This is an issue of Res Cogitans, which was previously published as a separate journal under the ISSN 2155-4838. It is preserved and continues to be published here as special issues of IJURCA.
The Res Cogitans special issues contain selected papers presented at the Pacific University Undergraduate Philosophy Conference. The Conference provides an annual forum for the presentation of philosophical work of undergraduates to their peers.
Since 1997, more than 1500 students from over 300 schools, representing all fifty U.S. states as well as a number of other countries, have participated in the conference. All of the participants are undergraduate students, with the exception of the annual keynote address by a renowned philosopher. Past keynote speakers have included Paul Churchland, Hilary Putnam, John Searle, Keith Lehrer, Catherine Elgin, John Perry, Hubert Dreyfus, Jerry Fodor, Alvin Plantinga, Cora Diamond, James Sterba, Peter Kivy, Walter Sinnott-Armstrong, Daniel Dennett, Elliott Sober, and Alva Noë.
General editor: Ian O'Loughlin, Pacific University