CFP: 2015 Calgary Sustainability Conference

Posted on January 28, 2015 by

See the original CFP here.

Sustainability as Intergenerational Justice

The University of Calgary’s Department of Philosophy is pleased to announce a 2 day conference, held over Friday June 12th and Saturday June 13th, on environmental philosophy, with a focus on environmental sustainability.

The theme of the conference is ‘Environmental Sustainability as Intergenerational Justice’ Though papers on sustainability are preferred, any paper that addresses contemporary issues in environmental philosophy is welcome. Papers should be no longer than 4,000 words.

There will be 6 concurrent sessions each day (24 papers in all) over the course of the 2-day conference. 5 slots will be set aside for untenured scholars (graduate students, post doctoral scholars, and junior faculty) so early career scholars are particularly encouraged to apply. Scholars in traditionally under-represented groups, aboriginals, women, people of colour, disabled, transgendered and others are also strongly encouraged to apply. Travel stipends of $500 CAN are available for graduate students whose papers are accepted.

Please submit your essay for blind review no later than March 15th to:

Submissions should be in an accessible file format (doc, docx, pdf, rtf, odt, wp, etc)

Some topics for submission include (but are not limited to):

Sustainability and Climate Change – generational equity, emissions policy, mitigation, geo-engineering

Sustainability and Economic Theory – natural capital, discounting the future, strong and weak sustainability, price mechanisms

Sustainability and Moral Theory – distributive justice between generations, the metric of environmental justice, the non-identity problem, moral values and future persons

Confirmed speakers include:

Andrew Light – George Mason University and U.S. Department of State (Keynote)

Benjamin Hale – University of Colorado

Christian Becker – Colorado State University

Katie McShane – Colorado State University

Jennifer Welchman – University of Alberta

James Coleman – University of Calgary


If you have any questions about the conference please contact Allen Habib.

The costs for attendance at the conference will be $40 for untenured philosophers and $70 for tenured folks

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