Thursday, February 22, 2024

KPA 2024 Submission Deadline Extended

The submission deadlines for the KPA 2024 Meeting and Student Essay Contest have been extended to March 8, 2024.

Monday, January 8, 2024

CFP: 2024 Kentucky Philosophical Association Meeting and Student Essay Contest

CALL FOR PAPERS—Kentucky Philosophical Association Meeting—Saturday, April 27th

The Kentucky Philosophical Association is pleased to call for submissions of papers (preferred) or abstracts for its upcoming 2024 meeting on Saturday, April 27th, 2024. The meeting will be held at at Western Kentucky University, in Bowling Green, KY (within an hour's drive of Nashville, TN and its international airport). 

We are also pleased to announce that our keynote speaker is Dr. Robert B. Talisse (Vanderbilt University) whose talk title is "The Civic Value of Solitude".

Submission requirements

Submissions on any philosophical topic are welcome. Abstracts are acceptable, but preference will be given to completed papers. 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:

  • Title of paper
  • 150-word abstract
  • author’s name
  • institutional affiliation
  • email address
  • indicate whether you are willing to serve as a commentator should your paper be accepted
  • any A/V needs that are necessary should your paper be accepted

Please send questions and submissions for the main program to Landon Elkind at landon.elkind@wku.edu with ‘KPA 2024 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 questions and contest submissions to Christian Pace at christian.pace@wku.edu with “KPA 2024 Student Essay Contest” as the subject line.

Submission deadline for Meeting and Student Essay Contest: February 19, 2024 Deadline extended to March 8, 2024

The KPA is committed to inclusion and welcomes a diversity of perspectives and backgrounds including but not limited to gender diversity, people of color, the LGBTQ community, and people with disabilities. All conference activities will occur in accessible buildings. To request accessibility accommodations, please contact Landon Elkind at landon.elkind@wku.edu.


Friday, March 24, 2023

KPA 2023 -- Joint Meeting with Indiana Philosophical Association: Program

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

March 31-April 1, 2023

Brescia University

Owensboro, KY

Click here for the Conference Program (penultimate draft), including registration and accommodations details

Please direct any questions to KPA President, Beau Branson.

Thursday, December 1, 2022

CFP: 2023 KPA Annual Meeting and Student Essay Contest (Joint Meeting with the Indiana Philosophical Association)

 CALL FOR PAPERS

Joint Meeting of the Kentucky Philosophical Association and Indiana Philosophical Association

Deadline for all submissions: January 31, 2023 (11:59 pm EST) 

In conjunction with the
Division of Humanities
at Brescia University 

Friday, March 31st to Saturday, April 1st, 2023
Brescia University
Owensboro, Kentucky 

Keynote Address
"Dethroning Aquinas"
Dr. Richard Cross

University of Notre Dame

CALL FOR PAPERS—General Meeting—Friday, March 31st to Saturday, April 1st
Submission requirements: Submissions on any philosophical topic are welcome. Abstracts are acceptable, but preference will be given to completed papers. 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: Title of paper, 150-word abstract, author’s name, institutional affiliation, and email address, indicate whether you are willing to serve as a commentator should your paper NOT be accepted, and, finally, any A/V needs that are necessary should your paper be accepted.

Please send questions and submissions for the main program to Beau Branson at beau.branson@brescia.edu with ‘KPA SUBMISSION GENERAL’ appearing in the subject line.

CALL FOR PAPERS—Kentucky 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 only one entry.

Awards: The first-place winner will receive $100 and be invited to read the paper at the KPA / IPA joint conference. The runner up will receive a letter of recognition from the Kentucky Philosophical Association.

Please send questions and contest submissions to Landon Elkind at landon.elkind@wku.edu with “KPA STUDENT CONTEST SUBMISSION” appearing in the subject line.

Please send submissions either to the Kentucky Philosophical Association, or the Indiana Philosophical Association, but not both. This will be a joint meeting of the KPA and IPA. KPA’s usual annual meeting for elections and other business will take place during this meeting. We are committed to inclusion and welcome a diversity of perspectives and backgrounds including but not limited to gender diversity, people of color, the LGBTQ community, and people with disabilities. Accommodations will be made available upon request, however this will be an in-person conference, and we will not have the ability to allow remote participation.

Monday, March 28, 2022

Program: Kentucky Philosophical Association, 2022 Meeting

The program for the 2022 meeting of the KPA is available here.

The meeting will be held on Saturday, April 9, 2022, at Morehead State University.

Please direct any questions to the current KPA President, Dr. Justin Spinks: justin.spinks(at)eku.edu