GPPC Public Issues Forum: Ethics in Business

The Greater Philadelphia Philosophy Consortium and the Institute for Ethical Leadership and Social Responsibility at Rosemont College announces:

Ethics in Business
A Public Issues Forum on Corporate Responsibility

Saturday, September 27, 2014
1:00pm - 4:30pm
The Rotwitt Theater of the McShain Performing Arts Center
Dorothy McKenna Brown Science Building
Rosemont College
1400 Montgomery Avenue
Rosemont, PA 19010

Free and Open to the Public. Refreshments will be served.

This Public Issues Forum will explore the ethical dimensions of the relationship between business and society. Speakers include philosophers and business ethicists whose work has focused on Stakeholder Theory, Organizational Ethics, Moral Imagination, and Ethics and Capitalism.

Speakers: R. Edward Freeman
(University Professor & Senior Fellow
Olsson Center for Applied Ethics, University of Virginia)
"New Models of Business in Society"

Patricia Werhane
(Wicklander Chair in Business Ethics
Director of the Institute for Business and Professional Ethics, DePaul University)
"Globalization and Its Challenges to CSR and Industrialized Capitalism"

Gary Weaver
(Professor of Management, University of Delaware)
Fostering Ethical Behavior in Business Organizations
Chair: Alan Preti (GPPC Board of Directors and Director of the Institute for Ethical Leadership and Social Responsibility, Rosemont College)

For more information please contact Alan Preti at 610-527-0200 ext. 2345 or

Women in the History of Philosophy workshop

Women in the History of Philosophy

A Workshop presented by the University of Pennsylvania and Villanova University
in the Greater Philadelphia Philosophy Consortium’s conference series

12-13 September 2014
University of Pennsylvania
Cohen Hall 402

Friday, 12 September 2014
3:00pm - 5:00pm: KEYNOTE, in conjunction with Penn Philosophy Colloquium Series
Lisa Shapiro (Simon Fraser University)
"Gabrielle Suchon's 'Neutralist':
The Status of Women and the Invention of Autonomy"
Saturday, 13 September 2014
9:30am - 10:45am: PAPER
Marcy P. Lascano (California State University Long Beach)
"Monism and Individuation in Cavendish and Conway"
10:45am - 11:00am: BREAK
11:00am - 12:15pm: PAPER
Daniel Fryer (University of Pennsylvania)
"Margaret Cavendish on Religious Toleration"
12:15pm - 1:15pm: LUNCH
1:15pm - 2:30pm: PAPER
Carlos Santana (University of Pennsylvania)
"'Two opposite things placed near each other, are the better discerned':
Philosophical readings of Cavendish's literary output"
2:30pm - 2:45pm: BREAK
2:45pm - 4:00pm: PAPER
Sandrine Berges (Bilkent University)
"Sophie de Grouchy on the cost of domination in the Letters on Sympathy
and two anonymous articles in Le Républicain"
4:00pm - 4:15pm: BREAK
4:15pm - 4:30pm: PRESENTATION
Helen Hattab (University of Houston)
"Update on Early Modern and Medieval Philosophy
for Women Researchers project"
4:30pm - 5:30pm: ROUNDTABLE discussion on teaching women in the history of philosophy
Karen Detlefsen (University of Pennsylvania)
Nabeel Hamid (University of Pennsylvania)
Julie Klein (Villanova University)
Michaela Manson (Simon Fraser University)

Eastern Study Group - North American Kant Society

Eastern Study Group of the North American Kant Society

Friday, May 2, 2014
Saturday, May 3, 2014
Temple University - Center City Campus
1515 Market Street
Room 320
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Keynote Speakers: Rolf-Peter Horstmann, Humboldt University (Berlin)
John Zammito, Rice University (Houston)

For more information and a schedule see:

Dr. Lara Ostaric:
Dr. Owen Ware:

Epistemology Discussion Group

Work in Progress in Epistemology Discussion Group

will meet to discuss:

Guido Melchior (Rutgers University / Graz)
"Knowing and Checking: Where Sensitivity Matters (and Where It Does Not)"

6pm - Friday, March 7, 2014
Swarthmore College
Papazian Hall 325

Persons in the Greater Philadelphia area (guests welcome) who are interested in epistemology in a broad sense (including, e.g., Philosophy of Science) meet 2-4 times per semester in an informal setting to discuss the work in progress of some member of the group. The paper under discussion is circulated in advance so that everyone can read it and fully participate.

