2nd  International Conference on Philosophy

 

June 4-7, 2007

Athens, Greece

 

PROGRAM

 Organized by

 

ATHENS INSTITUTE FOR EDUCATION AND RESEARCH (AT.IN.E.R.)

 

 

Conference Venue: University of Athens  30 Panepistimiou Avenue (Metro Station Panepistimiou) and National Bank of Greece, 30 Omirou Street.

  

    Organizing AND SCIENTIFIC Committee

 

1.     Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos, President and Director, ATINER.

1.     Dr. Nicholas Pappas, Vice-President of ATINER  & Professor, Sam Houston State University, USA.

2.     Dr. Marina Stefania Giannakaki, Deputy Head, Research Unit of Education, ATINER.

3.     Chrysoula Gitsoulis, Academic Member, ATINER & Adjuct Lecturer, Baruch College, CUNY, USA.

4.     Dr. Ebru Gokdag, Academic Member, ATINER & Assistant Professor, Anadolu University, Turkey.

5.     Dr. Scott Nelson, Academic Member, ATINER & Assistant Professor, Virginia Tech, USA.

6.     Dr. Donald V. Poochigian, Academic Member, ATINER & Professor, University of North Dakota, USA.

7.     Dr. Ioannis Stivachtis, Academic Member of ATINER and Director, International Studies Program Virginia Tech - Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, USA.

8.     Dr. John Kelvyn Richards, Academic Member, ATINER.

9.     Penelope Voutsina, Academic Member, ATINER.

10.   Dr. Theophile Theophanides, Academic Member, ATINER & Honorary Professor, National Technical University of Athens, Greece & University of Montreal, Canada.

 

Administration

Fani Balaska, Natasa Filiou, Eirini Lentzou , Thomas Papanikos, Sylia Sakka.


CONFERENCE PROGRAM

 (The time for each session includes a 10 minutes coffee break)

 

Monday, June 4th, 2007

 

07:15-08:00 Registration (University of Athens  30 Panepistimiou Avenue)

08:00-08:30 Welcome and Opening Remarks

Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos, President and Director, ATINER, Greece

Dr. Nicholas Pappas, Vice-President of ATINER  & Associate Professor, Sam Houston State University, USA

 

08:30-10:00 Monday, June 4th, 2007

08:30-10:00 Monday, June 4th, 2007

Room A (30 Panepistimiou Avenue)

Session I: Plato and Platonism

Chair: Nicholas Pappas, Vice-President of ATINER  & Professor, Sam Houston State University, USA.

 

Albrecht, V., Instructor, New York City College of Technology, USA. Platos Notions of Eidôlon and Eikôn as Semantic and Cognitive Intermediaries.

Bae, E., Sessional Teaching Assistant, University of Toronto, Canada. Are Plato's Forms Stuffs?

Eckert, M., Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts, USA. Is Platos Apology a Dialogue?

Friedman, J.I., Professor Emeritus, University of California Davis, USA. Modal Platonism is a Threat to Platonism.

 

 

08:30-10:00 Monday, June 4th, 2007

Room B (30 Panepistimiou Avenue)

Session II: Aesthetics

Chair:  Ralph Acampora., Associate Professor, Hofstra University, USA 

 

Schwartz, M., PhD Student, Dalhousie University, Canada & Coxon, K., PhD Student, Queens University, Canada. Gender and the Everyday Aesthetics of Food.

Fuller, G., Associate Professor, Central Michigan University, USA. Appreciative Understanding vs. Mere Intellectual Understanding of Music.

Snider, G., University of Saskatchewan, Canada. Redefining the Interdisciplinary Nature of Philosophy and Music: On the Pre-eminence of Musica theorica over Musia practica.

Ribeiro, A-C., Assistant Professor, Texas Tech University, USA. Aesthetic Properties: The Case of Poetry.

 


10:00-11:30   Monday, June 4th, 2007

 10:00-11:30 Monday, June 4th 2007

Room A (30 Panepistimiou Avenue)

Session III: Socrates and Plato

Chair: Theophile Theophanides, Academic Member, ATINER & Honorary Professor, National Technical University of Athens, Greece & University of Montreal, Canada.

 

Green, J.S., Teaching Fellow, King's Colege London, UK. Technê, Wisdom and the Vessel: the Apology 20d-23b and the Protagoras 313c-314b.

Macedo, E., PhD Student, University of Toronto, Canada. Philosophy to the Few: Socrates as a Embodied Philosophy.

Mulvey, B., PhD Student, Rice University, USA. The Role of Dialectic in the Epistemology of the Republic.

Baumgartner, W., Lecturer, University of Queensland, Australia. Existential Intuitionism the True Philosophy of Life.  

Privitello, L., Assistant Professor, Richard Stockton College of New Jersey Knowledge as Critical Thought: Teaching the Theaetetus with the Help of Socrates.

 

10:00-11:30 Monday, June 4th, 2007

Room B (30 Panepistimiou Avenue)

Session IV: Islamic Philosophical Tradition

Chair: Ebru Gokdag, Academic Member, ATINER & Assistant Professor, Anadolu University, Turkey.

 

Endut, M., Lecturer, University Technology Petronas, Malaysia & Hamat, M., Lecturer, University of Malaysia, Malaysia. Al-Ghazzalis Epistemological Thought on the Sources of Knowledge: Its Relation to Critical Thinking.  

Fathtaheri, A., Assistant Professor, Imam Khomeini International University, Iran. Mulla Sadra on Causality.

 

 


11:30-13:00 Monday, June 4th, 2007

11:30-13:00 Monday, June 4th, 2007

Room A (30 Panepistimiou Avenue)

Session V: Ancient Philosophy

Chair: Jonas Green, Teaching Fellow, King's Colege London, UK

 

Hesamifar, A., Assistant Professor, Imam Khomeini International University, Iran. Alexander of Aphrodisias on the Intellect.

Pachoumi, E., PhD Student, University of Newcastle, UK. The Concept of Personal Daimon in the Greek Magical Papyri.

Collinson, H., PhD Student, The University of Manchester, UK. Consciousness in the Works of Vasubandhu: A Reinterpretation of Vijnapti-Matra in the Context of the Bodhisattva Ideal.

Bruseker G., Ph.D. Student, University of Athens, Greece. The Conquests of Alexander and Greek Knowledge of Indian Philosophy: a Context of Understanding. 

 

 

11:30-13:00 Monday, June 4th 2007

Room B (30 Panepistimiou Avenue)

Session VI: Philosophy and History

Chair: Chrysoula Gitsoulis, Adjunct Lecturer, City College, City University of New York, USA.

 

Tripodi, V., PhD Student, University of Rome La Sapienza, Italy. Statements about the Past and Ways of Verifying.

Tsvetkov, E., Associate Professor, Kazan State Technological University, Russia. From Consciousness of a History to a History of Consciousness.

Sembou, E., Sessional Lecturer, Birkbeck College, UK. Hegel and Foucault Re-visited.

Salazar, H., Ph.D. Student, University of California, USA. Competition and Reasons of Autonomy: A Rejection of Korsgaards Theory of Reasons.

 

 

 


13:00-14:30 Monday, June 4th , 2007

13:00-14:30 Monday, June 4th 2007

Room A (30 Panepistimiou Avenue)

Session VII: Aristototle and Aristotelianism

Chair: Eleni Pachoumi, PhD Student, University of Newcastle, UK.

 

Hewitt, A., Assistant Professor, CUNY, USA. Exploring Aristotelian Justice.

Scheiter, K., PhD Student, University of Pennsylvania, USA. Shedding Light on Aristotles Light Analogy.

Tahko, T., PhD Student, University of Durham, UK. The Aristotelian Method and Aristotelian Metaphysics.

