2009 Annual Conference

SPCW, 16th Annual Conference

July 18th-23rd, 2009

Pine Lake, New York

 

Saturday, July 18th
6:30 p.m.

Welcome and Opening Remarks

 

Sunday, July 19h

9:00-10:30 Theme: ÒWhither Liberal Arts?Ó

 

Peter Mehl

ÒEducating for Life: Liberal Arts and the Human SpiritÓ

 

Donald Poochigian

ÒScience as a Human Endeavor: On the Odd Bifurcation of Science and the HumanitiesÓ

 

10:30-10:45: BREAK

 

10:45-12:15

 

Aisha Rees

ÒRevolutionary Islam: A Self-Cultivating Identity through EducationÓ

 

Stanley Konecky

ÒBasic Questions of Ethics and Moral EducationÓ

 

12:15-1:30: LUNCH

 

1:30-3:00

 

Karin Fry

ÒThe Need for an Inclusive Secularism in the United StatesÓ

 

Christopher Collins

ÒMulticulturalism, Metaphysics and Alain LockeÕs Post-Metaphysical AlternativeÓ

 

3:00-3:15:  BREAK

 

3:15-5:30:

 

Mark Sanders

ÒDeliberative Democratic CitizenshipÓ

 

Levente Szentkiralyi

ÒLockean Political Theory & Eminent Domain: An Allowance for Takings?Ó

 

Jen Lonergan

ÒGadamer, Originalism, and the ConstitutionÓ

 

6:00 DINNER

 

 

Monday, July 20th
9:00-10:30

 

Robert Stolorow

ÒPortkeys, Resurrective Ideology, and Collective TraumaÓ

 

Joshua Simmonds, TITLE

 

10:30-10:45: BREAK

 

10:45-12:15

 

Wendy L. Lee

ÒThe Uses and Abuses of Reproductive Technologies: Charting a Feminist Response to the Future of Reproductive TechnologyÓ

 

Dr. Howard Ponzer

ÒObama, Change, and Gender EqualityÓ

 

12:15-1:30: LUNCH

 

1:30-3:00

 

Aaron Lercher

ÒHealth Care Prioritization and AutonomyÓ

 

Benjamin Rider

ÒThe Ethics of Superlongevity: Should We Cure Death?Ó

 

3:00-3:15:  BREAK

 

3:15-5:30:

 

David Chan

ÒMorality and Decisions on the GroundÓ

 

Liam Harte

Could New Terrorism Exist? A Philosophical Critique of the ÒExpert Analysis.Ó

 

Nicolas McGinnis

ÒMerleau-Ponty and InterrogationÓ

 

 

DINNER 6pm
Tuesday, July 21st
9:00-10:30

 

Caroline Meline

ÒIs it Natural or Unnatural to Follow the Golden Rule?Ó

 

Paul Wilson

ÒThe Luck of the DrawÓ

 

10:30-10:45: BREAK

 

10:45-12:15

 

George A. Teschner

ÒSaussure and the Metalinguistics of Ancient TaoismÓ

 

Sarah McCulley

ÒDavidsonÕs Semantical Primitives and Why They Cannot WorkÓ

 

12:15-1:30: LUNCH

 

1:30-3:00

 

Ralph D. Ellis

ÒThe Phenomenology of Alexithymia as a Clue to the Intentionality of EmotionÓ

 

Aline M. Ramos

ÒScientific revolutions and the crisis of science: an examination of historicity and its role for the scientific community according to Thomas Kuhn and Edmund HusserlÓ

 

3:00-3:15:  BREAK

 

3:15-5:30:

 

Peter G. Res, ÒThe Retrieval of Authentic CareÓ

 

Joe Frank Jones, III

ÒHeidegger and the Aporia of Beginnings and Endings: Breaking the Chains of 8. Phenomenological DeconstructionÓ

 

Janet Donohoe

ÒThe Place of HomeÓ

 

DINNER 6pm

 

8 PM Business Meeting

 

Wednesday, July 22nd

 

9:00-10:30

 

Jeffrey P. Fry

ÒGluttons for SportÓ

 

Ileana F. Szymanski

ÒPhilosophy of Food: how our choices with respect to food create habits that can be mirrored in the choices we make to find happiness in every-day lifeÓ

 

 

10:30-10:45: BREAK

 

10:45-1:00

 

Meg Lonergan

ÒDialogue for Socrates and FreudÓ

 

Edward J. Grippe

ÒA Platonic Challenge to Homeric Justice and Machiavellian Political Assumptions: A Socratic Therapy for Contemporary TimesÓ

 

Joseph Martire

ÒMorally Justified Conduct in Relation to Religious Belief and Political AssociationÓ

 

 

1:00: LUNCH

 

Afternoon:

Time to explore Pine Lake (swimming, hiking, ropes course, etc)

 

DINNER 6pm

 

Thursday, July 23rd

9:00-11:00

 

Todd Jones

ÒCustoms canÕt be causalÓ

 

Mark Sentesy

ÒParts of the Word or Parts of the Machine? The Concept of Things in Greek and 35. Modern Natural PhilosophyÓ
Todd Kesselman

ÒOn the Secular SacredÓ

 

TBA
LUNCH

Goodbyes