Call for Papers
The Sacred and the Secular:
Philosophy and Religion in the 21st Century
Date: February 20-21, 2009
Location: Memphis, Tennessee
Keynote Speaker: John D. Caputo, Syracuse University
The 5th annual University of Memphis Philosophy Graduate Student
Conference will be held February 20-21, 2009 in Memphis, Tennessee.
The conference will explore the relationship between philosophical and
religious thought in the 21st century. The question of "religion" has
long been central to philosophy; every canonical figure in the history
of philosophy—from Plato to Aristotle, Augustine to Ockham, Descartes
to Kant, and Hegel to Derrida—has recognized the central significance
of questions of faith. This legacy provides the contemporary
philosopher with a unique opportunity: the hope of a world unified
under “secular reason” is in question and religion has once again come
to the forefront of political and academic controversy. Philosophers
must now confront these challenges by offering perspectives utilizing
the rich resources at our disposal.
We seek philosophical papers investigating and interrogating the
difficult terrain of religion, politics, and ethics.
Deadline for submission of papers is January 3, 2009. Papers should
not exceed twelve double-spaced pages. Papers should be prepared in
Word and made suitable for blind review.
Also, please provide a separate cover page which includes the following information:
- paper title;
- author name;
- university affiliation;
- email address;
- telephone number;
- abstract (200 words maximum).
Title the attachment containing your paper with your paper’s title. Title the attachment containing your cover page with your last name followed by "cover page." Email both files as separate attachments to Michael Burroughs (firstname.lastname@example.org) or to Adam Lockridge (email@example.com).
For more information, please contact Michael Burroughs
Flyer here (PDF)