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School of Politics, Philosophy, and Public Affairs Northwest Philosophy Conference
69th Annual Northwest Philosophy Conference

October 5–7, 2017

Washington State University, Pullman, WA

Keynote SpeakerWilliam J. Talbott (University of Washington)
Thursday, Oct. 5, co-sponsored by the Thomas S. Foley Institute for Public Policy & Public Service

The Northwest Philosophy Conference is held each fall, attracting philosophers from across the United States and abroad. The purpose of this conference is to provide a forum for philosophical work.

Papers on any philosophical topic are welcome. Papers should be suitable for a 20-minute presentation (about 3,000 words, not including material that will not be presented, such as abstract, bibliography, and any footnotes or endnotes). Submissions should be formatted for blind review (only title at top of Page 1) and sent as a PDF document to:

To facilitate and encourage discussion, paper sessions will have session chairs rather than commentators for individual papers. If you wish to chair, please send an email to noting your areas of interest.

Conference Directors:

  • Joe Campbell, Washington State University
  • Russ Payne, Bellevue College
  • Robert Vaughan, Washington State University