Philosophy In The Wild
Experimental Workshops on Environmental Philosophy
Philosophy is usually conducted within four walls: in lecture halls, offices, cafes, or homes; it is usually done with constant access to digital resources and digital distractions, as well. Could this way of doing philosophy be impacting what kind of philosophy is being done, or what kind of philosophical engagement is possible?
We think that taking philosophy outside of its usual fluorescent, wired context would open up new ways of theorizing our relation to the world, as well as create new ways of engaging with philosophy. Thus Philosophy in the Wild hosts outdoor and technology-free conferences and workshops. Our goal is to foster a more engaged and contemplative mode of doing philosophy.
All events follow any relevant Covid-19 directives.
Questions? Contact us!
Our 2022 conference will be held July 15-July 17; location and keynote speaker, TBA.
The CFA for our 2022 conference will go out in September 2021 on PhilEvents, the Liverpool list, DailyNous, and departmental channels.
Participants will meet for an outdoor, technology-free event. Activities will include (though will not be limited to) a keynote presentation, participant presentations, camping, and hiking (optional).
2022's event is funded by the Greater Philadelphia Philosophy Consortium.
About the Organizers
Maja is a graduate student at the University of Pennsylvania. She works primarily on metaphysics of science, especially metaphysics of biology.
Mike is a graduate student at the University of Pennsylvania. He works at the intersection of metaethics and political philosophy, particularly global justice.
Zach is a graduate student at the University of Pennsylvania. He works primarily on early modern metaphysics, ethics, and, in particular, their intersection.