Monday, October 25, 2010

CfP: Midsouth Philosophy Conference


     M I D S O U T H  P H I L O S O P H Y  C O N F E R E N C E

     and Undergraduate Philosophy Conference

     The University of Memphis

     March 4-5, 2011

The thirty-fifth annual Midsouth Philosophy Conference is scheduled for
Friday afternoon and Saturday, March 4-5, at The University of Memphis.
Papers in any area are welcome.  There will be a $40 registration fee, $30
for graduate students, payable by cash or check at the conference (but not
by credit or debit card).

John Bickle (Mississippi State University) will deliver the keynote address.

Papers in any area are welcome.  Papers must not exceed a length of 3000
words.  On the first page of your paper, include the following nine items:

  (1) a word count - 3000 words maximum!
  (2) the author's name
  (3) academic status (professor, unaffiliated, graduate student)
  (4) institutional affiliation (if any)
  (5) mailing address
  (6) email address
  (7) telephone number
  (8) the paper's title
  (9) an abstract - 100 words maximum!

Submissions which do not include all nine items will not be considered.  No
more than one submission by the same author will be considered.

Email a copy of your paper, as an attachment, in Rich Text Format (RTF) or
Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) to
Please title your paper as follows: YourLastName_YourFirstName.rtf - for

Papers must be received by JANUARY 10.  Papers will be reviewed by a
committee.  Notification of acceptance will be made via email in early
February.  Submissions whose authors cannot be contacted through email will
be rejected.

Each paper will have a commentator.  Those interested in commenting should
send a note to by January 15 of availability and areas
of interest.  Persons whose papers are accepted will be expected to serve as
commentators if asked.

  The UNDERGRADUATE PHILOSOPHY CONFERENCE will have parallel sessions. has details.

Thomas Nenon has reserved rooms for Thursday (3/4) through Saturday (3/6)
nights at the Comfort Inn on 100 North Front Street.  Call 901-526-0583 and
identify yourself as a participant in the MidSouth Philosophy Conference by
February 15 in order to ensure availability and to receive the conference
rate.  The airport shuttle goes to the Comfort Inn for about $15, taxis for
about $30.

                       Midsouth Philosophy Conference

                            University of Memphis

                                March 4-5, 2011



Monday, October 18, 2010

Talk on species conservation and relocation under climate change at Penn State - New Kensington

Arizona State University professor Ben Minteer brings his insights on
the field of environmental ethics and policy to Penn State New
Kensington at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, in the Forum Theatre at Penn
State New Kensington.

Minteer, associate professor of human dimensions of biology, is the
guest speaker for "Insight Forum," the campus' lecture and discussion
program that is geared to students and faculty in the Philosophy
departments in the region's universities and colleges. His talk,
"Saving Species on a Changing Planet: Emerging Ethical and Policy
Challenges," discusses the ethical and scientific controversy
surrounding species conservation and relocation under climate change.

Minteer's research explores environmental political thought and the
intellectual history of American conservation and environmentalism.
His areas of specialization include environmental ethics and policy;
human dimensions of ecology and conservation biology; and history and
philosophy of conservation/environmentalism. He has written six books
and numerous articles and essays for national journals. Prior to
joining the faculty at Arizona State, Minteer held faculty positions
at Georgia Tech, Bucknell University, and Columbia University.

Tickets for the talk are $10. Students with college or high school
identification are admitted for free. The series is open to the
public. General admission seating is available on a first-come,
first-served basis. For tickets, call 724-334-6056 or contact  via e-mail.