Call for Papers: Pittsburgh Area Philosophy Colloquium

Call for Papers:

Pittsburgh Area Philosophy Colloquium

Washington and Jefferson College
Washington, Pennsylvania
September 10, 2011

Keynote Speaker: Karl Schafer (University of Pittsburgh)

This conference seeks to foster philosophical discussion among the many philosophers at institutions in and surrounding Pittsburgh, and to encourage philosophers from any geographic location to participate in this vibrant community.

The morning sessions will consist of four concurrent working groups, organized roughly on the themes of Ethics, Analytic Philosophy, Continental Philosophy and History. Those wishing to have a working paper considered for discussion need only submit an abstract (200 words max), and be willing, if selected, to make the full paper available to conference participants by August 15.

The afternoon sessions will include APA-style colloquium papers (20 minute paper followed by a commentary and general discussion). To apply for one of these sessions, please submit a blinded paper of 3000 words or less with an abstract (200 words max). Papers in any area of philosophy are invited for consideration as colloquium papers.

For further details and a web form for submissions, please visit or contact one of the organizers, Michael Wolf ( or Donald Bruckner (

Submission Deadline: June 1, 2011

A modest registration fee for attendees will be payable by cash or check at the conference, which will include lunch. Individuals, such as graduate students, who are not employed full-time may register free of charge.

The Pittsburgh Area Philosophy Colloquium is jointly sponsored by:
Allegheny College
California University of Pennsylvania
University of Pittsburgh
Washington and Jefferson College
Penn State University, New Kensington
Duquesne University
Slippery Rock University
West Virginia University