CALL FOR PAPERS: Northwest Student Philosophy Conference (NWSPC)

The students at Western Washington University have announced a call for papers for their Northwest Student Philosophy Conference (NWSPC). Students whose work is accepted to present at a conference can apply for a travel grant from the university. More details about student travel awards are on the university website. Here is information from them about the event:

The Northwest Student Philosophy Conference (NWSPC) is organized by undergraduate students and aims to showcase the philosophical research of undergraduate, graduate, and professional philosophers. This year, our conference takes place on Memorial Day weekend, May 26-27. We are pleased to announce that Georgi Gardiner from the St. John’s College, Oxford University, will be delivering the keynote address. All students – undergraduate, masters, graduate – are invited to submit papers. Entrance is fairly competitive as we have only 6-8 open slots for student presentations, but this should not discourage interested applicants. Papers can be on any philosophical topic, preferably no longer than 6,000 words. Submission deadline is March 31.


  1. Prepare the paper for blind review
  2. Provide an abstract (up to 300 words) between the title and main text of the paper
  3. Send an e-copy as an attachment (either as word doc or pdf)
  4. In the email to which the paper is attached, provide relevant contact information: Name / Institution / Email / Phone

For additional information regarding the conference, as well as information on WWU, our philosophy club and our philosophy department, please visit:,, or email our conference organizer at

Wed 4/22 at 7pm: Ethics of Human-Robot Relations

Maia Bernick ’15 will be leading the second discussion in the series Ethics and Technology: “Ethics After Dark: Human-Robot Relationships.”. The session focused on the ethical considerations that may arise from relationships with robots, will last approximately one hour, no philosophical background is necessary. Maia will start the discussion with a brief introduction to the topic and the rest of the time will consist of questions and group discussion.

“Ethics After Dark: Human-Robot Relationships”
APRIL 22, 7 p.m., Wyatt 109

Career Services Philosophy Open House

CES Philosophy Open House

Wednesday, February 25 @ 4pm

Howarth 101

 The office of Career and Employment Services is having a special session for philosophy majors, minors, or students considering a philosophy major or minor.

 Come learn about what philosophy students have done after graduation, how to present the skills you acquire in your classes to employers, how to prepare a resume, where to search for internships and summer jobs, how to prepare for the career fair, and much more.

 If you have any questions, please contact:

Jennifer Allen-Ayres,
Career Advisor, Office of Career and Employment Services

Prof. Ariela Tubert,
Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Philosophy

David Sosa: “The Intellectual Vision Thing”

We have a philosophy talk this week!

David Sosa, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin, will be giving a talk this Wednesday, 4/8, at 4:00 in Wyatt 308. The talk, entitled “The Intellectual Vision Thing,” will be on the nature of intuition — is intuition a kind intellectual vision?

David Sosa was the dissertation advisor for both Ariela Tubert and Justin Tiehen at the University of Texas. If you’ve seen the movie WAKING LIFE, then you’ve seen him in action in this clip…

Make sure you don’t miss the talk: if Sosa turns himself into a gear in front of everybody, and you missed it, you’re going to feel stupid.