Midsouth Undergraduate Philosophy Conference

Another undergrad philosophy conference, this time in Memphis, and with a much later due date — January 10th, so you could submit something right now, or potentially you could submit a paper you write this fall semester.  Anyway, here are the details…

Papers in any area are welcome. Submissions must not exceed a length of 3000 words, and must include a cover letter stating the author’s name, university or college, mailing address, telephone number and email address. Send two printed copies to:

Undergraduate Philosophy Conference
Department of Philosophy
327 Clement Hall
University of Memphis
TN 38152

Papers for the Undergraduate Philosophy Conference must be postmarked by January 10. Direct questions to the president of the Undergraduate Philosophy Club, Mollie Owens.

Western Canada Undergraduate Philosophy Conference

Here’s a call for papers for an undergraduate philosophy conference to be held at the University of British Columbia on November 7th.  The deadline for submissions is coming up really soon (this Wednesday, 10/14).  So if you’re interested, send something off right away…


CALL FOR PAPERS for the Third Annual Western Canadian Undergraduate
Philosophy Conference:

The University of British Columbia’s Philosophy Students’ Association
is pleased to host the Third Annual Western Canadian Undergraduate
Philosophy Conference.  It will be held here on November 7th.

We are looking for papers that have already been submitted for an
upper-level class and that have done well.  Submissions in all fields
of philosophy are welcome. There is a 4000 word limit, though we
prefer shorter papers (8-12 pages, double-spaced).  Please submit your
papers by October 14th, 2009 so that our committee will have enough
time to select and inform the presenters.  Please limit yourself to
one submission.  We will provide at least two weeks notice to

We will follow a blind refereeing procedure, so please ensure that
your name or other identifying information does not appear anywhere
except on the title page of your submission.

Files may be Word documents (.doc), Word 2007 documents (.docx), plain
text documents (.txt), rich text documents (.rtf), or PDFs.  The
subject heading of your email submission should read: “Author: Title

Please send your paper (and any questions) to: philosophy@club.ams.ubc.ca

Student Philosophy Talks

Two senior philosophy majors will be giving presentations on their summer 2009 research projects:

“The Tripartition of the Soul and Plato’s Moral Psychology”
by Jed Hafner
“The Politics of Language: A Research Survey of J. Searle, J. Butler, and J. Habermas”
by Andrew Fink

Wednesday, October 7th, 4pm
Wyatt 301
Refreshments Provided

Comic book on Logic and Philosophy of Math?

“Well, this is unexpected — a comic book about the quest for logical certainty in mathematics. The story spans the decades from the late 19th century to World War II, a period when the nature of mathematical truth was being furiously debated. The stellar cast, headed up by Bertrand Russell, includes the greatest philosophers, logicians and mathematicians of the era, along with sundry wives and mistresses, plus a couple of homicidal maniacs, an apocryphal barber and Adolf Hitler…”

Continue reading the book review from The New York Times here.