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Philosophy In The Wild

Experimental Workshops on Environmental Philosophy



Call for Abstracts:


Philosophy in the Wild invites abstract submissions for presentations for our third annual conference, 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. 

PhilWild's Maja Sidzińska will give a lecture titled, "A Philosophical Introduction to Leopold Kohr" to kick off the event.

From July 14th to 16th, 2023, participants will camp at Poe Paddy State Park in central Pennsylvania. Camping through July 17th is optional. Activities will include (though will not be limited to) presentations and discussions, both for our whole group and in small break-out groups, and hiking (optional). No prior camping experience is necessary. 


Please note that there will be a registration fee associated with participation in this conference to cover food and campsite fees. Philosophy in the Wild will work with participants to help arrange gear rentals if needed, the cost of which will be added to the registration fee. 


​This event is wheelchair accessible, although the campsite grounds include gravel. 


The event will follow the relevant local directives regarding Covid-19, and plans will be adjusted as needed. There are currently no restrictions on outdoor events.


Please contact with any inquiries.


*Environmental philosophy includes, but is not exhausted by, the following themes:

  • Environmental ethics; environmental aesthetics

  • Environmental political philosophy; environmental justice

  • Environment and capitalism

  • Postdevelopment and postcolonial theories

  • Philosophy of nature and metaphysics

  • Environment and social identities, including disability, indigeneity, race, queer ecologies, and ecofeminism

  • Social ecology and ecoanarchism

  • Climate change; sustainability; future generations

  • Urban ecology 

  • Environment and technology

  • Environment and religion

  • Animal ethics and critical animal studies

  • Environment and human flourishing


Abstracts should be approximately 500 words. Please submit your abstract in .pdf format, prepared for anonymous review, to In the body of the email, please include your name, university affiliation, and paper title. Submissions from members of groups underrepresented in philosophy are especially encouraged.


Submission deadline: February 1, 2023


Decisions announced: April 1, 2023


Dates of conference: July 14-16, 2023


Organized by: Philosophy in the Wild 


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 Gadomski

Mike is a graduate student at the University of Pennsylvania. He works at the intersection of metaethics and political philosophy, particularly global justice.


Zachary Agoff

Zach is a graduate student at the University of Pennsylvania. He works primarily on early modern metaphysics, ethics, and, in particular, their intersection.

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