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ATHENS INSTITUTE FOR EDUCATION AND RESEARCH 

International Conference on Philosophy

1-4 June 2009, Athens, Greece

 

PROGRAM

 

Sponsored by the Philosophy Research Unit of the

 ATHENS INSTITUTE FOR EDUCATION AND RESEARCH

(AT.IN.E.R.)

 

 

Conference Venue: St George Lycabettus, 2 Kleomenous Street, 106 75 Athens, Greece.

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

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

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

6.           Dr. Yiorgo Maniatis, Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Cyprus, Cyprus.

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 & Adjunct Assistant Professor, City College, City University of New York, 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.

15.       Dr. John Roufagalas, Professor, Troy University, USA & Academic Member, ATINER.

 

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

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

 

CONFERENCE PROGRAM

Monday, June 1st May 2009

8:30-9:10 Registration

9:10 9:30 Opening Remarks

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

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

 

9:30-11:00 Monday, June 1st May 2009

Session I

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

 

Session II

Chair: Kefalaki, M., Researcher, ATINER.

 

  1. Keller, J.G., Senior Lecturer, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, USA. The Practice of Dialogue: A Socratic Example.
  2. Mintoff, J., Lecturer, University of Newcastle, Australia. The Examined Life: Outline of a Neo-Socratic Argument

 

1.       Gatzia, D., Assistant Professor, The University of Akron, USA. The Individual Variability Problem.       

2.       Suman, S., Ph.D. Student, University of Zagreb, Croatia. Philosophy of Better Tomorrow: Hope in Day and Night Dreams.

3.       Lai, W.,L., Researcher, Hokkaido University, Japan. Homeostasis and the Robustness of Mental Content.

 

 

11:00 12:30 Monday, June 1st May 2009

Session III

Chair: Mintoff, J., Lecturer, University of Newcastle, Australia.

Session IV

Chair: Gatzia, D., Assistant Professor, The University of Akron, USA.

  1. *Vazquez Hernandez, D., Professor, UNAM, Mexico. Reason in Check: The Skepticism of Sextus Empiricus.
  2. Koren, A., Assistant Professor, University of Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic & Pavlikova, J., Assistant Professor, University of Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic. In what Sense is Semantic Conception of Truth Semantic?
  3. *Behme, C., Ph. D. Student, Dalhousie University, Canada. How Cartesian is Cartesian Linguistics?

1.      Matsuo, M., Professor, Hokkaido University, Japan. Philosophical Approach to the Disputes Over Global Warming Science.

2.      Palecek, M., Chair of Department of Philosophy and Social Science, University of Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic & Skybova, M., Assistant Professor, University of Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic. Cognitive Science and Methodology of Social Sciences.

 

12:30-13:30 LUNCH

  

13:30 15:30 Monday, June 1st May 2009 

Session V

Chair: *Vazquez Hernandez, D., Professor, UNAM, Mexico.

Session VI

Chair: Poochigian, D., Professor, University of North Dakota, USA.

  1. Matthis, M., Associate Professor, Lamar University, USA. The Social Foundations of the Ethical in Kierkegaards Idea of Existence.
  2. Ozdoyran, G., Ph.D. Student, Middle East Technical University, Turkey. Re-reading Kant's Antinomies from Psychoanalytic Perspective: Zizek, Copjec and Cutrofello: Sexual Difference as Antinomy in Cultural Theory.

1.      Azeri, S., Lecturer, University of Ottawa, Canada. Locke on Personal Identity: The Form of the Self.

2.      Ward, A., Lecturer, University of York, U.K. The Selfs Survival and its Freedom.

 

 

15:30 17:30 Monday, June 1st May 2009

Session VII

Chair: Gitsoulis, C., Academic Member, ATINER & Adjunct Assistant Professor, City College, City University of New York, USA.

Session VIII

Chair: Suman, S., Ph.D. Student, University of Zagreb, Croatia

  1. Wiles, A., Professor, James Madison University, USA. Plato on Truth and Falsehood. (Monday, June 1st, 2009, afternoon)
  2. Danes, J., Assistant Professor, University of Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic. Aristotle Contra Plato on Tragedy with Respect to Civic Education
  3. Huang, J.-L., Researcher, Academia Sinica, Taiwan. Law and Democracy in Plato's the Statesman 291-303
  4. Ucak, O., Researcher, Middle East Technical University, Turkey. Platos Investigation of the Possibility of Knowledge as a Common Point in His Three Periods.

