Call for Papers: Pacific University Undergraduate Philosophy Conference

Several students from Puget Sound have attended and presented at this conference in previous years.  Consider sending in a paper or volunteering to be a commentator:


April 19-20, 2013
Pacific University
Forest Grove, Oregon

Keynote talk, “Facts from Fictions,” by Peter Kivy (Rutgers University)

The 17th annual Pacific University Undergraduate Philosophy Conference
will be held April 19-20, 2013 on the campus of Pacific University, in
Forest Grove, Oregon. The purpose of this conference is to provide a
forum for the presentation of philosophical work of undergraduates to
their peers. Papers are required to be of philosophical content, but
there are no specific restrictions on subject matter within the arena
of philosophical discussion itself. Papers should be approximately
3000 words (10-12 pages). Electronic submissions, including paper and
abstract (Word documents), should be sent to:
Submission deadline is February 1, 2013. Final decisions will be made
by February 28, 2013. Volunteers for session chairs are also welcome.
Selected papers from the conference will be published in Volume 4
(2013) of the journal Res Cogitans
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This is strictly an undergraduate conference, with only undergraduates
allowed on the conference program. The single exception is the keynote
speaker. Past keynotes speakers have included: Paul Churchland, Hilary
Putnam, John Searle, Keith Lehrer, Catherine Elgin, John Perry, Hubert
Dreyfus, Jerry Fodor, Alvin Plantinga, Cora Diamond, and James Sterba.
This year’s keynote talk will be by Peter Kivy (Rutgers University).

The conference schedule will be as follows:
Friday, April 19:
Conference banquet 6:00-7:30pm

Saturday, April 20:
Breakfast 7:00-8:00am;
Paper sessions 8:00-11:15;
Keynote talk 11:30-1:00;
Conference luncheon 1:00-2:15;
Paper sessions 2:15-6:15.

Travel and lodging information can be found by going to the conference
web site at:

Registration costs: $40, payable at the conference. Three meals will
be provided: Friday night banquet, Saturday breakfast and lunch.

For further information, contact Professor Boersema via email
( or by phone (503 352 2150) or at the following address:
Dept. of Philosophy, Pacific University, 2043 College Way, Forest
Grove, OR 97116

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