2017 Philosophers' Cocoon Philosophy Conference

The 5th Annual Philosophers' Cocoon Philosophy Conference (PCPC)

VENUE: The University of Tampa

October 14-15, 2017

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

TRAVEL: The University of Tampa, located in the heart of downtown Tampa, is a convenient 15 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.

LOCATION: 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 9:00AM on Saturday the 14th.