Call for papers: Western Canadian Philosophical Association, 28-30 October 2016

Western Canadian Philosophical Association, 28–30 October 2016

53rd annual meeting, in conjunction with the
Canadian Society for Environmental Philosophy / Société Canadienne de Philosophie Environnementale

Hosted by the Department of Philosophy, University of Alberta

Keynote speakers:
Thomas Hurka, University Professor and Jackman Distinguished Chair in Philosophical Studies, Univ. of Toronto
Jeannette Armstrong
, Canada Research Chair in Okanagan Indigenous Philosophy, UBC-Okanagan

Submissions of colloquium papers from all areas of philosophy are welcome. Colloquium papers should be no more than 4,000 words (text), presentable in 25-30 minutes to allow for commentary and discussion, and prepared for blind review.

Please submit papers as electronic attachments (.docx, .doc, .rtf, .txt, or .pdf) to an email providing your name, e-mail address, academic affiliation (if any), and a brief abstract (no more than 150 words). The WCPA and CSEP/SCPE will each be awarding a Student Essay Prize, so if you are a student please indicate this in the body of your e-mail.

Proposals for panels or symposia are also welcome. Please submit the proposed title, abstracts of presentations, and names of all participants.

Colloquium papers and panels/symposia on environmental topics may be submitted for presentation either on the WCPA main program or the program of the CSEP/SCPE, but will automatically be considered for presentation on both programs.

Please send submissions to by July 15, 2016 (extended). Conference information can be found at