3rd International Conference on Philosophy
Organized by the Philosophy Research Unit of the
ATHENS INSTITUTE FOR EDUCATION AND RESEARCH
Conference Venue: GSEVEE Amphitheater,
Organized by: ATINEP A.E. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Administration: Fani Balaska, Eirini Lentzou, Thomas Papanikos, Sylia Sakka
Organizing and Scientific Committee
1. Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos, President and Director, ATINER.
Dr. Nicholas Pappas, Vice-President of ATINER & Professor,
3. Dr. Marina Stefania Giannakaki, Deputy Head, Research Unit of Education, ATINER.
Dr. Patricia Hanna, Professor,
5. Dr. Panayotis Zamaros, Professor, ECMU, Switzerland.
Dr. Donald V. Poochigian,
Academic Member, ATINER & Professor,
Theophanides, Academic Member,
ATINER & Honorary Professor, National
8. Dr. Margarita Kefalaki, Researcher, ATINER.
Dr. Scott Nelson,
Academic Member, ATINER & Assistant Professor, Virginia Tech,
10. Dr. Chrysoula Gitsoulis, Academic
Member, ATINER & Adjuct Lecturer,
11. Ioannis Vamvakitis, Associate Tutor
in Media and Film,
12. Dr. Ioannis Stivachtis, Academic
Member of ATINER and Director, International Studies Program Virginia Tech -
Virginia Polytechnic Institute &
13. Anastasios Pagiaslis, Ph.D. Student,
14. Raymond Paul Petridis Tzombanos, Ph.D.
Student, New School for Social
Monday, June 2nd, 2008
(The time for each session includes a 10 minutes coffee break)
08:00-08:10 Welcome and Opening Remarks
Dr. Gregory T.
Papanikos, President and Director, ATINER,
Dr. Nicholas Pappas, Vice-President of ATINER &
08:10-09:30 Monday, June 2nd 2008
Session I: Ancient Philosophy
Chair: Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos, President and
1. Alexandrakis, A., Professor,
2. Long, R., Associate Professor,
Dentsoras, D., Assistant Professor,
Maniatis, Y.N., Visiting
Hussain, H., PhD Student,
09:30-11:00 Monday, June 2nd 2008
Session II: Philosophy and Conflict
Chair: Nicholas Pappas, Vice-Director of ATINER & Professor,
1. Conio, A., Lecturer,
Oberst, J.L., Lecturer,
3. Coelho, M.-J., Doctoral Philosophy Student, Universidade Nova Lisboa,
11:00-12:30 Monday, June 2nd 2008
Session III: Philosophy and Ethics
Chair: McEvoy, M., Assistant Professor, Hofstra University, USA.
Whitbeck, C., Emeritus Professor,
2. Garrett, R., Professor,
3. Savellos, E., Professor, SUNY
4. Ang, J., Ph.D. Student, The
Briggle, A., Ph.D. Student,
6. Moose, D., Undergraduate,
12:30-14:00 Monday, June 2nd 2008
Session IV: Philosophy and Post-Modernism - Themes in Modern European Philosophy
Chair: Alexandrakis, A., Professor,
Ponzer, H., Assistant Professor,
J., Assistant Professor,
Trisokkas, L., Researcher,
R., PhD Student,
Khurri, R., Professor,
14:00 – 15:00 Lunch
15:00-16:30 Monday, June 2nd 2008
Session V: Philosophy and Post-Modernism - Early Modern Philosophers
Chair: Hanna, P., Professor, University of Utah, USA.
1. Peterson, U., Associate Professor, Indiana University, USA. Is Machiavelli a Tragic Philosopher?
2. Iliou, R.E., Lecturer, Ploiesti University, Romania. Spaces of Discourse in Paul Auster’s Writings, with Direct Focus on the Postmodern American Phenomenon as Reflected n Contemporary Social and Political Discourse(S).
