Call for Papers: Undergraduate Conference


The 2016 Greater Philadelphia Philosophy
Consortium Undergraduate Conference

presented by the Drexel University Department of English & Philosophy
and College of Arts & Sciences

9:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday, February 20, 2016
Macalister Hall 2020
Chestnut and 33rd Streets
Drexel University
Philadelphia PA, 19104

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. Reviewers will include Philosophy faculty and undergraduate Philosophy majors. The top eight submissions will be read at the conference and published in Fresh Philosophy, the undergraduate philosophy blog/journal of the GPPC (http://www.freshphilosophy.com/).

Please send your submission by email attachment as an electronic file in .doc or .rtf format to Peter Amato at peterama@drexel.edu. The deadline for submissions is Sunday, December 13, 2015. Notification of accepted papers wil be sent by Monday, February 1, 2016.

Commentators are 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. For further information email Peter Amato at peterama@drexel.edu or download an informational PDF.

GPPC Public Issues Forum: Philosophy & Urban Affairs


This Saturday, 24 October 2015, the GPPC will host its annual Public Issues Forum:

GPPC Public Issues Forum: Philosophy & Urban Affairs


The Greater Philadelphia Philosophy Consortium announces:

Public Issues Forum:
Philosophy and Urban Affairs

Saturday, October 24, 2015
2:00pm
Free Library of Philadelphia - Central Branch
Room 108
19th and Vine Streets
Philadelphia, PA


Free and Open to the Public.
Speakers: Paul Badger (Badger Group)
Jay Johnson (Wynnefield Residents Association)
Anne Fadullon (Dale Corporation)
Matthew Ruben (Northern Liberties Neighbors Association)

For more information please contact Andrew Payne, apayne@sju.edu.

Author Meets Critics: Macbeth, Realizing Reason


Author Meets Critics:
Danielle Macbeth, Realizing Reason: A Narrative of Truth and Knowing

Saturday, September 19
1:00pm - 5:00pm
The Bryn Mawr Room of the Dining Center
Haverford College
Haverford, PA

Speakers: Emily Grosholz (Penn State University)
Alan Baker (Swarthmore College)
David Wolfsdorf (Temple University)
Respondent: Danielle Macbeth (Haverford College)
Contact: Krista Murphy, kmurphy@haverford.edu

2015-16 Discussion Groups

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

Book Details:
Mark Siderits, Buddhism as Philosophy: An Introduction
(Hackett Publishing, 2007)

Contact:
Charlotte Moore cmoore@wcupa.edu.

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

Contact:
Miriam Solomon, Temple University, msolomon@temple.edu or Gary Hatfield, University of Pennsylvania, hatfield@sas.upenn.edu.

For more information visit History and Philosophy of Science.

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

Dates:
9/9, 10/14, 11/11, 12/9

Book Details:
Fall 2015:
Dominique Janicaud, et al, Phenomenology and the "Theological Turn": The French Debate
(Fordham University Press, 2001)

Contact:
Joseph Godfrey, Saint Joseph’s University, jgodfrey@sju.edu

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.

Saturdays, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Dates: TBD
Location: TBD

Contact:
Ginger Hoffman, St. Joseph's University, ginger.hoffman@sju.edu.

Work in Progress in Epistemology
Check main page for meeting times.
Papazian, Room 325
Swarthmore College
Swarthmore, PA 19081

Contact:
Peter Bauman, Department of Philosophy, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA 19081, pbauman1@swarthmore.edu or phone: 610.328.8433.

Email or call for confirmation, more information and directions to the meeting place and information for subsequent discussion meetings.

Nietzsche's Birth of Tragedy


Nietzsche's Birth of Tragedy:
Philosophy, Theater, Music

Friday - Saturday, April 29-30, 2016
Temple University - Center City Campus
1515 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA


Speakers: Joshua Billings (Yale University)
Maudemarie Clark (University of California, Riverside)
Marcia Ferguson (University of Pennsylvania)
Michael Forster (Universit├Ąt Bonn)
Mark Franko (Temple University)
Kristin Gjesdal (Temple University)
Andrew Huddleston (University of London)
Thomas Stern (University College, London)
Tamsin Shaw (New York University)

For more information please contact Kristin Gjesdal, kgjesdal@temple.edu.

Lloyd Gerson on Platonism v. Naturalism


Lloyd Gerson on Platonism v. Naturalism

April 22-23, 2016
Temple University
Philadelphia, PA


Friday, April 22 - 3:00pm Lecture by Lloyd Gerson (University of Toronto)
Temple University - Main Campus
Anderson Hall, 8th Floor
Women's Studies Lounge

Saturday, April 23 - 3:00pm Seminar on Platonism v. Naturalism
Temple University - Center City Campus
1515 Market Street

For more information please contact David Wolfsdorf, dwolfsdo@temple.edu.

Philosophy on Film Series


Philosophy on Film Series 2016
Fantasy: From Page to Screen

Sponsored by the GPPC and the Bryn Mawr Film Institute.

Four consecutive Thursdays
7pm - 10pm
Bryn Mawr Film Institute
824 West Lancaster Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

Fee: $40.00 per person (for the whole series)
Registration opens on March 1, 2016.
Register on the BMFI website: http://brynmawrfilm.org/education/

Thursdays, March 31 & April 7:
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
Directed by Peter Jackson
Based on a book by J.R.R. Tolkien
Presenter: Robert Dobie (La Salle University)

Thursday, April 14:
Coraline (2009)
Directed by Henry Selick
Based on a book by Neil Gaiman
Presenter: S. Joel Garver (La Salle University)

Thursday, April 21:
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)
Directed by David Yates
Based on a book by J.K. Rowling
Presenter: Craig Franson (La Salle University)

Contacts:
Marc Moreau: moreau@lasalle.edu
S. Joel Garver: garver@lasalle.edu

Blessed Are the Tolerant: Religion, Pluralism, & Virtue


Blessed Are the Tolerant:
Religion, Pluralism, and Virtue

Saturday, March 19. 2016
1:00pm - 5:00pm
Dunleavy Room, Union Building
La Salle University
1900 W. Olney Avenue
Philadelphia, PA


Speakers: John Bowlin (Princeton Theological Seminary)
David Decosimo (Boston University)
with respondents and a panel discussion

For more information please contact S. Joel Garver, garver@lasalle.edu.

