Monday, December 29, 2008

MSU Graduate Conference

April 4th, 2009

James Sterba - Keynote
Paul Thompson - Featured Faculty

CALL FOR PAPERS

The graduate students at Michigan State University’s Department of Philosophy invite papers in all areas of social political thought and value theory, including:

❏ Social and Political Thought* ❏ Biomedical Ethics* ❏ Gender and Race
Theory* ❏ Ethics and Development* ❏ Environmental Ethics* ❏ Historical
Ethics ❏ Aesthetics ❏ Metaethics ❏ Philosophy of Science

* strengths of the MSU Philosophy Department

While our ability to appreciate your paper depends in part upon whether we are familiar with its specialization, we are much more interested in receiving good papers regardless of their area. We are seeking especially those papers that make an original contribution and offer careful philosophical expansion. Preference will be given to those papers that the reviewer believes will provoke thoughtful and engaged discussion.

As a graduate body, we see social interaction—as friendly, authentic discourse— as a great aid to the practice of philosophy. We hope our speakers will engage in both the scholarly and more social aspects of the conference, which include an opening dinner and farewell party.

FURTHER INFORMATION

For additional information about our conference, including registration, conference schedule, and prior conference abstracts, visit the conference Web site: www.msu.edu/unit/phl/gradconference/
<http://www.msu.edu/unit/phl/gradconference/>



SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Entries must be received electronically by January 31^st , 2009 and be suitable for blind review. Presentations are 30 minutes, so please limit to 15 pages (double-spaced) and include an abstract of no more than 250 words. Please submit entries to: philconf@msu.edu philconf@msu.edu>

COMMENTATORS

Each presentation will be followed by a brief commentary by MSU graduate
students.

QUESTIONS?

Questions, or accommodation requests for persons with disabilities
should be directed to the Organizing Committee at: philconf@msu.edu
philconf@msu.edu>.

Philosophy GRADUATE STUDENTS
Michigan State University
Department of Philosophy
503 South Kedzie Hall
East Lansing, MI
48824-1032
517/355-4490
(FAX): 517/432-1320

email: philconf@msu.edu

No comments: