Category Archives: American Philosophical Association

CFP: ISCP at 2019 APA Pacific

You are cordially invited to submit an abstracts for International Society for Chinese Philosophy (ISCP) panels at the American Philosophical Association Meeting, Pacific Division which will take place at the Westin Bayshore, in Vancouver Canada, from April 17 to April 20, 2019. 

ISCP will organize two sections on the topics/themes related to Chinese philosophy and comparative philosophy. 

Please send your submission to Robin Wang at rwang@lmu.edu by October 1, 2018. APA Pacific has a policy of first-come, first service so ISCP will need to  submit the panels in a due time. Your submission should include following information in this order:

  • name
  • affiliation (and state/province or country of affiliation)
  • email
  • paper title (where appropriate) in Title Case  
  • abstract 

Thank you for your consideration and see you in Vancouver!

The board of ISCP

APA Grant Opportunities

Deadlines are upcoming for two APA grant opportunities possibly relevant to readers…

June 30 — Application deadline for Small Grant and Diversity & Inclusiveness funding

Small Grant Fund

Each year, the APA’s small grant fund, financed by the Eastern Division, makes up to $25,000 in grants of normally no more than $5,000 each. The board of officers considers applications for these grants each year at its fall meeting in November. See past projects supported by the small grant fund.

2018–2019 Diversity and Inclusiveness Funding

In keeping with its mission and goals and the association’s longstanding commitment to addressing philosophy’s serious lack of demographic diversity, the APA board of officers has committed up to $20,000 in the 2018–2019 academic year to fund initiatives focused on this important issue.

Call for Nominations: APA Prize for Excellence and Innovation in Philosophy Programs

The APA awards a prize for “Excellence and Innovation in Philosophy Programs.” It seems to me that a department that has gone out of its way to diversify the philosophical traditions it teaches and on which its members do research would be worthy of such a prize, though so far this has not happened (see the list below). Any suggestions of a program worthy of nomination?

The American Philosophical Association (APA) and the Philosophy Documentation Center (PDC) invite nominations for the 2018 Prize for Excellence and Innovation in Philosophy Programs. The deadline to submit nominations is June 30.

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CFP: ACPA at 2019 Eastern APA

Call for Papers and Abstracts:  ACPA at 2019 Eastern APA (New York, Jan 7 – 10, 2019)

Submission deadline:  June 10, 2018

Association of Chinese Philosophers in America (ACPA) group session at the 2019 Eastern Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association (APA).

January 7 – 10 (Monday to Thursday) (2019) Sheraton New York Times Square New York, NY.

Description:  We welcome scholars to submit proposals for individual papers to be considered for inclusion on a single ACPA group session at the 2019 APA Eastern Division Meeting.  (Please note:  because of the limited availability of ACPA session in Eastern APAs, we are only considering proposals for individual paper presentations for Eastern APA 2019, not proposals for a complete panel.)

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Update to UPDirectory

The UPDirectory—Directory of Philosophers from Underrepresented Groups in Philosophy—currently contains entries for over 1,000 philosophers in the English-speaking world who are members of underrepresented groups in philosophy, including women, racial and ethnic minorities, disabled philosophers, and LGBTQ philosophers, among others. It is the only resource that collects information about the work of philosophers from underrepresented groups. At the request of its creators, the American Philosophical Association has taken on the operations of the UPDirectory.

Conference organizers can use the UPDirectory to locate philosophers from underrepresented groups with expertise in the subject of the conference. Editors can use it to find referees or contributors to anthologies. Hiring committees can use it to broaden their applicant pools. Philosophy instructors can use it to construct more inclusive syllabi.

Participation in the UPDirectory is voluntary. In order to keep the directory current, we ask philosophers from underrepresented groups to add themselves to the directory. You can also update your information or invite other philosophers to be listed.

APA Newsletter on Asian and Asian-American Philosophers and Philosophies

APA Newsletters, Spring 2018 (Volume 17, Number 2)

Newsletter on Asian and Asian-American Philosophers and Philosophies

From the Guest Editor, Manyul Im

Submission Guidelines and Information
Articles

“’Three Sacrificial Rituals’ (sanji) and the Practicability of Ruist (Confucian) Philosophy,” Bin Song

“Traditional Chinese Body Practice and Philosophical Activity,” Steven Geisz

“East Asian Martial Arts as Philosophical Practice,” Alexus McLeod

Diversity in Philosophy Journals: A Discussion

This morning at the APA Pacific there was a wide-ranging discussion on the topic of diversity in philosophy journals. The session was chaired by Eric Schwitzgebel, who introduced it as possibly the largest panel ever at the Pacific APA, featuring 7 presenters including Manyul Im, and 15 journal editor-panelists including Franklin Perkins. The audience was also substantial. Continue reading →

Appeal for Eastern APA Submissions

I post this at Brad Cokelet’s request. Please note that the submission deadline for the 2019 Eastern APA is February 15, 2018.


Hello, fellow philosophers!  This is my second year on the Program Committee for the Eastern Division APA, and I want to strongly encourage philosophers working on Asian traditions to submit 3000-5000 word papers for the 2019 Eastern APA, which will be held in New York City.  I was surprised last year by the low number of Asian papers that I saw while serving on the Program Committee and I am sure more submissions would be warmly welcomed by everyone involved.  

I am only speaking for myself, and not the APA or the rest of the people involved in the process, but I believe publishing philosophers working on Asian traditions and figures will have a very solid chance of acceptance if they submit a paper, especially one that contributes to an on-going debate. Like many of you, I would be excited to see more papers of this sort on the main program so that philosophers who do not work on Asian philosophy can come to appreciate the complexity of the ideas and debates in the field.  Please consider working up a short paper to submit to the on-line system, which is now open!

Bradford Cokelet
Department of Philosophy
University of Kansas