The Philosophy Departments of Wits and the University of Johannesburg invite you to drinks to celebrate the launch of Prof Lucy Allais’s new book
the Steering Committee of Fisp, during its last session held in Bangkok, Thailand, on March 29, 2015, has considered the proposals made by the Programme Committee of the 24th World Congress of Philosophy (Beijing 2018), and approved the main structure of the Congress.
I am pleased to attach here — in English and French — the essential information concerning the Congress (title in the various official languages, dates, etc.) along with the approved list of Plenary sessions, Symposia, and thematic Sections of the Congress. All this information is likely to reach you soon again through the First Circular of the Congress, to be diffused by our Chinese colleagues. The First Circular will also include other information, such as the contact for the Secretariat of the Congress, the rules and deadlines for submitting papers as well as proposals for round tables and Societies meetings, the fees of the Congress, and other relevant information. The same documents will be then posted on Fisp website (fisp.org).
The next step towards the Congress will consist of proposing potential speakers for the various parts of the Congress (Plenary Sessions and Symposia), as well as chairs for each of the 98 sections for submitted papers (usually, more than one chair per section). This will be the main business of the next meeting of the Programme Committee, to be held in Beijing, China, on Sept 4-5, 2015. Its recommendations will subsequently be submitted to the approval of the Steering Committee in 2016.
As it is customary, I am pleased to solicit your suggestions to this effect, as a way to prepare the work of the Programme Committee. In particular, proposals in the following areas will be appreciated:
1) proposals of speakers for the Plenary sessions and Symposia;
2) proposals of chairs for one (or more than one) of the 98 thematic sections of the Congress.
Concerning the latter point, may I mention that, during the first meeting of the Programme Committee, it was stressed that the choice of chairs for these thematic sections should not only take into account the nominees’ scholarly expertise in a particular domain, but also their commitment to solicit papers, encourage submissions, and involve scholars in the area they would be in charge of. I take the liberty of underlining this recommendation as the role of Section chairs is crucial to the good development of the Congress.
For your complete information, I would like to recall that, according to Fisp habit, each member of the Steering Committee will be asked to chair one of the thematic sections of the Congress, according to his or her own area of specialization and/or competence.
Your proposals, along with those submitted by the members of the Steering Committee (to whom I am also about to write), will be noted and brought to the attention of the Programme Committee at its next meeting, in September. Therefore, I would appreciate receiving your suggestions by the end of July.
Finally, let me invite you to visit the website of Fisp (fisp.org), and check if the information concerning your Society, Institute or Association is correctly updated. In case you find any wrong or outdated information, please let me know.
Needless to say, feel free to contact me for any further query, request, or clarification you might need.
Yours most cordially,
Luca Maria Scarantino
Secretary-general of FISP.
Prof. Dr. Luca M. Scarantino
Philosophy and Politics of Culture, IULM University
Secretary-general of Fisp
General Editor, Diogenes
International Center for Advanced Studies in the Humanities
Libera Università di Lingue e Comunicazione – IULM
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ISAPS 2015 – USA: WASHINGTON, DC
INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR AFRICAN STUDIES AND PHILOSOPHY CONFERENCE
DATE: MAY 14-15, 2015
PART I: THEMATIC AREAS
Health, including environmental problems that bear on health issues (e.g., air quality, housing, potable water, sanitation, nutrition, health care and education, climate change, responses to health crises such as ebola)
Education, including all formal education from pre-school or headstart through professional and graduate degrees with emphasis on technology solutions to problems of resource scarcity and particular emphasis on the ethical obligations of African universities to their supporting communities
Economy, including foreign and domestic capital sourcing, changing employment demographics (rural and urban, farming and manufacturing), technology transfer, appropriate technology
PART II: CRITICAL RESEARCH THEMES FOR ADDRESSING AFRICAN CONTINENTAL AND DIASPORA
African ethics (e.g., ancient Egyptian and Ethiopian, Ubuntu, etc.), as distinct from other continental ethical systems (e.g. Asian, European, North American)
African universities’ ethical responsibilities to their supporting communities
The African experience in the diaspora as it bears in all its diversity on solutions to critical African problems
Macro and micro-appropriate technology in africa
African Union responsibility for continental education measures
PART III: ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS
Abstract Submission Deadline: 1 April 2015
Abstract Format: Times Roman/12 point
Abstract Length: Maximum 250 Words
PART IV: KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
PART V: ACCOMMODATIONS
PART VI: INQUIRIES
PART VII: ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT ISAPS
Please consult the ISAPS website: http://isapsonline.wordpress.com/
FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS
DATE: 11th & 12th July 2015
PLACE: University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
The tenth annual conference of the Postgraduate Philosophy Association will this year be hosted by the University of the Witwatersrand, where it all began! We are excited to be hosting the conference at Wits in the year that marks a decade of its existence and hope that is will be a memorable and inspiring weekend.
Postgraduate students in all areas of Philosophy are invited to submit abstracts. Please distribute this CFP as widely as possible.
Format of Conference: Sessions will be 40 minutes long – please allow roughly 20-25 minutes for presentation and 15 minutes for discussion and questions.
Chairs for each session will be appointed.
Abstracts: Please email abstracts of no more than 300 words toPPAconf2015@gmail.com
Abstracts should be submitted by 1 May 2015
Notification of acceptance will be sent by 25 May 2015
Guest Speaker: to be confirmed
Venue & Accommodation: The conference will be held at Wits University, East Campus in Braamfontein, Johannesburg. Information regarding accommodation will be sent with the 2nd call for papers.
Conference Fee: There will be a conference fee of R300. This will cover refreshments, lunch on both days, and stationery.
The conference dinner will be held on Saturday and will be at your own cost.
We look forward to reading your abstracts. Please feel free to contact us should you have any questions at PPAconf2015@gmail.com
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SENIOR LECTURER/ LECTURER:
PHILOSOPHY SCHOOL OF RELIGION, PHILOSOPHY AND CLASSICS
PIETERMARITZBURG CAMPUS REF NO.: RPC03/2015
The Philosophy discipline in The School of Religion, Philosophy and Classics excels in moral and political philosophy, philosophy of science, cognitive science, metaphysics. The discipline is looking to expand and develop its Philosophy, Politics and Law Programme and as such, seeks to appoint an academic member of staff who will excel in the areas of African, Political, Legal, or Moral Philosophy both in terms of teaching and learning and research including of postgraduate students at appropriate levels. Applicants are invited to apply for a permanent post at Lecturer or Senior Lecturer level that will offer expertise in teaching and research in the above areas, and will also be expected to engage with the community and to perform administrative duties.
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Applications close 6 February 2015.