Thursday, January 31, 2008

SSHE IAPRS conference call for papers

Here is a message from the organizer of the PASSHE Philosophy and Religion conference, which is being held at Indiana University of Pennsylvania this year. Papers should be 8-12 pages, to be read in 15-20 minutes. There are even prizes available. If you're interested in attending, see me for the flier and other information.

The twenty-first annual conference of the PA SSHE Interdisciplinary Association for Philosophy and Religious Studies will be held at IUP on April 11-12, 2008. The keynote speaker for the conference will be Jerry Massey from the University of Pittsburgh. The call for papers, which I sent earlier this year, is attached. The deadline is March 1, 2008. You will receive a hard copy of this message and the call for papers by snail mail in a week or so.

A block of rooms has been reserved for the conference at the Indiana Best Western Motel.

Indiana Best Western Motel
1545 Wayne Ave
Indiana, PA 15701
(724) 254-2471

Rooms there will cost $ 51.94 per room per night. For students, there is no registration fee, and the cost of their hotel rooms and will be covered by the association.

For those who are interested, other local hotels and Bed and Breakfasts include:

Holiday Inn
1395 Wayne Avenue
Indiana, PA 15701
$129.00 per night – single

Comfort Inn
1350 Indian Springs Road
Indiana, PA 15701
$98.96 + tax - single

Putt'r Sleep Inn (on the golf course)
515 Hamil Road
Indiana, PA 15701
$60.00 - single or double w/private bath

Brickhaven Bed & Breakfast
923 Church Street
Indiana, PA 15701
$95.00 + tax per night small room private bath
$115.00 + tax per night larger room with jacuzzi and private bath

Heritage House
209 South Sixth Street
Indiana, PA 15701
(most expensive on this list)

Scotts Motel
1411 Wayne Ave
Indiana, PA 15701
(724) 465-5571
(least expensive on this list)


If you have questions, you may email me at<>. I hope to see you at the conference.


Professor Carol Caraway

attachment: Call for papers

Friday, January 25, 2008

Philosophical funnies

The link below contains silly philosophy related stuff. It should, therefore, only be shared with those inclined toward philosophy; it will only confirm non-philosophers' impressions of you...

Friday, January 18, 2008

Undergraduate Conference CFP


Call for Papers

March 15, 2008

The 1st Annual Symposium at Scarborough

An undergraduate philosophy conference hosted by the Philosophy Club
at the University of Toronto at Scarborough

Keynote Speaker: Diana Raffman, University of Toronto
Conference Location: University of Toronto at Scarborough (UTSC)

The Philosophy Club at the University of Toronto Scarborough invites
submission of high quality papers in any area of philosophy for the
inaugural Symposium at Scarborough, an undergraduate philosophy
conference. Papers should be approximately 2000-3000 words, suitable
for presentation in 20 minutes, and accessible to philosophy students
at the undergraduate level. Each paper will be commented on by a UTSC
undergraduate, and there will be an opportunity for general

Please submit papers in pdf or rtf format to  Papers should be prepared for blind
review, with no identifying information in the paper itself. A cover
sheet, attached as a separate file, should contain author name, paper
title, address, school affiliation, email, phone number, word count,
and abstract of approximately 125 words.

We hope to be able to help defray travel expenses for presenters from
outside the Greater Toronto Area.

Submissions deadline: February 5.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

WVU Undergraduate Philosophy Conference, call for papers

Here's a nearby undergraduate conference, at WVU. From the call for papers (which is available from me if you send me an email):

Requirements: Each submission should include a 100 to 150 word abstract. Papers should be no more than 10 pages double-spaced. Please include a cover page with the paper's title, author's name, mailing address, e-mail, phone number, school affiliation, and word count. Please do not put any self-identifying information in the body of the paper because the papers will be sorted for blind review.


From: Allison Marie Lastinger []
Sent: Tuesday, January 15, 2008 2:06 PM
Subject: WVU Undergraduate Philosophy Conference, call for papers


The West Virginia University philosophy department will be hosting its second annual undergraduate philosophy conference April 4-5. Find attached the call for papers/announcement.

Undergraduates are asked to submit a paper on ANY topic in philosophy to<> by Feb. 15th.

