7th Annual International Symposium on Religion & Theology
23-26 May 2022, Athens, Greece
Program (Athens Local Time)
(Note 1: the program is organized along time slots and not according to common theme)
(Note 2: at the end of each time slot questions and discussions will follow)
Monday 23 May 2022
Opening and Welcoming Remarks:
- Gregory T. Papanikos, President, ATINER
- William O’Meara, Head, Philosophy Unit, ATINER & Professor, Department of Philosophy and Religion, James Madison University, USA.
10:00-11:30 TIME SLOT 1 – MORNING PRESENTATIONS
Time Slot 1a
Time Slot 1b
- Niclas Lindstrom, Associate Professor, Umeå University, Sweden.
Lars Samuelsson, Associate Professor, Umeå University, Sweden.
Title: Internal vs External Impartiality and the Requirement of Universalizability.
- Atli Hardarson, Professor, University of Iceland, Iceland.
Title: Can Attempts to Make Schools more Reliable Render Them Less Trustworthy?
- Gregory Morgan, Associate Professor, Stevens Institute of Technology, USA.
Title: Prospects for Philosophy of Virology.
- Barbara Pemberton, Professor, Ouachita Baptist University, USA.
Title: Job: Servant of Yahweh – Prophet of Allah.
- Alice Reininger, Freelance Scientist, Austria.
Title: William Blake: Mental Slavery and his Visions of mental Freedom.
11:30-13:00 TIME SLOT 2 – MORNING PRESENTATIONS
Time Slot 2a
Time Slot 2b
- Ivana Batarelo Kokić, Professor, University of Split, Croatia.
Tonći Kokić, Associate Professor, University of Split, Croatia.
Title: Teaching Philosophy of Science: The Oparin Hypothesis as Outdated Scientific Theory.
- Dylan Skurka, PhD Student, York University, Canada.
Title: Seeking Oneness: Zhuangzi and Psychedelics.
- Lisa Yount, Associate Professor, Savannah State University, USA.
Murray Skees, Assistant Professor, University of South Carolina Beaufort, USA.
Title: Epistemic Closure’ in Contemporary Politics: Extreme Confirmation Bias as Epistemic Injustice.
- Zoltán Gyenge, Professor, University of Szeged, Hungary.
Title: The Debate as Mono-Dialogue – Comments on the Question of Philosophical Discourse.
- Claudia Simone Dorchain, Researcher, Profiler´s Academy, Germany.
Title: Crime is a language II: Hyperviolence and Georges Bataille´s Concept of the Souvereign.
13:00-14:30 TIME SLOT 3 – NOON PRESENTATIONS
- Maria Lucia Mello de Oliveira Cacciola, Senior Professor, University of São Paulo, Brazil.
Title: Atypical idealism of Schopenhauer.
- Ana Carolina Soliva Soria, Associate Professor, Federal University of São Carlos, Brazil.
Title: The World Reflected in Abstract Concepts: The Problem of Philosophical Discourse in Arthur Schopenhauer.
- Tennyson Samraj, Professor, Burman University, Canada.
Title: Metaphysics: Intelligible Questions and the Explicable World of Intentionality.
15:30-17:30 TIME SLOT 4 – AFTERNOON PRESENTATIONS
- Ettore Barbagallo, Research Fellow, Technical University of Kaiserslautern, Germany.
Title: Is Reality Constructed Or Constituted? From Constructivism to Phenomenology.
- Ivanilde Aparecida Vieira Cardoso Fracalossi, Postdoctoral Student, Federal University of São Carlos, Brazil.
Title: Philosophical Reason and Common Understanding in the Justification of Freedom.
- Gustavo Araújo Batista, Professor, University of Uberaba, Brazil.
Title: Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Principles of Philosophy of Religion According to the Profession of Faith of the Savoian Vicar.
- Nydia Lara Zavala, Professor, National University of Mexico, Mexico.
Title: Thales of Miletus: Thinking About Nature as an Engineer.
17:30-19:30 TIME SLOT 5 – AFTERNOON PRESENTATIONS
- Lex Newman, Associate Professor, The University of Utah, USA.
Title: Lessons from Descartes on the Role of Free Will in Belief Formation.
- Mark Rozahegy, Researcher, Concordia University, Canada.
Title: Reading the Opening Lines of the Metaphysics thought the lens of Cultural Genocide.
- Stephen Sullivan, Associate Professor, Edinboro University, USA.
Title: Abrahamic Theism, Free Will, and Eternal Torment.
- Pavel Stankov, Graduate Assistant, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa, USA.
Title: The AIR Theory of Consciousness and Working Memory: A Suggestion for Revision.
Tuesday 24 May 2022
08:00-11:00 TIME SLOT 6 – MORNING PRESENTATIONS
Time Slot 6a
Time Slot 6b
- Aya Kitago, Researcher, Hokkaido University, Japan.
Title: Aristotle’s Categories and Substance in Posterior Analytics A.22.
