Call for Papers:
University of Alberta Philosophy Graduate Conference
May 10-12, 2013
Thomas Christiano, University of Arizona
Adam Morton, University of British Columbia
We invite submissions of papers by graduate students and postgraduates (who were awarded their PhDs no earlier than 2007) to the graduate philosophy conference to be held on May 10-12, 2013 at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.
At first, one might take ‘disagreement’ to be merely a matter of subjective opinion. Nevertheless, disagreement is a pervasive and genuine phenomenon of and in our experience which calls for philosophical reflection. This conference focuses on the notion of disagreement broadly construed. We invite papers that discuss the nature, value of, and attitudes towards disagreement. Papers from both the analytic and continental traditions, as well as from disciplines and traditions of investigation other than philosophy are welcomed. Possible questions for consideration include but are not limited to: What constitutes disagreement? What distinguishes private from public disagreement; internal from external disagreement; or intra- from inter-personal disagreement? Are all disagreements resolvable, and on what grounds? Are disagreements structured by power dynamics? Is reconciliation always desirable or is there value in perennial discord? Can there be faultless or harmless disagreements in the realms of ethics/politics/aesthetics/epistemology, etc.? If so does this entail some sort of relativism or pluralism, and if it does is this a bad thing?
Deadline for submissions: January 30, 2013 (Extended from January 10, 2013)
Submission Guidelines: Papers should not exceed 3000 words. They should be prepared for blind review and sent as a PDF file to . In a separate PDF attachment, please include your name, academic affiliation, e-mail address, paper title, and an abstract of no more than 150 words.
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We would like to thank the following organizations for their generous support: the University of Alberta Faculty of Arts, the Graduate Student Association, and the Departments of Comparative Literature, English and Film Studies, Philosophy, and Psychology.