DELIMITING LIMITS, 8th Annual University of South Florida Graduate Student Conference,March 13-14, 2015
Visiting Keynote: Mark Wrathall
Faculty Keynote: Lee Braver
This conference explores various ways of delimiting limits, in relation to being and thinking, to activities which bear on and engender experience, knowledge, and expression.
We invite interpretations of and contributions to this topic from a variety of perspectives. Avenues of thought which may be addressed include, but are not limited to, the following:
- a Kantian metaphysical legacy and the noumenal limit;
- post-Kantian anti-metaphysical legacies and the existential limit to transcendental philosophy;
- a theological limit to philosophical questioning, reason, and knowledge;
- the 'unthought' and the limits of what is thinkable (and how this relates to thinking itself);
- limits of 'the public': the individual, self, and the private speaker and addressee;
- limits of kinship and tradition: deterritorialization, defamiliarity, and de-family (beyond the oedipus complex);
- polyamory, polymorphous perversity, and the limit(lessness) of desire;
- bodily limits: dis/ability and crip theories;
- post-nationality, anarchy and the limits of citizenship, rights, sovereignty;
- the margins of philosophy (the canon and its self-perpetuating limits): critical race theory, liberation theology, MEChA, feminisms;
- the strange, uncanny, monstrous;
- the sublime in art praxis and the limit of sense and representation;
- queerness and the limits of binary;
- 'the border' qua inter/national, identity, or micro-politics;
- liminal cases in ethics, the development of ethics at the limits of morality;
- temporal limits: death, ecstasy, the conditional tense (futurity);
- law and legal limits of acceptable and appropriate behavior, the limits of the norm especially in relation to social justice;
- psychopathology and the limits of dis-ease: what pathologizing reveals about the human condition;
- intuition, discovery and the limits of scientific methodology;
- animality and the limits of humanness;
- ambiguity and the limits of self-ownership, ipseity, property;
- modal possibilities at the limits of propositional logic;
- analytic-continental divide and the limit of discipline
We welcome submissions of no longer than 3,000 words from graduate students as well as advanced undergraduates. We especially encourage contributions from underrepresented perspectives in philosophy for a special session sponsored by Minorities and Philosophy (MAP). Please prepare submissions for blind review, and include name, title, and institutional affiliation on a cover page. Submissions and inquiries should be sent to:email@example.com.
Deadline for papers to be considered for the conference: January 4, 2015.
Perspectives on Gender
October 24th and 25th
University of California Irvine
A multi-disciplinary conference presented by the University of California Irvine Hypatia Society held at UC Irvine on October 24 and 25, 2014.
The conference aims to present a forum through which multi-disciplinary research and thought can be presented, shared, and discussed. The conference will focus primarily on issues pertaining to assumptions about gender that underpin critical social, legal, and cultural norms. Attention to recent debates over the status of women in the field of Philosophy will be an additional element of the conference and will be the subject of a roundtable discussion session.
The conference will consist of eight contributed talks and four invited speaker presentations. Our invited speakers are accomplished scholars working on a range of topics related to gender including but not limited to women's rights, feminism, feminist epistemology, gender-based violence, privilege and pedagogy, and masculinity. The titles of our four invited speakers' presentations are listed below:
Azizah al-Hibri (Richmond) - "Gender and the Islamic World View"
Ann Cudd (University of Kansas) - "Domestic Violence as Relational Injustice"
Helen Longino (Stanford) - "Sex, Race, and Sciences of Human Behavior"
Michael Messner (USC) - "Male Allies and the Politics of Feminist Accountability"
For more information about the conference details and schedule and about the UCI Hypatia Society please visit: http://www.perspectivesongender.com/. A conference announcement in PDF form is attached. Please direct any questions or concerns to Cailin O'Connor firstname.lastname@example.org.
We kindly request that if you plan to attend you register here: http://www.perspectivesongender.com/#!register/c24vq. It is free to register and free to attend! We hope you can join us and partake !