Call for Papers: International Development Ethics

Call for Papers:

Ninth International Conference
of the International Development Ethics Association

Gender Justice and Developlment: Local and Global
Bryn Mawr College
June 9-11, 2011


Organizers:
The International Development Ethics Association (IDEA)
Centre on Values and Ethics (COVE), Carleton University (Ottawa, Canada) Center for International Studies (CIS), Bryn Mawr College (Bryn Mawr, PA) Department of Philosophy, Bryn Mawr College (Bryn Mawr, PA)
Plenary Speaker: Naila Kabeer
Professorial Fellow, Institute of Development Studies, Sussex
Senior Research Fellow, Department of International Development, UK
While submissions on any topic in development ethics are welcome, IDEA is particularly interested in submissions that fit the theme of exploring, understanding, and analyzing the role of gender justice in development theory and policy.

Many organizations at the local, national, and global levels now understand gender to be a central factor in policies for alleviating poverty or promoting economic growth. The changes wrought by measures such as improving health care for women and children and increasing women’s access to education, property, and work show the key role that women can play in development processes. Moreover, these processes help to remove discrimination on the basis of gender and to alleviate the inequalities and injustices that discriminatory practices and traditions produce.

Scholars and activists in development are increasingly using the concept “gender justice” to replace the terms “gender equality” and “gender mainstreaming”. Many now hold that describing situations using the latter terms fails to address adequately the ongoing gender-based injustices from which women suffer. However, there is no single definition of gender justice and much disagreement among local, national, and international power-holders about what constitutes gender injustice and how to alleviate or eliminate it.

IDEA invites submissions that could include discussions of gender as it relates to any of the following list of topics.

Gender and...
• concepts of equality, justice, rights, capabilities
• concepts of agency, empowerment, freedom, autonomy
• concepts of democracy, citizenship, constitutionalism
• concepts of the law, judicial reform, access to justice
• intersections of race, class, ethnicity, other factors of discrimination
• intersections of local/national and global
• economic globalization, global economy, markets, labor
• the family, community, nation, global
• reproductive health, health care, population
• education, religion, culture
• concepts of poverty, measuring inequalities
• the environment, climate change, public health
• feminisms, movements, activism
• post-colonialism, imperialism, transnationalism
• power, knowledge, institutional structures
• care ethics, values and ethics in general
• migration, global in the local
• violence, conflict, war, terrorism
• Human Development Reports, Millennium Development Goals, measurements, standards
• local, national, and global institutions and NGOs
Papers could examine these issues from diverse theoretical and conceptual perspectives including philosophical argument, empirical analysis, examinations of policy, and action strategies. Papers could consider how and to what degree the concrete experiences of women in specific contexts can and should inform theory, practice, and activism at local and global levels. The conference will engage scholars and practitioners from around the world and from a wide variety of disciplines and activities (including philosophy and other humanities, social sciences, policy studies, development, social work, NGOs, local and global agencies and organizations, government officials and policy makers). IDEA particularly welcomes submissions from scholars and practitioners in South countries.

Submission of Abstracts:
Proposals should be submitted by email to Christine Koggel at ckoggel@brynmawr.edu and should include:
1. An abstract of 500 words
2. Name, affiliation, and contact information on a separate page
3. A biography of under 100 words (for the conference program)

The conference will be conducted primarily in English. There may be some presentations in Spanish, depending on the availability of volunteers to give informal translations. Proposals for presentations in Spanish should be sent to Daniela Gallegos at danielagallegos@yahoo.com.

Important dates:
• December 17, 2010: deadline for proposals
• February 18, 2011: notification of acceptance
• May 1, 2011: deadline for submission of complete papers

Program Co-Chairs:
Jay Drydyk (Philosophy Chair, President of IDEA, Director of COVE, Carleton University)
Christine Koggel (Philosophy Chair, Co-Director of CIS, Board Member of IDEA, Bryn Mawr College)

Call for Papers: Undergraduate Philosophy Conference

Call for papers:

The GPPC Undergraduate Philosophy Conference
Saturday, February 26, 2011, 10:00am to 4:00pm
Pfahler Hall, Ursinus College

Coordinator: Roger Florka, Ursinus College, rflorka@ursinus.edu

Undergraduates are invited to submit a philosophical essay on any topic, approximately 3,000 words (10 pages, double-spaced) and suitable for a 20 minute presentation. Papers must be prepared for blind review.

