2013-14 Program

The GPPC is pleased to announce its 2013-14 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.

A Symposium on the Philosophy of F.W.J. Schelling - October 4-5, 2013

Interdisciplinary Philosophy - October 25, 2013

GPPC Public Affairs Symposium - November 16, 2013
Undergraduate Philosophy Conference - February 8, 2014

Community Lecture: Robert Louis Stevenson and Friendship - February 13, 2014

MARCH 2014
Alexander Baumgarten's Metaphysics - March 27-29, 2014

Philosophy on Film Series 2014 - March 20, 27 & April 3, 2014

APRIL 2014
37th Annual Ancient Philosophy Workshop - April 4-5, 2014
MAY 2014
Eastern Study Group of the North American Kant Society - May 2-3, 2014

Please also note our ongoing Philosophy Discussion Groups:

Philosophy Discussion Groups
Asian and Comparative Philosophy Discussion Group - West Chester University
Epistemology Group - Work in Progress - Swarthmore College
Philosophy of Religi­on Discussion Group - Saint Joseph's University
Philosophy of Science Discussion Group - Philadelphia Area Center for the History of Science

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

Alexander Baumgarten's Metaphysics

Alexander Baumgarten's Metaphysics:
Sources, Interpretation and Influence

March 27-29, 2014
La Salle University
Philadelphia, PA

Confirmed Speakers:
Henry Allison (UCSD)
Corey Dyck (University of Western Ontario)
Ursula Goldenbaum (Emory University)
Paul Guyer (Brown University)
Gary Hatfield (University of Pennsylvania)
Desmond Hogan (Princeton University)
Brandon Look (University of Kentucky)
Rudolf Makkreel (Emory University)
Three-hundred years after the birth of Alexander Baumgarten, La Salle University is hosting a conference devoted to his influential Metaphysica. In addition to being the scientific foundation for all of Baumgarten’s other writings, the Metaphysica is arguably the single most important textbook on the topic published in the German tradition prior to Immanuel Kant. It provides by far the richest, clearest, most concise and most systematic presentation of a complete metaphysical system of the kind envisioned by Leibniz and Wolff. It went through seven Latin and two German editions over a span of twenty-seven years during which it provided the model of philosophical instruction for thinkers such as Mendelssohn, Abbt, Kant, Herder, Eberhard and Maimon. In particular, it formed the basis of Kant’s lectures on metaphysics, anthropology and religion over four decades. Now, for the first time, it is available to scholars in both German (holzboog-frommann, 2011) and English (Bloomsbury, 2013).

Funding for this conference has been provided by the Greater Philadelphia Philosophical Consortium, La Salle University, the North American Kant Society and the American University of Beirut.

Philosophy on Film Series

Philosophy on Film Series 2014
The Early Godard: Existentialist Anti-Hero

Sponsored by the GPPC and the Bryn Mawr Film Institute.

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

Presenter: Marc Moreau Ph.D., Philosophy Department (La Salle University) Fee: $30.00 per person (for the whole series)
Registration opens on March 1, 2014.
Register on the BMFI website: http://brynmawrfilm.org/education/

March 20: À bout de souffle (Breathless) 1961
March 27: Vivre sa vie (To Live One’s Life) 1962
April 3: Le Mépris (Contempt) 1963

Marc Moreau: moreau@lasalle.edu

37th Annual Ancient Philosophy Workshop

37th Annual Ancient Philosophy Workshop

Friday, April 4, 2014
Saturday, April 5, 2014
Temple University, Center City Campus
University of Pennsylvania, Main Camppus
Philadelphia, PA

Keynote Speaker: Stephen Menn (McGill and Munich) Eight papers and a keynote address will be presented. A call for papers from across the history of ancient Greek and Roman philosophy will go out in late autumn. Graduate students and faculty will be encouraged to submit and participate. Some funding will be available for travel and expenses.

David Wolfsdorf: dwolfsdo@temple.edu
Susan Sauvé Meyer: smeyer@phil.upenn.edu

For more information: http://philosophy.sas.upenn.edu/events/2014/37th-ancient-philosophy-workshop

Community Lecture

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)

GPPC Public Affairs Symposium

GPPC Public Affairs Symposium:
America the Philosophical by Carlin Romano
Public Philosophy in the U.S

Saturday, November 16, 2013
1pm - 4:30pm
Main Auditorium, Free Library of Philadelphia (Central Branch)
1900 Vine Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103

Peter Catapano, Editor, "The Stone," The New York Times
Cheryl Misak, University of Toronto and New York University
Carlin Romano, Ursinus College

Contact: Carlin Romano (cromano@ursinus.edu)

This event is co-sponsored by the GPPC Board of Governors, the GPPC, and Ursinus College.

2013-14 Discussion Groups

The GPPC sponsors the following discussion groups:

Asian and Comparative Philosophy Discussion Group
Mondays, 5pm - 6:30pm
Main Hall 415
West Chester University
700 South High Street
West Chester, PA 19383

Start Date: Monday, September 23

Book Details:
David Loy, Nonduality: A Study in Comparative Philosophy (Amherst, NY: Humanity Books, 1997)

Frank Hoffman fhoffman@wcupa.edu.

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

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.

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

9/11, 10/9, 12/11, 1/8, 2/12, 3/12, 4/9

Book Details:
Alvin Plantinga, Where the Conflict Really Lies: Science, Religion, and Naturalism (New York: Oxford University Press 2011)

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

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.

6pm - 7:30pm
Philadelphia Area Center for the History of Science
431 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

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.

Schelling Symposium at Temple University

'Freedom - The Beginning and End of All Philosophy'
A Symposium on the Philosophy of FWJ Schelling

Co-organized by the Department of Philosophy at Temple University
and the International Center for Philosophy at Bonn University

Friday, October 4, 2013
Saturday, October 5, 2013
9am - 6pm
Temple University
Philadelphia, PA

Speakers: Jennifer Dobe (Grinnell College, USA)
Michael Forster (University of Bonn, Germany)
Markus Gabriel (University of Bonn, Germany)
Marcela Garcia (Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City, Mexico)
Sebastian Gardner (University College London, UK)
Yitzhak Melamed (Johns Hopkins, USA)
Dalia Nassar (Villanova University, Philadelphia, USA; University of Sidney, Sidney Australia)
Lara Ostaric (Temple University, USA)
Richard Velkley (Tulane University, USA)
Eric Watkins (University of California, San Diego, USA)
Jason Wirth (Seattle University, USA)
The sponsors for this event include: The Greater Philadelphia Philosophy Consortium, The University of Bonn International Center for Philosophy, the Department of Philosophy at Temple University, the Office of International Affairs at Temple University, and the Center for the Humanities at Temple (CHAT)-Temple University.

For more information: http://schelling2013.weebly.com/index.html

Dr. Lara Ostaric: lostaric@temple.edu
Dr. Owen Ware: owenjware@temple.edu