Philosophy @ SU

News & Views from the Philosophy Department at Salisbury University

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Scopus, Student's Philosophy Journal

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Mark your calendars for the 2014 Philosophy Symposium!
April 26, 2014
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
TETC 153
ART & LIFE
Movement: The Foundational Reality of Animate Life
Moving in Concert
Featuring Dr.  Maxine Sheets-Johnstone, Philosophy Department, University of Oregon. For more information, please see our Symposium page.

Mark your calendars for the 2014 Philosophy Symposium!

April 26, 2014

9 a.m.-4 p.m.

TETC 153

ART & LIFE

  • Movement: The Foundational Reality of Animate Life
  • Moving in Concert

Featuring Dr.  Maxine Sheets-Johnstone, Philosophy Department, University of Oregon. For more information, please see our Symposium page.

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Undergraduate Journal accepting submissions until 2/11/2014

Prometheus is an undergraduate philosophy journal run by students and faculty at Johns Hopkins University. Prometheus is currently accepting paper submissions for its upcoming mid-atlantic undergraduate philosophy conference on Saturday, April 12th - Sunday, April 13th.  The deadline for submissions is Tuesday, February 11th, 2014.

 Paper Guidelines:

 Undergraduates from all institutions are invited to submit a philosophy paper on any topic of their choosing. Papers should be no more than 3,000 words, double-spaced, and should include a 100-200 word abstract.  Identifying information (name, school, phone number, and email address) should only be found on a cover page, and the cover page should be submitted as a separate document. Submissions should be sent to editors@prometheus-journal.com with “Conference Submission” in the subject line.

 Conference Information:

 Selected participants will be invited to present at our conference, to be held April 12th-13th.  The best paper will be considered for publication in Prometheus, the Johns Hopkins Undergraduate Philosophy Journal.  All other papers accepted to the conference will be published online.

The conference will feature a keynote presentation on Saturday by Dr. Nancy Sherman of Georgetown University, whose recent research has focused on military ethics, emotions, and the history of moral philosophy.  Following, presenters are invited to attend an on-campus dinner hosted by the Johns Hopkins Department of Philosophy for undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty members in the philosophy department.

We regret that we will be unable to reimburse attendants for travel costs.  Direct any questions about the conference to camjdavis@mac.com and hzhao16@jhu.edu.

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Philosophy journal “Stance” Call for Papers (CFP)

The national awarding-winning, international undergraduate philosophy journal Stance (stance.iweb.bsu.edu) is now taking undergraduate submissions for review. 

CALL FOR PAPERS

Stance  seeks original philosophical papers authored by current undergraduates.

 Submission Guidelines:

Stance welcomes papers concerning any philosophical topic. Current undergraduates may submit a paper between 1500 and 3500 words in length (footnotes may extend the word limit 500 words at most). Stance asks that each undergraduate only submit one paper for the journal per year. Papers should avoid unnecessary technicality and strive to be accessible to the widest possible audience without sacrificing clarity or rigor. They are evaluated on the following criteria: depth of inquiry, quality of research/academic rigor, creativity, lucidity, struggle, significance, and, most importantly, originality.

 Submission Procedures:

- Manuscripts should be in Microsoft Word (.doc) format and sent as an attachment to ballstatestance@gmail.com

- Manuscripts should be double-spaced (including quotations, excerpts, and footnotes)

- The right margin should not be justified

- To facilitate our anonymous review process, submissions are to be prepared for anonymous review. Include a cover page with the author’s name, affiliation, title, and email address. Papers, including footnotes, should have no other identifying markers.

- Footnotes should follow Chicago Manual of Style. A style sheet with examples is available on our website under Papers We Seek.

- Please use American spellings and punctuation, except when directly quoting a source that has followed British style.

 For further concerns, please visit Stance on the web at http://stance.iweb.bsu.edu/ or contact us at ballstatestance@gmail.com

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William Edelglass presents talk on Tuesday, Sept. 17, at 7 p.m.

William Edelglass, co-editor of the Journal of Environmental Philosophy, comes to Salisbury University this fall in connection with the Tibetan monks of Drepung Loseling Monastery. During his visit, Edelglass presents two talks. “Global Climate Change, Social Justice and Buddhist Ethics” is 7 p.m. Tuesday, September 17, in Perdue Hall’s Bennett Family Auditorium. On Wednesday, September 18, he discusses “Sand Mandalas and the Buddhist Path: An Introduction to the Amitayus Mandala, the Buddha of Boundless Life” at 3 p.m. in the Holloway Hall Social Room.
For more information, please see: 
http://www.salisbury.edu/newsevents/fullstoryview.asp?id=5430

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Fall 2013 Interest Meeting for ECI Reading Group

Please come to the Philosophy House on Thursday, September 5, at 3:30 p.m. if you are interested in participating with this year’s ECI inmate education program.  In this group, Salisbury University students act as discussion leaders with prisoners at the Eastern Correctional Institution.  If you have any questions about the program, please contact Dr. Stock (testock@salisbury.edu).

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End of the year picnic! 5/10/2013

Come and join us for our year-end picnic at the Philosophy House. We’ll have food, games, and fun with your favorite philosophers (living at least!). 

2:30 p.m. on May 10.

No RSVP needed.

We will also be electing new officers for the Philosophical Society. 

Hope to see you there!