CfP: SOPhiA 2018: Salzburg Conference for Young Analytic Philosophy (University of Salzburg, Deadline: May 1, 2018)

Submitted by Christian J. Feldbacher-Escamilla (DCLPS, University of Duesseldorf)

CALL FOR PAPERS (Salzburg, deadline: May 1, 2018)

Salzburg Conference for Young Analytic Philosophy: SOPhiA 2018
September 12 – 14, 2018
Department of Philosophy (Humanities), University of Salzburg, Austria

SOPhiA 2018 provides an opportunity for students and doctoral candidates in philosophy to take a first peek into the philosophical business and to get in touch with prospective or well established philosophers. Contributions in every discipline of philosophy (epistemology, ethics, logic, metaphysics, philosophy of mind, philosophy of religion, philosophy of science, etc.) are welcome. As common in analytic philosophy, contributors should make use of understandable language as well as rational argumentation. In addition to the conference presentations there will also be affiliated workshops on selected topics in analytic philosophy.

Keynote Speakers:

  • Elisa Aaltola (University of Eastern Finland)
  • Helen Beebee (University of Manchester)
  • Wolfgang Künne (University of Hamburg)

Affiliated workshops:

  • Biological Indiviuality and other Issues in Contemporary Philosophy of Biology (Organizers: Karim Baraghith & Gregor Greslehner, DCLPS, University of Duesseldorf & University of Salzburg)
  • Didactics of Philosophy (Organizer: Bettina Bussmann, University of Salzburg)
  • Epistemic and non-epistemic values in biomedical research (Organizers: Frauke Albersmeier & Alexander Christian, University of Duesseldorf)

Call for papers:
Students and doctoral candidates (pre-doc) in philosophy are encouraged to submit an abstract prepared for double-blind review. We are committed to fostering diversity and equality in our programs. Submissions from underrepresented groups are particularly welcome. Abstracts should not exceed 2.000 characters. All submissions should be suitable for a presentation of approximately 20 minutes in length (plus 10 minutes discussion). Please submit your abstract with a biographical note and a short CV attached in a separate document at until May 1, 2018. Attendees are asked to register at the same site before the conference.

SOPhiA best paper award:
Contributors are also invited to submit a full paper (from 4.000 up to 8.000 words) not including any author or affiliation information. A selection of full papers will be published in KRITERION — Journal of Philosophy. The best contribution will also be awarded with 250 EUR at SOPhiA 2018. Please prepare your full paper according to the guidelines available at and submit it via e-mail (subject line: SOPhiA 2018) to Please note that only full papers in English submitted before the general deadline (May 1, 2018) can be considered for the SOPhiA best paper award.

Submission deadline: May 1, 2018
Notification deadline: June 1, 2018