South Carolina Society for Philosophy

2015 Summer Symposium

USC Upstate

 

Friday, August 14

 

2:00     Check-in

 

3:00     Greek Philosophy

 

  • Jim Griffis (Upstate), “Plato’s Use and Abuse of Polemarchus in Republic”

  • Mike Hannen (Clemson), “Reflections of Gill’s Traditionalist Interpretation of Timaen Particulars”

 

 

Saturday, August 15

 

9:00     Breakfast

 

10:00   Metaphilosophy

 

  • Kelly Smith (Clemson), “Why Philosophers Should Be Thinking about the Search for Life on Other Planets”

  • Kevin DeLapp (Converse), “Metaethics and the Limits of Philosophy”

 

11:30   Break

 

2:30     Philosophy of Religion

 

  • Benjamin McGraw (Upstate), “Alston, Aristotle, and Epistemic Normativity”

  • J. Aaron Simmons (Furman), “Reading Kierkegaard as a Pentecostal: a Thought Experiment”