2010

FOURTH ANNUAL FELICIAN ETHICS CONFERENCE
APRIL 24, 2010
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Felician College (Rutherford Campus)
223 Montross Ave.
Rutherford, NJ 07070
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All sessions except the plenary are to be held in the newly renamed Martin Hall, previously called “Becton Hall.”

Registration and Continental Breakfast: 9:00 am – 9:30 am (Lobby and Room 105 of Martin Hall)

Morning Session I (9:30 am – 11 am)

1. Moral Obligation (Martin 201)
CHAIR: Richard Burnor, Felician College
• Reshef Agam-Segal (Auburn University), “Anscombe Against Self-Legislation”
• Chris Herrera (Montclair State University), “Can We Have an Obligation to Obey God?”

2. Themes in Korsgaard (Martin 206)
CHAIR: Joseph Biehl, Felician College
• Robyn Gaier (St. Louis University), “Putting Normativity in Perspective”
Comment: Michael Young, Brown University
• Fritz McDonald (Oakland University), “Agency and Responsibility”
Comment: Carmen Alviar, University of Santo Tomas

3. Art, Literature, and Ethics (Martin 207)
CHAIR: George Abaunza, Felician College
• Chrysoula Gitsoulis (City College, CUNY), “Art and Morality in Aristotle’s Poetics”
Comment: George Abaunza, Felician College
• Robert McParland (Felician College), “Teaching Joseph Conrad’s Ethical Code”

4. Undergraduate Session I: Marginalization and Injustice
CHAIR: Irfan Khawaja, Felician College (Martin 205)
• Zak Fisher (St. Edward’s University), “Socrates, Society, and Morality”
• Jennifer Hunt (Loyola University New Orleans), “The Disciplining of Birth”

Morning Session II (11:15 am – 12:45 pm)

1. Reasons and Norms (Martin 206)
• Eric Barnes (Hobart and William Smith College), “Trust and Constraint Games”
• Alida Liberman (University of Southern California), “Understanding Strictness: Can Conditional Normative Requirements Conflict?”
Comment (on Liberman): Joseph Biehl, Felician College

2. Themes in Scanlon (Martin 207)
• Christian Perring (Dowling College), “Scanlon on Moral Responsibility and Addiction”
• Joshua Crabill (Univ. of Southern California), “Aggregating Scanlon: An Argument Against Derek Parfit”
Comment (on Crabill): Jeff Buechner, Rutgers/Newark and CUNY Grad Center

3. Love and Care (Martin 203)
CHAIR: Yvonne Raley, Felician College
• Eric Silverman (Christopher Newport University), “Love and Psychic Integration”
Comment: Carrie-Ann Biondi (Marymount Manhattan College)
• Tim Johnston (SUNY Stony Brook), “Holding Children Well: Ethics of Care and the Management of Intersex Children”

Comment: Chris Herrera, Montclair State University

4. Objectivity and Subjectivity (Martin 201)
CHAIR: George Abaunza, Felician College
• Michael Buckley (Lehman College, CUNY), “The Nature of Objectivity in Political Constructivism”
Comment: Irfan Khawaja (Felician College)
• Donald Bruckner (Penn State University, Kensington), “The Subjective Meaning of Life”
Comment: Irfan Khawaja (Felician College)

Lunch (1:00 pm – 1:45 pm), “The Falcon’s Nest”.

Plenary (2:00 pm – 3:30 pm), Main Auditorium, First Floor of Sammartino Hall

Introduction: George Abaunza, Chair, Dept. of Philosophy, Felician College
Speaker: Christopher Morris (Univ. of Maryland, College Park), “Why Be Just?”
Comment: John Davenport (Fordham University)

Afternoon Session (3:45 pm – 5:15 pm)

1. Themes in Twentieth Century Ethics (Martin 201)
CHAIR: Chrysoula Gitsoulis, (City College, CUNY)
• Joseph Biehl (Felician College), “Polyethics: Problems and Progress”
• Susana Nuccetelli (St. Cloud State University), “Why the Naturalistic Fallacy Is a Fallacy After All”
Comment (on Nuccetelli): David Kaspar, Univ. of Nevada, Reno

2. The Claims of Utility (Martin 207)
CHAIR: Yvonne Raley, Felician College
• David Kaspar (Univ. of Nevada, Reno), “The Intuitionist Case Against Utilitarianism”
• Philip Reed (Canisius College), “What’s Wrong With Monkish Virtues? How to Identify Humean Virtues and Vices”
Comment (on Reed): Gary Ciocco, Gettysburg College

3. Narrative, Imagination, and Ethics(Martin 206)
CHAIR: Irfan Khawaja, Felician College
• Seth Mayer (Northwestern University), “Narrative Unity and Good Lives”
Comment: Reshef Agam-Segal, Auburn University
• Benjamin Yelle (Univ. of Miami), “Imagination and Autonomy”
Comment: Jeff Buechner, Rutgers/Newark and CUNY Grad Center

4. Undergraduate Session II: Historical Themes (Martin 205)
CHAIR: George Abaunza, Felician College
• Courtney Zehnder (Marymount Manhattan College), “Nietzsche: Art as Ethics”
• Ryan Nardi (Felician College), “Of Philosophers and Gentlemen: J.H. Newman on Knowledge as an End”

Wine & Cheese Reception (5:20 pm) Martin 105

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