Lebens, C., Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin, USA. Agency under Oppression and the Aristotelian Practical Syllogism.

Schumacher, E., PhD Student, Cheyney University, USA. Logos as Radical Analogy: Aristotle with Nothing to Say or on Becoming Vocal.

Stein, N., Ph.D. Student, University of Oxford, UK. Aristotles Causal Pluralism.

 

13:00-14:30 Monday, June 4th, 2007

Room B (30 Panepistimiou Avenue)

Session VIII: Philosophy of Religion

Chair: Evangelia Sembou, Sessional Lecturer, Birkbeck College, UK.

 

Bowditch, N., Assistant Professor, The American University in Cairo, Egypt. On the Secondary Status of the Principles of Religion in Humes Natural History of Religion.

O Meara, W., Professor, James Madison University, USA. An Evaluation of Freuds Concept of Morality and God.

Muenster, H., PhD Student, University of Munich, Germany. Deconstructing God-On the Logical and Conceptual Clarification of the Problem of Evil.

Nolan, L., Associate Professor, California State University, USA. Malebranche on Intelligible Extension and Vision in God.

Lehtonen, T., Lecturer, University of Vaasa, Finland. The Question of Ineffability in Semantics and Negative Theology.

 


14:30-15:30 LUNCH

 

 

15:30-17:00 Monday, June 4th, 2007

 

15:30-17:00 Monday, June 4th 2007

Room A: (30 Panepistimiou Avenue)

Session IX: Medieval Philosophy

Chair: Marina Stefania Giannakaki, Deputy Head, Research Unit of Education, ATINER.

 

Ahmad, I., Assistant Professor, International Islamic University, Malaysia. The Added Dimension of Reason in the Comprehension of Revelation in Two Medieval Religious Traditions: Incorporating Reason in Aquinas and Ibn Rushd.

Golozubov, O., Associate Professor, Kharkiv National University, Ukraine. The Franciscan Concepts of Joy, Laughter and Foolishness in the Postmodern Context.

Goodman, J., Assistant Professor, James Madison University, USA. The Hollow Truth of Ockhams Razor.

Scholl, A., Assistant Professor, American University Kuwait, Kuwait. Throwing out Scholastic Metaphysics with the Bathwater?

 

15:30-17:00 Monday, June 4th 2007

Room B (30 Panepistimiou Avenue)

Session X: Political Philosophy I

Chair: William O Meara, Associate Professor, James Madison University, USA.

 

Huang, H., Assistant Professor, Chinese Culture University, Taiwan. The Problems of Hobbess Concept of the Sovereign.

Sezer, D., Assistant Professor, Izmir University of Economics, Turkey. Rousseau and Schiller on Art and Politics: Two Versions of Republicanism.

McCormick, M., PhD Student, Catholic University of America, USA. Hegels Inverted World: The Transition from Consciousness to Self Consciousness: a Look at Force and Understanding. (Monday June 4th, 2007, late afternoon)

Winter, M., Associate Professor, University of St. Thomas, USA. What are the Prospects for Armchair Ethics? (Monday June, 4th, 2007)

 

 

 

17:00-19:00 Monday, June 4th 2007

 17:00-18:30 Monday, June 4th 2007

Room B (30 Panepistimiou Avenue)

Session XI: Political Philosophy II

Chair: Michael Winter, Associate Professor, University of St. Thomas, USA.

 

Grumley, J., Lecturer, University of Sydney, Australia. Politics in Dark Times: Sovereignty and the Campus in Arendt and Agamben

Rudisill, J., Assistant Professor, The College of Wooster, USA. Re-centering the Subject: Making a Case for Robust Liberalism.

Healy, P., Lecturer, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia. Rethinking Deliberative Democracy: From Deliberative Discourse to Transformative Dialogue.

