February 24-25, 2017
402 Cohen Hall
University of Pennsylvania
Speakers: David Chalmers (New York University)Rebecca Copenhaver (Lewis and Clark College)Charles Gilbert (Rockefeller University)Robert Goldstone (Indiana University)Mohan Matthen (University of Toronto
For more information contact Kevin Connolly: firstname.lastname@example.org
Author Meets Critics: Jill Stauffer, Ethical Loneliness: the Injustice of Not Being Heard
February 25, 2017, 1pm – 5pm
Magill Library, Philips Wing
Speakers:Macalester Bell (Bryn Mawr College)
Robert Bernasconi (Pennsylvania State University)
Yannik Thiem (Villanova University)
Krista Thomason (Swarthmore College)Contact: Jill Stauffer, email@example.com
Presented by the GPPC, the Drexel University Department of English & Philosophy, and the Drexel University College of Arts and Sciences:
Undergraduate Philosophy Conference 2017
Saturday, March 4, 2017
9:00am - 5:00pm
CALL FOR PAPERS: Undergraduates are invited to submit philosophical essays suitable for a fifteen to twenty minute presentation on any topic, to be followed by commentary and discussion. Papers must not exceed 2,500 words or 10 pages, double-spaced, and must be prepared for blind review. One submission per person.
The top eight submissions will be read by their authors at the conference and published in Fresh Philosophy, the undergraduate philosophy blog/journal of the GPPC http://www.freshphilosophy.com. Reviewers will include Philosophy faculty and undergraduate Philosophy majors including the journal editors.
The deadline for submissions is Sunday, December 18, 2016.
Please send your submission by email attachment as an electronic file in .doc or .rtf format to Peter Amato at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Notification of accepted papers will be sent by Saturday, February 4, 2017. Commentators will be needed to present brief remarks following each paper. If you are interested in being a commentator, whether or not you intend to submit a paper, let us know.
Friday & Saturday, November 11-12, 2016
Friday 3pm – 4:45pm
University of Pennsylvania
Claudia Cohen Hall 402
Speakers: Julia Driver (Washington University, St Louis)
Ram Neta (University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill)
Susanna Schellenberg (Rutgers University - keynote speaker)
Miriam Schoenfield (NYU / Texas)
For more information contact Errol Lord: email@example.com
The Greater Philadelphia Philosophy Consortium announces:
Public Issues Forum: Refugee Rights & State Responsibilities
Friday, October 14, 2016
12:30pm - 4:00pm
The College of New Jersey
Education Building - Room 115
2000 Pennington Road
Free and Open to the Public.
Speakers:Bill Frelick (Refugee Policy Director, Human Rights Watch)
Andy Lamey (University of California San Diego)
Hans Van de Weerd (Vice President, International Rescue Mission) Moderator: Morton Winston (The College of New Jersey)
For more information please contact Morton Winston, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The GPPC sponsors the following discussion groups:
Asian and Comparative Philosophy Discussion Group
Third Wednesday of the month
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Anderson Hall 322
West Chester University
725 S. Church Street
West Chester, PA 19383
Steve Coutinho, An Introduction to Daoist Philosophies
(Columbia University Press, 2013)
Josh Mason email@example.com or Charlotte Moore firstname.lastname@example.org. History and Philosophy of Science Discussion Group Meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month to discuss a colleague’s work in progress or to discuss readings that are of particular interest to participants.
6:15pm - 7:45pm
Consortium for the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine
431 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month, 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Barbelin-Lonergan Building, 116
Saint Joseph’s University
9/14, 10/12, 11/9, 12/14
Book Details: Fall 2016:
Louis Dupré, Religious Mystery and Rational Reflection
Joseph Godfrey, Saint Joseph’s University, email@example.com Philadelphia Philosophy of Psychiatry Working Group Meets about once a month to discuss publications in philosophy of psychiatry and works in progress by group members.
