Submission Deadline: April 14, 2017

Young Philosophers Video Lecture Series
On September 14 and 15, the DePauw University philosophy department and The Janet Prindle Institute for Ethics will invite 3-4 young philosophers (persons who have recently received their Ph.D. in philosophy) to give campus talks. Each young philosopher we invite will workshop a research paper with other philosophers. Participants in the workshop will be the other selected philosophers and the outside philosophy referees from other institutions. Participants may also include members of DePauw philosophy faculty and DePauw philosophy majors.

Young philosophers will also give an introductory-style presentation geared toward an audience with absolutely no background in philosophy.

We’re now accepting submissions for Fall 2017. You only need to submit your research paper. If your paper is selected, we’ll contact you for information concerning your intro talk. Selected speakers will receive a travel stipend and a small honorarium.

What’s New About Young Philosophers
Two years ago, we implemented two changes to the series. First, the series moved to DePauw University. Second, all of the young philosophers were invited to visit campus at the same time for a 2-day event. This gave the young philosophers a chance not only to interact with DePauw faculty and students, but also with each other. We hope this last change will make the experience an even better opportunity for the philosophers we invite to campus. Last year, philosophers were selected by external referees. Those referees came to the series to be audience participants.

How to Submit

  1. Submit your papers via this form

In your submission include…

  • Research Paper (3,000 – 4,000 words) – MS WORD or PDF preferred.
  • Abstract of Research Paper (max 250 words) – MS WORD or PDF preferred
  • Make sure everything is suitable for ANONYMOUS REVIEW. Don’t include any identifying information in your paper or your abstracts.

Direct all questions or comments to Andrew Cullison.

What is a Young Philosopher?
Your age is irrelevant to whether or not you are a young philosopher. By “young philosopher” we mean someone who has received their Ph.D. in philosophy within the last 6 years. We will also consider submissions from exceptional graduate students who reasonably expect to defend by the Spring or Summer at the end of the academic year.

Honorarium and Travel: Selected participants will be given a small travel stipend and honorarium.