International Society for Environmental Ethics: 17th Annual Meeting

17th Annual Meeting

International Society for Environmental Ethics

17th Annual Meeting

Oct. 16-18, 2020

(All times are PACIFIC)

Friday, Oct. 16th

Session One – What Do We See Ourselves Doing?

Chair: Alex Lee

      12:30 pm                              Opening Remarks – Allen Thompson, ISEE President

A. 12:45-1:30 pm   Avram Hiller, “‘Effective Environmentalism’: Review & Analysis”

                                                                        Comments: Ida Mullaart 

B. 1:30-2:15 pm                        Kimberly Dill, “A Call to Environmental Reverence”

                                                                        Comments: Chris Diehm

                  *2:30-3:30 pm        Spatial Chat – open for general discussion

                  *3:00-4:00 pm        ISEE Mentoring Initiative (all welcome)

                                                                        with Marion Hourdequin & Simona Capisani

Session Two – Keynote Address

Chair: Allen Thompson

Victoria Davion Award for Intersectionality

A. 4:30-6:00 pm                       Prof. Christine Cuomo (Title TBA)

B. 6:00-7:00 pm                        Spatial Chat –  for discussion / cocktail hour

Saturday, Oct. 17th

Session Three – Animals and Politics

Chair: Steve Vogel

8:50 am                    Opening Remarks – Allen Thompson, ISEE President

A. 9:00-9:45 am     Danny Weltman, “Animal Rescue: Civil Disobedience or Subrevolution?”

                                                                        Comments: Kristian Cantens

B. 9:45-10:30 am   Dennis Papadopoulos, ” Wild Animals’ Political Resistance”

                                                                        Comments: Jeremy Bendik-Keymer

                  Lunch Break (total time between sessions = 3 hours)

                  *10:30-11:30 am   Spatial Chat – open for general discussion

                  *12:00-1:00 pm                       Philosophers for Sustainability (all welcome)

                                                                                          with Eugene Chislenko & Rebecca Millsop

                                                                                          <philosophersforsustainability.com>

Session Four – Virtues and Radicalism

 Chair: Megs Gendreau

A. 1:30-2:15 pm                       Allison Fritz, “The Virtue of Shallow Environmentalism”

                                                                        Comments: Blake Francis

B. 2:15-3:00 pm                        Kristian Cantens, “Cultivating the Virtue of Self-Wildness”

                                                                        Comments: Christopher Rice

                  Half Hour Break

C. 3:30-4:15 pm                        Benjamin Hole, “Radical Virtue and Climate Action”

                                                                        Comments: Allison Fritz

D. 4:15-5:00 pm                       Sarah Warren, “Radical Empiricism, Radical Transformation”

                                                                        Comments: Espen Dyrnes Stabell

                  *5:00-6:30 pm        Spatial Chat – open for general discussion and socializing

Sunday, Oct. 18th

Session Five – Activism and Injustice

Chair: Marion Hourdequin

8:50 am                    Opening Remarks – Allen Thompson, ISEE President

A. 9:00 -9:45 am    Benjamin Howe, “Is it Right to Get Your Hands Dirty Fighting Climate Change?”

                                                                        Comments: Danny Weltman

B. 9:45-10:30 am   Blake Francis, “Climate Change Injustice”

                                                                        Comments: Ken Shockley

                  Lunch Break (total time between sessions = 3 hours)

                  *10:30 am-11:30 pm             Spatial Chat – open for general discussion

                  *11:30 am-1:15 pm                ISEE Business Meeting (all welcome)

