Northwest Philosophy Conference

November 12, 2021 - November 13, 2021
Department of Philosophy, Portland State University

Portland State University
United States

This will be an accessible event, including organized related activities


California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo


Portland State University

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The 72nd Annual Northwest Philosophy Conference

Portland State University
Portland, OR
November 12 & 13, 2021

The Northwest Philosophy Conference is held each fall, attracting philosophers from across the United States and abroad. The primary purpose of this conference is to provide a forum for philosophical work as a service to the profession. This has been the major professional philosophy conference in the region for the past 73 years.

We will be including the following options for submissions:

  • Individual Paper submissions
  • Panel submission (3-4 speakers not presenting individual papers, but rather engaged in a discussion on a specific topic)
  • Author meets critics sessions (one author of a recent book and 2-3 critics)
  • Lightning session: 5-minute presentations of recent work

We hope to hold the conference in person with an online option. Given the uncertainties of COVID-19, a final decision about meeting in person will be made by August 31st.

Keynote Speaker

David Boersema, Emeritus Professor, Pacific University

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