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Philosophy and Religion Conferences and Seminars

Students Present Papers at Conferences

The following conferences provide an opportunity for you to give a presentation. Talk to a faculty member in the department or follow the links for more information.

                                                                                        DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS DATES OF CONFERENCE
 North Carolina Religious Studies Association   Sept./Oct.   November
 North Carolina Philosophical Society   December   February
 American Academy of Religion (SE Region) "SECSOR"   December   March
 NCUR (National Conferences on Undergraduate Research)   December   April
 Northeast Florida Student Philosophy Conference   January   March
 Undergraduate Philosophy Conference (at UNCA)   February   March
 WCU Undergraduate Expo   March   April 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Get Published - Journals

 
    DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS
 Stance - Ball State University,
 Muncie, IN
 mid-December for
 April publication
 Aporia - Brigham Young University,
 Provo, UT
 Sept. or Oct. for
 Fall publication

 Jan. or Feb. for
 Spring publication

 The Dualist - Stanford University,
 Stanford, CA
 January for late-
 Summer publication

 Paideia - Ruprecht-Karls-Universität
 Heidelberg, Germany

 February for
 March publication
 Ephemeris - Union College,
 Schenectady, NY
 February for
 Spring publication

 

Visiting Scholars

Each semester the philosophy and religion department invites several scholars to speak to classes, give a departmental talk, and, in conjunction with The Honors College, deliver a Jerry Jackson Lecture in the Humanities.  (Learn more about Jerry Jackson, the WCU faculty member.)

Group at a Jerry Jackson Lecture in the Humanities

 

2013-2014 Visiting Scholars 

 


 Buddhist Monks                   
 "The Symbolism of the Sand Mandala" (Tibetan Buddhism) 9/10/13
 David Pena-Guzman  "Never Worry Boys, for a Feminist does not Eat Beetroot! Feminism's 'Fourth Wave' and the Possibility of Social Critique" 10/23/13

 J. Aaron Simmons

 "If God is Dead, then what are philosophers of religion talking about?" 11/18/13
 Carol Adams  Jerry Jackson Lecture (with English Dept):
 "How Does A Person Become a Piece of Meat?"
11/7/13

 Kristi Sweet

 "Beauty and Goodness Reconfigured: Kant's Ideal of Beauty" 11/21/13
 Theodore George

 

 Jerry Jackson Lecture:
"Gadamer and the Promise of World Literature"
11/21/13

 Eddy Souffrant

 Jerry Jackson Lecture:
 "An Approach to Development Ethics"
3/19/14

 Diane Perpich

 "Alone in a Crowd: Sartre and Young on Social Groups"

3/21/14

 

2012-2013 Visiting Scholars

 

 Michael
 Hodges
 Jerry Jackson Lecture:
 “The God that Does Not Exist”
10/4/12
 Kevin
 Schilbrack
 PAR Faculty paper: "Anti-Metaphysics"  9/26/12
 David
 Henderson
 PAR Faculty paper: "Wilderness in Henry Bugbee: The
 Metaphyisical and the Montanan"
11/14/12
 James
 McLachlan

 PAR Faculty paper: "Hell Is Not Other People: Ideas of Hell and
 Relational Theologies

11/28/12

 John
 Sanders

 Jerry Jackson Lecture:
 "How the Human Mind Thinks of God: A Cognitive Linguistic
 Analysis of Anthropomorphic God Concepts"
  3/18/13

 Christian
 Miller

 Jerry Jackson Lecture:
 "Are Most of Us Honest People? Or Dishonest? Or Neither?"
  4/19/13

 

2011-2012 Visiting Scholars

 

Greg Hoskins

Jerry Jackson Lecture: “Gettysburg at Ground Zero, and Other Conundrums in the Philosophy and Politics of History”

10/10/11

Kevin Gustafson

Jerry Jackson Lecture: “Discovering Sodom and Gomorrah in the Medieval West”

11/1/11

Marin Smillov

“How Many Bad Actions Make Me A Bad Person?”

11/4/11

Mary Caldwell

“The Hospital’s Obligations to the Uninsured and the Undocumented”

11/9/11

Aaron Simmons

“Continental Philosophy of Religion: A Future”

11/11/11

Emily Ball

"Understanding Homelessness" (Homeward Bound organization)

11/17/11

Diane Perpich

" Feminism and Multiculturalism Revisited: French Feminism and the Ni Putes Ni Soumises Movement (Neither Whores Nor Doormats)"

12/2/11

Rob Bass

“Understanding Animal Minds”

2/8/12

James Keller

"Process Theism and Some Problems of Evil"

2/16/12

Katharine Schweitzer

"Being Open to Change: The Paradox of Provisionality"

3/8/12

Aaron Simmons

"A Goldilocks God?: A Comment on Contemporary Philosophy of Religion”

4/19/12

 

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