Conference Program

5th Annual International Symposium on Religion & Theology
Program (Athens Local Time)
(In the program presentations are included from all the subjects scheduled to be presented in parallel)
(Note: each presentation includes at least 10 minutes for questions and discussions if available)

Monday 25 May 2020

11.30-12.30
Registration


12.30-13.00
Opening and Welcoming Remarks:

  • Gregory T. Papanikos, President, ATINER 
  • Patricia Hanna, Professor, University of Utah, USA. (Video)

13.00-13.30
Ignacio Garcia Pena, Assistant Professor, University of Salamanca, Spain.
Title: All Things Flow and All Is One: Plato’s Depiction of Heraclitus and Parmenides. (PowerPoint)


13.30-14.00
Shai Frogel, Associate Professor, Kibbutzim College of Education, Technology and the Arts, Israel.
Title: Free Will: Objective and Subjective Perspectives. (PowerPoint)



14:00-14:40
Laurynas Jacevičius, Ph.D. Student, Vilnius University, Lithuania.
Title: Humour in Contemporary Christian Apologetics Using Social Media. (PowerPoint)


14:40-15:20
Wilfried Ver Eecke, Professor, Georgetown University, USA.
Title: Breaking through Schizophrenia. Lacan and Hegel for Talk Therapy.


15:20-15:50
Ori Soltes, Teaching Professor, Georgetown University, USA.
Title: From the Euthyphro to Theodicy: The Problem of Language and God.


15:50-16:30
Gary Percesepe, Adjunct Professor, Fordham University, USA.
Title: Radical Philosophy: Debord, Merton, Trump and the State of the Spectacle.


16:30-17:00
Dylan Skurka, PhD Student, York University, Canada.
Title: Socrates’ Complicated Relationship with the Sophists. (PowerPoint)


17:00-17:30
Meredith Drees, Chair, Department of Religion and Philosophy, Kansas Wesleyan University, USA.
Title: Sin, Death, and Moral Growth in Iris Murdoch’s Discussion of Art. (PowerPoint)


17:30-18:10
Meredith McFadden, Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, USA.
Title: When is it Wrong NOT to Have a Child? (PowerPoint)


18:10-18:30
Tennyson Samraj, Professor, Burman University, Canada.
Title: Right to Life/Live – Core Tenets and the Inalienability Question.


18:30-19:10
Mark Morelli, Distinguished Professor, Loyola Marymount University, USA.
Title: Plato’s Gorgias: Uncovering the Spiritual Corruption of a Respectable Man.


19:10-19:40
Hugh Deery, Term Instructor, University of Alaska Anchorage, USA.
Title: From Hawking to Nagarjuna: Interdisciplinary Infusion Tactics as a Means of Meeting Challenges, in a Competitive Work Environment.


19:40-20:10
Pavel Stankov, Graduate Assistant, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, USA.
Title: The Ontological Primacy of Life as an Argument against Abortion. (PowerPoint)


21:30-23:00
Greek Night
(The event did not take place due to the limited number of attendance. Those who paid and were not able to attend will be offered a free voucher according to our policy: https://www.atiner.gr/coronavirus)


Tuesday 26 May 2020

09:00-12:00 Urban Walk
(The event did not take place due to the limited number of attendance. Those who paid and were not able to attend will be offered a free voucher according to our policy: https://www.atiner.gr/coronavirus)


12:30-13:00
Daniela Matysová, PhD Student, Charles University, Czech Republic.
Title: Emmanuel Levinas: Beauty and its Evil


13:00-13:30
Marko Jakic, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Split, Croatia.
Title: Ethical Actuality of Kant’s Categorical Imperative. (PowerPoint)


13:30-14:00 Break


14:00-14:30
Carlos Correia, Associate Professor, University of Lisbon, Portugal.
Title: Redefinition of Art: A New Αesthetical Proposal.


14:30-15:00
Andrew Ward, Lecturer, University of York, UK.
Title: Kant and Hume on the Judgment of Taste.


15:00-15:30
Angela Michelis, Teacher, “G. Peano – S. Pellico” High School in Cuneo (Grammar and Scientific Lyceum), Italy.
Title: The Idea of Justice: Between Eros and Thanatos.


15:30-16:00
Thomas Auxter, Associate Professor, University of Florida, USA.
Title: Socrates at Eleusis: Existential Questions.


16:00-16:30
Katherine Cooklin, Professor, Slippery Rock University, USA.
Title: Ignorance, Epistemic Injustice, and Rape Myths.


16:30-17:00
William O’Meara, Professor, James Madison University, USA.
Title: Dewey on Moral Principles as Hypotheses (PowerPoint)


17:00-17:40
Chin-Tai Kim, Professor, Case Western Reserve University, USA.
Title: Rethinking the Foundation of Normative Ethics.


17:40-18:10
Peter Simpson, Professor, The City University of New York, USA.
Title: A Suggestion for Abortion Laws. (PowerPoint)


18:10-18:40
Katerina Psaroudaki, Doctor of Philosophy, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA.
Title: Group Reparations and Race-Conscious Affirmative Action.


20:00-21:30
Dinner
(The event did not take place due to the limited number of attendance. Those who paid and were not able to attend will be offered a free voucher according to our policy: https://www.atiner.gr/coronavirus)


Wednesday 27 May 2020
Educational Islands Cruise
Thursday 28 May 2020
Delphi Tour

(The events did not take place due to the limited number of attendance. Those who paid and were not able to attend will be offered a free voucher according to our policy: https://www.atiner.gr/coronavirus)