Electronic submissions should be .doc, .docx, or .pdf files. If you are interested in being a commentator, whether or not you submit a paper, please contact Professor Florka.

Notification of accepted papers will be by January 19, 2011.

Deadline for submissions: Friday, December 10, 2010

By email attachment to: rflorka@ursinus.edu

In hard copy to:
Professor Florka
Ursinus College
P.O. Box 1000,
Collegeville, PA 19426

For further information, contact Roger Florka.

This event is supported by the GPPC and Ursinus College

Call for Papers: WCU Philosophy Conference

Call for papers (note changes in conference date and submission deadline):

West Chester University's
6th Annual Philosophy Conference

“Freedom, Free Will & Belief”

Saturday, March 5, 2011, 9:00am to 4:30pm
Philips Memorial Hall


Keynote Speaker: Dr. Thomas Radice (Southern Connecticut State University)

Submissions in all areas of philosophy from undergraduate and graduate students are welcome. This year we encourage papers focused especially on the topics of Freedom, Free Will, and Belief. Paper submissions should not exceed 25 minutes for presentation (approximately 2,500 words).

Please send submissions, formatted for blind review, with a cover page indicating your name, institution, and paper title to hm730611@wcupa.edu or hg728810@wcupa.edu. All paper submissions should be in .doc, .docx, or .pdf format.

Deadline for submissions: January 22, 2011

Epistemology Working Group

A group for the discussion of work in progress in epistemology will meet to discuss Howard Callaway´s paper "Semantic Contextualism and Scientific Pluralism".

The meeting will take place at:
Swarthmore College, Papazian Building 325
Thursday, December 2, 5:30pm
Please RSVP to Peter Baumann via email: pbauman1@swarthmore.edu and he will forward an electronic copy of the paper.

If you have a paper you´d like to discuss in the group, please let Professor Baumann know.

The purpose of this group is to provide space to informally discuss work in progress among philosophers in the Greater Philadelphia area (including guests) who are interested in epistemology in a broad sense (including, for example, Philosophy of Science). The group plans to meet approximately 3 times per semester. Papers are circulated in advance so that everyone can review them before the meetings, in order that participants can jump right into the discussion when they meet.

Aesthetics talk at UPenn

The Penn Visual Studies Program and Art History Department announce:

Vision in the Face of Abstraction:
Robert Delaunay's Movement into Pure Painting

Tuesday, November 30, 5:00pm-6:30pm
Cohen Hall 402 (formerly Logan Hall)

Speaker: Gordon Hughes
Art History, Rice University

Tea and cookes at 4:30pm, refreshments afterwards.

Abstract:
By all appearance, Robert Delaunay's 1913 painting, "The First Disk," is unprecedented in its degree of abstraction. But appearance is not only deceiving when it comes to the "Disk," it is precisely what must be moved beyond and pushed past. Committed to a modernist view of ever-increasing pictorial autonomy, "The First Disk" abandons the appearance of representation for the structure of painting. At the same time, and in response to new developments in modern optical science, Delaunay's "Disk" also abandons the appearance of visual content (what we see), for the structure of vision (the physiological and cognitive mechanics of visual perception). These two movements into structure - painting and vision - intersect in surprising ways in the "Disk," particularly when it comes to the question of movement itself. Both accepting and criticizing the claim that internal bodily movements structure our overall experience of vision, Delaunay, in agreement with the philosopher Henri Bergson, conceives of somatic movements as precisely that which allow us to enter into a meaningful, qualitative relation to sensation. Movement, in Delaunay's "The First Disk," allows us to feel vision.

Epistemology Working Group

A group for the discussion of work in progress in epistemology will meet to discuss Joseph Shieber´s (Lafayette College) paper "Toward a Truly Social Epistemology: Babbage, the Division of Mental Labor, and the Possibility of Socially Distributed Warrant".

The meeting will take place at:
Swarthmore College, Papazian Building 325
Thursday, November 11, 5:30pm
Please RSVP to Peter Baumann via email: pbauman1@swarthmore.edu and he will forward an electronic copy of the paper.

