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University of Oxford
Oxford Internet Institute
Digital Ethics Lab
Applications are invited for a three-year doctoral studentship on The Ethics of AI: Challenges and Opportunities 
Deadline 12:00pm GMT on Friday 19 January 2018
The studentship will commence in October 2018. 
The successful candidate will investigate the ethical aspects, requirements, and desiderata underpinning the design and development of AI, and develop original and innovative research to foster value-based and ethically sound solutions to the problems posed by AI. The student will be supervised by Prof. Luciano Floridi and Dr Mariarosaria Taddeo, and will be a member of, and collaborate with, the OII’s Digital Ethics Lab (DELab)
The studentship is supported by funding donated by Google.

For the application pack and further details on application process please see:



Eastern Michigan University’s 8th Annual Undergraduate Conference in Philosophy

March 3th and 4th, 2018

The Eastern Michigan University Undergraduate Conference in Philosophy is now accepting papers for its conference to be held at EMU on Saturday and Sunday, March 3th and 4th, 2018.  Papers selected for presentation will be allotted 20 minute presentation times, followed by formal comments and Q & A.  All papers in philosophy, broadly construed, will be considered for the conference; since this is an undergraduate conference, no papers by professionals, graduate students, or others holding an advanced degree (in philosophy) will be considered.

Papers submitted for the conference should be 8-12 pages (2200-3600 words) in length and include an abstract approximately 250 words in length.


The deadline for submission is now Sunday, January 21st 2018, and only completed papers accompanied by an abstract will be reviewed.  We expect to announce the papers selected for presentation before the end of January.

We will also be using a formal commenter system; so, even if your paper is not selected for presentation, you may be considered for such a role.  Please let us know, along with your paper submission, if you are willing to comment.  This also means that all selected papers will receive formal feedback at the conference.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Shannon Hoff from Memorial University of Newfoundland

Papers and abstracts should be submitted electronically to

Questions? Conference organizers can be reached by email at

Faculty Supervisors:  Dr. W. John Koolage & Dr. Laura McMahon

Publication Opportunity:  The top (3 to 5) papers submitted will also be published in the upcoming edition of our undergraduate philosophy journal!

Conference Website:

*Papers submitted and/or presented at other conferences will be given equal consideration in our review process.


The Dualist, Stanford University’s Undergraduate Philosophy Journal, is now accepting submissions!
Submitting to The Dualist is an opportunity for undergraduates to get recognition for exceptional work. The Dualist has wide circulation among international colleges and universities.

  • Must be completely cited
  • Must not have been previously published
  • Must be undergraduate work
  • Must be at least 12 pages
  • Must be in English

Submission Guidelines:

  • Remove all identifying information from the paper itself. 
  • Create a cover sheet with your name and contact information.
  • Email the paper and cover sheet, as separate documents, to before February 1, 2018.
More Information at:



We are looking for contributors to write 2000 to 2500 word case studies for a Case Book to be published by Broadview Press.

The goal for the book is to provide students with detailed case studies that explore real life ethical issues that arise in business. We have included below a list of suggested case studies and links. We are also open to proposals on similar topics.

The deadline for submission is December 1, 2017.

If you are interested in writing a case study for the new edition, please send a copy of your CV and a writing sample along with the case studies you would like to write to

Fritz Allhoff and Alex Sager

Case Studies Sought:

  1. Profiting from Vice (e.g., marijuana or pornography as big business)
  2. Ethics and Entrepreneurship (e.g., The Ethical Challenges Facing Entrepreneurs)
  3. Social Media and Employment Decisions (e.g., the ethics of hiring/firing decision based on employees’ social media)
  4. Uber and Sexism/Sexual Harassment (e.g., Uber’s dismissive treatment of employee’s sexism claims is all too typical)
  5. Accommodation and Discrimination for Transgender Employees (e.g., Barnes & Noble is latest retailer to face transgender discrimination lawsuit)
  6. Employment Standards for Domestic Workers (e.g., “The Help” Gets Its Due)
  7. Leisure and work – the ethics of long work weeks/expectation that employers are remotely connected outside of work time, etc. (e.g., How to stop 24/7 email ruining your life )
  8. Big Data  (e.g., Senate Report Opens a Window Into Hidden World of Data Aggregators)
  9. Who Owns Traditional Knowledge? (e.g., Biopiracy: when indigenous knowledge is patented for profit)

Alexander Sager, PhD
Associate Professor, Philosophy/University Studies
Portland State University

Twitter: @aesager


Episteme is a student-run journal that aims to recognize and encourage excellence in undergraduate philosophy by providing examples of some of the best work currently being done in undergraduate philosophy programs. Episteme is published under the auspices of Denison University’s Department of Philosophy. Beginning in 2011, the journal is being published at too, using a Creative Commons license.

Episteme will consider papers written by undergraduate students in any area of philosophy. Papers are evaluated according to the following criteria: quality of research, depth of philosophic inquiry, creativity, original insight and clarity.

