Event Date/Time: May 22, 2009 End Date/Time: May 24, 2009
Paper Submission Date: Mar 10, 2009
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The students of the Western Washington University Philosophy Department are hosting the sixth annual Northwest Student Philosophy Conference, to be held in Bellingham, Washington on Memorial Day weekend, May 22nd - 24th, 2009. The conference will consist of a keynote address by Kit Fine, student presentations, and lots of philosophical discussion with students and faculty (including special guest Michael Rea).

Submitting papers for the conference is open to undergraduates, graduates, and people currently unaffiliated with any college or university. Submissions of original work in any subfield of philosophy are welcome. Submitted papers will undergo blind review by a student committee. The deadline for submissions is March 10, and papers will be accepted or rejected for presentation by March 30. If your paper is accepted, it will be presented at the conference, and you will be expected to be present. If you are for some reason unable to attend, your paper will be read by someone at the conference. Submitting a paper for consideration signifies your acceptance of this. It is much preferable that people present their own papers, so please, if you are submitting a paper, make sure that you will be able to afford to be here.

Papers should be no longer than about 3,000 words. Along with your paper please include a separate cover page with the following details:

(1) Your full name (4) School affiliation (if any)
(2) Email or mailing address (5) Title of the paper
(3) Telephone number (6) Word count

Also include an abstract of at most 200 words. Please remove from the body of your paper (and your abstract) any information that would allow us to identify you. You can send papers to our mailing address, or send them by email as an attachment in Adobe PDF (.PDF) or Word Document (.Doc) format, to nspc_wwu@yahoo.com. Our mailing address is:

NSPC 2008
Philosophy Department
Western Washington University
Bellingham, WA 98225-9054


516 High St.
United States

Additional Information

There will not be any registration fees. Those who submit papers are not required to comment on papers for the conference. However, if you are submitting a paper and would also like to comment on one, please let us know. Please send submissions, confirmations and other comments to us at nspc_wwu@yahoo.com or to the department.