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(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)October 11, 2006

(Mahwah) – The New Jersey Regional Philosophical Association will hold its fall conference Saturday, November 4 at Ramapo College of New Jersey.  The daylong conference, which begins at 9:45 a.m. and ends with a reception at 4:45 p.m., is open to the public.

Dr. Diana T. Meyers, professor of philosophy at the University of Connecticut, will deliver the plenary lecture, Agency and Embodiment.”  Her research interests include feminist theory, ethics and social and political philosophy.  The lecture will be moderated by Dr. Lisa Cassidy, an assistant professor of philosophy at Ramapo College.  She, along with Dr. Bernard Roy, also an assistant professor of philosophy there, are conference coordinators.

Eight sessions will be offered during the day including The Nature of Philosophical Dialogue,” featuring Maya Levanon of Montclair State University who will discuss Philosophy as a Mode of Being,” and William Evans of St. Peter’s College who will present What are the Proper Goals of Teaching and Learning Philosophy?”

Other sessions explore metaphysics, self-reflection in language and aesthetics, ethics and applied ethics and the feminist accounts of autonomy.

The NJRPA is a professional organization serving New Jersey college and university philosophy faculty.  Members of Ramapo College’s Philosophy Club will help to plan the conference.

For more information about the conference or to register, contact Lisa Cassidy, lcassidy@ramapo.edu.

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Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice, has been named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others. Ramapo College is also distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by CollegesofDistinction.com, boasts the best campus housing in New Jersey on Niche.com, and is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools.

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Technology, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a post-master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice.

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