Grand Valley to host philosophy conference

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Grand Valley State University will host the seventh annual Conference of the International Society for MacIntyrean Enquiry July 25 – 27, at the Eberhard Center, on the Pew Grand Rapids Campus.

The three-day conference is sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the Philosophy Department. The conference theme is “Crafts, Traditions, and Ideologies: Relations Between Theory and Practice in the Thought of Alasdair MacIntyre.”  

Keynote speakers at 7 p.m. each day include:

Thursday: David Solomon, associate professor of philosophy at University of Notre Dame, will present “Alasdair MacIntyre’s Changing Narratives of the History of 20th-Century Anglophone Academic Ethics.”

Friday: Kenneth Sayre, professor of philosophy at University of Notre Dame, will present “Roots of Aristotle’s Virtue Theory in Plato’s Statesman.”
 
Saturday: Ruth Groff, assistant professor of political philosophy at Saint Louis University, will present “Practices, Internal Goods and the Valorization of Capital.”

For more information, contact Mark Moes, Grand Valley associate professor of philosophy, at moesm@gvsu.edu.