CALL FOR PAPERS – IAEP at the APA, Dec. 27-30, 2013

IAEP (2)Meeting of The International Association for Environmental Philosophy at the annual meeting of the American Philosophical Association—Eastern Division, December 27-30, 2013, Baltimore, MD, USA – Marriott Waterfront.

The International Association for Environmental Philosophy (IAEP) invites paper proposals in the form of full (1-2 page) abstracts.  Proposals for either individual papers or sessions organized around a specific topic (3-4 presenters) will be considered.

The deadline for submission of abstracts is Monday, April 29, 2013.

Notice of selection will arrive by early June.  Note that all presenters must be members of IAEP at the time of the conference.

Please send 1-2 page (single-spaced) proposals in Word format to IAEP Secretary Steven Vogel.  Since individual and panel proposals are chosen through an anonymous review process, each submission should contain two attachments: (1) a cover letter that provides detailed contact information(including physical and electronic addresses and academic affiliation) of the author(s).  In addition, if you anticipate the need for audio-visual equipment should your proposal be accepted please indicate exactly what will be required in this letter (we cannot guarantee it but every effort will be made to accommodate your request). (2) The proposal itself, without any identifying information as to the author(s). In the case of panel proposals, a description of the theme of the panel should be included as well as proposals for each of the papers in the panel.

The International Association for Environmental Philosophy offers a forum for the philosophical discussion of our relation to the natural environment.  Embracing a broad understanding of environmental philosophy, IAEP encourages not only discussions of environmental ethics, but of environmental aesthetics, ontology, theology, the philosophy of science, political philosophy, ecofeminism, and the philosophy of technology.  IAEP also welcomes a diversity of approaches to these issues, including those inspired by Continental philosophy, the history of philosophy, and the tradition of American philosophy.

2ND CALL FOR PAPERS – “Values in the Environment – Relations and Conflicts”

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The International Institute of Applied Aesthetics will arrange the Xth Summer Conference on Environmental Aesthetics. The theme of the conference is “Values in the Environment: Relations and Conflicts”

Environments are arenas for different sorts of values. Environments are valued for their beauty and aesthetic experiences they afford, but there are also moral and ecological values that need to be taken into consideration, for example, in decision-making concerning particular areas both in human and in natural environments.
 
Different values can also come into conflict with one another. The ecologically best environment is not necessarily the most valuable environment from an aesthetic point of view. How should the weight of the different values present in environments be assessed? Is aesthetic value in some ways inferior to other sorts of values or could aesthetic value perhaps serve as a reason for preserving parts of the environment?
 
There is also an interesting question about the possibility of aesthetically appreciating damaged environments. How does the morally questionable background of an environment affect its aesthetic value? Can a mine or a quarry, for example, be considered beautiful?
 
The value of natural environments and green spaces in urban environments on promoting human well-being has also been increasingly recognized. How should these results be taken into account in urban planning? One increasing challenge faced by urban planning is the development of more environmentally sustainable cities. Could aesthetics in some ways aid in achieving this goal?
 
We invite researchers from different fields of the humanities, including philosophy, and the social and environmental sciences to discuss these questions. People interested in exploring them are asked to send an abstract of about 400 words to iiaa-info@helsinki.fi by the 15th of February 2013. The time allotted to each paper is 40 minutes (30 minutes for presentation and 10 minutes for discussion).

Keynote Speakers

Conference fee: 100€ and 50€ graduate students
Contact person: Kalle Puolakka, kalle.puolakka@helsinki.fi

CALL FOR PAPERS – 17th Meeting of the International Association for Environmental Philosophy

Deadline: March 8, 2013IAEP (2)
Notice of decision: first week of June
October 26 – 28, 2013
Hilton Eugene and Conference Center
Eugene, OR, USA

Please send a single-spaced proposal (500-600 words) PLUS abstract (75-100 words) in Word format to IAEP Secretary, Steven Vogel, at vogel@denison.edu.

Since the selection process is through blind review, proposals should include three attachments:

  1. A cover letter that provides detailed contact information (including physical and electronic addresses & academic affiliation) of the author(s) AND indicates the need for audio/visual equipment, if any.
  2. In a separate document, the abstract, without any identifying information as to the author(s).
  3. In a separate document, the proposal, without any identifying information as to the author(s).

Panel proposals should include an abstract for the panel as a whole (350-500 words) plus cover letter, proposal and abstract for each paper as described above. Each paper proposal will be judged on its own merit.

Each author may submit only 1 proposal for consideration (by IAEP or one of its satellite groups) each year.  Papers previously published or under review for publication will not be accepted. Inclusion on the program is contingent on becoming a dues paying member of IAEP after receiving notification of acceptance.

$100 Prize for Best Graduate Student Essay
Graduate Students: please indicate in your cover letter if you wish to be considered for this prize.  If your proposal is accepted you will be asked to submit a complete paper (3000 words maximum, excluding notes) by September 15. The winner will be announced during the conference.

