April 18, 2017

Philosophy conference to consider 'Inclusive Philosophies'

A two-day conference on "Inclusive Philosophies" with diverse dialogues involving several topics of current interest is scheduled for Friday and Saturday (April 21-22), presented by the Department of Philosophy.

The conference, which is free and requires no registration, will consider a number of topics at a graduate-student level, including sexuality, sex and gender, intersectionality, race and racism, and political philosophy. Hosts for the conference are the Grad Women in Philosophy. All sessions are in Beering Hall.

Check-in will begin at 11 a.m. Friday in Room 1222. The program will begin at noon. On Saturday, the day will begin with coffee and pastries at 8-9 a.m. in rooms 1206 and 1222. The program will begin at 9 a.m. Each day will conclude with a keynote address:

* Friday keynote: 6-7:30 p.m., Room 2290. Charlene Seigfried, professor emerita of philosophy at Purdue, on "The Roar Which Lies on the Other Side of Silence: How George Eliot's 'Middlemarch' Influenced Jane Addams's Pragmatist Perspective."

* Saturday keynote: 5-6:30 p.m., Room 2290. Tina Botts, assistant professor at California State University, Fresno, on "Toward a New Feminist Ethics: From Care Ethics to Moral Particularism."

The conference is receiving support from the Philosophy Department of Diversity and Inclusion Initiative; Department of English; Department of Philosophy; Philosophy and Literature Program; Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program; and College of Liberal Arts.

For more information, including a schedule with panels and panelists, visit the conference website.

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