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:

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

Call for Papers:  The 22nd Annual Pacific University Undergraduate Philosophy Conference will be held April 20 -21, 2018 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, 2018. Final decision will be made no later than February 28, 2018.  Selected papers from the conference will be published in Volume 9 (2018) of the journal Res Cogitans.


The Prindle Institute for Ethics at DePauw University is sponsoring the Eleventh Annual Undergraduate Ethics Symposium, April 19-21, 2018
 .  The deadline for submissions is February 9, 2018.  

The 7th Annual Undergraduate Philosophy Conference at Michigan State University will be held April 14 - 15, 2017 on the campus of MSU.  The keynote address will be given by Larry Krasnoff, Professor of Philosophy at the College of Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina. Professor Krasnoff’s research focuses on moral and political philosophy, and German idealism. Professor Krasnoff will speak on "Normativity and Practical Justification in Kant".  Papers on any philosophical topic are welcome by the submission deadline of February 15, 2017. All papers will be blind-reviewed and comments provided.

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 2018
Deadline for submission online is December 11, 2017 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.

pdfEpisteme: Denison University's Undergraduate Journal of Philosophy. Deadline for submission for the scheduled publication of Volume XXIX in May 2018 is midnight December 17, 2017. 

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.