Thursday, November 27, 2008

Talk this Friday

This Friday, Esa Diaz-Leon of philosophy will be giving a talk hosted by the department of anthropology.
The talk will be held at 2:30 pm, in rm. 409 Tier and is titled 'The Meaning of 'Woman''.

Hopefully all regular phil-Friday folks can make it out!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

PPUPA undergraduate conference

Hey everyone:

I received this e-mail and thought it would be good to post it here. Although it doesn’t mention the location of the conference in this letter, it’s being held at the University of Lethbridge (I assume it’s the one in Calgary). The letter I received also doesn’t mention who the keynote speaker is, but if I find out I’ll post it on the blog.

A bunch of us went down last year, and (minus a lame party) it was a lot of fun. I would encourage any undergrads to send in a submission and check it out. We also got our entire trip paid for by the arts and philosophy department, so I imagine other people could do the same if the went and talked to some people about getting funding.


November 18, 2008

Greetings everyone,

Please accept my apologies for the delay in getting this information out.

Attached is information for the upcoming PPUPA (Prairie Province Undergrad Philosophy Association Conference) Call for Papers which is currently planned for March 21 – 22, 2009. If there are indications that this date is unacceptable there is the possibility that we may be able to move it to the weekend either before or after.

The keynote of the conference will focus on religion and metaphysics. This topic will address the high value placed on all religious or spiritual views and the deep need for some kind of metaphysic to support such a view.

The Call for Papers deadline is January 3, 2009. Undergraduates are encouraged to present papers on all topics. Abstracts must be submitted so that similar topics can be grouped into sessions. Forward abstracts to: Cliff Baum at

Further details will follow as they become available.

Thank you for your time and patience.


Cliff Baum

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Student Talk this Friday!

Hi all:

Mark your calendars for this Friday afternoon- our own Justin Dallmann will be presenting a paper at 2:30 pm. Room details still need to be confirmed, but the talk will most likely be in one of the larger rooms on the 2nd floor of University College.

Justin's paper is called "Getting your Ravens in a Row: Generalizing the Paradox of Confirmation."

Ice-cold, delicious fruit juices to follow in the student rooms downstairs.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

FEW 2009


Harvard/MIT Grad Conference


The 17th Annual Harvard-MIT Graduate Student Philosophy Conference

Conference Date: Saturday, April 18, 2009
Keynote Speaker: Professor Robert Stalnaker, MIT

Submission Deadline: Thursday, January 1, 2009

We seek submissions from graduate students in any area of philosophy.
Submissions should be suitable for a 40-minute presentation. As guidance, a
4000-word paper usually takes about 40 minutes to read.

All submissions must be accompanied by an abstract of 400-500 words (roughly one
single-spaced page). No identifying information should appear in the body of
the paper or the abstract. Instead, please include a cover sheet with the
submitter´s name, address, e-mail address, telephone number, name of his or her
institutions, and title of the paper.

Papers should be submitted by e-mail to in one of
the following formats: .pdf, .rtf, .doc. We can only accept one submission per
applicant, so please make sure that the version of the paper you send is the one
you would like considered.

If you have any questions, please contact us at