FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS – ISEE Sessions at the Pacific APA, Spring 2013

International Society for Environmental Ethics LogoSubmissions are invited for the International Society for Environmental Ethics (ISEE) sessions at the 2013 Pacific Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association (APA).  The upcoming meeting will be held in the always beautiful San Francisco, CA, USA from Wednesday, March 27th to Sunday, March 31st.

ISEE invites submissions of individual papers (approximately 20 minutes running time) or proposals for themed sessions (particular topics, author-meets-critics, etc.; 2 hours running time).  Submissions are encouraged from those working interdisciplinarily and include but are not limited to the following areas:

  • animal studies,
  • green religion,
  • sustainability,
  • climate ethics,
  • conservation ethics,
  • environmental education,
  • environmental justice,
  • environmental policy,
  • ecophenomenology,
  • environmental pragmatism,
  • food, water, & agricultural ethics,
  • geoengineering, synthetic biology, & nanotechnology,
  • feminist, post-colonial, and queer studies.

Submission Procedure:

  • For individual paper submissions, please submit either: 1) a full paper, or 2) a 300-word abstract.
  • For themed sessions, please submit the proposed session title, a brief description of the session, names of presenters, 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 William Grove-Fanning: williamgrovefanning@hotmail.comThe deadline for submitting materials and proposals is September 1st, 2012.  Early submissions are most welcome.  Decisions will be made by late September.

CALL FOR PAPERS – Environmental Ethics Session on Environmental Justice, winter 2013, Central APA

Submissions are invited for an International Society for Environmental Ethics (ISEE) session on environmental justice, to be held at the 2013 Central Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association (APA).  The meeting will be held at the Riverside Hilton hotel, New Orleans, Wednesday, February 20 to Saturday, February 23, 2013. 

Papers addressing environmental justice issues of regional, national, and international importance are appropriate, as are papers with a largely theoretical focus.  Given the meeting’s location, case studies and discussions of issues of particular relevance to the southeastern United States, Gulf Coast, and New Orleans are welcomed.

If you’d like to participate in this session, please submit a paper title and extended abstract (500 words) in Microsoft Word or PDF format to Marion Hourdequin by email.  Please remove identifying marks from your submission, so as to make it suitable for blind review.

The deadline for proposals is Monday, August 20, 2012. Early submissions are welcome.  Decisions will be announced by mid-September.  Questions should be addressed to session organizer Marion Hourdequin.

CONFERENCE – ISEE Sessions at the Pacific APA, April 4-7, 2012

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This year’s ISEE group sessions at the Pacific APA look to be outstanding.  The first session centers on the significance and application of Aldo Leopold in the 21st century, while the second involves issues surrounding the management of nonhuman nature, an increasingly important discussion given widespread acceptance of the idea of the Anthropocene.

The Pacific Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association will be held April 4-7, 2012, in beautiful Seattle, Washington.  I encourage everyone who will be at the meeting to attend these sessions!

Session 1: Friday, April 6 from 7-10 pm
“New Reflections on the Significance and Application of Aldo Leopold’s Land Ethic: A Roundtable Discussion”
Chair: Mark Woods, University of San Diego

  • “Grieving in the Classroom,” David Concepcion, Ball State University
  • “Was Leopold a Feminist?”, Joan McGregor, Arizona State University
  • “Leopold’s Challenge to Environmental Philosophy: Politicizing the Issues,” Jen Rowland, University of North Texas
  • “What Reading Leopold Tells Us about Sustainability Ethics and Indigenous Peoples,” Kyle Powys Whyte, Michigan State University

Session 2: Saturday, April 7 from 7-10 pm, “Managing Nature?”
Chair: Geoffrey Frasz, College of Southern Nevada
Saturday, April 7 from 7-10 pm

  • “A Sensible Ecocentrism,” Alexa Forrester, Franklin & Marshall College
  • “The Human Influence: Ecosystem Intervention, Design, and Novelty,” Allen Thompson, Oregon State University
  • “Recreating Eden? Natural Evil and Environmental Ethics,” Joel MacClellan University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • “The Declaration of Rights for Cetaceans: Cetacean Culture and Harm,” Thomas I. White, Loyola Marymount University