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Philosophy Research Showcase

Posted on December 02, 2010

This two-day Research Showcase is planned for students to present their thesis projects from Philosophy 495: Reality, Knowledge and Value (The Philosophy Capstone). Presentations will be in D1-129 Mackinac Hall, on Tuesday, December 7, and Wednesday, December 8, from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. There will be a lunch break from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Dean Frederick Antczak of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences will open the event with a welcome.

"Fifteen students will be presenting independent research that they have completed this semester," said Kelly Parker, professor of philosophy. "The range of topics is quite impressive, I think, everything from investigations of traditional questions such as the problem of evil, to historical studies, to contemporary developments in areas including logic, environmental and ecofeminist thought, and postcolonial philosophy."

The showcase should be especially interesting for philosophy majors and minors who will be taking the Capstone course in future semesters. A program with abstracts of the papers will be distributed at the showcase.
The detailed schedule of presentations can be viewed at Please contact Kelly Parker, (616) 331-3257, or with any questions.

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