Philosophy Department


Ephemeris is an undergraduate journal of philosophy dedicated to harvesting exceptional undergraduate writing grounded in the distinct value and interest of the philosophical endeavor. Since its founding in 2001, Ephemeris has published contributions from students from across the nation and the world; a recent issue included work from students in Holland, the UK and Canada. Our journal is run by students, who evaluate the contributions and select the best for publication. Contributions are solicited in all areas of philosophy, including metaphysics, ethics, political theory, epistemology, feminist philosophy, philosophy of race, eastern philosophy, philosophy of mind, and more.

Contributions should take the form of an essay, article, or short note, preferably no more than 5,000 words. Responses to previously published articles are also welcome. We must retain full editorial discretion in altering work for publication.

We are now at work on the 2022 edition with a submission date of February 1, 2022. We encourage students to submit their work. Submission guidelines can be reviewed at submission guidelines.

Please direct all inquires to:

The Editors—Ephemeris,
c/o Department of Philosophy
Union College Schenectady, NY 12308
or email to:

2021 Edition of Ephemeris 2021 available September 2021

Imagination and Inseparability of Soul and Body in Aristotle
Hallie Altwies, Union College

Aristotle's Aspectual Ontology
Jacob Farris, Pennsylvania State University

A Defense of the Compatibility of Science and Religion
Daniel Lightsey, Texas A&M University

Problems in the Formulations of Kant's Categorical Imperative
Mandy Rothe, Martin-Luther-Universität, Halle-Wittenberg

2020 Edition of Ephemeris available online September 2020

Announcing the publication of the 2020 edition of Ephemeris, The Undergraduate Journal of Philosophy edited and published by the students and faculty of Union College. Ephemeris has national and international exposure accepting quality work in the English language from talented undergraduates everywhere.

We thank our authors for their contributions; the current table of contents includes:

Defining Philosophy and Philosophers in the 'Theaetetus'
Harper Lyon (Union College)

Trust, Friendship and Evidence
Anna Cheng (University of Richmond)

The First Monstrosity: Gender Bias in Aristotle's Reproductive Framework
Adelaide Martinez (Texas A&M University

Correspondence Theory as a Genuine Theory of Truth
Micah Philips-Gary (College of Wooster)