CFP: SPSL at the Pacific APA, 2018

The Society for the Philosophy of Sex and Love

CALL FOR PAPERS

Panel session for SPSL, to be held as part of the group meeting program of the Pacific Division of the American Philosophical Association, March 28 – April 1, 2018, at the Westin Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter.

Papers on any topic related to the philosophy of sex and love are welcome.

Papers should be no more than 3000 words (excluding endnotes and references), so that they can be read or delivered within 20-25 minutes. Submit electronic copies (in pdf format) of papers prepared for anonymous review to Patricia Marino at pmarino@uwaterloo.ca by September 1, 2017.

For more information about the Society, see our webpage at http://www.philosophyofsexandlove.org/

For more information about the Pacific APA meeting, see here: http://www.apaonline.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=800534&group=

Questions? Email Patricia Marino at pmarino@uwaterloo.ca

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CFP: SPSL at Pacific APA, 2017

The Society for the Philosophy of Sex and Love

CALL FOR PAPERS

Panel session for SPSL, to be held as part of the group meeting program of the Pacific Division of the American Philosophical Association, 4/12/2017 to 4/15/2017, at the Westin Hotel in Seattle WA.

Papers on any topic related to the philosophy of sex and love are welcome.

Papers should be no more than 3000 words (excluding endnotes and references), so that they can be read or delivered within 20-25 minutes. Submit electronic copies (in pdf format) of papers prepared for anonymous review to Patricia Marino at pmarino@uwaterloo.ca by September 1, 2016.

For more information about the Society, see our webpage at http://www.philosophyofsexandlove.org/

For more information about the Pacific APA meeting, see here: http://www.apaonline.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=660715

Questions? Email Patricia Marino at pmarino@uwaterloo.ca

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SPSL at the Pacific APA 2016, San Francisco

We have two great sessions coming up at the Pacific APA meeting in San Francisco! Here are all the details — and below, you can also see some other sessions of possible interest to SPSL members. You can find information about the Pacific APA meeting here. Hope to see everyone there!

SPSL SESSIONS

Society for the Philosophy of Sex and Love, Session 1, Wednesday, March 30, 2016, 6:00 – 9:00
Topic: African Philosophy, Sex, and the Family
Jason van Niekerk (University of Pretoria),  “African Communitarianism and a Novel Account of the Harm of Homosexuality (in Heterosexist Societies)”
Mark Tschaepe (Prairie View A&M University), “Family and the Free Market: Heteronormativity, African Ontologies, and Womanism”
Bernard Matolino (University of KwaZulu-Natal), “On Being Gay and Un-African”
Society for the Philosophy of Sex and Love, Session 2, Friday, April 1, 2016, 7:00 – 10:00
Luke Brunning (Oxford University), “‘The One’ and the Many: Phantasy and a Critique of Non-monogamy”
Shaun Miller (Marquette University), “BDSM, Consent, and Human Flourishing: A Sketch for the Possibility of Ethical Degradation”
Gary Foster (Wilfrid Laurier University), “What Matters in Love: Reflections on the Relationship Between Love and Persons in Parfit”
Arina Pismenny (The Graduate Center, CUNY), “Why Love Is Not a Moral Emotion”
OTHER SESSIONS OF POSSIBLE INTEREST
Society for LGBTQ Philosophy, Session 1, Thursday, March 31, 6:00 – 9:00
Topic: Decolonial Erotics and the Coloniality of Gender I
Jingchao Ma (Villanova University), “‘T and P’ Relation in China: The Impossible Lesbian Desire That Resists Visibility, Time, and Globalization”
Fernanda Belizario (Universidade de Coimbra), “Brazilian Travestis as Queer Postcolonial Subject: Theoretical Insights on Intimacy and Border Thinking”
Xhercis Mendez (California State University, Fullerton), “Reframing the ‘Privileges’ of Gender Towards a Decolonial Social Erotics”
Daphne Taylor-García (University of San Diego), “The Coloniality of Sexuality and Being”
Society for Philosophy and Disability, Session 2, Friday, April 1, 2016, 7:00-10:00
Topic: Sex and the Disabled Citizen
Cheryl Cohen Greene (Independent Scholar),“Bridging the Gap Between Political Philosophy and Sexology: Towards the Sexual Empowerment of People with Disabilities”
Kevin Mintz (Stanford University), “Enabling Sex on Screen and Social Media: Do Images of People with Disabilities as Sexual Beings Affect Political Constructions of Disability?”
Raymond Aldred (McGill University), “Rethinking Care, Intimacy, and Sexual Citizenship with Disability in Mind”
Society for LGBTQ Philosophy, Session 2, Saturday, April 2, 6:00 – 9:00
Topic: Decolonial Erotics and the Coloniality of Gender II
Claire Urbanski (University of California, Santa Cruz), “Ancestral Detention: Genocidal Logics, Settler Desire, and Dispossession in Life and Death”
Billy-Ray Belcourt (University of Alberta), “Ontological Murder: Queer Feelings in Colonial Times”
Stephanie Latella (York University), “Strange Bedfellows: Thinking Sexuality from the FLQ Crisis to Reasonable Accommodation”
Society for the Philosophy of Human Rights, Session 2, Saturday, April 2, 6:00 – 9:00
Topic: Author-Meets-Critics: S. Matthew Liao, The Right to Be Loved
Author: S. Matthew Liao (New York University)
Critics: Christian Barry (Australian National University)
Japa Pallikkathayil (University of Pittsburgh)
Leif Wenar (King’s College London)

