Happy Holidays and a Look to the Future

To everyone who has read even one word of our journal, to everyone who has submitted even one word, to everyone who has believed in our vision, to everyone who has provided guidance, to the thankless faces on our staff who have made this journal possible, thank you. Happy Holidays.

When we took on the daunting challenge of creating an undergraduate philosophy journal here at Hopkins, we imagined but also sometimes doubted the success that we have had thus far.  Prometheus has been a labor of love, a vision largely realized between the hours of 12 and 5am.

Beyond the long list of thank yous extended above, we must primarily thank the never-dying ember alive within all of us who seek ansers to life’s most difficult questions.

In search of these answers, Prometheus has a few ideas, in addition to our print journal at the end of the year, that are currently in the planning stage but should become a reality in this coming semester:

  1. Seminar on meta-philosophy. We will sponsor, pending approval of the JHU Philosophy department, a graduate-student-run seminar on meta-philosophy. Held bi-weekly, these seminars will consist of a 30-40 minute presentation followed by an open Q&A forum concerning issues in the practice of philosophy.
  2. Undergraduate conference. We plan to host a day-long undergraduate philosophy conference, open to any undergraduates who can provide travel expenses. Our schedule is still tentative, so please let us know if you have any ideas for events you would like to see. The main foundation of the conference will be the presentation of undergraduate philosophy papers.

To make these great visions happens, we will need all the help we can get.  If there is any way you can and would like to help, please feel free to contact us (info on Staff and Contact pages).

Thanks again for the successful beginnings of a great publication. Here’s to an even more successful future.

Happy Holidays.

Shane Steinert-Threlkeld and Cuong Q. Nguyen

Editors-in-Chief, Prometheus

One thought on “Happy Holidays and a Look to the Future

  1. Time is an artifice. Heck, just declare 5 a.m. to be midnight and you’ll get five more hours until 5 a.m. comes again.

    Hope that helps!

    Have happy holidays. Rest up. Do more great work.


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