2016 Meeting of the
South Carolina Society for Philosophy

Biennial Joint Meeting with the North Carolina Philosophical Society



February 26-27, 2016 at Appalachian State University

Boone, North Carolina


Keynote Speaker: L. A. Paul


Professor of Philosophy, UNC Chapel Hill

Professorial Fellow in the Arché Research Centre, University of St. Andrews



Call for Papers


Faculty and students from anywhere in the world are invited to submit abstracts for the 2016 Meeting of the South Carolina Society for Philosophy. Submissions dealing with any topic in philosophy are welcome.


For all submissions, abstracts of 400-500 words are required by January 1, 2016.

Abstracts should be in a format suitable for blind review and include a title and a category (or two) in which the paper might fit at the conference. Please indicate in the body of your email the author’s name, institutional affiliation, phone number, and email address. If you wish your paper to be considered for a prize (see below), please note whether you are a graduate or undergraduate student. Final papers should be no longer than 3000 words.


Panel proposals on any topic in philosophy are also welcome.

Proposals should include abstracts for each presentation, a page specifying the topic, format (including time required), the names and contact information for all panelists, and titles for each paper.


Graduate and Undergraduate students must also submit full papers by February 1, 2016.

Full papers should no more than 3000 words, double spaced, and prepared for blind review. Two prizes will be awarded: one for the best paper authored by a South Carolina graduate student and one for the best paper authored by a South Carolina undergraduate student. 


Submission Instructions:

Email your submissions to Jeremy Henkel (Wofford College), SCSP Vice President and 2016 Conference Program Chair, at henkelje@wofford.edu. Please use the subject line “SCSP 2016 Submission.”



There is a group rate for SCSP/NCPS participants at the Boone Comfort Suites. Rates are $116-120 per night on Friday and Saturday nights, $60-84 on Thursday night. The hotel is about a mile from the conference venue and there's a free bus to campus. To reserve a room at the conference rate, call Comfort Suites in Boone at (828) 268-0099. The deadline to get the rate is Friday, Feb 5.


Conference Fees:


The fee schedule this year will be the following:

Undergraduate students: $5

Graduate students: $15

Faculty: $25


We'll be able to accept cash or check only (sorry, no credit cards this year) on site, and we will be able to provide you with a receipts for your records. If you would like to pay in advance, you can mail a check -- payable to SCSP -- to Benjamin McCraw, Society Treasurer at:


Benjamin McCraw

Department of History, Political Science, Philosophy, and American Studies

USC Upstate

800 University Way

Spartanburg, SC 29303