Monday, January 25, 2010

CFP: Ephemeris, Undergrad Journal of Philosophy


Ephemeris is an undergraduate journal of philosophy, student-run and
dedicated to harvesting 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, including but not limited to political
theory, metaphysics, ethics, epistemology, religion, feminist
philosophy, philosophy of race, eastern philosophy, and the philosophy
of mind. Contributions can take the form of essay, article, book
review or short note.

Sorry, we cannot return submitted work. We must retain full editorial
discretion in altering work for publication.

Submission: All work must be submitted as electronic copy in standard
Word or RTF format. Footnotes are preferable to endnotes. Suitable
stylistic guides are the MLA standard or the Chicago Manual.
Simultaneous submission is acceptable on condition of immediate
notification if the paper has been 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 or inquiries to <>.

You should receive a confirmation of receipt shortly.

Date: The next issue of Ephemeris will be the 2010 edition. Submission
deadline is February 15, 2010.

Ephemeris is available free of charge; we are happy to mail copies for
the price of postage (in USD).

We look forward to hearing from you and pass the word along.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Undergraduate Journal

Sapere Aude
The College of Wooster Philosophical Journal


Students Of the
College of Wooster
Philosophy Department
Wooster, OH

'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
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

Deadline for Submission:
January 31st, 2010
Please send any questions to

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Philosophy and Business

For even more testimony against the narrow-sighted view that
philosophy is "useless," see the following article from Business Week:

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

IAPRS Conference at West Chester

Call for Papers

The PA SSHE Interdisciplinary Association for Philosophy and Religious Studies (IAPRS)

23rd Annual Conference

West Chester University

April 16-17, 2010

Please join us for the twenty-third annual conference of the Interdisciplinary Association for Philosophy and Religious Studies to be held April 16-17, 2010 at West Chester University. Paper submissions in all areas of philosophy and religious studies are welcome. Undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty members (both current and emeritus) are eligible to submit papers. Deadline for all submissions is March 1, 2010.

Submission Details

Undergraduate and Graduate Student Submissions

  • Please prepare papers for blind review (author’s name should not appear on paper or abstract).
  • Papers should be 8-12 typed, double spaced, numbered pages (excluding notes), 2000-3000 words for a reading time of 15-20 minutes.
  • Please include the following with your submission:
    • A separate cover sheet with the author’s name, paper title, status (graduate student or undergraduate student), institution affiliation, telephone number, e-mail address, and a word count for the paper.
    • An abstract of 150 to 250 words (do NOT include your name).
    • The completed paper (do NOT include your name).
    • Undergraduate submissions from students enrolled in PA SSHE institutions are eligible for prizes of $125, $75, and $50.

Faculty Submissions

  • An abstract of 150-250 words, with the author’s name, paper or panel title, institutional affiliation, telephone number and e-mail address.

Attach the appropriate items (paper/abstract/cover sheet) as Word documents to an email message indicating name and title of submission in the email. Please include IAPRS submission in the subject line. E-mail submissions to

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Washington and Jefferson College : Undergraduate Philosophy Conference: Call for Papers



-->  $150 in prize money  <--
Keynote address:
"Conscientious Objection in Health Care"
Mark Wicclair
West Virginia University

APRIL 17, 2010
Washington & Jefferson College
Washington, Pennsylvania

Papers should be:
7-10 pages (15-20 minutes reading time)
Prepared for blind review (with a cover sheet containing paper title,
author's name, college or university, class year, and e-mail address)

Sent to:

Hanna Kim
Department of Philosophy
Washington & Jefferson College
60 S. Lincoln St.
Washington, PA 15301



Deadline for submissions: February 28, 2008
We welcome submissions in any sub-field of philosophy, using either
Continental or Analytic methods. Organized by the PA-Zeta Chapter of
Phi Sigma Tau

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Undergraduate Conference

Annual Georgia Student Philosophy Symposium - April 10, 2010

Keynote speaker: Professor David Schmidtz Department of Philosophy,
University of Arizona

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
authors will be selected for presentation. All accepted submissions
will available online in the Proceedings of the Georgia Student
Philosophy Symposium.

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). Reading length of paper should not
exceed twenty-five minutes (approx 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
Shane Callahan at

Deadline: Papers must be received no later than January 20, 2010.
Notification of acceptance will be emailed by February 21, 2010.

For any questions (including queries from students traveling from
outside the area who may need overnight accommodations) - contact
Shane Callahan at

Sponsored by the Zeta Chapter (Georgia) of Phi Sigma Tau, and the
Center for Ethics, Student Forum Georgia State University