Sixth Annual Felician Ethics Conference
Saturday, April 21, 2012

Felician College Rutherford Campus
223 Montross Ave.
Rutherford, NJ 07070
(Please park in Parking Lot D on Montross Ave. directly across from Martin Hall)

Registration begins 8:45 am in the lobby of Martin Hall (pictured at the bottom of our home page, but pictured facing the building from the quad rather than the street). Continental breakfast served 9 am in 105 Martin Hall.

FIRST MORNING SESSION: 9:30-11 am, Martin Hall

1. Meta-Ethics (Martin 201)
Chair: Joseph Biehl, Felician College

David Kaspar (Mansfield University), “The Consequential Act”

James Quigley (Florida State University), “Morality vs. Moralizing: how (not) to draw the moral/non-moral distinction”

2. Environmental Ethics (Martin 205)
Chair: George Abaunza, Felician College

Thomas Kiefer (Fordham University), “Stoic Cosmology and Environmental Ethics”

Donald Casey (Felician College), “St. Francis of Assisi as a Source of Ethical Reflection on the Environment”

SECOND MORNING SESSION: 11:15 am-12:45 pm, Martin Hall

1. Reasons and Normativity (Martin 201)
Chair: Carrie-Ann Biondi, Marymount Manhattan College

Roman Altshuler (Marymount Manhattan College), “Need We Choose Our Reasons?”

Joseph Biehl (Felician College), “Love and Order”

2. Moral Psychology I (Martin 205)
Chair: David Kaspar, Mansfield University

Christine Vitrano (Brooklyn College, City University of New York), “The Value of Unhappiness”

Bongrae Seok (Alvernia University), “Other-Regarding Emotion without Sympathy: A Non-Sentimentalist Interpretation of Compassion for Others’ Physical Pain”

3. Historical Themes (Martin 207)
Chair: Peter Simpson, College of Staten Island and CUNY Graduate Center

Gregory Sadler (Marist College), “What Kind of Moral Theory Does St. Anselm Hold?”

Irfan Khawaja (Felician College), “Physical Appearance and Moral Character: The Erotetics of an Aristotelian Inquiry”

[All afternoon session times have been pushed back approximately 15 minutes from the original schedule.]

LUNCH       1-2 pm in “The Falcon’s Nest” (walk straight out the main door of Martin Hall for about 100 yards, then make a hard left and go approximately 200 yards to the Falcon’s Nest, to the right of “The Castle”)

PLENARY     2:15-3:45 pm    Main Auditorium, Sammartino Hall
Introduction: Joseph Biehl, Co-Coordinator, Felician Ethics Institute, and Department of Philosophy, Felician College

Plenary: Douglas Lackey (Baruch College and Graduate Center, City University of New York), “Abortion and Resurrection”

AFTERNOON SESSION: 4-5:30 pm, Martin Hall

1. Bioethics (Martin 201)
Chair: Douglas Lackey, Baruch College and Graduate Center, City University of New York

Aaron Rizzieri (LaGuardia Community College, City University of New York), “Stem Cell Research on Embryonic Persons Is Just”

Michael Robertson (Independent Scholar), “Pro-Conscience: A Third Way for the Abortion Debate”

2. Moral Psychology II (Martin 205)
Chair: Irfan Khawaja, Felician College

Eric Barnes (Hobart and William Smith College), “On Righteous Indignation”

John P. Park (Duke University), “The Meaning of Life, Reflective Equilibrium, and Nothingness”

3. Rightness and Wrongness (Martin 207)
Chair: Yvonne Raley, Felician College

Robert Fischer (Texas State University, San Marcos), “Why Incest Is Usually Wrong”

Chris Melenovsky (University of Pennsylvania), “The Practice-Dependent (Yet Personal) Wrong of Breaking Promises”

Reception       5:30-6 pm    Martin Hall 105

Version: April 17, 2012, 2:55 pm (final) 


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