Friday, December 31, 2010

Sophia: U. of Victoria's Undergrad Journal

Call For Submissions

The University of Victoria’s Undergraduate Journal of Philosophy, Sophia Vol. XIV

Exceptional undergraduate works are now being accepted for the 14th Edition of Sophia, on all philosophical topics. The due date for submissions for this issue is January 30th, 2011. This issue will feature an interview with Dr. Anjan Chakravartty and Dr. Alvin Plantinga.

For more information, please e-mail

"Freedom, Free Will & Belief" WCUPA

“Freedom, Free Will & Belief”

To be held
Saturday, February 26, 2011
9:00 am to 4:30 pm

Keynote Speaker: To Be Announced

Submissions in all areas of philosophy from graduate and undergraduate students are welcome. This year we encourage papers focused especially on the topics of Freedom, Free Will, and Belief. Paper submissions should not exceed 25 minutes for presentation (approximately 2,500 words).

Please send submissions, formatted for blind review, with a cover page indicating your name, institution, and paper title to or All paper submissions should be in .doc, .docx, or .pdf format.

DEADLINE: January 15, 2011

Friday, December 17, 2010


Ephemeris is a student-run undergraduate journal of philosophy that is dedicated to publishing exceptional undergraduate writing grounded in the distinct value and interest of the philosophical endeavor.

Contributions: Contributions are solicited in all areas of the philosophical discipline. Contributions should take the form of essay, article, or short note. Review articles are welcome. Please include a short abstract describing the thesis of the paper and main conclusions. Generally the length should be no greater than 25 pages.

Format: All work must be submitted as electronic copy in standard Word (doc or docx), OpenOffice or RTF format. Do not submit PDF. Please use footnotes, not endnotes. Suitable stylistic guides are the MLA standard or the Chicago Manual. Simultaneous submission is acceptable on the conditions of notification at the time of submission and immediate notification if the paper is accepted elsewhere.

Be sure to include your name, postal and email address, and the university or college in which you are enrolled as an undergraduate.

Email: Please send your work and any correspondence to You should receive a confirmation of receipt in a matter of days.

Date: The next issue of Ephemeris will be the 2011 edition.

Submission deadline is February 15, 2011.

We have a limited number of copies of our 2010 issue available on request.

For more information about Ephemeris, please visit our website at

Monday, December 13, 2010

Stance: An International Undergraduate Philosophy Journal

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Stance: An International Undergraduate Philosophy Journal

Deadline: Friday, December 17, 2010

Stance is unique as it is produced and edited solely by
undergraduates. By using external reviewers we provide feedback on
every submission and often require substantive changes prior to
publication. Stance mirrors the process of review and publication of
professional philosophy journals.

Submission Guidelines:
Stance welcomes papers concerning any philosophical topic. Current
undergraduates may submit a paper between 1500 and 3500 words in
length (footnotes may extend the word limit 500 words at most). Stance
asks that each undergraduate only submit one paper for the journal per
year. Unnecessary technicality should be avoided. Strive to reach the
widest possible audience without sacrificing clarity or rigor. Papers
are evaluated on the following criteria: depth of inquiry, quality of
research, creativity, lucidity, and most importantly, originality.

Submission Procedures:
• Manuscripts should be in Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) format and
sent as an attachment to
• Manuscripts should be double-spaced (including quotations, excerpts,
and footnotes).
• The right margin should not be justified.
• To facilitate our anonymous review process, submissions are to be
prepared for blind review. Include a cover page with the author’s
name, affiliation, title, and email address.
• Papers, including footnotes, should have no other identifying
• Footnotes should follow Chicago Manual of Style. Examples are on our
website under Notes for Contributors.
• Please use American spellings and punctuation, except when directly
quoting a source that has followed British style.


Deadline: Friday, December 17, 2010

Stance seeks reviews of monographs, anthologies, and secondary sources
in any area of Philosophy. Reviews may be 750-1000 words. Books
reviewed must be currently in print and not part of public domain.
Stance prefers reviews of books used in a class the reviewer is
currently taking or has recently completed.

Submission Guidelines:
-Review authors must currently be undergraduates
-Reviews should be (i) double-spaced (including quotations, excerpts,
and footnotes), (ii) in Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) format, and
(iii) sent as an attachment to
-To facilitate our anonymous review process, submissions are to be
prepared for blind review. Include a cover page with the author's
name, affiliation, title, and email address. Papers, including
footnotes, should have no other identifying markers.
-Footnotes should be kept to a minimum and follow Chicago Manual of
Style. For more on proper footnoting see “Footnote Style” at
-Please use American spellings and punctuation, except when directly
quoting a source that has followed British style.