If you have a paper you´d like to discuss in the group, please let Professor Baumann know.

The purpose of this group is to provide space to informally discuss work in progress among philosophers in the Greater Philadelphia area (including guests) who are interested in epistemology in a broad sense (including, for example, Philosophy of Science). The group plans to meet approximately 3 times per semester. Papers are circulated in advance so that everyone can review them before the meetings, in order that participants can jump right into the discussion when they meet.

Upcoming Rawls Conference

From the GPPC and The College of New Jersey:

John Rawls’s Theory of Justice: Forty Years On
Saturday, October 23, 2010, 1:00 to 5:30pm.
Mayo Concert Hall, Music Building, The College of New Jersey
2000 Pennington Road, Ewing, NJ


Speakers:
    Thomas Pogge, Yale University
    Erin Kelly, Tufts University
    Samuel Freeman, University of Pennsylvania


Symposium Panel:
With comments and responses by business and community leaders from the Delaware Valley:

    Hon. Helen E. Hoens
      Associate Justice, New Jersey Supreme Court

    Douglas Forrester
      Founder and President, Integrity Health, and Former Republican Candidate for Senator and Governor of New Jersey

    Steven Ravitz
      President, Shop-Rite Corporation, and Chairman, Ravitz Family Foundation

    Roberto Hernandez
      Founder, El Centro de Recursos Para Familias

    Dr. Stephen J. Kolesk
      Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer, Virtua Health Systems

There will be a reception following the symposium.

Directions to TCNJ can be found at www.tcnj.edu
Contact Person: Morton Winston, 609-771-2398, mwinston@tcnj.edu

Sponsored by the Greater Philadelphia Philosophy Consortium, Alan Dawley Center for the Study of Social Justice, TCNJ Department of Philosophy and Religion, and TCNJ School of Culture and Society

Global Philosophy Forum at Haverford

The Global Dialogue Initiative of Haverford College announces:

Making Sense of Our Great Evolutionary Shift
Haverford College
Marshall Auditorium (Roberts Hall)
Saturday, October 23, 2010
1:00pm TO 6:00pm

Speakers:Ashok Gangadean
    "Awakening Global Enlightenment: Our Great Evolutionary Shift"

Barbara Marx Hubbard
    "Conscious Evolution: Visions of a Universal Humanity"

Bruce H. Lipton
    "Spontaneous Evolution: Our Positive Future (And a Way to Get There from Here)"

Host and Convenor:
Ashok Gangadean (Professor of Philosophy, Haverford College, Founder-Director of The Global Dialogue Institute)

For more information: http://www.haverford.edu/calendar/details/142242

A $10 donation at the door is very much appreciated.
This event is open to the public. Audience participation is encouraged

UPenn Workshop: Set Theory & Philosophy of Math

The University of Pennsylvania Department of Philosophy announces:

Workshop on Set Theory and the Philosophy of Mathematics
October 15 - 17, 2010
University of Pennsylvania


Speakers: Andreas Blass, John Burgess, James Cummings, Harvey Friedman, Joel Hamkins, Kai Hauser, Akihiro Kanamori, Juliette Kennedy, Peter Koellner, Donald A. Martin, Justin Moore, John Steel, W. Hugh Woodin

Click here for links to the Workshop schedule and registration

Made possible by a generous grant from the Thomas and Yvonne Williams Fund for the Advancement of Logic and Philosophy.

Haverford Philosophy: Distinguished Visitors Series

The Haverford College Philosophy Department is pleased to announce their:

Distinguished Visitors Lecture Series
Open to the Public

FALL 2010

“Social Construction and Social Critique: Evaluating Social Structures”
Sally Haslanger
Professor of Philosophy,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)


Thursday, October 28, 2010
Talk at 4:30 pm
Bryn Mawr College, Thomas Hall 224

“The Ethics and Mores of Race: Equality after the History of Philosophy”
Naomi Zack
Professor of Philosophy, University of Oregon


Saturday, November 6, 2010
Altherr Symposium
Talk at 4:00 pm
Haverford College, Gest Center, Room 101

