Philosophy Summer Programs for Undergraduates – 2024

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Colorado Summer Seminar in Philosophy: Natural Questions
Dates: June 9 – June 28, 2024
Location: Boulder, Colorado
Contact: David Boonin – [email protected]
Deadline: March 1, 2024 (review of applications begins)
Description: The 2024 seminar will focus on questions involving the distinction between the natural and the artificial or conventional. Specific issues to be discussed may involve claims about human nature, the state of nature, or natural rights; realism about such subjects as moral principles, political authority, aesthetic judgments, quantum mechanics, mathematical truths, and ordinary material objects; the metaphysics, epistemology, and ethics of artificial intelligence; and the relationship between mental states and formal models in epistemology. Readings will cover a wide range of philosophical subfields and include both contemporary and historical sources.
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Shauna Garland
18 days ago

Philosophy, Politics, Economics, and Law Undergraduate Summer School

Dates: June 4-7 2024 (dorm check in: June 3)

Location: University of San Diego (San Diego, CA)

Application due: April 15, 2024

Description: The Philosophy, Politics, Economics, and Law (PPEL) Undergraduate Summer School features a curriculum focusing on the practical problems of organizing and running human society. The summer school is supported by a grant from the John Templeton Foundation #62965. Registration, meals and student housing is free.

  • Students address questions about the nature of citizenship and the role individuals play in making critical decisions facing society. 
  • Emphasis is placed on an overview of how markets work and under what conditions they create wealth and prosperity, including consideration of when markets fail to function well. 
  • The program also explores the role of political institutions in structuring market exchange and allocating resources.

Plenary speaker: Deirdre McCloskey

The 2024 summer school courses will be taught by Suzanne Dovi; Anthony Gillies, Saura Masconale, Mary Rigdon, Matt Zwolinski; more to be announced. 

Catherine Schmitt
8 days ago

The Hamilton College Summer Program in Philosophy
Dates: June 23 – July 6, 2024
Location: Hamilton College (Clinton, NY)
Application Deadline: March 11, 2024
Description: The Hamilton College Summer Program in Philosophy (HCSPiP) is brings together twenty ambitious undergraduates for three concurrent, pedagogically innovative, two-week courses in philosophy. This summer’s courses are Fiction Writing as Philosophical Methodology (taught by Sara Uckelman, Durham University), Ethical Discourse for Depolarization (taught by Andrew Jason Cohen, Georgia State), and Disaster Ethics (taught by Lauren Traczykowski, Aston University). The program includes night-time and weekend activities such as game nights, mini-golf, sunset watching, and hikes, giving undergraduate participants space to cultivate their intellectual friendships. The result is a diverse and intensive philosophy summer program that breeds lively discussion, exciting classroom experiences, and a vibrant intellectual community. We strive for inclusivity and accessibility by offering a $750 stipend (conceived as salary replacement) as well as covering travel expenses for each student.
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