2009

FELICIAN COLLEGE

223 Montross Ave.

Rutherford, New Jersey 07070

3rd Annual Felician Ethics Conference Program

April 18, 2009

Registration and Coffee: 9:00 – 9:30 am, Ground Floor, Becton Hall

(Registration is $10 for all conference participants except members of the Felician College community.)

 

Concurrent Sessions: Morning, 9:30 – 11:30 am

*Indicates a classroom with Power Point capabilities.

A. META-ETHICS (I)   201 Becton*

CHAIR: Joseph Biehl, Felician College

1. Richard Brown, La Guardia College, CUNY

“Truth, Justification, and the Expressive Way”

Commentator: David Benfield, Montclair State University

2. Richard Cordero, Florida State University

“Reasons, the Rossian Proposal, and ROMP”

Commentator: Michael Young, Brown University

 

B. PRAGMATISM  206 Becton

1. Robert Talisse, Vanderbilt University

“Toward a New Pragmatist Politics”

Commentator: George Abaunza, Felician College

2. Vincent Rama, William Paterson University of New Jersey

“Dark Corners in William James’ ‘Moral Equivalent of War’: Embracing Military Virtues and Bypassing Moral Demands”

 

C. WELL-BEING AND ALTRUISM 207 Becton

CHAIR: Paul Gaffney, St. John’s University

1. Jason Raibley, California State University at Long Beach

“Health and Well-Being”

2. Chrysoula Gitsoulis, CUNY Graduate Center

“The Myth of Gyges and the Possibility of Altruism”

 

D. APPLIED ETHICS  203 Becton*

1. Jeff Buechner, Rutgers University, Newark & Saul Kripke Center, CUNY Graduate Center

“Are There Forms of Rationality Unique to a Family that Can Justify the Concept of ‘Family Values’?”

Commentator: Carrie-Ann Biondi, Marymount Manhattan College

2. Gordon Purves, University of South Carolina

“A Mantle Precautionary Principle: Thinking Outside the Core”

 

E. BIOETHICS: A DEBATE OVER THE DEAD DONOR RULE  205 Becton*

CHAIR: Yvonne Raley, Felician College

1. Mike Collins, CUNY Graduate Center

“Re-evaluating the Dead Donor Rule”

2. James Hitt, Queens College

“The Fiction of the Dead Donor Rule: Troubles with the Heart”

 

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LUNCH   11:45 am – 12:30 pm, The Falcon’s Nest, Student Center

 

PLENARY SESSION 12:45 – 2:45, Lecture Hall, Sammartino Hall

Introduction: George Abaunza, Chair, Department of Philosophy, Felician College

Holly Smith, Rutgers University

“Error and Uncertainty in Moral Decision-Making”

Commentator: Melinda Roberts, The College of New Jersey

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Concurrent Sessions: Afternoon, 3:00 – 5:00 PM

* Indicates classroom with Power Point capabilities.

 

A. META-ETHICS (II)   201 Becton*

CHAIR: Michael Young, Brown University

1. Michael Seifried, Columbia University

“The Emergence of Values: Perception, Semantics, and the Structure of Value”

Commentator: Joseph Biehl, Felician College

2. Wally Siewert, University of California, Santa Barbara

“Shafer-Landau’s Non-Naturalism”

Commentator: Jason Raibley, Cal. State Univ., Long Beach

 

B. KANT’S ETHICS  206 Becton

CHAIR: Holly Smith, Rutgers University

1. Eric Silverman, Christopher Newport University

“Why Kant Should Not Be Interpreted as a Stoic”

2. Daniel Murphy, St. Peter’s College

“Kant and Virtue Ethics”

Commentator: Vicente Medina, Seton Hall University

 

C. VIRTUE ETHICS  207 Becton

CHAIR: Chrysoula Gitsoulis, CUNY Graduate Center

1. Bongrae Seok, Alvernia University

“Is Shame a Virtue? The Moral Psychology of Shame and Virtue”

Commentator: Irfan Khawaja, Felician College

2. Paul Gaffney, St. John’s University

“Deciding to Forgive”

Commentator: Irfan Khawaja, Felician College

 

D. ETHICS AND NON-STANDARD MORAL AGENTS 205 Becton*

1. Christian Perring, Dowling College

“Reactive Attitudes in Cases of Indeterminate Moral Responsibility of People with Mental Illness”

Commentator: Yvonne Raley, Felician College

2. David Kennedy, Institute for the Advancement of Philosophy for Children,

Montclair State University

“Schooling, Subjectivity, Ethical Reconstruction, and Communal Philosophical Inquiry with Children”

 

E. ARTISTS ON ETHICS 203 Becton*

CHAIR: George Abaunza, Felician College

1. Maya Elise Joseph-Goteiner, New York, NY

2. Pollie Barden, PABA Designs, Jersey City, NJ

*Thanks to Prof. Melissa MacAlpin, Dept. of Art and Music at Felician College, for her help in arranging for this session.

 

Wine and Cheese Reception: 5:05 pm, Ground Floor, Becton Hall.

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