I wonder if one has to think that Aristotle was a materialist in order to participate in the following event. (Alaska in August--what better time to visit?)
Call for Abstracts
The University of Alaska Anchorage has funded a conference on Aristotle and Life occurring August 7-10, 2007. The conference is only open to 8 invited participants and will be a workshop style conference. Participants are expected to bring a draft of an unpublished paper to the conference. Every participant will also serve as commentator for another participant. Each paper will receive several hours of discussion and feedback. The final versions of the papers will be published as an anthology or as a special issue of a journal (conditional, of course, on editorial review).
The focus of the conference is on the application of Aristotle’s hylomorphic analysis to living things with a particular interest in human persons. The goal of the conference is to bring Aristotle’s analysis into the contemporary debate as a viable non-reductive materialist approach to persons and living things.
Those accepted to participate will be reimbursed for $500 of travel expenses. Participants can stay in University apartments (single bedroom units are reserved, doubles are available for an additional cost) from 8/6-8/12 for $50 per night. Lunches and snacks will be provided on the days that the conference convenes.
Additional recreational opportunities will be available for those who wish to join in the fun.
Deadline for submission is 2/28/07. Accepted applicants will be notified before 3/31/07.
Applicants should submit a 300-500 word abstract and CV to John Mouracade: firstname.lastname@example.org.