2022

APA conferences

2022 Eastern APA Division Conference

(January)
Society for Philosophy of Emotion Affiliated Group Session Day, January TBA, 2022, 0:00 -00:00 p.m. (3 hours total) (Eastern Time) (Unconfirmed) Book Symposium: Marta Benenti, Expressiveness: Perception and Emotions in the Experience of Expressive Objects
Location: Montreal, Quebec
Abstract: A natural landscape can look serene, a shade of colour cheerful and a piece of music might sound heartrending. Why do we ascribe affective qualities to objects that can't entertain psychological states? The capacity that objects, and especially artworks, have to express affective states is a bizarre phenomenon that needs to be clarified in numerous respects. Philosophers are still struggling with the phenomenon of expressiveness being a matter of imagination, perception, or mnemonic association, and usually do not agree on the role that emotions and human bodily expressions play in it. Benenti questions the main theories that populate the aesthetics domain using the tools of philosophy of mind. This study deals with crucial debates concerning seeing-in, cognitive penetration, the relation between phenomenal character and representational content and between emotions and expressions. It aims at providing a viable account of the experience we have of expressive properties by casting light on its fundamentally perceptual nature. The outcome is an empirically informed and critical overview of a topic which has been rather neglected in the philosophy of mind. The book will be of interest to scholars of the philosophy of mind, aesthetics, the cognitive sciences, and psychology.
Book Symposium Schedule:
Chair: TBA (TBA)
00:00 – 00:10: Book Synopsis, Marta Benenti (University of Eastern Piedmont, Italy)
00:10 – 00:25: First Commentary, Becko Copnehaven (Washington University in St. Louis, MO)
00:25 – 00:40: Second Commentary, María José Alcaraz León (Universidad de Murcia, Spain)
00:40 – 00:55: Third Commentary, Jay Odenbaugh (Lewis and Clark College, OR)
00:55 – 01:10: Fourth Commentary, Matteo Ravasio (Peking University, China)
01:10 – 01:25: Fifth Commentary, Yujia Song (Salisbury University, MD)
01:25 – 01:30: Short Break
01:30 – 02:00: Author’s Response, Marta Benenti (University of Eastern Piedmont, Italy)
02:00 – 03:00: Audience Questions for Author and Panel of Commentators
Note to Critics: Please note that the order of presenters may change depending on the comments that will be submitted, which should be emailed to all the participants (just so we’re all on the same page) by November 30, 2021 using the group email thread set-up by Cecilea. We also ask that you submit the final drafts of your comments to the Journal of Philosophy of Emotion, to be peer reviewed and published as a part of a book symposium in the 2022 summer or winter issue, no later than February 29, 2022. Your symposium paper should be approximately 3,000 words. Finally, please let Cecilea know if you will need a copy of Marta Benenti's book. She will be contacting the publisher to request review copies. Note to Author: We ask that you submit your response to your commentators to all the participants (just so we’re all on the same page) by December 31, 2022 using the group email thread set-up by Cecilea. We also ask that you submit the final drafts of your précis and response to the Journal of Philosophy of Emotion, to be peer reviewed and published as a part of a book symposium in the 2022 summer or winter issue, no later than February 29, 2022. Your symposium précis should be between 1,500-3,000 words, and we will leave it to you to determine the length of your response. Note to Presenters: You should make sure that you are a member of the SPE at the time of the conference and that you also register for the 2022 Eastern APA conference (which may be more cost effective if you are also a member). SPE Dinner/Social Event: The SPE will reserve seats at a local restaurant for a group dinner for some time during the APA conference. Reservations will be made for all participants unless you have notified Cecilea Mun that you will not be able to attend. Please contact her regarding any dietary restriction, and please note that all participants will be responsible for their own bill.

Society for Philosophy of Emotion Social Event

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2022 Central APA Division Conference

