CFP – 11th Meeting on Environmental Philosophy

Environmental Philosophy and the Anthropocene Epoch
The ISEE will hold its Eleventh Annual Meeting on Environmental Philosophy, June 17-20, 2014, at the Highlands Retreat Center in Allenspark, Colorado, USA.  Come to the mountains and get their good tidings!

The theme for this year’s conference is “Environmental Philosophy and the Anthropocene Epoch.”  Topics under this theme might include:

  • the moral significance of the Anthropocene Epoch
  • the ethics of geoengineering
  • wildness as an endangered value
  • the morality of species extinctions
  • should environmentalists resist, accept, or embrace the Anthropocene?

However, proposals for individual papers and group sessions on any topic in environmental philosophy are welcome.

Anthropocene Mind Map

 Instructions for Submissions

  • Submit 250 word abstracts for 20 minute papers, as well as proposals for multi-participant sessions, to both Philip Cafaro and Ben Hale.
  • Please anonymize all paper abstracts (including PDF submissions).
  • Please do not submit panels without a participation commitment from all proposed participants.
  • Complete papers must be available on the ISEE website by May 17, 2014, one month prior to the conference.

Conference Format

The tradition of the conference is to have no overlapping sessions so that attendees can participate in all group discussions. Sessions are organized in a workshop-style format in order to maximize time for in-depth discussion of each participant’s paper by the entire group.  Papers will be distributed through the ISEE  website before the conference and respondents will only summarize the papers at the conference.

Deadline for Submissions: February 15th, 2014

About Lodging and the Highlands Center
Highlands Presbyterian Retreat Center is located one and a half hours from Denver just south of Long’s Peak, on the border of Rocky Mountain National Park.  Accommodations and meals are reasonably priced, families are welcome, and recreational opportunities in the area abound.

Highlands Presbyterian Retreat Center, PO Box 66, Allenspark, CO, USA 80510
Phone: (+1) 303-747-2888. Fax: (+1) 303-747-2889

Submissions and Academic Inquiries
Philip Cafaro, Philosophy Department, Colorado State University, Eddy Hall 226, Fort Collins, CO, USA, 80525. (+1) 970-491-2061.

Anthropocene Picture3