CFP: Fifteenth Annual Meeting ISEE on Environmental Philosophy

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Fifteenth Annual Meeting on Environmental Philosophy

Environmental Justice and Extreme Environments”

 Conference Dates: June 27-30 2018

The International Society for Environmental Ethics (ISEE) will hold its Fifteenth Annual Meeting on Environmental Philosophy, June 27-30, 2018, in Anchorage, Alaska. Come to great north!

The theme for this year’s conference is Environmental Justice and Extreme Environments, though ISEE invites proposals for individual papers and group sessions on any topic in environmental philosophy, broadly conceived. Relevant topics might include papers addressing:

* indigenous justice

* climate ethics

* animal and species justice

* changing ecosystems

* sea ice loss

However, proposals on any topic in environmental philosophy are welcome.

Participants in the conference only should expect to arrive on June 27 for conference opening remarks and talks in the evening. We aim to close the conference after a session or two the morning of June 30.

 

Instructions for Submissions:

  • Please anonymize all paper abstracts (including PDF submissions)

  • Please do not submit panels without a participation commitment from all proposed participants

  • Full papers must be available on the ISEE website one month prior to the conference. Papers will be summarized by respondents at the conference rather than read in their entirety, in order to maximize time for discussion and provide authors with constructive feedback.

Deadline:  March 15, 2018

Submissions and Inquiries should be sent to the organizers:

President, Benjamin Hale, bhale@colorado.edu

Vice-President, Allen Thompson, Allen.Thompson@oregonstate.edu

Secretary, Alex Lee , aplee@alaskapacific.edu

Reading Retreat in Environmental Philosophy: Umbria, Italy

READING RETREAT IN UMBRIA, ITALY

NATURE IN THE ANTHROPOCENE: RESTORATION AND REWILDING

Monte Castello di Vibio. June 3 – 14, 2018.

Announcing ten days of reading and discussion on “Nature in the Anthropocene” in Umbria, Italy. This retreat will take place in the medieval Italian hill town of Monte Castello di Vibio using facilities made available by the International Center for the Arts. A small group of scholars will gather to spend mornings reading and discussing important contemporary papers with optional evening sessions workshopping papers-in-progress by the group’s members.  Afternoons are free.

The idea is to provide a relaxing and unique environment for some focused work on important emerging areas in environmental thought.  Monte Castello provides a serene and picturesque setting for our work. Its proximity to Todi, Florence, and Perugia provides opportunities for side-trips during (or after) the workshop. The small group is designed to provide a supportive and high quality intellectual environment for exploring new areas of environmental philosophy and for peer evaluation of each other’s work and ideas.  Reading materials will be decided upon by participants prior to arrival in Italy.

There will be three field trips during our stay.  One will involve a morning spent with truffle hunting dogs in the Monte Castello area.  A second will be to Assisi and the forests that cloak Monte Subasio.  The third will be to the Monti Sibillini National Park to discuss some Italian efforts at re-wilding. The weekend in the middle of the retreat will be open to use as you wish.

The fee of 1650 EUR will include food, wine, and lodging in Monte Castello for 11 nights (Sunday to Wednesday) as well as transportation for the field trips. Meals out during the field trips as well as travel expenses to and from the Center for the Arts in Monte Castello di Vibio are the responsibility of participants. The lodging is in the 14th century ex-convent in which the Center for the Arts is located. The rooms are simple with shared bathrooms. (Rooms with private bathrooms at the local hotel are available for an additional fee).

(The workshop is contingent upon interest and sufficient (10) applicants. Feel free to share with other potentially interested parties).

Please email  christopher.preston@umontana.edu by October 22nd to indicate initial interest.

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT – TT Faculty Position in Philosophy & the Environmental Studies Program at University of Oregon

The University of Oregon’s Department of Philosophy and Environmental Studies Program invite applications for a joint tenure-track position of Assistant Professor in Philosophy (60%) and Environmental Studies (40%), to begin in fall 2018. We seek candidates specializing in Environmental Philosophy. Competitive applicants will be capable of outstanding research and teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels and collaborative interdisciplinary dialogue. We are especially interested in scholars who will a) contribute to the philosophy department’s existing strength as a pluralistic department with faculty working in and across Continental, Feminist, American, Analytic, Latin American and Latino/a Philosophies, and Philosophies of Race and Ethnicity and b) contribute to the Environmental Studies Program’s interdisciplinary interactions and collaborations across the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. 

Both the Philosophy Department and the Environmental Studies Program are diverse and growing, with an expansive view of the disciplines and an intellectual climate conducive to interdisciplinary scholarship.  The Philosophy Department already plays a key role in the Environmental Studies Program, and this position will strengthen those connections and interactions. Yet there will also be ample opportunities to interact with other programs and departments, such as Food Studies, English, Ethnic Studies, History, Latin American Studies, Law, Political Science, Religious Studies, Sociology, and Women and Gender Studies. We particularly welcome applications from scholars who are from populations historically underrepresented in the academy, and/or who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds.

Minimum Requirements: Ph.D. in Philosophy or related field in hand by time of appointment; AOS Environmental Philosophy; undergraduate teaching experience; and an appropriate record of research and publication. Salary is competitive.

Expectations of teaching include introductory, middle-level, and advanced undergraduate courses, graduate teaching in the area of specialization, mentoring of graduate student research, and directing theses at the undergraduate and graduate level in both academic units. The UO is on the academic quarter system, and the standard teaching load is presently five courses across three terms each year. 

The University of Oregon is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, women, and people with disabilities. Applicants are requested to include in their application letter information about how they will further this goal. In particular, candidates should describe previous activities mentoring minorities, women, or members of other underrepresented groups.

Candidates are asked to apply on line at www.academicjobsonline.org by submitting an application letter, a curriculum vitae, a writing sample of approximately 20 pages, a teaching statement, a research statement, a sample syllabus of your choice, and three letters of recommendation by October 15th, or until the post has been filled. If you are unable to use this online resource, please contact uophil@uoregon.edu to arrange alternate means of submitting application materials.

The University of Oregon is one of only two Pacific Northwest members of the Association of American Universities and holds the distinction of a “very high research activity” ranking in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The UO enrolls more than 20,000 undergraduate and 3,600 graduate students representing all 50 states and nearly 100 countries.  In recent years, the university has increased the diversity of its student body while raising average GPAs and test scores for incoming students. The UO’s beautiful, 295-acre campus features state-of-the art facilities in an arboretum-like setting. The UO is located in Eugene, a vibrant city of 157,000 with a wide range of cultural and culinary offerings, a pleasant climate, and a community engaged in environmental and social concerns. The campus is within easy driving distance of the Pacific Coast, the Cascade Mountains, and Portland.

For further information contact Erin McKenna at emckenna@uoregon.edu.

Reflections on chapter one of the Pope’s encyclical letter, Laudato Si’

Phil cafaroBy Philip Cafaro
Email: philip.cafaro@colostate.edu
Website: http://www.philipcafaro.com/

Phil writes on environmental ethics, 
consumption and population policy, and 
biodiversity preservation. He is the author
of Thoreau’s Living Ethics, and recently 
co-edited Life on the Brink: Environmentalists
Confront Population Growth.

Published June 26, 2015

There is a lot to chew on in the Pope’s encyclical released today, LAUDATO SI’, ON CARE FOR OUR COMMON HOME. Having just finished the first chapter (of six), I’d like to call your attention to several particularly intriguing paragraphs below. Continue reading