Engaging Philosophy Conference Program

March 25-26, 2011
Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA 01075
All sessions in Gamble Auditorium

Friday, March 25
3:45 - 5:15 Live broadcast of "Philosophy Talk" radio show with John Perry and Ken Taylor
5:15 - 6:00 Discussion and Q&A following
6:00 - 6:30 Reception for all in Gamble Gallery
Saturday, March 26 Saturday, March 26
8:45 - 10:15 Session 1:
Linda Alcoff, CUNY. "The Challenge of Public Philosophy"
Commentator: Meredith Michaels, Smith College
10:30-12:00 Session 2:
Philosophy in the Trenches, panel discussion
- Lawrence Blum, UMass/Boston
- John Wallace, University of Minnesota
- Mecke Nagel, SUNY/Cortland
12:00 - 1:15 Lunch
Lunch for all attendees at Kendade Hall Atrium
1:30 - 3:15 Session 3:
Student panel. Panelists will be current or recent undergraduates who will present their work on philosophy in community settings. Panelists will present 15 minute talks, followed by an open discussion.
- Ben Arscott, University of Sheffield, UK
- Ariel Sykes, Mount Holyoke College
- Ben Wasserman, CUNY
- Jesse Walsh, UMass/Boston
Commentator: Lynn Pasquerella, Mount Holyoke College
3:30 - 5:00 Session 4:
Sally Haslanger, MIT, "The Personal, the Political, and the Philosophical: Did Somebody Suggest Boundaries?"
Commentator: Louise Antony, UMass/Amherst
5:00 - 6:00 Session 5:
Plenary round table. All conference participants will join in a reflective conversation on conference themes.
6:00 - 6:30 Reception for all in Gamble Corridor