Georgia State Student Philosophy Symposium

Call for Papers: Annual Student Philosophy Symposium – Saturday March
19, 2011.

Keynote speaker: Professor Marcia Baron (Philosophy, Indiana
University) – “Reflections on the Standard of the Reasonable Person in
Criminal Law”

Undergraduate and graduate students in all disciplines encouraged to
submit their work on any philosophical topic.

Scope: Original papers on any philosophical topic from graduate and
undergraduate students are welcome. The conference format will be
symposium-style: each session will include presentation/reading,
commentary, and brief Q&A/discussion period. Undergraduate and
graduate authors will be selected for presentation.

Prizes: One prize valued at $100 will be awarded to the most
outstanding paper by a graduate student. Another prize valued at $100
will be awarded to the most outstanding paper by an undergraduate
student. Prizes may take the form of books of the winner’s
choice.Winners will be selected on the basis of philosophical content/
insight, clarity of written expression, and general appeal to a
student audience.

Submission Requirements: Papers must be prepared for blind review
(i.e., no author-identifying information or notes in the body of the
paper, only on the cover page). Papers should not exceed twenty-five
minutes presenting time (3750 words). When submitting, please include
the following in the body of the email:

1. Author’s name
2. Paper/presentation title
3. Brief abstract (~100 words describing topic discussed in paper)
4. Academic status (undergraduate/graduate), major, university
5. Regularly checked email address

Submissions that fail to include all of the above will not be
accepted. No more than one submission per author will be considered.
Authors should email their submission as a Word or PDF attachment to
Kyle Hirsch at Students who attend a
school with a local chapter of Phi Sigma Tau must be members at the
time of the symposium.

Deadline: Papers must be received no later than January 20, 2011.
Notification of acceptance will be emailed by February 21, 2011.
Authors accepted for presentation may be asked to comment on another

Sponsored by the Zeta Chapter (Georgia) of Phi Sigma Tau, The Center
for Ethics – Student Forum, and The Jean Beer Blumenfeld Center for
Ethics, all of Georgia State University

Contact Andrew I. Cohen ( or Kyle Hirsch
( w/ queries.

Writing Excellence Contest

Rules for the Contest

 Papers written as part of the requirement for courses taken at the University of Puget Sound during spring, summer, or fall of 2010 are eligible.  Papers of any length may be submitted; short papers are as likely to win as long ones.  A total of nine prizes ($250.00 each) will be awarded:  two prizes in each category–Humanities, Social Sciences, and Natural Sciences and Mathematics–and one prize each for Freshman Seminars, Connections, and Graduate Programs.

 Students may submit no more than one paper in each category, and each paper must be accompanied by a description of the assignment and an entry form, which is attached.  (Entry forms are also available in the Center for Writing, Learning, and Teaching, HO 105/109 and at Students should submit the original paper with the professor’s comments, or a photocopy of it, to the Center for Writing, Learning, and Teaching by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 2, 2011.  We are unable to accept papers submitted after this deadline.