quinta-feira, 3 de novembro de 2011

16TH ANNUAL 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: boersema@pacificu.edu 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 undergraduatesallowed 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: http://www.pacificu.edu/as/philosophy/conference/index.cfm

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 (boersema@pacificu.edu) or by phone (503 352 2150) or at the address below: Dept. of Philosophy, Pacific University, 2043 College Way, Forest Grove, OR 97116

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