Online Undergrad Ethics Conference

Monday, October 8, 2012

From The Philosophers' Cocoon blog...

CFP: online undergrad ethics conference
I'm organizing an online ethics conference for undergrads. I'm very excited about this project—I don't think that an online undergrad conference has ever been done before. (If you know of a previous case, please let me know in the comments.) I asked our Head Pupa, Marcus, whether it would be all right if I share this with the Cocoon, and he graciously agreed. So, here goes!

The deadline for paper submissions is Feb. 1 2013. The CFP is here (link opens a PDF):

Please share the CFP with your undergrad students, if you think that any of them might be interested! (Eventually, the above link will go to the conference itself. For now, it's just the CFP.)

We are hoping that many or all of the commentators will be full-time philosophers (faculty or grad students). We want this conference to be an opportunity for exceptional undergrads to receive commentary from professionals in the field.

So, if you're interested in serving as a commentator, please drop me an email ( Note that serving as a commentator involves recording a short (max. 10 min.) video. We will match commentators with papers based on areas of interest. I know that there is an abundance of excellent philosophers and bright teachers here at the Philosopher's Cocoon, so I hope that lots of cocooners will consider getting involved in this project.


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I teach them all the good I can, and recommend them to others from whom I think they will get some moral benefit. And the treasures that the wise men of old have left us in their writings I open and explore with my friends. If we come on any good thing, we extract it, and we set much store on being useful to one another. - Socrates, Memorabilia
What we maintain is that in none of the problems of life can men afford to lose sight of the storehouse bequeathed to them by the ancients. In the complexus of everything which differentiates man from the brute creation, the voice of antiquity must be heard...

-H. Browne, quoted in "Classics and Citizenship" The Classical Quarterly, 1920