21st Annual Southern Appalachian Undergraduate Philosophy Conference
February 7-8, 2020
Our symposium will provide a professional-style philosophical forum for aspiring undergraduates to present significant and original work. All papers will be evaluated by blind review process. At the conference, judges from universities with important graduate programs will award prizes for the top three presentations.
We are honored to announce that our judge and keynote speakers this year will be Dr. Jay L. Garfield of Smith College and Dr. Daniela Vallega-Neu of The University of Oregon. Dr. Vallega-Neu will present her keynote lecture, “The Dis-Appearance of Soul” on Friday, February 7th from 5:45-6:45 pm. Dr. Garfield will present his keynote lecture, “The Second Person” on Saturday, February 8th from 4:10-5:10 pm. Both lectures will be held in Laurel Forum, Karpen Hall, as will the rest of the conference events.
Please check back soon for the conference schedule and a list of selected undergraduate papers.
2018 Conference Papers
- The Possibility of Ethico-Religious Engagement in Levinas and Kierkegaard – Fraser Humphreys, Furman University
- Rereading Hegel on Mutual Recognition: The Internalization of Trapped Spirit – Liam O’Mahony, Appalachian State University
- A de Beauvoirian Analysis For the Reform of Social Structures Via the Black Lives
Matter Movement – Alison Russell, Western Carolina University
- Phenomenological Contributions to the Cognitive Sciences – Braxton Bragg, Furman University
- A Conceptual Analysis of Psychiatric Disorder:Towards a Synoptic Vision of Psychiatry –Alex Claxton, University of North Carolina at Asheville
- Locke and Property: Differential Protection – Samuel Morkal-Williams, Warren Wilson College
- Archetypes and Ideology in John Locke – Joshua Sykes, University of North Carolina at Asheville
- On the Infinite – Nicholas R. Baker, Lee University
- Foucault’s Deconstruction of the Subject: A Feminist Epistemological Critique – Victoria Nebolsin, University of North Carolina at Asheville
3rd Biennial Philosophy of Disability Conference
March 6-7, 2020
Our conference features papers that engage with disability studies from a philosophical point of view. We are honored to have as our featured keynote speaker this year Professor Elizabeth Barnes of the University of Virginia, who will be giving a lecture called “Gender without Gender Identity: Cognitive Disability and the Need for Gender Inclusion.”
Check back soon for a link to our Eventbrite page, where you can find more information about and register for the conference.
- 2nd Biennial Conference on the Philosophy of Disability, April 2018
- 19th Annual Southern Appalachian Undergraduate Philosophy Conference, February 2018
- 18th Annual Southern Appalachian Undergraduate Philosophy Conference, February 2017
- 16th Annual Southern Appalachian Undergraduate Philosophy Conference, February 2016
- Democratic Experimentalism Workshop
- “Consciousness in the Bhagavad Gita” presented by Dr. Keya Maitra as part of the 2012-13 Faculty Lecture Series
- Dr. Bijoy Mukherjee, Vivsa-Bharati University, India
14th Annual Southern Appalachian Undergraduate Philosophy Conference
- “Varieties of Democratic Experimentalism” presented by Dr. Brian E. Butler as part of the 2012-13 Faculty Lecture Series
- “Henry of Ghent’s Quodlibet IV, q. 13: Giles of Rome and Giles of Lessines” presented by Dr. Gordon Wilson as part of the 2012-13 Faculty Lecture Series
- “Lived Bodies, Loved Bodies” presented by Dr. Duane Davis as part of the 2012-13 Faculty Lecture Series
- “Queer Identities” presented by Dr. Melissa Burchard as part of the 2012-13 Faculty Lecture Series