Wednesday, October 31, 2012

CFP: Midsouth (Undergraduate Sessions)

Midsouth Undergraduate
Philosophy Conference



Saturday, February 16, 2013


The University of Memphis Undergrad Philosophy Circle announces the continuation of our annual undergraduate conference. Keeping with the vast tradition of Philosophy, we will be accepting papers on all topics, new traditions and old. Given the broad field of topics, we encourage everyone who participates to have an open mind and a desire to learn about the ideas and interests of fellow undergrad philosophers.
The undergrad conference will be held at Rhodes College in conjunction with the Midsouth Philosophy Conference, giving undergraduates the opportunity to participate in the larger philosophical community.
Conference Style
In our usual style, papers selected for presentation by the conference committee may be read aloud, paraphrased, or otherwise presented with or without the use of aids (PowerPoint, whiteboard, etc.). Presentations should be limited to 20 minutes, in order to give adequate time for questions and discussions (some papers may be eligible for an extended presentation).
Submission Guidelines
Papers should:
(1) be 3000 words or under
(2) include a cover letter stating the author's name, institution, mailing address, telephone number, and email
Please send emails to: The President of the Philosophy Circle, Christopher O'Neill at
There is no fee for the conference but papers must be received by January 15 in order to be considered.
Please contact the faculty advisor, Hoke Robinson at

Click here for travel directions to Rhodes College.
Click here for a map of the campus.
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CFP: Georgia Student Philosophy Symposium

Call for Papers
Annual Georgia Student Philosophy Symposium
Saturday April 6, 2013
Keynote speaker: Professor Alastair Norcross - Department of Philosophy, University of Colorado

Undergraduate and graduate students in all disciplines encouraged to submit their work on any philosophical topic.
PRIZES: Authors of the best graduate and undergraduate papers will each receive a prize valued at approximately $100.

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).  Submissions must not exceed 3750 words (roughly 25 minutes reading time). 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 affiliation
5. Regularly checked email address

Authors should email their submission as a Word or PDF attachment to cyoung24(at) 

Deadline:  Papers must be received no later than January 20, 2013.  Notification of acceptance will be emailed by February 25, 2013.

Official rules and further details available online at
For any questions (including queries from students traveling from outside the area who may need overnight accommodations) - contact Carson Young at cyoung24(at) 
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 at Georgia State University
Posted by Andrew I. Cohen, aicohen(at)

CFP: Online Ethics Conference (Coastal Carolina)

Full CFP and Details HERE. Submission deadline: Feb. 1.

Monday, October 8, 2012

CFP: Ephemeris (Union College)

Call for undergraduate papers

Ephemeris is an undergraduate journal of philosophy that is student-run and 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.

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

For more information about Ephemeris and submission guidelines, please visit our website at <>.

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

Submission deadline is extended to February 11th, 2013.

CFP: 17th Annual Pacific University Undergraduate Philosophy Conference


April 19-20, 2013
Pacific University
Forest Grove, Oregon

Keynote talk, “Facts from Fictions,” by Peter Kivy (Rutgers University)

The 17th annual Pacific University Undergraduate Philosophy Conference will be held April 19-20, 2013 on the campus of Pacific University, in Forest Grove, Oregon. The purpose of this conference is to provide a forum for the presentation of philosophical work of undergraduates to their peers. Papers are required to be of philosophical content, but there are no specific restrictions on subject matter within the arena of philosophical discussion itself. Papers should be approximately 3000 words (10-12 pages). Electronic submissions, including paper and abstract (Word documents), should be sent to:

Submission deadline is February 1, 2013. Final decisions will be made by February 28, 2013. Volunteers for session chairs are also welcome. Selected papers from the conference will be published in Volume 4 (2013) of the journal Res Cogitans <> .

