[ZAPhil] 5th South African Philosophy of Science and Logic Colloquium 15 January 2017 – Provisional Programme and Practical Information

Dear Colleagues
Please find attached the provisional programme for the colloquium on 15 January (the day before the PSSA commences): link to programme
The venue is Eden Grove, Seminar Room 2 on the main Rhodes University Campus.
Everyone is welcome to attend but please RSVP with me within the next two weeks if you are going to attend as there will be tea and coffee and a snack in the morning and afternoon, and water, and I have to know numbers to organise those. Please note that lunch is for everybody’s own account – a walk into town will take a few minutes from the venue.
I look forward to this colloquium for many reasons and hope you will enjoy it. As usual some talks are finished research (as much as something like that exists), some are ongoing research in the sense of being in the thinking out loud stage, and we have one contribution from a graduate student which makes me happy. We also have one poster presentation.
And, most importantly, we have a very interesting and high profile keynote speaker jointly from Ludwig Maximilian University Munich and Harvard.
All best wishes
Emma

Emma Ruttkamp-Bloem

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2nd African Philosophy World Conference (UNICAL 2017)

2nd African Philosophy World Conference (UNICAL 2017)
The State of African Philosophy in Africa Today

CALL FOR PAPERS/ABSTRACTS
For three consecutive days (September 9-11, 2015) the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa was host to African philosophers at the 1st African Philosophy World Conference. The exceedingly successful conference had the theme, “African Philosophy: Past, Present and Future”. At that momentous meeting, participants discussed a number of issues in African philosophy as well as took stock of the strides made in the field. At the end of the conference, many issues around the gap areas in African philosophy were identified and a biennial conference that will address these issues was recommended.
It is with this in mind that we are happy to organize the next conference which will jointly be hosted by the University of Calabar, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, University of the Witwatersrand, and in collaboration with the University of Ibadan, University of Johannesburg, University of Port Harcourt and The Conversational School of Philosophy (CSP).
We are therefore happy to announce that the 2nd African Philosophy World Conference will take place 12-14 October, 2017 at the University of Calabar, Nigeria with the theme: “The State of African Philosophy in Africa Today”.

The conference organizing committee kindly invites submission of original papers on the conference theme or any of the subthemes below:

  1. Consolidating on the gains and progress that have been made so far in African philosophy.
  2. Improving the nature and reach of African philosophy with regard to curricula, dissemination of research and collaborations.
  3.  African philosophy and the problem of relevance: Issues of people’s self-conceptions; pressing social controversies and dilemmas; economics and jobs; etc.
  4. Major issues and developments in African philosophy in contemporary Africa: Anglophone, Francophone, Lusophone and Arabic African philosophical circles.
  5. Emerging systems/schools in African philosophy.
  6. African philosophy and intercultural engagements.
  7. African philosophy and the questions of climate change and the environment.
  8. Women participation in African philosophy.
  9. African philosophy and intellectual history.

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

  1. Professor Mogobe Ramose, University of Limpopo, Sovenga, South Africa
  2. Professor Lucius Outlaw, Vanderbilt University, USA
  3. Professor Thaddeus Metz, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
  4. Professor Paulin Hountondji, National University of Benin, Republic of Benin
  5. Professor Innocent Asouzu, University of Calabar, Nigeria

Please send an abstract of not more than 300 words for blind review to africanphilosophyproject@gmail.com by Tuesday February 28, 2017.Notification of acceptance will be sent latest by Friday March 31, 2017. Completed paper must be submitted by Friday September 15, 2017.Conference website: http://csp.unical.edu.ng/  Tel: +234 8066003714.

Conference participants will be required to pay a nominal conference registration fee.

Conference Organizing Committee:
Jonathan Chimakonam, PhD (UNICAL)
Ike Odimegwu, PhD (UNIZIK)
Edwin Etieyibo, PhD (Wits)

Promote this conference with: #THEBIGGEST!
It is planned to be the biggest African Philosophy conference to take place before the year 2017.

Institute for Pan African Thought and Conversation: PG Funding (deadline 31/10/16)

A new initiative from the University of Johannesburg:

THE Institute for Pan-African Thought and Conversation (IPATC) is an initiative of the University of Johannesburg. Its purpose is to create a platform for academics from across Africa to converge and bring to bear intellectual capabilities and contributions that have been marginalised on the global stage.

The Institute will explore Sub-Saharan ethics and world views; seek to advance African values in politics, and debate justifiable African beliefs; present sub-Saharan artistic values; and investigate how Africa should relate to the East in the next major stage of the continent’s independence in a globalised environment.

The Institute is housed in a dedicated building in Auckland Park, Johannesburg. Its incoming director is the noted scholar Prof Adekeye Adebajo.

The Institute for Pan African Thought and Conversation is seeking to fund Master’s, Doctoral and Post-Doctoral research projects on African philosophical, theoretical and related themes.

INFO: UJ – PG Funding

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PSSA Conference – 2017

Final 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 final call for abstract submissions for the 2017 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>.

CFA: PSSA 2017 – Deadline 31/10/16

rhodes-university-newFinal 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 final call for abstract submissions for the 2017 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 at m.vermaak@ru.ac.za.

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.

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