3rd International Conference on Philosophy

 

June 2-5, 2008

Athens, Greece

 

PROGRAM

 

Organized by the Philosophy Research Unit of the

 

ATHENS INSTITUTE FOR EDUCATION AND RESEARCH

(AT.IN.E.R.)

 

 

Conference Venue: GSEVEE Amphitheater, 46 Aristotelous Street (close to Victoria Metro Station)

Organized by: ATINEP A.E. (atinerae@atiner.gr)

Administration: Fani Balaska, Eirini Lentzou, Thomas Papanikos, Sylia Sakka

  

Organizing and Scientific Committee

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

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

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

4.        Dr. Patricia Hanna, Professor, University of Utah, USA.

5.        Dr. Panayotis Zamaros, Professor, ECMU, Switzerland.

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

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

8.        Dr. Margarita Kefalaki, Researcher, ATINER.

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

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

11.   Ioannis Vamvakitis, Associate Tutor in Media and Film, University of Sussex, U.K.

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

13.   Anastasios Pagiaslis, Ph.D. Student, University of Ioannina, Greece.

14.   Raymond Paul Petridis Tzombanos, Ph.D. Student, New School for Social Research, USA.

 

 

 

 

 


CONFERENCE PROGRAM

 

Monday, June 2nd, 2008

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

 

07:30-08:00 Registration

08:00-08:10 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

 

08:10-09:30 Monday, June 2nd 2008

Session I: Ancient Philosophy

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

1.   Alexandrakis, A., Professor, Barry University, USA. Epicurus' Notion of Love; His Pythagorean Roots and the Zorba Lifestyle.

2.   Long, R., Associate Professor, Auburn University, USA. Thrasymachus and the Relational Conception of Authority.

3.   Dentsoras, D., Assistant Professor, University of Manitoba, Canada. Seneca and the Old Stoics on Suicide.

4.   Maniatis, Y.N., Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Cyprus, Cyprus. Daimon in Heraclitus: God or Superhuman Being?

5.   Hussain, H., PhD Student, University of Oklahoma, USA. More Familiar to Us vs. More Familiar Simpliciter.

 

09:30-11:00 Monday, June 2nd 2008

Session II: Philosophy and Conflict

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

 

1.   Conio, A., Lecturer, University of Wolverhampton, U.K. Philosophising the Inhuman Subject. 

2.   Oberst, J.L., Lecturer, University of New Mexico, USA. The Abolition of War A Philosophical Imperative. (Monday, 2nd June 2008)

3.   Coelho, M.-J., Doctoral Philosophy Student, Universidade Nova Lisboa, Philosophy Department, Portugal. The Ethical Character of the debt towards the Victims: Narrative as Privileged Mediation of Memory?

 

11:00-12:30 Monday, June 2nd 2008

Session III: Philosophy and Ethics

Chair: McEvoy, M., Assistant Professor, Hofstra University, USA.

1.   Whitbeck, C., Emeritus Professor, Case Western Reserve University, USA. The Centrality of (Prospective) Responsibility in Practical and Professional Ethics.

2.   Garrett, R., Professor, Bentley College, USA. Golden Rule: The Unrecognized Goldtime.

3.   Savellos, E., Professor, SUNY Geneseio, USA. Apologies and Moral Harm.

4.   Ang, J., Ph.D. Student, The University of Queensland, Singapore. Thinking and Ignoring Conscience.

5.   Briggle, A., Ph.D. Student, University of Twente, The Netherlands. The Ethics of Computer Games: A Character Approach.

6.   Moose, D., Undergraduate, University of Arkansas, USA. Moral Responsibility and Intention: An Exploration of Guidance Control and the Principle of Alternate Possibilities

7.   Meckled-Garcia, S., Lecturer, University College London, U.K. Principles, their Subjects and their Domains: Methodology in Formulating Moral Principles.

 

12:30-14:00 Monday, June 2nd 2008

Session IV: Philosophy and Post-Modernism - Themes in Modern European Philosophy

Chair: Alexandrakis, A., Professor, Barry University, USA.

1.   Ponzer, H., Assistant Professor, Molloy College, USA. Hegels Dialectic as Bridge between Analytic and Continental Philosophy.

2.   Rivera, J., Assistant Professor, University of Evora, Portugal. An Ethical Meontology: The "Assumption of Noting" in the Thought of José Marinho (1904-1975).

3.   Trisokkas, L., Researcher, University of Warwick, UK. Reason and Unification of Truth-Claims: Hegels Early Response to Pyrrhonian Scepticism.

4.   Weiss. R., PhD Student, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. The Moral Theory of Emile Durkheim.

5.   Khurri, R., Professor, Lebanese American University, Lebanon. The Elusive Dynamics of Reality in pre-Socratic Thought and Existentialism

 

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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 Austers 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 Foucaults 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., Wittgensteins 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. Aristotles 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. Kants 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 Kants 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.

 

14:00-15:00 LUNCH

 

 

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 Tennants 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 Heideggers 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 Rortys Neo-Pragma. Educational Views.

 

 

18:00-19:00 Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008

Session XV: Twentieth Century British Philosophy

Chair: Avila, M., Associate Professor, California State University Fullerton, USA.

1.     Holman, E., Associate Professor, George Mason University, USA. Panpsychism, Physicalism and the Russellian Theory of Mind

2.     Demircioglu, E., Phd Student, University of Pittsburgh, USA. Supervenience and Reductive Physicalism. .

3.     Suzuki, M., Lecturer, The Ohio State University, USA. Blackburns Supervenience Argument against Moral Realism. 

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

Chair: Holman, E., Associate Professor, George Mason University, USA.

1. Swindler, J., Professor, Illinois State University, USA. Rationalist Grounds for Pragmatist Democracy.

2. Peres, P., Professor and Researcher, Federal University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. The Political Philosophies of Deadlocked Democracy: Pluralism and Economic Liberalism Reasoning on Contemporary Politics.

3. James, D., Postdoctoral Fellow, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Fichte on the Amoral State and Freedom.

4. Wisnewski, J. J., Assistant Professor, Hartwick College, USA. Its about Time: Defusing the Ticking Bomb Argument.

5. Levinskaya, V., Professor, Westminster International University in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Socio and Politico Philosophical Ideas in Theories of Central Asian Thinkers.

 

20:30 - 21:30 DINNER

 

Wednesday, June 4th, 2008

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