Venue:

University of Leeds
Leeds, United Kingdom

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The fifth annual Midsummer Philosophy Workshop will be held from June 18 - June 20, 2017 at the University of Leeds in Leeds, England.
The Midsummer Philosophy Workshop is a two-and-a-half-day workshop consisting of formal sessions, informal discussions, and various non-philosophical activities.  We will begin on  June 18th with a gathering where we can all get to know one another.  The papers will be discussed on the June 19 and June 20.
The Midsummer Philosophy Workshop is a general philosophy conference, with no particular philosophical theme.  We will have six philosophy sessions, with three each day of the conference.  Each session will be devoted to a single paper.  The papers are all "pre-reads", which means that the papers will not be presented (in whole or summary) at the start of each session.  Instead we will begin with comments and then a response from the presenter, followed by open discussion.
For more information on how to participate, please see:

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CFP: SOPhiA 2017

Conference Venue:

Department of Philosophy, University of Salzburg
Salzburg, Austria

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CALL FOR PAPERS (Salzburg, deadline: May 1, 2017)
Salzburg Conference for Young Analytic Philosophy: SOPhiA 2017
September 13 - 15, 2017
Department of Philosophy (Humanities), University of Salzburg, Austria
SOPhiA 2017 provides an opportunity for students and doctoral candidates in philosophy to take a first peek into the philosophical business and to get in touch with prospective or well established philosophers. Contributions in every discipline of philosophy (epistemology, ethics, logic, metaphysics, philosophy of religion, philosophy of science, etc.) are welcome. As common in analytic philosophy, contributors should make use of understandable language as well as rational argumentation. In addition to the conference presentations there will also be affiliated workshops on selected topics in analytic philosophy.
Keynote Speakers:
* Johannes Brandl (University of Salzburg)
* Christian List (London School of Economics)
* Michela Massimi (University of Edinburgh)
* Stathis Psillos (University of Athens)
Affiliated workshops:
* Formal Approaches to Prototype Concepts (Organizers: Annika Schuster & Corina Stroessner, University of Duesseldorf)
* Grounding in and after Bolzano (Organizers: Antje Rumberg & Jan Claas, Constance & Hamburg)
* Modeling Physical Reality (Organizer: Florian Boge, Wuppertal)
* The Power to Change: Dispositions and Persistence (Organizer: Florian Fischer, Bonn)
* Values in Science: Perspectives from Philosophy of Science, Ethics, and Language Philosophy (Organizers: Frauke Albersmeier & Alexander Christian, Duesseldorf)
Call for papers:
Students and doctoral candidates (pre-doc) in philosophy are encouraged to submit an abstract (in English or German) prepared for double-blind review. We are committed to fostering diversity and equality in our programs. Submissions from underrepresented groups are particularly welcome. Abstracts should not exceed 2.000 characters. All submissions should be suitable for a presentation of approximately 20 minutes in length (plus 10 minutes discussion). Please submit your abstract with a biographical note and a short CV attached in a separate document at until May 1, 2017. Attendees are asked to register at the same site before the conference.
SOPhiA best paper award:
Contributors are also invited to submit a full paper (from 4.000 up to 8.000 words) not including any author or affiliation information. A selection of full papers will be published in KRITERION -- Journal of Philosophy. The best contribution will also be awarded with 250 EUR at SOPhiA 2017. Please prepare your full paper according to the guidelines available at and submit it via e-mail (subject line: SOPhiA 2017) to Please note that only full papers in English submitted before the general deadline (May 1, 2017) can be considered for the SOPhiA best paper award.
Submission deadline: May 1, 2017
Notification deadline: June 1, 2017
CFP: Modal Metaphysics: Issues on the (Im)Possible V

Conference Venue:

Institute of Philosophy, Slovak Academy of Sciences
Bratislava, Slovakia



August 17-18, 2017 (Bratislava, SLOVAKIA) 

PHILLIP BRICKER (University of Massachusetts, Amherst) 
SEAHWA KIM (Ewha Womans University, Seoul) 

We invite submissions for a 30 minute presentation followed by 10 minute comments and a 15 minute discussion. Areas of interest might include any aspect of analytic metaphysics, epistemology and logic of modality. A paper of approximately 3000 words should be prepared for blind review and include a cover page with the full name, title, institution and contact information. Papers can be submitted in pdf or doc(x) and should be sent to

Deadline for submission: March 15, 2017 
Notification of acceptance: April 30, 2017 

If you wish to submit a paper, comment on an accepted paper or would need any further details, please, email us to the above address, contact Martin Vacek, or visit the conference website.

Saturday, 28 January 2017

Opportunity: postdoctoral research fellowships (México)
The Instituto de Investigaciones Filosóficas of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), offers postdoctoral research fellowships.

Postdoctoral fellows are expected to:

a) Carry out their proposed research, and publish its results;

b) Work full time on their research project;

c) Participate in the academic activities of the Institute; and

d) Teach two courses throughout the year of the fellowship and supervise the work of undergraduate and graduate students.

Knowledge of Spanish is not required, but successful non-Spanish speaking applicants will be expected to learn the language during their stay.

The deadline for applications is March 1st, 2017. All documents must be received by this date. The fellowship begins on September 1st, 2017. The starting date is not deferrable.

Duration. One year (with possible renewal for a second year).

Grant. $33,000 MX pesos per month, tax free. According to the current exchange rate this amounts to approximately $1,530 US dollars. The fellowship includes health insurance (coverage includes partners and children).

Requirements. PhD, obtained not earlier than 5 years before the beginning of the fellowship. To have at least one paper published or accepted for publication.

