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Call for Papers

Ohio Philosophical Association Annual Meeting-Call for Papers: Special Undergraduate Sessions , Saturday April 11, 2015 at Baldwin Wallace University in Berea Ohio.  Undergraduate student papers are invited on any topic.  Review will be blind and conducted by the editorial staff of Sapere Aude at The College of Wooster.  Accepted papers will be considered also for publication in the 2015 print volume of the journal.  Papers should be less than 4000 words (not including notes) and be deliverable in half an hour or less.  Submissions should be prepared for blind review and include an abstract of no more than 200 words.

The 19th annual Pacific University Undergraduate Philosophy Conference will be held on April 17-18, 2015 on the campus of Pacific University, in Forest Grove, Oregon. 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, Cora Diamond, James Sterba, Peter Kivy, and Walter Sinnott-Armstrong. This year’s keynote talk will be by Daniel Dennett. The conference banquet will be on Friday, April 17 and all paper sessions, including the keynote talk, will be on Saturday, April 18. Travel and lodging information can be found here. 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 Dept. of Philosophy, Pacific University, 2043 College Way, Forest Grove, OR 97116


The philosophy club at West Virginia University is organizing a philosophy conference for undergraduates. We hope that you will make the attached call for papers available to your students. The deadline for submission is December 11, 2014.

The thirty-ninth annual Midsouth Philosophy Conference is scheduled for Friday afternoon and Saturday, March 13-14, at Rhodes College in Memphis. Papers in any area are welcome. Mylan Engel Jr. (Northern Illinois University) will deliver the keynote address, Fishy Reasoning. The Midsouth Philosophy Conference welcomes submissions from women and members of minority groups.Papers must not exceed a length of 3000 words. Papers must not exceed a length of 3000 words. On the first page of your paper, include the following eleven items:
1. word count – 3000 words maximum!
2. author’s name
3. academic status (professor, unaffiliated, graduate student)
4. higest earned degree (PhD, MA)
5. institutional affiliation (if any)
6. mailing address
7. email address
8. telephone number
9. the paper’s title
10. and an abstract – 100 words maximum
11. will you need a smart classroom to present your paper?
Papers which do not include all eleven items will not be considered. No more than one paper by the same author will be considered. Title your paper like this: YourLastName_YourFirstName — example Russell_Bertrand.pdf. Papers must be submitted January 12.

Call for Submissions

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.

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