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Undergraduate Philosophy Conference

After a five year absence, the undergraduate philosophy conference is returning November 10, 2012. Undergraduates from Covenant and other schools will present papers on a variety of topics, including philosophies of religion, public affairs, and ethics, among others.

“The goal of this event is to give undergraduates the opportunity to publicly present their work to peers and professors, an opportunity that usually only graduate students and professionals have,” says Grady Dickinson ’13, president of Covenant’s philosophy club. He hopes the event encourages undergraduates in their work and offers an opportunity for dialogue amongst young scholars.

The success of the history department’s recent conferences inspired Grady and the philosophy club to revitalize their own conference. “Our history department has set a great example in forging relationships with other schools that allow an undergraduate history conference to be held every year,” says Grady. “So, another goal for this undergraduate philosophy conference is that it will lay the kind of strong groundwork that will allow the event to take place more regularly.”

The presentations will begin at 8:45 a.m., and will be given in various classrooms in Brock Hall. The plenary address from Dr. James Peters of Sewanee is entitled "The Metaphysics of Love” and will be given in Brock Hall 118/120/122.

This conference is free and open to the public.

The views expressed by Covenant-sponsored speakers and other College guests do not necessarily represent the views of Covenant College or its constituencies.