Montana State University

Department of History, Philosophy and Religious Studies

Montana State University
P.O. Box 172320
Bozeman, MT 59717-3440

Tel: (406) 994-4395
Fax: (406) 994-7420
Location: 2-155 Wilson Hall

Department Chair

Dr. David Cherry

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Philosophy Student Events & Opportunities


Call for Papers: Eastern Michigan University’s 5th Annual Undergraduate Conference in Philosophy
March 6th and 8th, 2015

The Eastern Michigan University Undergraduate Conference in Philosophy is now accepting papers
for its conference to be held at EMU March 6th and 8th, 2015.  Papers selected for presentation will be allotted 20 minute presentation times, followed by formal comments and Q & A.  All papers in philosophy, broadly construed, will be considered for the conference; since this is an undergraduate conference, no papers by professionals, graduate students, or others holding an advanced degree (in philosophy) will be considered.

Papers submitted for the conference should be 8-12 pages in length and include an abstract approximately 250 words in length.  
The deadline for submission is January 12, 2015, and only completed papers accompanied by an abstract will be reviewed.  We expect to announce the papers selected for presentation before the end of January.
We use a formal commentator system; so, even if your paper is not selected for presentation, you may be considered for such a role.  Please let us know, along with your paper submission, if you are willing to comment. It is not uncommon for students to present a paper and give comments on another at the conference.  This also means that all selected papers will receive formal feedback at the conference.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Gina Schouten <> , Illinois State University
Faculty Mentors:
 Last year we enjoyed having faculty attend in a support role.  We strongly encourage students to bring faculty mentors to the conference.  The dialog among professors, discussion of pedagogy, and expansion of mentoring opportunities for students, are among the desirable benefits of this conference.

Papers, abstracts, and questions should be submitted electronically to <>
Faculty Supervisor:  Dr. W. John Koolage,
Publication Opportunity:  The top (3 to 5) papers submitted will be published in our undergraduate philosophy journal, Acta Cogitata! <>
Conference Website: <>
*Papers submitted and/or presented at other conferences will be given equal consideration in our review process.



April 17-18, 2015

Pacific University

Forest Grove, Oregon

Keynote talk by Daniel Dennett <> (Tufts University)

The 19th annual Pacific University Undergraduate Philosophy Conference will be held April 17-18, 2015 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).
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Electronic submissions, including paper and abstract (Word documents), should be sent to:

Submission deadline is February 1, 2015.

Final decisions will be made by February 28, 2015.

Volunteers for session chairs are also welcome.

Selected papers from the conference will be published in Volume 6 (2015) of the journal Res Cogitans <> .

This is strictly an undergraduate conference, with only undergraduates allowed on the conference program.
The single exception is the keynote speaker.
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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, James Sterba, Peter Kivy, and Walter Sinnott-Armstrong.
This year’s keynote talk will be by Daniel Dennett.

The conference banquet will be on Friday, April 17 and all paper sessions, including the keynote talk, will be on Saturday, April 18.

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 address below:

Department of Philosophy
Pacific University
2043 College Way
Forest Grove, OR 97116