Monthly Archives: July 2013

July 31, 2013

SIU Undergrad Philosophy Conference call for papers

Here’s a Call for Papers recently sent to the department from Southern Illinois University:

SIUE 8th annual Undergraduate Philosophy Conference
The Conference will be held in the upper level of SIUE’s Morris University Center Oct. 17-18

How to Submit a Paper:
Submit your paper electronically as a .doc .rtf or .pdf file. (Only electronic submissions will be considered.) Send the paper as an attachment to Professor Christopher H. Pearson at
Submission Deadline: August 23, 2013

Submission Requirements:

  • Papers in any area of philosophy are welcome.

  • Students submitting papers must be undergraduates.

  • In the subject line of the e-mail to Professor Pearson please indicate “Undergraduate Philosophy Conference”

  • In the body of the message, please indicate your name, university, and email where you wish to be contacted.

  • Attach to the essay itself a coverpage, which should include the author’s name, institution, and email.

  • Prepare the paper for blind review.  The author’s name, institution, and contact information should only appear on the cover page attached to the essay and in the body of the email submitted to Professor Pearson.

  • The paper must not exceed 3000 words in length [not counting bibliography and notes]. Be sure to include the word count on the essay’s cover page.

  • Title of the paper should appear on both the cover page and on the paper itself.

July 17, 2013

Descriptions of Dr. Williams’ 2013-2014 courses

Here are the courses that will be taught in the upcoming school year by our new faculty member, Dr. Evan Williams:

Fall 2013
PHRE 188: Ethics
PHRE 381: Philosophy of Law
PHRE 385: Philosophy and Public Affairs

Spring 2014
PHRE 188: Ethics
PHRE 350: Biomedical Ethics

You can find descriptions of the courses posted on our course listings page.  Enroll in one for a wonderful philosophical experience!