Virtual Conference 2021

April 15-17, 2021 



Submissions: Faculty, students (graduate and undergraduate), and independent scholars from anywhere in the world are invited to submit abstracts for the 2021 meeting of the South Carolina Society for Philosophy. Papers on any philosophical topic are welcome. 


For all submissions, abstracts of 400-500 words are required by January 31, 2021: 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 also note which award category you belong to.

Panel proposals on any topic in philosophy are also welcome: Proposals should include abstracts for each presentation. These should specify: the panel’s topic; the format of the session (including time required); the names and contact information for all panelists; and titles for papers to be presented in the panel (if any). You do not need to have a complete panel to propose one.

Underrepresented Voices in Philosophy: The Society particularly encourages submissions from participants whose work and/or presence in the profession centers on historically underrepresented questions, themes, issues, figures, and/or methods of inquiry.

Three essay prizes will be awarded: The conference committee will award essay prizes for authors in the following three categories: non-tenured faculty at a South Carolina institution; graduate student; and undergraduate student at a South Carolina institution. All authors wishing to be considered for one of these essay prizes must submit both an abstract (as above), and their full paper prepared for blind review by February 15, 2021. Final papers for essay prizes should be no longer than 3000 words.

Submission Instructions: Email your submission(s) to Devi Dillard-Wright SCSP Vice President and 2021 Conference Program Chair, at Please use the subject line “SCSP 2021 Submission” on your correspondence.

Session Chairs Needed: Please let Devi know if you are interested in chairing / moderating a session.

Website: Information about the South Carolina Society for Philosophy (SCSP) is available at