3. Mayberry, S., Ph.D. Student, University of South Carolina, USA. iPower? Integrating Michel Foucault’s Understanding of Biopower and Information Technology.
16:30-18:00 Monday, June 2nd 2008
Session VI: Philosophy and the Mind Logic and Epistomology
Chair: Nicholson, C., Professor, Rider University, USA.
1. Bearn, G., Professor, Lehigh University, Turkey. Sensual Consciousness in James and Bergson.
2. Franklin, L., Assistant Professor, Franklin & Marshall College, USA. The Unity and Continuity of Recollection.
3. Dow, J., Fellow and Lecturer, CUNY Graduate Center, USA. Self-Consciousness, Self-Activity, and the Reflexive Agency of the Thinking Subject.
4. Poochigian, D., Professor, University of North Dakota, USA. The Logic of Identity: Haecceity, Tautology, and Analogy.
5. Teixeira, C., Ph.D. Student, KCL & LanCog Group, U.K. How Not to Explain the A Priori.
6. Brandhorst, K., Wittgenstein’s Schopenhauerian Ontology of Language.
7. Hanna, P., Professor, University of Utah, USA. The Chomskyan Revolution: A Category Mistake?
18:00-20:30 Monday, June 2nd 2008
Session VII: Philosophy and History
Chair: Long, R., Associate Professor, Auburn University, USA.
1. Privitello, L., Professor, Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, USA. George Herbert Palmer: Forgotten Pedagogue of American Philosophy.
2. den Ouden, B., Professor, University of Hartford, USA. Aspects of Philosophies of the Will from Kant to Nietzsche.
3. Nicholson, C., Professor, Rider University, USA. Collingwood and Rorty on the Role of Philosophy.
4. Hales, S., Professor, Bloomsburg University, USA. No Time Travel for Presentists.
5. Zardini, E., Researcher, University of St. Andrews, U.K. Following – From and Transitivity.
6. Peterson, A., Ph.D. Student, University of Notre Dame, USA. Matter and Form, Number and Nows: An Analogy for Understanding Aristotle's Account of Time.
21:30 - 23:00 GREEK NIGHT AND DINNER
Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008
(The time for each session includes a 10 minutes coffee break)
08:00-09:30 Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008
Session IX: Philosophy and Religious Thought
Chair: den Ouden, B., Professor, University of Hartford, USA.
1. Richard, W., Professor, Hamilton College, USA. Hope and the Ethics of Belief.
2. Tavakoly, G., Assistant Professor, University of Isfahan, Iran. Maimonides on Negative Theology.
3. Bolyard, C., Assistant Professor, James Madison University, USA. The Ontological Status of Matter in Duns Scotus’ Metaphysics Commentary.
09:30-11:00 Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008
Session X: Philosophy and Science
Chair: Richard, W., Professor, Hamilton College, USA.
1. Purdy, L., Professor, Wells College, Aurora, NY, USA. A Bioethics Perspective on Transsexual Procedures.
2. Sanford, G., Associate Professor, Sam Houston State University, USA. Philosophy of Science and the Science Curriculum.
3. McEvoy, M., Assistant Professor, Hofstra University, USA. Godel, Mathematical Knowledge and Scepticism.
4. Farnum, J., Philosophy Instructor, Portland Community College, USA. On the Revealing/Concealing Dialectic: Toward a Phenomenology of Technology.
11:00-12:30 Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008
Session XI: Platonic Philosophy - Aristotelian Philosophy
Chair: Purdy, L., Professor, Wells College, Aurora, NY, USA.
1. Fendt, G., Professor, University of Nebraska, USA. Geometries of Regime in Republic: The Best city/soul and its Five Inferiors.
2. Lee, W.L. Professor, University of Bloomsburg, USA. Aristotle’s Conception of Life and its Significance for Feminist Theory.
3. Papageorgiou, A., Researcher, University of Tampere, Finland. The Aristotelian conception of Law: Undemocratic or just Democratic?