(February)
Society for Philosophy of Emotion Affiliated Group Session Day, February Date, 2021, 00:00 a.m./p.m.-00:00 p.m. (3 hours total) (Central Time) (Unconfirmed) Book Symposium: Michelle Maiese and Robert Hanna, Mind-Body Politics
Location: Chicago, IL
Abstract: Political philosophy of mind integrates work in philosophy of mind and emancipatory political theory. On the philosophy of mind side, The Mind-Body Politic draws from existing research on the essential embodiment theory and enactivism, together with work from Jan Slaby, John Dewey, Pierre Bourdieu, and J.J. Gibson. On the emancipatory political theory side, it draws from the work of Kant, Schiller, Frankfurt, and Foucault. The authors begin with the claims that human minds are necessarily and completely embodied, enactive, social, and environmentally embedded. Their central thesis is that social institutions partially determine and shape our essentially embodied minds, and thereby fundamentally affect our lives. To illustrate and support this thesis, they examine social institutions in contemporary neoliberal societies, specifically higher education and mental health practice. Although these social institutions shape our essentially embodied minds in a destructive way, it is possible to create social institutions that are more constructive and liberating. According to the authors’ proposed enactive-transformative principle, enacting salient changes in the structure and complex dynamics of a social institution produces corresponding salient changes in the structure and complex dynamics of the essentially embodied minds of the participants.
Book Symposium Schedule:
Chair: TBA (TBA)
00:00 – 00:10: Book Synopsis, Michelle Maiese (Emmanuel College in Boston, MA) and Robert Hanna (Independent Scholar)
00:10 – 00:25: First Commentary, Mason Cash (University of Central Florida)
00:25 – 00:40: Second Commentary, Alan Jurgens (Independent Scholar/University of Wollongong, Australia)
00:40 – 00:55: Third Commentary, Joseph Shieber (Lafayette College, PA)
00:55 – 01:10: Fourth Commentary, Ali Teymoori (Helmut Schmidt University, Germany)
01:10 – 01:25: Fifth Commentary, Leor Zmigrod (University of Cambridge, England)
01:25 – 01:30: Short Break
01:30 – 02:00: Author’s Response, Michelle Maiese (Emmanuel College in Boston, MA) and Robert Hanna (Independent Scholar)
02:00 – 03:00: Audience Questions for Author and Panel of Commentators Note to Critics: Please note that the order of presenters may change depending on the comments that will be submitted, which should be emailed to all the participants (just so we’re all on the same page) by December 31, 2021 using the group email thread set-up by Cecilea. We also ask that you submit the final drafts of your comments to the Journal of Philosophy of Emotion, to be peer reviewed and published as a part of a book symposium in the 2022 summer or winter issue, no later than March 31, 2022. Your symposium paper should be approximately 3,000 words. Finally, please let Cecilea know if you will need a copy of Michell and Bob's book. She will be contacting the publisher to request review copies. Note to Author: We ask that you submit your response to your commentators to all the participants (just so we’re all on the same page) by January 31, 2022 using the group email thread set-up by Cecilea. We also ask that you submit the final drafts of your précis and response to the Journal of Philosophy of Emotion, to be peer reviewed and published as a part of a book symposium in the 2022 summer or winter issue, no later than March 31, 2022. Your symposium précis should be between 1,500-3,000 words, and we will leave it to you to determine the length of your response. Note to Presenters: You should make sure that you are a member of the SPE at the time of the conference and that you also register for the 2022 Central APA conference (which may be more cost effective if you are also a member). SPE Dinner/Social Event: The SPE will reserve seats at a local restaurant for a group dinner for some time during the APA conference. Reservations will be made for all participants unless you have notified Cecilea Mun that you will not be able to attend. Please contact her regarding any dietary restriction, and please note that all participants will be responsible for their own bill.

2022 Central APA Division Conference

(February)
Society for Philosophy of Emotion Affiliated Group Session Day, February Date, 2021, 00:00 a.m./p.m.-00:00 p.m. (3 hours total) (Central Time) (Unconfirmed) Book Symposium: Lisa Kretz, Ethics, Emotion, Education, and Empowerment
Location: Chicago, IL
Abstract: Universities teach courses in ethics, but do they teach students how to be ethical in practice? Lisa Kretz’s Ethics, Emotion, Education, and Empowerment explores the ways that philosophical ethics are currently taught and argues that dominant approaches fail to adequately support ethical action, in part because emotions are all too often ignored or repressed in university classrooms. In isolation, abstract theoretical content fails to motivate. The ability to reason through an ethical dilemma does not, by itself, of necessity impact ethical action. Empowered action requires intentional emotional engagement. Kretz argues that part of the reason affective pedagogy fails to get sufficient uptake is due to the operations of oppression. There is a long history of the reason-emotion dualism undermining recognition of the necessary and valuable epistemic roles emotions play in moral life, and serving as a political tactic to undermine the experience of oppressed groups. This impoverishes ethical pedagogy because it is to the detriment of their ability to teach ethics in a comprehensive way and strips the potential of supporting students to enact their own reflectively held ethical beliefs and values. Using the example of the environmental crisis, Kretz makes a case for supporting students as engaged activists aware of their capacity to ethically change the world.
Book Symposium Schedule:
Chair: TBA (TBA)
00:00 – 00:10: Book Synopsis, Lisa Kretz (University of Evansville, IN)
00:10 – 00:25: First Commentary, Melissa Burchard (University of North Carolina, Asheville)
00:25 – 00:40: Second Commentary, Mercy Corredor (University of Michigan)
00:40 – 00:55: Third Commentary, Eric MacTaggart (University of Illinois at Chicago)
00:55 – 01:10: Fourth Commentary, Jose Victor Orón (SLAM University and UpToYou Foundation)
01:10 – 01:25: Fifth Commentary, Elizabeth Whiting Pierce (Wake Forest University, NC)
01:25 – 01:30: Short Break
01:30 – 02:00: Author’s Response, Lisa Kretz (University of Evansville, IN)
02:00 – 03:00: Audience Questions for Author and Panel of Commentators Note to Critics: Please note that the order of presenters may change depending on the comments that will be submitted, which should be emailed to all the participants (just so we’re all on the same page) by December 31, 2021 using the group email thread set-up by Cecilea. We also ask that you submit the final drafts of your comments to the Journal of Philosophy of Emotion, to be peer reviewed and published as a part of a book symposium in the 2022 summer or winter issue, no later than March 31, 2022. Your symposium paper should be approximately 3,000 words. Finally, please let Cecilea know if you will need a copy of Lisa's book. She will be contacting the publisher to request review copies. Note to Author: We ask that you submit your response to your commentators to all the participants (just so we’re all on the same page) by January 31, 2022 using the group email thread set-up by Cecilea. We also ask that you submit the final drafts of your précis and response to the Journal of Philosophy of Emotion, to be peer reviewed and published as a part of a book symposium in the 2022 summer or winter issue, no later than March 31, 2022. Your symposium précis should be between 1,500-3,000 words, and we will leave it to you to determine the length of your response. Note to Presenters: You should make sure that you are a member of the SPE at the time of the conference and that you also register for the 2022 Central APA conference (which may be more cost effective if you are also a member). SPE Dinner/Social Event: The SPE will reserve seats at a local restaurant for a group dinner for some time during the APA conference. Reservations will be made for all participants unless you have notified Cecilea Mun that you will not be able to attend. Please contact her regarding any dietary restriction, and please note that all participants will be responsible for their own bill.

