From time to time the Department hosts speakers who deliver a paper on a philosophical topic to the members of the department, students,JPEG Image and guests. When such events are scheduled, they will be posted here. We will also list upcoming events occurring locally or regionally that might be of interest to philosophers.

Every year the Wichita Medical Research and Education Foundation presents a health care ethics conference at WSU.  This year it is on March 28th.  WSU is a co-sponsor.  WMREF again is offering full scholarships for WSU students to attend all or part of it, including lunch.

A summary of the conference is provided below by the conference planner.  If you would like to attend, please email Peggy Johnson, CEO of WMREF pjohnson@wichitamedicalresearch.org for information on how to register.

5th Kansas Health Care Ethics Conference
Conversations in Ethics: The Difficult, Diverse and Rewarding
WSU Metropolitan Complex

We have a very dynamic conference this year, Police Chief Gordon Ramsey will kick off our conference talking about the Homeless Outreach Team of the WPD, followed by Robin Walker a Family Medicine physician who will help us understand the special medical challenge to the homeless dialogue. We will explore the ethical dilemmas found with commercial (think 23andME) and medical genetic testing with Jed Delmore MD and Carla Bell a Genetic Counselor, we have a Neonatologist/ethicist that will talk about the ethical consequences of the incredible technology of the NICU, Val Gleason RN, CEO and President of Newton Medical Center will give us her story about getting THAT call and how all of the parental advance planning went awry. We have a tool kit to give our participants for how to conduct a conversation about serious illnesses planning!  We wrap up with a local humorist helping us to stay healthy while doing this important work.

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



Midsouth Undergraduate Philosophy Conference



March 23-24, 2018

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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