Undergraduate Philosophy Conference in New Orleans

NOTE: The deadline for submissions for the following conference has been extended to September 15.

An  undergraduate philosophy conference entitled “Reflections on Practical Philosophy” will be held at Loyola and Tulane Universities in New Orleans on November 21-22, 2009. The keynote address for the conference will be presented by Prof. Alfonso Lingis, Professor Emeritus, Penn State University.

 Ten undergraduate submissions will be selected for presentation by a committee of Tulane and Loyola faculty and students. Submissions should be 9-12 pages. Students will be required to present their papers in no more than 24 minutes. Relevant topics include: social, political, ethical, and aesthetic philosophy; moral psychology and theories of mind; and philosophy related to current empirical research.

 Submissions should be sent to Nate Thacker at nethacke -at- loyno.edu before September 15. Submissions must be sent as Word documents, adhere to Chicago style, and include a full bibliography. An abstract of no more than 100 words should be sent as a separate attachment. The submitting student’s name, e-mail address, and university should appear on the first page of his or her paper.

All submissions will be considered for publication in Elenchos: The Loyola Undergraduate Philosophy Journal, in 2010.

Questions may be directed to Nate Thacker (nethacke – at- loyno.edu) or Dr. Richard Velkley (rvelkley -at- tulane.edu).

Note: Slavoj Žižek is scheduled to visit Loyola University November 16-17 and to give a public lecture during his visit.

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