Monthly Archives: May 2013

Graduate Student Orientation and BBQ

Hello current and future Graduate Students!
This email is to let you know that the Graduate Student Fall Orientation and Barbeque will be on August 30th. The orientation for new students will be from 3:00-4:30pm in the Crown Auditorium and the barbeque for all current students will be 4:30-7pm in the Crown Lobby.
Due to student requests, we were hoping to have the event a week earlier but were unable to secure a space on campus. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
Thank you, and enjoy your day!

Molly Clasen
Office Assistant
Philosophy Department
Loyola University Chicago
Crown Center 381
1032 West Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL 60660
Phone: 773.508.2453
Fax: 773.508.2292

13th Annual Phenomenology Roundtable, Loyola, May 19-21

Congratulations, Dr. David Ingram!

Our very own Dr. David Ingram received the Loyola Graduate Faculty Member of the Year Award at this year’s Graduate Student Commencement Ceremony.  You can see the Graduate School Dean, Dr. Samuel Attoh, present Dr. Ingram with the award in the video linked below (at about the 56 minute mark) and hear the kind words he has for our colleague. We echo his appreciation for all that you do. Thanks, Dr. Ingram.

Loyola Graduate Commencement Ceremony 2013

Graduate Summer Research Award winners have been announced!

Congratulations to Russell Newstadt, Rebecca Scott, and Carlo Tarantino, the recipients of this year’s Graduate Summer Research Awards. Best of luck on your summer projects!

Reminder: PRG Workshop on language is this Saturday, May 11

Dear All,
Here we are, the last PRG Workshop of the academic year! This Saturday 12-4pm in Cuneo Hall (Rm. 218), join us for some phenomenological reflections on Language. Incoming AGSP president Giancarlo Tarantino will be among the speakers — he’s promising to blacklist any no-shows who want conference travel money next year, so watch out.

Conference: Translating Realism: The Nature and Emergence of Contemporary French Thought, Notre Dame, May 10-11

CFA: On the body and human identity



Fearfully and Wonderfully Made: The Body and Human Identity

November 7-9, 2013


[W]e know a person only in his or her embodied presence. In and through that body the person is a living whole. For certain purposes, we may try to “reduce” the embodied person simply to a collection of parts, thinking of the person (from below) simply as the sum total of these parts. But we do not know, interact with, or love others understood in that way; on the contrary, we know them (from above) as a unity that is more than just the sum of their parts.

– Gilbert Meilaender, “The Gifts of the Body”


The Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture will devote its fourteenth Annual Fall Conference to the theme: Fearfully and Wonderfully Made: The Body and Human Identity. In customary interdisciplinary fashion, this conference will take up a host of questions related to the human meaning of the body and life as an embodied self. These questions will be pursued in the contexts of philosophy, theology, political theory, law, history, economics, the biosciences, literature, and the arts.


We welcome the submission of abstracts drawing on a wide range of moral and religious perspectives and academic specialties. Possible issues to be explored include:



• Teleology and the Human Body

• The Incarnation and the Eucharist

• Beauty and the Human Form

• Property in the Body

• Aging and Relations Among the Generations

• Artificial Intelligence

• Torture

• Marriage, Procreation, and Parenting

• Thought, Language, and the Body

• “Personhood” and the Body

• Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging

• Epistemology and the Body

• The Definition and Meaning of Death

• Mind, Body and Dualism

• The Body in Literature and the Arts

• Memory and Identity

• End of Life Decision-making

• Human/Nonhuman Chimeras and Hybrids

• Genetics and Evolutionary Biology

• Vulnerability and Suffering

• “Health” and the Ends of Medicine

• Transhumanism

• Systems Biology

• Eating and Gastronomy

• Performance Enhancement in Sport




One-page abstracts for papers should include name, affiliation, address, and e-mail address (if available). Session Presentations will be limited to twenty minutes. Please note that we will not be accepting panel proposals this year.


The deadline for submissions is Friday, July 5, 2013. Notification of acceptance will be sent by Friday, August 23, 2013. One-page abstracts, along with your full contact information, should be e-mailed to or mailed to:


Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture
14th Annual Fall Conference
424 Geddes Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556

Conference: Art, Social Justice, and Critical Theory, Kalamazoo, May 16-18


Olmsted Room, Kalamazoo College

May 16th – 18th, 2013


Thursday Evening 8:00 PM:

  • Keynote Address: “Active Passivity: On the Aesthetic Variant of Freedom.”  Martin Seel, Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universität, Frankfurt am Main.
  • Wine Reception: Humphrey House Lounge:

Friday Morning: Theories of Art and Aesthetics: Focus Seel and Zuidervaart:

  • 8:30 – 10:30
    • Paul Guyer, “The Moving Appearance of Truth” (Philosophy, Brown University)
    • Richard Eldridge: “Modernity, Art, and Expressive Freedom” (Philosophy, Swarthmore College)
    • Comments:
      • Martin Seel (Philosophy, Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universität)
      • Lambert Zuidervaart (Philosophy, ICS and University of Toronto).

