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Young Philosophers Lecture Series

Accepting submissions until August 6, 2018

On November 13, 2018, the DePauw University philosophy department and The Janet Prindle Institute for Ethics will invite 3-4 early-career philosophers to participate in a workshop, give a campus talk and record a short video. Each talk should be an introductory-style presentation geared toward an audience with absolutely no background in philosophy. The invited philosophers will also workshop a research paper with the other selected speakers, submission referees from institutions outside of DePauw, DePauw philosophy faculty, and some DePauw philosophy majors. Each philosopher will also film a 2-5 minute video on a topic to be determined. Watch videos from past lecture series on our YouTube channel.

We’re currently accepting submissions for Fall 2018. The submission deadline is August 6, 2018. You only need to submit your research paper. If your paper is selected, we’ll contact you for more information concerning your introductory talk and video. Selected speakers will receive a travel stipend and a small honorarium. 

Submission Guidelines

In your submission include:

  • Research paper (3,000 – 4,000 words) – MS WORD or PDF

  • Abstract of research paper (max 250 words) – MS WORD or PDF

  • 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 ( or Lana Hall (

If the submission form below isn’t working, use this link: If you're still having trouble, contact Lana Hall (

submission Form

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.