Society for Philosophy of Emotion Social Event

Name(Host), Monday, February TBA, 2022, Time TBA (Central Time)

2022 Pacific Division APA

(April)
Society for Philosophy of Emotion Affiliated Group Session Day, April TBA, 2022, 0:00 -00:00 p.m. (3 hours total) (Pacific Time) (Unconfirmed) Book Symposium: Author, TBA
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia
Abstract: E-Co-Affectivity: Exploring Pathos at Life's Material Interfaces is a philosophical investigation of affectivity in various forms of life: photosynthesis and growth in plants, touch and trauma in bird feathers, the ontogenesis of human life through the placenta, the bare interface of human skin, and the porous materiality of soil. Combining biology, phenomenology, Ancient Greek thought, new materialisms, environmental philosophy, and affect studies, Marjolein Oele thinks through the concrete, living places that show the receptive, responsive power of living beings to be affected and to affect. She focuses on these localized interfaces to explain how affectivity emerges in places that are always evolving, creative, porous, and fluid. Every interface is material, but is also “more” than its current materiality in cocreating place, time, and being. After extensively describing the effects of the milieu and community within which each example of affectivity takes place, in the final chapter Oele adds a prescriptive, ethical lens that formulates a new epoch beyond the Anthropocene, one that is sensitive to the larger ecological, communal concerns at stake.
Book Symposium Schedule:
Chair: TBA (TBA)
00:00 – 00:10: Book Synopsis, Marjolein Oele (University of San Francisco, CA)
00:10 – 00:25: First Commentary, William Edelglass (Marlboro College, VT)
00:25 – 00:40: Second Commentary, Susi Ferrarello (California State University)
00:40 – 00:55: Third Commentary, Jea Sophia Oh (West Chester University, PA)
00:55 – 01:10: Fourth Commentary, Shaila Wadhwani-Greenhalgh (Marquette University, WI)
01:10 – 01:25: Fifth Commentary, Shilo Whitney (Fordham University, NY)
01:25 – 01:30: Short Break
01:30 – 02:00: Author’s Response, Marjolein Oele (University of San Francisco, CA)
02:00 – 03:00: Audience Questions for Author and Panel of Commentators Note to Critics: Please note that the order of presenters may change depending on the comments that will be submitted, which should be emailed to all the participants (just so we’re all on the same page) by February 28, 2022 using the group email thread set-up by Cecilea. We also ask that you submit the final drafts of your comments to the Journal of Philosophy of Emotion, to be peer reviewed and published as a part of a book symposium in the 2022 summer or winter issue, no later than May 31, 2022. Your symposium paper should be approximately 3,000 words. Finally, please let Cecilea know if you will need a copy of Marjolein's book. She will be contacting the publisher to request review copies. Note to Author: We ask that you submit your response to your commentators to all the participants (just so we’re all on the same page) by March 31, 2022 using the group email thread set-up by Cecilea. We also ask that you submit the final drafts of your précis and response to the Journal of Philosophy of Emotion, to be peer reviewed and published as a part of a book symposium in the 2022 summer or winter issue, no later than May 31, 2022. Your symposium précis should be between 1,500-3,000 words, and we will leave it to you to determine the length of your response. Note to Presenters: You should make sure that you are a member of the SPE at the time of the conference and that you also register for the 2022 Central APA conference (which may be more cost effective if you are also a member). SPE Dinner/Social Event: The SPE will reserve seats at a local restaurant for a group dinner for some time during the APA conference. Reservations will be made for all participants unless you have notified Cecilea Mun that you will not be able to attend. Please contact her regarding any dietary restriction, and please note that all participants will be responsible for their own bill.

Society for Philosophy of Emotion Social Event

Name(Host), Monday, April TBA, 2022, Time TBA (Central Time)