Fifth Annual HBU Philosophy Conference


September 18-19, 2015
Houston Baptist University

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Robin Collins (Messiah College)

The Department of Philosophy at HBU invites papers addressing the role of design in nature. We welcome papers that deal with philosophy of science, epistemology, origins, and intelligent design. 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 June 1, with notification of acceptance by June 15.

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 June 1 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.

Dr. Robin Collins will give two plenary talks on cosmological fine-tuning and its discoverability, one on Friday evening at 7:30 and another on Saturday morning at 11:30. Both talks will be in Belin Chapel on the campus of Houston Baptist University.

All HBU faculty, staff, and students are welcome to attend keynotes and paper sessions without registration.



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

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