"Thinking the World in the 21st Century" will feature keynote addresses by Prof. Peg Birmingham (DePaul University, Chicago, USA) and Prof. David Wood (Vanderbilt University, Nashville, USA). Currently Prof. Birmingham, whose research focuses upon political philosophy, ethics, and feminist theory, is working on a project titled ‘A Lying World Order: Deception as a Philosophical and Political Problem’. Prof. Wood, whose research ranges from continental philosophy to ecology to art and creativity, is working on ‘Things at the Edge of the World’.
‘World’, then, relates their thought, and ‘world’ is the theme around which this colloquium is gathered. With this as the rather open background, we are seeking contributions with a worldly bent: they may be steeped in phenomenology or graced with the lightest of hermeneutic touches. They might take the shape of a standard conference paper, or be entirely creative. Together we hope to create a collegial, challenging, and inspiring colloquium.
Please email your 250-500 word abstract to Philosophy.Admin@utas.edu.au by February 15th.