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.
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Philosophy in the Wild 2023 is coming up! For 2023 we are returning to Poe Paddy State Park in central Pennsylvania, and will be philoso-camping there from July 14 through July 17.
We are now accepting abstract submissions for our event, the theme of which is environmental philosophy, very broadly construed. In 2023, we aim to focus on the topics of globalism and localism. We will prioritize abstracts on this theme, though all abstracts related to environmental philosophy will be considered. This event is a small, outdoor, wifi-free (i.e., low-tech) event, focused on fostering philosophical community.
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About the Organizers
Maja is a graduate student at the University of Pennsylvania. She works primarily on the history and metaphysics of science, especially 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.