Welcome to the official website of the Marquette Philosophy Grad Student Assn. (PGSA)

The Eighth Annual Graduate Student Conference:

Substance Abuse: the use and abuse of metaphysics for life

March 30-31st , 2007

Offered by the Philosophy Graduate Student Association
of Marquette University

(click here for info on previous conferences)

Keynote Speakers:

Dr. John Jones, Marquette University

Dr. David Carr, Emory University


The Philosophy Graduate Student at Marquette University invites the submission of graduate student papers on the following topics for our conference:

The 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.

Philosophy 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.

Metaphysics 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.

The deadline for submission of papers is January 12th, 2007

Papers should be suitable for a 25 to 30 minute presentation (10 to 15 pages)

Please send papers prepared for blind review, with a cover letter. You may email papers in MS Word, RTF, or PDF to: mupgsa@marquette.edu

You may also mail papers in duplicate to:


                   Marquette University

                   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 austin.reece@marquette.edu
or Gretchen Niswonger at gretchen.niswonger@marquette.edu


About Marquette . . .

       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.

       Reasonably 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.

Food and Accomodations . . .

       Conference participants are responsible for their own accommodations and meals. Click here for a list of nearby eating establishments, and here for a list of local hotels.

Transportation . . .

Air: 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.

Car: 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.

Parking: The entrance to the Marquette University Parking Structure is on 16th St. between Wisconsin Avenue and Wells St. Parking is free for visitors.

Bus: 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.

Train: 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.


Click here for info on previous conferences.



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Last updated 26 March, 2001.