The University of Chicago Undergraduate Philosophy Review (UCPR) is now accepting submissions for the 2016 issue.
Philosophy as currently practiced in academic departments can seem far removed from the genuine concerns that lead many to the field in the first place. While precision, rigor, and a degree of specialization is central to what we understand as philosophical inquiry, if the field is to remain vital it must ground that inquiry in the kind of personal reflections that have inspired philosophical thought throughout the ages. With this distinction in mind, for the 2016 issue of The University of Chicago Undergraduate Philosophy Review, we invite our fellow students to submit reflections on their own lives, the time in which we live, the people they have met, and the world we are a part of. We are seeking to publish articles that have the courage to say something serious about the way we ought to live, that make us question with sincerity the beliefs we might consciously or unconsciously hold, and that lead us to responsibly change our perspective as we seek to understand and interpret our lives and the lives of those around us. We encourage submissions that elaborate an idea which the author truly believes, or an argument worth considering in light of these larger questions. With this perspective in mind, we welcome submissions on any topic.
Guidelines for submission can be found here.