Caffieri, V., PhD Student, University of Pisa, Italy. The Concept of Entlastung in Arnold Gehlen

Cohen, A., Assistant Professor, Georgia State University, USA. Emotions in Exchanges: On Hard-headed Economics Capturing the Soft Side of Life.

Coleman, N.A.T., Ph.D. Student, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA. School Choice, School Selection, and Equal Opportunity.

 

 

 

20:30 - 22:30 GREEK NIGHT AND DINNER

  

08:30-10:00 Tuesday, June 5th, 2007

 

08:30-10:00 Tuesday, June 5th,  2007

Room A (30 Omirou Street)

Session XII: Ethics I

Chair: Jan-Christoph Heilinger, Researcher, Berlin-Brandenburg Akademy of Sciences, Germany

 

Stewart, O., MA Student, University of Aukland, New Zealand. The Feminine I in Levinasian Ethics.

Martinez, J., Assistant Professor, Lewis and Clark College, USA. Should we believe our ethical theories? Virtue, Self-effacement and Moral Education.

 

 

 

08:30-10:00 Tuesday, June 5th, 2007

Room B (30 Omirou Street)

Session XIII: Early Modern Philosophy

Chair: David Patterson, Bornblum Chair in Judaic Studies, University of Memphis, USA.

 

Cortest, L., Associate Professor, University of Oklahoma, USA. Moshe Almosnino and Classical Philosophy.

Green, K., Assistant Professor, East Tennesse State University, USA. Spinoza on Hatred.

Duram, J.M., Lecturer, Free University Berlin, German. The Engendering Artist - Ficino's Reading of Plato's Symposium.

Weck, D., Ph.D. Student, University of Pennsylvania, USA. The Possibility of Cartesian Science

 

 

 

08:30-10:00 Tuesday, June 5th, 2007

Room C (30 Omirou Street)

Session XIV: Nietzsche and Nietzschian Philosophy

Chair:  Patricia Hanna, Associate Professor, University of Utah, USA.

 

Acampora, C., Associate Professor, Hunter College and The Graduate Center City University of New York, USA. On the Nature of Nietzsche's Naturalism and its Contemporary Contribution.

Heise, D., Assistant Professor, Humboldt State University, USA. Nietzsches Ontology of Force and the Instability of the Ubermensche.

Petridis-Tzombanos, R.P., PhD Student, New School for Social Research, USA. The Philosophical Importance of Tragedy in Nietzsches Work.

 

 

 


10:00-11:30 Tuesday, June 5th, 2007

 

10:00-11:30 Tuesday, June 5th, 2007

Room A (30 Omirou Street)

Session XV: Ethics II

Chair: Joel David Martinez, Assistant Professor, Lewis and Clark College, USA.

 

McCabe, M., Assistant Professor, Washington College, USA. The Physician-Patient Relationship: An Aretaic Formulation.

Heilinger, J.C., Researcher, Berlin-Brandenbur Akademy of Sciences, Germany. Human Nature, Human Enhancement, and Human Freedom: Anthropological and Ethical Aspects.

Nissen, G., Ph.D. Student, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. Moral Objectivity and Altruistic Adaptations.

 

 

 

10:00-11:30 Tuesday, June 5th, 2007

Room B (30 Omirou Street)

Session XVI: The Concept of Time

Chair: Raymond Petridis-Tzombanos, PhD Student, New School for Social Research, USA. 

 

Erdem, E., Researcher, Ankara University, Turkey. Craig and His Concept of Eternity.

Cala Vitery, F., Researcher, Universidad Militar Nueva Granada, Colombia. The Metaphysics of Spacetime Relationism.

 

 

10:00-11:30 Tuesday, June 5th, 2007

Room C (30 Omirou Street)

Session XVII :  Epistemology

Chair: Christa Davis Acampora, Associate Professor, Hofstra University, USA

 

Chrudzimski, A., Assistant Professor, University of Salzburg, Austria. The Gettier Problem Reconsidered.

