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:

Ephemeris 2019 is 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