CfA: 60th WCPA, September 27–29, 2024, Saskatoon

Western Canadian Philosophical Association

60th Annual Meeting

27-29 September 2024 hosted by

University of Saskatchewan

First Call for Abstracts

This year the WCPA will be in conjunction with 9th annual meeting of the Canadian Society for Environmental Philosophy/ Société Canadienne de Philosophie Environnementale.

The University of Saskatchewan Philosophy Department’s Annual Murray Lecture, will also be delivered on Friday, 27 September.

Keynote Speakers: TBA

Submissions on any topic in academic philosophy are welcome. Submissions should be in the form of extended abstracts (500-750 words). They should give a clear idea of the central theses defended, and, more importantly of the arguments to defend them. Please include indicative bibliography (max. 3-6 items) and 3-5 keywords. Full papers can also be submitted but should include an abstract. Final papers should be a maximum of 3500 words (presentable in 25-30 minutes), and must be made available for commentators by 14 September.

Electronic submissions as attachments to your email, in .rtf, .doc, or .pdf, anonymised for refereeing. Include your name, email address, and academic affiliation (if applicable) in your email. To be eligible for the student prize, mention student status. If you are interested in commenting on a paper, please email

Email submissions to by June 30, 2024, with file name <ABSTRACT – last name – title>, e.g., <ABSTRACT – Nietzsche – Why I am so great>.

Proposals for panels with 3-5 speakers, on any topic in philosophy. Papers do not need to be submitted. Panel proposals can be in any format, such as Author-meets-Critic or Symposia. Please ensure that proposed speakers are able to attend the conference prior to submitting. Panels will be allocated time slots of 2 hours 15 minutes or 3 hours 30 minutes, depending on number of participants.

Colloquium papers and panels/symposia on environmental topics may be submitted for presentation either on the WCPA main program or the program of the CSEP/SCPE, but will automatically be considered for presentation on both programs. Please indicate if you are submitting with the CSEP/SPCE in mind at the top of your abstract. The CSEP will be awarding a Student Essay Prize, so if you are a student, please indicate this.