Saturday, September 10, 2011
Washington and Jefferson College
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 www.pittphil.org  or contact one of the organizers, Michael Wolf (mwolf (at) washjeff.edu) or Donald Bruckner (dwb12 (at) psu.edu).
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; Penn State University, New Kensington; California University of Pennsylvania; Duquesne University; University of Pittsburgh; Slippery Rock University; Washington and Jefferson College; West Virginia University