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(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)October 15, 2007

(Mahwah) – The New Jersey Regional Philosophical Association will hold its fall conference Saturday, November 3 at Ramapo College of New Jersey.  The daylong conference, which begins at 9 a.m. and ends with a reception at 5 p.m., is open to the public.  There is a fee of $10, which includes the program, lunch and a wine and cheese reception.  Philosophy scholars and those who have a keen interest in philosophy are welcome to attend.

Dr. Dmitri Nikulin, professor of philosophy at The New School for Social Research and author of On Dialogue, will deliver the plenary lecture at 1 p.m., “Interruption and Dialogue.”  Nikulin’s book explores the necessity of dialogue to being. He contends that dialogue is not just a form of communication and in his book he provides a systematic account of dialogue and its role in philosophy, literature and oral discourse.

Dr. Lisa Cassidy, an associate professor of philosophy at Ramapo College, will moderate the lecture.  She, along with Dr. Bernard Roy, an assistant professor of philosophy there, are conference coordinators.

The meeting is organized in morning and afternoon breakout sessions.  At each session, philosophers (faculty and students) will present a paper.  A commentator (faculty or student) will respond.  Time will be allotted for questions and answers from the audience.

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

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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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