Tuesday, February 28, 2012

SDSU Undergrad Conference

The San Diego State University's Philosophy Department is pleased to announce the very first San Diego State Undergraduate Conference in Philosophy located right here in San Diego. The focus of this year's conference will be on Philosophy in Contemporary Life.

Possible questions addressed: What is the purpose of philosophy in contemporary life? How is philosophy informed by contemporary culture? How can philosophy affect contemporary life? What are some philosophical issues present in the contemporary world?

Keynote Speaker:
Dr. Noël Carroll,
Distinguished Professor of Philosophy
CUNY Graduate Center

Paper submissions:
Please prepare your abstract of no more than 150 words for blind review and submit electronically, along with a cover letter including name, title and institutional affiliation to sdsuphilconfug@gmail.com by March 23rd. Applicants will be notified of decisions in early-April.

Department of Philosophy | San Diego State University | 5500 Campanile Drive San Diego, CA 92182-6044
Conference Contacts: mark.wheeler@sdsu.edu and paras.nikolas@gmail.com

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Calvin College Undergrad Philosophy Conference (4th Annual)

Keynote speakers: Cornell philosophers Jill North and Ted Sider. On Friday the 4th, Dr. North will kick off the conference with “The Structure of a Quantum World.” Dr. Sider will conclude the conference with “Against Parthood.”

Calvin’s undergraduate philosophy conference is a two-day event held each year to promote excellence in philosophy. In addition to keynote lectures from leading contemporary philosophers, the conference provides students an opportunity to present and receive rigorous feedback on their own work in the form of formal comments from a peer and Q&A.

• Participants: The conference is free of charge and open to the public.
• Papers: Accepting papers on all topics in philosophy.
• Lodging: Calvin students offering to host visiting students.
• Contact: For further questions about the conference, please contact Chad McIntosh: cam39@students.calvin.edu

Submission deadline is March 15th. Acceptance notification is April 1st. All papers are subject to blind review.
• Include detachable title paper with name, title, and institution affiliation. The paper itself should include only the paper title. Submit papers as attachments in pdf/word.doc format to Chad McIntosh: cam39@students.calvin.edu
• Papers should be prepared to be read within 30-45 minutes.