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.