Annual Conference

Annual Conference 2018

Habit in the History of Philosophy

Location: University of Durham, April 12-14 2018


Keynote Speakers

  • Clare Carlisle (KCL)
  • Sara Heinämaa (Jyväskylä)
  • Karen Margrethe Nielsen (Oxford)
  • John Sellars (Royal Holloway)
  • Mark Sinclair (Roehampton)
  • Mark Wrathall (Oxford)

Call for Papers

Throughout the history of the discipline, philosophers have turned to habits in order to understand a very broad range of issues including, to name a few, education and ethics (the inculcation of the right habits for living well); psychology and the philosophy of mind (how habits of mind enable us to cognize the world as regular and ordered and to ascribe meaning to the world); epistemology (the role of mental habits in belief); the philosophy of action (are we responsible for actions that occur due to habitual processes?); and even in the philosophy of biology (what role do habitual or epigenetic processes play in heredity?). We invite scholars to submit symposium and individual paper proposals on topics related to habit from any period of the history of philosophy. We would like to include a broad spectrum of views on habit, and welcome papers on philosophers and/or areas of philosophy not traditionally represented.

If the author wishes, revised versions of accepted papers will be considered for inclusion in the volume Habit and the History of Philosophy to be published by Routledge.


Proposal submission Deadline: December 31st 2017 Decision by January 31st 2018

Submissions should be sent as an email attachment (in Word) to: Enable JavaScript to view protected content.">

Proposals for symposia should include:

  • Title of symposium
  • Symposium summary statement (maximum 500 words)
  • Titles and abstracts of papers (maximum 500 words for each paper)
  • Address of each participant, including e-mail, phone, and institution
  • Name and email of symposium organizer, who will serve as contact person

Proposals for papers should include:

  • name and address and email of the participant
  • title and abstract of the paper (maximum 500 words)

Dr Jeremy Dunham Assistant Professor in Philosophy, University of Durham

Dr Komarine Romdenh-Romluc Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, University of Sheffield