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!

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:

For information about Pre-Law, please see Pre-Professional Programs.

For those students who are interested in the study of law at the undergraduate level, please take a look at the Law, Justice and Society concentration.

 

Undergraduate Philosophy Conference and Symposium Opportunities

The 23rd annual Pacific University Undergraduate Philosophy Conference will be held April 5-6, 2019 on the campus of Pacific University, in Forest Grove, Oregon. The keynote speaker is Susan Haack (University of Miami). 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). Submissinos are due by February 1, 2019. Electronic submissions are required and should be sent to Ian O'Loughlin at . Submissions should include both the full paper and an abstract of no more than 200 words. Please send your paper, prepared for blind review, as an email attachment. The attachment should be a single word document with title, abstract, paper, and bibliography. In the body of the email, please include the title of your paper, your name, and your university. Selected papers from the conference will be published in Volume 10 (2019) of the journal Res Cogitans.

 

The Prindle Institute for Ethics at DePauw University is sponsoring the Twelveth Annual Undergraduate Ethics Symposium , April 2019.  The deadline for submissions is February 1, 2019.

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 2019
Deadline for submission online is December 14, 2018 by 5:00PM PST.  No late entries will be accepted.

Philologoi: The Belmont University Undergraduate Journal of Philosophy.  Deadline for submission is January 30, 2018 for fall 2018 publication.

Episteme, Vol. XIX (2018), Denison University's Undergraduate Journal of Philosophy. pdfCall for Papers  deadline for submission for the scheduled publication of Volume XXX in May 2019 is midnight December 21, 2018. 

STANCE, an International Undergraduate Philosophy Journal, is produced and edited entirely by undergraduate students. We aim to enrich student learning by providing an opportunity for undergraduate students to have their original work reviewed by or published in a peer-reviewed academic journal.

The undergraduate editors of Stance are trained in specific editorial skills, including line-editing, content evaluation, professional communication, and independent research. Several reviewers examine each contributed paper. Contributors are given constructive feedback, even if the paper is rejected. For accepted and ‘revise and resubmit’ papers, the feedback is typically substantial. The editor-in-chief of Stance ensures that all questions are answered professionally and in a timely manner.

Submission Guidelines:  Stance seeks papers concerning any philosophical topic. However, not every paper that earns an “A” in an undergraduate course is right for us. A Stance paper will go above and beyond an “A” with regard to originality, depth, and audience appeal. Current undergraduates may submit papers between 1500 and 3500 words in length. The deadline for submissions is mid-December, initial review is completed in early February, and publication is in April. Send manuscripts to .  For more information please visit our website http://stancephilosophy.com   

pdfPrometheus Journal, John Hopkins University:  Prometheus is a national undergraduate philosophy journal published by undergraduate students at Johns Hopkins University. The purpose of the journal is to promote philosophic discourse of the highest standard by offering students an opportunity to engage in open discussion, participate in the production and publication of an academic journal, and establish a community of aspiring philosophers. Each year, Prometheus publishes quality undergraduate papers in philosophy. Each issue contains a selection of essays on various philosophic topics. Prometheus has decided to move forward with the publication of the Journal in an online-only format. Prometheus accepts submissions through January 26th, 2018, with decisions to be expected by mid-spring, and publication occurring the following fall.

Areté, The Undergraduate Philosophy Journal of Rutgers University

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.