Call for Papers: Graduate Student Conference on Philosophy and Climate Change

Submitted by Britta M. Anson on


Eye of the Storm: Climate Ethics in the Age of Inaction

2018 Graduate & Early Careers Philosophy Conference

May 18-19, 2018
University of Washington
Seattle, WA

Keynote speaker: Nancy Tuana (Pennsylvania State University)

We are pleased to announce the 2018 Graduate & Early Careers Philosophy Conference at the University of Washington, Seattle. The topic of the conference will be climate change. Anthropogenic climate change is a pressing global problem that requires greater philosophical and interdisciplinary engagement in how to properly understand and respond to it. This conference aims to bring together early career scholars from different philosophical backgrounds to share their work on various philosophical dimensions of climate change.

The conference is supported by the Department of Philosophy and the Program on Values in Society.

We are seeking high-quality submissions that address pressing philosophical issues concerning climate change. This includes, but not limited to, works in philosophy of science, applied ethics, epistemology, and political philosophy.

Submissions can be made by email to The submission due date is Friday, February 16, 2018. Please send papers prepared for blind review as an attachment in either .doc or .pdf format. Papers are to be 3,000 words or less and suitable for a 30 minute presentation. In the body of the email please include the author’s name, institutional affiliation, contact details, the paper title, a word count, and a brief abstract (no more than 300 words).

Please address any questions to Notification of decisions will be sent on Friday, March 16, 2018.