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AAR Annual Meeting
Boston, MA
November 18-21, 2017

2017 Annual Meeting Program (PDF)

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Philosophy of Religion Unit

Statement of Purpose: 

This Unit analyzes the interface between philosophy and religion, including both philosophical positions and arguments within various specific religious traditions and more generalized philosophical theories about religion. We include in our purview not only traditional topics of Western philosophy of religion but also those arising from non-Western traditions and from the study of religion in a comparative context.

Call for Papers: 

The steering committee is particularly interested in work that engages philosophy of religion in its social and political contexts. We invite proposals on the following topics:
• Race, sex, and gender in analytic philosophy of religion,

• Politics of ineffability,

• Philosophy of religion and ecology,

• Reparations and responsibility,

• Global critiques of American political theology and public discourse on religion,

• Non-human beings and worlds, and

• Hannah Arendt

Although proposals for individual papers will be given due consideration, we encourage proposals for prearranged "papers sessions" (i.e., an entire session with a designated group of presenters) on these or other topics that will be of interest to philosophers of religion. Proposals have a much greater chance of acceptance if they are written so as to be accessible to philosophers with no expertise on the particular topics or figures dealt with in the proposed paper, and they make very clear the central thesis and main line(s) of argument of the proposed paper.

Method: 
PAPERS
Process: 
Proposals are anonymous to chairs and steering committee members until after final acceptance/rejection
Comments: 
Although proposals for individual papers will surely be given due consideration, we also encourage proposals for prearranged sessions on the topics in our call or on other topics that will be of interest to philosophers of religion. Proposals have a much greater chance of acceptance if they are written so as to be accessible to philosophers with no expertise on the particular topics or figures dealt with in the proposed paper, and they make very clear the central thesis and main line(s) of argument of the proposed paper.
Leadership: 
ChairSteering Committee