SPRING 2011

“Heraclitus and Nietzsche: Flux, Play and Logos”
Martha Woodruff
Associate Professor of Philosophy, Middlebury College


Thursday, February 3, 2011
Refreshments at 4:15 pm, Talk at 4:30 pm
Haverford College, Gest Center, Room 101

”The Rights of All Under Heaven: Human Rights and Contemporary Confucianism”
Stephen Angle
Professor of Philosophy and East Asian Studies, Wesleyan College


Thursday, March 24, 2011
Refreshments at 4:15 pm, Talk at 4:30 pm
Haverford College, Gest Center, Room 101

Title - TBA
Susanna Siegel
Professor of Philosophy, Harvard University


Friday, April 8, 2011
Time - TBA
Haverford College, Gest Center, Room 101

Asian and Comparative Philosophy Discussion Group

A book discussion of interest to Buddhist practitioners and philosophers alike will focus on Andrew Olendzki's Unlimiting Mind (Boston: Wisdom, 2010).

The discussion will occur on Wednesdays at 6pm in Main Hall 400 of West Chester University. The discussion will continue (for one hour a week) throughout the Fall semester 2010. Books will be available to participants on a first come, first served basis.

Directions: http://www.wcupa.edu/visitors/directions.asp

For further information and inquiries contact Frank Hoffman: fhoffman@wcupa.edu or 610.436.2361.

Epistemology Working Group

A group for the discussion of work in progress in epistemology will meet to discuss Matt Lund´s (Rowan University) paper "On Arguments from Authority in Scientific Inquiry".

The meeting will take place at:
Swarthmore College, Papazian Building 325
Thursday, September 30, 5:30pm
Please RSVP to Peter Baumann via email: pbauman1@swarthmore.edu and he will forward an electronic copy of the paper.

If you have a paper you´d like to discuss in the group, please let Professor Baumann know.

The purpose of this group is to provide space to informally discuss work in progress among philosophers in the Greater Philadelphia area (including guests) who are interested in epistemology in a broad sense (including, for example, Philosophy of Science). The group plans to meet approximately 3 times per semester. Papers are circulated in advance so that everyone can review them before the meetings, in order that participants can jump right into the discussion when they meet.

Philosophical Topics Discussion Group

Meetings begin on Thursday, September 30 at 4:30pm at the College of New Jersey.

We will discuss selections from Relativism: A Contemporary Anthology (New York: Columbia U Press, 2010), edited by Michael Krausz of Bryn Mawr College. Professor Krausz will join us for the discussion.

Books will be available free of charge to attendees, on a first come basis. The meeting will be followed by a casual dinner for all who are able to stay.

For directions and more information, please RSVP to Rick Kamber at rkamber@tcnj.edu.

Philosophy Talk at Temple University

From one of our member institutions:

Philosophy Talk:
Iskra Fileva, "Do You Know What You are Doing When You Act on Reasons?"
Friday, September 24, 3pm
The talk will be held in the Center for the Humanities at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA.

The Center for the Humanities is on the 10th floor of Gladfelter Hall.

Officers and Board of Directors

Member institutions have appointed the following directors and associate directors:

Officers of the GPPC
Chair: Andrew Payne, St Joseph's University
Vice Chair: Rick Kamber, The College of New Jersey
Secretary: Kathleen Wright, Haverford College
Treasurer: Alan Preti, Rosemont College

The GPPC Board of Directors
Adrienne Prettyman, Bryn Mawr College
Marilyn Piety, Drexel University
Kathleen Wright, Haverford College
Joel Garver, La Salle University
David Macauley, Pennsylvania State University
Alan Preti, Rosemont College
Andrew Payne, Saint Joseph’s University
Alan Baker, Swarthmore College
Colin Chamberlain, Temple University
Rick Kamber, The College of New Jersey
Noel Swanson, University of Delaware
Susan Meyer, University of Pennsylvania
Roger Florka, Ursinus College
John Carvalho, Villanova University
Steven James, West Chester University

Publications

Since 1986, the GPPC has published a number of volumes: Rationality, Relativism, and the Human Sciences
Edited by Joseph Margolis, Michael Krausz & Richard Burian (Martin Nijhoff, 1986).