Vassallo, N., Professor, University of Genoa, Italy & Bianchi, C., Associate Professor, University of San Raffaele, Italy. Grounding Semantic Contextualism on Epistemological Contextualism.

Fernandez, D., PhD Student, New School for Social Research, USA. Beyond the Given and the Social: On Normativity and Non-Reductive Naturalized Cognition.

Murzi, J., Ph.D. Student, University of Sheffield, UK. Lotteries, Knowledge and Vagueness.

 

 

 


11:30-13:00 Tuesday, June 5th, 2007

 

11:30-13:00 Tuesday, June 5th, 2007

Room A (30 Omirou Street)

Session XVIII : Ethics III

Chair: Matthew McCabe, Assistant Professor, Washington College, USA.

 

Dolske, G., Lecturer, California State Polytechnic University, USA. The Development of Character: Virtue Ethics and the Existentialist Novel.

Michael, M., Associate Professor, Austin Peay State University, USA. Utilitarianism, Obligation, and Significant Sacrifice.

Fritsch, M., Associate Professor, Concordia University, Canada. The Origin of Responsibility

11:30-13:00 Tuesday, June 5th, 2007

Room B (30 Omirou Street)

Session XIX: Philosophy and Human Rights

Chair: Jari Niemi, Assistant Professor, Florida Atlantic University, USA.

 

Garrett, J., Professor, Western Kentucky University, USA. The Doubtful Descent of Human Rights from Stoicism.

Marcellino, C., PhD Student, University of Catania, Italy. The Revive of The Human Rights.

Nicholson, C., Associate Professor, Rider University, USA. Global Justice after Rawls:  Kantian and Hegelian Strategies.

Niemi, J., Assistant Professor, Florida Atlantic University, USA. Habermas Defense of Liberalism

11:30-13:00 Tuesday, June 5th, 2007

Room C (30 Omirou Street)

Session XX: Ontology

Chair: Ebru Gokdag, Academic Member, ATINER & Assistant Professor, Anadolu University, Turkey.

 

Adams, F., Chair, University of Delaware, USA. Toward Closure on Closure.

Poochigian, D., Professor, University of North Dakota, USA. Abstraction and the Interpretation of Quality.

Bremer, M., Lecturer, University of Dusseldorf, Germany. Truth in Internal Realism.

Vasileiou, K., Ph.D. Student, Paris 1 Sorbonne, France. Being-in-the-Cyberworld: Cyberculture and the Ends of Man.

 

 

 

13:00-14:00 LUNCH                           

 

 

14:00-15:30 Tuesday, June 5th, 2007

 

14:00-15:30 Tuesday, June 5th, 2007

Room A (30 Omirou Street)

Session XXI : Ethics IV

Chair: Matthias Fritsch, Associate Professor, Concordia University, Canada.

 

Schiltz, E., Assistant Professor, College of Wooster, USA. Weeds are the Bane of Fields; Desire is the bane of Mankind:  Desire, Intentional Actions, and the Good Life.

Yamaguchi, J., Associate Professor, Metro State College of Denver, USA. Hero-Spotting in the U.S.

Saeedimehr, M., Associate Professor, Tarbiat Modares University, Iran. The Logic of Perfection Process Theology vs. Islamic Theology.

 

14:00-15:30 Tuesday, June 5th, 2007

Room B (30 Omirou Street)

Session XXII:  The Philsophy of the Mind

Chair: Jan Garrett, Professor, Western Kentucky University, USA.

 

Platchias, D., Lecturer, University of Glasgow, UK. Are there any Qualia out There?

Hanna, P., Professor, University of Utah, USA. Chomsks Mentalism:  How Private is Private?

Katz, M., PhD Student, University of Pennsylvania, USA. Systematicity and Analog Representation

 

 

14:00-15:30 Tuesday, June 5th, 2007

Room C (30 Omirou Street)

Session XXIII:  Twentieth Century Philosophy

Chair: Konstantinos Vasileiou, Ph.D. Student, Paris 1 Panthion Sorbonne, France.

