DALLAS: The Misericordia University Department of Philosophy is hosting keynote speaker Vincent Colapietro, professor of philosophy at Pennsylvania State University, State College, and several other guest presenters for the spring meeting of the Eastern Pennsylvania Philosophical Association on April 20 in Huntzinger Room 218 of Sandy and Marlene Insalaco Hall. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. The first session begins at 9:30 a.m. and the program concludes at 5 p.m.
Colapietro is a liberal arts research professor who holds a Ph.D. and Master of Arts degree from Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wis. He holds his undergraduate degree from Saint Anselm College, Manchester, N.H. His principal area of historical research is classical American pragmatism. His lecture, “Theory, Practice, and Critique,’’ will develop a pragmatist understanding of human practices as historical undertakings inevitably undergoing dramatic crises. Colapietro is the author of several books and numerous articles. He is the chair of the advisory board for the Peirce Edition Project and is co-editor of the Journal of Speculative Philosophy at The Pennsylvania State University. He is the past president of the Metaphysical Society of America, the Semiotic Society of America and the Charles S. Peirce Society.
The Eastern Pennsylvania Philosophical Association also has accepted research papers from several other professors from regional colleges and universities. The following professors will also be making presentations during the bi-annual meeting: Greg Bassham, King’s College; David Black, University of Scranton; Bill Irwin, King’s College; David Kyle Johnson, King’s College; Richard Klonoski, University of Scranton; Rob Lovering, College of Staten Island, Staten Island, N.Y.; Meghan Masto, Lafayette College, Easton; Tad Robinson, Muhlenberg College, Allentown; Steven Scalet, University of Baltimore, Baltimore, Md.; Kurt Smith, Bloomsburg University; Aladdin Yaqub, Lehigh University, Bethlehem; and Douglas Young, Lycoming College, Williamsport.
The presentation is open to the general public, but registration is required. Registration is $25 and $10 for students with valid identification. The fee includes lunch. To register, email Melanie Shepherd, assistant professor of philosophy, at firstname.lastname@example.org.