WPA MANDATE

The WPA began as an informal alumni society for the Department of Philosophy at the University of Windsor. Shortly after the inception of the WPA it became a loose knit association of alumni from the department of philosophy, philosophers located in Windsor, and generally friends of philosophy within the region. This more general association was intended to be an open group that supports the development of a critical community of the philosophically minded within the region. The WPA supported both student and independent scholarship and encourages philosophers to bring their research beyond the bounds of the university and into the public sphere.
In May of 2013, the WPA transformed again into the WP(A)A, a registered Non-Profit Corporation and Charitable Organization in Ontario. The notion behind this latest transformation is to establish a non-profit artist organization (akin to Artcite, Windsor) dedicated to supporting independent philosophical scholarship and philosophers intervention events within the greater Windsor region.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS, WORLD PHILOSOPHY DAY MINI-CONFERENCE

Call for Abstracts:
Windsor Philosophical Association (WPA)

World Philosophy Day Party and Mini-Conference
November 17th, 2010

The Fourth ‘Stan Cunningham Prize for Public Philosophy’ will be awarded to one current undergraduate student at the University of Windsor selected by our alumni referee panel.  Only the selected paper will be presented at the mini-conference.
Prize value will be $200.

The WPA is a loose knit association of alumni from the department of philosophy, philosophers located in Windsor, and generally friends of philosophy within the region.  The WPA supports student scholarship and encourages philosophers to bring their research beyond the bounds of the university and into the public sphere.

The WPA invites current undergraduate students to submit paper abstracts on the general topic:

Cultured Philosophy/ Philosophical Culture

Submitted abstracts should cover topics including (but not limited to):
The influence of Culture upon a particular mode of philosophy or philosophical position
The influence of Philosophy (or a particular philosophical position/ mode) within the larger context of culture
Critical reflections about the role or effects of philosophy with regard to culture, etc.
In short, any combination of philosophy and culture will be acceptable.

This mini-conference will be held in celebration of World Philosophy Day in association with the University of Windsor, Department of Philosophy off-campus at Phog Lounge downtown Windsor.

Abstracts should be no longer than 250 words and accompanied with a separate brief student bio.  The abstracts themselves should be prepared for blind review.  Final drafts of these papers should be prepared for a 20 minute presentation time. 

Submissions should be received no later than:
October 15th, 2011.
Please forward abstracts and bios can be submitted in .doc or .txt format to:

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