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Call For Papers

Kansas Philosophical Society Annual Meeting

March 10, 2018

For more information click here.

2018 Shocker Philosophy Conference
Friday, March 9, 2018
Wichita State University

Have you written a pretty good philosophy paper lately?  Did you get an A? Are you writing papers in your philosophy classes this semester?  Submit one of them to us!  You don’t need to be a philosophy major.  Papers in any area of philosophy will be considered.  • Aesthetics
• Chinese Philosophy
• Epistemology
• Ethics
• History of Philosophy
• Metaphysics
• Philosophy of Language
• Philosophy of Mind
• Philosophy of Science
• Political Philosophy

Instructions for Authors
1) Length: 20 minutes reading time, which is about 3,000 words.  Read your paper aloud to time it. 
2) Anonymize: Remove your name and any other identifying information from your paper.  Your paper should have a title, page numbers, and the paper itself.
3) Submit: Email your paper to Susan.Castro@wichita.edu.  Submissions are due on or before Wednesday, January 29, 2018.  In your email:
a. Say you’re submitting this paper for the Shocker Philosophy Conference.
b. Include your full name and contact information.
c. Include a short abstract (100-250 words) that we could include in the conference brochure or post on our website.
Your paper will be assigned a number and sent to our referee (Kathy Bradfield). Notifications will be sent out by February 12.  We will have a special meeting of the WSU Philosophy Society next semester to discuss how to get the most out of your conference experience, but feel free to ask questions any time!

If you’d like to help out with event planning, email susan.castro@wichita.edu or katherine.bradfield@wichita.edu

Please direct replies to midsouthphilosophyconference@gmail.com.



Midsouth Undergraduate Philosophy Conference



March 23-24, 2018


The Midsouth Philosophy Conference is scheduled for Friday afternoon and Saturday, March 23-24, at Rhodes College in Memphis. Papers in any philosophical area are welcome. There will be a $60 registration fee, $40 for graduate students, payable by cash or check at the conference (but not by credit or debit card).

Shaun Gallagher (University of Memphis) will deliver the keynote address.

The Midsouth Philosophy Conference welcomes submissions from women and members of minority groups.

Papers must not exceed a length of 3000 words. On the first page of your paper, include the following eleven items:

(1) word count - 3000 words maximum!
(2) author's name
(3) academic status (professor, unaffiliated, graduate student)
(4) highest earned degree (PhD, MA)
(5) institutional affiliation (if any)
(6) mailing address
(7) email address
(8) telephone number
(9) the paper's title
(10) an abstract - 100 words maximum!
(11) will you need a smart classroom to present your paper?

Papers which do not include all eleven items will not be considered.

No more than one paper by the same author will be considered.

Title your paper like this: YourLastName_YourFirstName -- example:

Submit your paper to https://easychair.org/cfp/MSPC2018.

Papers must be submitted by January 15.

Papers will be reviewed by a committee. Notification of acceptance will be made via email in early February. Submissions whose authors cannot be contacted through email will be rejected.

Each paper will have a commentator. Persons whose papers are accepted are expected to serve as commentators if asked.

Others interested in commenting should email midsouthphilosophyconference@gmail.com by January 15, stating their availability and areas of interest.
Graduate students who are not yet ABD are especially encouraged to volunteer.

The conference will begin with the keynote address at 1:30 Friday afternoon. The conference will conclude at 5:50 Saturday ?evening .

Due to the size of the conference, we cannot accommodate special scheduling requests. You should submit a paper only if you can attend both days of the conference.

https://sites.google.com/a/lclark.edu/midsouth/ has additional
information ? ? about the Midsouth Philosophy Conference.

Prometheus is a national undergraduate philosophy journal published by undergraduate students at Johns Hopkins University. The purpose of the journal is to promote philosophic discourse of the highest standard by offering students an opportunity to engage in open discussion, participate in the production and publication of an academic journal, and establish a community of aspiring philosophers. Each year, Prometheus publishes quality undergraduate papers in philosophy. Each issue contains a selection of essays on various philosophic topics. Prometheus has decided to move forward with the publication of the Journal in an online-only format. Prometheus accepts submissions through January 26th, 2018, with decisions to be expected by mid-spring, and publication occurring the following fall. Individuals may submit multiple pieces to Prometheus, and are welcome to submit those pieces to other publications. However, individuals may only accept publication at one journal. Please inform Prometheus as soon as your paper has been accepted elsewhere.

Please make sure to follow all of the directions stated here if you are interested in submitting one of your philosophy papers to Prometheus.
Deadline: Wednesday, January 26th, 2018
Book Review & Interview Submissions

If you are interested in writing a review on an article, book, or essay, or conduct and write an interview for Prometheus, please email us at editors@prometheus-journal.com with a proposed book (must be published within the last twelve months) or interviewee. Editors have full discretion in the final publication of book reviews and interviews.
Essay Submission
Prometheus accepts undergraduate papers on all philosophical topics. Essays written for classes, honors theses, and independent work are welcome. Multiple submissions are allowed, but you may only accept publication at one journal.
Please make sure to read and follow all the submission requirements. We cannot guarantee your paper will be read if you fail to follow all the requirements:
1. You must be an undergraduate or a graduating senior.
2. You may submit multiple pieces to Prometheus, and you are welcome to submit those pieces to other publications.
3. Submissions should be 10-30 double-spaced pages in MLA format with proper citations. Essays must be the original work of the author. If your essay is shorter than 10 pages and you still wish to submit your essay, email one of the editor-in-chiefs for further information.
4. Submit an electronic copy of your essay to editors@prometheus-journal.com in either .doc or .docx format.
  If your paper relies on figures, images, or any similar media, please send all such files as their own attachments, not simply embedded in the document.
5. Please attach a cover page in a SEPARATE DOCUMENT with the following information:
a. Name
b. University or College
c. Major or Degree
d. Year of Expected Graduation
e. Email
f. Phone Number
g. Address
DO NOT INCLUDE ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION ON THE PAPER ITSELF. Please include a short (100-200 words) abstract at the beginning of your paper.
For any other inquiries about submission or the publication status of your essay, please email us at editors@prometheus-journal.com.

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