Call for Papers: WCPA in Edmonton, October 2008

Call for Papers, Western Canadian Philosophical Association
2008 Annual Meeting, Edmonton, Hosted by the University of Alberta
October 24-26th 2008 (Friday pm until Sun lunch)

Keynote Speaker: Stephen Darwall, Yale University

Details from conference organizers beneath the fold. Of special relevance for What Sorters are two things: our network team will be running a pre-conference workshop on the Friday (the conference usually starts around 6pm), including talks from the Finnish bioethicist Simo Vehmas and others still be arranged, and have also arranged with the conference organizers to hold a special stream during part of the conference on What Sorts themes. If you have something to submit as part of the regular conference, or are interested in attending the pre-conference workshop, contact me directly before the submission deadline. If there are enough What Sorts submissions that we know of in advance, we may look at extending the number of sessions we plan to have on What Sorts themes at the conference.

Papers on any philosophical topic are welcome. Electronic submissions only, .pdf is preferred. Please include in your submission the paper (maximum 4000 words), a short abstract (maximum 150 words), and your name, e-mail, and academic affiliation (if any).

We also welcome, and indeed encourage, proposals for panels and author-meets-critics sessions. All such proposals should include a theme and abstracts of proposed papers (abstracts for panel papers should be 750-1000 words). Please also include the email addresses and affiliations of potential participants. All participants must be committed to attending if the proposal is accepted. We will present a student essay prize for the best student paper presented at the meeting. If you are eligible for the prize, please mention this with your submission.

Please send submissions to by July 15, 2008. We will also be soliciting commentators, so we welcome self-nominations at the same address.

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