This is the web page for the Georgia Philosophical Society, which holds meetings consisting of paper presentations and socializing in the spring and fall. All are welcome!
Georgia Philosophical Society Annual Meeting
Friday, April 7 – Saturday, April 8, 2017
Rollins Campus Center, Young Harris College*
Friday 5 – 6 p.m. Presidential Address, Hatcher Room, Rollins Campus Center (1st Floor)
Liberty, Liberalism and Environmentalism: An Overview.
- Piers H.G. Stephens, The University of Georgia.
6 – 8 p.m. Dinner and reception
Saturday 8:30 – 9 a.m. Coffee and conversation, Welcome, Room 258, Rollins Campus Center (2nd Floor)
9 – 9:50 a.m. “Transcendental Phenomenology, the Intellectual Virtues,
and the Rational Demand for Diversity as a Virtue.”
- Robert H. Scott, University of North Georgia.
Respondent: Mark Daniel Kemp, Georgia State University.
10 – 10:50 a.m. “The Duty of Veracity.”
- Ava Thomas Wright, The University of Georgia.
Respondent: Nathan Eric Dickman, Young Harris College.
11 – 11:50 a.m. “Gratitude and Alterity in Environmental Virtue Ethics.”
- Nathan Michael Wood, The University of Georgia.
Respondent: Ryan Lake, Georgia State University Perimeter College.
(12 – 12:30 p.m. GPS Business Meeting)
12 – 1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 – 2:20 p.m. “Striving, Bad Infinity, and the Possibility of Therapeutic Redemption.”
- Alyssa R. Lowery, Vanderbilt University.
Respondent: Michael Gregory, University of South Carolina.
2:30 – 3:20 p.m. “Letting go of the ‘I’: Nietzsche, Suicidal Nihilism,
and the Bodhisattva Ideal.”
- George Wrisley, University of North Georgia.
Respondent: Kendall Marchman, Young Harris College.
3:30 – 4:20 p.m. “The Liberal Ironist and the Other.”
- Gaetano Venezia III, Georgia State University.
Respondent: Jason Byas, Georgia State University.
4:30 p.m. Meeting Closing
*Sponsored by YHC’s Ethics Across the Curriculum initiative.
This is an EAC event, and involves reflection on values and/or cultivation of virtues.
Directions to the Meeting
Take I-75 North to exit 268. Follow I-575 N (Hwy 5/US 76/Hwy 515) through Jasper, Ellijay, Blue Ridge, and Blairsville to Young Harris. YHC will be on the right. (easiest way)
From I-85 North:
Take I-985/Hwy 365, left on Hwy 52 to US 129 North to Cleveland, Hwy 75 North through Helen, US 76 West through Hiawassee to Young Harris. YHC will be on the left.
From GA 400 N:
Continue to the end, go straight ahead on two-lane county road (Longbranch Rd.) and right on Hwy 52/115 to Cleveland, Hwy 75 North through Helen, US 76 West through Hiawassee to Young Harris. YHC will be on the left.
Georgia Philosophical Society
Peabody Hall, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
Nature and Naturalism
: Coffee and conversation
: “Displacing the Nature/Culture Dualism in Environmental Aesthetics” – Tony Chackal (University of Georgia)
Respondent: Robert H. Scott (University of North Georgia)
: “Why not ‘City Sounds, Urban Colors’?” – George Wrisley, (University of North Georgia).
Respondent: Harry Tolley (Perimeter College at Georgia State University)
: “Is the Mental Causally Inert? A Response to Kim” – De Yang (Georgia State University)
Respondent: Eric Dickman (Young Harris College)
2.00pm: GPS Business meeting
: “Race, Its Relation to Group Agency, and the Genetic Approach to Race” – Reyes Espinoza (Purdue University)
Respondent: Daniel Crescenzo (University of Georgia)
: “Bringing Meaning Back to the Natural World: Worldview Transformation and Nonconceptual Meaning” - Clint Johnson (University of Georgia)
Respondent: George Wrisley, (University of North Georgia)
: Meeting closes
Georgia Philosophical Society Annual Meeting
Saturday, January 31, 2015
Hosted by Oglethorpe University
Schedule of Events
9:15-9:45am Coffee and Conversation
9:45am Why Tell War Stories?
Aaron Pratt, Emory University
Response: Eric Dickman, Young Harris College
11:00am Marx's Historical Materialism and the Underdetermination Problem
Travis Holmes, Georgia State University.
Response: Daniel Louis Crescenzo, University of Georgia
12:10 GPS Business meeting
12:30 Lunch Oglethorpe's Student Center (TLCC).
Lunch is being provided for all participants on behalf of OU's Provost Office
2:00pm Psychopathy and Moral Responsibility
Andrew J. Vierra, Georgia State University.
Response: Martha Nodar, Oglethorpe University alumna.
3:15pm Keynote Address -- Interspecies Ethics
Cynthia Willett, Emory University
5:00pm On Theodorus
Landon D. C. Elkind, University of Iowa.
Response: Catherine Culver, Coastal College of Georgia
DIRECTIONS TO CAMPUS
Earl Dolive Theatre, 2nd Floor of the Philip Weltner Library (The main entrance to the library will be closed until noon. Please use the door to the right of the main entrance and take the elevator to the second floor and turn left to find Earl Dolive Theatre)
The Library is the large stone building facing the quad.
For more information see:
The current officers are:
Past programs are here.
The organization's Constitution is here.
Information on philosophical events in the Atlanta area is at AtlantaPhilosophy.Blogspot.com.
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