2008

FELICIAN COLLEGE

Lodi, New Jersey

2nd Annual Felician Ethics Conference Program

May 3, 2008

Registration and Coffee 9:00—9:30 AM – Kirby Hall 3rd Floor

Concurrent Sessions 1: 9:30—11:30 AM

A. HISTORY OF ETHICS – Kirby Hall 333

1. Dr. Daniel Restrepo, New School for Social Research

“Leibniz’ Monadic Ethics”

Commentator:

2. Prof. Vincent Rama, William Paterson University

“Art and Ethics in Plato’s Symposium”

Commentator: John Peterman, William Paterson University

B. META-ETHICS – Kirby Hall 334

1. Prof. Richard Brown, LaGuardia College

“Emotive Realism: A (Mostly) Neglected Kind of Expressivism”

Commentator: Prof. Irfan Khawaja, Felician College

2. Dr. Andrei Zavaliy, Hunter College

“Amoralism and the Scalar Nature of Morality”

Commentator: Dr. Stephen Levy, College of Morris

C. EDUCATIONAL ETHICS – Kirby Hall 335

1. Dr. George Abaunza, Felician College

“Overindulgence: The Nemesis of Happiness”

Commentator:

2. Dr. Gary Bartlett, Central Washington University

“An Argument Against Spanking”

Commentator: Dave Benfield, Montclair State University

Lunch 11:45 AM—12:30 PM – Cafeteria, Albin Obal Hall

Plenary Session 12:45—2:30 PM – Lecture Hall, Albin Obal Hall 2nd Floor

Dr. Robert Basil Talisse, Vanderbilt University

“Against Pluralism”

Concurrent Sessions 2: 2:45—4:45 PM

A. ETHICS OF WAR – Kirby Hall 333

1. Dr. Carrie Ann Biondi, Marymount Manhattan College

“Reframing the Ethics of War”

Commentator: Dr. Raziel Abelson, NYU

2. Saba Bazargan, Rutgers University

“Is it Permissible to Participate in Unjust Wars?”

Commentator: Prof. Paul Eckstein, Bergen Community College

B. TEACHING ETHICS AND ETHICAL FICTION – Kirby Hall 334

1. Jon Rogers, Montclair State University – P4C

“Teaching Ethics Responsibly: Bringing Global Awareness to the Classroom”

Commentator: Alexandra Perry, Montclair State University – P4C

2. Dr. Robert McParland, Felician College

“Keeping Company With Dickens: Richard Rorty, Martha Nussbaum, and Encounters with the Ethics of Fiction”

Commentator:

C. RELIGION & ETHICS – Kirby Hall 335

1. Dr. Christopher Adamo, Centenary College

“The Primacy of Ethics Over Explanation and Religious Pluralism: Lessing’s Nathan the Wise

Commentator: Rick Burnor

2. Dr. Marie Friquegnon, William Paterson University

“Buddhist Ethics: A System of Checks and Balances”

Commentator:

D. ETHICS AND CHOICE – Kirby Hall 206

1. Dr. Yvonne Raley, Felician College

“Don’t Let Them Eat Cake: A Case for Legislating What We Can Eat”

Commentator: Dr. Dan Murphy, St. Peter’s College

2. Jeff Buechner, Rutgers University, Newark

“Against the Case Against Perfection”

Commentator:

Wine and Cheese Reception 4:45 PM – Faculty Lounge Kirby Hall 3rd Floor

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