Foucault and the Critique of Institutions
Edited by John D. Caputo and Mark Yount (Penn State Press, 1993).

The Quarrel Between Invariance and Flux: A Guide for Philosophers and Other Players
Edited by Joseph Margolis & Jacques Catudal (Penn State Press, 2001).

Is There A Single Right Interpretation?
Edited and with an introduction by Michael Krausz (Penn State Press, 2002).

The Musician as Interpreter
Paul Thom (Penn State Press, 2007).

Narrative, Emotion, and Insight
Edited by Noël Carroll and John Gibson (Penn State Press, 2011).

In addition, faculty at our member institutions are active in writing, presenting, and publishing. Here are a few of their publications from recent years:
2014
S. Joel Garver (La Salle University)
"On the Care of Magical Creatures: Animal Welfare" in Corbin Fowler, (ed.), The Ravenclaw Chronicles (Cambridge Scholars Press, 2014)

Frank J. Hoffman (West Chester University)
Introduction to Early Buddhism: Philosophical Texts, Concepts, and Questions (Research Centre for Buddhist Studies, 2014)

2013
John Hymers, tranlator (La Salle University) and Courtney Fugate, translator
Metaphysics: A Critical Translation with Kant's Elucidations, Selected Notes, and Related Materials by Alexander Baumgarten (Bloomsbury Academic, 2013)

Cornelia A. Tsakiridou (La Salle University)
Icons in Time, Persons in Eternity: Orthodox Theology and the Aesthetics of the Christian Image (Ashgate, 2013)

2012
Joseph J. Godfrey (St Joseph's University)
Trust of People, Words, and God: A Route for Philosophy of Religion (University of Notre Dame Press, 2012)

Frank J. Hoffman (West Chester University)
"Process Concepts of Text, Practice, and No Self in Buddhism" in William Sweet (ed.), Migrating Texts and Traditions (University of Ottawa Press, 2012)

2011
Michael Krausz (Bryn Mawr College)
Dialogues on Relativism, Absolutism and Beyond: Four Days in India (Rowman and Littlefield 2011)

Susan Schneider (University of Pennsylvania)
The Language of Thought: A New Philosophical Direction (MIT Press 2011)

2010
Frederick Van Fleteren, translator (La Salle University)
The Life of Augustine: Part One: Childhood to Episcopal Consecration (354-395) (Peter Lang 2010)

S. Joel Garver (La Salle University)
"The Magic of Personal Transformation" in The Ultimate Harry Potter and Philosophy: Hogwarts for Muggles (Wiley 2010)

Michael Krausz, editor (Bryn Mawr College)
Relativism: A Contemporary Anthology (Columbia University Press 2010)

David Macauley (Penn State University, Brandywine)
Elemental Philosophy: Earth, Air, Fire, and Water as Environmental Ideas (SUNY Press 2010)

Marilyn G. Piety (Drexel University)
Ways of Knowing: Kierkegaard's Pluralist Epistemology (Baylor University Press 2010)

2009
John M. Carvalho
"Creativity in Philosophy and the Arts" in The Idea of Creativity (EJ Brill Publishers 2009)

Robert J. Dobie (La Salle University)
Logos & Revelation: Ibn 'Arabi, Meister Eckhart, and Mystical Hermeneutics (CUA Press 2009)

Ashok Gangadean (Haverford College)
Meditations of Global First Philosophy: Quest for the Missing Grammar of Logos (SUNY Press 2009)

Jill Stauffer, Editor (Haverford College) and Bettina Bergo, Editor
Nietzsche and Levinas: After the Death of a Certain God (Columbia University Press 2008)

2008
Scott Weinstein (University of Pennsylvania) & Daniel Osherson (Princeton University)
"Recognizing Strong Random Reals" in The Review of Symbolic Logic (1:56-63 Cambridge University Press 2008)


2010-2011 Program

All GPPC events are free and open to the public.

John Rawls’s Theory of Justice: Forty Years On

Saturday, October 23, 2010, 1:00 to 5:30pm.
Mayo Concert Hall, Music Building, The College of New Jersey
2000 Pennington Road, Ewing, NJ

Speakers:
    Thomas Pogge, Yale University
    Erin Kelly, Tufts University
    Samuel Freeman, University of Pennsylvania
There will be a reception following the symposium.

