22nd Annual Pacific University Undergraduate Philosophy Conference

April 20, 2018 - April 21, 2018
Department of Philosophy, Pacific University

2043 College Way
Forest Grove 97116
United States

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Ian O'Loughlin
Pacific University

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April 20-21, 2018 Pacific University Forest Grove, Oregon

Keynote talk by L.A. Paul (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)

The 22nd annual Pacific University Undergraduate Philosophy Conference will be held April 20-21, 2018 on the campus of Pacific University, in Forest Grove, Oregon. The purpose of this conference is to provide a forum for the presentation of philosophical work of undergraduates to their peers. Papers are required to be of philosophical content, but there are no specific restrictions on subject matter within the arena of philosophical discussion itself. Papers should be approximately 3000 words (10-12 pages). Electronic submissions, including paper and abstract (Word documents), should be sent to: ian.oloughlin@pacificu.edu Submission deadline is February 1, 2018. Final decisions will be made by February 28, 2018. Volunteers for session chairs are also welcome. Selected papers from the conference will be published in Volume 9 (2018) of the journal Res Cogitans.

This is strictly an undergraduate conference, with only undergraduates allowed on the conference program. The single exception is the keynote speaker. Past keynotes speakers have included: Elliot Sober, Paul Churchland, Hilary Putnam, John Searle, Keith Lehrer, Catherine Elgin, John Perry, Hubert Dreyfus, Jerry Fodor, Alvin Plantinga, Cora Diamond, James Sterba, Peter Kivy, Walter Sinnott-Armstrong, Daniel Dennett, Elliott Sober, and Alva Noë. This year’s keynote talk will be by L.A. Paul.

The conference banquet will be on Friday, April 20 and all paper sessions, including the keynote talk, will be on Saturday, April 21.

Travel and lodging information can be found by going to the conference web site at:


Registration costs: $50, payable at the conference. Three meals will be provided: Friday night banquet, Saturday breakfast and lunch.

For further information, contact Ian O’Loughlin via email (ian.oloughlin@pacificu.edu) or by phone (503 352 1547) or at the address below:

Dept. of Philosophy, Pacific University, 2043 College Way, Forest Grove, OR 97116 

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