Recommended Format:
People read book reviews to discover if they want to read a particular
book. As such, a good book review provides a quick overview of the
main ideas in the text. Also helpful is an account of how the book
fits into or engages an on going philosophical debate. While not
required, a compare and contrast approach can be useful to demonstrate
both the main ideas and unique positioning of a book.

An overview for a book review is good when it is broad and concise,
including all and only the main points of the text. A good book review
evaluates the text and deploys an argument regarding how successful
the book is in achieving its goals. This may, but need not, involve
substantive disagreement with the argumentation found in the text.
Many reviews will be best when they (i) begin with any important
background information (e.g. author biography), (ii) provide a summary
of the contents of the book, and (iii) end with the reviewer’s

The voice in book reviews must be obvious; readers should easily
differentiate between the ideas of the book’s author from those of the
reviewer. Book reviews for Stance should be accessible to the widest
audience possible without sacrificing clarity or rigor. Avoid
unnecessary technical or elevated language.


Thursday, December 9, 2010

CFP: Sapere Aude: The College of Wooster Philosophical Journal

'Sapere Aude', as used in Immanuel Kant's Essay, "What is Enlightenment?" means 'Dare to Know.' This phrase exemplifies the mission of Sapere Aude. Our aim is to facilitate intellectual discovery by encouraging students to reason independently and to explore unfamiliar philosophical territory.

We invite undergraduate students to submit philosophical papers in all areas of philosophy. The papers should exhibit independent thought and exemplify a deep understanding of a philosophical issue.

Papers sent to Sapere Aude for consideration of inclusion must adhere to the following:

1) Each entry should be prepared for blind review and must have a title page containing the author’s name, college or university, and year. (No other identifier should be present within the paper).
2) All entries should be no longer than 20 pages and may include footnotes as a supplement to the text.
3) Paper format: one inch margins, double spaced, 12 pt. font, Times New Roman, and should adhere to an accepted style of citation.
4) All pages, except the title page, should be numbered.
5) All entries should be submitted as an electronic copy (.Doc only, please) to

Please send any questions to
Deadline for Submission: January 15th, 2011

Qualia: Bard's Undergraduate Philosophy Journal

Qualia, Bard College's first undergraduate philosophy journal, is seeking submissions in the hope of producing its spring 2011 issue. We will accept essays on any topic in philosophy. If you know of any students who would be interested in submitting to us, we kindly ask that you forward this letter to them. Qualia's goal is to promote outstanding scholarship in undergraduate philosophy and to give students an opportunity to display their work to others. Reviews are name-blind. The submission deadline is March 1, 2011. Students need not be majoring in philosophy to submit.

Submission guidelines:
Students who wish to submit should send their essay as a .doc attachment to Submissions should be double-spaced in size 12 font and should not exceed 15 pages. To keep reviews anonymous, papers should include--as a separate attachment--a cover page with the paper's title and the author's name, college or university, and email address. The author's name should not appear on any other part of the paper. Papers require a bibliography, and we accept both MLA and Chicago citation styles.

Qualia is also seeking undergraduate reviewers to assist in selecting submissions for its Spring 2011 issue. We ask that professors pass this information along to any students whom they believe would be interested. Requests for an application should be sent to (the application deadline is March 1).

Kevin Powell
Editor, Qualia
Bard College
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

Dowling College (NY) Undergraduate Philosophy Conference

Oakdale, Long Island, New York, April 8th, 2011

In order to increase student awareness of and interest in philosophy, and to encourage contributions to the scholarly community, Dowling College Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies invites students to submit papers relating to any philosophical topic or period. Authors of accepted papers will be given the opportunity to present their work at Dowling College’s first undergraduate philosophy conference.

Deadline for Submissions: January 15th, 2011

Submission Guidelines:

1. Although papers must relate to a philosophical topic or period, that does not mean that other areas, such as psychology, sociology, neurology, biology, etc., are excluded. As long as the paper engages with its topic in a philosophical manner you are more than welcome to submit the paper. Presenters should plan on having 15 minutes to present their work (approx. 8-10 pages long). Time limits will be strictly enforced.
2. Attach a copy of your submission in .doc or .docx format to an email, and send it to Adam Kohler at and Christian Perring at Within the email, please include your name, email address, and college/university that you are affiliated with.
3. Please do not include your name on your paper, so that it may be reviewed “blind” by a committee of conference organizers.
4. Authors whose papers are accepted will be notified by Feb 15, 2011.
5. When you submit your paper, please indicate whether you would be interested acting as a discussant for another speaker's paper.

Please remember that you do not have to be a philosophy major to submit a paper! All currently enrolled undergraduates are welcome to submit their work.

The Rudolph Campus of Dowling College is located in Oakdale, NY. This is 50 miles from NYC, and 25 minutes walk from the Oakdale LIRR train station.

