Students

Philosophy students at Albion get involved and gain experience through a number of opportunities outside of class. Scroll through some of the possibilities below and don't hesitate to contact the department for more information!

Pizza eaters

     Philosophy Pizza & Pop
             Get-Together !
   Wednesday, November 4th

                   5:00 – 6:30pm

Kellogg Center Living Room (1st floor)

Do you have questions about future philosophy courses? Do you have questions about the philosophy major or minor? Do you want to just talk with other philosophy students? Please join the Philosophy Department for FREE PIZZA and POP

 

Albion College Philosophy Club

Professor Bindu Madhok has a discussion with her philosophy class.

Movies, presentations, debate, and dialogue! For information about the Philosophy Club, contact Jeremy Kirby or Dan Mittag or Bindu Madhok.

Phi Sigma Tau

Albion is affiliated with this national honorary organization in philosophy, as students' wishes dictate. Our local chapter has been active in arranging programs of intellectual significance to the campus and providing formal recognition to the academic achievements of our students.

Field Trips

Classes such as the Philosophy of Art or the Bertrand Russell Seminar often include field trips to libraries, museums, or galleries as part of the course. One of the Russell Seminar's trips to the Russell Archives at McMaster University resulted in the students publishing in Russell: The Journal of the Bertrand Russell Archives.

Albion's Institutes, Centers, and Honors Program

The field of philosophy characteristically emphasizes critical reasoning and writing skills on the methodological side, and inquiry into value issues on the substantive side. This combination makes the study of philosophy an important and meaningful addition to the curricular initiatives offered at Albion by the Prentiss M. Brown Honors Program, the Center for Sustainability and the Environment, the Gerald R. Ford Institute for Leadership in Public Policy and Service, the Institute for Healthcare Professions, and the Carl A. Gerstacker Institute for Business and Management, as well as the Pre-Law and Neuroscience concentrations. The websites of each include a description of relevant Philosophy courses.

Pre-Law:

You are cordially invited to the University of Michigan Law Day on Tuesday, September 23, from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM, on the second floor of the Michigan Union on the UM Ann Arbor Central Campus. The Law Day is sponsored by the UM Career Center. This is a great opportunity to meet admissions representatives and learn about specific schools and programs. Whether your students are currently applying to law school or just "thinking" about it, they will be able to have productive conversations and gather helpful information. There is no fee to enter the UM Law Day although all attendees are required to stop by one of the check-in tables before entering the fair.

See more event's details and a list of participating schools at http://careercenter.umich.edu/article/law-day.  There is limited metered parking available in front of the Union on State Street and behind, on Thompson St., in addition to a larger public parking structure on Maynard St. There is a lot of construction on campus and, consequently, detours. Please allow extra time to get here and park.

 

Undergraduate Philosophy Conference and Symposium Opportunities

ETHICS AND THE BRAIN: DEADLINE APRIL 1, 2016

Submissions from a wide range of disciplines, including philosophy, the social sciences, critical studies (including gender and sexuality studies, disability studies, race studies, and critical legal theory…), law, education, linguistics, the neurosciences, and the pharmaceutical and medical sciences as well as other relevant disciplines and fields are welcome. All abstracts should be submitted electronically to this address:http://www.cognethic.org/eb.html

Papers presented at the Ethics and the Brain conference will be eligible for inclusion in a proceedings issue of the Journal of Cognition and Neuroethics<http://www.cognethic.org/jcn.html> (JCN). The JCN is a peer-reviewed, open access journal published online, aimed at the cross-fertilization of research in neuroscience and related medical fields as well as scholarship in normative disciplines that focus on legal, social and ethical and policy issues. JCN is committed to presenting wide ranging discussions. We are looking to publish works that explore ideas, concepts, theories and their implications across multiple disciplines and professions.

Ethics and the Brain is being co-sponsored by the Center of Cognition and Neuroethics and the Philosophy Department of the University of Michigan-Flint, http://www.cognethic.org/index.html

For additional information, please contact Dr. Jami Anderson, Philosophy Department UM-Flint, Director Center of Cognition and Neuroethics. 

 

STANCE, AN INTERNATIONAL UNDERGRADUATE PHILOSOPHY JOURNAL CALL FOR PAPERS.  Stance seeks original philosophical papers authored by current undergraduates. Submission Guidelines: Stance welcomes papers concerning any philosophical topic. Current undergraduates may submit a paper between 1500 and 3500 words in length (footnotes may extend the word limit 500 words at most). Stance asks that each undergraduate only submit one paper for the journal per year. Papers should avoid unnecessary technicality and strive to be accessible to the widest possible audience without sacrificing clarity or rigor. They are evaluated on the following criteria: depth of inquiry, quality of research/academic rigor, creativity, lucidity, struggle, significance, and, most importantly, originality.