Coffee Break:

  • 11:00 – 1:00
    • Michael Kelly: “Just True Art” (Philosophy, University of North Carolina, Charlotte)
    • Elizabeth Millán: : “Aesthetic Opportunities and the Spanish American Landscape: A Look at Alexander von Humboldt’s Aesthetic of Nature through the Lens of Seel’s Aesthetic of Appearing.”  (Philosophy, DePaul University, Chicago)
    • Comments
      • Martin Seel (Philosophy, Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universität)
      • Lambert Zuidervaart (Philosophy, ICS and University of Toronto)

Lunch: 1:00 – 2:00: Banquet Room

Friday Afternoon: The Theory and Practice of Activating Art:

  • 2:00 – 3:45
    • Sandra Shapshay (Philosophy, Indiana University): “”Schopenhauer on the Symbiotic Relationship between Artistic and Philosophical Truth, a Reconstruction and Defense”
    • Veronique Fóti:“Heidegger and Merleau-Ponty” (Philosophy, Pennsylvania State University)
    • Comments:
      • Martin Seel (Philosophy, Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universität)
      • Lambert Zuidervaart (Philosophy, ICS and University of Toronto)


  • 4:15 – 6:00 Panel Discussion: Mural as Public Art: Artist Dialogue:
    • Christine Hahn [Moderator] (Art History, Kalamazoo College)
    • Conor McGrady (Independent Artist, Belfast, Northern Ireland)
    • Dan Wang (Artist, Madison, Wisconsin)
    • Sonia Baez-Hernandez (Artist in Residence, Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership, Kalamazoo College)

6:00 – 8:00 Dinner, Stone Room

8:00 – 9:15 Keynote Address: “Theses on Pictures and Films.” Martin Seel, Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universität, Frankfurt am Main.

Wine Reception: Humphrey House Lounge:

Saturday Morning:

  • 9:00 – 10:30 Panel Discussion: The Aesthetics and Politics of Food:
    • Amelia Katanski (English, Kalamazoo College)
    • Alison Geist (Director, Mary Jane Underwood Stryker Institute for Service-Learning, Kalamazoo College)
    • David Strauss (History, Kalamazoo College)

Coffee Break

  • 11:00 – 12:30 Panel Discussion: Museums and Curatorship:
    • Lambert Zuidervaart [Moderator] (Philosophy, ICS and University of Toronto)
    • Christine Hahn (Art History, Kalamazoo College)
    • Paul Wittenbraker (Art, Grand Valley University)
    • Alexandra Gravely (Art, K’13)
    • Eeva Sharp (Art, K’13)

12:30 – 2:00: Lunch: Stone Room:

Saturday Afternoon:

  • 2:00 – 3:30: Panel Discussion: Performance Art:
    • Adriana Garriga-Lopez (Anthropology/Sociology, Kalamazoo College)
    • Shanna Salinas (English, Kalamazoo College)

Coffee Break:

  • 4:00 – 5:30: Round Table Discussion & Closing Comments:

5:30 Reception, Stone Room

6:30 – 9:00 Dinner, Stone Room


Phenomenology Research Group workshop on Saturday, 5/4, 2-4pm

Hey all,
Just wanted to give a quick shout out to the Phenomenology Research Group workshop this Saturday at the Crown Center (Rm. 140) from 2-4pm. We’ll have two speakers, Sean Petranovich and Trevor Perri (who is scheduled to defend at KU Leuven in June, so come lob tough questions at him). If you haven’t come to a PRG workshop before, this one will be a nice short & sweet introduction. If you have, stop by again before saying adios for the summer.
And, of course, don’t forget the other events in May: PRG 6: Language (5/11) and the Phenomenology Roundtable (5/19-21).

New blog from the International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics

About IJFAB (via IJFAB website):

The International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics (IJFAB) provides a forum within bioethics for feminist thought and debate. Sponsored by the International Network on Feminist Approaches to Bioethics (FAB), IJFAB welcomes feminist scholarship on ethical issues related to health, health care, and the biomedical sciences. IJFAB aims to demonstrate clearly the necessity and distinctive contributions of feminist scholarship to bioethics.

Check out the blog here.


via Feminist Philosophers

Jacques Derrida: Points of Departure, Northwestern, May 2-4

CFP: Central States Philosophical Association 2013

Central States Philosophical Association (CSPA)

2013 Call for Papers


The 2013 Central States Philosophical Association meeting, hosted by Oklahoma State University, will take place


October 4-5, 2013

Oklahoma State University, Tulsa Campus

Tulsa, OK 74106


Keynote Speaker: Professor Alison Jaggar (University of Colorado)


The conference hotel (where the meeting will take place) is the Holiday Inn Tulsa City Center, 17 West 7th Street, Tulsa, OK  74119. 


Questions about local accommodations can be addressed to Professor Eric Reitan at [].



You need not be a member of an institution in the central states area to participate.  Colloquium papers in any area of philosophy are welcome.  Submissions dealing with aspects of Profesor Jaggar’s work are encouraged.  Papers are limited to 3,000 words.  All submissions must include, on the title page, author information, a word count for the paper, and an abstract (not longer than 150 words).  The title page and the paper should be submitted as separate documents.  No author-identifying references should appear in the paper.  Both the title page and the paper should be submitted as MS Word, RTF, or PDF files.


The deadline for submissions is: May 31, 2013. 


Submissions should be sent by e-mail, using the subject heading “CSPA submission,” to Sandy Goldberg, at  Responses to submissions will be sent by July 31, 2013.


Suggestions for commentators and session chairs (including self-nominations) are welcome.


Conference registration fees, although not yet set, are expected to be nominal.


Suggestions and questions regarding the program should be directed to Sandy Goldberg at: s-goldberg@northwestern.eduCC

PRG: Events in May