Friday, December 16, 2011

Undergraduate Journal CFP: Valey Humanities Review seeking Philosophy and related fields submissions

Topic: anything in the humanities (literature, art history, history,
foreign languages, religion, philosophy, poetry)

Length: essays in English: 3000-6000 words; foreign languages: 2000-6000 words

Format: Chicago style (though we can be flexible with this; students
could submit what they have and then put it into Chicago before
publication if accepted)

Deadline: January 10

Here's the more detailed CFP:

The Valley Humanities Review is currently seeking essays in the
humanities for publication in its Spring 2012 Issue. We seek essays of
high quality, intellectual rigor and originality that challenge or
contribute substantially to ongoing conversations in the humanities.
Topics may include but are not limited to: literature, history,
religion, philosophy, art, art history and foreign languages. VHR is
also currently seeking poetry submissions; students may submit up to
three poems. VHR is committed to undergraduate research and
scholarship in the field; therefore, we only accept submissions by
current or recently graduated undergraduate students. Our reading
period runs from September 1 to December 15 of each year. All
submissions received outside of these dates will be returned unread.
All submissions should adhere to the Chicago style in formatting,
footnoting and bibliography. Essays should be between 3,000 and 6,000
words in length, be free of errors and have an original title; essays
in languages other than English may be 2,000 to 6,000 words. All
submissions should be free of any identifying marks such as names,
addresses, or school affiliations. Please give contact information in
the body of your email. All contest submissions should be emailed to as a Word document attachment. Please visit for more information.

Call for Undergraduate Essays

The Interlocutor: Sewanee Philosophical Review is pleased to announce
its most recent volume and its first call for high quality
undergraduate essays for its upcoming volume.

Our call for essays and instructions for submissions can be viewed at

The most recent volume is available at

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Call for Undergraduate Papers

Stance seeks original philosophical papers authored by current undergraduates.

Submission Guidelines:
Stance welcomes papers concerning any philosophical topic. Current
undergraduates may submit a paper between 1500 and 3500 words in
length (footnotes may extend the word limit 500 words at most). Stance
asks that each undergraduate only submit one paper for the journal per
year. Papers should avoid unnecessary technicality and strive to be
accessible to the widest possible audience without sacrificing clarity
or rigor. They are evaluated on the following criteria: depth of
inquiry, quality of research, creativity, lucidity, struggle,
significance, and, most importantly, originality.

Submission Procedures:
• Manuscripts should be in Microsoft Word (.doc or docx.) format and
sent as an attachment to
• Manuscripts should be double-spaced (including quotations, excerpts,
and footnotes)
• The right margin should not be justified
• To facilitate our anonymous review process, submissions are to be
prepared for anonymous review. Include a cover page with the author's
name, affiliation, title, and email address. Papers, including
footnotes, should have no other identifying markers.
• Footnotes should follow Chicago Manual of Style. Examples are on our
website under Notes for Contributors.
• Please use American spellings and punctuation, except when directly
quoting a source that has followed British style.

For further concerns, please visit Stance on the web at or contact us at

DEADLINE: Friday, December 16, 2011

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

CfP: Pacific University Undergraduate Philosophy Conference


April 20-21, 2012
Pacific University
Forest Grove, Oregon

Keynote talk by James Sterba (University of Notre Dame)
Also: Special live taping of the radio show, "Philosophy Talk" (hosted by
John Perry and Ken Taylor)

The 16th annual Pacific University Undergraduate Philosophy Conference will
be held April 20-21, 2012 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, 2012.  Final decisions will be made by
February 28, 2012.

Volunteers for session chairs are also welcome.  Selected papers from the
conference will be published in Volume 3 (2012) 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, and Cora Diamond.  This year's
keynote talk will be by James Sterba (University of Notre Dame).  In
addition, immediately following the Friday conference banquet will be a live
taping of the public radio show, "Philosophy Talk," hosted by John Perry and
Ken Taylor (both of Stanford University).

The conference schedule will be as follows:
Friday, April 20:
Conference banquet 6:00-7:30pm;
"Philosophy Talk" 7:30-9:00pm.

Saturday, April 21:
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

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Final CFP Southeast Congress

The Fifth Annual Southeast Philosophy Congress invites submissions
from undergraduate and graduate students and postdoctoral researchers
in any area of philosophy. The Congress, hosted by Clayton State
University in Morrow, Georgia, runs February 17-18, 2012, with a
Keynote address by Professor Robert McCauley from Emory University.
Presented papers will be published in online and print proceedings.

Talks run 20 minutes, followed by a 10 minute question/answer period.
Please email papers, accompanied by a brief abstract, to Dr. Todd
Janke: Submission deadline is January 31, 2012.
To allow time to plan travel, speakers will be notified immediately
upon acceptance and selection will close when all slots are filled.
The registration fee of $50.00 includes lunch both days and a print
copy of the proceedings.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

CFP: Ephemeris, Undergraduate Journal of Philosophy


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. Generally the length should be no greater than 25 pages.

Format: All work must be submitted as electronic copy in standard Word
(doc or docx), OpenOffice or RTF format. Do not submit PDFs. Please
use footnotes, not endnotes. Suitable stylistic guides are the MLA
standard or the Chicago Manual. Simultaneous submission is acceptable
on the conditions of notification at the time of submission and
immediate notification if the paper is accepted elsewhere. Further
details available to our website.

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

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

Date: The next issue of Ephemeris will be the 2012 edition.

Submission deadline is February 15, 2012.

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

Editors, Ephemeris
c/o Dept of Philosophy
Union College
Schenectady, NY 12308 USA

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Undergraduate Journal

*Arete*, The Undergraduate Philosophy Journal of Rutgers University, is now
accepting paper submissions for publication in its Spring 2012 issue. On the
order of 5 papers will be published, on the internet and in print (limited


Traditionally only work from college upperclassmen is encouraged. Analytic
rigor is prerequisite for publication. Papers from any field of philosophy
are welcome.**


Submissions should not exceed 8,000 words, with a cover page, abstract, and
citations in Chicago format. Please do not include information in the text
of your paper that identifies the author or the institution you attend.
Submit papers by attachment, (from an email address we can use to correspond
with you) in Word document or PDF format, to ** by September 16th, 2011.

* *

We will email you on or shortly after that date to confirm our receipt of
your paper. Based on the number of submissions we have received in the past,
it will take us some time to read all the papers submitted for this issue.
Consequently the authors of papers accepted for publication will be notified
in December.**


Friday, March 11, 2011

Famous Philosophy Majors

Here's a link to a post on the Leiter Reports blog where readers have
contributed names of famous philosophy majors:

Monday, February 7, 2011

Undergraduate Conference

Providence College will host the 7th annual New England Undergraduate
Philosophy Conference on Saturday, April 2, 2011, from 9:30-4:00.

The keynote address shall be delivered by Professor Richard Rojcewicz,
Senior Research Fellow at the Simon Silverman Phenomenology Center at
Duquesne University

Papers on any philosophical topic are welcome. Undergraduate
who are interested in presenting their work at the conference should
submit a 10-15 page paper for review to the conference committee.
papers should be prepared for blind review and should be sent as Word
or rich text documents to Dr. Christopher Arroyo at Anyone interested
in serving as a commentator at the conference should inform the
committee by e-mailing

The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, February 23, 2011.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Conference at W & J

Please see Dr. Fox for information on an undergraduate conference to be held at Washington and Jefferson College on April 16th. The submission deadline is March 12th.