Eighth Annual Graduate Student Conference:
the use and abuse of metaphysics for life
30-31st , 2007
by the Philosophy Graduate Student Association
for info on previous conferences)
John Jones, Marquette University
David Carr, Emory University
Philosophy Graduate Student at Marquette University invites the submission
of graduate student papers on the following topics for our conference:
Metaphysics of Race and Gender:
we invite papers that consider the metaphysical foundations
of race, gender, and ethnicity; 2) the relationship of these concepts
to identity, agency, sociality, or political organization; and other
topics closely related to these.
and Substance Abuse:
we are also considering papers that examine traditional philosophical
problems through the lens of addiction and substance abuse. Such topics
include, but are not limited to: human freedom, sociality, agency,
identity; assignations of moral responsibility to the addict; and
the possibility of philosophical contributions to understand the source
of and solutions to addiction and substance abuse.
and the History of Philosophy:
we also invite papers that reflect on the nature of metaphysics
and metaphysical questioning, the possibility of metaphysics, the
end of metaphysics, the current status of metaphsyical discussion
and questioning, and feminist, racial, and gendered criticisms of
metaphysics as it has been traditionally practiced.
deadline for submission of papers is January 12th, 2007
should be suitable for a 25 to 30 minute presentation (10 to 15 pages)
send papers prepared for blind review, with a cover letter. You may
email papers in MS Word, RTF, or PDF to: firstname.lastname@example.org
may also mail papers in duplicate to:
Department of Philosophy
P.O. Box 1881
Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881
Notice of acceptance
will be sent by February 1st, 2007
For more information,
please contact Austin Reece at email@example.com
or Gretchen Niswonger at firstname.lastname@example.org
Marquette . . .
University is an independent Jesuit University in downtown Milwaukee,
WI. Transportation to Marquette is available by freeway, bus, Amtrak,
and air. Mitchell International Airport is only a few miles
south. There is public bus service directly to Mitchell Field and
private coach service to O'Hare International Airport in Chicago,
Illinois. The Amtrak terminal is located nearby.
priced accommodations may be found nearby---please click here for
details. Free accomodations may be available for visiting graduate
students who indicate their need in advance.
and Accomodations . . .
participants are responsible for their own accommodations and meals.
Click here for a list of nearby eating establishments,
for a list of local hotels.
. . .
General Mitchell International Airport is a
15-mile taxi or public bus ride to campus. We will gladly provide
transportation to and from the airport.
From the north, take I-43 south and exit at Wells St. / N. 11th
St. (Exit 72C). Go south on 11th St. one block and turn right onto
Wisconsin Avenue. From the south, exit from I-94 to I-43 North and
exit at #72C. Turn right on N. 6th St. and drive two blocks to West
Wisconsin Avenue. Turn right on W. Wisconsin. From the west, come
east on I-94 and exit at N 13th St. (#310A). Turn left and drive one
block to W. Clybourn Street. Proceed left on Clybourn to N. 16th St.
and turn right onto 16th St.
The entrance to the Marquette University
Parking Structure is on 16th St. between Wisconsin Avenue and Wells
St. Parking is free for visitors.
Both Greyhound and Badger Bus Lines are located on N. 7th St. between
W. Wisconsin Ave. and W. Michigan Ave. On arrival, you can 5 blocks
west to campus on Wisconsin Ave., or take a cab.
the Amtrak terminal is located at N. 5th St. & St. Paul Ave. On
arrival, you can take a cab or walk north to W. Wisconsin Ave. and
board any westbound local bus to N. 12th St. The fare is $1.35.
here for info on previous conferences.