For more information and to receive a copy of the paper, contract Peter Baumann (Swarthmore College):

Baumgarten Conference

Alexander Baumgarten's Metaphysics
Sources, Interpretations, and Influence

Thursday - Saturday, March 27-29
La Salle University
Philadelphia, PA

Confirmed Speakers:
Henry Allison
Paul Guyer
Rudolf Makkreel
Gary Hatfield
Desmond Hogan
Angelica Nuzzo
Brandon Look
Jeffrey Edwards
Schedule and registration:

Organizing committee: John Hymers, Courtney Fugate, and Chris Johns

Funding for this conference has been provided by the Greater Philadelphia Philosophy Consortium, La Salle University, the North American Kant Society, and the American University in Beirut.

New Journal Name Contest!

The GPPC undergraduate philosophy journal announces a:

New Journal Name Contest!

Deadline: March 31, 2014

The Greater Philadelphia Philosophy Consortium is launching an undergraduate philosophy journal. We invite you to suggest a name for the new journal!

Send your ideas and a brief (one or two sentence) explanation to before March 31st.

Drexel University Philosophy Week 2014

GPPC member institution, Drexel University, announces:

The 2nd Annual Drexel Philosophy Week

Tuesday through Thursday, March 4-6, 2014
Drexel University - University City Campus

Tuesday, March 4th:

4:00pm - 5:30pm “Losing Confidence: A Brief History of Intuition”
  • Elliot Paul, PhD (Columbia University)
  • Location: Center for Automation Technology, 061
    Refreshments following.
    6:30pm - 8:00pm Panel Discussion: “Philosophy, Literature, and Identity”
  • André Carrington, PhD (Drexel English)
  • Sarah Hansen, PhD (Drexel Philosophy)
  • Abioseh Porter, PhD (Drexel English)
  • Sheila Sandapen, PhD (Drexel English)
  • Location: Center for Automation Technology, 061
    Wednesday, March 5th:

    4:00pm - 5:30pm “The Free Will Defense Reconsidered”
  • Nathan Hanna, PhD (Drexel University)
  • Location: Campbell Auditorium, Stratton Hall 113
    Refreshments following
    Thursday, March 6th:

    4:00pm - 5:30pm “Philosophical Perspectives on Translational Medicine”
  • Miriam Solomon, PhD (Temple University)
  • Location: Mitchell Auditorium, Bossone 007
    Refreshments following
    6:30pm - 8:00pm Panel Discussion: “Social Science Approaches to Translational Medicine”
  • Ali Kenner, PhD (History & Politics/STS)
  • Chloe Silverman, PhD (History & Politics/STS)
  • Michael Yudell, PhD (Community Health and Prevention)
  • Cynthia A Connolly, PhD, RN, PNP, FAAN (UPenn School of Nursing)
  • Location: Mitchell Auditorium, Bossone 007
    Keynote presentation abstracts:

    Directions and map:

    For further information contact us at:

    Organized by the Drexel Philosophy Week 2014 Committee: Andrew Smith, PhD (Chair); Nathan Hanna, PhD ; Joseph McPeak, PhD; Flavia Padovani, PhD, and is sponsored by the Department of English and Philosophy and the Drexel Philosophy Club.

    Joseph Margolis's 90th Birthday Conference

    The Department of Philosophy at Temple University announces:

    A one-day conference in honor of
    Joseph Margolis's 90th Birthday

    Friday, May 9, 2014
    9:00am - 6pm
    1810 Conference Suite
    1810 Liacouras Walk
    Temple University - Main Campus

    Speakers include: Thierry de Duve (NYU)
    Lydia Goehr (Columbia)
    Barbara Carnevali (EHESS, Paris)
    John Gibson (Louisville)
    Sami Pihlström (Helsinki)
    Serge Grigoriev (Ithaca College)
    Lior Levy (Haifa)
    For details and additional information and to register, please visit:

    The conference is co-sponsored by the Greater Philadelphia Philosophy Consortium. Professor Margolis was a founder of this organization.

    WCU Graduate Philosophy Conference

    West Chester University’s Philosophy Graduate Student Association presents:

    The 9th Annual
    Graduate Philosophy Conference

    Keynote Speaker: Dr. Sarah Clark Miller (Penn State)
    "Dignity in Relation"

    Saturday, March 8, 2014
    9:30am - 4:00pm
    Phillips Memorial Hall Library
    West Chester University

    Open Attendance – All Are Welcome!

    Continental Breakfast and Lunch Provided.

    For information, contact G.A. Josh Cutts:

    Ethics of War

    GPPC member institution, Villanova University, announces:

    Ethics of War
    The First Annual Conference on the Ethics of War:
    A Collaboration between the US Military Academy and Villanova

    Friday and Saturday, April 4-5, 2014
    Driscoll Auditorium
    Villanova University

    For information and to register visit: