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Moravian to Host Annual Undergraduate Philosophy Conference

Roslyn WeissBethlehem, Pa., March 15, 2013—The Fourth Annual Undergraduate Philosophy Conference will be held at Moravian College on Saturday, March 16. The day-long program will include 19 presentations from students representing 11 different colleges and universities. Topics will include environmental ethics, metaphysics, aesthetics, religion, ancient philosophy, and philosophy of language.

Two Moravian College philosophy students will be presenting papers. Philosophy Club President Kathryn A. Miller ’13 will present, “Fortinbras the Moral Center of Hamlet: An Analysis of Hamlet Using Aristotelian Ethics,” and Madison Zebrine ’13, president of Phi Sigma Tau at Moravian, will present “On Bundle Theory.”

Miller and Zebrine also served to help coordinate the conference. Those institutions participating Lehigh University, University of Pittsburg, University of Pennsylvania, East Stroudsburg University, Temple University, Muhlenberg College, Brooklyn College, Moravian College, Marywood University, Lafayette College, and Northampton Community College.

Plenary speaker Dr. Roslyn Weiss, Clara H. Stewardson Professor of Philosoph at Lehigh University, will present Justice in Republic I at 2:15 in the Haupert Union Building, UBC Room. During her talk, Weiss will argue that justice in the Republic is defined in Book I and is an interpersonal, social, virtue, and not in Book IV where what is called justice is wholly internal to the soul and is actually moderation.

Weiss earned her doctorate in philosophy from Columbia University in 1982 and a Master's degree in Jewish Studies from Baltimore Hebrew University in 1992. Her fields of expertise are Ancient Greek Philosophy and Medieval Jewish Philosophy. She has published four books on Plato, most recently, Philosophers in the ‘Republic’: Plato’s Two Paradigms (Cornell University Press, 2012), and more than 40 scholarly articles on Greek and Jewish philosophy. She has lectured widely in the United States, as well as in Canada, England, Israel, Belgium, Germany, Greece, and Japan.

For more information and a complete schedule visit the conference website. Moravian College encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact Tom Dubreuil by email: tdubreuil@moravian.edu, or by phone 610 625-7051.

Moravian College is a private, coeducational, selective liberal arts college located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Tracing its founding to 1742, it is recognized as America’s sixth-oldest college. Moravian partners with students to build a strong foundation for their future. Visit the College’s Web site at www.moravian.edu.