2008 Annual Conference

SPCW Program, July 6-10, 2008

Sunday, July 6th
6:30 p.m.

Welcome and Opening Remarks

 

7:00 p.m.

15 Years of the SPCW: A Conversation and Introduction

 

Monday, July 7th

9:00-10:30

Jeffrey Fry

ÒLiving Like ThereÕs No Tomorrow: Urgency, Mindfulness, and Psychological RealismÓ

 

Ralph Ellis

ÒWhat Authoritarianism Can Tell Us About Moral PsychologyÓ

 

10:30-10:45: BREAK

 

10:45-12:15

Joe Frank Jones, III

ÒGod, Ethics, and PhilosophyÓ

 

Khaldoun Sweis

ÒNaturalism: A CritiqueÓ

 

12:15-1:45: LUNCH

 

1:45-3:15

Ed Grippe

Equality, Diversity, and Social Justice

 

Lisa Hoelle

Friendship

 

3:15-3:30:  BREAK

 

3:30-5:00:

Audrey Anton

Social Gerontology and the Infantilization of the Elderly

 

Caroline Meline

Compatibilism, Creativity, and Losing Weight

 

DINNER

 

Tuesday, July 8th
9:00-10:30

David Gandolfo

The Ethics of Pricing

 

Eric Palmer

What Would Milton Friedman Do?

 

10:45-12:15

George Teschner

Technological Paradigm in Ancient Taoism

 

Adam Briggle

Retail Sanity, Wholesale Madness: The Question Concerning Sustainability

 

LUNCH
Group Activity: Hiking, Time TBA

 

DINNER

 

7 PM

Charles Harvey

Making Hollow Men

 

 

Wednesay, July 9th
9:00-10:30

Travis Anderson

Re-encountering the Beautiful

 

Janet Donohoe

Memory and Collective Memory

 

10:45-12:15

Michael Boring

Capitalism and Despair: Toward a Kierkegaardian Critical Theory

 

Matt Waggoner

Salvation in the Auto-graveyards: Cuts, Cracks, and Crevices in the Spaces of the Modern

 

LUNCH
2:00-3:30

Ramon Das

Humanitarian Intervention in Darfur?

Joseph Orosco

A Theory of Non-violent Civic Action

 

4:00-5:30

Kostas Koukouzelis

Neutrality and Headscarves

 

Christopher Collins

Family Values and Same-Sex Marriage:  Reconciling Incommensurable Values via Alain Locke’s Value Theory

 

DINNER

 

6:30 PM:  Business Meeting

 

 

Thursday, July 10th

9:00-10:30

R. D. Emerick

“Immorality Play: Exploring the Ethics of Interrogation through Dramaturgical Action”

 

Andrew Fiala

ÒConscientious ObjectionÓ

 

10:45-12:15

TBA

 

LUNCH

Goodbyes