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Philosophy Conference

This conference is free and open to the public.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Arrival of participants
3:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Scheuer Room
Kohlberg Hall


Meaning for Teachers

David Schmidtz
Ph.D., University of Arizona

University of Arizona
Kendrick Professor of Philosophy and joint Professor of Economics

Commentator: Jennifer Morton, Swarthmore College
Chair: Mark Wallace, Swarthmore College

The Really Hard Problem: Meaning in a Material World

 Owen Flanagan
Ph.D., Boston University

Duke University
Professor of Philosophy, Arts & Sciences

 web page

Commentator: Mark Goodwin, Rowan University

Chair: Daniel Koltonski, Haverford College

Sunday, April 25, 2010

10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


Meaning, Happiness and Flourishing: Three Criteria or One?

Garrett Thomson
Ph.D. Oxford, Balliol College (England)

College of Wooster
Compton Professor of Philosophy

Commentator: Hans Oberdiek, Swarthmore College
Chair: Christine Koggel, Bryn Mawr College

(NOTE: Now that travel has resumed in London, Garrett is able arrive.)

The Challenge of Meaningfulness in a Challenging World

Laurence Thomas
Ph.D. Univeristy of Pittsburgh
Syracuse University

Commentator: Audre Brokes, St. Joseph's University
Chair: Robin Dillon, Lehigh University