Monday, January 30, 2012

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.

Final decisions will be made by February 28.

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

Washington and Jefferson College, Undergraduate Conference CFP


Saturday, April 14, 2012
Washington and Jefferson College
Washington, Pennsylvania

Papers in any subfield of philosophy are welcome. All submissions should be
1500-3000 words in length and be readable in 15-20 minutes. Please prepare
papers for blind review by striking all references to the author's name or other
identifying features in the manuscript and include all contact information as a
separate file.

Only papers submitted for undergraduate coursework are eligible for
submission. Please include contact information for a faculty sponsor to confirm
that the paper was written for a class.

Please submit all papers electronically directly to Michael P. Wolf
( in either .doc, .docx, .rtf. or .pdf format.