A Philosophy Conference for High School Students!


Learn about the Long Island Philosophy Conference for High School Students that will be held on November 12, 2016 at the Stony Brook School in New York.

 

Read more by checking out the American Philosophical Association’s (APA) recent article about the event here: http://blog.apaonline.org/2016/11/29/a-high-school-philosophy-conference/

Did you know there is a philosophy conference for high school student held on Long Island in New York every year? This year’s conference theme is Relativism.

 

Anyone can attend: Register here at the conference website!

 

Conference Schedule

9:00 am Welcome
Opening remarks by Roberta Israeloff and Dr. Sean Riley, followed by a short video and ice-breaker discussion with students from other schools.
10:00 am Keynote Address
Dr. O’Hara will discuss the appeal of relativism and then offer some arguments against it as a moral theory. After his address, he will take questions from the audience.

 

Dr.David OHara is Associate Professor of Classics and Philosophy at Augustana College in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He teaches ancient philosophy, American philosophy, environmental ethics, Asian philosophy, and philosophy of religion.  He has taught classics in Greece, environmental ethics in Alaska, and tropical rainforest and reef ecology in Belize and Guatemala. A lover of language and of travel, he has learned over a dozen ancient and modern languages. He has written books on fantasy literature, trout fishing, ecology, and philosophy. Dr. OHara is a graduate of Middlebury College (B.A., Spanish), St John’s College (M.A., Liberal Arts), and The Pennsylvania State University (M.A., Ph.D., Philosophy). In addition to a talk by Dr. OHara, the conference will also include breakout sessions, student presentations, and lunch discussions.

11:00 am Meet & Greet
Conference attendees will take some time to get to know the keynote speaker, the other philosophers in attendance, and students from other schools.
11:20 am Lunch Discussion Groups
Lunch will be provided. Conference attendees will participate in a conversation about a philosophical topic of their choosing over lunch.
12 pm Student Presentations
Students will present their papers in front of their peers and teachers and then field questions from the audience.  Presentation schedule will be made available shortly on the conference website: http://www.stonybrookschool.org/Page/News–Events/Philosophy-Conference
1 pm Presentations by Philosophers
Philosophy teachers will teach sessions on things like the seven deadly sins, the basics of logic, and moral theory. Presentation schedule will be made available shortly on the conference website: http://www.stonybrookschool.org/Page/News–Events/Philosophy-Conference
2 pm Student Presentations
Students will present their papers in front of their peers and teachers and then field questions from the audience.  Presentation schedule will be made available shortly on the conference website: http://www.stonybrookschool.org/Page/News–Events/Philosophy-Conference
3 pm Closing Address
Conference attendees will reflect on the day with a closing address.

 

Directions:

Need to figure out how to get to the conference? Check out the directions here: http://www.stonybrookschool.org/Page/About/Directions-to-SBS

 

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