CFP – Deadline Extension

PhilonoUS will be extending the deadline for submissions until midnight 31st August!

We’ve had some quality papers so far, but wanted to give everyone a second chance to send in more of your great work. We welcome papers relating to any area of philosophy and love to read your ideas on the stuff that interests you.

Papers should be 2000-6000 words and submitted to – again, more information regarding submission requirements can be found here.



Issue 2, Vol.1 – Spring 2017 – Physical Release

They’ve arrived!

We are happy to announce that the latest edition of PhilonoUS (Spring 2017) is available for purchase in physical print. As ever, submissions were of an extremely high standard and all the papers featured are fascinating, enjoyable reads.

In addition to the 7 incredible papers by undergraduate students, this edition also features two wonderfully insightful interviews with Dr David Liggins and Dr Yonatan Shemmer.

But there’s more! We are also selling the previous edition of PhilonoUS (Autumn 2016) at a discounted price; it’s jam-packed full of more great papers and interviews with the esteemed Professor Elizabeth Barnes and Professor Eric Olson.

To purchase either copy, please click here – your support helps to keep us bringing you the very best undergraduate work from around the world!

Call for papers!

We are delighted to announce that we are now accepting submissions for the Autumn 2017 edition of PhilonoUS!

Philosophy students from all departments, all levels of undergraduate study and all areas of interests are cordially invited to submit their work. This edition of PhilonoUS will be the fourth overall, though it will be the first with a new editorial team – all of whom are excited to make this the best journal yet!

Papers should be no more than 6000 words and the deadline for submissions is Friday 18th August, 5pm (GMT). Please submit papers to – more information regarding submission requirements can be found here.

We look forward to reading all your great work!

Progress Report and a Thankyou

With the final editing process for the journal underway, and its release imminent, we’d like to take this opportunity to thank all of those who took part in the University of Sheffield Philosophy Undergraduate Conference.

Over the two days we heard many fantastic presentations of interesting and innovative philosophical ideas from around the globe. We would especially like to thank the keynote speakers, Dr David Liggins and Dr Yonatan Shemmer for their support and presentations of their own research.

Within the next few weeks we should have finished the final drafts of the third volume of PhilonoUS. From then they will be available on sale from this website.

This will be the current Head Editors last edition of the journal. It was a pleasure to work with all of the department and PhilonoUS team. For all Sheffield students who may wish to get involved, look out for us in freshers week!

Head Editors – James Dunstan, Emma Shephard and Michael Chilton


University of Sheffield Philosophy Undergraduate Conference

For this edition, we’ve partnered with the annual University of Sheffield Philosophy Undergraduate Conference. The conference will contain presentations by undergraduates from around the globe, some of which are also soon to be published in the PhilonoUS journal.

This year we also have our very own Dr Yonaton Shemmer from the University of Sheffield giving a presentation as well as Dr David Liggins, a senior lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Manchester.

Full details and ticket information can be found at the University of Sheffield Box Office here.

We hope to see you all here!

PhilonoUS: Issue 1, Volume 2, Autumn Edition is now officially released

The head editors would like to thank University staff, our brilliant team of editors and every contributor to this edition of the journal. We had an excellent crop of papers this last editorial period and some hard decisions had to be and, but in the end we are proud of the papers we have chosen to be part of this edition.

Now however is the time to look forward to the forthcoming second edition of the journal and the Sheffield Undergraduate Philosophy Conference. For more information about it click here.

If you would like to buy a physical copy of the journal and help support future editions, please click here.

Call for Papers! Spring 2017 Edition

The Spring 2017 edition of PhilonoUS, the University of Sheffield’s Undergraduate Journal of Philosophy and the annual Sheffield Undergraduate Philosophy conference are now accepting submissions.

This year PhilonoUS: The Sheffield Undergraduate Journal of Philosophy and the Sheffield Undergraduate Philosophy Conference are teaming up so that authors need only submit once and will be considered for both the conference and journal unless they indicate otherwise within their email submission.

We welcome students from all philosophy departments, and we welcome submissions from students at all levels of study. The conference and journal are open to and aimed at all philosophy undergraduates, so please don’t think that only final year students are experienced enough to give a talk or submit a paper, that really isn’t the case. This year we will continue our tradition of awarding a prize to the best essay submitted.

The conference will take place on the 18th and 19th of March 2017 in the Humanities Research Institute on the University of Sheffield’s main campus. Papers should be no more than 6000 words in length, but can relate to any area of Philosophy. The deadline for submissions is Friday 27 January 2017, and submissions should be sent to . No identifying information should be present within the paper, but the body of your email should contain your name, contact email, University of study and year of study. If your paper is under review elsewhere we cannot consider you for the journal, but we would still love to consider you for the conference. Authors will be notified of decisions at least four weeks prior to the conference.

If your paper is selected for the conference you will be asked to give a talk and this can either be a shorter talk of 15-20 minutes or a longer one of 30 minutes. Please let us know your preference when submitting your paper/abstract. The talk will be followed by approximately 15 minutes of questions which will be an opportunity to explore your ideas further. Don’t be put off by the length of time you will be asked to speak, it really isn’t as daunting as it sounds and the event will be a friendly, encouraging and collaborative environment.

All further details regarding submissions, publication and purchasing a copy of the journal can be found in the sidebar. Of particular note are the specific submission requirements found here.

More information on the conference including updates on our keynote speakers can be found at

The deadline for submissions is the 27th of January