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Aporia Call for Papers Spring 2024

Aporia is an undergraduate journal of philosophy at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. It is known as a philosophical puzzle or state of puzzlement. Socrates describes the purgative effect of reducing someone to Aporia: it shows someone who merely thought he knew something that he does not in fact know it and instills in him a desire to investigate it.

Aporia is published twice yearly: an online edition in the fall, and a print edition in the spring. The staff of Aporia consists are philosophy students at Brigham Young University. For information on joining the Aporia staff, email us at the address below.

As you progress through your career as an undergraduate student, be aware of the opportunities you have to edify your education, and build your experience. Consider writing and revising essays to submit to journals.

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The Aporia staff is especially grateful to those who support and make possible this journal. Special thanks go to Dr. Mike Hansen, our faculty advisor. Aporia is funded by a generous contribution from the David H. Yarn Endowment. Those wishing to contribute to this fund may do so by contacting the BYU Department of Philosophy at

If you have any questions or would like to request a copy of Aporia, contact us at