Friday, September 4, 2015

CALL FOR PAPERS: Kentucky Philosophical Association Annual Meeting 2016 - Main Program & Student Essay Contest

Kentucky Philosophical Association
Annual Meeting
In Conjunction with the
Ethics and Social Justice Center,
Bellarmine University
Saturday, April 16, 2016
Bellarmine University
Louisville, Kentucky

Keynote Address:
Charles Mills
Northwestern University

CALL FOR PAPERS—General Meeting
Submission requirements: Submissions on any philosophical topic are welcome.  Papers should not exceed 3,000 words and should be prepared for blind review. Include the following information as a cover page in a separate file:
1)     Title of paper.
2)     150-word abstract.
3)     Author’s name.
4)     Author’s institutional affiliation.
5)     Author’s email address.
6)     Indicate whether you would be willing to serve as a commentator should your paper not be accepted.
Please send submissions for the main program to Matthew Pianalto at with ‘KPA SUBMISSION’ appearing in the subject line.

CALL FOR PAPERS—Student Essay Contest
Submissions: follow requirements listed above for submissions to the general meeting.
·         Eligibility: This contest is open to any undergraduate student who attends a college or university in the commonwealth of Kentucky. Each contestant may submit one essay entry only.
·         Awards: The first place winner will receive $100 and be asked to read the paper at the KPA annual meeting. The runner up will receive a letter of recognition from the Kentucky Philosophical Association.
Please send contest submissions to Court Lewis at with “KPA STUDENT CONTEST SUBMISSION” appearing in the subject line.

Deadline for both calls: January 22, 2016 (midnight CST)

For more information, contact: Matthew Pianalto, Department of Philosophy & Religion, Case Annex 268, Eastern Kentucky University, 521 Lancaster Avenue, Richmond, KY 40475. Email:

Friday, July 10, 2015

KPA 2015 Summer Workshop

The KPA 2015 Summer Workshop will be held at Centre College (Danville, KY) on Wednesday, July 23-Thursday, July 24.

This summer workshop allows scholars to share and develop their philosophical work in more depth with the help of a critical but supportive community.

Information about the workshop can be found at the KPA 2015 Summer Workshop Website.

For more information, contact Eva Cadavid, Centre College,

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Program: Joint Meeting of the Kentucky Philosophical Association and the Indiana Philosophical Association

Kentucky Philosophical Association

Spring 2015 Meeting, 10-11 April
Held Jointly with the Indiana Philosophical Association (IPA)
Owensboro Community and Technical College in Owensboro, KY
Keynote Speaker
Kate Abramson
Indiana University
Meeting Information:

Full program, registration, and accommodation information is available at the IPA website and in PDF format here.
Congratulations to Taylor Shofner (Centre College), whose paper, "A Critical Examination of Plato's Developed Account of Knowledge," was the winning entry in the annual KPA Student Essay Contest.

Congratulations also to runner-up John Winstead (Western Kentucky).

Monday, February 9, 2015

Call for Abstracts: KPA Summer Workshop

Kentucky Philosophical Association (KPA)
Summer 2015 Workshop
July 23-24, 2015
Hosted at Centre College, Danville, KY

Call for Abstracts

Submissions deadline May 15, 2015

The KPA invites the submission of abstracts for papers (4,000-7,000 words) on any topic
in philosophy. We invite faculty, graduate students, and independent scholars to share in
the opportunity to present and discuss their current work.

Abstracts should be 150 words or less. A draft of the accepted paper will be due by July
10, 2015 and distributed among the participants. Each participant will have 80 minutes
for their work, which includes an overview of the paper and discussion.

Please email submissions to Eva Cadavid at with the subject line
“KPA 2015 workshop abstract”. Include in the email the following information:

1. Title of paper
2. 150-word abstract (attached as a pdf)
3. Author's name
4. Author's institutional affiliation (if applicable)
5. Author's email address
6. Indication whether campus housing will be necessary

Note: Campus housing will be available at the cost of $20/night. Registration fee for the
workshop is $50 and covers continental breakfast and boxed lunches for both days.