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Undergraduate philosophy conference at SLCC

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You should present something! Here is the announcement (the official site is here):

Welcome To The 21th SLCC Undergraduate Student Philosophical Conference Website!

We are thrilled to announce the 3rd annual International Philosophy Conference and the 21st Undergraduate Philosophical Conference held by Salt Lake Community College! This year’s conference will be a two day event in which we will explore ‘Education as a Creative Production of Culture.’

The academic portion of the conference will take place on Friday, November 9th, 2012. It will begin with a one-hour plenary session featuring our keynote speaker Dr. James Faulconer. This will be followed by a two-hour panel session in which students will present their work inspired by Friedrich Nietzsche and Pierre Bourdieu.

The artistic portion of the conference will take place on Monday, November 12, 2012. In this session we will enjoy a presentation by Utah Symphony Music Director Thierry Fischer. He will be speaking about, ‘Noise and Noises: Being Surrounded by Noise Affects Our Perception and Creativity.’

We are currently seeking undergraduate students to present papers at the breakout panels. These panels will be conducted and moderated by SLCC and/or visiting professors. Each student will read their paper (maximum of 15 minutes), after which a discussion Q/A will take place. We hope to have 5-7 papers presented at each panel.

The papers may be broader in scope than just Friedrich and/or Bourdieu alone. Furthermore, they need not be exclusive to our conference (enabling students to present at more than one conference). The deadlines are as follows: October 1, 2012 for Abstracts and October 31, 2012 for final papers. Please use the Paper Submission Form to submit your entry to the conference. We will accept papers from anyone in the world that wishes to participate.


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