 

CFP for SPSL at the Pacific APA, San Francisco CA 2016

The Society for the Philosophy of Sex and Love

CALL FOR PAPERS

Panel session for SPSL, to be held as part of the group meeting program of the Pacific Division of the American Philosophical Association, March 30- April 3, 2016, at the Westin St. Francis, San Francisco.

Papers on any topic related to the philosophy of sex and love are welcome.

Papers should be no more than 3000 words (excluding endnotes and references), so that they can be read or delivered within 20-25 minutes. Submit electronic copies (in pdf format) of papers prepared for anonymous review to Patricia Marino at by September 1, 2015. We will notify authors about acceptance no later than October 1.

For more information about the Society, see our webpage at http://www.philosophyofsexandlove.org/

For more information about the Pacific APA meeting, see here: http://www.apaonline.org/events/event_details.asp?id=322905

Questions? Email Patricia Marino.

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What’s New In Philosophy of Sex and Love, May 2015

Every so often we’re going to post a list of What’s New in Philosophy of Sex and Love. These are things from the past year or so that our members and friends are writing, and in some cases reading. This is the first installment. Enjoy! [UPDATED WITH NEW ENTRIES MAY 21, 2015]


Brake, Elizabeth, “Recognizing Care: The Case for Friendship and Polyamory,” Syracuse Law and Civic Engagement Journal, Issue 1 (2014).

Cahill, Ann J. “The Difference Sameness Makes: Objectification, Sex Work, and Queerness.” Hypatia 29 (4), 2014, 840-856.

Cahill, Ann J. “Recognition, Desire, and Unjust Sex.” Hypatia 29 (2), 2014, 303-319.

Cave, Eric M., “Manipulation and Unsavory Seduction,” in Manipulation, ed. by Christian Coons and Michael Eric Weber, New York: Oxford (2014): 176-200. [pdf available on request; email Prof. Cave]

Chiang, Howard, “Queering China: A New Synthesis,” GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies 20, no. 3 (2014): 353-378.

de Sousa, Ronald, Love: A Very Short Introduction, Oxford University Press, 2015

Gunnarsson, Lena, The Contradictions of Love: Towards a Feminist-Realist Ontology of Sociosexuality. London and New York: Routledge, 2014.

Hartwig, Mervyn, “All You Need is Love,” Journal of Critical Realism, Vol. 14 No. 2, April, 2015, 205–224.

Jenkins, Carrie, “Modal Monogamy,” to appear in Ergo; link to final draft.

