Sunday, January 2, 2011

Georgia State Student Symposium 2011

Annual Student Philosophy Symposium
Saturday March 19, 2011.

Keynote speaker: Professor Marcia Baron (Philosophy, Indiana University) - "Reflections on the Standard of the Reasonable Person in Criminal Law"

Undergraduate and graduate students in all disciplines encouraged to submit their work on any philosophical topic.

Scope: Original papers on any philosophical topic from graduate and undergraduate students are welcome. The conference format will be symposium-style: each session will include presentation/reading, commentary, and brief Q&A/discussion period. Undergraduate and graduate authors will be selected for presentation.

Prizes: One prize valued at $100 will be awarded to the most outstanding paper by a graduate student. Another prize valued at $100 will be awarded to the most outstanding paper by an undergraduate student. Prizes may take the form of books of the winner's choice.Winners will be selected on the basis of philosophical content/ insight, clarity of written expression, and general appeal to a student audience.

Submission Requirements: Papers must be prepared for blind review (i.e., no author-identifying information or notes in the body of the paper, only on the cover page). Papers should not exceed twenty-five minutes presenting time (3750 words). When submitting, please include the following in the body of the email:

1. Author's name
2. Paper/presentation title
3. Brief abstract (~100 words describing topic discussed in paper)
4. Academic status (undergraduate/graduate), major, university affiliation
5. Regularly checked email address

Submissions that fail to include all of the above will not be accepted. No more than one submission per author will be considered. Authors should email their submission as a Word or PDF attachment to Kyle Hirsch at khirsch1@student.gsu.edu. Students who attend a school with a local chapter of Phi Sigma Tau must be members at the time of the symposium.

Deadline: Papers must be received no later than January 20, 2011.
Notification of acceptance will be emailed by February 21, 2011. Authors accepted for presentation may be asked to comment on another paper.

Sponsored by the Zeta Chapter (Georgia) of Phi Sigma Tau, The Center for Ethics - Student Forum, and The Jean Beer Blumenfeld Center for Ethics, all of Georgia State University

Contact Andrew I. Cohen (aicohen@gsu.edu) or Kyle Hirsch (khirsch1@student.gsu.edu) w/ queries.
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