4. Kyriacou, C., PhD Student, University of Edinburgh, UK. Plato, Moore and Ethical Nonnaturalism.
12:30-14:00 Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008
Session XII: Aesthetics/Philosophy on the Individual and Society
Chair: Dr. Chrysoula Gitsoulis, Academic Member, ATINER & Adjuct Lecturer, Baruch College, CUNY, USA..
1. Doppelt, J., Professor, University of California, San Diego, USA. The Place of Self-Respect in a Theory of Social Justice.
2. Ward, A., Lecturer, University of York, U.K. Reasons and Causes for an Aesthetic Response.
3. Van Impe, S., Ph.D. Student, Ghent University, Belgium. Kant’s Historical-Teleological Views on the Establishment of Political and Ethical Communities.
4. McLuckie, A., Ph.D. Student, Stanford University, Canada. Towards a Kantian Anthropology: The Question of Human Being in Kant’s Groundwork and Second Critique.
5. Cevher Aydin, K.B., Ph.D. Student, Bogazici University, Turkey. All Poets Are Out! Or?
6. Vandenabeele, B., Professor, Ghent University, Belgium. Burke and Kant on the Social Nature of Aesthetic Experience.
15:00-16:30 Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008
Session XIII: Epistomological Issues
Chair: Doppelt, J., Professor, University of California, San Diego, USA.
1. Mahoney, J., Assistant Professor, Kansas State University, USA. Objectivity and the Second-Person Standpoint.
2. Lammey, M., Instructor, Miami Dade College, USA. A Defense of Epistemological Standpoint Theory.
3. Fassio, D., PhD Student, University of Padua, Italy & Carrara, M., Professor, University of Padua, Italy. Logically Unknowable Propositions: A Criticism to Tennant’s Three-Partition of Anti-Cartesian Propositions.
4. O’ Loughlin, I., Ph.D. Student, University of Idaho, USA. Hypothesizing Ignorance: The Impossibility of Rational Discourse on Skepticism
16:30-18:00 Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008
Session XIV: Philosophy and Contemporary Issues
Chair: Mahoney, J., Assistant Professor, Kansas State University, USA.
1. Findler, R., Professor and Chair of Philosophy, Slippery Rock University, USA. Martin Heidegger’s Essay on the Anaximander Fragment.
2. Avila, M., Associate Professor, California State University Fullerton, USA. Human Rights as Criteria for Toleration.
3. Hassoun, N., Assistant Professor, Carnegie Mellon University, USA. Human Rights, Needs, and Autonomy. (Tuesday, June 3rd , 2008)
4. David, D.M., Associate Professor, University Dimitrie Cantemir, Roumania & Florea, C.V., Lecturer, University Dimitrie Cantemir, Roumania. Possible Paradigm of the Romanian “Transition” for European Integration (Social Cultural Changes).
5. Bagheri, K., Professor, University of Tehran, Iran. An Examination of Richard Rorty’s Neo-Pragma. Educational Views.
18:00-19:00 Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008
Session XV: Twentieth Century British Philosophy
1. Holman, E., Associate Professor,
Demircioglu, E., Phd Student,
M., Lecturer, The
4. Wallis, C., Associate Professor, California State University, USA. The Generality Problem Weapon of Mass Naturalist Destruction or Neo-Conservative Boondoggle.
19:00-20:00 Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008
Session XVI: Philosophy and the Politics of Democracy
E., Associate Professor,
1. Swindler, J., Professor,
2. Peres, P., Professor and Researcher, Federal
3. James, D., Postdoctoral Fellow,
4. Wisnewski, J. J., Assistant Professor,
Levinskaya, V., Professor,
20:30 - 21:30 DINNER
Tour: Departure at 08:30 a.m. Return at 16:30
Thursday, June 5th, 2008
CRUISE: Departure at 07:00 a.m. Return at 20:30