The 2016 Undergraduate Conference for Philosophy and Theory at the University of Florida

April 1, 2016
Undergraduate Philosophy Society, University of Florida

University of Florida
Gainesville 32611
United States

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Keynote speakers:

Brook Sadler
University of South Florida

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The 2016 Undergraduate Conference for Philosophy and Theory at the University of Florida April 2, 2016 Gainesville, Florida

The Undergraduate Philosophy Society is dedicated to fostering critical investigation and discussion at the undergraduate level of topics from a variety of overlapping disciplines. We thus invite undergraduate students from any college or university to submit proposals for presentations at our second annual conference. The event will be hosted by the University of Florida in Gainesville on April 2, 2016, and will feature a keynote address from Dr. Brook Sadler.

Dr. Sadler is Associate Professor and Graduate Coordinator in the Department of Humanities and Cultural Studies at USF, and a past president of the Florida Philosophical Association. Her poetry and philosophical work have been published widely. Her research interests include ethical theory, the history of moral philosophy, philosophy of love and sex, feminist philosophy, and philosophy of film and literature.


Presentations are limited to 20 minutes in length (approximately 8-10 pages). We welcome presentations by undergraduates on any topic in philosophy or theory. Suitable subject areas for the conference include (but are not limited to) the following:


Ancient philosophy

Animal studies

Anthropological theory

Critical race theory

Environmental philosophy

Ethical theory


Feminist theory

Film studies


Marxist theory



Philosophy of history

Philosophy of language

Philosophy of mind

Philosophy of religion

Philosophy of science

Political philosophy

Post-colonial theory


Queer theory

Theory of knowledge

Please submit your proposals to by February 10, 2016. A proposal must include:

  • A 200-400 word abstract of the paper you will be presenting, including 4-5 keywords at the end.
  • Your name, college or university, and email contact.
  • An indication of whether or not you require audio-visual equipment for your presentation.

Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by February 24, 2016. For questions concerning the conference, please contact us at

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