The Third Annual Lehigh University Conference in Philosophy
Metaphors in Use
Thursday October 8—Friday 9, 2015
Keynote speakers: Elizabeth Camp, Rutgers University | Bryan Van Norden, Vassar College | Lynne Tirrell, UMass, Boston
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
Metaphors do heavy lifting in philosophical thinking. Many of us take it for granted that you can’t get something from nothing, time flows, good building projects require good foundations, music has movement, rafts can’t be built at sea, minds are like computers and cognition has architecture, etc. Cashing out metaphors can have interesting consequences for the positions they undergird, and important questions arise regarding how we are to understand arguments from metaphor. We invite submissions that address issues relating to the roles metaphors play in philosophical argumentation, especially aspects of specific arguments from metaphor, evaluating their success, consequences, and power. We also seek submissions that address broader issues of the nature of metaphors and their place in philosophical work.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: JUNE 30, 2015
Electronic Submissions of detailed abstracts (750-1000 words) should be in Word or pdf format. Reading time for presented papers is 30 minutes. Send abstracts to firstname.lastname@example.org with “LU conference submission” as subject. Please include in body of e-mail your name, paper title, institutional affiliation, and contact information.
The conference series has been made possible through the generosity of an anonymous Lehigh University alumnus, to whom we are most grateful.
Department of Philosophy