Philosophy Undergraduate Conference 2010


March 26, 2011

2nd Lehigh Valley Undergraduate Philosophy Conference
March 26, 2011

All rooms located in Haupert Union Building (HUB)

8:30-9:15 Registration (Lounge)

9:15-9:30 Opening Remarks:  Jim Skalnick, Associate Dean, Moravian college Room: (UBC)

Session I:  9:30-10:50 Ethics
Room: UBC
Moderator: Bill Falla

Aristotle’s Belief about Eudaimonia: The Necessity of Virtue for True Happiness    
Kathryn Miller, Moravian College

Altruism- Being a Good Neighbor- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Mayla H. Billips, East Stroudsburg University

The Force of Pornography
Angela Urbano, Lafayette College

Justified Dictatorship? Defending Plato and Simon Bolivar
Armando Chapelliquen, Moravian College

Session II: 11:00-12:00 The Mind and Consciousness
Room: Snyder
Moderator: Arash Naraghi

Considering Act and Actor: An Argument Against Peter Abelard’s View of Mental Defects
Ruby Johnson, Moravian College

Disabling Disability Alienation: There is no Escape
Gabrielle Squartino, East Stroudsburg University

Commentary on William James's Will To Believe
Cindy Wise, Moravian College

12:00 -2:00 Lunch Reception in Honor of Fred McConnell

2:00-2:30 Meet and Greet

2:30- 3:40 Plenary Talk: How Real is Criminal Justice?

Session III: 3:50- 5:00 Religion and Faith
Room: Rec Room
Moderator: Bernie Cantens

The Nature of Prayer: Philosophical and Conceptual Shifts from Aquinas to Nietzsche
Kevin Ryan, Villanova University

I Dread to be a Knight of Faith
Peter Secor, Kutztown University

Metaphysical Dualism in Zoroastrian Thought
Ren Wylder, Moravian College

A Critique of Organized Religion
Ethan Simon, Muhlenberg College