September 17, 2016
3pm – 5pm
Temple University Center City Campus, Room 322
15th and Market Streets
Speaker: Wolfram Hinzen (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, FIDMAG Germanes Hospitalaries Research Foundation, and Universitat de Barcelona)Paper Title:"Reference across Pathologies: A New Linguistic Lens on Disorders of Thought"Abstract: According to a linguistic tradition identified here as ‘Cartesian’, thought is independent of language. Rather than representing the configurator of a human-specific mind, language is relegated to an expressive system dedicated to the communication of an independently constituted thought process. Pursuing an alternative ‘un-Cartesian’ vision here, which regards human-specific thought and language as intrinsically linked, I review clinical language patterns in two populations with major cognitive disorders, autism spectrum conditions and schizophrenia, with a view to how language might illuminate psychopathology and vice versa. One universal linguistic function is reference: we cannot utter sentences without referring to persons, objects, and events, based on lexicalized concepts that provide descriptions of these referents. Reference in this sense takes a number of human-specific forms that systematically co-vary with forms of grammatical organization. It also proves to be highly vulnerable across major cognitive disorders. Grammar is thereby correlated with a central cognitive function that mediates forms of thought and selfhood critical to rational health. In this way, clinical linguistic and cognitive diversity provides a new window into the foundational question of the thought-language relationship and the cognitive significance of grammar.
For more information contact David Wolfsdorf: firstname.lastname@example.org
Asian and Comparative Philosophy Discussion Group - West Chester University
History & Philosophy of Science Reading Group - Consortium for the History of Science
Philosophy of Religion Reading Group - Saint Joseph's University
Philadelphia Philosophy of Psychiatry Working Group - Location TBD
More information on these is available under Discussion Groups and in periodic updates on the home page.
April 22-23, 2016
Friday, April 22
3pm - 5pm"'Socrates' 'Autobiography' in Plato's Phaedo: An Epitome of Platonism"
Lecture by Lloyd Gerson (University of Toronto)
Temple University - Main Campus
Anderson Hall 821
Women's Studies LoungeDirections: by train: Take SEPTA Regional Rail to Temple University Station. Walk west on Berks St. to Anderson Hall. Take elevatore to Women's Study Lounge on 8th floor. by car: There is parking at the Montgomery Ave Parking Garage next to Anderson Hall.
Saturday, April 23
3pm - 5:45pmDiscussion of Lloyd Gerson's paper "Platonism v. Naturalism"
comments by Danielle MacBeth, followed by open discussion
Seminar on Platonism v. Naturalism
Temple University - Center City Campus
1515 Market Street
Room 421Directions: by train: Take SEPTA subway to City Hall Station or regional rail to Suburban Station, where Temple University's Cener City building is located. by car: There are two parking lots nearby: Laz Parking (1500 Market St., entrance on 16th near Ranstead St.) and Parkway (1700 Market St.).
La Salle University is accessible by public transit via the Broad Street Subway (Olney Transportation Center), the Wister Station on regional rail, and the 26 and 18 SEPTA bus routes. There is free parking available on the street and in lots G and J1.
1:20pm - 2:20pm
"Tolerance Troubles: Virtue, Vice, or Craft?"
Speaker: John Bowlin (Princeton Theological Seminary)
Respondent: Matthew Puffer (Villanova University)
2:45pm - 3:45pm
"Political Freedom as an Islamic Value"
Speaker: David Decosimo (Boston University)
Respondent: Isra Yazicioglu (St Joseph's University)
4pm - 5pm
Panel discussion for Q&A
The symposium will be held in the Dunleavy Room, Union Building, 3rd Floor. There will be signage to direct visitors.
John R. Bowlin is the Robert L. Stuart Associate Professor of Philosophy and Christian Ethics at Princeton Theological Seminary, where he works on Christian ethics, moral philosophy, social ethics, and the history of moral theology. He is the author of Contingency & Fortune in Aquinas's Ethics (Cambridge, 1999) and the forthcoming Tolerance among the Virtues (Princeton, 2016).
David Decosimo is assistant professor of theology at Boston University where he works on ethics, religion and politics, philosophy of religion, and Christianity and Islam. He is the author of the Manfred Lautenschlaeger award-winning Ethics as a Work of Charity: Thomas Aquinas and Pagan Virtue (Stanford, 2014) and the forthcoming Four Tasks of Christian Ethics.
Matthew Puffer is currently Catherine of Siena Fellow at Villanova University. He works on theological ethics with an interest in rival versions of the imago dei and human dignity and their implications for ethics. He will respond to Bowlin's talk on "Tolerance Troubles".
Isra Yazicioglu is associate professor of Islamic studies at St. Joseph’s University. She works on interpretation of scripture in the contemporary age, Islamic theology, and faith, reason and science. She will respond to Decosimo's talk on "Political Freedom as an Islamic Value".
The GPPC is a nonprofit educational organization founded in 1980 and includes 15 member institutions. Our purpose is to promote philosophical inquiry into the vital intellectual and social issues of our day.