 

  1. Baskan, F.B., Ph.D. Student, Middle East Technical University, Turkey. You Could Have Chosen Differently. You Did Not: Weight As An Existentialist Text.
  2. *Cooklin, K., Assistant Professor, Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, USA. Sartre and Judith Butler: A Problem of Agency That Existentialism Cant Solve.
  3. Nettleton. S., Ph. D. Student, Macquarie University, Australia. Loving Egoistically.
  4. Keller, D., Lecturer, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, USA & Keller, G., Senior Lecturer, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, USA. Foucauldian Spirituality and Transformative Practice: Dialogue, Experience and Learning.

 

  

21:00-22:30 GREEK NIGHT DINNER AND ENTERTAINMENT

  

08:30 10:30 Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009

 Session IX

Chair: Nettleton. S., Ph. D. Student, Macquarie University, Australia.

Session X

Chair: *Cooklin, K., Assistant Professor, Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, USA.

1.               Surber, J., Professor, University of Denver, USA. The Milindapanha (Questions of King Milinda): The Encounter between Greek and Buddhist Philosophy.

2.               Duane, L., Assistant Professor, United Arab Emirates University, United Arab Emirates. Geometry Without Space: Ancient Greek Mathematical Thought and Contemporary Consequences.

3.               Maniatis, Y., Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Cyprus, Cyprus. Pythagorean Philolaus' Pyrocentric Universe and Contemporary Astrophysical Science.

1.       Heise, D., Assistant Professor, Humboldt State University, USA. Should Plea-Bargaining be Abolished? Moral Concerns and Competing Notions of Justice.

2.       Exdell, J., Associate Professor, Kansas State University, USA. Humanitarian Intervention in Just War Theory.

3.       Ikpe, I., Lecturer, University of Botswana, South Africa. Value and the Analysis of Knowledge.

4.       Stefanovic, I., Professor, University of Toronto, Canada. Selfhood and Environmental Responsibility: Lessons from the Phenomenology of Thomas Langan.

 

  10:30 12:30 Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009

Session XI

Chair: Maniatis, Y., Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Cyprus, Cyprus.

Session XII

Chair: *Stefanovic, I., Professor, University of Toronto, Canada.

1.      Kearns, J., Professor, University at Buffalo, USA. Two Dimensions of Logical Theory: Commitment and Truth.

2.      Yamada, T., Professor, Hokkaido University, Japan. Dynamic Logic of Propositional Commitments.

3.      Gitsoulis, C. Adjunct Assistant Professor, City College, City University of New York, USA. Vagueness and the Sorites Paradox.

4.      Xerohemona, K., Lecturer, Florida International University, USA. Ramsey and Laconicism.

  1. Vallentyne, P., Professor, University of Missouri, USA. Justice, Enforceability, and Interpersonal Duties.
  2. Considine, D., Assistant Professor, Metropolitan State College, USA. Against the Conceptualist Analysis of Descartess Creation Doctrine.
  3. Kala, T., Academic, University of Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic. General Principles of the Unitary Theory of the World.
  4. Vardalos, M., Assistant Professor, Laurentian University, Canada. Raising Good Global Citizens: Liberal Humanism as a Philanthropic Rationale for Imperialism.

 

 

 

12:30-13:30: LUNCH (Inside Conference Venue)

 

13:30 14:30 Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009

Session XIII

Chair: Sterba, J.P., Professor, University of Notre Dame, USA.

1.       Hanna, P., Professor, University of Utah, USA. How to Avoid Relativism: The Function of Bedrock in Turning Ones Spade.

2.       Poochigian, D., Professor, University of North Dakota, USA. On the Nominal Constitution of Mathematics.

14:30-16:00 Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009

Session XIV

Chair: Poochigian, D., Professor, University of North Dakota, USA.

1.       Byl, J., Professor and Department Chair, Trinity Western University, Canada. The Role of Models and Presuppositions in Science.

2.       Grandy, D., Professor, Brigham Young University, USA. Conceptual Nonlocality.

3.       Karzai, A., Assistant Professor, Laurentian University, Canada. The Concept of Philosophy in the Work of Friedrich Nietzsche.

16:00-17:30 Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009

Session XV

Chair: Hanna, P., Professor, University of Utah, USA.

  1. Sterba, J.P., Professor, University of Notre Dame, USA. From Rationality to Morality.

 

 21:00 - 22:00 DINNER

 

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009

Archaeological Tour: Departure at 7:50 a.m. Return at 12:30 p.m.

(Details during registration)

 

Thursday, June 4th, 2009

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

(Details during registration)

 

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