Jenkins, Carrie, ‘What Is Love? An Incomplete Map of the Metaphysics’, to appear in the Journal of the American Philosophical Association; link to final draft.

Richardson, Scott, Gender Lessons: Patriarchy, Sextyping & Schools. Sense Publishers 2015. Sense Publishers; Amazon.

Shrage, Laurie and Robert Scott Stewart, Philosophizing About Sex Peterborough, Ont.: Broadview Press, 2015.

van Anders, Sari M. “Beyond Sexual Orientation: Integrating Gender/Sex and Diverse Sexualities via Sexual Configurations Theory.” Archives of Sexual Behavior (2015): 1-37.

SPSL at the Pacific APA, Vancouver, April 2015

Some great sessions coming up at the Pacific APA, April 2015!

Two sessions from SPSL, and some others of possible interest. Details below. Hope to see you all there!

Wednesday evening, April 1

G2J Society for the Philosophy of Sex and Love, Session 1

Topic: Sex and Disability
Chair: Andria Bianchi (University of Waterloo)
Speakers: Jami Anderson (University of Michigan-Flint)
“Consent, Sexual Desire, and Impairment”
Ruth Sample (University of New Hampshire)
“I See SPED People: Male Traits as Disability”
Raymond Aldred (McGill University)
“Thinking about Sex, Body, and Pleasure with Disability in Mind”

Saturday evening, April 4, 6:00pm

G9M Society for the Philosophy of Sex and Love, Session 2
Chair: Helga Varden (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Speakers: Cressida Heyes (University of Alberta)
“A Phenomenology of the Harms of Rape While Unconscious”
Hildur Kalman (Umeå Universitet)
“Faking—Feat or Self-deceit?”
Justin Leonard Clardy (University of Arkansas)
“On Tenderness”
Ann J. Cahill (Elon University)
“Unjust Sex Versus Rape”

Wednesday morning, April 1, 9:00am

1F Invited Symposium: Love and Relationships (main program)
Chair: Aida Roige Mas (University of British Columbia)
Speakers: Maren Behrensen (Linköpings Universitet)
“”Paradise by the Dashboard Light”: Romantic and Patriotic Ideologies”
Patricia Marino (University of Waterloo)
“Love and Economics: The Problem of Altruistic Preferences” [abstract]
Justin Clardy (University of Arkansas)
“Love, Obligation, and Contracts”

Friday evening, April 3, 7:00 pm

G7M Society for Lesbian and Gay Philosophy (group program)

Speaker: Esa Diaz-Leon (University of Manitoba)
“Is Sexual Orientation a Choice? A Response to Wilkerson”
Commentator: Raja Halwani (School of the Art Institute of Chicago)
Speaker: Andy Wible (Muskegon Community College)
“Why the Gay Moral Revolution Happened”
Commentator: Richard Nunan (College of Charleston)
Speaker: Bassam Romaya (University of Massachusetts Lowell)
“Homophobia and the Quandary of Anal Hazing”
Commentator: Raja Halwani (School of the Art Institute of Chicago)

Details at the Pacific APA conference website page here.

CFP: SPSL at the APA, Vancouver, 2015

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The Society for the Philosophy of Sex and Love

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

Meeting of SPSL to be held with the Pacific Division of the American Philosophical Association, April 1- April 5, 2015, at The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver.

Papers on any topic related to the philosophy of sex and love are welcome.

Papers should be no more than 3000 words (excluding endnotes and references), so that they can be read or delivered within 20-25 minutes. Submit electronic copies of papers (in .pdf or .doc format) to Patricia Marino at pmarino@uwaterloo.ca by September 1, 2014. We will notify authors whose papers are accepted no later than October 1.

For more information about the Society, see our webpage at http://www.philosophyofsexandlove.org/

For more information about the Pacific APA meeting, see here: http://www.apaonline.org/event/id/322900/2015-Pacific-Division-Meeting.htm

Questions? Email Patricia Marino at pmarino@uwaterloo.ca
Please forward and post widely! Thank you!

