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Journal of Philosophy Call For Papers

The Vassar College Journal of Philosophy is a student-run publication supported by the Philosophy Department of Vassar College. Dedicated to both quality and accessibility, it seeks to give undergraduate students from all disciplines a platform to express and discuss philosophical ideas. All those interested in contributing an essay to the issue of the Journal to be published in the Spring of 2017 are invited to review the submission guidelines listed below.

Every issue of the Journal has an overall theme. Submissions ranging across a variety of topics are welcome as long as they can be related to that theme, which this year is “Action.” “Action” is a theme that lends itself to a wide variety of philosophical approaches, including but not limited to: ethics, social and political philosophy, aesthetics, metaphysics, epistemology, the history of Western and non-Western philosophy, Critical Theory, philosophy of language, philosophy of religion, queer and feminist theory, and philosophy of science. Theoretically oriented works from disciplines outside philosophy such as literature, psychology, sociology, political science, art history, and linguistics are also welcome. An essay on this theme may deal with topics like political action, gender performativity, free will, or the dramatic arts.

The Journal is available digitally at philosophy.vassar.edu/students/journal. Any further inquiries should be directed to philosophyjournal@vassar.edu.

Submission Guidelines Format:

  • 12 point Times New Roman font
  • 4000 word maximum for the Paper
  • 100 word maximum for the Abstract.
  • There is no minimum word count, provided that the topic of the paper is suitably addressed.
  • Papers should not include your name or other identifying information.
  • Please provide your paper title, name, email, and major in a separate attachment.

Citation Format:

  • Chicago Citation Style
  • 500-word maximum.

Topic: The theme for our upcoming issue is “Action.” Any philosophical treatment of this theme is welcome.

Deadline: All materials must be submitted via email to philosophyjournal@vassar.edu no later than February 14, 2017.

Originality: We accept only original work. Do not submit already published material. If you plan on submitting your paper to publications other than The Vassar College Journal of Philosophy, please, keep us informed about its publication status.

We cannot accept submissions failing to meet these guidelines.