CFP: 2nd Annual University of Calgary Graduate Philosophy Conference (Knowledge and Action)

The Philosophy Graduate Students’ Association of the University of Calgary is pleased to announce that they will be hosting the 2nd Annual University of Calgary Graduate Philosophy Conference to be held at in the University of Calgary Philosophy Department throughout the day on March 9th, 2013.

This year’s theme: Knowledge and Action.
Keynote Speakers: Ram Neta (UNC Chapel Hill) and Jeremy Fantl (University of Calgary)

The conference will take place on Saturday, March 9th, running approximately from 8:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. Lunch and refreshments will be served for all accepted speakers. Roughly five papers will be accepted, so opportunities for presentation are limited. We welcome all scholarly work that is related to the conference theme. Some topics may include:

  • Are there any pragmatic conditions for knowledge/justification/belief?
  • What are the norms of belief/action/assertion?
  • What relationship is there, if any, between theoretical and practical reasons?
  • What is the relationship between reasons and rationality?
  • What role should a subject’s practical environment/interests play with respect to proper epistemic attributions?
  • What are the prospects for intellectualism/epistemic contextualism/epistemic contrastivism/epistemic relativism/subject-sensitive invariantism?
All papers in the analytic tradition broadly relevant to the conference theme are welcome. We invite submissions in both formal and traditional epistemology from fallibilist or infallibilist perspectives. Paper submission deadline: January 15th, 2013. Notification of Acceptance by February 1, 2013. Papers should not exceed 30 minutes in reading time or 3,000 words.
Submission Guidelines:
Please send the following as separate attachments (.pdf, .doc, or .docx extensions only) with subject heading “conference submission” to
I) A cover letter containing the following information:
– author’s name
– title of paper
– institutional affiliation
– contact information (email, phone number, mailing address)
– word count
II) The paper itself accompanied by an abstract of no more than 200 words suitable for blind review.
There will be graduate students opening their doors to house a limited number of speakers. Anyone interested please make mention of “graduate housing” in the body of your email.

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