CFP: Sixth Mid-Hudson Valley Undergraduate Philosophy Conference

Submission deadline: September 18, 2015

Conference date(s):
October 23, 2015 - October 24, 2015

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Conference Venue:

Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Marist College
Poughkeepsie, United States

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The Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Marist College will host the Sixth Mid-Hudson Valley Undergraduate Philosophy Conference October 23-24, 2015. 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 or another one of the colleges in the Mid-Hudson Valley Region of Upstate New York.

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

The keynote speaker this year will be Michael McKenna, Professor of Philosophy and Keith Lehrer Chair of Philosophy at the University of Arizona. Professor McKenna's research focuses on issues related to free will and moral responsibility. Apart from his work published in numerous collections of essays and in leading philosophy journals, he is the author of Conversation and Responsibility (Oxford University Press, 2012) and co-author with Derk Pereboom of Free Will: A Contemporary Introduction (Routledge, forthcoming).

Please send papers of no more than 3,000 words (not including footnotes and bibliography) by September 18, 2015. We are accepting electronic submissions by attachment in PDF or MS Word format. Please send submissions to Andrei Buckareff at

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