Directions to TCNJ can be found at http://www.tcnj.edu/
Contact Person: Morton Winston, 609-771-2398, mwinston@tcnj.edu
This event is supported by GPPC


Buddhist Ethics

Friday, February 11, 2011, 12:00 to 9:00pm.
Saturday, February 12, 2011, 8:00am to 8:00pm.
    Followed immediately by a reception.
West Chester University, Philips Memorial Hall,
Philips Autograph Library, S. High St. at University Ave.

Speakers:
    Charles Johnson, University of Washington
    David Loy, Xavier University
    Jin Park, American University

Organizing Committee:
    Joan Woolfrey, Helen Schroepfer, Charlotte Moore, and Frank Hoffman

For further information contact Frank Hoffman, fhoffman@wcupa.edu or 610.436.2361.
This event is sponsored by the GPPC, West Chester University.


Public Issues Forum: Philosophy, Education, and Life

Saturday, April 9, 2011, 1:00 to 5:00pm.
Stein Auditorium, Room 111 Nesbitt Hall, Drexel University, Office of the Provost

Speakers:
    Anthony J. Parrotto, Drexel University, “Navigating the Mazeway:
      Supporting the Visioning of Future Selves through
      Communities of Practice”
    Ashok Gangadean, Haverford College, “Awakening Integral Education:
      Educating for Life”

Commentators:
    Galen Godbey, Penn State University, Lehigh Valley
    Douglas Porpora, Drexel University

Chair and Coordinator:
    Craig Bach, Drexel University

For further information, contact Craig Bach at bachcn@drexel.edu or 215.571.2200.
This event is co-sponsored by the Board of Governors of the GPPC, the GPPC, and Drexel University’s
College of Arts and Sciences.


Causation: Historical Perspectives

Friday, April 22, 2011, 2:00 to 5:00pm.
University of Pennsylvania

Speakers:
2:00pm: Susan Sauve Meyer (University of Pennsylvania)
"Chain of Causes: What is the Stoic Doctrine of Fate?"

3:30pm: Martin Lin (Rutgers University)
"Logical and Causal Necessity in Spinoza and Leibniz"

Coordinator:
    Karen Detlefsen

Details: http://www.phil.upenn.edu/node/94882

For further information contact Karen Detlefsen, email detlefse@phil.upenn.edu or phone 215.898.8563.
This event is sponsored by the GPPC and University of Pennsylvania.


The GPPC Undergraduate Philosophy Conference

Saturday, February 26, 2011, 10:00am to 4:00pm
Pfahler Hall, Ursinus College

Coordinator: Roger Florka, Ursinus College, rflorka@ursinus.edu

Undergraduates are invited to submit a philosophical essay on any topic, approximately 3,000 words (10 pages, double-spaced) and suitable for a 20 minute presentation. Papers must be prepared for blind review.

Electronic submissions should be .doc, .docx, or .pdf files. If you are interested in being a commentator, whether or not you submit a paper, please contact Professor Florka.

Notification of accepted papers will be by January 19, 2011.

Deadline for submissions: Friday, December 10, 2010

By email attachment to: rflorka@ursinus.edu

In hard copy to:

Professor Florka
Ursinus College
P.O. Box 1000,
Collegeville, PA 19426

For further information, contact Roger Florka.
This event is supported by the GPPC and Ursinus College

Discussion Groups

The GPPC sponsors the following discussion groups:

Philosophy of Science Discussion Group
Meets monthly on Wednesday evenings, 6:30-8:30pm
Room 493 - Claudia Cohen Logan Hall
University of Pennsylvania

Coordinator:
Michael Weisberg, University of Pennsylvania, weisberg@phil.upenn.edu
On the web: http://philosophy.sas.upenn.edu/location

Philosophy of Religion Discussion Group
Meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month, 7:30-9:30pm (Sept-May)
Greaton Room - Barbelin-Lonergan Building, 116
Saint Joseph’s University

Participants are faculty-level from the southeastern Pennsylvania area.
Free parking at 54th and City Avenue, Philadelphia.
Light refreshments provided, courtesy of the GPPC.

