The Catholic University of America
School of Philosophy and Graduate Student Association
Spring 2010 Graduate Student Philosophy Conference
Friday, March 26, 2010
9AM-5PM, Caldwell Hall, First Floor
Dr. Allan Gotthelf (University of Pittsburgh)
Dr. Richard Hassing (Catholic University of America)
Central to ancient philosophy, pervading medieval thought in a
distinct way, and also finding a place in modernity, final causality,
many would argue, is far from being merely an historical issue, but
rather constitutes an essential topic of philosophical inquiry. What,
however, is the current status of thought about teleology? What is the
influence of telos on contemporary human culture? Have thinkers of the
past been too dependent on teleological explanations? Is there an end
or goal to history? To philosophy?
The graduate students in the School of Philosophy at the Catholic
University of America invite submissions of papers related to
teleology from any field.
Please submit essays no later than Dec 31, 2009, by e-mail to
firstname.lastname@example.org. Only submissions that meet the
following guidelines will be considered:
1. Approximately 3500 words in length, or fewer (please list word
count on title page).
2. Prepared for blind review (all identifying marks removed)
3. MS Word documents (“doc.” files only)
4. Categorized (On the title page, please list the general area(s) of
inquiry— e.g., epistemology, ethics, etc.— as well as the thinker(s)
focused on most heavily. Please also include either an abstract of
approximately 100 words or an outline.)
We look forward to many exciting submissions and to hosting a fruitful
examination of teleology.