Thursday, September 14, 2006

CALL FOR PAPERS (deadline March 1, 2007)

Mimesis, Metaphysics, and Make-Believe: A Conference in Honour of Kendall Walton

21-23 June 2007
University of Leeds

The Department of Philosophy and the Centre for Metaphysics and Mind are pleased to announce the upcoming Mimesis, Metaphysics and Make-Believe conference to take place June 21-23 at the University of Leeds. Confirmed conference speakers are Kendall Walton (Michigan), Berys Gaut (St. Andrews), Shaun Nichols (Arizona), George Wilson (University of Southern California), and Stephen Yablo (MIT).

We welcome submissions of papers on any theme related to the work of Kendall Walton. Papers that actively engage with Professor Walton’s work will be strongly preferred.

Up to two places have been reserved for submitted papers. One place has been reserved for a young researcher (i.e., Ph.D. within the last five years or not yet received). Authors submitting in the ‘young researcher’ category should include a separate note explaining how they qualify.

Papers of no longer than 8,000 words should be prepared for blind review and sent by email in pdf, word or rtf format to Dr. Aaron Meskin, Department of Philosophy, University of Leeds, email: phlaesth@leeds.ac.uk. The closing date for submissions is March 1, 2007. Notification will be made by April 1. For more information, contact Aaron Meskin at phlaesth@leeds.ac.uk.

The conference is sponsored by the British Society of Aesthetics, the University of Leeds Department of Philosophy, the Centre for Metaphysics and Mind, and the Leeds Humanities Research Institute.

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