Conference Program

Tentative Program (Athens Local Time)
(In the program presentations are included from all the subjects scheduled to be presented in parallel)
(Note: each presentation includes at least 10 minutes for questions and discussions if available)

Monday 25 May 2020

11.30-12.30
Registration


12.30-13.00
Opening and Welcoming Remarks:

  • Gregory T. Papanikos, President, ATINER 
  • Patricia Hanna, Professor, University of Utah, USA.

13.00-13.30
Ignacio Garcia Pena, Assistant Professor, University of Salamanca, Spain.
Title: All Things Flow and All Is One: Plato’s Depiction of Heraclitus and Parmenides. (PowerPoint)


13.30-14.00
Shai Frogel, Associate Professor, Kibbutzim College of Education, Technology and the Arts, Israel.
Title: Free Will: Objective and Subjective Perspectives. (PowerPoint)



14:00-14:40
Laurynas Jacevičius, Ph.D. Student, Vilnius University, Lithuania.
Title: Humour in Contemporary Christian Apologetics Using Social Media. (PowerPoint)


14:40-15:20
Wilfried Ver Eecke, Professor, Georgetown University, USA.
Title: Breaking through Schizophrenia. Lacan and Hegel for Talk Therapy.


15:20-15:50
Ori Soltes, Teaching Professor, Georgetown University, USA.
Title: From the Euthyphro to Theodicy: The Problem of Language and God.


15:50-16:30
Gary Percesepe, Adjunct Professor, Fordham University, USA.
Title: Radical Philosophy: Debord, Merton, Trump and the State of the Spectacle.


16:30-17:00
Dylan Skurka, PhD Student, York University, Canada.
Title: Socrates’ Complicated Relationship with the Sophists. (PowerPoint)


17:00-17:30
Meredith Drees, Chair, Department of Religion and Philosophy, Kansas Wesleyan University, USA.
Title: Sin, Death, and Moral Growth in Iris Murdoch’s Discussion of Art. (PowerPoint)


17:30-18:10
Meredith McFadden, Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, USA.
Title: When is it Wrong NOT to Have a Child? (PowerPoint)


18:10-18:30
Tennyson Samraj, Professor, Burman University, Canada.
Title: Right to Life/Live – Core Tenets and the Inalienability Question.


18:30-19:10
Mark Morelli, Distinguished Professor, Loyola Marymount University, USA.
Title: Plato’s Gorgias: Uncovering the Spiritual Corruption of a Respectable Man.


19:10-19:40
Hugh Deery, Term Instructor, University of Alaska Anchorage, USA.
Title: From Hawking to Nagarjuna: Interdisciplinary Infusion Tactics as a Means of Meeting Challenges, in a Competitive Work Environment.


19:40-20:10
Pavel Stankov, Graduate Assistant, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, USA.
Title: The Ontological Primacy of Life as an Argument against Abortion. (PowerPoint)


21:30-23:00
Greek Night


Tuesday 26 May 2020

09:00-12:00 Urban Walk


12:30-13:00
Daniela Matysová, PhD Student, Charles University, Czech Republic.
Title: Emmanuel Levinas: Beauty and its Evil


13:00-13:30
Marko Jakic, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Split, Croatia.
Title: Ethical Actuality of Kant’s Categorical Imperative. (PowerPoint)


13:30-14:00
Madara Vilne, PhD Student, University of Latvia, Latvia.
Title: New Human and New Age – is it coming? Reflection about Some 20th-21st Century Spiritual Ideas and their Plausibility.


14:00-14:30
Carlos Correia, Associate Professor, University of Lisbon, Portugal.
Title: Redefinition of Art: A New Αesthetical Proposal.


14:30-15:00
Andrew Ward, Lecturer, University of York, UK.
Title: Kant and Hume on the Judgment of Taste.


15:00-15:30
Angela Michelis, Teacher, “G. Peano – S. Pellico” High School in Cuneo (Grammar and Scientific Lyceum), Italy.
Title: The Idea of Justice: Between Eros and Thanatos.


15:30-16:00
Thomas Auxter, Associate Professor, University of Florida, USA.
Title: Socrates at Eleusis: Existential Questions.


16:00-16:30
Katherine Cooklin, Professor, Slippery Rock University, USA.
Title: Ignorance, Epistemic Injustice, and Rape Myths.


16:30-17:00
William O’Meara, Professor, James Madison University, USA.
Title: Dewey on Moral Principles as Hypotheses (PowerPoint)


17:00-17:40
Chin-Tai Kim, Professor, Case Western Reserve University, USA.
Title: Rethinking the Foundation of Normative Ethics.


17:40-18:10
Peter Simpson, Professor, The City University of New York, USA.
Title: A Suggestion for Abortion Laws. (PowerPoint)


18:10-18:40
Katerina Psaroudaki, Doctor of Philosophy, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA.
Title: Group Reparations and Race-Conscious Affirmative Action.


18:40-19:10
Aaron Kilbourn, Professor, Sioux Falls Seminary, USA.
Title: “Suffering” in Christianity.


20:00-21:30
Dinner


Wednesday 27 May 2020
Educational Islands Cruise
Thursday 28 May 2020
Delphi Tour