Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Appalachian Regional Student Philosophy Colloquium

CALL FOR UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE PAPERS

The Philosophy Department and the Philosophy Club at East Tennessee State University present

4th Annual
Appalachian Regional Student Philosophy Colloquium
East Tennessee State University

Date: March 18 – 19, 2011

Keynote speaker: Dr. Stephen Stich, Professor of Philosophy and Cognitive Science, Rutgers University

Papers are now being accepted for both undergraduate and graduate presentations. All papers will be evaluated by blind review process. At the conference, the Keynote speaker will choose the best presentation from the undergraduate and graduate categories, awarding a $50 prize for each. A limited number of hotel accommodations may be available at a discounted price.

Papers on any philosophical topic are welcome. Papers should be approximately 10 pages, or 20 minutes presentation time. The papers should not contain any identifying information.

Abstracts should be one paragraph, approximately 150 words, double spaced, and should be attached to the paper. The abstracts should not contain any identifying information.

Cover Sheets should be on a separate sheet, and should contain the author’s name, the title of the paper, institutional affiliation, address, phone number, and e-mail address.

The deadline for papers submitted electronically is February 4th, 2011.

Papers submitted as hard copy must be postmarked by February 1st, 2011.

Notification of acceptance will occur by February 18th, 2011.

Please send submissions to, or request further information from:
E-mail: etsuphilosophyconf@gmail.com

Dr. David Harker
Dept. of Philosophy and Humanities
P.O. Box 70656
Johnson City, TN 37614

North Carolina Philosophical Society

The North Carolina Philosophical Society announces its call for papers for its upcoming meeting on February 25 & 26, 2011 at Appalachian State University.

The keynote speaker will be Walter Sinnott-Armstrong, Chauncey Stillman Professor in Practical Ethics at Duke University.

Papers in any area of philosophy designed for a presentation time of about 20-30 minutes are welcome. Further details including submission instructions can be found at the NCPS website at: http://www.northcarolinaphilosophicalsociety.org/

Undergraduate submissions are again strongly encouraged, and there will be a $175 prize for the best paper submitted by an untenured faculty member, a $125 prize for the best graduate student paper, and a $100 prize for the best undergraduate paper.

Mid-Hudson Valley Undergraduate Philosophy Conference

Call for Papers: Mid-Hudson Valley Undergraduate Philosophy Conference
April 15-16
Marist College
Poughkeepsie, NY

The Department of Philosophy & Religious Studies at Marist College
will host the first Mid-Hudson Valley Undergraduate Philosophy
Conference on April 15-16, 2011. Undergraduates are encouraged to
submit papers on any topic in philosophy. The keynote address will be
given by Robert Kraut (Ohio State University).

Submissions: Please send papers of no more than 3,000 words by
February 1, 2011.
We prefer that papers be sent electronically by
attachment in PDF or MS Word format to: James Snyder
(james.snyder@marist.edu).

The program will be announced in early March.

North Shore Undergraduate Philosophy Conference

North Shore Undergraduate Philosophy Conference
Theme: Philosophy and Science

The Third Annual North Shore Undergraduate Philosophy Conference will be
held at Gordon College in Wenham, Massachusetts on Saturday, April 2nd,
2011. Dr. Alisa Bokulich, Director of the Center for the History and
Philosophy of Science at Boston University will be the keynote speaker. Her
paper is entitled: Is Pluto a Planet? Folk Concepts and Natural Kinds in
Astronomy. The theme for this year's conference is Philosophy and Science.
Papers from all areas concerning the relation of philosophy and science are
welcome; including: philosophy and technology, bioethics, science and
method, religion and science, science and laws of nature, metaphysics and
science, realism and anti-realism, gender and science, the implications of
neuroscience for ethical theory, etc.

Submissions will be accepted from undergraduate students only. Full papers,
not exceeding 3000 words and accompanied by a 150 word abstract, must be
received by February 1, 2011.
All submissions must be prepared for blind
review and thus must contain no identifying information.

Submit papers either electronically to mark.gedney@gordon.edu
or by mail to Prof. Mark Gedney, Philosophy
Department, Gordon College, Wenham, MA 01984

While the conference is free and open to the public, pre-registration is
required. Please either download and return the registration form found at
our website ‹ http://faculty.gordon.edu/hu/pl/NShoreUndergradconf.cfm ‹ or
contact us directly at mark.gedney@gordon.edu

Assoc. Prof. Mark D. Gedney, Chair
Philosophy Department
Gordon College
255 Grapevine Road
Wenham, MA 01984
978.867.4867
mark.gedney@gordon.edu

HBU Inagural Philosophy Conference: The Virtue Revolution

CALL FOR PAPERS

HBU INAUGURAL PHILOSOPHY CONFERENCE

THE VIRTUE REVOLUTION: THE HISTORY OF VIRTUE IN PHILOSOPHY AND THEOLOGY

APRIL 8-9, 2011

Keynote Speaker: David Solomon (University of Notre Dame)

The Philosophy Department at HBU invites papers addressing the topic of virtue in the history of philosophy and theology. We welcome papers on the role of virtue in ethics, aesthetics, epistemology, theology and the history of philosophy. In addition, we will happily consider papers on any philosophical topic. The Philosophy Department at HBU encourages papers from both analytic and continental traditions.

To submit a paper, please send an abstract of between 150-300 words to Dr. Jeff Green at jgreen@hbu.edu. Abstracts should be in an electronic format and prepared for blind review. Participants will have 30-40 minutes to present their papers.

The deadline for submission is January 31, with notification of acceptance by March 1.

In an effort to support excellence in undergraduate philosophy education, some sessions have been reserved for undergraduate paper submissions. Undergraduate students are encouraged to apply by sending a completed paper by January 31 to jgreen@hbu.edu. We are happy to announce that two stipends of $250 each will be available for the best undergraduate papers submitted. Please indicate in your submission that you would like to be considered for this award. HBU students are not eligible for this award.

Dr. David Solomon, W.P. and H.B. White Director of the Center for Ethics and Culture at Notre Dame, will be the keynote speaker. His first address, titled “The Virtue Revolution: Moral Philosophy and Cultural Change,” will be on Friday, April 8 at 7:00 pm. The second, titled “Can Virtue Guide Action?,” will be on Saturday, April 9 at 11:30 am. Both talks will be in Belin Chapel on the campus of Houston Baptist University.

Questions? Contact Jeff Green at jgreen@hbu.edu