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GPPC – 2018 Undergraduate Conference

 

Greater Philadelphia Philosophy Consortium

2018 Undergraduate Conference

The College of New Jersey

April 7, 2018

 

Download Conference Schedule here

 

9:00 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast: Social Science Building Atrium

9:30-10:50 AM: First Morning Sessions

Social Science Building Room 223      

Chair: TBA

9:30-9:50: Ruiwei Shen, Mount Holyoke College, “Conceptual Possibility and Imagination,” Mount Holyoke  

9:50-10:00: Comments

10:00-10:15 Discussion

 

10:15-10:35 Emmanuel Ogwu, “Scientific Models and Literary Fiction,”

Arup Jesuit University, Harare, Zimbabwe.BY SKYPE

10:35-10:50 Discussion

                       

Social Science Building Room 225

Chair: TBA   

9:30-9:50: Saisuma Veerapaneni, “A Refutation of the Advaitan Account of the Self,” The College of New Jersey

9:50-10:00: Comments

10:00-10:15: Discussion

 

10:15-10:35: Vincent Carchidi, “The Limits of Just War Theory How Power and Morality Are Intimately Linked,” Rosemont College

10:35-10:50: Discussion

 

Social Science Building Room 226

Chair: Nina Navazio          

9:30-9:50: Oleg Smirnov, Jr., “The Art of Nothingness,”

West Virginia University

 9:50-10:00: Comments

10:00-10:15: Discussion

 

10:15-10:35: Steve Yang, “Concept of God—A Synthesis of Two Realms,” Vanderbilt University

10:35-10:50: Discussion

 

11:00AM -12:20 PM: Second Morning Sessions

 Social Science Building Room 223

 Chair: TBA

11:00-11:20 Kyra Hoerr, “Idealization on a Temporal Scale and the Case for Optimality Models,” Bryn Mawr College

 11:20-11:30: Comments

 11:30-11:45: Discussion

 

11:45-12:05: Michael Valeri, “An Analysis of Crispin Wright’s Alethic Pluralism,” Hamilton College

12:05-12:20 Discussion

 

Social Science Building Room 225

 Chair: Jake Veliky

11:00-11:20 Alexander Jin, The Right to Dignity: Towards a Better Understanding of Morality in Death,” Swarthmore.

11:20-11:30: Comments

11:30-11:45: Discussion

 

11:45-12:05: Paul Park, “Critique of Peter Singer’s notion of Marginal Utility,” Gordon College.

12:05-12:20 Discussion

 

Social Science Building Room 226

Chair: Robert (Nick) Nicholoff

11:00-11:20 Yena Choi, “Degree in Pleas,” Florida State University

11:20-11:30: Comments: Robert (Nick) Nicholoff

11:30-11:45: Discussion

11:45-12:05: Priten Shah, “Transferable Obligations; Solving the Injustice of Forced Parental Support,” Harvard College

12:05-12:20: Discussion

                          

12:30 AM -1:20 PM: Lunch: Social Science Building Atrium

1:30-2:50 PM: Welcome and Featured Speaker: Library Auditorium

 

Welcome:

Richard Kamber, Professor of Philosophy,

The College of New Jersey

Thomas Handler: President, Board of Governors,

Greater Philadelphia Philosophy Consortium

Jane Wong, Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences,

The College of New Jersey

 

Featured Speaker

Elizabeth Harman, The Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor of Philosophy and the University Center for Human Values at Princeton University

“#metoo and the Failure to Warn Others”

 

3:00-4:30 AM: Afternoon Sessions

Social Science Building Room 223

Chair: TBA

3:00-3:20: Jessie Doble,

“Interacting with the Environment: An Analysis of Andy Goldsworthy’s Art Among Allen Carlson’s Models of Nature Appreciation.” 

3:20-3:30: Comments

3:30-3:45: Discussion

 

3:45-4:05: Michele Snyder, “An Analysis of Emily Brady’s and Richard Austin’s Critique of Nature Aesthetics and Ethics,” Stockton University,

 4:05-4:20: Discussion

     

Social Science Building Room 225

Chair: Gianna Mellilo          

3:00-3:20: Felicia Selvakumar, “The Collision Between Women, Pornography, Ethics, and the Law,” The College of New Jersey

 3:20-3:30: Comments: Gianna Mellilo

 3:30-3:45: Discussion

           

3:45-4:05: Charlotte Xu, “Body As A Physical Container of Gender: An Explanation for Transgender Rage,” Bryn Mawr

4:05-4:20: Discussion

Social Science Building Room 226   

 Chair: TBA

3:00-3:20: Emily Cook, “The Seductive Trap of a False Online Life,” Temple University

3:20-3:30: Comments

3:30-3:45: Discussion

 

3:45-4:05: Samantha Locklear, “Deontology in Fences,” Neumann University

4:05-4:20: Discussion

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