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Call for Papers: "Virtue, Skill and Practical Reason"

Virtue, Skill and Practical Reason
Call for Abstracts

Keynote Speakers:
Prof. Julia Annas (University of Arizona)
Prof. Michael Thompson (University of Pittsburgh)
Prof. Rachel Barney (University of Toronto)

Aristotle drew an analogy between the acquisition of virtue and the acquisition of various skills such as archery and playing the lute. Since that time there has been substantial debate on how seriously one should take that analogy. In Intelligent Virtue (2011) Julia Annas has made a powerful case for taking it very seriously, whereas others are more cautious.

This conference aims to bring together philosophers working in the virtue tradition, in particular those working in ancient and moral philosophy, to discuss the complex relationships between skill and virtue. There appears to be a consensus that the acquisition of virtue is part of the broader acquisition of practical reasonableness, but there the consensus ends.

High quality abstracts are invited in any area of virtue theory, including but not limited to virtue ethics and virtue epistemology. Papers can have a historical focus, or they can be organised thematically. Papers from a non-Western perspective are welcome.

The conference will be held from Friday 25th to Sunday 27th August 2017 at the spectacular University of Cape Town, and there will be ample opportunities for sight-seeing.

Invited speakers

Profs Sergio Tenenbaum and James Allen (University of Toronto), Sarah Stroud (University of McGill), John Hacker-Wright (University of Guelph).

Submissions

Please email an abstract of between 300 and 500 words, to virtueandskill@gmail.com by Friday 31st March 2017.

Additional information

You will have 30/40 minutes for the paper presentation followed by a 30/20 minutes discussion. We regret we cannot cover expenses for accepted speakers. The organisers are arranging a published volume containing selected papers from the conference.

Organisers

Dr Tom Angier (University of Cape Town) and Dr Richard Hamilton (University of Notre Dame, Australia).

For further information, please contact: virtueandskill@gmail.com

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Dear SCS Members,

As you know, we are now accepting submissions for the 2018 Annual Meeting in Boston.  The deadline for submitting all proposals and reports except individual abstracts is 11:59 pm, Eastern Time, on April 7, 2017.
The deadline for individual abstracts is 11:59 pm, Eastern Time, on April 26, 2017.

You can access the program submission system at the following link:

http://program.classicalstudies.org/

We also have one fellowship deadline approaching.  Applications for the Ludwig Koenen Fellowship for Training in Papyrology should be received in the SCS office by April 4.

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Opportunities to volunteer for SCS Committees and elected offices are now available to members.  Committee appointments will begin in 2018 and elected offices in 2019:

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We rely on the work of volunteers to direct the Society's policies and collaborate with SCS staff in implementing programs that are important for our members and the field as a whole. Member participation is, and always will be, an impactful part of that effort.  

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Andromache Karanika will officially become the Editor of TAPA in January 2018, but will handle incoming submissions effective immediately.

Please send all submissions electronically to tapa@uci.edu, following TAPA guidelines. Craig Gibson will remain the official Editor through 2017 and is in charge of producing this year's issues (147.1 and 2).

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This message is intended for members in the US.  Yesterday, President Trump’s budget blueprint was published.  It calls for the elimination of many crucial educational and cultural agencies including the NEH, NEA, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and Institute of Museum of Library Services (IMLS). 

A brief survey of grants made by the NEH over the last seven years shows the potential impact on our field.  The NEH has funded:

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For a full description of the project please visit the conference website

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