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Dogs, God, Goya, and Levinas

Dogs, God, Goya, and Levinas

May 10th, 2016

Here is an blog post on the connection between dogs and spirituality. It includes a touching anecdote from Levinas on a dog’s recognition of his humanity: There were seventy of us in a forestry commando unit for Jewish prisoners of war in Nazi Germany. . . . We were beings entrapped in their species; despite […]

CFP: Subjectivity in Question

CFP: Subjectivity in Question

October 22nd, 2013

CFP: Princeton Graduate Conference in Political Theory

October 14th, 2013

Graduate Conference in Political Theory Princeton University April 11-12, 2014   Call for Papers (deadline January 17, 2014)   The Committee for the Graduate Conference in Political Theory at Princeton University welcomes papers concerning any topic in political theory, political philosophy, or the history of political thought. Papers should be submitted via the conference website by January 17, 2014. Approximately eight […]

Conference: Equality and Public Policy, Ohio U., Nov. 14-16

October 2nd, 2013

The George Washington Forum on American Ideas, Politics, and Institutions, which has its home at Ohio University, invites you to attend our conference on Equality and Public Policy. This conference aims to promote academic discussion and to explore new research trends on equality as a social and political ideal guiding public policy. The conference will be […]

CFP: [Extended Deadline] 2014 IEEE International Symposium on Ethics in Engineering, Science, and Technology, Ethics’2014

September 22nd, 2013

2014 IEEE International Symposium on Ethics in Engineering, Science, and Technology, Ethics’2014   Friday-Saturday, 23-24 May, 2014 Chicago Marriott O’Hare, Chicago, IL, USA     Ethics – A Challenge to the Scientific and Engineering Community   Second Announcement and Call for Papers – Deadline Extended     With the evolution of science, technology and engineering, ethical […]

CFP: The Society for Philosophy in the Contemporary World: Oppression, Autonomy, and Biomedical Ethics

September 22nd, 2013

The Society for Philosophy in the Contemporary World (SPCW) invites abstracts for 30-minute talks/papers to be given at the Pacific APA in San Diego, April 2014 on topics related to oppression, autonomy and biomedical ethics.  Send your abstract (or questions) to Tim Christie ( with the subject heading “2014 Pacific APA”.  Deadline: September 30.

CFP: Transatlantic Research Group: “Sexuality, Human Rights and Public Policy”

September 5th, 2013

The 3rd International Conference of the Transatlantic Research Group in collaboration with the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center and Women and Gender Studies Program, Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, presents the Conference on Sexuality, Human Rights and Public Policy.   This conference draws on a broad range of academic fields—including anthropology, sociology, political philosophy, history, political science, and […]

CFA WMU Bioethics/Medical Humanities Conference, Sept. 26-27

CFA WMU Bioethics/Medical Humanities Conference, Sept. 26-27

June 3rd, 2013

FWD: from AGSP listserv [To whom it may concern,] I just wanted to send word along to your department (especially graduate students) regarding a bioethics/medical humanities conference nearby at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo. It’s only 2-2.5 hours drive from Chicago. The conference takes place September 26-27, and they’re accepting abstracts through July 15. The […]

CFA: On the body and human identity

May 3rd, 2013

NOTRE DAME CENTER FOR ETHICS & CULTURE 14th ANNUAL FALL CONFERENCE 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 […]

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

May 3rd, 2013

ART, SOCIAL JUSTICE, AND CRITICAL THEORY 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: […]

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

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

May 3rd, 2013

CFP: SEP/FEP 2013, “Modern European Philosophy and its Politics”

April 22nd, 2013

CALL FOR PAPERS Modern European Philosophy and its Politics The Society for European Philosophy/Forum for European Philosophy Joint Annual Conference for 2013 will be hosted by the Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy (CRMEP), Kingston University London 5–6 September 2013 Penrhyn Road Campus, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 2EE Plenary speakers Professor Sara Ahmed, Goldsmiths/Cambridge University […]

CFA: “Politics at the Limits of Civil Society”

March 31st, 2013

Politics at the Limits of Civil Society A Conference in Political Philosophy University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada September 20 – 22, 2013   Keynote Addresses:  Max Pensky (Binghamton University), Chiara Bottici (New School for Social Research), and Monique Deveaux (University of Guelph)   Our present political moment has been marked by the diversification of political […]

Cpt. Andrew Anthony Vernon, MD, MHS, “Public Health & Morality in the Developing World,” Loyola, March 27

Cpt. Andrew Anthony Vernon, MD, MHS, “Public Health & Morality in the Developing World,” Loyola, March 27

March 27th, 2013

CFA: CONF: Law, Culture and Morality, University of Illinois

March 20th, 2013

INTERNATIONAL AND INTERDISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE CALL FOR ABSTRACTS Topic: Law, Culture and Morality: East and West Dates: October 4-5, 2013 Place: University of Illinois Abstract: 150 words Email to Chandana Chakrabarti <> Sponsored by: The University of Illinois, The Society for Indian Philosophy and Religion, and The Institute  of Cross-Cultural Studies and Academic Exchange Date of […]