Monday, August 30, 2010

Building Bridges - Cognitive Science and Ethics

Cognitive Science and Ethics
Thirteenth Annual Building Bridges
Graduate Student Philosophy Conference
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
November 5-6, 2010

Keynote Speaker: Owen Flanagan, James B. Duke Professor of Philosophy
and Professor of Neurobiology at Duke University

Deadline for Submission: September 15th 2010.

The thirteenth annual Building Bridges Conference will be held at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. This year’s topic is the intersection of cognitive science and ethics. We welcome novel connections among these themes and encourage papers that are interdisciplinary in their approach. We encourage submissions from philosophical traditions and look forward to bringing these different perspectives into conversation.

Submission Guidelines:

Papers should not exceed 3000 words and should be prepared for blind review. Please do not include any personal information in the paper. On a separate cover page include the following items:
The paper’s title
The author’s name
Institutional affiliation
E-mail address
Word Count (3000 words maximum)
An abstract (150 words maximum)

Please e-mail a copy of your paper and your personal information, as attachments, in Microsoft Word format (.doc) or in Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) to Please title the file of your paper with an abbreviated paper title and title the file of your contact information with your last name and first initial.

Conference Statement:

The purpose of “Building Bridges” is to bring into dialogue diverse elements not commonly associated. We seek interdisciplinary as well as intra-disciplinary themes that address problems from multiple philosophical standpoints, from different traditions, or in which two or more thinkers not customarily brought into conversation are compared. Our goal is to provide a pluralistic forum for constructive and critical communication across boundaries.

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