Monday, April 23, 2012

Second Annual Confrence = Success!

The Second Annual Undergraduate Philosophy Conference at Dowling College was a great success! We had presenters presenting papers on a wide range of topics, including our keynote speaker, John Drummond, giving his talk on emotions. After the conclusion of presentations, the Gaetano Massa Chair of Italian Studies awarded the presenters with certificates naming each of them Honorary Student Fellows! It was quite an event!

Here is the schedule:

9:00-9:50: Meet and Greet

9:50-10:00: Opening Remarks by Robert Berchman

10:00-11:45 Panel One

Happiness and Its Desirability - Jeffrey Schaufeld (Stony Brook University)

Perspectives on the Religious Classification of Buddhism - David Jenkins (Middle Tennessee State University)

Towards Enlightened Deliberative Democracy - Jeffrey Carroll (Ohio State University – Columbus)

11:45-12:00: Break

12:00-1:00: Keynote - John Drummond (Fordham University)

1:00-1:15: Break

1:15-2:15: Lunch

2:15-4:00: Panel Two

What is the Conclusion of Plato’s Meno? - Christie Sacco (Stony Brook University)

No Harm, No Foul: A Response to John Gleaves’ Justification of Banning Safe Performance-Enhancing Drugs - Nathaniel A. Crider (Ithaca College)

Towards a Phenomenological Theory of Emotion - John Montani (Stony Brook University)

4:00-5:15: Closing Remarks by Christian Perring

Again, thank you to all of those who helped make this conference possible.

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