British Society for the History of Philosophy 2018
‘Habit in the History of Philosophy’
University of Durham, April 10-12 2018
Call for Papers
Throughout the history of the discipline, philosophers have turned to habits in order to understand a very broad range of issues including, to name a few, education and ethics (the inculcation of the right habits for living well); psychology and the philosophy of mind (how habits of mind enable us to cognize the world as regular and ordered and to ascribe meaning to the world); epistemology (the role of mental habits in belief); the philosophy of action (are we responsible for actions that occur due to habitual processes?); and even in the philosophy of biology (what role do habitual or epigenetic processes play in heredity?). We invite scholars to submit symposium and individual paper proposals on topics related to habit from any period of the history of philosophy. We would like to include a broad spectrum of views on habit, and welcome papers on philosophers and/or areas of philosophy not traditionally represented.
If the author wishes, revised versions of accepted papers will be considered for inclusion in the volume Habit and the History of Philosophy to be published by Routledge.
Proposal submission Deadline: December 31st 2017
Decision by January 31st 2018