CFP: 2nd Annual University of Toronto Centre for Ethics Graduate Conference

Posted on December 12, 2013 by

***Call for Papers***

New Frontiers in Ethics
The 2nd Annual University of Toronto Centre for Ethics Graduate Student Conference
April 25th26th, 2014

Keynote Speakers
Sue Donaldson and Will Kymlicka, authors of Zoopolis

Recent work in ethics, political theory and philosophy has begun to challenge the scope
and nature of the moral and political community. Some of these ‘new frontiers’, coming
from work by gender, queer, and disability theorists, challenge our understanding of what
it means to be human, and the basis of our obligations/moral relations with other
humans. Others, however, have begun to suggest we must go ‘beyond humanism,’ and
that an adequate morality, and political theory, must consider and include environmental
concerns, nonhuman animals, and our relations with and to technology.
The graduate students at the University of Toronto Centre for Ethics invite papers
exploring these and related issues. We welcome submissions from all related
disciplines, including philosophy, political theory, political science, bioethics, etc. Those
whose work is critical of the theme(s) are also encouraged to apply, as well as
comparative ethical approaches (including nonWesternethics), and submissions
grounded in the history of political thought or philosophy. Possible topics include, but are
not limited to:
● Posthumanism
● Transhumanism (including work on artificial intelligence and new medical ethics)
● Ethical and political discussions of (and obligations toward) nonhuman animals
● Environmental ethics and the place of environmental concerns in moral theory
● Disability studies
● Gender studies and queer theory
● Global justice

Deadline for Submission: January 17th, 2014
Interested participants should send an abstract of their paper, not exceeding 500 words,
to Submissions must be in PDF format and prepared
for blind review. In your email, please include your name, abstract title, and institutional
affiliation. Only one submission per author. Panels will have faculty discussants from a variety of disciplines at the University of
Toronto. Keynote presentation and reception to take place April 25th. Some travel funds may be available (amount and availability TBD).
For more information, please contact us at

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