Friday, October 23, 2009

Call for Papers

Another one for you guys.


Episteme, an International Journal of Undergraduate Philosophy, announces the scheduled publication of volume XXI, May 2010.

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

1. Remain under the 5,000 words maximum.

2. Include a cover sheet with the author's name, mailing address (current and permanent), email address, telephone number, college or university name, submission title, and word count.

3. End with a Works Cited page in Chicago style. Please use endnotes rather than footnotes.

4. Arrive electronically by midnight on 11/15/09 to the e-mail address as a Microsoft Word attachment.

Episteme is an annual student-run publication, founded in 1990, that aims to recognize and encourage excellence in undergraduate philosophy by providing students and faculty with examples of strong work.

Our May 2009 issue, volume XX, contained the following four papers:

"The Place of Book X in Plato's Republic, by Willie Costello, University of Pittsburgh

"A Gap in Kim's Eliminative Argument for Reductionism," by B.D. Mooneyham, Kansas State University

"Rawls on Abortion: Adapting his Theory of Justice to the Controversy," Douglas Dreier, Cornell University

"Norm-Expressivism and the Frege-Geach Problem," Megan Blomfield, University of Bristol

Please direct all questions to the editor -- Denison junior Sean Walt -- at

PPUPA Conference

This was just forwarded on to me.

Greetings Everyone,

Please accept my apologies for the delay in getting this information out. Attached is the information for the upcoming PPUPA (Prairie Province Undergrad Philosophy Association Conference) Call for Papers which is currently planned for March 21-22, 2009.

If there are indications that this date is unacceptable there is the possibility that we may be able to move it to the weekend either before or after.

The keynote of the conference will focus on religion and metaphysics. This topic will address the high value placed on all religious or spiritual views and the deep need for some kind of metaphysics to support such a view. the Call for Papers deadline is January 3, 2009.

Undergraduates are encouraged to present papers on all topics. Abstracts must be submitted so that similar topics can be grouped into sessions. Forward Abstracts to: Cliff Baum at Further details will follow as they become available.

Thank you for your time and patience.


Cliff Baum

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Uwphsa student paper presentations

Anyone interested in presenting a paper this year should get in contact with me at We can discussion a time line that works for you.
I hope to get this up and running as soon as possible.

Uwphsa discussion night

Our discussion night will be Wed and will be held at The Toad on Osborne. The discussion group will start around 8pm. At around 10 the U of M student association has their discussion group so those who would like to stay late can meet up with them and join their discussion.
Hope to see you all out there.

Uwphsa meeting Friday

There is another meeting this Friday Oct.9 12:30-1:30 room 3M67. I will be going to class rooms this week to invite students to the meeting, to sign up for the email list, join the discussion group and there will be pizza as an incentive. I hope everyone can make it out, this meeting will mostly be for newer members to meet and learn about what we do, I will also be interested in any ideas students have for projects that the association can put on or be involved with.