South Carolina Society for Philosophy


Joint Meeting with the North Carolina Philosophical Society


Converse University, March 25-26, 2022



Keynote Address by


George Yancy
Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Philosophy
Emory University



Call for Proposals


Submissions: Faculty, graduate students, undergraduates, and independent scholars from anywhere in the world are invited to submit abstracts for the 2022 joint meeting of the South Carolina Society for Philosophy (SCSP) and the North Carolina Philosophical Society (NCPS). Proposals or panels on any topic of philosophical interest are welcome. Undergraduate students should plan to submit their full papers of approximately 3000 words; others may submit abstracts of approximately 500 words. All submissions for the SCSP should be anonymized and emailed to the SCSP Vice President, Kevin DeLapp (, by January 15, 2022 and should include a title and a few possible categories into which the paper could fit on the program if accepted. In the body of your email, please indicate your name, institutional affiliation (if any), status (e.g., faculty, graduate student, etc.), contact information, and whether you wish your paper to be considered for a Society prize (see below).
Location: The joint meeting will be held on the campus of Converse University in Spartanburg, SC, which is served regionally by the Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP). Additional information about Society discounts for hotels in Spartanburg will be communicated upon acceptance of your proposal.
Underrepresented Voices in Philosophy: The Society particularly encourages submissions from participants whose work or presence in the profession centers on historically underrepresented questions, themes, issues, figures, or methods of inquiry.
Prizes: Contingent on the number and quality of submissions, the SCSP will award cash prizes to the best essays from a non-tenured faculty member, a graduate student, and an undergraduate student at an institution in South Carolina. Authors wishing to be considered for one of these prizes should indicate this in their initial abstract (as above). Faculty, independent scholars, and graduate students wishing to be considered for a prize should plan to submit an anonymized version of their full paper of approximately 3000 words to by February 15, 2022.
Format: A combined program by the SCSP and NCPS will be divided thematically into concurrent sessions with presentations of approximately 20 minutes. Depending on evolving particulars concerning the pandemic, masks, social distancing, and other procedures may be enforced (stay tuned for updates on the Society webpage, below).
More Information: Please visit the webpage for the SCSP ( ) for more information on the Society and for periodic updates on the meeting. Information about the NCPS can be found at: . Additional queries about any aspect of the meeting can be directed to