70th Annual Northwest Philosophy Conference

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 regional forum for philosophical work as a service to the profession. This has been the major conference in our area for the past 69 years.  There will be two public lectures and all paper sessions will be open to the community.

Keynote Speakers

    • Andrew Light, University Professor of Philosophy, Public Policy, and Atmospheric Sciences, and Director of the Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy at George Mason University; Distinguished Senior Fellow in the Climate Program at the World Resources Institute in Washington, D.C. (confirmed)
    • Stephen M. Gardiner, Professor of Philosophy, Ben Rabinowitz Endowed Professor of Human Dimensions of the Environment, and Director, Program on Values in Society, at the University of Washington (confirmed)

Conference Outline

Friday - Saturday Oct. 19 - 20, 2018

  • Friday, 12-2pm, Public Lecture, Keynote Address, Carlson Theatre
  • Friday, 2-3pm, Registration
  • Friday, 3-6pm, Concurrent Paper Sessions
  • Friday, 6-8pm, Banquet
  • Saturday, 9am, Refreshments
  • Saturday, 9am-1pm, Concurrent Paper Sessions
  • Saturday, 1-2pm, Lunch
  • Saturday, 2pm-4pm, Public Lecture, Keynote Address, N201


Schedule for paper sessions –  TBD


Conference Directors


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