Fourth Annual HBU Philosophy Conference

Religion, Science and the Intellectual Virtues

April 4-5, 2014
Houston Baptist University

The Department of Philosophy at HBU invites papers addressing the relationships between religion, science, and the intellectual virtues.  We welcome papers that deal with faith and science, philosophy of science, virtue epistemology, philosophy of religion and other issues in epistemology.  In addition, we will happily consider papers on any philosophical topic.  The Department of Philosophy at HBU encourages papers from both analytic and continental traditions.

To submit a paper, please send an abstract of around 300 words to Dr. Russell Hemati at  Participants will have 30 minutes to present their papers.

The deadline for submission is February 7, with notification of acceptance by February 14.

In an effort to support excellence in undergraduate philosophy education, some sessions have been reserved for undergraduate paper submissions.  Undergraduate students are encouraged to apply by sending a completed paper by February 7 to  We are happy to announce that a stipend of $250 will be available for the best undergraduate paper submitted.  Please indicate in your submission that you would like to be considered for this award.  HBU students are not eligible for this award.

All HBU faculty, staff, and students  are welcome to attend keynotes and paper sessions free of registration.



Registration is $40 and includes one meal (Saturday lunch).
You have two options to register:

Register and pay online now or download, print and fill out the PDF version of the registration and mail it with your payment to:

Philosophy Conference Registration
Department of Philosophy
School of Christian Thought
Houston Baptist University
7502 Fondren
Houston, TX 77074

Please make checks payable to Houston Baptist University.

Individuals are responsible to reserve their own accommodations. Please see the Hotel Information link for more information.