Submissions to be considered for the twenty-ninth volume (May 2018) should adhere to the following stipulations:

1. Be a maximum of 5,000 words, a minimum of 2,000 words.

2. Combine research and original insight.

3. Include a cover sheet that provides the following information: author’s name, mailing address (current and permanent), email address, telephone number, college or university name, title of submission and word count.

4. Include a works cited page in the Chicago Manual of Style format. Please use endnotes rather than footnotes.

5. To allow for a blind review process, the author’s name should not appear on the submission itself.

6. Submissions should be sent electronically, formatted for Microsoft Word.

7. More than one article per author will not be accepted for review.

8. Please be courteous; submit each paper to only one journal.

Rolling submissions accepted. Submissions to be considered for May 2018 publication must be received by midnight, Sunday, December 17, 2017. Please send papers and cover sheets to Questions should be submitted to the Editors (

Call for Book Chapters

For the Book: Animals and Business Ethics

In the Springer Book Series: “Issues in Business Ethics” (Series Ed. Wim Dubbink and Mollie Painter-Morland)

Edited by Dr. Natalie Thomas (Evans)

University of Guelph-Humber, University of Guelph, Canada


This book provides a long overdue examination of the diverse and morally challenging issues that arise at the interface between animal ethics and business ethics. Animals, both in terms of their labor and their bodies, are a necessity within almost all economies. They are used for biomedical and product research, and as resources for food, clothing, and many of the products used by consumers on a daily basis. There is however, an increasing concern with the ways in which animals are caused to suffer for these purposes, and animal ethics as a field of study has given rise to a number of moral arguments and positions that obligate us to take this suffering seriously. Animal ethics provides us with reasons for why we ought to reevaluate our relationships with other animals and question whether or not animals ought to be considered as commodities or as valuable and morally considerable in themselves.

The goal of this book is to provide different views and arguments on these issues as they arise within certain business practices that may cause harm and suffering to animals, and also at times to the humans who carry out the associated work.  What sorts of moral obligations do we have towards non-human animals as they are affected by business practices?

We welcome book chapter contributions centred (but not exclusively) on the following themes:

  • Animals and the economy
  • Animal rights, animal welfare, and business ethics
  • Animals as stakeholders and corporate social responsibility
  • Animal and human labor within animal industries
  • Animals in marketing and advertising
  • Animals, the environment, and business ethics
  • Animals in international and global business
  • Animal ethics and profit


Submission Procedure:

Chapter proposal submissions are invited from researchers and academics on or before November 30, 2017. Proposals should be limited to between 1000-2000 words, explaining the issue and arguments of the chapter and how it fits into the general theme of the book.

Only electronic submissions in PDF or Word format will be considered. Please send your proposal to the following email:

Your submission must be made on or before the due date specified. Notifications regarding the status of the chapter proposal will be made available to authors by December 30, 2017.

Based on accepted chapter proposals, chapter submissions will be accepted on or before March 31, 2018. Two or more reviewers will review all submitted chapters.

Chapter submissions must be prepared in accordance with the submission guidelines ( and must not exceed 25 pages, including bibliography.

Please also refer to Key Style Points:

Manuscript Guidelines:

Once chapters have been reviewed, final chapters will be due within 2-3 months from the date they are returned to authors.

Important Dates

 November 30, 2017: Book chapter proposal

December 30, 2017: Accept/Reject notification

March 31, 2018: Full chapter submission

June 30, 2018: Reviewed chapters returned for revision

September 30, 2018: Final, revised chapters

Publication: 2019

Stance: An International Undergraduate Philosophy Journal is produced and edited entirely by undergraduate students. We aim to enrich student learning by providing an opportunity for undergraduate students to have their original scholarly work reviewed by or published in a peer-reviewed academic journal.

Episteme is a student-run journal that aims to recognize and encourage excellence in undergraduate philosophy by providing examples of some of the best work currently being done in undergraduate philosophy programs. Episteme is published under the auspices of Denison University’s Department of Philosophy. We publish a journal in print each Spring. We are proud to announce the twenty-seventh volume of Episteme, which you can download from Episteme’s website. Specially requested print editions have been shipped. This year’s submissions spanned a diverse body of philosophical literature from philosophy of feminism to Kripke’s philosophy of language, and they included authors as far-flung from as the Kyoto University. We hope that an even broader host of students are encouraged to participate in the next volume.

Discussions is an undergraduate run, peer-reviewed research journal that publishes undergraduate research in all fields of study. Discussions publishes several times every year.

Lex Modestum is a student run undergraduate philosophy journal dedicated to providing opportunities to aspiring philosophers. We accept original philosophical works from undergraduate students in both Analytic and Continental strains of thought. Along with the traditional essay format, we are also interested in presenting unique philosophical ideas via original modes of presentation (e.g. dialogues, poems, artwork, and short stories).

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