Non-Western Philosophical Traditions


Non-Western Philosophical Traditions

3:00pm, Friday, February 26, 2016 -
6:00pm, Saturday, February 27, 2016
429 Claudia Cohen Hall
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA


Speakers: Susana Nuccetelli (St. Cloud State University)
Chike Jeffers (Dalhousie University)
Nalini Bhushan (Smith College)
Xiaomei Yang (Southern Connecticut State University)
Jay Garfield (Smith College)
Bryan van Norden (Vassar College)
James Maffie (University of Maryland)

For more information please contact Aditi Chaturvedi, aditic@sas.upenn.edu or Nabeel Hamid, nabeelh@sas.upenn.edu.

Undergraduate Philosophy Conference


Undergraduate Philosophy Conference

Saturday, February 20, 2016
9:00am - 5:00pm
Drexel University
Philadelphia, PA


Undergraduates are invited to submit philosophical essays suitable for a fifteen to twenty minute presentation by the deadline date – Sunday, December 13, 2015.

Please send submission in .doc or .rtf format to Peter Amato, peterama@drexel.edu.

Reasons & Foundations of Epistemology Conference


Penn Reasons & Foundations of Epistemology Conference

Friday - Saturday, November 6-7, 2015
Claudia Cohen Hall
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA


Speakers: Keynote: Mark Schroeder (U of Southern California)

Selim Barker (Harvard University)
Gwen Bradford (Rice University)
Kae Nolfi (University of Vermont)

For more information please contact Errol Lord, errol.lord@gmail.com.

2015-16 Program

The GPPC is pleased to announce its 2015-16 program of events. All GPPC events are open to the public and, except where otherwise noted, free of charge.

Calendar of Events

Click on any of the following events for more information.

SEPTEMBER 2015
Author Meets Critics: Danielle Macbeth, Realizing Reason - September 19, 2015
OCTOBER 2015
GPPC Public Issues Forum: Philosophy and Urban Affairs - October 24, 2015
NOVEMBER 2015
Penn Reasons and Foundations of Epistemology Conference - November 6-7, 2015
FEBRUARY 2016
Undergraduate Philosophy Conference - February 20, 2016

Non-Western Philosophical Traditions - February 26-27, 2016

MARCH 2016
Blessed Are the Tolerant: Religion, Pluralism, and Virtue - March 19, 2016

Philosophy on Film Series 2016 - March 31, April 7, 14 & 21, 2016

APRIL 2016
The Ethics of Bodily Commodification - April 2, 2016

Lloyd Gerson on Platonism v. Naturalism - April 22-23, 2016

Nietzsche's Birth of Tragedy: Philosophy, Theater, Music - April 29-30, 2016

Please also note our ongoing Philosophy Discussion Groups:

Philosophy Discussion Groups
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
Work in Progress in Epistemology - Swarthmore College

More information on these is available under Discussion Groups and in periodic updates on the home page.

Second Annual Elizabeth Anscombe Lecture in Ethics


Co-sponsored by the Collegium Institute for Catholic Thought and Culture and the Department of Philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania:

What If There Were No Tomorrow?
Finding Aristotle's Ethics and the Good Life in Bill Murray's Groundhog Day

Wednesday, March 4th
12 noon
Amado Room, Irvine Auditorium 110
3401 Spruce Street

Light reception to follow

RSVP

Speaker: Peter Wicks
Catherine of Siena Fellow in Ethics
Villanova University
Peter Wicks was born in London and educated at the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge. He received his PhD in Philosophy from the University of Notre Dame in 2010. His doctoral dissertation interrogated the role of language in the formation of moral judgment. He is currently working on a book on Princeton Philosopher Peter Singer and the appeal of utilitarian ethics.

The GPPC Undergraduate Philosophy Conference


Sponsored by the GPPC, Drexel University College of Arts & Sciences and Department of English & Philosophy:

The GPPC Undergraduate Philosophy Conference

Saturday, April 11, 2015
8:30am to 5:30pm
Paul Peck Alumni Center
3201 Market Street
Philadelphia PA, 19104

CALL FOR PAPERS:
Undergraduates are invited to submit philosophical essays on any topic, of approximately 2,000-2,500 words (8-10 pages, double-spaced), suitable for a twenty minute presentation to be followed by commentary and discussion. Papers must be prepared for blind review. Reviewers will include Philosophy faculty and undergraduate Philosophy majors.

Papers accepted for presentation and comments will be published in freshphilosophy, the Greater Philadelphia Philosophy Consortium’s new undergraduate philosophy journal, http://www.freshphilosophy.com/journal

The deadline for submissions is Sunday, February 15, 2015. Please send submissions in .doc or .rtf format by email attachment to Dr. Peter Amato at peterama@drexel.edu. Notification of accepted papers will be sent by Monday, March 16, 2015.

Commentators wanted! Commentators will have ten minutes to present remarks following each paper. If you are interested in being a commentator let us know, whether or not you submit a paper.

For further information write to peterama@drexel.edu or see http://www.pages.drexel.edu/~pa34/gppcupc2015.pdf