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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


From Atlanta:

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

Annual Meeting: Saturday, April 23, 2016 

Peabody Hall, University of Georgia, Athens, GA


Nature and Naturalism




9.00am: Coffee and conversation


9.15am: “Displacing the Nature/Culture Dualism in Environmental Aesthetics” – Tony Chackal (University of Georgia)

Respondent: Robert H. Scott (University of North Georgia)


10.15am: “Why not ‘City Sounds, Urban Colors’?” – George Wrisley, (University of North Georgia).

Respondent: Harry Tolley (Perimeter College at Georgia State University)


11.15am: Coffee


11.30am: “Is the Mental Causally Inert? A Response to Kim” – De Yang (Georgia State University)

Respondent: Eric Dickman (Young Harris College)


12.30-2.00pm: Lunch


2.00pm: GPS Business meeting


2.30pm: “Race, Its Relation to Group Agency, and the Genetic Approach to Race” – Reyes Espinoza (Purdue University)

Respondent: Daniel Crescenzo (University of Georgia)


3.30: Coffee


3.45pm: “Bringing Meaning Back to the Natural World: Worldview Transformation and Nonconceptual Meaning” - Clint Johnson (University of Georgia)

Respondent:  George Wrisley, (University of North Georgia)


5.00pm: 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

          During Lunch: BOR meeting in Student Center (TLCC, Meeting Room 225)

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


Advance copies available by e-mail from Raymond Woller at rwoller@uga.edu




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)

From the front gate, take the left fork, and go to the far end of the campus. Park in the large tiered lot.

The Library is the large stone building facing the quad.

For more information see:

Website http://sites.google.com/site/gaphilosophy

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GeorgiaPhilosophicalSociety


The current officers are:

Past programs are here.

The organization's Constitution is here.

Nathan Nobis2,
Mar 25, 2010, 10:42 AM