CALL FOR PAPERS – Ninth Annual Meeting for Environmental Philosophy

Sponsored by:

  • International Society for Environmental Ethics
  • International Association for Environmental Philosophy
  • Center for Environmental Philosophy

The ninth annual meeting for environmental philosophy will take place
from June 12-15th, 2012, at the Highlands Center in Allenspark, on the
border of Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado. The Highlands Center is a retreat center which includes rooms, meeting space, and a
cafeteria. Longs Peak (elev. 14259 feet/4346 meters) hovers above the
conference center and is within hiking distance.

Sessions will take a variety of forms. This call is for proposals of the
following kinds:

1. Themed Sessions: Proposals for 2-hour themed sessions are encouraged, including author-meets-critics sessions, sessions emphasizing socially engaged philosophic activities, etc. Themes might include but are not limited to: animals; species; agricultural ethics and food ethics;
ecosystem management; sustainability and the arts; ethics and technology.

*Abstracts for themed sessions should include names of participants, an
outline of the theme and how the session will fit together, and a 150
word abstract for each paper.*

2. General session papers: Papers are welcomed from all philosophical traditions, and from environmental philosophy broadly conceived (not
just environmental ethics). The format for full paper presentations at
the conference will be a 15 minute summary of the paper by the author,
followed by a 10 minute commentary. *Abstracts of 300 words should be
submitted for this category.*


  • Deadline for Abstracts: December 9th, 2011.
  • Abstracts should be prepared so that they may be blind-refereed by the conference committee. Acceptances will be announced by January 16th, 2012. Full papers must be available to be placed on the conference website by May 1st, 2012. Send abstracts and proposals (in Word format), or expressions of your willingness to comment or chair, via email to:Emily Brady
    Chair, 2012 Conference Committee
    President, International Society for Environmental Ethics


  • We particularly welcome offers to comment (10 minutes) on general or themed session papers. We will try to match commentators with papers in their field of interest, so do indicate what these are when offering to comment.
  • Offers for chairing sessions are also welcomed. Offers of assistance with organizing group walks would also be very welcome.

Details about registering for the conference will be provided in due course.