CALL FOR PAPERS
University of Calgary 3rd Annual Graduate Student Conference
Saturday, March 8, 2014
“Self and Society: Authenticity, Autonomy and Identity”
Sarah Buss, University of Michigan
Mark Migotti, University of Calgary
We welcome submissions by graduate students in any area of philosophy relating to the
conference themes. Sample topics of interest include:
– What is it to be an autonomous agent?
– Does identity persist?
– Is authenticity a requirement of moral or legal responsibility?
– What makes character traits or decision-making authentic?
– Is autonomy a criterion for political status? A barrier to paternalism?
– Do we value authenticity? If so, why?
– Is there a distinctly feminist approach to these concepts?
– What importance is attributed to these concepts historically?
The conference will take a format similar to that of the APA/CPA: 20-25minute presentation,
followed by the presentation of comments by a UofC graduate student and a discussion period.
Papers should therefore be approximately 3,000 words in length.
Deadline for submissions: Friday, December 20, 2013
Please send the following to UofCphilgradconf2014@gmail.com in .doc(x) or .pdf format:
(1) A cover page containing (a) the author’s name, (b) institutional affiliation, (c) contact
information, (d) the title of the paper, (e) a word count, and (f) abstract.
(2) The paper itself (3,000 words) prepared for blind review – no information identifying the
author or the author’s institutional affiliation.
Authors can expect to be notified of the acceptance of their submissions by January 31, 2014.
For further inquiries, please email Shelley Hulbert @ UofCphilgradconf2014@gmail.com