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UVU Philosophy Conference – SUBMIT NOW!

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• Is the world eternal? YES
• Do humans have contra-causal free will (i.e., can humans do otherwise)? NO
• Is beauty in the eye of the beholder? YES
• Do humans have souls? YES
• Are there natural rights? YES
• Is it morally permissible to eat meat? NO
• Is the unexamined life worth living? NO
• Is truth subjectivity? YES
• Is virtue necessary for happiness? YES
• Can a computer have a mind? YES
• Can humans know reality as it is in itself? YES
• Is hell other people? YES
• Can art be created accidentally? NO
• Can we change the past? NO
• Are numbers real? NO
• Is it always better to know the truth? YES

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Utah Valley University hosts a splendid undergraduate philosophy conference each spring. I just received a call for papers today, and the deadline for abstracts is THIS FRIDAY, so get going NOW! (The organizer tells me she can be a bit flexible about the deadline, so do not refrain from submitting only because you might end up a couple of days late.)

Submission Guidelines & Prizes
Sessions: Friday March 25, 2011 from 10:00 to 5:15.
Timpanogos Room (4th Floor of UVU Library)
Word limit: 2500-3500 words
Email papers to: and
Subject: “undergraduate conference entry”
The paper should contain no identifying information about the author, and should be in .doc, .docx, or .pdf format.
$100 first place
$60 second place
$40 third place
$20 each for 5-10 honorable mentions
All accepted papers will be published
in conference proceedings.
Student Paper Submission Deadline: Friday March 11 at noon.


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