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.

Find more information in our submission guidelines.

Please direct all inquires to:

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

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.

Henceforward and for the foreseeable future Ephemeris will available only online, there will be no print edition. Please visit the new website at Ephemeris, An Undergraduate Journal of Philosophy

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)

We are now at work on the 2020 edition with a submission date of January 6th. We encourage students to submit their work Submission guidelines can be reviewed at

2019 Edition of Ephemeris 2019 available October 2019

The Round-Trip Fallacy
Christoph Bamberg (Ruhr-Universität Bochum)

A Case Against Inegalitarian Sexual Preferences
Jordan Bridges (University of Virginia)

Unreasonably Difficult Demands
Kida Lin (The Australian National University)

What is Good for Spock? A Defense of Attitudinal Hedonism
Isaac Shur (Northeastern University)