This is strictly an undergraduate conference, with only undergraduates allowed on the conference program. The single exception is the keynote speaker. Past keynotes speakers have included: Paul Churchland, Hilary Putnam, John Searle, Keith Lehrer, Catherine Elgin, John Perry, Hubert Dreyfus, Jerry Fodor, Alvin Plantinga, Cora Diamond, and James Sterba. This year’s keynote talk will be by Peter Kivy (Rutgers University).

The conference schedule will be as follows:
Friday, April 19:
Conference banquet 6:00-7:30pm

Saturday, April 20:
 Breakfast 7:00-8:00am;
Paper sessions 8:00-11:15;
Keynote talk 11:30-1:00;
Conference luncheon 1:00-2:15;
Paper sessions 2:15-6:15.

Travel and lodging information can be found by going to the conference web site at:

Registration costs: $40, payable at the conference. Three meals will be provided: Friday night banquet, Saturday breakfast and lunch.

For further information, contact Professor Boersema via email ( or by phone (503 352 2150) or at the address below:

Dept. of Philosophy, Pacific University, 2043 College Way, Forest Grove, OR 97116

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

CFP: Webster University Annual Undergraduate Philosophy Conference (St. Louis)

Webster University
Annual Undergraduate
Philosophy Conference

·       Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri
·       April 6th, 2013
·       Keynote Speaker TBA
·       Papers on any philosophical topic welcome!
·       No limit on length (20-30 minutes presentation time)
·       Submissions due by Friday, February 22nd
(notifications by Monday, March 3rd)
·       Send all submissions to:
·       Papers subject to blind review – remove all identifying information from body of paper and include a cover page with name, institution, email address, and an abstract of no more than 400 words

CFP: 16th Annual Northeast Florida Student Philosophy Conference

16th Annual Northeast Florida Student
Philosophy Conference

Conference Theme:          Metaethics
Keynote Speakers:            William Fitzpatrick (Rochester)
                                                Sarah McGrath (Princeton)
Conference Location:      University of North Florida,
                                                Jacksonville, FL
Conference Date:              March 2, 2013
We welcome high quality submissions from both undergraduate and graduate students in ethics (broadly construed). Papers in metaethics will be given special consideration, but papers in ethical theory, applied ethics, and comparative ethics are also encouraged.
Submission Requirements:
Papers should be no more than 3000 words (approx. 12 pages) excluding notes. They must be prepared for blind review and must include, on a separate cover sheet, all of the following information:
• Paper title
• Author’s name
• Institutional affiliation & student status
• E-mail address
• A short abstract (no more than 150 words)
Submission Deadline:      January 1, 2013

Reviewers Needed: Stance (Ball State)

Stance seeks undergraduate philosophy students to serve as external reviewers. This is an exciting pre-professional learning opportunity. Reviewers hone their writing, researching, and reviewing skills by serving on a groundbreaking journal. Reviewers must have advanced undergraduate experience in philosophy, strengths in writing and editing, and the self-motivation necessary to complete work by given deadlines. As such, in addition to this application form, one letter of recommendation is required.

Chosen reviewers will be given one of two opportunities. Most will be External Reviewers and will be responsible for reviewing one or two papers in late January. A few will be invited to serve as Assistant Editorial Board Members on our review teams. Assistant Editorial Board Members will consider approximately twenty papers over winter break. All reviewers receive training material that explains what is expected in the formal review. Reviewers will also be credited in both the print and electronic versions of the journal.

Interested undergraduates, please provide us with the following information:
Name of School:
Year in School:
Philosophy Courses Taken:
What is your specialty or concentration?
What experience do you have that would qualify you for this project?
What goals do you have that working on Stance will support?
What, in your opinion, are the makings of a good philosophy paper?

The undergraduate applicants should:
(1) return an application providing the information requested above questions to (include "External Reviewer Application" as the subject heading) and
(2) arrange for a philosophy professor to send a letter of recommendation to (include "LOR" as the subject heading for recommendation letter).
For more information see

Deadline: Friday, October 26, 2012