Call for Papers: HBU Inaugural Philosophy Conference

November 15, 2010
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APRIL 8-9, 2011

Keynote Speaker: David Solomon (University of Notre Dame)

The Philosophy Department at Houston Baptist University invites papers addressing the topic of virtue in the history of philosophy and theology. We welcome papers on the role of virtue in ethics, aesthetics, epistemology, theology and the history of philosophy. In addition, we will happily consider papers on any philosophical topic. The Philosophy Department at HBU encourages papers from both analytic and continental traditions.

To submit a paper, please send an abstract of between 150-300 words to Dr. Jeff Green at Abstracts should be in an electronic format and prepared for blind review. Participants will have 30-40 minutes to present their papers.

The deadline for submission is January 31, with notification of acceptance by March 1.

In an effort to support excellence in undergraduate philosophy education, some sessions have been reserved for undergraduate paper submissions. Undergraduate students are encouraged to apply by sending a completed paper by January 31 to We are happy to announce that two stipends of $250 each will be available for the best undergraduate papers submitted. Please indicate in your submission that you would like to be considered for this award. HBU students are not eligible for this award.

Dr. David Solomon, W.P. and H.B. White Director of the Center for Ethics and Culture at Notre Dame, will be the keynote speaker. His first address, titled “The Virtue Revolution: Moral Philosophy and Cultural Change,” will be on Friday, April 8 at 7:00 pm. The second, titled “Can Virtue Guide Action?,” will be on Saturday, April 9 at 11:30 am. Both talks will be in Belin Chapel on the campus of Houston Baptist University.