Thursday, November 13, 2008

Marquette Graduate Student Conference

Call for Papers

10th Annual Marquette University Philosophy Graduate Student Conference

March 27-28, 2009

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

“Philosophy in the 21st Century: Past Questions, Contemporary Problems”

Keynote TBA

The aim of this conference is to bring together graduate students from around the country in an effort to think together the state of philosophy in this new century. Papers concerning the usefulness of philosophy for the 21st century are encouraged, as well as the role of philosophy within the academe. Some other topical hints include:

* Continuity and discontinuity between ancient, medieval, modern and contemporary approaches to philosophy as a discipline and systematic problems
* Lessons we have not learned: the importance of studying the history of philosophy
* Interactions between philosophy and science: Naturalized Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind, Cognitive Science, Psycho-Analysis
* Philosophy’s impact on other disciplines: problematizing evidence, justification and objectivity
* Thinking contemporary feminist, critical race, post-colonial and cultural theory within the tradition of philosophy

Papers should be around 3000 words in length, suitable for a 20 minute presentation, and prepared for blind review. Please send papers, with abstract of no more than 200 words to one of the following PGSA directors:

Melissa Mosko, melissa.mosko AT,

Fuad Rahmat, ahmadfuad.rahmat AT, or

Jonathan Wenders, jonathan.wenders AT

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