Call for Papers

The Open Sessions

The Open Sessions take place during the Saturday and Sunday afternoons of the conference. There are a large number of places available, allowing room for an extensive and diverse programme of talks. There are no restrictions on the areas of philosophy which papers may address. The intention is to accommodate all philosophical material (so far as time and space in the programme allow) that is suitable for presentation. Each Open Session talk lasts up to 20 minutes and is followed by an additional 10 minutes for discussion.

Guidelines

  • Submissions should be no more than 2000 words, including footnotes and bibliography, and should begin with an abstract of no more than 100 words.
  • Submissions should be typewritten in a standard 12 pt font and single-spaced throughout (including references and quotations). All pages should be numbered and have margins of one inch or more.
  • Submissions should be formatted in PDF.
 Submissions should be submitted online at jointsession2017@gmail.com by 1 February 2017.

Additional Info

  • Authors whose papers have been accepted for the Open Session will be informed by the end of March 2017.
  • Only one paper per individual may be submitted.
  • Submissions must be for either the Open or the Postgraduate Sessions – not both. Rejected submissions for the Postgraduate Session could be recommended for the Open Session.
  • All conference delegates must be members of either the Aristotelian Society or the Mind Association.

The Postgraduate Session

The Postgraduate Session occurs on the Saturday afternoon of the conference. All submissions are blind reviewed and a maximum of eight are selected for presentation. Only current postgraduate students (including those who have obtained a postgraduate degree within the past year) can submit for the Postgraduate Session. Each talk for the Postgraduate Session lasts up to 20 minutes and is followed by an additional 10 minutes for discussion.

  • Submissions should be no more than 2500 words, including footnotes and bibliography, and should begin with a 100-250 word abstract.
  • Submissions should be prepared for blind review. They should be accompanied by a separate document containing the name of the author, title of the paper, institution and status, and email and mailing addresses. Submissions should not include any self-identifying references in the body or footnotes of the text.
  • Submissions should be typewritten in a standard 12 pt font and single-spaced throughout (including references and quotations). All pages should be numbered and have margins of one inch or more.
  • Submissions should be formatted in Word, RTF, or PDF. Papers containing symbols liable to distortion should be submitted in PDF.

Submissions should be submitted online at https://www.aristoteliansociety.org.uk/the-joint-session/call-for-papers/ by 1 February 2017.

Additional Info

  • Students whose papers have been selected for the Postgraduate Session will be informed by the end of March 2017.
  • The selected postgraduate students will have their conference fee and accommodation expenses covered by the Aristotelian Society.
  • Exemplary papers delivered for the Postgraduate Session will be considered for publication in the Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society.
  • Only one paper per individual may be submitted. Submissions must be for either the Open or the Postgraduate Sessions – not both. Rejected submissions for the Postgraduate Session could be recommended for the Open Session.
  • All conference delegates must be members of either the Aristotelian Society or the Mind Association.