 

Diaz, J.C., Assistant Professor, Chinese Culture University, Taiwan. Foucault: The Cost of Truth and the Price of Transgression.

Patterson, D., Associate Professor, University of Memphis, USA. Emil L. Fackenheims Critique of Modern Philosophy in the Light of the Shoah.

Gitsoulis, C., Lecturer, City University of New York, USA. Wittgensteins Treatment of Philosophical Problems.

 

 

 

 

 

15:30-17:30 Tuesday, June 5th, 2007

 

15:30-17:30 Tuesday, June 5th, 2007

Room A (30 Omirou Street)

Session XXIV: Kant and Kantian Philosophy

Chair: Joanne Yamaguchi, Associate Professor, Metro State College of Denver, USA.

 

Hajihosseini, M., Associate Professor, Isfahan University, Iran. The Explanation of SadraS Philosophy by Terminology of Kants Philosophy.

Hall, B., Assistant Professor, Indiana University Southeast, USA.  A Dilemma for Kants Theory of Substance.  

Azeri, S., PhD Student, University of Ottawa, Canada. Kants Rejection of Right of Revolution.

Lee, S-K., Assistant Professor, Drew University, USA. Kants Analytic-Synthetic Distinction: A Reply to a Classical Objection.

Rasanen, E.P., Teacher, University of Tampere, Finland. Kantian Intelligibility.

Sief, M., Assistant Professor, University of Imam Khomein, Iran. Kant's Criticism of the Ontological Argument.

 

 

15:30-17:30 Tuesday, June 5th, 2007

Room B (30 Omirou Street)

Session XXV: Violence, Law and Justice

Chair: Raymond Petridis-Tzombanos, PhD Student, New School for Social Research, USA. 

 

Igrek, A., Lecturer, Central Washington University, USA. Crime, Power and Judgment: Traces of Torture in an Age of Discipline.

Durudogan, H., Assistant Professor, Koc University, Turkey. Killing in the Name of Honor.

Kaye, D., PhD Student, The New School for Social Research, USA. Levinas and Arendt on Violence and Conscience:   The Disharmony of Everyday Life

Mahoney, J., Assistant Professor, Kansas State University, USA. How to Make Sense of Law's Objective Morality.

Anderson, A.-K., PhD Student, Stockholm University, Sweden. An Alleged Contradiction in Nozick's Entitlement Theory.

 

 

 

15:30-17:30 Tuesday, June 5th, 2007

Room C (30 Omirou Street)

Session XXVI: Logic

Chair: Chrysoula Gitsoulis, Lecturer, City University of New York, USA.

 

Bonardi, P., PhD Student, University of Geneva, Italy. The Fregean Theory of Belief and the Anaphorae.

Yi, B.-U., Associate Professor, University of Toronto, Canada. Is Logic Axiomatizable?

Trisokkas, I., Researcher, University of Warwick, UK. Hegels Analysis of the Universal Concept in the Science of Logic.

O Loughlin, I., Graduate Student, University of Idaho, USA. Describing the Unspeakable and Demonstrating the Unprovable: Wittgenstein, Godel, and the Metamathematics that Wasn't.

Onof, C., Researcher, Birkbeck College, UK. Set-Theoretic Paradoxes and the Neo-Kantian Discarding of Intuition.

Snyder, C., PhD Student, The New School For Social Research, USA. Pure Mathematics and Metaphysics in Kants Critique of Pure Reason 

 

 

 

 

18:30 - 20:00 DINNER

 

 

Wednesday, June 6th, 2007

CRUISE: Departure at 7:00 a.m. Return at 8:30 p.m.

 

Thursday, June 7th, 2007

Archaeological Tour: Departure at 8:30 a.m. Return at 3:30 p.m.