This is the call for papers for the 3rd annual Great Lakes Philosophy Conference. The conference will be held April 5-7, 2019 at Siena Heights University,with keynote speaker Robert Audi (Notre Dame). This year’s conference theme is Ethics: Today and Tomorrow. We are now accepting abstract submissions (500 words or less) from undergraduates, graduate students, and professional philosophers.

To submit, please prepare an abstract of 500 words or less for blind review. All submissions will be peer-reviewed. Please submit abstracts as .doc, .docx, or .pdf, at

The deadline for submissions is December 15, 2018.  Notices of acceptance will be sent by January 8th, 2019.  For more information, please contact Leland Harper at

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April 5-6, 2019 Pacific University Forest Grove, Oregon

Keynote talk by Susan Haack (University of Miami)

The 23rd annual Pacific University Undergraduate Philosophy Conference will be held April 5-6, 2019 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 are required and should be sent to Ian O’Loughlin at Submissions should include both the full paper and an abstract of no more than 200 words.  Please send your paper, prepared for blind review, as an email attachment.  The attachment should be a single word document with title, abstract, paper, and bibliography.  In the body of the email, please include the title of your paper, your name, and your university.  Selected papers from the conference will be published in Volume 10 (2019) 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, Cora Diamond, James Sterba, Peter Kivy, Walter Sinnott-Armstrong, Daniel Dennett, Elliott Sober, Alva Noë, and L.A. Paul. This year’s keynote talk will be by Susan Haack.

The conference banquet will be on Friday, April 5th and all paper sessions, including the keynote talk, will be on Saturday, April 6th.

Travel and lodging information can be found by going to the conference web site at:

Registration costs: $50, payable online. Three meals will be provided: Friday night banquet, Saturday Breakfast, breakfast and lunch.

For further information, contact Ian O’Loughlin via email ( or by phone (503 352 1547) or at: Dept. of Philosophy, Pacific University, 2043 College Way, Forest Grove, OR 97116

Eastern Michigan University’s 9th Annual Undergraduate Conference in Philosophy March 9th and 10th, 2019

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 9th and 10th, 2019. 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 Thursday, January 10, 2019, 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. Kirsten Jacobson from The University of Maine. Faculty Mentors: We strongly encourage students to bring faculty mentors to the conference. The dialog among professors, discussion of pedagogy, and expansion of mentoring opportunities for students, are among the desirable benefits of this conference. Additionally, faculty have played an important role in the success of the conference.

Submit abstracts electronically to Papers should be submitted following the instructions on the Google form. 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, Acta Cogitata. Conference Website:

Meteorite-University of Michigan’s Undergraduate Philosophy Journal

Areté The Undergraduate Philosophy Journal of Rutgers University, is now accepting paper submissions for publication in its Spring 2019 issue. Approximately 3 papers will be published, digitally and in print (limited run).

Traditionally, only work from juniors and seniors is encouraged, as analytic rigor is a prerequisite for publication. That being said, any paper of exquisite quality from any field of philosophy is welcome for submission. We only require that the paper submitted is your work done for a traditional class, or your independent research during undergraduate studies.

Submissions should not exceed 8,000 words, with a cover page, abstract, and citations. For the purpose of blind review, do not include information in the text of your paper that identifies you as the author or the institution you attend. Please also include a separate document with your biographical information including institution and graduation date. Papers should be submitted via email attachment (from an email address we can use to correspond with you) in Word document or PDF format, to by October 31st, 2018.

The authors of papers accepted for publication will be notified in December.


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).