1st ILSTU Undergraduate Philosophy Conference 2014

  • Conference Call
  • The Depart­ment of Phi­los­o­phy at Illi­nois State Uni­ver­sity (ILSTU) will host its first Under­grad­u­ate Phi­los­o­phy Con­fer­ence on April 25 – 26, 2014.

    Con­fer­ence Theme

    Friends and Fam­ily: Do We Owe Every­one Equal Treat­ment?

    Accord­ing to one line of thought, moral­ity requires that we treat oth­ers impar­tially and that our own indi­vid­ual projects, com­mit­ments and attach­ments have lit­tle moral value. Our oblig­a­tion toward strangers, there­fore, should be sim­i­lar to those toward friends and fam­ily, for the par­tic­u­lar rela­tion­ship that we might have toward those close to us has neg­li­gi­ble moral relevance.

    One might object to this line of thought, how­ever, on the grounds that these projects and com­mit­ments are often essen­tial to giv­ing life value, and the impar­tial­ity required is overly-​demanding. Alter­na­tively one might con­tend that the sen­ti­ments and attach­ments that we have for those close to us are essen­tial for the devel­op­ment of moral char­ac­ter, or one might argue that moral­ity must be con­tex­tual and rela­tional, and thus must take into account the impor­tance of the con­text and rela­tion­ship that we have with others.

    Keynote Speaker

    Phi­los­o­phy Pro­fes­sor Julia Dri­ver, Ph.D. – Wash­ing­ton Uni­ver­sity, St. Louis

    Call for papers

    Papers on any philo­soph­i­cal topic are wel­come, although we are par­tic­u­larly inter­ested in receiv­ing papers that are con­nected to the con­fer­ence theme. Papers should be between 2,500 and 3,000 words and should be pre­pared for blind review. Please sub­mit the paper along with a cover page with author infor­ma­tion, insti­tu­tional affil­i­a­tion, and a 250-​word abstract. Accep­tances will be announced by March 1, 2014.

    Travel and accommodation

    A lim­ited amount of funds are avail­able to help sub­si­dize the costs of travel and accom­mo­da­tion for under­grad­u­ate students.

    starting: ending: 26.04.2014 Location: , Category:


    Conference START 26.04.2014 END

    All deadlines have expired!

    This conference has no more open deadlines. There may be successive conferences coming up you may by interested in.

    Please check our conference list and search...

    Conference Facts

    Location , Category Organiser More Info Conference Website

    Further interesting Conferences

    Currently we have no similar events listed. Please check our website regulary, subscribe to our RSS-Feed or follow us on twitter for new listings.