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The International Association for Environmental Philosophy has extended the deadline for submissions proposing papers and panels for its fifteenth annual meeting, to be held October 23 and 24, 2011 at the Sheraton Society Hill in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  1 – 2 page (single spaced) proposals should be sent in Word format to the IAEP secretary, Steven Vogel, at by Monday, March 21.  See below for details on proposal formats, etc.

Fifteenth Annual Meeting of

The International Association for Environmental Philosophy
Philadelphia, Pa.

October 23-24, 2011


The International Association for Environmental Philosophy (IAEP) invites paper proposals for its annual meeting to be held in Philadelphia at the Sheraton Society Hill on October 23-24, 2011, immediately following the 50th Annual Meeting of the Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy (SPEP).

Please send 1-2 page (single-spaced) proposals in Word format to IAEP Secretary Steven Vogel, Since individual and panel proposals are chosen through a process of blind review, each submission should contain two attachments:  (1) A cover letter that provides detailed contact information (including physical and electronic addresses and academic affiliation) of the author(s).  In addition, if you anticipate the need for audio/visual equipment should your submission be accepted please indicate exactly what will be required in this letter.  (2)  The proposal itself, without any identifying information as to the author(s).  In the case of panel proposals, a description of the theme of the panel should be included as well as proposals for each of the papers in the panel.

The deadline for receipt of proposals is March 21st, 2011. Notice of decision will arrive by mid-May.


An award of $100 will be awarded for the best essay submitted by a graduate student. If you wish to be considered for this award, please indicate this fact in your cover letter. Graduate students whose proposals are accepted for the conference will be asked to submit complete papers (of no more than 3000 words) by September 15th for award consideration.  As before, papers must be submitted as attachments without identifying information. The winner will be announced during the conference.

The International Association for Environmental Philosophy offers a forum for the philosophical discussion of our relation to the natural environment. Embracing a broad understanding of environmental philosophy, IAEP encourages papers in the areas of not only environmental ethics, but also environmental aesthetics, ontology, theology, the philosophy of science, political philosophy, ecofeminism, the philosophy of technology, and the like. IAEP welcomes a diversity of approaches to issues in these areas, including those inspired by Continental philosophy, the history of philosophy, and the tradition of American philosophy.

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