CFP: Philosophy in the Wild

Call for Abstracts

Philosophy in the Wild invites abstract submissions for presentations at our inaugural workshop, the theme of which is environmental philosophy, very broadly construed.* This event is an outdoor, technology-free event.

From July 16th to 18th, 2021, participants will camp at Poe Paddy State Park in central Pennsylvania. Activities will include (though will not be limited to) keynote presentations, participant presentations/discussions, and hiking (optional). No prior camping experience is necessary; Philosophy in the Wild can work with participants to help arrange gear rentals.

This event is wheelchair accessible, although the campsite grounds include gravel. 

The event will follow the relevant local directives regarding Covid-19, and plans will be adjusted as needed. 

Please contact with any inquiries.

*Environmental philosophy includes, but is not exhausted by, the following themes:

  • Environmental ethics; environmental aesthetics
  • Environmental political philosophy; environmental justice
  • Environment and capitalism
  • Postdevelopment and postcolonial theories
  • Philosophy of nature and metaphysics
  • Environment and social identities, including disability, indigeneity, race, queer ecologies, and ecofeminism
  • Social ecology and ecoanarchism
  • Climate change; sustainability; future generations
  • Urban ecology 
  • Environment and technology
  • Environment and religion
  • Animal ethics and critical animal studies
  • Environment and human flourishing

Abstracts should be approximately 500 words. Please submit your abstract in .pdf format, prepared for anonymous review, to In the body of the email, please include your name, university affiliation, and paper title. Papers should be suitable for a 25-minute presentation and a 25-minute Q&A session. Submissions from members of underrepresented groups in philosophy are especially encouraged.

Submission deadline: February 1, 2021

Decisions announced: April 1, 2021

Date of Workshop: July 16-18, 2021

Keynote Speakers:

Brendan Cline (CSU Channel Islands)

Karen Kovaka (Virginia Tech)

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