Thank you,
Justin Snedegar, Conference Organization team

Undergraduate Conference Final CFP




FEBRUARY 16, 2008


The inaugural meeting of the Southeast Philosophy Conference is scheduled for Saturday, February 16, 2008, at Clayton State University in Morrow, Georgia.  Papers in any area are welcome.  There will be a $15 registration fee, payable at the conference.

Submissions must not exceed a length of 3000 words, and must include a cover letter stating the paper's title, author's name, university or college, mailing and email addresses, and telephone number.  Either email submissions to<> or send two printed copies to:

Southeast Philosophy Conference
                       Department of Communicative Arts & Integrative Studies
                       Clayton State University
                       Morrow, Georgia  30260

Papers must be received by January 28, 2008.  Notification of acceptance will be made via email by February 4, 2008.  Papers will be published in a Proceedings of the Conference.

Contact for questions:<>

Colorado Summer Seminar for Undergraduates

This looks like a great idea for any of you considering graduate school.  Participating in this kind of summer seminar would look very good on one's CV (resume), and it would probably be a lot of fun (well, philosophy-fun--which is as close to the real thing as anything gets).

For the ninth summer running, CU/Boulder will hold a three-week
intensive seminar for undergraduates considering graduate school in
philosophy. This summer's (rather broad) topic is Big Ideas in the
History of Philosophy. For more information, go to

or consult the details below.


*Colorado Summer Seminar in Philosophy* July 14th - Aug. 1st, 2008

The seminar is intended for outstanding undergraduates who are
considering graduate school in philosophy. The aim is to introduce
students to the atmosphere of a graduate-level seminar, giving them a
chance to explore their philosophical abilities and interests before
they commit to a graduate program.

In addition to offering the experience of a graduate seminar, we hope
participants will benefit from meeting other students with similar
interests and from interacting with prominent faculty in the field.
Seminars in previous summers have attracted students from all over the
country and abroad. All kinds of schools have been represented, from
prestigious to liberal arts colleges to major research universities. We
especially encourage applications from students who do not have the
opportunity to take high-level courses at their own institution, and
from students coming from institutions with modest reputations in the
philosophical community.

The class size will be 15-20. The course will be highly  intensive,
meeting five times a week for three weeks, for three hours a
day. The readings will be dense and difficult, and students will be
expected to participate extensively. Several papers will be required.
Applicants should have done substantial work in philosophy, including
exposure to contemporary analytic methods. Preference will be given to
students who have not yet applied to graduate programs.

Successful participants will receive three credit hours at the graduate
level, which may be applied either to undergraduate or to future
graduate study.

*Topic for 2008: Big Ideas in the History of Philosophy*

The topic of the Seminar changes every summer. In 2008, the Seminar's
topic will range widely over some of the most important ideas from the
history of philosophy. Likely topics include:

    * Ancient skepticism
    * Plato's Forms
    * Aristotelian hylomorphism
    * Cartesian substances
    * The analytic-synthetic distinction
    * Hedonism

and much, much more…..

*Summer in Colorado*

The seminar will take place on the campus of the University of Colorado
at Boulder. Located at the eastern edge of the Rocky Mountains, 25 miles
northwest of Denver, Boulder is perhaps the most attractive college
setting in the country. Participants will be encouraged to explore the
city of Boulder and the nearby mountains. Weekend outings will be organized.

*Participating Faculty*

The seminar will be jointly taught by the faculty of the Department of
Philosophy, with various guests. Scheduled participants include:

    * Dominic Bailey (Cambridge, Ph.D. 2004)
    * Robert Hanna (Yale, Ph.D. 1989)
    * Chris Heathwood (UMass, Ph.D. 2005)
    * Dan Kaufman (UMass, Ph.D. 2000)
    * Kathrin Koslicki (MIT, Ph.D. 1995)
    * Mitzi Lee (Harvard, Ph.D . 1996)
    * Robert Pasnau (Cornell, Ph.D. 1994)
    * Michael Tooley (Princeton, Ph.D. 1968)

along with

    * Rebecca Copenhaver, visiting from Lewis and Clark College
    * Christina van Dyke, visiting from Calvin College

*Tuition and Housing*

Tuition: $750

Housing: approximately $400


There is no application form.

Applicants should collect the following:

1. A cover letter including your name, mailing address, email
address, and an account of who you are and why you are interested in the

2. A letter of recommendation from  someone who has taught you

3. A copy of your college transcript. (Unofficial copies are fine.)

Mail this information to

Summer Seminar
Department of Philosophy
University of Colorado
232 UCB
Boulder, CO  80309-0232

To receive full consideration, applications should be received by April
1st. Decisions will be made within a month.

