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Graduate Student Philosophy Conference


2019 University of Utah Student Philosophy Conference

2019 University of Utah Graduate Student Philosophy Conference
October 18th, 2019
Keynote Speaker: Sarah Buss, University of Michigan

The 2019 University of Utah Graduate Student Philosophy Conference showcases exceptional work by graduate and advanced undergraduate students in all fields of philosophy. The theme of the 2019 conference is an exploration of action and how our principles of practical reasoning inform our ethical decision making. The conference will focus largely on the metaphysics of action insofar as it relates to personal identity, moral reasoning, and social discourse in an increasingly technological world. Possible paper topics may include but are not limited to the following: heuristics for practical reasoning, analysis related to the how and why be moral question, theories of reasoning and rationality, the taxonomy of identity, navigating contemporary political and social discourse, the structure of action, meta-ethical concerns for a technological world, psychology, and relevant neuroscience. Other related topics will be welcome.

Email abstracts and full papers to Papers should be suitable for a 25-minute presentation and a 20-minute follow-up Q&A. Submissions should be prepared for blind review. Please include a separate cover page with the following information:

  • Your name
  • Institutional affiliation
  • Title of the paper
  • Abstract (250 words or less)
  • Contact information (email)

Priority will be given to complete papers.  Additionally, The University of Utah Philosophy Program is happy to offer a cash prize to the distinguished student who submits the best paper. Notification of acceptance will be sent by September 16th.

Submission Deadline: September 1st

Last Updated: 5/9/22