2nd CALL FOR PAPERS – Philosophy and Waste

14th Annual “Building Bridges”
Graduate Student Philosophy Conference
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
November 4-5, 2011

Deadline for submissions EXTENDED to September 30, 2011

Keynote Speaker: Professor Timothy Morton (Professor of English in Literature and the Environment) at University of California Davis

This year’s Building Bridges conference will be held at Southern Illinois University Carbondale November 4-5, 2011. The topic is the concept of “waste” – the useless, used up, decayed, disgusting, and/or dismissible. Today we speak of wasting food, time, words, and lives; we produce waste that piles up in landfills, oceans, and homes. What does philosophy have to say about this concept, its presuppositions, and its consequences for contemporary life? We welcome contributions that explore different styles, forms, and media. We construe this topic broadly and invite papers and presentations from all areas of philosophy, as well as philosophically interesting papers from other disciplines.

Submission Guidelines: Papers should not exceed 3000 words and should be prepared for blind review. Please do not include any personal information in the paper. On a separate cover page include the following items:

  • The paper’s title
  • The author’s name
  • Institutional affiliation
  • E-mail address
  • Word count (3000 words maximum)
  • An abstract (150 words maximum)

E-mail a copy of your paper and your personal information, as attachments, in MS Word format (.doc) or in Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) to nsmaligo@siu.edu. Please title the file of your paper with an abbreviated paper title and title the file of your contact information with your last name and first initial.

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