York University Graduate Student Philosophy Conference
May 5th-6th, 2011
Keynote Address: Walter Sinnot-Armstrong, Duke University (psychopaths and criminal responsibility)
Faculty Keynote: François Tanguay-Renaud, Osgoode Law School, York University (state responsibility)
Faculty Keynote: Brian Huss, Philosophy Department, York University (epistemic responsibility)
Call for Papers
Deadline for Submissions: January 15, 2011
The Philosophy Graduate Students’ Association (PGSA) at York University invites graduate students to submit
high-quality papers in any area of philosophy for our upcoming conference. We encourage submissions that
relate to the theme of responsibility, as well as the strengths of the York University philosophy programme.
These strengths include: Bioethics, Feminism, Ethics, Philosophy of Law, Philosophy of Mind & Cognitive
Science, Philosophy of Language, Pragmatism, Epistemology and Philosophy of Science.
Walter Sinnott-Armstrong is Chauncey Stillman Professor in Practical Ethics in the Department of
Philosophy and the Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University, Co-director of the MacArthur Law and
Neuroscience Project and co-investigator at the Oxford Centre for Neuroethics.
François Tanguay-Renaud is Assistant Professor of Law, Osgoode Hall Law School. Acting Director of the
Jack and Mae Nathanson Centre on Transnational Human Rights, Crime and Security at York University.
Brian Huss is Assistant Professor of Philosophy, York University. Areas of specialization include
Epistemology and Philosophy of Psychology.
1. Cover Letter:
c. Institutional affiliation
d. Email address
e. Interest in preparing a commentary
f. Abstract (max 150 words)
a. Prepared for blind review (no author-identifying information)
b. Approximately 3000 words (20 minutes)
Only one submission per author will be accepted.
Please email your cover letter and paper to firstname.lastname@example.org in .doc or .pdf format with subject line: PGSA
Conference 2011 Submission. Submission deadline is January 15, 2010.
Notification will be emailed in early March, 2010.
If you have any questions or for more information about the conference, please email email@example.com with the
subject line: PGSA Conference 2011.