Critical Philosophies of Life
Keynote speaker: Dr. Cynthia Willett (Emory University)
Duquesne Women in Philosophy invites philosophical papers and abstracts on the broad theme of “life.” Full papers of approximately 3000 words suitable for a 20 minute presentation will be prioritized, though long abstracts of a minimum 700 words are also welcome. Preference will be given to papers that engage with normative assumptions and traditional ways of framing the notion of ‘life’ as well as papers from perspectives in feminist, anti-racist, critical philosophies of race, disability, queer, post-colonial studies, and perspectives outside the Western tradition, such as those from Asia, Latin America, and Africa. The conference will take place March24-25 at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA.
Please send submissions prepared for blind review to firstname.lastname@example.org by January 5th 2017.
The conference will prioritize accessibility for all. For any questions or concerns please contact us email@example.com.
Notification of acceptance will be sent out by January 15th.
Possible areas include but are not limited to:
- the meaning/character/history of life
- the good life, living well and ways of living
- philosophies of birth, death, pregnancy, illness/disease, aging/maturity
- issues in bioethics
- philosophies of sex, sexuality, gender, bodily difference
- philosophies of biology, history of philosophy of science and medicine
- biopower and biopolitics
- nature, environmental, ecological, and animal philosophies
- life under capitalism, colonialism, patriarchy, racism, violence
- eugenics, slavery, life in prison, life-without-parol
- life and the law
- questions from disability studies
- desire, habit, space, the temporality of life
- technology, art, music, beauty, justice
**The conference and roundtable discussion are generously supported by a Hypatia: a journal of feminist philosophy through a Diversity Project Grant, the Department of Philosophy, and the Women and Gender Studies Program at Duquesne University. Please see our website for details on DWiP and a list of past conferences: http://duq.edu/d-wip