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Call for Proposals

This Section invites proposals on the following topics:

  • Immortality

  • Free will

  • Levinas and history

  • The violence of metaphysics

  • Hannah Arendt and Jewish philosophy

  • Race and religion

  • Kant

  • How/Why does Buddhism matter for philosophy of religion?

  • Atheistic religious experience

  • Testimony

  • Wittgensteinian accounts of religious language

  • Genealogy and suspicion

  • Why and how to teach the philosophy of religion?

Although proposals for individual papers will surely be given due consideration, we also encourage proposals for prearranged sessions on these or other topics that will be of interest to philosophers of religion. Proposals have a much greater chance of acceptance if they are written so as to be accessible to philosophers with no expertise on the particular topics or figures dealt with in the proposed paper, and they make very clear the central thesis and main line(s) of argument of the proposed paper.


This Section analyzes the interface between philosophy and religion, including both philosophical positions and arguments within various specific religious traditions and more generalized philosophical theories about religion. We include in our purview not only traditional topics of Western philosophy of religion but also those arising from non-Western traditions and from the study of religion in a comparative context.

Anonymity of Review Process

Proposer names are anonymous to Chairs and Steering Committee members until after final acceptance or rejection.


Michael Rea
University of Notre Dame
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Ludger Viefhues-Bailey
Le Moyne College
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Method of Submission


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