CFP: Southwestern Philosophical Society 82nd Annual Meeting

Submission deadline: July 1, 2020

Conference date(s):
November 13, 2020 - November 15, 2020

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Conference Venue:

Department of Philosophy, Vanderbilt University
Nashville, United States


An association of scholars and philosophers founded in 1936, SWPS provides a forum for philosophical and scholarly research. While SWPS originally served philosophers in the American Southwest, it has been for many years a national and international society. While SWPS does follow trends and methods that prevail in the world of Anglo-American philosophy, the Society is proud of its pluralism and its tradition of openness where scholars of all major traditions find their views and philosophical styles taken seriously.

Papers on any philosophical topic are welcome. There are mutiple benefits to submitting to the SWPS Annual Conference:

1. All papers undergo blind peer review from two scholars; 

2. All accepted papers will be presented at the Annual Meeting; 

3. All presented papers recieve a written commentary, presented at the conference; 

4. All presented papers are published in the Society’s journal, Southwest Philosophy Review.

Electronic submissions are required and should be submitted to Papers must be in MS Word (.doc) or Rich Text Format (.rtf). Papers submitted in any other format cannot be processed. Papers may not exceed 3000 words in length (not including notes and references). Submissions should include a word count and 150 word abstract (not counted in total word count) on the title page. Papers exceeding this length will not be considered. Papers should be prepared for blind review. The deadline for submissions is July 1, 2020. 

Awards: The Society gives an annual award of $150 to the best paper written by a graduate student or recent Ph.D. (degree must have been granted within three years of the meeting). Additionally, a graduate student or recent Ph.D. who is from an underrepresented group may be eligible for a $150 travel grant. Authors who are eligible for either the prize or the travel grant should indicate this on the cover page of their submission.

Membership: You must be a member of the society to present. Dues may be paid when registering for the conference. To join, send inquiries to Deb Heikes, University of Alabama – Huntsville,

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