2011-2012 Program

Except where otherwise noted, all GPPC events are free and open to the public.

Bertrand Russell in Pennsylvania

Saturday, October 1, 2011, 12noon – 3:30pm
Ursinus College, Pfahler Auditorium
601 East Main Street, Collegeville, PA 19426
Chad Trainer, Chairman of the Board, Bertrand Russell Society
Tim Madigan, St. John Fisher College
David Blitz, Central Connecticut State College

Carlin Romano, Ursinus College

Followed immediately at 3:45pm by a visit to Little Datchet Farm, one of Bertrand Russell’s residences in Pennsylvania.

For more infomation contact Carlin Romano, cromano@ursinus.edu

This event is sponsored by the GPPC and Ursinus College

Public Issues Forum: Philosophy For Children

Saturday, October 29, 2011, 1pm to 5pm.
University of Pennsylvania, Claudia Cohen Hall, Room 402
249 S. 36th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Mitchell Green, University of Virginia
Thomas Jackson, University of Hawaii
Thomas Wartenberg, Mount Holyoke College

Frank J. Hoffman, West Chester University, Chair, GPPC

Dominic Sisti, Penn Center for Bioethics
Igor Jasinski, The Pingry School

Steve Esser, GPPC Board of Governors

For further information and to register (optional), contact Steve Esser at steve.esser@permitcap.com or 610.941.5030

This event is co-sponsored by the GPPC and the Penn Center for Bioethics.

Aristotle and the Philosophy of Action

Saturday, March 24, 2012, 1pm to 5:30pm.
Haub Center, 5th Floor, McShain Hall
Saint Joseph’s University, 5600 City Avenue,
Philadelphia, PA 19131
Ursula Coope, Oxford University, “Aristotle on Action and Teleology”
Scott Sehon, Bowdoin College, “Teleology and Free Will”

For further information contact Andrew Payne, apayne@sju.edu

This event is sponsored by the GPPC and Saint Joseph’s University.

2012 Philosophy on Film Series: Estrangements

Location: Bryn Mawr Film Institute
824 West Lancaster Avenue, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
Dates, Films, and Speakers:

Thursday, March 29, 2012, 7pm – 10pm.
Michael Tolkin’s The Rapture (1991)
Presenter: John Carvalho, Chair, Philosophy Department, Villanova University

Thursday, April 5, 2012, 7pm – 10pm.
Stanley Kubrick’s Dr. Strangelove (1964)
Presenter: Richard Kamber, Department of Philosophy, Religion & Classical Studies, College of New Jersey

Thursday, April 12, 2012, 7pm – 10pm.
George A. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead (1968)
Presenter: S. Joel Garver, Philosophy Department, La Salle University

Fee: $30.00 per person (for the whole series).

Registration opens March 1, 2012 on Bryn Mawr Film Institute’s website: http://brynmawrfilm.org/education/

For further information contact Marc Moreau, Chair, Philosophy Department,
La Salle University, moreau@lasalle.edu

This event is sponsored by the GPPC and the Bryn Mawr Film Institute.

Graduate Conference in Aesthetics

Sunday, April 22, 2012, 10am to 5pm.
Independence Park Hotel, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Special Guest Speaker:
Dr. Sherri Irvin, University of Oklahoma

For more information contact John Dyck, john.dyck@gmail.com

This event is sponsored by the GPPC and Temple University.

The GPPC Undergraduate Philosophy Conference

Saturday, March 3, 2012, 1pm to 4:30pm
La Salle University, Holroyd Hall, Room 190
1900 W. Olney Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19141
Undergraduates are invited to submit essays suitable for a 20-minute presentation on any topic in philosophy. All submissions should be no more than 3,000 words (or 10 double-spaced pages).

Papers (in .doc, .docx, or .pdf files) may be electronically submitted by e-mail attachment to moreau@lasalle.edu or as a printed copy by postal mail to:

Marc Moreau, Chair
Philosophy Department
La Salle University
1900 W. Olney Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19141

The applicant’s contact information, including e-mail address, should be provided on a cover sheet but should not appear in the body of the paper.

Deadline for submissions: December 20, 2011.

Notifications of acceptance will be transmitted by February 1, 2012.

Undergraduates who do not wish to submit a paper but who wish to participate in the conference as commentators or as panelists should contact Marc Moreau to indicate areas of interest by December 20, 2011.

Coordinator: Marc Moreau, Chair, Philosophy Department,
La Salle University, moreau@lasalle.edu

This event is supported by the GPPC and La Salle University

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