Puget Sound UG philosophy conference

Puget Sound
Undergraduate Philosophy Conference
January 31 – February 1, 2019
University of Puget Sound
Tacoma, WA
Keynote address by Professor Manuel Vargas
(Department of Philosophy, University of California, San Diego)
Call for Papers
We welcome papers from undergraduate students on any topic of
philosophy. Selection criteria will include both overall quality
as well as diversity of theme and thesis. Submissions should be
approximately 3000 words and should include a brief abstract
(no more than 250 words.) Longer papers will be considered but
presenters will have 30 minutes to present their work.
Submission deadline: September 30th, 2018.
Send submissions (prepared for anonymous review, in
Microsoft Word format) as an email attachment to
PugetSoundPhilosophy@gmail.com.
In the body of the email include the author’s name, college
affiliation, contact information, and title of the paper. Include
no identifying information in the file with the paper.
Decisions will be made by late October.
For more information, check the conference website:
http://www.pugetsound.edu/academics/departments-andprograms/undergraduate/philosophy/philosophyconference/
or email PugetSoundPhilosophy@gmail.com with any questions.

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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

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.