SJP Workshop

Starting in spring 2019, The Southern Journal of Philosophy, in conjunction with The University of Memphis and Wiley Publishing, will host an annual themed mini-conference. Workshops will aim to bring cutting edge thinking to both classical and contemporary topics, with an eye to encouraging bold new directions in philosophical thought.

Each event will combine keynotes by world famous scholars with competitively selected work. Additionally, 2-4 graduate students will be selected each year in a parallel competition to deliver lighting round talks during the workshop. The main proceedings will be published together each year in the final issue of the corresponding volume of the journal.

Participants will spend a day and two nights in Memphis, with all room and board paid covered. Participants must arrive Thursday before the opening keynote at 6PM. They may depart at their leisure after the concluding banquet Friday evening.

The 2021 SJP Workshop: The Ethics of Big Data

April 09, Virtual (via Zoom) 

Josh Fairfield | "Future Ethics: Adapting Human Norms in the Face of Runaway Technology"

Michael Lynch | "Social Media and Bald-faced Lies"

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Upcoming SJP Workshops


"The Epistemology of Justice"


"The Ethics of Big Data" featuring Michael Lynch and Josh Fairfield"


"Human, Animal, Monster: Humanity & the Puzzle of Margins"