Australasian Society for Continental Philosophy

Helen Johnson painting Loose Knots

2018 Conference

Western Sydney University

Where: Parramatta City Campus(opens in a new window) (Peter Shergold Building)

When: November 21-23, 2018.

On November 20, there will be Postgraduate Day followed by the official opening to the conference, a keynote address and a reception.

Keynote Speakers: Peg Birmingham (DePaul University), Walter Brogan (Villanova University), Gregg Lambert (Syracuse University)
Plenary Panel on the work of Genevieve Lloyd

Deadline for abstracts has been extended. Please submit your abstract(opens in a new window) no later than July 15. Notifications of acceptance into the conference program are expected by August 15.

The conference is organised by the Philosophy Research Initiative(opens in a new window) at Western Sydney University. It aims to provide an open and inclusive environment fostering the exchange of ideas and the flourishing of philosophical thought.

The Philosophy Research Initiative at Western Sydney University has worked to support scholarly and original contributions in philosophy. We also actively support the fostering of international relations as is evidenced by our College of Fellows(opens in a new window) initiative, which will play an integral role in this year’s ASCP conference.

In order to foster the lively exchange of ideas, we encourage the submission of the proposal of papers, panels, or streams of panels on any topic in philosophy. We particularly encourage submissions in areas that have had little attention in previous ASCP conferences, such as, but not limited to, comparative philosophy, philosophy of race, ancient philosophy, and the history of philosophy, as well as to interdisciplinary connections with literature, political science, and gender studies.

The aim is to organise a conference that represent as wide and inclusive a spectrum of interests in continental philosophy broadly conceived.

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Image: Loose Knots I (Victorian renovation) © Helen Johnson (2015) in a new window)