For more information contact Adam Kohler at

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

CFP: The Interlocutor

The Interlocutor: Sewanee Philosophical Review is pleased to announce its most recent volume and its first call for high quality undergraduate essays for its upcoming volume.

The call for essays and instructions for submissions can be viewed at

The most recent volume is available at

CFP: Dialectic issue on "Art and Literature"

I am writing on behalf of Dialectic – York University’s undergraduate
philosophy journal, I would like to ask for articles for the next issue.

The theme of the next issue - which will be released just after Easter
2011, will be ‘Art and Literature’ so if you have anything to write about
aesthetics or about a philosophical theme in or interpretation of the work
of a specific artist or author we would love to hear from you.

There are two lengths of essay we will accept – under 1000 words and under
1500 , we will publish three 1000 word essays and two 1500 word essays – so
there is a greater chance of the shorter essays being published but more
chance to develop a point in the longer ones . The deadline for submissions
is Friday 21st January
. Articles can be submitted to

You can find more information and old issues on our website at I look forward to reading your articles.

Sara Osborne
Editor, Dialectic

8th Annual Intermountain West Graduate Philosophy Conference

8th Annual Intermountain West Graduate Philosophy Conference

April 7-9, 2011; Hosted by the University of Utah Department of Philosophy

Keynote: Michael Thompson
Plenary: Justin McBrayer

We invite submissions of quality papers by graduate students (first-rate undergraduate papers may be considered). Papers from any field in mainstream philosophy are accepted, and should be limited to 4,000 words. Sessions will be scheduled in 1-hour blocks and will include commentary and time for Q & A.

Submission deadline: January 15, 2011
I. Cover letter, including
-Presentation title
-Author's name
-Institutional affiliation
-Topic area of paper (e.g., ethics, metaphysics, philosophy of basket-weaving, etc.)
-Contact information (email and telephone number)

II. Paper should be prepared for blind review, accompanied
by an abstract (150 words max.), and submitted in .doc
or .pdf format.

III. Please send all submissions and questions to

Annual Student Philosophy Symposium, Georgia State University

Call for Papers: Annual Student Philosophy Symposium - Saturday March
19, 2011.

Keynote speaker: Professor Marcia Baron (Philosophy, Indiana
University) - "Reflections on the Standard of the Reasonable Person in
Criminal Law"

Undergraduate and graduate students in all disciplines encouraged to
submit their work on any philosophical topic.

Scope: Original papers on any philosophical topic from graduate and
undergraduate students are welcome. The conference format will be
symposium-style: each session will include presentation/reading,
commentary, and brief Q&A/discussion period. Undergraduate and
graduate authors will be selected for presentation.

Prizes: One prize valued at $100 will be awarded to the most
outstanding paper by a graduate student. Another prize valued at $100
will be awarded to the most outstanding paper by an undergraduate
student. Prizes may take the form of books of the winner's
choice.Winners will be selected on the basis of philosophical content/
insight, clarity of written expression, and general appeal to a
student audience.

Submission Requirements: Papers must be prepared for blind review
(i.e., no author-identifying information or notes in the body of the
paper, only on the cover page). Papers should not exceed twenty-five
minutes presenting time (3750 words). When submitting, please include
the following in the body of the email:

1. Author's name
2. Paper/presentation title
3. Brief abstract (~100 words describing topic discussed in paper)
4. Academic status (undergraduate/graduate), major, university
5. Regularly checked email address

Submissions that fail to include all of the above will not be
accepted. No more than one submission per author will be considered.
Authors should email their submission as a Word or PDF attachment to
Kyle Hirsch at Students who attend a
school with a local chapter of Phi Sigma Tau must be members at the
time of the symposium.

Deadline: Papers must be received no later than January 20, 2011.

Notification of acceptance will be emailed by February 21, 2011.
Authors accepted for presentation may be asked to comment on another

Sponsored by the Zeta Chapter (Georgia) of Phi Sigma Tau, The Center
for Ethics - Student Forum, and The Jean Beer Blumenfeld Center for
Ethics, all of Georgia State University

Contact Andrew I. Cohen ( or Kyle Hirsch
( w/ queries.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Midsouth Undergraduate Philosophy Conference

The University of Memphis UNDERGRADUATE PHILOSOPHY CONFERENCE will have parallel sessions (with the Midsouth Philosophy Conference). Please encourage students to attend and submit papers. Papers in any area are welcome. Submissions must not exceed a length of 3000 words, and must include a cover letter stating the author's name, university or college, mailing address, telephone number and email address. Send two printed copies to:

Undergraduate Philosophy Conference
Department of Philosophy
327 Clement Hall
University of Memphis
TN 38152

Papers for the Undergraduate Philosophy Conference must be postmarked by January 10. Direct questions to the president of the Undergraduate Philosophy Club, Anne Marie Pence.

More info here: