Annual Georgia Student Philosophy Symposium
April 10, 2010
Keynote speaker: David Schmidtz (Arizona)
Undergraduate and graduate students in all disciplines encouraged to submit their work on any philosophical topic.
Scope: Original papers on any philosophical topic from graduate and undergraduate students are welcome. The conference format will be symposium-style: each session will include presentation/reading, commentary, and brief Q&A/discussion period. Undergraduate and graduate authors will be selected for presentation. All accepted submissions will available online in the Proceedings of the Georgia Student Philosophy Symposium.
Prizes: One prize valued at $100 will be awarded to the most outstanding paper by a graduate student. Another prize valued at $100 will be awarded to the most outstanding paper by an undergraduate student. Prizes may take the form of books of the winner’s choice. Winners will be selected on the basis of philosophical content/insight, clarity of written expression, and general appeal to a student audience. The most outstanding paper by a Georgia State undergraduate student will be considered for presentation at University Undergraduate Research Day.
Submission Requirements: Papers must be prepared for blind review (i.e., no author-identifying information or notes in the body of the paper, only on the cover page). Reading length of paper should not exceed twenty minutes, though longer written versions are acceptable. When submitting, please include the following in the body of the email:
- Author’s name
- Paper/presentation title
- Brief abstract (~100 words describing topic discussed in paper)
- Academic status (undergraduate/graduate), major, university affiliation
- Regularly checked email address
Submissions that fail to include all of the above will not be accepted. No more than one submission per author will be considered. Authors should email their submission as a Word or PDF attachment to Trip Glazer.
Deadline: Papers must be received no later than January 20, 2010. Notification of acceptance will be emailed by February 21, 2010. Authors accepted for presentation may be asked to comment on another paper.
- By submitting an essay for consideration, any entrant certifies that the essay is consistent with principles of academic integrity, such as, but not limited to: the essay is his/her own original work and all sources have been given proper credit. Any Georgia State University entrant further certifies that the work is consistent with the Georgia State Policy on Academic Honesty.
- The Zeta chapter of Phi Sigma Tau reserves the right not to award some or all prizes for any given year.
- All decisions of the review committee for the Zeta chapter of Phi Sigma Tau are final and cannot be appealed.
- Essays submitted for classes are acceptable entries for the contest.
- Essays should be no longer than 3750 words.
- Essays must be typed, double-spaced and paginated.
- Essays must be in English.
- Each student is limited to one entry per Symposium.
- Georgia State University entrants must provide their GSU student ID number (Panther#). All award winners must provide their Social Security numbers before their award can be processed.
- Students who attend a school with a local chapter of Phi Sigma Tau must be members at the time of the symposium.
For any questions (including queries from students traveling from outside the area who may need overnight accommodations) – contact Trip Glazer.