CFP: Marquette Graduate Philosophy Conference 2017: Forgotten Philosophers (and why we should remember them)

Submission deadline: January 20, 2017

Conference date(s):
April 28, 2017 - April 29, 2017

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Department of Philosophy, Marquette University
Milwaukee, United States

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The Marquette Philosophy Graduate Student Association invites submissions for our 2017 annual spring conference.  The theme of this year’s conference is “Forgotten Philosophers (and why we should remember them.”  A “forgotten philosopher” is a philosopher whose work has been typically neglected, ignored, marginalized, or has simply fallen out of favor in the contemporary philosophical context.  The category itself is open to interpretation.  Our hope for this year’s conference is to give graduate students the opportunity to share their research on figures that are no longer generally appreciated.  In particular, we want to give up-and-coming researchers a chance to show why their philosopher of choice is worthy of attention today.  We encourage submissions about any tradition or period of historical philosophy.

Keynote Speaker: Frederick C. Beiser (Syracuse University)

Please prepare an abstract of about 500 words, prepared for blind review, and send as a PDF or Word document to [email protected].  The body of your email should include your name, paper title, email address, and institutional affiliation. The subject heading of your email should read: [your name] MUGPC Submission 17. 

If your paper is accepted, you will have 20-25 minutes for presentation. MU philosophy graduate students will serve as commentators on presented papers. Final drafts should be approximately 3000 words.

Submission deadline: January 20, 2017.

Registration fee for participants: $25 (includes conference dinner and light refreshments throughout)

Please address any general questions to Clark Wolf ([email protected]).

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