Philosophy presents ‘Voicing Ideas’ conference

Flyer for Voicing Ideas conference

The Department of Philosophy will present “Voicing Ideas,” an annual conference highlighting the work of undergraduate philosophy students, from 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, April 20, in the University Business Center, Peters Building 192.

Dr. Sergio La Porta, chair of the Philosophy Department, will deliver opening remarks.

Several philosophy students will present their research findings:

  • 1:10 p.m. — Reshma Meister, “Art Needs Snobs”
  • 1:40 p.m. — Matthew Parson, “Embracing the Absurd”
  • 2:10 p.m. — Break
  • 2:20 p.m. — Jenna Van Fossen, “Schopenhauerian Pessimism in Light of the 21st Century Emotion Research: The Value in Feeling Bad”
  • 2:50 p.m. — Michael Nelson, “The Problems of Free Will and Quantum Weirdness”
  • 3:20 p.m. — Break
  • 3:30 p.m. — Anthony Piseno, “Christian Anarchism”
  • 4 p.m. — Michael Harter, “An Analysis of Alienation in the 21st Century Office Labor”
  • 4:30 p.m. — Reception

This event is free and open to the public. Info: Professor James Rocha,

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The College of Arts and Humanities provides a diverse student population with the communication skills, humanistic values and cultural awareness that form the foundation of scholarship. The college offers intellectual and artistic programs that engage students and faculty and the community in collaboration, dialog and discovery. These programs help preserve, illuminate and nourish the arts and humanities for the campus and for the wider community.

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