12th Mid-Hudson Valley Undergraduate Philosophy Conference

April 12, 2024 - April 13, 2024
Marist College, Dept. of Philosophy & Rel. Stud. 3399 North Road, Marist College

Henry Hudson Room, Fontaine Hall
3399 North Road
Poughkeepsie 12601
United States

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The Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Marist College will host the Twelfth Mid-Hudson Valley Undergraduate Philosophy Conference 12-13 April 2024. Undergraduates are encouraged to submit papers on any topic in philosophy. The conference is selective, accepting at most six papers. There are no concurrent presentations. Each paper presentation includes comments from another undergraduate from either Marist College's philosophy program or from one of the other philosophy programs at four other colleges in the Mid-Hudson Valley Region of Upstate New York. All of the undergraduate presentations will take place in the Henry Hudson Room on the third floor of Fontaine Hall at Marist College.

Papers accepted for presentation are eligible for consideration for publication in the eighth volume of the Marist Undergraduate Philosophy Journal.

The keynote speaker this year will be Dr. Carolina Sartorio, Professor of Philosophy at Rutgers University. Dr. Sartorio’s research focuses on problems that lie at the intersection of metaphysics, philosophy of action, and moral philosophy. Beside her work in leading philosophy journals and various edited collections, Dr. Sartorio is the author of two books, Causation and Free Will (Oxford University Press, 2016) and Causalism: Unifying Action and Free Action (Oxford University Press, 2023). She is also co-author (with Robert Kane) of Do We Have Free Will? A Debate (Routledge, 2021). Dr. Sartorio’s keynote address is entitled “A Simple but Powerful Idea about Free Will” and will take place at 17:00 on Friday, 12 April 2024 in the Fusco Recital Hall at Marist College.

Please send papers of no more than 3,000 words (not including footnotes and bibliography) on any topic in philosophy by 29 December 2023. We are accepting electronic submissions by attachment in PDF or MS Word format. Please send submissions to Patricia Devine at .

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