lunes, 18 de febrero de 2013

The Philosophical Quarterly 2013 Prize Essay Competition: "Philosophy and Natural Language"

CFP: Premio de ensayo 2013 de The Philosophical Quarterly
Tema: Filosofía y lenguaje natural
Publicación: The Philosophical Quarterly (2014)
Institución: The Scots Philosophical Association, University of St. Andrews
Deadline: Envío de ensayos hasta el 1º de noviembre de 2013
The 2013 Essay Prize
The Philosophical Quarterly invites submissions for its 2013 international prize essay competition, the topic of which is ‘Philosophy and natural language’.
How far can investigation of natural language guide inquiries in metaphysics, epistemology, philosophy of mind, or other areas outside philosophy of language? What is implied about the nature of language or its relation to its subject matter?
We welcome submissions of 8,000 words or fewer addressing these or other questions about philosophy and natural language.
Electronic submission is preferred and contributions may be sent as email attachments to: Essays should be typed in double spacing. Most formats are acceptable, but PDF is preferred. Alternatively, non-electronic submissions may be sent to the address below. Three copies of each essay are required and these will not be returned. All entries will be regarded as submissions for publication in The Philosophical Quarterly, and both winning and non-winning entries judged to be of sufficient quality will be published.
The closing date for submissions is 1st November 2013.
All submissions should be headed 'Philosophy and natural language’ Prize Essay Competition (with the author's name and address given in a covering letter, but NOT in the essay itself) and sent to:
The Journal Manager
The Philosophical Quarterly

University of St Andrews
KY16 9AR
Scotland, UK

martes, 12 de febrero de 2013

Phenomenology’s Presence: The 4th Annual University of Sussex Graduate Conference in Phenomenology. June 13th – 14th 2013

Evento: 4ta. Conferencia anual de fenomenología de los graduados de la Universidad de Sussex
Tema: Presencia y ausencia en la fenomenología
Fechas: 13 y 14 de junio de 2013
Lugar: Universidad de Sussex, Inglaterra
Deadline: Envío de ponencias hasta el 7 de abril de 2013
What is presence for phenomenology? Where is phenomenology, at present? Does phenomenology privilege presence? And what of absence?
We are welcoming submissions for the 4th annual University of Sussex graduate conference in phenomenology. The themes of the last three years have progressed through phenomenology’s beginnings, ends, and methodology. This year the conference will approach the ambiguous status of phenomenology’s presence.
We invite abstracts from those working in, around, or critically engaging with phenomenology, broadly construed. We also encourage abstracts from those working outside philosophy departments. This is in keeping with the theme of the conference in that we hope to question the typical place and presence of phenomenological research.
Husserl’s famous battle cry calls thinking to return to the ‘things themselves’, that which is given, or that which presences and is present. Yet, this very challenge, the question of presence, has drawn quite different responses from those thinkers who have engaged with the inheritance of phenomenology. Now more than ever, phenomenology must contend with a scientific world view which describes the world by that which is withheld and yet underpins all that is given. Does phenomenology present an alternative? Should it? Or is the future of phenomenology more one of absence than presence?
This conference provides graduate students the opportunity to present for twenty minutes and receive questions and feedback for an additional twenty minutes each. It is a two-day conference, organized by graduate students for graduate students. It is organized as a single ‘stream’, ensuring that every speaker has the opportunity of addressing all delegates. We aim to bring together postgraduates engaging in original research on phenomenology and related branches of philosophy and to promote contemporary studies in this field.
Keynote speakers:
- Professor Béatrice Han-Pile (University of Essex, UK)
- Professor Robert Bernasconi (Pennsylvania State University, US)
Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
  • Phenomenology and temporality
  • Phenomenology and truth
  • The presence or absence of phenomenology in other disciplines (aesthetics, ethics, cognitive science, politics, psychoanalysis, etc)
  • Phenomenology and absence (death, loss, sleep, the unconscious)
  • The presence or absence of phenomenology in academic philosophy today
  • The “metaphysics of presence”
  • Phenomenology and ambiguity
Submissions should be made via the conference website ( no later than the 7th April.
(Click here for submissions. Also send a copy of your (300words) abstract to the conference mail address ( in MS Word format.
Useful information:
The conference will be held at the University of Sussex, Brighton, United Kingdom.
Notifications of acceptance will be issued by 21st April.
Speakers shall be allocated 40 minutes in total: 20 minutes in which to deliver their talk and 20 minutes for Q&A. This format allows graduate students to receive ample feedback on their work.
The conference fee is £30 for each accepted speaker.
This event is open to and free for the public.
Further information concerning travel and accommodation, can be found at the conference website ( ).
For any inquiries you can connect us via conference e-mail address: