Saturday, January 30, 2010

My apologies to anyone who came out to the discussion group this past Wednesday. I had a family emergency and was unable to make it out. The discussion group will be at the regular time next week and I will be there.


Monday, January 25, 2010

ilburg Research MA in Philosophy
Tilburg Research MA in Philosophy

Tilburg University offers a Master's Programme in
Philosophy especially catering to students who want to
prepare for a career in research. The programme, a joint
venture with the Faculty of Philosophy at Radboud
University Nijmegen, has a duration of two years and is
taught in English. Students can choose from a wide range
of specializations, including some offered in close
cooperation with TiLPS, the Tilburg Center for Logic and
Philosophy of Science ( They can
also take courses in Nijmegen, a short train ride from

Further information and details about eligibility criteria
and the application procedure can be found at
Postgraduate Study in Philosophy at Southampton
Philosophy at Southampton University invites applications for its M.Phil/Ph.D programme, its MA in Aesthetics and its MA in Philosophy.

Information about MA and M.Phil/Ph.D scholarships on offer for the forthcoming academic year can be found at

Details of the MA programmes can be found at

Details of the M.Phil/Ph.D programme can be found at

Although members of staff at Southampton work in a wide variety of areas, there is considerable overlap in their research interests, the principal foci of our research being
- Aesthetics
- Nineteenth Century German-speaking Philosophy (including Nietzsche and Schopenhauer)
- Wittgenstein
- Philosophy of action and practical reason
- Philosophy of language and mind

In the 2009 edition of the Philosophical Gourmet Report, we are ranked =1st in the UK for our research in Nineteenth Century Continental Philosophy. For our research in the Philosophy of Art, we are ranked =1st in the UK.
Southampton philosophers also pursue research in ancient philosophy, ethics, philosophical logic, philosophy of religion, philosophy of science, political philosophy, and on Collingwood, Heidegger, Kierkegaard and Russell.



April 16-17, 2010

Pacific University, Forest Grove, Oregon, USA

Keynote talk by Alvin Plantinga (University of Notre Dame)

The 14th annual Pacific University Undergraduate Philosophy Conference will
be held April 16-17, 2010 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

Submission deadline is FEBRUARY 1.

Final decisions will be made by February 28. Volunteers for paper
commentators are also welcome.

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, and Jerry Fodor. This year's keynote talk following the conference
banquet will be by Alvin Plantinga (University of Notre Dame).

The conference schedule will be as follows:

Friday, April 16:

Registration 4:00-6:00 pm
Conference banquet 6:00-7:30 pm
Keynote talk 7:30-9:00 pm

Saturday, April 17:

Breakfast 7:00-8:00 am
Registration 8:00-9:00 am
Paper sessions 8:00-1:00
Conference luncheon 1:00-2:00
Paper sessions 2:00-6:00

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

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 address below:

Deptment of Philosophy
Pacific University
2043 College Way
Forest Grove
OR 97116

The Association of Philosophy Students at The University of Toronto at
Scarborough is hosting its third annual undergraduate philosophy

Conference Date: Saturday, March 20, 2010

Submissions must be digital, sent via email with the following two
attachments, both of which should be in one of the following formats:
Portable Document Format (.pdf); Rich Text Format (.rtf); HTML (.html or
.htm); or ODF Text Document (.odt). The two attachments are to be as
? A cover page which has your name, institutional affiliation, and email
? The content of the paper itself, which must not contain any identifying
information (such as name, institutional affiliation, or email addresses).
Submissions are encouraged to include an abstract of no more than 150
words at the start of this file, though it is not necessary.

Papers may be on any philosophical topic and should not exceed 4000 words
(not counting an abstract). The actual presentations will be around 30
minutes each. Each presentation is followed by a brief commentary by one
of our commentators, a reply by the speaker and then a question and answer

Eligibility: any undergraduate student who does not have an undergraduate
degree prior to July 1, 2010.

Submission Deadline: February 20, 2010.
Selected authors will be notified via email by March 1, 2010.

Please email submissions to

For more information please visit our website at and select '2009-2010' from the top
menu, followed by 'Conference', or email the Association of Philosophy
Students at

Sunday, January 10, 2010

hello all,

hope everyone had a good break. I have not really heard anything new over the holiday's. I was wondering if anyone had talked to Colin Russell yet, and if so what his recommendations were.

I have kind of let other parts of the association slide since this all started so I will try to work on that.
We will starting our discussion group at the Toad again this Wed. I try to be there around 8, and stay till around 11. I hope to put up some posters this week to promote our discussion group. Hope some of you can make it out.

I still have not heard from anyone interested in presenting a paper, so if anyone is please let me know. If there is anything else anyone thinks we should do please let me know.