CFP: Anthrosophia 2018: An Interdisciplinary Conference on Philosophy, Anthropology, and Allied Disciplines (March 7-10, 2018, New Orleans, LA)

Founded in 2015, Anthrosophia is an annual interdisciplinary
conference bridging the fields of philosophy, anthropology, and allied social sciences. The conference is dedicated to the holistic
investigation of the questions of how and why human societies
organize themselves in the diverse ways that we do today, and have
done in the past. The basic premise of Anthrosophia is that the fields
of philosophy and anthropology have much more in common than is
typically acknowledged. Philosophical claims about humans and
human societies had to start somewhere and, indeed, they usually
began as basic empirical generalizations about the nature of human
behavior. Anthropology began as an offshoot from the field
philosophy in the early 19th century and it continues to carry the same fundamental set of theoretical building blocks with it into the
present day.

As an interdisciplinary conference, Anthrosophia aims to articulate
the theoretical principles, methodological orientations, and empirical data that form the basis of philosophy and anthropology as
traditionally distinct fields. Through this collaboration, we hope to
identify persistent shortcomings and biases in our thinking about the nature of human social life and to find better ways forward.
Participants may give oral presentations of up to 20 minutes. If you
wish to present a paper, we ask you to submit a 150-word abstract
outlining your topic to anthrosophia@cherscience.org by January 2nd. Please also indicate your preference about which day you would like to present. (We do our best to accommodate these preferences but we can’t make any promises!)

The Anthrosophia scholarly society also publishes a journal of the
same name. Papers presented at the Anthrosophia conference may be considered for publication in this journal, though we also accept
unrelated submissions. For more information about the Anthrosophia conference and the journal, please visit http://www.cherscience.org.

Conference Program Committee
Drew Chastain (co-chair), Loyola University New Orleans
Grant S. McCall (co-chair), C.H.E.R. and Tulane University
Karl Widerquist, Georgetown University SFS-Qatar
Enzo Rossi, University of Amsterdam

Any questions about the conference should be directed to
anthrosophia@cherscience.org.

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