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Philosophy in the Contemporary World
Society for Philosophy in the Contemporary World
7th Annual Conference - July21-27, 2000
YMCA of the Rockies, Estes Park, Colorado
FRIDAY, JULY 21: Registration & Reception 7pm


Session I: Chair Jeff Jordan

       8:30 - Robin Podolsky
                 Essence or Perspective? The Beloved in Levinas.

        9:30- Laura Duhan Kaplan
                 Body, Mind, and Breath: a mystical perspective.

        10:30- Ralph D. Ellis
                  Heidegger and Marcel on Self-deception and the Elasticity of Hope.

        11:30- Marie Fleming
                  Gadamers Instrumentalist View of the Other.

Session II: Chair Stiv Fleishman

       1:30- Patricia J. Thompson
                 Feminism and Perspectivism: Dual Domains in Everyday Life.

        2:20- Ellen C. Landers

Maintaining Awe and Managing Terror: Assessing Philosophys Role as a Cultural Worldview in Soloman, Greenberg, and Pyszczynskis Terror Management Theory.

        3:30- Brooks S.H. Siegal
                 The Choices of a Character.

        4:30- Jeff Jordan
                 God and Pointless Evil.


Session III: Chair: Andreea Deciu

       8:30- Dennis Miller
                 Philosophy and Everyday Life.

        9:30- A. Chadwick Ray
                 Contractualsim and Reasonable Rejectability.

        10:30- Susan Youngblood
                  Perceptual Hierarchies: an Interpretation of  Alienation.

        11:30- James Stacy Taylor
                  Surveillance, Privacy, and Autonomy.

Session IV: Chair: Carmela Epright

       1:30- Alex Moseley
                 The Ethics of Military Intervention.

        2:30- Ronald Sandler
                 Against an Obligation of Humanitarian Military Intervention.

        3:30- Ashley K. Fernandes
                 Hegel on Capital Punishment: a critical analysis.

        4:30- Raymond Kolcaba.
                 Human Obsolescence: a dialog.

                                With: Katharine Kolcaba as  The Narrator

                                 Raymond Kolcaba as  Becket Geist

                                 Richard VanDerveer as  Fortran McCyborg

                                 Jill VanDerveer as  Nonette Naturski


        Open to all members.

MONDAY, JULY 24: Day in the Park

Session V: Chair: Laura Duhan Kaplan

     8:00 pm- Paul Churchill - A Defense of Toleration as a Virtue.

TUESDAY, JULY 25: Epistemology and Ethics

Session VI: Chair: Stiv Fleishman

       8:30- Houghton Dalrymple
                 Perception, Consciousness, and Objective Knowledge.

        9:30- Michael Ming Yang
                 Reference, Translation and Ontological Relativity.

        10:30- Herman Stark
                  Logic and Social Criticism.

        11:30- Noel Boulting
                  The Reification Problem: One Conception or Three?

Session VII: Chair: Chang-Seong Hong

       1:30- Anita Ho
                 Ethical Issues of Unequal Access to Health Care Services.

        2:30- Nance Cunningham
                 Infants Right to Withdraw Remains Even When Parents Have Given Consent to Research.

        3:30- Mary Lyn Stoll
                 Re-evaluating Illness: a Heideggarian Approach.

        4:30- Simon Glynn
                 Why Brain Physiology and behaviorism are Inadequate to Psychology.


Session VIII: Chair: Ed Grippe

       9:30- William B. Griffith
                 Public Lands, Property Rights, and Intergenerational Justice.

        10:30- Scott Friskics
                 Reflections on a Life of Dialogue with Nature.

        11:30- Francis E. Gill
                  Moral Reasons and Sympathy.

Session IX: Chair: Jeff Jordan

1:30- Ellen M. Maccrone
                 Interpersonal Trust and Its Ethical Significance.

        2:30- Krassimir Stojanov
                 Post-traditional Community and Global Education.

        3:30- Anja-Silvia Goenig
                 An Idea for Humanistic Research 2000 in Educational Philosophy.

        4:30- Neil Cooney
                 Pleasure in Aristotle