FUTURE APA SESSIONS

All 2021 APA Conferences Will Be Virtual

2021 Eastern APA Division Conference

(January)
Society for Philosophy of Emotion Affiliated Group Session Tuesday, January TBA, 2021, 7:00 -10:00 p.m. (3 hours total) (Unconfirmed) Title: Book Symposium: Andreas Elpidorou, Propelled: How Boredom, Frustration, and Anticipation Lead Us To The Good
Location: Online
Abstract: Many of our endeavors—be it personal or communal, technological or artistic—aim at eradicating all traces of dissatisfaction from our daily lives. They seek to cure us of our discontent in order to deliver us a fuller and flourishing existence. But what if ubiquitous pleasure and instant fulfillment make our lives worse, not better? What if discontent isn't an obstacle to the good life but one of its essential ingredients? Propelled makes a lively case for the value of discontent and illustrates how boredom, frustration, and anticipation can be good for us. Weaving together stories from sources as wide-ranging as classical literature, social and cognitive psychology, philosophy, art, and video games, Propelled shows that these psychological states aren't unpleasant accidents of our lives. Rather, they illuminate our desires and expectations, inform us when we find ourselves stuck in unpleasant and unfulfilling situations, and motivate us to furnish our lives with meaning, interest, and value. Boredom, frustration, and anticipation aren't obstacles to our goals—they are our guides, propelling us into lives that are truly our own. Author Meets Critics Schedule:

Chair:  Rick A. Furtak (Colorado College)
10:00 – 10:10: Book Synopsis, Andreas Elpidorou (University of Louisville, Kentucky)
10:10 – 10:25: First Commentary, Valerie Gray Hardcastle (Northern Kentucky University, KY) 

10:25 – 10:40: Second Commentary, David Fajardo Chica (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico) 

10:40 – 10:55: Third Commentary, Francisco Gallegos (Wake Forest University) 

10:55 – 11:10: Fourth Commentary, Arina Pismenny (University of Florida) 

11:10 – 11:25: Fifth Commentary, Filippo Contesi  (University of Barcelona, Spain)  
11:25 – 11:30: Short Break 

11:30 – 12:00: Author’s Response, Andreas Elpidorou (University of Louisville, Kentucky)

12:00 – 1:00: Audience Questions for Author and Panel of Critics 
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, 2020 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 2021 summer or winter issue, no later than February 29, 2021. Your symposium paper should be between 1,500-3,000 words. Finally, please let Cecilea know if you will need a copy of Andreas Elpidorou'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, 2021 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 2021 summer or winter issue, no later than February 29, 2021. 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 2021 Eastern APA conference (which may be more cost effective if you are also a member).

2021 Central APA Division Conference

(February)
Society for Philosophy of Emotion Affiliated Group Session Day, Month Date, 2021, 00:00 a.m./p.m.-00:00 p.m. (3 hours total) (Confirmed/Unconfirmed), Online Title: “Cultures of Shame”
Location: Online Chair: Krista Thomason (Swarthmore College, PA)
00:00 a.m. – 00:20 a.m.: “Discovering A Pandemic Culture of Shameless and Recovering Morality for Symbiosis: An Asian Ecofeminist Perspective,” Jea Sophia Oh (West Chester University of Pennsylvania, PA) (20 minutes)
00:20 a.m. – 00:55 a.m.: Audience Q&A (35 minutes)
00:55 a.m. - 01:00 a.m.: 5 Minute Break 01:00 a.m. – 01:20 a.m.: "Epistemic Shame in English Only Latinx American," Lucia M. Munguia (William Patterson University of New Jersey, NJ) (20 minutes)
01:20 a.m. –01:55 a.m.: Audience Q&A (35 minutes)
01:55 a.m. - 02:00 a.m.: 5 Minute Break 02:00 a.m. – 02:20 a.m.: “Configuring Smart-shaming in the Philippines,” Hazel T. Biana (De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines) (20 minutes) 02:20 a.m. – 02:55 p.m.: Audience Q&A (35 minutes) 02:55 a.m. – 3:00 a.m.: SPE Announcements Note to Presenter: We ask that you submit your your paper drafts in order to make them available before the session by January 1, 2021. Your paper should be approximately 8,000 words.
Note to ALL participants: 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 2021 Central APA conference (which may be more cost effective if you are also a member).

