The 4th Annual Philosophers' Cocoon Philosophy Conference (PCPC)

The University of Tampa
October 8-9, 2016

Organizer/Contact: Marcus Arvan

About the Conference
This conference, associated with The Philosophers' Cocoon, aims to provide early-career philosophers a constructive forum to discuss their work. It will be unique in several respects:
  • Although attendance is open to all, paper presenters will be early-career philosophers (graduate students, post-docs, tenure-track Assistant Professors, etc.)
  • Although commentators and audience members are encouraged to present objections, constructive criticism (raising objections but also offering and discussing possible solutions) will be a guiding theme of the conference.
  • Due to the kinds of travel-funding issues that early-career philosophers often face, several paper sessions will be reserved for Skype presentations.
Information for Attendees
The University of Tampa, located in the heart of downtown Tampa, is a convenient 10 minute drive from the airport. Aside from rental cars, taxis are the best method of transportation to and from the airport (cost is approximately $25 one-way by Taxi, less for Uber). There is also a bus route from the airport to the University of Tampa here

The conference will be held in Plant Hall, the large building with minarets pictured above, and which is located on Kennedy Boulevard just off the Hillborough River. Check-in for the conference will be in Plant Hall 211, beginning at 8:00am on Saturday the 8th.
Conference Program (provisional schedule)