Nov. 5: Second Annual South Dakota Philosophy Convention

Event Details

Date: November 4, 2011

Times: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Location: Humanities Room #123, Augustana College

The second annual South Dakota Philosophy Convention, a regional meeting of philosophers and lovers of wisdom to support philosophical research and discussion, will take place at Augustana on Saturday, Nov. 5, in the Humanities building, room 123. The Convention began in 2010 as a consortium between the philosophy departments of South Dakota's higher-education institutions with the intent to explore the full range of philosophical issues, past and present. It is free and open to the public.

The following philosophers will speak: (PDF)

9:00 a.m. Paul Anders, Mount Marty College
"The Uses of Consilience"
10:00 a.m. Leroy Meyer, University of South Dakota
"A Stereoscopic View of War: The Just War Tradition in the Light of Hobbes and Clausewitz"
11:00 a.m. Greg Peterson, South Dakota State University
"Reason, Intuition, and Emotion in Moral Psychology and Moral Philosophy"
2:00 p.m. Stephen Minister, Augustana College
"Difference, Responsibility, and Politics: A Levinasian Account of the Political"
3:00 p.m. Joseph Tinguely, South Dakota State University
"Obscurum per Obscurius: Hegel's Lords and Pynchon's Bondsmen"

Dr. David O'Hara
Associate Professor, Philosophy and Classics
Philosophy Program Director