2nd CFP: African Philosophy and Global Justice

CFP: African Philosophy and Global Justice

Special Issue of Philosophical Papers
Editor: Uchenna Okeja, Rhodes University

This special issue will provide an avenue for philosophers to do African philosophy on global justice. Global justice discourse is concerned with the transnational distribution of goods and justice. ‘The true path to peace is shared development. If we do not want war to go global, justice must go global.’
(Lula, Former President of Brazil) We invite philosophers working within the African tradition to contribute to this discourse. Given the push to globalize the discourse on global justice, it is imperative to critically engage the potential contributions of African thought to this growing field.
Philosophical Papers invites submissions for a special issue devoted to the perspectives of African philosophy on global justice. Suggested questions for discussion include:
•       From the perspective of African philosophy, how should we define global justice?
•       What visions of global justice can we glean from African philosophers such as Kwasi Wiredu (sympathetic impartiality), Odera Oruka (human minimum) etc?
•       Given the egalitarian intuitions implicit in social practices and institutions in African societies (the concept of extended family, for instance), what model of global society/justice is most coherent?
•       Is African philosophy a struggle for global epistemic justice? And what does this mean for the debate on global justice?
•        What are the principles of global justice in African philosophy and why are they plausible?
•       What does Ubuntu have to say about global justice?
The deadline for submissions is 1 October 2016. This issue of Philosophical Papers, comprising both invited and submitted articles, will appear in March of 2017.
Manuscripts should be submitted electronically, as a pdf- or word-document attachment, to <philosophical.papers@ru.ac.za>. Authors must include their full name, affiliation, and address for email correspondence with their submission.
Further enquires may be addressed to either Uchenna Okeja at <u.okeja@ru.ac.za> or Ward E. Jones at <w.jones@ru.ac.za>.

CFP: Philosophical Society of Southern Africa 2017

Call for Abstracts for the Philosophical Society of Southern Africa Conference, 16-18 January 2017
Rhodes University, Grahamstown (South Africa)
Deadline: 31 October 2016

This is the second call for papers for the annual conference of the Philosophical Society of Southern Africa.

The conference will be organized and hosted by the Department of Philosophy at Rhodes University.

The dates of the conference are Monday 16 – Wednesday 18 January, 2017.

Plenary speaker: Charles Mills (Northwestern University).

The conference has no overall theme, and papers in all areas of philosophy are welcome. Abstracts of around 300 words should reach the conference organisers by 31 October 2016. Please submit to: w.jones@ru.ac.za with the subject-line ‘PSSA Submission’. We have capacity for 75 speakers. Paper sessions will be 55 minutes long.

The conference organizers would like PSSA 2017 to pay special attention to the topic of teaching philosophy in Africa; those interested in contributing in some way to this discussion should contact Pedro Tabensky at p.tabensky@ru.ac.za. The conference organizers welcome suggestions for other themed sessions or panels, to be advertised at a future date.

Confirmation of papers accepted for the conference will take place by 20 November 2016. If you require this information at an earlier date (e.g. in order to obtain funding), please indicate this with your submission.

As in past years, participants of the conference will be able to send their presentations for possible inclusion in a special 2017 conference edition of the *South African Journal of Philosophy*. Papers are due 30 March, 2017. Please note that submissions must be made online at http://rsph.edmgr.com/.

The registration fee for the conference is R450, to cover teas/coffees and lunches.

The conference venue is the Eden Grove Building, on the Rhodes campus.

On-campus accommodation during the conference will be available: for information, emailconference@ru.ac.za. Off-campus accommodation within walking distance from the conference venue is also available.

Transport to and from Grahamstown (nearest airports are in Port Elizabeth [90 minutes] and East London [two hours]) should be arranged by the delegates themselves. Airport shuttles to and from Grahamstown: Blunden <reservations@blunden-tours.co.za>, Van Rensburg <vrtours@imaginet.co.za>, JC’s < jcshuttle@telkomsa.net>.

For any general queries regarding the conference, email Marius Vermaak atm.vermaak@ru.ac.za.

Please distribute widely.

Call for speakers: Annual Northern Branch meeting of the Classical Association of South Africa

Dear Colleagues,

The Classical Association of South Africa (CASA) and the School of Ancient Languages and Text Studies at North-West University invite proposals for papers for the annual northern branch meeting of the Classical Association of South Africa to be held in Potchefstroom on the 22nd of October 2016.


Any queries can be sent to me, Ilse van Rooyen, at ilse.vanrooyen@nwutheology.co.za


We hope to see you all then!


