Papers Selected for the Undergraduate Philosophy Conference

The Greater Philadelphia Philosophy Consortium announces:

Undergraduate Philosophy Conference

Winning Papers to be Presented

Saturday, March 3, 2012
1:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Holroyd Hall 190
La Salle University
Philadelphia, PA

Jason Kane
The College of New Jersey - New Jersey
“Folk Understandings of the Relationship between Blame and Responsibility”

Omar Quinonez
University of Colorado Denver - Colorado
“Father Why Have You Forsaken Us?”

Ryan Lambert
Rollins College - Florida
“Brutality and Mirror Neurons”


1pm - 2pm: Essay Winners Presentations

2pm - 2:15pm: Break and Refreshments

2:15pm - 3pm: A Conversation on Moral Relativism:
Morgan Wallhagen Ph.D., (Bryn Mawr College)
S. Joel Garver Ph.D. (La Salle University)

3pm - 3:15pm: Second Break.

3:15pm - 4:30pm: Philosophy Slam
Topic: "Morality, What Is It Good For?"

Epistemology Working Group

A group for the discussion of work in progress in epistemology will meet to discuss a paper by Jerry Vision (Temple University), "Much Ado About Nothing".

The meeting will take place at:Swarthmore College, Papazian Building 325
Monday, February 27, 5pm
Please RSVP to Peter Baumann via email:

This time we will not have the paper to distribute in advance.

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 meets approximately 3 times per semester.

Driving directions to Swarthmore College: