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Call for Papers: Annual Undergraduate Philosophy Conference

The Annual Undergraduate Philosophy Conference will be held Thursday, April 3, 2008. The topic of this year’s conference, titled The Greening of Ethics, addresses the expansion of the scope of moral considerability in Western Philosophy from the traditional focus on human beings. This includes, but is not limited to, topics such as:

Ecological Feminism
Animal Rights/Liberation
Holistic (Ecosystem) Ethics
Religious Stewardship Ethics
Social Ecology/Marxist Critiques of Capitalism

Presentations will be 20 minutes.

Please email a title and 250-word presentation proposal by noon, February 15, 2008, to:

Presenters will be awarded $100 honorarium.

If you have any questions, please contact Dave Newlin <> or David R. Keller <>.

The Conference is sponsored by the Department of Philosophy and Humanities
and the Center for the Study of Ethics, UVSC.

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