Applicants must e-mail in PDF format all of the following documents. Please send a separate file for each of the items in the list (except letters of recommendations, which should be sent directly by the referees to

1)    CV.

2)    Copy of two papers.

3)    Research project, which must include the title of the project, an outline of the proposed research, the goals and the papers expected to be obtained at the end of the fellowship (Maximum suggested length: 2500 words)

4)    Two letters of recommendation (to be sent directly by the referees).

5)  Timetable of the activities planned for the time of the fellowship – one year (1 page).

6)    Cover letter.

7)    Abstract of the PhD dissertation, stating name and institutional affiliation of main supervisor (1 page).

8)    Copy of the PhD diploma or official document certifying that final exam on PhD thesis has been passed or offical document that indicates the date when the doctoral exam will take place. In case the application is successful, it will be necessary to send official certification that the final exam has been passed, before the beginning of the fellowship.

All these documents must be sent to the following address:

For further questions please contact:

Edgar González Varela
Secretario Académico
Instituto de Investigaciones Filosóficas
Tel: (52-55) 5622-7241

Monday, 21 March 2016

JOB: Visiting Professor of Philosophical Anthropology and Ethics (University of Navarra, Spain)
Visiting Professor of Philosophical Anthropology and Ethics (University of Navarra, Spain)

The School of Humanities and Social Sciences of the University of Navarra seeks to fill a one year​ full-time, open-rank, Visiting Professor position in Philosophical Anthropology and Ethics, to begin September 2016. Depending on performance and mutual interests, the contract may be extended to a second year. ​Advanced candidates may eventually apply for tenure.

The candidate will work in the Department of Philosophy, a dynamic unit of 26 professors responsible for the Degree, Master and PhD Program in Philosophy.

Candidates will have a PhD in Philosophy by the date of the commencement of the position and will be expected to teach philosophical anthropology, ethics, and other related subjects, both to Spanish-speaking and ​international students. Part of the candidate's teaching will be on Core Curriculum subjects — a handful of compulsory courses on anthropology and ethics taken by students of different programs. The School of Humanities will value highly the candidate’s ability to teach in both English and Spanish, even if initially only in one of the two languages. The ideal candidate will have a background  in continental and analytic philosophy, demonstrate knowledge of Christianity and religion, and value the crucial link between philosophical theories and one’s life. Demonstrated research excellence or promise of research in philosophical anthropology, ethics or other related areas of philosophy are expected. The School of Humanities will take into consideration the successful candidate's ability to lead research or academic projects in his or her unit, to be genuinely committed to students and show a collaborative spirit with colleagues and administrative staff. Duties include teaching 2-3 courses per semester and assisting with program development. Persons with administrative experience are particularly encouraged to apply.

Applicants should submit a dossier that includes a cover letter that describes his or her research, teaching philosophy and experience, administrative work, a CV, and the names of two referees to For further information or queries, please contact Carmen Muriel ( For full consideration, please submit the dossier by 30th April 2016. Candidates will be initially interviewed by Skype.

The University of Navarra ( is an international University committed to quality teaching and excellence in research. It was founded on the basis of Catholic principles by St. Josemaría Escriva and is a corporate work of Opus Dei. It provides suitable opportunities for the development of its professors and employees, and carries out broad cultural outreach and social promotion through NGOs and charities. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment.

Saturday, 5 March 2016

CFP -- Essays in Philosophy: Extended Cognition and the Extended Mind
Submissions are sought for the July 2016 issue of Essays in Philosophy, a peer-reviewed online journal edited by David Boersema (Pacific University):
The topic of the issue is Extended Cognition and the Extended Mind. The issue editor is Gary Bartlett (Central Washington University).
The deadline for submissions is March 31, 2016.
The hypothesis that cognition, and the mind more generally, might extend beyond the margins of the body came to prominence in philosophy in the 1990s. The most oft-cited source is Andy Clark and David Chalmers’ 1998 article ‘The Extended Mind’, but others in that decade had already begun to push against the boundary of the skin—notably John Haugeland, Robert Wilson and Susan Hurley. Since then, interest in the extended mind hypothesis and its implications has exploded, with the topic being pursued in numerous articles, books, journal issues, and conferences. It has also given rise to fruitful discussion and collaboration between philosophers and researchers in other fields such as psychology, anthropology, psychiatry, and biology. Interest shows no sign of waning, as there remain many unanswered questions. Some argue that the extended mind hypothesis requires us to fundamentally rethink our understanding of the mind (and thus of ourselves), while others reply that the traditional boundary between the mind and the world can and should be maintained. Meanwhile, ideas from the extended mind literature are now themselves being extended from philosophy of mind into other areas of philosophy – such as epistemology, ethics, and aesthetics.
Essays in Philosophy invites papers exploring some aspect of extended cognition or the extended mind. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
  • embodied cognition and embedded cognition
  • varieties of mental externalism and mental internalism
  • functionalism and the extended mind
  • emotion / affect and the extended mind
  • the search for a ‘mark of the mental’
  • consciousness, qualia and the extended mind
  • group minds and group cognition
  • extended mind and personhood
  • epistemology and extended knowing
  • memory and propositional knowledge
  • representation and extended cognition
  • intrinsic and derived mental content
  • computationalism and extended cognition
  • responsibility, autonomy and the extended mind
Submissions should be sent to the general editor, David Boersema, at
The issue editor, Gary Bartlett, may be contacted at
Essays in Philosophy is a biannual journal published by Pacific University (Forest Grove, OR). It publishes philosophical papers of quality which the editors believe will make a contribution to the literature on a certain topic. The journal holds to no specific school of thought, mode of philosophizing, or style of writing. Each issue of the journal is devoted to a specific topic.