Call for Papers: SSPP at APA-Eastern Division

The Society for the Study of Process Philosophies will meet at the APA-Eastern convention in Philadelphia, PA from January 8–11 in 2020. A call for papers is being issued on this year’s theme: ‘Process’ and Related Concepts. Papers can be in any area of process thought.

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, d) Asian-Comparative, e) Pragmatic, f) Constructive Postmodern, g) Naturalists, 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. Please submit a 150 word abstract and 750 word proposal to to Dr. Jea Sophia Oh at joh@wcupa.edu. The deadline is March 25, 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 May, 2019.

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