Applied Philosophy Workshop


6th Annual Graduate Student Workshop in Applied Philosophy

“Individual and Collective Responsibility
Friday & Saturday | November 2 & 3, 2018

Bowling Green State University | Bowen-Thompson Student Union

Keynote Speakers:


Dr. Marion Smiley

Professor of Philosophy, Brandeis University


Dr. Mark Budolfson

Assistant Professor of Philosophy, University of Vermont


The Philosophy Department of Bowling Green State University invites submissions to its 6th Annual Graduate Student Workshop in Applied Philosophy. While we accept submissions in any area of applied philosophy, this year's theme focuses on individual and collective responsibility with respect to applied issues.

The aim of the workshop is to bring together graduate scholars working in applied philosophy topics to encourage constructive discussion and debate. Each presenter will be given an undivided audience, a commentator and at least 20 minutes for questions.

Paper Submission Guidelines

Submissions should include two separate documents: 

  1. Cover page that includes title of the paper and author contact information
  2. Paper, not to exceed 4,000 words. This should be a separate document and prepared for blind review. 

Please submit all documents in .doc/.docx or .pdf format.  


Each paper will have a commentator. If you are not submitting a paper but are interested in commenting, please send an email to detailing availability and areas of interest. Persons whose papers were submitted but not included in the workshop may be invited to participate as commentators. 


Submission deadline: September 17, 2018

Workshop Information

For more detailed information about travel, accommodations, and more, visit 



Workshop Coordinators

Alex Bearden:
Ryan Fischbeck: