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Philosophy Students and Faculty Present Papers at State System Conference

Philosophy students Abbie Bender, Heather Black, Anthony Farella, and Alex Staszkiewicz presented papers at the 25th annual conference of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Interdisciplinary Association for Philosophy and Religious Studies, held at Kutztown University on March 30–31, 2012.

Bender presented “The Significance of Love in Plato’s Symposium,” Black presented “Power and Shame in Plato’s Gorgias,” Farella presented “The Science of Buddhist Meditation,” and Staszkiewicz presented “A Review of Plato’s Crito.” A panel of PASSHE faculty selected the best student papers presented at the conference. Congratulations to Heather Black and Anthony Farella for winning best student paper prizes!

Two faculty members from the Philosophy Department, Hans Pedersen and Brad Rives, also presented papers. Pedersen presented “Heidegger’s Critique of Causal Understanding of Human Action,” and Rives presented ”Three Views about Predicates and Properties.”

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