Book Details:
Neville, Robert C., Realism in Religion: A Pragmatist’s Perspective
    (Albany: SUNY Press, 2009)
Paperback edition: $24.95
279 pages (approximately 70 pages/month)
ISBN-13: 978-1-4384-2826-0

Contacts:
Joseph Godfrey, Saint Joseph’s University, jgodfrey@sju.edu
For further info contact Joanne Devlin, jdevlin@sju.edu - 610.660.1564

Asian and Comparative Philosophy Discussion Group
Meets at 6:00pm, beginning Sept 22, 2010
Main Hall, Room 400
West Chester University

Book:
Andrew Olendzki, Unlimiting Mind: The Radically Experiential Psychology of Buddhism
    (Boston: Wisdom, 2010)

Directions:
http://www.wcupa.edu/visitors/directions.asp

Contact:
F. J. Hoffman, West Chester University, fhoffman@wcupa.edu - 610.436.2361

Philosophical Topics Discussion Group: Relativism
Beginning Thursday, September 30 at 4:30pm
The College of New Jersey
2000 Pennington Road
Ewing, New Jersey

Book:
Michael Krausz, editor, Relativism: A Contemporary Anthology
    (New York: Columbia U Press, 2010)

Coordinator:
Rick Kamber, The College of New Jersey, rkamber@tcnj.edu

Board of Governors

The following Governors provide valuable support as friends of the GPPC:

The GPPC Board of Governors
President: Thomas Handler
First Vice President: Margaret V. Kane
Second Vice President: Anthony J. Parrotto
Treasurer: Christopher Ketcham
Secretary: Stephen F. Esser

Governors:
Regular members:
Ann Bora
Lou Deering
Stephen F. Esser
Thomas Handler
Frank Hoffman, PhD
Margaret V. Kane
Christopher Ketcham, PhD
Michael Krausz, PhD
Anthony J. Parrotto

Honorary members:
Georgia Biezup
Jacques Catudal, PhD
Ashok Gangadean, PhD
Howard Kee
Joseph Margolis, PhD

Contact

For more information and correspondence, please contact:

Andrew Payne, Chair, GPPC
Department of Philosophy
St. Joseph's University
5600 City Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19131
E-mail: apayne@sju.edu

Thomas Handler, President, Board of Governors
E-mail: tom.handler@usbank.com

For website issues and general inquiries, contact us at thegppc@gmail.com.

Member Institutions

The Philosophy Departments of the following institutions are members of the GPPC:

About Us

Member Institutions
Officers and Board of Directors
Board of Governors

In the rich intellectual tradition of Philadelphia, philosophy has played a vital role ever since delegates to the Constitutional Convention debated in City Tavern.

Today we find a larger number of colleges and universities in the greater Philadelphia region than in any other American city, and their programs in philosophy are diverse and nationally recognized.

Building upon this tradition and diversity, Michael Krausz (Bryn Mawr College) and Joseph Margolis (Temple University) together founded The Greater Philadelphia Philosophy Consortium (GPPC) in 1980.

Today the GPPC continues its work by fostering cooperation among philosophers throughout the Delaware Valley and sharing the insights and methods of philosophy with a larger public.

The GPPC offers varied programs to scholars in the humanities disciplines and opportunities to a larger public for interaction with leading researchers in philosophy and related disciplines.

Among our ongoing programs:
  • An annual series of half-day Conferences on widely diverse topics, bringing nationally and internationally recognized scholars in philosophy and the related disciplines before a diverse audience of faculty, students, and interested members of the general public.
  • A series of Public Issues Forums directed to the campus communities and the general public on topics focused on deepening critical thinking in all aspects of educational life and exploring vital topics in public life.
  • Several Discussion Groups in selected philosophical areas in which faculty members, graduate students, and others gather to discuss recent scholarship and their own work in progress.
    • An annual, student-run Undergraduate Philosophy Conference and, more recently, an undergraduate web journal called Fresh Philosophy.
    The GPPC is governed by representatives of the member institutions who serve on its Board of Directors.

    The GPPC operates under the auspices of the Greater Philadelphia Human Studies Council, Dr. Rebecca Evans (Ursinus College), Chair.

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