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Call for Papers on Process Thought, Violence, and Nonviolence

Society for the Study of Process Philosophies

The Society for the Study of Process Philosophies has been invited to propose a group session to be held in conjunction with the 2009 American Philosophical Association – Pacific Division Meeting (April 8-12, 2009), at the Weston Bayshore Hotel, Vancouver, BC, Canada. [Note: US travelers to Canada now need a passport to re-enter the United States, and students in the US on F1 visas must ensure proper documentation.]

A CALL FOR PAPERS is being issued on this year’s theme:  Violence and Nonviolence.  Possible subtopics include concepts of violence and nonviolence; types of violence—abuse (emotional, child, domestic), crime, oppression, religious, war, genocide, terrorism, 9/11, and torture; just war theory, military ethics, peacemaking, pacifism, vegetarianism, etc.


Submissions relating the Whiteheadian tradition to other philosophers (process and non-process) are welcome.  Each presentation will be 20 minutes, with 10-15 minutes for discussion.  For submission of a 250-word abstract and a paper of 2000 words, the deadline is August 30, 2008, since APA cannot schedule our program without full program information, early submissions get scheduling priority, and their deadline is mid-October.  Since submissions will be sent to referees, please eliminate self-identifying references, and accompany the paper with a separate page containing paper title, author’s name, institution, status, email and postal address. 


Please send submissions to John Quiring, Center for Process Studies, 1325 N. College, Ave., Claremont, CA 91711