Life Examined undergrad philosophy conference TODAY

Assistant Professor of Philosophy Melissa Shew tells us what to expect:

It will be AWESOME.

I just finished, with Dr. Susanne Foster, putting together the final booklet for This I Believe from the Philosophy Department, which will be debuted at the end of the conference. It is marvelous, and inspired. I think that many of the readers of this blog would love to check it out and snag a copy.

…This conference is truly a group effort on behalf of many people–undergraduates, graduate students, faculty (including the Chair, Dr. South), and even alum. I myself am over the moon about it, and am excited for the dialogue that our undergraduate papers will inspire. A wide range of philosophical topics and interests will be discussed, and at the end, there will be a delicious spread of food. Lots and lots of food…so much food…

For those interested, here is a reminder of the schedule:

Schedule of Events

10:00: Welcome, by Dr. Melissa Shew

10:05: Ms. Leah Todd, “Eliminating Expectations”

10:45: Ms. Katie Holihen, “Freire and Spinoza; Hope and God”

11:30: Mr. Joseph Platta, “Avoiding Logical Chauvinism: A Critical Analysis of Strawsonian Panpsychism”

12:30-1:30: BREAK

1:30: Ms. Carly Krizmanich, “Breaking the Expatriate Glass Ceiling: Defining the Role of Female Managers in Multinational Corporations”
2:15: Ms. Andrea Carrillo, “Breaking My Nose, Breaking Into Metaphysics”

3:00: KEYNOTE: [Empowerment’s own] Ms. Desiree Valentine, “This is Not a Moral Theory: Decentering Theory for a Globalized World”

4:00: Debut of This I Believe (introduced by Ms. Jesse Reilly), undergraduate awards and acknowledgments (presented by Dr. Susanne Foster), and reception

Thanks to Prof. Shew! Your lurking is always appreciated.


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