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  Society for Philosophy in the Contemporary World
  8th Annual Conference - July 23-27, 2001 
   St. John College -- Santa Fe, New Mexico

Monday, July 23

Arrival in Santa Fe

2:00-3:00 p.m.   Registration
          3:00-5:00           Open Group Discussion:
                                      What is the role and significance of philosophy in the contemporary world?
5:00-6:00              Reception

Tuesday, July 24

Courtney E. Cole
Afrikaner Claims for Cultural Recognition: Problematizing the Western Discourse of Multiculturalism

Eddy Souffrant
Unnatural Acts

Krassimir Stojanov
Cosmopolitan Identities as an Issue of the Philosophy of Education

Dawn Jakubowski
Beyond Cultural Survival: Transforming Subjectivity


Mary Kate McGowan,
Pornography and the Power to Subordinate
Marguerite La Caze,
The Encounter Between Wonder and Generosity
Business Meeting -- Stiv Fleishman, Chair
Wednesday, July 25
Panel Discussion
Trudy Conway, Jerry Conway, Lani Roberts:
Compassion: Possibilities, Limits, and Barriers
Ana Lita, (NO SHOW)
Aesthetic Perception and Moral Change in Iris Murdoch’s Ethics
James B. Sauer,
Why Is A River More than the Water that Runs Through It?: On the Inherent Value of Ecological Systems


Afternoon Group Activity: Hike??
Film and Discussion: Trudy Conway
Thursday, July 26
John Draeger,
Social Practice from an Emotional Point of View
Suzanne Cataldi,
Making a Game of Killing: Fantasy, Reality and the Violence at Columbine High School
George A. Teschner,
Technology, Time, and the Holocaust
Frank W. Derringh,
Is Coerced Fertility Reduction to Preserve Nature Justifiable?


Edward J. Grippe,
Socrates, Plato, and the Tao
Guang-rui Lu,
The Truth of Western Music, Philosophy, and Contemporary Chinese Symphonies
Michael Krausz,
Making Music: Beyond Intentions
Matthew L. Williamson, (NO SHOW)
Nietzsche’s Intention: A Historical View
Christopher Chapman,
Thinking with Heidegger about Software Usability
Peter Gratton, (NO SHOW)
Liquid Rhizomes: Between the Disciplines of Philosophy and Economics
7:00 p.m.

Group Dinner

Friday, July 27
David DeMoss,
Neuroscience and Free Moral Agency
Dave Beisecker,
Dennett and the Quest for Real Meaning
Patricia Kay Trentacoste,
Why Aren’t ‘Moral’ Humans Moral? An Argument for Considering Personality as the Foundational Link between Character and Context
Rick O’Neil,
Narrative Interests and Posthumous Harm

Lunch with Book Discussion:

Joe Frank Jones, A Modest Realism:  Preserving Common Rationality in Philosophy—Discussant Stiv Fleishman

Stiv Fleishman,
Figuring Out How Tnings Are: What We Do With Logic and Without It
Michael Krausz,
Ontology and the Aims of Interpretation: Toward a Constructive Realism
Vera Jakoby,
Discourse and Noetic Uncertainty: Ludwig Wittgenstein on Cultural Dialogue