SPSL at the 2014 Pacific APA!

Hi everyone, the Society has two great sessions lined up for the 2014 Pacific APA in San Diego.  I hope to see you all there!

There are also other sessions of possible interest to SPSL members — I’ve listed them below.

Society for the Philosophy of Sex and Love (session 1)

Thursday Evening, April 17: 6:00–9:00 p.m.

Justin Leonard Clardy (University of Arkansas) “Exclusivity and Romantic Relationships”

Loren Cannon (Humboldt State University) “Firestonian Futures and Trans Affirming Presents”

Jessica Brophy (Lynchburg College) “Playing with Kant’s ‘Schema of the Supersensible’: The Poet and Poetry Reader in Sharon Olds’s Sexy, Gender-Sharing Sublime”

Society for the Philosophy of Sex and Love (session 2)

Saturday Evening, April 19: 6:00–9:00 p.m.

Robin Zheng (University of Michigan) “A Case Against Racialized Sexual Preferences: Why Yellow Fever Isn’t Flattering”

Lowell Herr (California State Polytechnic University, Pomona) “Pornography and Liberal Justice”

Shari Collins (Arizona State University) “Sex with Strangers: Benefits of Online Sex Site Hook-Ups”

Also of interest:

Wednesday Morning, April 16: 9:00 a.m.–noon
Colloquium: Gender and Sexual Oppression
9:00–10:00 a.m.
Chair: Sharon Crasnow (Norco College)
Speaker: Richard Dean (California State University–Los Angeles) “Shunning Sexual Harassers” Commentator: Cynthia Stark (University of Utah)

10:00–11:00 a.m.
Chair: Loren Cannon (Humboldt State University)
Speaker: Gina Schouten (Illinois State University) “Is the Gendered Division of Labor a Problem of Distribution?”
Commentator: Ann Levey (University of Calgary) 11:00 a.m.–noon

11:00 a.m.–noon
Chair: Jessica Brophy (Lynchburg College)
Speaker: Erica Holberg (Utah State University) “Self-Respect, Responsibility, and the Unenlightened Sex”
Commentator: Susan Castro (Wichita State University)

Friday Afternoon, April 18: 1:00–4:00 p.m.

Colloquium: Love, Sex, and Marriage

1:00–2:00 p.m.
Chair: Luciana Garbayo (University of Texas–El Paso)
Speaker: Christopher Arroyo (Providence College) “Sex, Procreation, and the Conjugal View of Marriage: A Critique”
Commentator: Alex Rajczi (Claremont McKenna College)

2:00–3:00 p.m.
Chair: Sharyn Clough (Oregon State University)
Speaker: Ryan Fanselow (Wayne State University)
“The Value of Sex and the Wrongness of Rape” Susan Brison (Dartmouth College)
Commentator: Susan Brison (Dartmouth College)

3:00–4:00 p.m.
Chair: Justin Leonard Clardy (University of Arkansas)
Speaker: Monique Wonderly (University of California– Riverside)
“Love and Attachment: The Value of Self- Interestedness in Loving Relationships”
Commentator: Arina Pismenny (City University of New York– Graduate Center)

Friday Afternoon, April 18: 1:00–4:00 p.m.

Colloquium: Love and Friendship
1:00–2:00 p.m.
Chair: Prakash Chenjeri (Southern Oregon University)
Speaker: Michael Goerger (Central Washington University) “Friendship and the Ethics of Social Technology”
Commentator: Emily Barrett (California State University–Long Beach)

2:00–3:00 p.m.
Chair: Anna Day-Marshall (University of Wyoming)
Speaker: Ingrid Albrecht (Lawrence University) “Guard Jealously: A Defense of Exclusivity in Love”
Commentator: Elizabeth Sperry (William Jewell College)

3:00–4:00 p.m.
Chair: Antonio Chu (Metropolitan State University of Denver)
Speaker: Mark Alfano (University of Oregon) “The Friendship Model of Virtue”
Commentator: James Cool (California State University–Long Beach)