Undergrad Journal Opportunity

Of possible interest to USU PHIL majors:

CALL FOR EXTERNAL REVIEWERS

Stance: An International Undergraduate Philosophy Journal seeks undergraduate philosophy students to serve as manuscript reviewers.

Stance reviewers hone their writing, researching, and analysis skills by evaluating original papers by some of the world’s most talented undergraduate scholars. Reviewers must have advanced undergraduate experience in philosophy, strengths in writing and editing, and the self-motivation necessary to complete work by given deadlines. A letter of recommendation from a professor who is familiar with the student’s philosophical abilities is required.

Stance has two types of manuscript reviewers. “External Reviewers” evaluate two or three manuscripts, typically in late January or early February. “Assistant Editorial Board Members” serve on our major review teams. Assistant Editorial Board Members consider approximately 20 -30 papers in December. All reviewers receive training material that explains what is expected in the formal review and are guided by an experienced Stance staff member. Reviewers are credited in both the print and electronic versions of the journal.

To apply, please visit https://www.stancephilosophy.com/for-reviewers-1 and follow the instructions provided on the Call for Reviewers.

Please contact us at ballstatestance@gmail.com with any questions you may have.

Deadline: October 19, 2018

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Call for Reviewers (Stance)

CALL FOR EXTERNAL REVIEWERS

Stance: An International Undergraduate Philosophy Journal seeks undergraduate philosophy students to serve as manuscript reviewers.

Stance reviewers hone their writing, researching, and analysis skills by evaluating original papers by some of the world’s most talented undergraduate scholars. Reviewers must have advanced undergraduate experience in philosophy, strengths in writing and editing, and the self-motivation necessary to complete work by given deadlines. A letter of recommendation from a professor who is familiar with the student’s philosophical abilities is required.

 Stance has two types of manuscript reviewers. “External Reviewers” evaluate two or three manuscripts, typically in late January or early February. “Assistant Editorial Board Members” serve on our major review teams. Assistant Editorial Board Members consider approximately 20 -30 papers in December. All reviewers receive training material that explains what is expected in the formal review and are guided by an experienced Stance staff member. Reviewers are credited in both the print and electronic versions of the journal.

To apply, please visit https://www.stancephilosophy.com/for-reviewers-1 and follow the instructions provided on the Call for Reviewers.

Please contact us at ballstatestance@gmail.com with any questions you may have.

Deadline: October 19, 2018

Philosophy party

To all Philosophy Majors and Minors –

We would like to welcome back all lovers of wisdom, wherever you are on your philosophical journeys, with a party. Philosophy majors, minors, graduates, and friends and family supporting those engaged in this noble pursuit, are all invited to gather Friday, September 14th at 6 p.m. at Professor Holberg and Professor Wack’s house: 730 Stewart Hill Court, River Heights. 

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PLEASE NOTE (September 18): Apparently, there has been some controversy on Twitter regarding the question, “Is consensual sex the best option?” – as if anyone might be suggesting that nonconsensual sex might be a better option! No. The idea of the person making this poster was that mere consent might be too low of a condition to meet – that sex should be more meaningful, and require more commitment, than consent typically entails.

Ethics Bowl meeting next Wednesday!

You might be interested in Ethics Bowl. It is like debate, but with less attention on scoring points, and more attention on good, constructive dialogue about interesting and difficult moral situations. In previous years, Utah State has fielded some really terrific teams, and has participated regionally and nationally. It is a lot of work – almost as much as another class – but really fun and interesting, and helpful in building skills in research, presenting arguments, and fielding objections.

If you are interested, please come to Main 002K (Professor Holberg’s office) next Wednesday (9/5) at 11:30 a.m. If you can’t make that time, please send a note to Professor Holberg at erica.holberg@usu.edu.

The Partially Examined Life podcast

Here is an interesting essay about the “Partially Examined Life” podcast, which can be found here. Relevant excerpt:

Who is our audience? There is a growing group of “philosophy fans” out there: people who took a philosophy class (or dozens of them) but then had to get a “real job,” students who want to learn more than what their particular courses are focusing on, and a great mass of people who never had the opportunity to study philosophy formally but are hungry for it–hungry to understand the world, open to the idea that this might just not be a matter of absorbing scientific facts about it, and wanting to live intelligent, well-directed lives without believing that some particular religion has all the answers already.