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CALL FOR PAPERS – Ninth Annual Meeting for Environmental Philosophy
Posted on September 8, 2011 by William Grove-Fanning

Sponsored by:

International Society for Environmental Ethics
International Association for Environmental Philosophy
Center for Environmental Philosophy

The ninth annual meeting for environmental philosophy will take place
from June 12-15th, 2012, at the Highlands Center in Allenspark, on the
border of Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado. The Highlands Center is a retreat center which includes rooms, meeting space, and a
cafeteria. Longs Peak (elev. 14259 feet/4346 meters) hovers above the
conference center and is within hiking distance.

Sessions will take a variety of forms. This call is for proposals of the
following kinds:

1. Themed Sessions: Proposals for 2-hour themed sessions are encouraged, including author-meets-critics sessions, sessions emphasizing socially engaged philosophic activities, etc. Themes might include but are not limited to: animals; species; agricultural ethics and food ethics;
ecosystem management; sustainability and the arts; ethics and technology.

*Abstracts for themed sessions should include names of participants, an
outline of the theme and how the session will fit together, and a 150
word abstract for each paper.*

2. General session papers: Papers are welcomed from all philosophical traditions, and from environmental philosophy broadly conceived (not
just environmental ethics). The format for full paper presentations at
the conference will be a 15 minute summary of the paper by the author,
followed by a 10 minute commentary. *Abstracts of 300 words should be
submitted for this category.*


Deadline for Abstracts: December 9th, 2011.
Abstracts should be prepared so that they may be blind-refereed by the conference committee. Acceptances will be announced by January 16th, 2012. Full papers must be available to be placed on the conference website by May 1st, 2012. Send abstracts and proposals (in Word format), or expressions of your willingness to comment or chair, via email to:

Emily Brady
Chair, 2012 Conference Committee
President, International Society for Environmental Ethics

We particularly welcome offers to comment (10 minutes) on general or themed session papers. We will try to match commentators with papers in their field of interest, so do indicate what these are when offering to comment.

Offers for chairing sessions are also welcomed. Offers of assistance with organizing group walks would also be very welcome.


We have reserved 24 rooms, each of which comfortably house between 2 and 4 guests. Rooms are available at the Highlands Center ranging from $115 (single or double) for the first night, then $75 for subsequent nights. In addition, camping facilities and other housing options are available nearby. For further information see http://www.highlandscamp.org/guestsretreats.html

There will be free time in the course of the conference for hiking and
conversation. Our hope is to attract a broad cross-section of the
environmental philosophy community, including graduate students, who do not have to pay the conference fee.

Details about registering for the conference will be provided in due course.