2021 Central APA Division Conference

(February)
Society for Philosophy of Emotion Affiliated Group Session Day, Month Date, 2021, 00:00 a.m./p.m.-00:00 p.m. (3 hours total) (Confirmed/Unconfirmed), Online Title: Book Symposium: Michael Cholbi, Grief: A Philosophical Guide
Location: Online
Abstract: Despite its centrality to the human experience, grief has received only sporadic and unsystematic attention from philosophers. Grief: A Philosophical Guide provides the first comprehensive philosophical theory of grief, outlining its nature and ethical significance. Chapter One proposes that we grieve for those in which we have invested our practical identities. Thus, grief is not limited to loved ones or intimates, and can extend to role models, political leaders, artists, even one’s enemies. This account of whom we grieve for explains why grief is a selective response to the deaths of others and how grief is experienced not only as a loss to the self but as a (partial) loss of the self. Chapter Two takes up the question of the nature of grief as an emotional state. I argue that grief is best understood as an emotionally-laden activity in which attention is directed at the loss of the bereaved’s relationship with the deceased as it was. The third and fourth chapters address what I call the paradox of grief: Grief involves painful affective states, and yet seems valuable or worthwhile enough to recommend it. This paradox can be circumvented, for grief provokes a ‘crisis’ in practical identity that enables a good (substantial self-knowledge), the pursuit of which provides a context in which the pain or suffering associated with grief can be experienced as attractive or desirable. In Chapter Five, I propose that the rationality of grief is primarily backward-looking, measured in terms of the emotional appropriateness, both qualitative and quantitative, of a grief episode to its object. Chapter Six defends a moral duty to grieve rooted in a self-regarding duty of self-knowledge whose fulfillment promotes self-respect, rational self-love, and effective rational agency. The seventh and final chapter advocates for skepticism about the medicalization of grief in the form of a grief-specific mental disorder. Grief: A Philosophical Guide depicts grief as an opportunity to restore hope and a sense of meaningful agency in the face of those deaths that disrupt both our hopes and our agency. Author Meets Critics Schedule:
Chair: Rachel Fredricks (Ball State University, IN)
00:00 – 00:10: Book Synopsis, Michael Cholbi (University of Edinburgh, Scotland)
00:10 – 00:25: First Commentary, David Beisecker (University of Nevada, Las Vegas)
00:25 – 00:40: Second Commentary, Carolyn Garland (Syracuse University, NY)
00:40 – 00:55: Third Commentary, Purushottama Bilimoria (University of Berkeley, CA; University of Melbourne, AU)
00:55 – 01:10: Fourth Commentary, Travis Timmerman (Seton Hall University, NJ)
01:10 – 01:25: Fifth Commentary, Aaron Ben-Ze’ev (University of Haifa, Israel)
01:25 – 01:30: Short Break
01:30 – 02:00: Author’s Response, Michael Cholbi (University of Edinburgh, Scotland)
02:00 – 03:00: Audience Questions for Author and Panel of Critics 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, 2020 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 2021 summer or winter issue, no later than March 31, 2021. Your symposium paper should be between 1,500-3,000 words. Finally, please let Cecilea know if you will need a copy of Andreas Elpidorou'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, 2021 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 2021 summer or winter issue, no later than March 31, 2021. 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 2021 Eastern APA conference (which may be more cost effective if you are also a member).

2021 Pacific Division APA

(April)
Society for Philosophy of Emotion Affiliated Group Session Saturday, April 03, 2021, 6:00-9:00 p.m. (3 hours total) (Unconfirmed), Online Title: Book Symposium: Cecilea Mun, Interdisciplinary Foundations for the Science of Emotion

Author Meets Critics Schedule:
Chair: Jing Hu (Concordia University, Montreal, CA)
00:00 – 00:10: Book Synopsis, Cecilea Mun (Independent Scholar)
00:10 – 00:30: First Commentary, Owen Flanagan (Duke University, NC)
00:30 – 0:50: Second Commentary, Alycia LaGuardia-LoBianco (Grand Valley State University, MI)
0:50 – 1:10: Third Commentary, Michelle Maiese (Emannual College, MA)
1:10 – 1:30: Fourth Commentary, Michael Deckard (Lenoir-Rhyne University, NC)
1:30 – 1:40: Short Break
1:40 – 2:20: Author’s Response, Cecilea Mun (Independent Scholar)
2:20 – 3:00: Audience Questions for Author and Panel of Critics Note to Critics: Please note that the order of presenters may change. Cecilea will provide a copy of the book by November 30, 2020 or earlier (this may be a final pre-production draft). We also ask that you submit your commentaries for the 2021 Pacific APA to the author no later than February 29, 2021, and to submit the final draft of your commentary to the Journal of Philosophy of Emotion, to be peer reviewed and published as a part of a book symposium in the 2021 summer or winter issue, no later than April 30, 2021. Your symposium paper should be between 1,500-3,000 words, and appropriately revised for a book symposium. Examples can be found in the current and inaugural issue of the JPE: www.jpeonline.org. 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 27, 2021. 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 2021 summer or winter issue, no later than April 30, 2021. 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 2021 Eastern APA conference (which may be more cost effective if you are also a member).