Dartmouth Events

Northern New England Philosophical Association (NNEPA) Conference

Friday, August 23- Saturday, August 24, 2013

Saturday, August 24, 2013
All Day
Hanover Inn
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Conferences, Lectures & Seminars
Registration required. Fee required.

The Northern New England Philosophical Association was founded in 1972 by a group of philosophers from several northern New England institutions of higher learning for the purpose of promoting the study of philosophy and the exchange of philosophical ideas. On Friday, August 23 through Saturday, August 24, the annual NNEPA conference will be held at Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, convened by Professor Jim Moor, Stone Professor of Intellectual and Moral Philosophy. More info on the association can be found at the UNH NNEPA website. NNEPA is an organization that meets once a year and draws philosophers from Northern New England.

See the conference website for Call for Papers, Undergraduate Paper Session, Registration, Location, and Program Schedule: http://www.dartmouth.edu/~phil/events/index.html

Keynote: Robert Audi, John A. O'Brien Professor of Philosophy, Notre Dame.

In conjunction with its annual conference, the Northern New England Philosophical Association will host sessions for undergraduates to share their work in a collaborative environment. Undergrads should submit completed papers of no more than 2500 words along with short abstracts (no more than 300 words), email to Professor Jim Moor with Cc to Paul McNamara.  We aim at notifying undergraduates by August 2nd at the latest. Undergraduate conference registration is FREE.

Of Special Note: This year NNEPA meets at Dartmouth in part because its membership wanted to do more to celebrate Bernard Gert, Stone Professor of Intellectual and Moral Philosophy, Emeritus, Dartmouth College, in memoriam (1934-2011). Bernie attended NNEPA's first meeting in 1972 and many times thereafter, and was one of our most distinguished members, a friend and a strong NNEPA supporter, as well as having been twice a keynote speaker at NNEPA.  Jim Moor, our president this year, himself a distinguished philosopher, was a good friend and colleague of Bernie’s at Dartmouth College for much of their shared careers. Robert Audi was also a good friend of Bernie’s, often visiting Dartmouth College, and discussing their shared and overlapping interests.  Professor Audi has generously volunteered to include some discussion of Bernie’s work in as part of his own keynote address.  On this special occasion, in place of the traditional Saturday morning plenary session, we will have a special panel discussing Bernie’s work.  We are very happy to announce that in addition to Jim Moor and Timm Triplett, we will also have three of Bernie’s family members on the panel, Heather Gert, Joshua Gert, and Victoria Costa, respectively, daughter, son, and daughter-in-law of Bernie.

For more information, contact:
Marcia Welsh

Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.