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Moravian University
Philosophy Conference

Program & Schedule 2011

2nd Lehigh Valley Undergraduate Philosophy Conference

March 26, 2011

All rooms located in Haupert Union Building (HUB)

8:30-9:15 Registration
Room: Lounge

9:15-9:30 Opening Remarks:  Jim Skalnick, Associate Dean, Moravian University
Room: UBC

Session I:  9:30-10:50 Ethics
Room: UBC 
Moderator: Bill Falla

Aristotle’s Belief about Eudaimonia: The Necessity of Virtue for True Happiness     
Kathryn Miller, Moravian University 

Altruism- Being a Good Neighbor- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Mayla H. Billips, East Stroudsburg University 

The Force of Pornography
Angela Urbano, Lafayette College

Justified Dictatorship? Defending Plato and Simon Bolivar
Armando Chapelliquen, Moravian University

Session II: 11:00-12:00 The Mind and Consciousness
Room: Snyder 
Moderator: Arash Naraghi

Considering Act and Actor: An Argument Against Peter Abelard’s View of Mental Defects
Ruby Johnson, Moravian University

Disabling Disability Alienation: There is no Escape
Gabrielle Squartino, East Stroudsburg University 

Commentary on William James's Will To Believe
Cindy Wise, Moravian University

12:00-2:00 Lunch Reception in Honor of Fred McConnell

2:00-2:30 Meet and Greet

2:30- 3:40 Plenary Talk: How Real is Criminal Justice?

Session III: 3:50- 5:00 Religion and Faith
Room: Rec Room 
Moderator: Bernie Cantens

The Nature of Prayer: Philosophical and Conceptual Shifts from Aquinas to Nietzsche 
Kevin Ryan, Villanova University

I Dread to be a Knight of Faith
Peter Secor, Kutztown University 

Metaphysical Dualism in Zoroastrian Thought
Ren Wylder, Moravian University 

A Critique of Organized Religion
Ethan Simon, Muhlenberg College