CFP: Issues in Philosophy of Memory

July 10-13, 2017

University of Cologne, Germany

Conference Abstract: Philosophizing about memory is as old as philosophy itself. Despite the long tradition of inquiry, the philosophy of memory was until recently not recognized as an area of research in its own right. In recent years, however, the situation has changed markedly, and an increasing number of philosophers now count themselves as specialists in or active contributors to the philosophy of memory. The philosophy of memory is well on its way to taking form as a distinct, coherent area of research, with a recognized set of problematics and theories.

Possible paper topics include, but are by no means limited to:

  • The Concept of Memory
  • The Metaphysics of Memory
  • Memory, mind, and meaning
  • Memory and the Self
  • Memory and Time
  • The Social Dimension of Memory
  • The Epistemology of Memory
  • Memory and Morality
  • History of Philosophy of Memory

Invited Speakers: Felipe de Brigard (Duke University), Dorothea Debus (University of York), Jorge Fernández (University of Adelaide), Kourken Michaelian (University of Otago), Denis Perrin (Université Grenoble Alpes), Sarah Robins (University of Kansas), Mark Rowlands (University of Miami), John Sutton (Macquarie University), Markus Werning (Ruhr University Bochum)

Abstract Submission: Please submit abstracts to Ms. Sibel Schmidt ( by March 15, 2017. Abstracts should be no longer than 600 words. Notification of acceptances will be sent by April 10, 2017.

Travel assistance: Travel assistance is available for early career scholars.

Organizer: Sven Bernecker, Humboldt Professor of Philosophy, University of Cologne,