|General Editor:||David Boersema, Pacific University|
Res Cogitans publishes selected papers presented at the Pacific University Undergraduate Philosophy Conference. The Conference provides an annual forum for the presentation of philosophical work of undergraduates to their peers. Since 1997, more than 1200 students from over 300 schools, representing all fifty U.S. states as well as a number of other countries, have participated in the conference. All of the participants are undergraduate students, with the exception of the annual keynote address by a renowned philosopher. Past keynote speakers have included Paul Churchland, Hilary Putnam, John Searle, Keith Lehrer, Catherine Elgin, John Perry, Hubert Dreyfus, Jerry Fodor, Alvin Plantinga, Cora Diamond, James Sterba, and Peter Kivy.
Current Issue: Volume 4, Issue 1 (2013)
Possible Parthood and Modal-Mereological Composition
Jordan A. Ueberroth
Machine Functionalism: Brains as Computing Machines
Novel Predictions: From Empiricism to Unificationism
Where is the Limit to Abduction’s Explanatory Power?
Kant’s Implicit Suggestion of the Negative Formulation of Duty
Value Theory for Virtue Ethics: Rational, Objective, and Human Criteria
A Critique of Modern Agriculture and its Effect on Personhood
Embodied Art: A Merleau-Pontian Improvisation of Being in Theater