2015 SCP Pacific Regional Conference

The 2015 Conference of the Society of Christian Philosophers (Pacific Region)

March 20-21, 2015

Hosted by Azusa Pacific University

Website: www.pacificscp2015.com

Keynote Speakers

  • Linda Zagzebski (University of Oklahoma),
  • Robert Audi (University of Notre Dame)

Theme: Religious Epistemology in the 21st Century

  • Advances in technology and interfaith dialogues lead to questions about who or what to trust. Such questions include, for example:
    • How does one decide who (or what) is an expert?
    • How does technology help or hinder inter-faith dialogues?Is there a “virtue epistemology” for surfing the web for information?
    • How can one remain justified in one’s own religious beliefs if one has good reason to believe that a Google search would return millions of arguments against those beliefs?

We invite submissions exploring any topic of interest to Christian philosophers, but those dealing explicitly with the conference theme may be given preference. The conference organizers intend to bring together a wide range of topics and ideas with the hope of fostering a rich and broad discussion among those interested in Christianity and philosophy. We welcome participation from both Christians and non-Christian philosophers as presenters and participants.

Papers (no more than 3000 words) are due by January 15th (extended from January 1st), 2014. Please include professional contact information and an abstract with your paper. Submit them to: pacificscp2015@gmail.com. We intend to notify those accepted by Jan 22nd, 2015.

Student Prizes

Graduate and undergraduate students who wish to be considered for the SCP’s prize for the Best Graduate Student Paper or Best Undergraduate Student Paper must submit a final draft of their papers by January 1st, 2014. Each winner will receive a $400 award, which will be presented publicly at the conference. In your submission email, please indicate that you are a graduate student or undergraduate student.