Friday, November 30, 2012

SAAP 2014 in Denver

Negotiations with the Westin Hotel in Denver have just concluded with a
contract for SAAP, *2014*. The dates will be *Thursday, March 6th through
Saturday March 8th.*

I have been working with Judy Walker, a local scholar and SAAP member, to
hammer out the best possible deal. The Westin
located walking-distance close to Denver's best galleries,
and downtown attractions. It is a comfortable hotel that will keep us in
easy contact with one another during the meeting. (It's neither too small
nor a sprawling meeting space.)

Please note: you won't hear much more about the 2014 meeting for a
while--we still have the 2013 meeting in New Jersey to look forward to. But
I wanted to let everyone know that SAAP will be in Denver in 2014 and it
will be great!

We very much look forward to seeing as many of you as possible in Denver in
March, 2014. If you have any questions, please feel free to send them to
me, David Hildebrand. (Keep in mind that most of the details have not yet
been worked out as the meeting is still over a year away.)

CFP: Peirce Centennial Conference

In commemoration of the hundredth anniversary of the death of C. S. Peirce,
The Charles S. Peirce Society and the Peirce Foundation invite the
submission of new papers and panel proposals for the *Charles S. Peirce
International Centennial Congress*, to be held on *July 16-19, 2014* at the
University of Massachusetts Lowell. The general theme of the congress is
Invigorating Philosophy for the 21st Century. Confirmed plenary speakers
include Susan Haack, Christopher Hookway, Nathan Houser, Cheryl Misak,
Nicholas Rescher, Claudine Tiercelin, and Fernando Zalamea.

Peirce was one of the most creative and versatile intellectual figures of
the last two centuries. Although his genius went largely unrecognized
during his lifetime, his work has exerted a considerable influence on the
development of philosophy and many other disciplines. In addition to his
acknowledged role as one of the pioneers of pragmatism, formal logic, and
philosophical sign theory, Peirce made ground-breaking contributions to
mathematics, experimental psychology, cosmology, cartography,
historiography, and the emerging field of computer science. Many treasures
still wait to be unearthed from the rich corpus of the published and
unpublished manuscripts of this seminal American mind.

The aim of the Centennial Congress is to advance scholarship on all aspects
of Peirce’s thought and biography, and to investigate the relevance and
potential of his philosophy for the 21st century – for contemporary
philosophical debates and beyond. The organizers welcome interdisciplinary
submissions and contributions from scholars in disciplines other than

*The deadline for submission of panel proposals is February 1st, 2013. *
*The deadline for submission of papers is September 1st, 2013. *

These are firm deadlines. For complete instructions on submission of papers
and panel proposals, please consult the full Call for Papers at

All submissions (papers and panel proposals) must be in English. However,
participants will be given the option to present their contributions at the
Congress in a language other than English if they prefer.

Submissions and all other correspondence related to the program of the
Congress should be sent to:

For more information about the Centennial Congress, please see

CFP: Philosophy in the Contemporary World

*Call for Papers:  20th Annual Conference of the Society for Philosophy in
the Contemporary World*

*July 19-23, 2013, Estes Park, CO*

We invite submissions for the 20th-annual conference of SPCW. We welcome
paper on all topics, from any and all philosophical traditions. The society
fosters and supports productive philosophical exchange in a constructive
environment. New members are always welcomed!

Standard submissions:   papers with a maximum length of 3,500 words, and an
abstract of 100 words or less.   Alternative presentation and creative
proposals will be given consideration.

Electronic submissions are preferred.

*Submissions are due March 1, 2013*

Questions and submissions (prepared for blind review) should be sent
electronically to:, Program Chair:

Robert Metcalf, Assoc. Professor & Chair, Department of Philosophy,
University of Colorado Denver

This year, we celebrate 20 years of thinking with SPCW.  Members of the
Society, and participants from previous conferences, are encouraged to
return to, critically reevaluate and develop, papers presented at previous

Participants new to the Society are encouraged to submit papers on any of
the topics highlighted at the annual conference over the past 20 years:

   - Multiculturalism and Philosophy  Whither Liberal Arts?
   - Back to the things themselves  Human Nature and Human Habitats
   - Contemporary Culture   Philosophy and Everyday Life
   - Democracy and Democratic Theory  Intersubjectivity: Self, Other, and
   - Sport, Play and Leisure   Time, History, and Social Change
   - Place and Space   Philosophy and Humanistic Studies
   - Work, Labor, Creation   Culture and Ethics
   - Philosophy of Place   Tradition and Memory
   - Bridging Analytic and Continental Philosophy  Power, Law and the
   Possibility of Peace
   - Literary Theory and Philosophy  Applying the Virtues
   - Religious & Secular Institutions  Aesthetics
   - in the Contemporary World  Justice and Identity in a Global Context
   - Discourse and Dissent   Living Mindfully:  Food, Environment, and