Saturday, January 26, 2008


Hello all. Our next job candidate, Madeleine Arsenault, is here on Monday. As usual, there's lunch before the talk. Also as usual, lunch will be at Degree's. Be among the first three responders and you'll get a free lunch. (Even if the spots are taken, all students are encouraged and invited to come out and meet the candidate. It's just that you'll have to shell out for yourselves.) We'll meet upstairs around Laurie's office at around 12:20.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Rob's seminar on monday.

Just to let people know, if you don't already, Rob's seminar on monday will be from 4:00-5:30 instead of the usual 2:30-5:30. He said to pass the word on, but i haven't seen any people from the seminar since he mentioned this... so i decided blogging would be a good bet.

Justin W.

UTSC Undergrad Conference

Hi all

More from Laurie:

March 15, 2008
The 1st Annual Symposium at Scarborough
An undergraduate philosophy conference hosted by the Philosophy Club
at the University of Toronto at Scarborough

Keynote Speaker: Diana Raffman, University of Toronto
Conference Location: University of Toronto at Scarborough (UTSC)

The Philosophy Club at the University of Toronto Scarborough invites
submission of high quality papers in any area of philosophy for the
inaugural Symposium at Scarborough, an undergraduate philosophy
conference. Papers should be approximately 2000-3000 words, suitablefor presentation in 20 minutes, and accessible to philosophy students at the undergraduate level. Each paper will be commented on by a UTSC undergraduate, and there will be an opportunity for general discussion. Please submit papers in pdf or rtf format to

Papers should be prepared for blind review, with no identifying information in the paper itself. A coversheet, attached as a separate file, should contain author name, papertitle, address, school affiliation, email, phone number, word count,and abstract of approximately 125 words. We hope to be able to help defray travel expenses for presenters fromoutside the Greater Toronto Area. Submissions deadline: February 5.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Lunch with job candidate

Our department is hiring this term, so there are a few job candidates coming here to give job talks as part of the interview process. The first of them is Dr Esa Diaz Leon from the University of Sheffield, who's here next Monday.

The department has arranged for a few students to go out for lunch with her at Degree's before her talk on Monday (the talk's at 2.30, lunch will be around 12.15), so all students are welcome to come out to lunch. This is a good opportunity to meet the job candidate. Plus, the first three students to reply will have their lunch paid for. If you can (and will) go, just comment on the post to reply.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Call for Papers

Call For Papers

Hermes, the University of Ottawa’s undergraduate philosophy journal, is seeking submissions for its Canada-wide edition in Spring 2008.

· Essays should be no longer than 5000 words
· All areas of philosophy will be considered
· Submissions may be written in either English or French
· Citations should be in MLA format
· On a separate page, please include:
your home university, year of study, mailing address, email, phone
number, and a short summary (100 words max) of your field of
interest within philosophy.

Interested applicants should send both a hard and soft copy
(Microsoft Word or compatible format, via email) to

Undergraduate Philosophy Students’ Association
Attn: Hermes
c/o Department of Philosophy
University of Ottawa
70 Laurier Avenue East, Room 234
Ottawa, Ontario
K1N 6N5

Submission deadline: February 18th, 2008

Friday, January 11, 2008

PPUPA Rescheduling

Dear all,

I am writing on behalf of the University of Calgary's Undergraduate Philosophy Club to update you on the status of the 2008 PPUPA Conference. We wish to inform you that due to a conflict in scheduling, the date of the conference has been moved up to March14-15, 2008. The paper submission date remains the same, though notification of acceptance will come by February 23, which is earlier than previously scheduled. We apologize for any inconvenience these changes may cause.

Sincerely,Tess Murphy (U of C Undergraduate Philosophy Club)

Saturday, January 5, 2008

University of Waterloo Graduate Conference

University of Waterloo
Philosophy Graduate Students Association
Fifteenth Annual Graduate Conference in Philosophy
April 9 & 10, 2008 Call For Papers

Keynote Speaker:Dr. Patricia S. Churchland
University of California President’s Professor of Philosophy
University of California, San Diego

We welcome high quality submissions in any area of analytic philosophy from graduate students in philosophy. We are planning a specific session for papers on the philosophy of mind. A selection of presented papers will also be published in a graduate students’journal. Submissions should be between 4000 and 5000 words. They must be prepared for blind review and should include, on a detachable cover sheet, the following information: • Paper title• Author’s name• Institutional affiliation• Address/e-mail address• Telephone number• Word count• A short abstract
Please e-mail your submissions in either .doc (not .docx) or .pdf format to If you prefer to submit papers by mail, please send two (2) copies to:
Philosophy Graduate Students Association
c/o Department of PhilosophyUniversity of Waterloo
200 University Avenue WestWaterloo, ON N2T 1H8Canada
For more information about the Universityof Waterloo Philosophy Graduate Students Assocation, its conferences and its publications, please visit:
Submission Deadline:February 1, 2008

--W. Jim 337PHIL 145 office hour: Wednesday, 10:30 to 11:30

History of Philosophy Graduate Conference

Hi everybody:

Sorry to have missed this- here is an upcoming history of philosophy graduate conference posting forwarded from Laurie:

The philosophy department at the University of Western Ontario would like to invite paper submissions on any topic in the history of philosophy. Submission deadline has been extended to February 1st 2008(email submissions to

Please visit our website (in progress) at:
for the call for papers and other information.

Thank you,

Julie Walsh
Department of PhilosophyTalbot College, Rm. 339
The University of Western Ontario
London, ON N6A 3K7(519) 661-3453

Thursday, January 3, 2008

The Myth of Jones and the Myth of Mental Entities

I have written this paper which I would like to present at a Philosophical Friday:

I'd be happy to present the first or second Friday back, which ever is most convenient for everyone.