Annual Philosophy and Religion Conference

Truman will host its 26th Annual Undergraduate Philosophy and Religion Conference from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 14 in the Student Union Building Alumni Room.

Research presentations will be approximately 30 minutes long and all are welcome to attend.

9-9:05 a.m.
David Murphy, Truman State University
Introduction to the Conference

9:05-9:35 a.m.
Molly Turner, Truman State University
“Time and Space: Made in China My Head”      
9:40-10:10 a.m.
Jessica Avant, University of Central Arkansas
“How Arguments against Pornography Unduly Silence Alternative Portrayals of Sexuality Using The American Booksellers Association v. Hudnut”   
10:10-10:30 a.m.

10:30-11 a.m.
Katlin Walker, Truman State University
“Aristotelian Women: Ancient Greek Femininity and 'The Politics'”

11-11:30 a.m.
Brandon Warrington, Creighton University
“Dignity, Disability and Capability: Disability and Freedom though the Sesha Example”   

11:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
Sofia Paz, Creighton University
“A Pluralistic Account of Moral Responsibility”        

12-2 p.m.
Student Union Building Down Under

12:30 p.m.
Henry Smits Lecture
Student Union Building Down Under

Itir Günes, Truman State University
“Autonomy, Agency, Freedom. Arendt on Action and Contemplation”

2-2:30 p.m.
Connor Dahlin, University of Wisconsin-Stout
“The Systematic Silencing of Star Gazers”    

2:30-3 p.m.
Madison Culver, Missouri Western State University
“Women in the Theravada Buddhist Monasticism: Thailand’s Bhikkhuni Revival”

3-3:15 p.m.

3:15-3:45 p.m.

Joelle Axton, Truman State University
“Active Mind in 'De Anima' III-5: A Critique of Alexander of Aphrodisias and Thomas Aquinas’s Interpretations”   

3:45-4:15 p.m.
William Leach, Truman State University 
“Millenia Apart”
4:15-4:45 p.m.
Kara Filbeck, Central Christian College of the Bible 
“Karl Barth and the Issues of Nothingness as Something”

This event is co-sponsored by the Kirksville Chamber Tourism Division, the Truman State University Philosophy and Religion Department, the School of Social and Cultural Studies, and the Dr. Patricia Burton Honorary Endowment.


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