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History and Operation of the Conference:  

Michigan State University's Annual Undergraduate Philosophy Conference was established in 2010.  It supports dialogue among philosophy students of MSU and North America who gather for two days of conversation and the opportunity for interaction with a renowned philosopher in a specialization chosen by the students themselves.  The conference is entirely student-organized:  the Philosophy Club, the Capstone PHL 492 class, and a Conference Executive Committee apply for funding, peer-review the submitted papers, answer correspondence, and serve as session chairs and commentators.  Philosophy instructors in the area are welcome to accompany their students to the conference.  

The 2017 Conference:

The 2017 conference will be held on April 14-15. Submissions are open--see flyer below. Contact hedrickt@msu.edu for more information.


Call For Papers

7th Annual Undergraduate Philosophy Conference

April 14-15, 2017
Deadline for submissions: February 15, 2017

Paper Submissions:

Accepting papers on all topics in philosophy.Must have a maximum length of 3,000 words. Must include abstract not exceeding 150 words.

Email submissions and questions to Todd Hedrick (hedrickt@msu.edu).

In the email accompanying the submission attachment, include the author's name, university/college affiliation, email address, phone number, title of the paper and abstract.

Results announced in early March. Food and lodging (if desired) provided by the MSU Philosophy Club.
For more information visit: http://www.philosophy.msu.edu/ undergraduate/undergraduate-conference/

Keynote Speaker: Larry Krasnoff

This year, we are delighted to host Larry Krasnoff, Professor of Philosophy at the College of Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina. Professor Krasnoff’s research focuses on moral and political philosophy, and German idealism. Professor Krasnoff will speak on "Normativity and Practical Justification in Kant". 

MSU undergrad conference CFP.pdf 

The 2016 Conference:


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