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Building Bridges Philosophy Conference

Building BridgesBroadly conceived, the purpose of "Building Bridges," the Southern Illinois University Carbondale Graduate Student Philosophy Conference, is to bring into dialogue diverse elements not commonly associated. We seek interdisciplinary as well as intra-disciplinary themes that address problems from multiple philosophical standpoints, from different traditions, or in which two or more thinkers not customarily brought into conversation are compared. Furthermore, papers that approach issues from both Western and Eastern perspectives or those that speak from a Continental, Anglo-American, and Pragmatist standpoint are desired. Our goal is to provide a pluralistic forum for constructive and critical communication across boundaries.