Undergrad Conferences

From 1996-2008, the University of Oklahoma Philosophy Department hosted an annual philosophy conference at which undergraduate students presented their philosophical papers. Each conference included a keynote address by a prominent philosopher.

In spring 2009, the Philosophy Department will host a conference on Epistemic Goodness in place of the Undergraduate Conference. The Undergraduate Conference may resume as a biennial event in spring 2010.

The deadline for paper submissions is typically early in the spring semester. Undergraduate students from any university, including the University of Oklahoma, are eligible to submit papers for blind review. Each accepted paper will be commented upon, typically by a graduate student, and discussed by audience members.

A limited number of stipends may be available to support students with significant travel costs whose papers are selected for presentation.

Past keynote speakers:

  • Catherine Elgin, Harvard University, 2008
  • Susan Wolf, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 2007
  • Bernard Boxill, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 2006
  • Eric Mack, Tulane University, 2005
  • Robert Solomon, University of Texas, 2004
  • William Wainwright, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2003
  • C.D.C. Reeve, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 2002
  • Fred Miller, Bowling Green State University, 2001
  • Kathleen Okruhlik, University of Western Ontario, 2000
  • Gareth B. Matthews, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, 1999
  • Marilyn Friedman, Washington University, 1998