For more information, contact Robert Pasnau:

Monday, January 14, 2008

Princeton Review Free LSAT

Here's a message forwarded to us by the office of Career Services. Anyone thinking of law school might want to take advantage of this opportunity:

Sent: Monday, January 14, 2008 2:46 PM
Subject: Princeton Review Free LSAT

Dear Students and Counselors -
Welcome back! I hope you had a great holiday season - and Happy New Year!!!

I just wanted to let you know about a free LSAT which we will be running this month. The Princeton Review will be offering the test on January 26th along with a free strategy session. You will received a detailed score report within a few days of the event which will display your strengths and weaknesses, as well as some LSAT tips from an expert instructor.

However, spaces are limited and you must register to attend!!! Please call 412-687-4880 to register or visit us online at Click on "LSAT", under "Sit in on a Strategy Session" click "Find a Free Event Near You". We hope to see you there!

Saturday, January 26
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
The University of Pittsburgh
Cathedral of Learning room 339

Amy Lynn Abel | Director of Operations
The Princeton Review - Pittsburgh
201 S. Craig St., Pittsburgh, PA 15213
ph. 412-687-4880 | f. 412-687-4886

Friday, January 11, 2008

Final CFP - Intermountain West Student Philosophy Conference - University of Utah

Final Call for Papers


The University of Utah Department of Philosophy is pleased to announce the final call for papers for its Fifth Annual Intermountain West Student Philosophy Conference ('IWSPC') .  The conference will be held in and around the Department of Philosophy from March 27th through March 29th, 2008.   


Keynote Speaker

Nadeem Hussain

 (Stanford University)


Paper Submission Deadline

January 31, 2008


The conference invites papers on topics in all areas in philosophy.  Papers should be no longer than 3,500 words and suitable for blind review.   Submissions should include the following information on a separate cover sheet in a separate file: 

[1] Presentation title;
[2] Abstract of no more than 100 words;
[3] Word count;
[4] Author's name;
[5] Academic status (Graduate or undergraduate student);
[6] Institutional affiliation;
[7] Mailing address;
[8] Email address;
[9] Telephone number; and
[10] Philosophical category of your paper.

Paper Submission Procedures: Submissions that fail to include all of the above items will be dismissed.  No more than one submission per author will be considered. Authors should email their submission as an attachment in Word (.doc) or (.pdf) format to Users of Microsoft Word 2007 should note that the default save is in (.docx) not (.doc) and therefore should save their paper in the proper format.  

For more information about accommodations and conference activities, please visit our web site at

…follow the 'news & events' and 'conferences' links. 

For any other questions, please contact Jamie Hardy at

We hope to see you there! 


Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Call for papers


April 18-19, 2008
Pacific University
Forest Grove, Oregon

Keynote speaker: Jerry Fodor (Rutgers University)

The 12th annual Pacific University Undergraduate Philosophy Conference will
be held April 18-19, 2008 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), are
preferred and can be sent to:

Hard copy submissions are also welcome.  In this case, please send two
copies of paper and abstract to: David Boersema, Department of Philosophy,
Pacific University, Forest Grove OR 97116.  (Phone: 503 352 2150; fax: 503
352 2242.)  Group papers and suggestions for panel discussions are also

SUBMISSION DEADLINE IS FEBRUARY 1, 2008.  Final decisions will be made by
February 28, 2008.

Volunteers for paper commentators are also welcome.

This year's keynote speaker at the conference banquet is Jerry Fodor from
Rutgers University.

The conference schedule will be as follows:
Conference banquet 6:30-8:00pm;
Keynote talk 8:00-9:00pm.
Breakfast 7:00-8:00am;
Paper sessions 8:00-1:00;
Conference luncheon 1:00-2:00;
Paper sessions 2:00-6:00.

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

Registration costs: $30, payable at the conference.  Three meals will be
provided: Friday night banquet, Saturday breakfast and lunch.

For further information, contact Professor Boersema at

Call For Papers

Ist Annual Appalachian Regional Student Philosophy Colloguium
East Tennessee State University

March 21, 2008

Keynote Speaker: Kent Staley (Saint Louis University)

Paper 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.

Deadline: Feb. 8, 2008

Send submissions to