CFP: 36th Annual Richard R. Baker Philosophy Colloquium

April 10-11, 2015, University of Dayton

Call for papers

“Teleology in Plato and Aristotle” will be the theme of the University of Dayton Philosophy Department’s 36th Annual Richard B. Baker Philosophy Colloquium, to be held April 10-11, 2015.  The keynote speaker is Prof. Mariska Leunissen (University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill).

Proposals concerning teleology in Aristotle and Plato are encouraged; but teleology need not be the author’s central concern.  In addition to papers that address Plato’s and Aristotle’s biology and cosmology, we seek proposals for papers that investigate the role teleology plays in discussions of rhetoric, tragedy, emotion, ethics, politics, metaphysics, and other related disciplines.

In keeping with the pluralistic and interdisciplinary commitments of the University of Dayton, we invite papers that cut across disciplinary traditions and methodological approaches. We seek papers and presentations by scholars in Philosophy, Classics, Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies, History of Science, and related fields.

Scholars working in all traditions are welcome.

The deadline for abstract submission (750-1000 words) is November 16th, 2014.  Both graduate students and faculty are invited to submit proposals.

Send your proposal to as an attachment in either a pdf or docx text, along with a brief statement that includes your institutional and departmental affiliation.

Deadline: November 16, 2014

Posted: September 13, 2014