21st Annual Southern Appalachian Undergraduate Philosophy conference

February 7, 2020 - February 8, 2020
Department of Philosophy, UNC Asheville

Laurel Forum, Karpen Hall
1 University Heights
Asheville 28804
United States

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Keynote speakers:

Smith College
University of Oregon


University of North Carolina, Asheville

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Our symposium provides a professional style philosophical forum for aspiring undergraduates to present significant and original work.  All papers will be evaluated by blind review process.  At the conference, judges from universities with important graduate programs will determine prizes for the top three presentations [1st place--$175; 2nd place--$125; 3rd place--$100].

We are honored to announce our judges and keynote speakers this year will be:

Dr. Daniela Vallega-Neu [University of Oregon]

Dr. Jay L. Garfield [Smith College]

Please submit each of the following as three separate MS Word files to ddavis@unca.edu:

¨     a paper

¨     an abstract

¨     a separate cover sheet with name and affiliation


Papers on any philosophical topic are welcome.  Papers should be designed for a 20-minute presentation time [approximately 10 standard double-spaced pages].  The paper should not contain the author's name or institutional affiliation.

Abstracts should be attached to the paper, should be one paragraph, double-spaced, no more than 150 words.  These abstracts should not contain the author's name or institutional affiliation.

Cover sheets should be on a separate sheet, and should contain the title of the paper, the author's name, and the author's institutional affiliation, address, e-mail address, and phone number.

Submissions must be received by Friday, NOVEMBER 22, 2019

Participants will be notified soon after Monday December 9, 2017

For submissions or further information, please contact:

Dr. Duane H. Davis

Department of Philosophy, CPO # 2830, UNCA

One University Heights

Asheville, NC 28804-3251


Sponsoring Organizations include:  the Deryl Howard Memorial Fund, the Office of the Chancellor, the Office of the Deans, the Belk Chair in Humanities, the UNCA Philosophy Club, the NC Epsilon Chapter of Phi Sigma Tau, & the UNCA Philosophy Department

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