Undergraduate Philosophy Conference Set for March

Moravian College will host the first Lehigh Valley Undergraduate Philosophy Conference on March 27, 2010 announced Bernie Cantens, chair and associate professor of philosophy. Undergraduate students and professors of Lehigh Valley colleges and universities are invited to submit papers on general philosophical topics to be presented at the conference. Maggie Riegel '10 and Armando Chapelliquen '12 are program coordinators for the conference, which is expected to be an annual event.

Douglas Anderson '80 will be the plenary speaker at the first Lehigh Valley Undergraduate Philosophy Conference on March 27.

Moravian graduate Douglas Anderson '80, professor of philosophy at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, will be the plenary speaker. The author of Philosophy Americana:  Essays in American Philosophy and Culture (2006), several other books, and numerous papers, Dr. Anderson is interested in philosophy's relationship to other dimensions of culture.

His work covers a range of fields, from the philosophy of science and religion to philosophy of sport, music, and education. "Doug is widely known and recognized as one of the leading philosophers in the United States," said Professor Cantens.

Submission Guidelines for Papers:
Please send submissions as attachment in .doc format no more than 3000 words. Submissions may be on any philosophical topic and should be prepared for blind review and include a cover page with the following information:

  1. author’s name
  2. title of paper
  3. institutional affiliation
  4. contact information (email, phone number, mailing address)
  5. word count
  6. area of philosophical subject (ex. Ethics, Existentialism, Metaphysics)
  7. an abstract of no more than 200 words

Please send all submissions and questions to LVUPconf2010@hotmail.com. Deadline for Submissions: February 20, 2010.