Philosophy Undergraduate Conference 2010


March 24, 2012

3rd Lehigh Valley Undergraduate Philosophy Conference
March 24, 2012

All rooms located in Haupert Union Building (HUB)

Registration and Refreshments (8:30-9:15)
Room: Lounge

Opening Remarks:  Jim Skalnick, Associate Dean, Moravian College
Room: UBC

Session I (9:30-10:50): Ethics and Political Philosophy
Room: UBC
Moderator: Dr. Bill Falla

Philosophers and the Public: Bridging the Gap to Build a New Global Paradigm    
Armando Chapelliquen, Moravian College

Marxism and Collective Action: Towards a Technological Revolution.
Derek Faux, Duquesne University

Kantian Analysis of Physician Assisted Suicide
Michael Kostalis, University of Pittsburgh

Keeping It in the Head: A Defense of Subjective Theories of Well-Being
Jonathan Morgan, Muhlenberg College

Session II (11:00-12:10): Metaphysical Questions
Room: Snyder
Moderator: Dr. Bernardo Cantens

Back to the Future is So Yesterday
Isaac Earley, Kutztown University

A Critique of Free Will
Richard Freer, East Stroudsburg University

Clearing the Dust: Berkeley's Critique of Locke's Theory of Abstract Ideas
Madison Zebrine, Moravian College

Lunch (12:20 -2:00) (Sponsored by Moravian Philosophy Club, Phi Sigma Tau, and Friends of Reeves Library)
Room: Pavilion

Plenary Session (2:00- 3:00):
Disgust and Hate: On the Somatology of Xenophobia
Eduardo Mendieta, Ph. D
Stony Brook University
Room: Snyder

Session III (3:10- 4:20): Philosophy of Religion
Room: Snyder
Moderator: Dr. Arash Naraghi

Sextus Empiricus on God
Andrew Evans, Duquesne University

Altruistic Motivation: An Evaluation of Theravada Buddhist, Upanishad Hindu, and Jain Tradition
Keegan Nichols, Lehigh University

Aquinas on Volition and Belief
Cindy Wise, Moravian College

Session IV (4:30-5:50): Existentialism and Madness
Room: UBC
Moderator: Dr. Carol Moeller

The Overman is the Authentic Man
Gerald Brunell, East Stroudsburg University

Hamlet: Madness and the Extreme of Inaction
Kathryn Miller, Moravian College

Analyzing "The Myth of Sisyphus"
Sarah Moriarty, Northampton Community College

Irrational Man
Christopher Ulicny, Lebanon Valley College

Closing Remarks (5:50-6:00): Armando Chapelliquen, Co-Founder of Lehigh Valley Undergraduate Philosophy Conference
Room: UBC