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2020 Midwest SCP to be held at Baylor

Justin McBrayer | Published on 3/30/2020

Society for Christian Philosophers

2021 Midwest Regional Meeting

Baylor University, Waco, Texas

The 2020 conference is being delayed one year due to the pandemic.  The conference will be held in the fall of 2021, but details on the precise dates and CFP deadlines won't be available until early 2021.


“Kantian and Christian Philosophy”


Japa Pallikathayil (University of Pittsburgh)

Kyla Ebels Duggan (Northwestern University)




We invite paper submissions (<3,000 words) or abstracts (<500 words) on any topic in philosophy. While the keynote and plenary sessions will have a focus on Kantian and Christian ethics and political philosophy, we encourage submitted papers on any philosophical topic, though some priority will be granted to papers on the theme. All philosophers are welcome to submit and participate, whether or not they identify as Christian.


All submissions should be either a Word or PDF file, prepared for anonymous review, sent to Please use the subject heading “SCP Midwest 2020 Submission.”



If you are a student and wish to be considered for the $500 prize for best student paper, please indicate this in the subject heading “Student Prize Submission SCP Midwest 2021,” and in the email body, also including your degree program (e.g. MA or PhD) and institutional affiliation. Please indicate whether you would be willing to serve as a commentator or session chair.



We have a fund to provide partial financial assistance with covering dependent care for primary caregivers and travel assistance to authors whose institutions do not have internal research travel funds. Dependent care funds can be used towards care at one’s home town during the conference or in Waco. We will provide a list of local childcare providers through Baylor’s school of education for those who bring dependents. Once notified of conference acceptance, authors will be welcome to submit a request for assistance. Details to come.



During the conference, we will have a brown bag breakout group discussion on teaching philosophy. This is an opportunity to share strategies, materials, and ideas. Once authors of accepted papers have been notified, we will open a sign-up sheet for the teaching brown bag. In order for us to assign people to breakout groups, the sign-up sheet will ask for your institution, average class size, course levels you teach, and what about teaching you would like to discuss.


Please direct any questions or concerns to Anne Jeffrey at .