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): pbauman1@swarthmore.edu.

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: www.lasalle.edu/metaphysics-conference

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 jrlenahan@gmail.com 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”
  • AndrĂ© 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: www.pages.drexel.edu/~pa34/pwabstr.pdf

    Directions and map: www.drexel.edu/about/directions/

    For further information contact us at: philosweek14@gmail.com

    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: www.cla.temple.edu/philosophy/joseph-margoliss-90th-birthday-conference.

    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: JC796629@wcupa.edu.

    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: www.ethicsofwar.villanova.edu.

    GPPC Undergraduate Philosophy Journal


    The Greater Philadelphia Philosophy Consortium announces an:

    Undergraduate Philosophy Journal

    We are now accepting papers, written and submitted by undergraduate students, for the inaugural edition of the journal.

    Papers should be sent electronically to the editor-in-chief, Trip Lenahan: jrlenahan@gmail.com.

    Our undergraduate board of editors will review submissions for publication. Check back soon for more information and official launch date.

    POSTPONED: Community Lecture


    Due to the abysmal weather forecast for Thursday, the GPPC Community Lecture scheduled for this Thursday, February 13, will be postponed. We will reschedule for another date (to be determined).

    Community Lecture:
    Robert Louis Stevenson and Friendship

    Thursday, February 13, 2014
    7pm - 8:30pm
    Cherry Hill High School East
    1750 Kresson Road
    Cherry Hill, NJ 08003

    Speaker: Andrew Payne, Associate Professor of Philosophy (Saint Joseph's University) Commentator: Ronald Wendling, Professor of English (Saint Joseph's University)

    Distinguished Speaker Event at Temple U


    GPPC member institution, Temple University's Philosophy Department, announces:

    Distinguished Speaker Event

    Paul Boghossian
    Sterling Professor of Philosophy at NYU

    Thursday and Friday, December 5-6, 2013
    Temple University
    Philadelphia, PA

    Event 1: Lecture, "Relativism about Morality."
    Thursday, December 5
    5:30 - 7:30pm
    Weigley Room (Room 914)
    9th floor, Gladfelter Hall
    Temple University
    Event 2: Seminar on intuitions and the a priori
    Thursday, December 6
    3:00 - 5:30pm
    Center for Humanities at Temple (CHAT)
    10th floor, Gladfelter Hall
    Temple University
    Prof. Boghossian has offered a paper relating to the seminar. The paper is a critical notice of Herman Cappelen's recent book Philosophy without Intuitions (OUP 2012). The paper is intended to serve as background and orientation to the seminar.

    If you would like to receive a copy of the paper, need directions, or have any other questions relating to the events, please contact David Wolfsdorf at dwolfsdo@temple.edu.