                                                                                          Discussing matters of the Society

Session Six – How We Relate to the Wild

Chair: Robert Earl

A. 1:30-2:15 pm                       Ida Mullaart, “The Problem with Overpopulation”

                                                                        Comments: Benjamin Hole

B. 2:15-3:00 pm                        Chris Diehm, “Connection to Conservation”

                                                                        Comments: Avram Hiller

                  Half Hour Break

C. 3:30-4:15 pm                        Jeremy Bendik-Keymer, “The Other Species Capability & the Power of Wonder”

                                                                        Comments: Kimberly Dill

                  Closing Remarks: Allen Thompson, ISEE President

                  *4:40-6:00 pm        Spatial Chat – open for general discussion and goodbyes

CFP: International Society for Environmental Ethics

Featured

CALL FOR PAPERS

for the

International Society for Environmental Ethics

18th Annual Summer Meeting

Wednesday, 30th June

to Saturday 3rd July, 2021

at the

Archipelago Research Institute,

Centre for Environmental Research,

University of Turku,

Seili Island, Finland

on questions of

Space, Relations, and Populations

The 18th annual summer meeting of the International Society for Environmental Ethics will convene from Wednesday 30th June to Saturday 3rd July 2021, at Seili island, Finland, situated in Finnish Archipelago, in a historical 17th century leper-colony-turned-mental-asylum-turned-research-station.

This call for papers solicits 500-word proposals for presentations in any topic in environmental philosophy. However, special attention will be given to proposals for talks concerning issues related to the philosophical investigation of the intersection of environmental conditions of space, relations, and populations.

The planet is becoming more and more populated with human beings, which reduces the space available to other species and displaces them from their traditional habitats. At the same time, the Covid-19 pandemic seems to intersect with the way we occupy the space available – the expansion of human populations into previously wild places promises to only increase the threat of new pandemics. The corona virus is transmitted via shared social spaces, so we combat transmission by isolation and physical distancing. Are emergent and contested norms about “social distancing,” then, a new framework for coordinating collective action? Would some kind of “ecological distancing” be a logical next step? Questions about how we occupy space and our spatial relations to other beings, on an increasingly crowded planet, call for articulation and philosophical analysis.

We are exceeding the carrying capacity and limits of this planet in multiple and very tangible ways. There seems to be a need, then, for more space. How should we think about occupying the space available? Should we prioritize protection and restoration of habitats for the conservation of endangered species? Should the abundant human population be squeezed more tightly into urban spaces? Or should we learn to share the landscape with wild animals, domestic animals, ecosystems, and other humans? Won’t this call for control of human population growth? Is space exploration and colonization ultimately the key to solving our environmental problems on this planet, or is it just a technological fantasy?

Possible topics include questions relating to biodiversity loss, environmental protection and conservation, population ethics, anthropocentric land use, space exploration and colonization, and pandemics. We encourage imaginative thinking about how questions about spatial relations could shed new light upon questions in environmental ethics and philosophy.

To accommodate discussion on population and space, the meeting is hosted in a place which itself is an intriguing combination of secluded, restricted human population and abundant, verdant nature. The nature of Turku Archipelago offers exotic experiences of achingly lush yet ascetic Finnish summer, while the nearby city of Turku offers cultural experiences all the way from 13th century to this day. In addition to the beautiful natural environment, Seili island has a dark yet interesting history of isolation as a former leper colony. The venue itself, located in the island, is an old 17th century hospital building and its utility buildings, now used by the researchers of University of Turku. These historical buildings will accommodate us for the meeting. Off-session, we can enjoy the Nordic and Finnish nature, culture and history of the area. To reach the island and back to mainland, we will share a two-hour ferry through the picturesque archipelago, departing from Turku city center.

For more information about the venue, see https://www.visitseili.fi/en/accommodation/

Proposals prepared for blind review should be submitted via email to Mikko M. Puumala,

<mimapuu@utu.fi> no later than December 15th, 2020. Decisions will be announced by February 30th, 2021. Draft papers for pre-read by conference participants will be due May 31st, 2021.

Please note that while the meeting is planned to take place live, we are closely following the COVID-19 situation in Finland and other countries. We will put updates to ISEE website: https://enviroethics.org/

CFP: 2021 ISEE group sessions at APA Central

Call for Papers

THE INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR ENVIRONMENTAL

ETHICS

2021 Central Meeting of the American Philosophical Association

 

Submissions are invited for the International Society for Environmental Ethics Group Sessions at the 2020 Central Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association at the   Astor Crowne Plaza, in New Orleans, LA Wednesday, February 24 – Saturday, 27, 2021.  

 

 

Research in any area of philosophy related to or concerning environmental issues is welcomed.

 

ISEE is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and we welcome submissions from all, including scholars of color, LGTBQ scholars, indigenous scholars, and other scholars from communities underrepresented in the profession.

 

We invite submissions for individual papers (presentations of approximately 20 minutes) as well as themed sessions (topical discussions, panels, author-meets-critics, etc…)

 

Submission Procedure:

       Please submit materials by the end of the day on September 10th, 2020.

      For individual papers: please provide a 300-word abstract.

      For themed sessions: please submit 1) the proposed session title, 2) a brief description (approximately 500 words) of the session including the names of all participants, and 3) titles for all papers. Individual paper abstracts are strongly encouraged, and all participants should be confirmed as willing to attend if the session goes forward.

      Materials should be submitted in Microsoft Word or PDF format to: Megs Gendreau (ISEE Treasurer) at megs.gendreau@centre.edu

      Please include “ISEE/APA” in the subject line of your email and feel free to contact Megs if you have further questions or concerns.

CFP: ISEE sessions at the 2021 Eastern APA

Call for Papers International Society for Environmental Ethics

 2021 Eastern Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association

Submissions are invited for the International Society for Environmental Ethics (ISEE) group sessions at the 2021 Eastern Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association (APA). The meeting is scheduled for January 4-7, 2021 in at the Sheraton New York Times Square in New York City.

ISEE invites submissions of individual papers (approximately 20 minutes presentation) or proposals for themed sessions (particular topics, author-meets-critics, etc.). People working in any area of ethics related to the environment or environmental issues are encouraged to submit proposals.  However, we are particularly interested in work that extends the scope of environmental ethics to incorporate perspectives and methods that have been historically marginalized or excluded from environmental philosophy as a discipline, or that engage issues of contemporary relevance.  You do not need to be a member of ISEE in order to submit a proposal; however, we ask that all presenters have a current membership in the society.

Please note the following information from the APA: Currently, all three APA divisions are planning to hold in-person meetings in 2021. At the same time, we are also considering alternative formats, such as virtual meetings, as contingencies in the case that our usual meeting format becomes impossible.

Submission Procedure:

For individual paper submissions, please submit either: (1) a 500-word abstract, or (2) a full paper (approx. 3000 words).

For themed sessions, please submit the proposed session title, a brief description of the session, names of all those participating, and titles for each paper/presentation. Paper abstracts (of approx. 500 words) are strongly encouraged. Participants should be confirmed as willing to attend if the session goes forward.

Materials should be submitted in Microsoft Word or PDF format to: Marion Hourdequin (ISEE Vice-President) at mhourdequin@coloradocollege.edu.  Please include “ISEE/APA” in the subject line.  The deadline for submitting proposals is Wednesday, July 15, 2020. 

CFP:ISEE sessions at the 2021 APA Pacific Meeting

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Call for Papers

INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICS

2021 Pacific Meeting of the American Philosophical Association

 Submissions are invited for the International Society for Environmental Ethics group sessions at the 2021 Pacific Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association (APA). The meeting will be held March 31 – April 3, 2021, at the Hilton Portland Downtown in Portland, Oregon.

The ISEE invites submissions of individual papers (approximately 20 minute presentations) or proposals for themed sessions (particular topics, author-meets-critics, etc.).

Please include any interest in chairing a session as well.

People working in any area of ethics concerning environmental issues are encouraged to submit proposals.

Submission Procedure:

  • For individual paper submissions, please submit either: (1) a 300-word abstract, or (2) a full paper (approx. 3000 words).
  • For themed sessions, please submit the proposed session title, a brief description of the session, names of all those participating, and titles for each paper. Paper abstracts (of up to 300 words) are strongly encouraged. Participants should be confirmed as willing to attend if the session goes forward.
  • Materials should be submitted in Microsoft Word or PDF format to: Alex Lee (ISEE Secretary) at aplee@alaskapacific.edu 
Please include “ISEE/APA” in the subject line.
  • The deadline for submitting proposals is September 30, 2020.

AWARD ANNOUNCEMENT:Victoria Davion Award for Intersectionality in Environmental Ethics

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AWARD ANNOUNCEMENT:

Victoria Davion Award for Intersectionality in Environmental Ethics

Chris Cuomo Keynote Presentation at 17th Annual ISEE Meeting

To help build a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive field of environmental ethics, the International Society for Environmental Ethics seeks to highlight intersectional scholarship in environmental philosophy. This includes, but is not limited to, work that examines linkages between environmental philosophy, feminist and gender studies, critical race theory, Indigenous studies, and disability studies. ISEE aims to support research, teaching, and service that extend the scope of environmental ethics to incorporate perspectives and methods that have been historically marginalized or excluded from environmental philosophy as a discipline, and that address questions of epistemic justice, such as the devaluation of certain forms of knowledge within academic environmental philosophy, barriers to and opportunities for developing more inclusive perspectives, and approaches to respectfully collaborating across perspectives and traditions. We seek to honor and advance work that brings different threads of philosophy and environmental thought together.

In support of these aims, we establish the Victoria Davion Award for Intersectionality in Environmental Ethics.

Victoria Davion was raised in New York City, earned her Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Wisconsin at Madison in 1989 and joined the department of Philosophy at the University of Georgia in 1990. She became the first woman to become a full professor in Philosophy at UGA, and the first woman to be appointed department head in 2005, a position she held until her death in 2017. She became widely known for her cutting-edge interdisciplinary work in feminist and environmental ethics, where she made truly transformative contributions, and was a beloved teacher and mentor to many who were inspired by her engaging, accessible, and innovative teaching methods. She presented and published on a breadth of philosophical areas including political philosophy, power and privilege, healthcare, nuclear deterrence, artificial intelligence, abortion, whiteness, and technology. She co-edited The Idea of a Political Liberalism: Essays on Rawls (2000) and was an associate editor of the Encyclopedia of Environmental Ethics (2009). A lover of nonhuman animals, music, and travel, as well as a witty, engaging, generous, and astute person, Vicky also made a far-reaching impact as the founder and editor of the journal, Ethics & the Environment , which she first published in 1995 and which continues as a highly influential journal today.

In helping to catalyze and bring forth intersectional understanding within environmental philosophy, her contribution inspires this Award and all those whose accomplishments it recognizes.

ISEE is pleased to announce that Prof. Chris Cuomo is the recipient of the inaugural Victoria Davion Award for Intersectionality in Environmental Ethics. Dr. Cuomo is Professor of Philosophy and Women’s at the University of Georgia, where she is an affiliated faculty with the Institute for African American Studies, the Institute for Native American Studies, the Environmental Ethics Certificate Program, and the Initiative on Climate and Society. Cuomo has made substantial contributions in the areas and intersections of feminist theory, environmental philosophy, philosophy of science, philosophy of race, climate justice, postcolonial thought, Indigenous knowledge, and activism.

In addition to many journal articles and book chapters, Cuomo is the author of Feminism and Ecological Communities: An Ethic of Flourishing (Routledge 1998) and The Philosopher Queen: Feminist Essays on War, Love, and Knowledge (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2002), co-author of the Feminist Philosophy Reader (McGraw Hill 2007), and co-editor of Whiteness: Feminist Philosophical Reflections (Rowman & Littlefield 1999).

On October 16, 2020 Prof. Chris Cuomo will deliver the keynote presentation at the 17th Annual ISEE Conference and will be awarded with the 2020 Victoria Davion Award for Intersectionality in Environmental Ethics.