Best wishes

Ilse van Rooyen


Ilse van Rooyen

Die Skool vir Antieke Taal- en Teksstudie

Tel: 018 299 1604

Faks: 086 269 2453



Ilse van Rooyen

The School of Ancient Language & Text Studies

Tel: 018 299 1604

Fax: 086 269 2453


Metaphysics of Pregnancy – Two Post-Doctoral Research Positions, Southampton

>Two Post-Doctoral Research Positions in association with ERC-funded
>’Metaphysics of Pregnancy’ Project, Southampton
>Salary:   £28,982 to £35,609 per annum
>Full Time Fixed Term – 3 years 7 months
>Closing Date:   Friday 29 July 2016
>Reference:  752416F4
>Applications are invited for two fixed term (3 years, 7 months)
>post-doctoral research fellowships in association with Dr Elselijn
>Kingma¹s ERC-funded research project ŒBetter Understanding the
>Metaphysics of Pregnancy¹.  [
>http://www.southampton.ac.uk/philosophy/research/projects/bump.page ] The
>post-holders will be expected to devote the majority of their time to the
>research project, and teach one course per year.
>The successful candidate will have excellent research skills; an
>enthusiastic and collaborative personality; and the ability to carry out
>a programme of research that falls within the scope of the proposed
>research project. There is a defeasible preference for candidates with an
>AOS in metaphysics and/or philosophy of biology/the life-sciences and/or
>feminist philosophy, but any candidate who can make a case for their
>background and/or envisioned research contributing to the research
>project will be given full consideration, and is warmly encouraged to
>The successful candidate will ideally have a PhD in a relevant subject
>area by the date of appointment, or at least will have submitted their
>thesis. It is hoped that the candidate will be able to take up the post
>on the 26th of September 2016, but this is negotiable.
>For enquiries, please contact Elselijn Kingma
>The closing date for applications is 29th July 2016.
>Application procedure:
>You should submit your completed online application form at
>www.jobs.soton.ac.uk<http://www.jobs.soton.ac.uk/>. The application
>deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need
>any assistance, please call Geraldine Lewis (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0)
>23 8059 2507. Please quote reference  752416F4 on all correspondence.
>Applicants are advised to closely read the short and long versions of the
>present project proposal, available at the bottom of the research project
>page: http://www.southampton.ac.uk/philosophy/research/projects/bump.page
>As part of their application, applicants will be expected to upload
>(1)  a CV;
>(2)  a list of publications;
>(3)  the contact details of two referees, who will be contacted at the
>shortlisting stage.
>Applicants are also expected to concisely answer the following three
>questions as part of the application process, in 1-4 paragraphs each.
>1.     Please demonstrate how your existing research expertise will
>contribute to the research project and the research team.
>2.     Please outline what your proposed research plans will be under the
>auspices of the project, and explain how they relate to the rest of the
>proposed working program and the overall project aims. (Existing research
>proposal available at the bottom of this page:
>Please note that whilst your plans can be similar to the work packages
>presently proposed, they need not be; creativity is encouraged.
>3.     Please explain what skills other than your research expertise you
>bring to the project, in particular skills that are relevant to
>collaborative research, outreach, planning & management, initiative,
>interdisciplinary engagement, and team-work.
>At shortlisting stage, applicants will be asked to provide one writing
>A link to the online application and the full job description and person
>specification can be found here:
>Elselijn Kingma
>Associate Professor in Philosophy
>University of Southampton

Aristotle 2016 Colloquium: First Call for Papers

“Aristotle 2016 Colloquium
21 NOVEMBER 2016

Papers are invited for a colloquium organised by the Department of Philosophy at the University of Pretoria in celebration of Aristotle’s 2400th birth year.

Details of abstracts:

  • All areas of Aristotle’s work may be covered, but preference will be given to papers on his metaphysics, logic and ethics
  • Submissions from faculty and graduate students welcome
  • Abstracts (350 words) should reach Emma Ruttkamp-Bloem (emma.ruttkamp-bloem@up.ac.za) on or before 15 October 2016
  • Acceptance letters will be sent by 21 October 2016
  • There will be 20-30 minute slots, depending on the number of papers selected
  • There are only 12-14 slots available

Venue & Fee

  • The venue will be on the University of Pretoria Hatfield Campus in Pretoria, and will be specified in the second CFP
  • The colloquium fee will be minimal to cover coffee/tea and lunch and will be announced in the second CFP


  • Accommodation is participants’ own responsibility (information with regards to accommodation close to the university will be given in the second CFP)
  • For reasons of space non-participants must also please inform us (emma.ruttkamp-bloem@up.ac.za) of their intention to attend”