Submission Procedures: Manuscripts should be in Microsoft Word (.doc) format and sent as an attachment to .  Manuscripts should be double-spaced (including quotations, excerpts, and footnotes) The right margin should not be justified

To facilitate our anonymous review process, submissions are to be prepared for anonymous review. Include a cover page with the author’s name, affiliation, title, and email address. Papers, including footnotes, should have no other identifying markers. Footnotes should follow Chicago Manual of Style. A style sheet with examples is available on our website under More about Stance – Information for Authors. Please use American spellings and punctuation, except when directly quoting a source that has followed British style. For further concerns, please visit Stance on the web at http://stancephilosophy.com/ or contact us at

DEADLINE: December 11, 2015

The Fifth Annual San Diego State University Student Philosophy Conference will take place October 17, 2015 in SDSU's Aztec Union.  This year’s theme is Continental Philosophy, and we’re honored to have Dr. Mark Wrathall (UC Riverside) as our keynote. The conference will be taking place in conjunction with the 3rd annual SoCal Philosophy Conference. 

Annual Michigan Undergraduate Philosophy Conference in Flint, Michigan is scheduled for February 19, 2016.  Deadline for submission is December 20, 2015. Volume 3 Issue 2 of compos mentis: The Undergraduate Journal of Cognition and Neuroethics will be devoted to talks presented at the 2015 Michigan Undergraduate Philosophy Conference that have been revised into polished papers. All talks presented at the conference are eligible for submission and review. Both the conference and the journal (which will publish the proceedings of the February MUPC conference) are student run and managed.  Although the conference has "Michigan" in the title, we welcome undergraduates from anywhere. Explore their web site which has archived the previous MUPCs and has links to all compos mentis issues: http://www.cognethic.org/conference_ug.html and http://www.cognethic.org/cm.html.

The George Washington University Philosophy Club invites undrgraduates to submit their work for its annual Undergraduate Philosophy Conference to be held in the spring of 2016. An official announcement, including details regarding the Conference's venue and keynote speaker can be found at www.philevents.org.

The 6th Annual Undergraduate Philosophy Conference at Michigan State University will be held April 1 - 2, 2016 on the campus of MSU. The keynote address will be given Friday 1 April by Steven Nadler, William H. Hay II Professor and Evjue-Bascom Professor in Humanities at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Papers on any philosophical topic are welcome by the submission deadline of February 1, 2016. All papers will be blind-reviewed and comments provided; results will be announced by February 29th.

Call for Papers for the 20th Annual Pacific University Undergraduate Philosophy Conference will be held April 15-16, 2016 on the campus of Pacific University, in Forest Grove, Oregon. The purpose of this conference is to provide a forum for the presentation of philosophical work of undergraduates to their peers. Papers are required to be of philosophical content, but there are no specific restrictions on subject matter within the arena of philosophical discussion itself. Papers should be approximately 3000 words (10-12 pages).  Electronic submissions, including paper and abstract (Word documents), should be sent to:. Submission deadline is February 1, 2016. Final decision will be made no later than February 20, 2016.  Selected papers from the conference will be published in Volume 7 (2016) of the journal Res Cogitans.


pdfThe Prindle Institute for Ethics at DePauw University is sponsoring the Ninth Annual Undergraduate Ethics Symposium, April 14-16, 2016
.  The deadline for submissions is February 1, 2016. Students can submit electronically here

The symposium includes four keynote talks from leading experts on this year’s theme, Text, Tweet, Trigger: The Ethics of Communication in the 21st CenturyThis is an interdisciplinary symposium that is open to students in any academic discipline working on projects that speak to issues of ethical concern. This is an honors symposium, so only 25 to 30 submissions will be accepted. Each participant will be in a seminar led by a visiting scholar or artist; the seminars will consist of seven to ten students each. In these small groups, students will benefit from the critiques and comments of their peers. Four experts in the realm of virtual spaces will be joining us this year who will work closely with the participants. For those students accepted to the symposium, DePauw University will cover lodging and meals while at DePauw. Travel expenses would be the responsibility of the participant. More information can be found at http://www.depauw.edu/academics/centers/prindle/programs/ues2/. If you have further questions, please e-mail .

 

 

 

Research and Fellowship Opportunities

The Humane Studies Fellowship at George Mason University.

The Adam Smith Fellowship is a one-year, competitive fellowship for graduate students attending PhD programs at any university, and in any discipline, including economics, philosophy, political science, and sociology. Smith Fellows receive a stipend and attend colloquia on the Austrian, Virginia, and Bloomington schools of political economy. It is a total award of up to $10,000 for the year. 

 

Internships

Office of Michigan Governor Rick Snyder: Internships Positions Available (unpaid)

 

Publication Opportunities

Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics Essay Contest 2016
Deadline for submission online is December 14, 2015 at 5:00PM PST.

Philologoi: The Belmont University Undergraduate Journal of Philosophy

Episteme: Denison University's Undergraduate Journal of Philosophy. Deadline for submission is midnight December 19, 2015.

Stance:  An International Undergraduate Philsophy Journal

Arete, The Undergraduate Philosophy Journal of Rutgers University

Qualia: Bard's Undergraduate Philosophy Journal

Summer Seminars and Institutes in Philosophy

None posted at this time; please check again soon.

Undergraduate Journals and Conferences Directory

See the list maintained by Mercyhurst College.