Character East and West Conference This Weekend

This is a conference at University of Connecticut, in Storrs CT, in honor of Joel Kupperman, who has written much on Asian and comparative philosophy. Here is the link to the University of Connecticut site. Steve Angle is presenting a paper on Saturday. (I’ll be attending the conference, but I’m not sure exactly when and for how long. If anyone out there can make it, don’t be shy!)

Here are the particulars:

May 20th and 21st, 2011
Wilson Hall, South Campus (Room A-112)
University of Connecticut

Storrs, Connecticut

Friday, May 20
3:00-5:00 Opening Remarks by Dean Jeremy Teitelbaum
Session I: Chair: Paul Bloomfield (UConn)
Speaker: John Doris (Wash. U.), “The Samurai and the Situation:
Character, Culture, and Character Skepticism”
Commentator: Elise Springer (Wesleyan)
5:00-5:15 Coffee break
5:15-7:15 Session II: Chair: Asha Bhandary (UConn)
Speaker: Loren Lomasky (U. Virginia), “When Hobbes is an Optimist: Politics Among the Malevolent”
Commentator: Peimin Ni (Grand Valley State U.)
7:15-10:00 Dinner at the Nathan Hale Inn

Saturday, May 21
10:00-12:00 Session III: Chair: BJ Strawser (UConn)
Speaker: Stephen Angle (Wesleyan U.), “Character, Moral Luck, and Oppression”
Commentator: Emily McCrae (U. Oklahoma)
12:00-1:00 Lunch
1:00-3:00 Session IV: Chair: Alexis Elder (UConn)
Speaker: John Kekes (Union College), “The Limits of Morality”
Commentator: Chenyang Li (Central Washington U.)
3:00-3:30 Coffee Break
3:30-5:30 Session V: Chair: Daniel Massey
Speaker: David Wong (Duke U.), “The Place of Love in the Good Life”
5:30-5:45 Break
5:45-7:15 Round-table discussion
7:15 – ? Dinner and Reception and the home of Anne and Rich Hiskes

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