WPA MANDATE

The WPA began as an informal alumni society for the Department of Philosophy at the University of Windsor. Shortly after the inception of the WPA it became a loose knit association of alumni from the department of philosophy, philosophers located in Windsor, and generally friends of philosophy within the region. This more general association was intended to be an open group that supports the development of a critical community of the philosophically minded within the region. The WPA supported both student and independent scholarship and encourages philosophers to bring their research beyond the bounds of the university and into the public sphere.
In May of 2013, the WPA transformed again into the WP(A)A, a registered Non-Profit Corporation and Charitable Organization in Ontario. The notion behind this latest transformation is to establish a non-profit artist organization (akin to Artcite, Windsor) dedicated to supporting independent philosophical scholarship and philosophers intervention events within the greater Windsor region.

Thursday, January 17, 2013


Call for Abstracts:  Windsor Philosophical Association (WPA)
The fifth ‘Stan Cunningham Prize for Public Philosophy’ will be awarded to the proposal selected by our alumni referee panel.  Only the selected paper will be presented at the mini-conference.  This mini-conference will be held concurrent with the "Critical Reflections" Undergraduate and "Essays of Significance" Graduate Conferences held at the University of Windsor.
Prize value will be $200.
The WPA is a loose knit association of alumni from the department of philosophy, philosophers located in Windsor, and generally friends of philosophy within the region.  The WPA supports student scholarship and encourages philosophers to bring their research beyond the bounds of the university and into the public sphere.
The WPA invites current students, graduate and undergraduate, to submit paper abstracts on the general topic:
"Not for Profit"
This theme is intended to address the WPA application for Ontario Not for Profit and Charitable Status application currently underway.  Proposals should offer critical reflection concerning the general notion of profit.
Abstracts should be no longer than 250 words and accompanied with a brief student bio.  Final drafts of these papers should be prepared for a 20 minute presentation time.
Submissions should be received no later than:
February 15th, 2013.
Those who have submitted proposals will be notified no later than February 22nd for a presentation date on the evening of March 16, 2013.
Please forward any questions, abstracts, and bios to:
submitted in .doc, .pdf, or .txt format.

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