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Call for Papers: SSPP at APA-Central

The Society for the Study of Process Philosophies is issuing a call for papers for its meeting at the APA-Central convention on February 26-29, 2020 at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago, IL. Papers can be in any area of process thought. Please submit papers or abstracts by July 20, 2019 to Jea Sophia Oh at

A CALL FOR PAPERS is being issued on this year’s theme: ‘Process’ and Related Concepts.

Submissions are welcome that 1) discuss the “relational turn,”or 2) address inter- or trans-disciplinary applications of ‘process’, e.g., in ecology/environmental ethics, postcolonial studies, gender studies, religious and cultural studies, and Systems Sciences, 3) relate diverse Whiteheadian groups to each other: a) empirical, b) Hartshornian, c) Continental/Kellerian (posthumanism, transfeminism, other postists) d) Asian-Comparative, e) Pragmatic, f) Constructive Postmodern, g) Naturalists (Ecstatic and Religious), h) Open-Relational, i) Organic Marxist), etc. In the words of John B. Cobb, Jr., “We invite those who share our interest in more organic, relational, integrated, non-dualistic, and process ways to find a home in the wider Whiteheadian community or to become part of a network with us.”

Each presentation will be 25 minutes, with 15 minutes for discussion. For submission of a 150 word abstract and 750 word proposal, the deadline is July 20, 2019. Submissions will be sent to referees, so please eliminate self-identifying references. Please accompany your paper abstract and proposal and with a separate page containing author’s name(s), paper title, institution, position, email, and postal address. Accepted submissions will be announced by the end of July, 2019. Please send submissions to Dr. Jea Sophia Oh,