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.

Res Cogitans is published by Pacific University Libraries

Current Issue: Volume 6, Issue 1 (2015)

Issue Introduction


Issue Introduction
David Boersema



Explanation in Science and Technology
Josué Martín Peña Almonte


Dismantling the Race Label
Dillon Rockrohr