Intuitions is the undergraduate philosophy journal at UCSD. Those whose work is accepted for publication will be invited to present at a conference in May. Those who submit should be available to attend.
Submission Deadline for 2012-2013 Academic year: Friday, April 8th, 2012
All UCSD Undergraduates are invited to submit their original work. Editors will be selecting papers on the merit of how well a paper argues for its thesis and how significant of a contribution it makes to the understanding of a philosophical topic. Papers on all aspects of philosophy, including its history, will be considered. All submissions will be considered under blind review.
The editors are not expecting completely original or revolutionary work at a professorial or even graduate student level; we’re looking to showcase undergraduate work that :
• is well-written
• is well-organized
• is well-argued
• goes beyond a simple summary of others’ ideas to include some original defense, criticism, or adjudication
• offers though defense, criticism, or adjudication, work that makes original philosophical propositions is also enthusiastically welcomed
Most of the submissions from previous years have been papers originally written for any number of classes, often (if necessary) expanded to some degree or improved to the students’ liking. Originally produced work is also, of course, warmly accepted. If you received a good grade on a paper and thought you had said something a little new, or had wanted to by saying more, you should consider it for submission. Any paper which is philosophical in nature and fits the above criteria is a good candidate for submission.