Call for Submissions: Young Philosophers Lecture Series at the Prindle Institute for Ethics

Submission deadline: August 6, 2018

The DePauw University Philosophy department and the Prindle Institute for Ethics invite 3-4 early-career philosophers to give a campus talk on November 13, 2018. Each talk should be an introductory-style presentation geared toward an audience with 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 and DePauw philosophy faculty. Additionally, each philosopher will film a 2-5 minute video on a topic to be determined.

We’re currently accepting submissions for Fall 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.

Submission Guidelines

Submit your papers via this form. If the form isn’t working, contact Lana Hall (

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 (

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.