- Masahiro Matsuo, Professor, Hokkaido University, Japan.
Title: New Phase of Philosophical Value Judgment Argument Found in the L’Aquila Trial.
- António dos Santos Queirós, Professor, Lisbon University, Portugal.
Title: One Country, Two Systems. Understand the Paradox of the Last Hong Kong Crisis.
- Yashar Jeirani, Lecturer, Islamic Azad University, Iran.
Title: The Cold King: Eros and Politics in Xenophon’s Cyropaedia.
- Dorota Tymura, Assistant Professor, Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Poland.
Title: Antisthenes of Athens as ἱατρὸς ψυχῆς.
- Daniel Hill, Senior Lecturer, University of Liverpool, UK.
Title: The Ethics of Entrapment: A Dirty Hands Problem?
Old and New-An Educational Urban Walk
The urban walk ticket is not included as part of your registration fee. It includes transportation costs and the cost to enter the Parthenon and the other monuments on the Acropolis Hill. The urban walk tour includes the broader area of Athens. Among other sites, it includes: Zappion, Syntagma Square, Temple of Olympian Zeus, Ancient Roman Agora and on Acropolis Hill: the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion, and the Parthenon. The program of the tour may be adjusted, if there is a need beyond our control. This is a private event organized by ATINER exclusively for the conference participants. Some participants have videotaped the event. Click here for an example.
11:00-12:30 TIME SLOT 7 – MORNING PRESENTATIONS
Time Slot 7a
Time Slot 7b
- Vincent Bozzino, Researcher, University of London, University of Oxford/Cambridge, UK.
Title: In Defense of Doubt. A New Paradigm (in the study) of Skepticism.
- Franck Colotte, Researcher, Centre Léon Robin de Recherche sur la Pensée Antique, France.
Title: Cicero and Roman Practical Wisdom in the De Officiis.
- Iris Vidmar Jovanović, Assistant Professor, University of Rijeka, Croatia.
Title: Echoes of Plato’s Concerns in Contemporary Ethical Criticism of Art.
- Stephen Milford, Researcher, Basel University, Switzerland & PhD candidate, North-West University, South Africa.
Title: Potential Persons: The Absurdity of the Potential-Actual Divide in Abortion Debates. (Tuesday)
- Lipaz Shamoa-Nir, Senior Lecturer, Zefat Academic College, Israel.
Title: ‘Under the Radar’: How is the Jewish-Arab Conflict Reflected in Internal Religious Jewish Dialogue?
12:30-15:00 TIME SLOT 8 – NOON PRESENTATIONS
- Osman Nemli, Assistant Professor, Vassar College, USA.
Title: Lived Experience and the Importance of Sartre’s Existential Psychoanalytic Biographies.
- Gary Percesepe, Adjunct Professor, Fordham University, USA.
Title: “Tweaking the Spectacle: Détournement from Debord to Bansky”.
- Anita Leirfall, Associate Professor, University of Bergen, Norway.
Title: On the Perception of Forces. Some Kantian Reflections.
- Rick Jarow, Professor, Vassar College, USA.
Title: Nostos: Visions of “Home” in the Indian and Greek Epic Literatures.
- Nicholas Smith, Professor, Lewis & Clark College, USA.
Title: “Childish Frivolity”: Plato’s Socrates on the Interpretation of Poetry. (Tuesday)
16:00-18:00 TIME SLOT 9 – AFTERNOON PRESENTATIONS
- Elisa Ravasio, Independent Researcher, Italy.
Title: A Stinging Citizen: Socrates “The Gadfly” as a Political Model.
- Janine Jones, Associate Professor, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, USA.
Title: Ruchell Magee: A Political Prisoner of the United States.
- James Downey, Associate Professor, Hollins University, USA.
Title: On Souls and Forms.
- Marc Kaufman, PhD Candidate, Florida State University, USA.
Title: Stoic Virtue and the Pursuit of a Meaningful Meaning in Life.
18:00-20:00 TIME SLOT 10 – AFTERNOON PRESENTATIONS
- Alexandre Campaneli Aguiar Maia, Professor, Integrated Faculties of Vitoria, Brazil.
Title: Human Rights and Brazilian Folklore: Understanding and Social Tolerance through Narratives.
- Ivonne Pallares Vega, Professor, Autonomous University of the State of Morelos, Mexico.
Title: Properties, Subsets and Truth Values.
- Taylor Terzek, Doctor of Ministry Student, Northern Seminary, USA.
Title: Gospel Language in NT Context: Perfecting the Concept.
- Chin-Tai Kim, Professor, Case Western Reserve University, USA.
Title: A Critique of Kant’s Ethics and Philosophy of Religion.
- Chrysoula Gitsoulis, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Baruch College, City University of New York, USA.
Title: What Do Hippocrates’ Doctor and Aristotle’s Poet Share in Common?
Greek Home-Made Dinner (includes the traditional Greek household hospitality and quality)
Wednesday 25 May 2022
Educational Islands Cruise
Thursday 26 May 2022