CONFERENCE – The 100 Year Anniversary of Arne Næss

“Arne i 100” (“i 100” being a Norwegian phrase alluding to both age and speed/activity level) is a Norwegian committee and NGO that has been set up to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the birth of philosopher Arne Næss (1912-2009). Our webpage is now fully developed also in its English language version.

The anniversary event itself takes place January 27th in Oslo’s University Aula.  From that day on we plan to mark the Arne Næss year. Organizations, networks, institutions etc. that wish to associate with the Arne Næss year are kindly asked to make contact by email via We are first of all interested in cooperating with NGOs/networks/institutions within the cultural sphere, sports/outdoor activities, humanitarian work, the environmental movement, the peace movement and the education sector, but actors working within other fields are also welcome to make contact.

INDIVIDUALS can submit stories to The readers’ anecdotes about Arne.

INDIVIDUALS, NGOs, COMPANIES and PUBLIC AGENCIES can sign our Greeting protocol, whereby they acknowledge their support of the deep ecology platform (exceptions allowed) and commit to implementing a freely chosen act or activity in the spirit of Arne Næss in or during the Arne Næss year.

CALL FOR PAPERS – A Festschrift to Honor Alan Drengson

Deadline for papers/work: May 31, 2012
To be published late in 2012 or in the spring of 2013

Twenty-eight years ago, Alan Drengson began to publish The Trumpeter: A Journal of Ecosophy.  The first issue was photocopied, stapled and hand mailed by Alan.  Twenty-eight years and two additional Editors-in-Chief The Trumpeter is an online, open journal hosted by Athabasca University Press.

The Trumpeter’s editors, past and present, invite contributors (students, colleagues, collaborators) to participate in a Festschrift honoring Alan Drengson’s life and work by submitting the following:

1. Personal narratives
2. Academic papers
3. Accounts of the founding of The Trumpeter
4. Reprints of Alan’s early work
5. Joyful paeans to Alan

These contributions could be in the form of narratives, poetry, photo-journals, or other archival information that reflect Alan’s early and continued involvement in the developing ideas, application, and elaboration of Deep Ecological principles; his activism; teaching; and related/relevant contributions.  This special issues honoring and celebrating Alan Drengson seek a balanced mix between the types of materials above mentioned for a summation of Alan’s contributions to ecosophy, The Trumpeter, and Deep Ecology.

Please direct any questions or comments to:
Michael Caley, Editor-in-Chief:
Jorge Conesa-Sevilla, Managing Editor:

2ND CALL FOR PAPERS – The Human Place in the Natural World

Creatureliness, and Creativity:
The Human Place in the Natural World 

Water ofthe Holy TrinityThe Society for Continental Philosophy and Theology’s 2012 conference takes today’s ecological crises as its point of departure. We invite theological and philosophical contributions informed by continental traditions such as phenomenology, hermeneutics, eco-feminism, post-structuralism, post-colonial studies, deconstruction, and social and deep ecology that help us understand and implement a sustainable future together. Authors may submit papers that address ecological issues head on, as well as those that tackle philosophical and theological themes that underlie these issues.

Keynote Speakers include:

  • Bruce Foltz (Eckerd College)
  • Janet Martin Soskice (Cambridge University)
  • Norman Wirzba (Duke Divinity School


January 15th, 2012

Submission Procedure:


Only complete papers with a maximum of 3,000 words will be accepted. Papers should be prepared for blind review and sent to Bruce Ellis Benson.

Conference Date & Location:

April 20-22, 2012. Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles


The Society for Continental Philosophy and Theology

Download as a PDF:

Creation, Creatureliness, and Creativity: The Human Place in the Natural World

CALL FOR PAPERS – Environmental Ethics Sessions at the Central APA


International Society for Environmental Ethics LogoSubmissions are invited for the International Society for Environmental Ethics (ISEE) sessions at the 2012 Central Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association (APA). The meeting will be held at the Palmer House Hilton hotel in Chicago, Illinois, from Wednesday, February 15 to Saturday, February 18, 2012.

The International Society for Environmental Ethics 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).

Submission of proposals:

  • 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 Marion Hourdequin by email:

    The deadline for submitting materials and proposals is August 15, 2011. Decisions will be made by mid-September.

CALL FOR PAPERS – Philosophy and the Environment

2nd CFP: Perspectives International Journal of Philosophy, 2012 Issue

Perspectives: International Postgraduate Journal of Philosophy is a
peer-reviewed annual publication operating out of the School of Philosophy at UCD, Ireland. Perspectives features articles, book reviews and interviews by postgraduate students and recent graduates encompassing a broad range of current issues in philosophy and its related disciplines.

The theme of the 2012 issue of Perspectives is ‘Philosophy and the
Environment’. We are seeking articles that reflect current research on philosophy and the natural environment. We welcome submissions from both the analytic and continental traditions in philosophy. We equally welcome submissions from related disciplines (including the human and natural sciences, literature, art history, culture studies, animal studies and other fields) seeking to explore the philosophical dimensions of recent research on environmental themes.

Topics addressed many include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Animal Ethics
  • Animal Philosophy
  • Animal Rights
  • Deep Ecology
  • Ecophilosophy
  • Embodiment and Nature
  • Environmental Ethics
  • Feminism and the Environment
  • Humanism, Posthumanism, Transhumanism and the Environment
  • Philosophy and Animal Studies
  • Philosophy and Biodiversity
  • Philosophy and Conservation
  • Philosophy and Ecocriticism
  • Philosophy and Evolution
  • Philosophy of Biology
  • Philosophy of Ecology
  • Philosophy of Literature and the Environment
  • Political Philosophy and Nature
  • Religion, Philosophy and Nature
  • The Animal Other
  • The Animal Question

Submissions should be between 5000-7000 words. Please include a brief
abstract (120 words) with keywords. Also include a brief biography for the
contributor’s page, should your paper be accepted. Make sure to include all relevant contact information, including a permanent e-mail address.

Click here for article criteria and style guide.

Contributors are asked to email their submissions to

CALL FOR PAPERS – Ecosophies of Communication/Ecology of Mind

A Special Issue of The Trumpeter: Journal of Ecosophy

Imagine that Arne Naess and Gregory Bateson sat down together, each with his favorite tipple, to discuss their unique approaches to understanding human and non-human communication.  Imagine that you were able to eavesdrop on their chat.  What did you hear?  We are issuing this call-for-papers to explore the concept of ecosophies of communication and ecology of mind based on the legacy of Gregory Bateson and Arne Naess.  Some of you may have known Arne Naess or Gregory Bateson.  We welcome your personal insights, yet we also want to encourage you to breathe life into these memories.  We’re also looking for contributors who will explore the merged conceptual spaces of these two outstanding philosophers and their boundary dissolving investigations of the landscape of consciousness.  We seek intellectual contributions that embody our emotions—unifying mind and body, nature and culture.  Contributions ideally should transcend the divisions of natural and social science and the humanities; in short, contributions that have their heads in the clouds and their feet on the ground.

Submission Procedure. Submissions will be accepted from now until December 31, 2011, and published in December 2012 or the winter/spring of 2013.  Upload submissions to:

For further information

We also welcome suggestions that any of you may have for venues, meetings, seminars, or conferences that would facilitate conversation on the theme of this Special Issue.