SIU Undergrad Philosophy Conference call for papers

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  • 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!

  • May 24, 2013

    New ethics courses, 2013-2014 school year

    We are happy to announce that we have hired Dr. Evan Williams of Purdue University for the position of Temporary Assistant Professor of Ethics.  That means that next year there will be several new course offerings.  Besides PHRE 188: Ethics, Dr. Williams will be teaching PHRE 381: Philosophy of Law and PHRE 385: Philosophy & Public Affairs this Fall, and 188 and PHRE 350: Biomedical Ethics in the Spring.

    If you are still looking for courses in PHRE, or have wished for new upper-level electives, now is your chance to work with a exciting new faculty member!  Please look at the open course listings and see if these courses would benefit your course of study.

    — Dr. Daschke

  • May 9, 2013

    San Diego State University Undergrad Philosophy Conference

    Details for the conference, together with the Call for Papers (in ethics), can be found here.  Paper submission deadline is August 1, with the conference taking place October 19-20.

  • April 27, 2013

    PHRE Senior Seminar schedule for the week of April 29

    Monday, April 29

    BH 262

    11:30 Matt Grose, “Searching for Value” (Faculty Respondent: Natalie Alexander; Thesis Director: Chad Mohler)

  • 2013 Summer Biomedical Ethics Internship

    Center for Biomedical Ethics and Humanities
    Program in Biomedical Ethics
    School of Medicine
    University of Virginia

    2013 Summer Biomedical Ethics Internship

    The Program in Biomedical Ethics at the Center for Biomedical Ethics and Humanities at the University of Virginia School of Medicine invites applications for the 2013 summer Biomedical Ethics Internship Program.  Interns will have the opportunity to work closely with the Program’s multidisciplinary faculty on a wide range of topics in clinical, research, and health policy ethics. These include, but are not limited to issues in organ transplant and allocation, reproductive health, compensation for research injury, ethical issues at the end of life, policy approaches to substance abuse and chemical dependency, and the emerging use of biotechnology.

    Interns will work directly with a faculty mentor on projects of mutual interest or pre-established projects. Additional opportunities, such as observation of clinical ethics consultation and participation in weekly Ethics Consult Service meetings are available. The internships are seven weeks duration, beginning June 10 and ending July 29.


    The Summer Internship can provide stipends of $2,800 for two students. Students who do not need financial support are also invited to apply. Housing and benefits are not provided.


    Applicants should be rising 3rd or 4th year undergraduates, or recent college graduates with course work or related experience in bioethics. They should have an interest in biomedical ethics, and concrete career goals to which the study of biomedical ethics applies. Applicants should demonstrate interest in biomedical ethics through coursework, independent study, scholarship or clinical experience.

    Applicants must submit: an application form, a letter of intent outlining his/her interest in the field of bioethics, a writing sample such as a paper written for a course, a letter of recommendation from a former professor/mentor, and a current transcript. The deadline for applications for the 2013 summer program is May 15. Applicants will be chosen based on demonstrated interest in the field of biomedical ethics; scholarly aptitude based on course work, writing samples, and recommendations by mentors/professors; and their ability to contribute to the intellectual community of the Program in Biomedical Ethics of the Center for Biomedical Ethics and Humanities.

    Inquiries and completed applications/documents should be sent via email to Mary Faith Marshall at

  • April 20, 2013

    PHRE Senior Seminar schedule for the week of April 22-26

    Monday, April 22

    BH 262:

    10:30-11 Sophia Allen:  The Third Way: Jesus as a Nonviolent Person” (Faculty Respondent: Jennifer Jesse; Thesis Director: Mike Ashcraft)

    c. 11-11:30 Benjamin Batzer: “Finding the Death-of-God in Kenotic Theology” (Faculty Respondent: Jennifer Jesse; Thesis Director: Mark Appold)

    c. 11:30-12 Jasmine Johnson: “The Lord is There: Crusade Jihad, and the Myth of Jerusalem” (Faculty Director: Dereck Daschke; Thesis Director: Mark Appold)

    BH 346:

    4:30 Kyle Goff: “Video Games as Religion” (Faculty Respondent: Jay Self; Thesis Director: Dereck Daschke)

    c. 5:00 Samantha Wickham: “Bridging Fundamental Gaps in Moral High Ground” (Faculty Respondent: Lloyd Pflueger; Mike Ashcraft)

    Tuesday, April 24

    BH 262

    9 am Rachel Marx: “Please Be Not Silent” (Faculty Respondent: Betty McLane-Iles; Thesis Advisor: Dereck Daschke)

    Wednesday, April 24

    BH 262:

    10:30 Amy Johnson (Faculty Respondent: Ding-hwa Hsieh; Thesis Director: Mark Appold)

    11:30 Matt Grose (Faculty Respondent: Natalie Alexander; Thesis Director: Chad Mohler)

    BH 346

    3:30 Evan Richardson, “Identifying the “We” in I and Thou”

    (Faculty Respondent: Rodney Taylor; Thesis Directors: James Cianciola, David Murphy)

    Thursday, April 25

    BH 346

    3:00 Carrie Weber, “Pro-Choice Christianity: A Feminist Theological Reclamation of the Sanctity of Life”

    Friday, April 26

    BH 262

    10:30 am  Sean Collins, “A Reconciliation of Sharia and Civil Law” (Faculty Respondent: Tom Zoumaras; Thesis Director: Mark Appold)

    MC 212

    3 pm:  Matthew Helis, “Bushido, the Heritage and Legacy of the Samurai” (Faculty Respondent: Lloyd Pflueger; Thesis Director: Ding-hwa Hsieh)

    3:30 pm:  Ryan Nely, “Faith, Conflict, and the Quest for a More Perfect Union: Religion in the 2008 Presidential Election”



  • April 16, 2013

    Continuing schedule for the first of the Spring 2013 Senior Seminar oral presentations

    Taking place in BH 346, Wednesday, April 17:

    • 3:30: Evan Richardson:    “Identifying the “We” in I and Thou
    • 4:00: Christian Grandon:  “Catholicism and Religion in J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings
    • 4:30: Keenan Schott:          “Masculine Embodiment in a World without Bodies: Penises, Phalluses, Power and Porn in the Information Age”

    Taking place in BH 352, Friday, April 19:

    • 11:30: Alison Stagner:       “He Conceives and Gives Birth: Plato and Pregnancy”


  • April 15, 2013

    Continuing schedule for the first of the Spring 2013 Senior Seminar oral presentations

    Taking place in BH 262, Monday, April 15:

    10:30 Phoebe Davis– “Snakes on a James?  (Re)Considering Mystical Experience in the Snake-Handling Tradition”

  • April 11, 2013

    Schedule for the first of the Spring 2013 Senior Seminar oral presentations

    Taking place in BH 262, Friday, April 12:

    10:30 Johnathan Walker , “Dissolving Divorce: Healing for the Hard-Hearted”
    11:00 Bryan Neff, “Homosexuality and Christianity”

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