The North Carolina Philosophical Society announces its call for papers for its upcoming meeting on February 25 & 26, 2011 at Appalachian State University.

The keynote speaker will be Walter Sinnott-Armstrong, Chauncey Stillman Professor in Practical Ethics at Duke University.

Papers in any area of philosophy designed for a presentation time of about 20-30 minutes are welcome. Further details including submission instructions can be found at the NCPS website at:

Undergraduate submissions are strongly encouraged, and there will be a $175 prize for the best paper submitted by an untenured faculty member, a $125 prize for the best graduate student paper, and a $100 prize for the best undergraduate paper.

Professor Christian Miller (Wake Forest) and his colleagues have recently been awarded a $3.67 million grant from the John Templeton Foundation for The Character Project, an exploration of the nature of character.

Christian asked me to let you know that $2 million will soon be devoted to three separate funding competitions, one of which will be for philosophers working on topics related to character broadly conceived, including but not limited to the recent work on the empirical adequacy of character traits.

You can learn more about the project here and the funding competitions here. Do feel free to contact Christian at character (at) for more information.

The Annual Dutch Conference on Practical Philosophy brings together ethicists and political philosophers as well as philosophers and researchers working in related fields to present and discuss work in practical philosophy. A central meeting place for members and Ph.D. students of the Netherlands School for Research in Practical Philosophy (Onderzoekschool Ethiek), it warmly welcomes non-members and researchers in practical philosophy from outside The Netherlands.

Conference dates: 8 and 9 October, 2010
Venue: Het Kasteel, Groningen, The Netherlands
Keynote speakers: Onora O’Neill (Cambridge), Michael Smith (Princeton)

Registration: EUR 275 (members), EUR 350 (non-members), EUR 200 (Ph.D. students)

JAP Prize
By S. Matthew Liao

The Journal of Applied Philosophy will henceforward award an annual prize of £1,000 to the best article published in the year’s Volume. The first award will be made in respect of Volume 28 (2011). The judgment as to the best article will be made by the editors of the Journal.

The Journal of Applied Philosophy provides a unique forum for philosophical research which seeks to make a constructive contribution to problems of practical concern. Open to the expression of diverse viewpoints, the journal brings critical analysis to these areas and to the identification, justification and discussion of values of universal appeal. The Journal of Applied Philosophy covers a broad spectrum of issues in environment, medicine, science, policy, law, politics, economics and education.

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