IAEP offers a forum for the philosophical discussion of our relation to the natural environment.  Embracing a broad understanding of environmental philosophy, IAEP encourages papers in the areas of environmental ethics, environmental aesthetics, ontology, theology, philosophy of science, political philosophy, ecofeminism, philosophy of technology, and the like.  IAEP welcomes a diversity of approaches, including those inspired by Continental philosophy, the history of philosophy, and the tradition of American philosophy.

For more information contact executive co-directors

WEBSITE – Friends of Nature Club

FNC, founded by Shan Gao in September of 2011 at the University of North Texas, is a bilingual club that aims to inspire a sense of wonder and passion for nature through environmental science, environmental ethics, and environmental aesthetics.  Members of FNC include professors, doctoral students, company employees, doctors, musicians, and friends around the world who love nature.  If you are interested in nature, you are welcome to join this club so that we can start the journey of nature exploration, appreciation, and friendship building together.

http://www.friendshipwithnature.org/

欢迎来到自然之友俱乐部的中英双语网站。自然之友俱乐部于2011年9月在 美国德州成立,其宗旨是:用环境科学、环境伦理和环境美学来激发人们对自然的惊奇感与爱。在这个网站上,您会看到如下内容:学术文章的简单介绍、环境科学 与人文的最新思想、人物访谈、新书预告与评论、生态旅行的信息、自然音乐、成员新闻等。自然之友俱乐部的成员来自世界各地的与环境相关的教授、博士、公司 职员、企业家、医生、音乐家、还有社会各个领域中对大自然充满浓郁兴趣的朋友们。如果您非常热爱自然,欢迎加入我们的俱乐部,让我们一起踏上探索自然、欣 赏自然并与自然建立友谊的爱之旅程。

CALL FOR PAPERS – Nature and Aesthetics

For the second issue of Thinking Nature: A Journal on the Concept of Nature we are seeking papers that address the relation between nature and aesthetics.  Writing on and about nature whether theoretical or not often relies on the aesthetic as a means of highlighting nature’s importance and the importance of ecological politics, activism, and living.  For this issue we are seeking speculative and experimental approaches to the opportunity and problem of aesthetics as it crosses nature, the natural, and ecology.

Possible Topics:

  • Environmental Aesthetics
  • The relation of the sublime to nature and aesthetics
  • The importance of the visual for ecology/ecological critique
  • Anthrocentrism and Aesthetics or Aesthetics of the Inhuman
  • Aesthetics and the natural/artificial relation
  • Sentience and Aesthetics/Cognitive models and Aesthetics of Nature
  • Non-Visible Nature and Aesthetics

We are asking for completed manuscripts (in rough draft form or better) of 5,000 – 8,000 words with Chicago style references (footnotes and not endnotes).  We are also interested in art pieces, either single pieces or a small collection, either written, visual, or other.

The deadline for submissions is January 31st, 2012.  Please email submissions to woodardbenjamin@gmail.com  or timothymorton303@gmail.com

FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS – Int. Assoc. for Environmental Philosophy 16th Annual Meeting

Rochester, NY, November 3-5, 2012 The Hyatt Regency
Following the 51st Annual Meeting of the Society for Phenomenology and  Existential Philosophy (SPEP)

Deadline: March 15, 2012

Please send a single-spaced proposal (500-600 words) PLUS abstract  (75-100 words) in Word format to the IAEP Secretary.

Since the selection process is through blind review, proposals should  include:

1. A cover letter that provides detailed contact information (including  physical and electronic addresses & academic affiliation) of the  author(s) AND indicates the need for audio/visual equipment, if any.

2. In a separate document the abstract and proposal, without any  identifying information as to the author(s).

Panel proposals should include an abstract for panel as a whole (350-500  words) plus cover letter, proposal and abstract for each paper as  described above. Each proposal will be judged on its own merits.**

Each author may submit only 1 proposal for consideration each year.

Papers previously published or under review for publication will not be  accepted.International Association for Environmental Philosophy Sixteenth Annual Meeting

$100 PRIZE FOR BEST GRADUATE STUDENT ESSAY
Graduate Student: indicate in your cover letter if you wish to be
considered for this prize. If your proposal is accepted you will be
asked to submit a complete paper (3000 words maximum, excluding notes)  by September 15. The winner will be announced during the conference.

IAEP offers a forum for the philosophical discussion of our relation to  the natural environment. Embracing a broad understanding of
environmental philosophy, IAEP encourages papers in the areas of environmental ethics, environmental aesthetics, ontology, theology,  philosophy of science, political philosophy, eco-feminism, philosophy of  technology, and the like. IAEP welcomes a diversity of approaches,  including those inspired by Continental philosophy, the history of  philosophy, and the tradition of American philosophy.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT EXECUTIVE CO-DIRECTORS
Irene Klaver, University of North Texas /Co-Director/: Klaver@unt.edu

Brian Schroeder, Rochester Institute of Technology /Co-Director/: bxsgla@rit.edu

PDF of Announcement