Annual Georgia State University Philosophy Symposium
Saturday, April 6, 2013, from 9 AM through 6 PM
University Center rooms 460-465, 480-485
Keynote address by Alastair Norcross, Department of Philosophy, University of Colorado, Boulder "Deontology, Using, and Causal Fetishism".
Also featuring numerous papers by philosophy students from universities and colleges throughout the United States.
Lunch will be provided. Contact email@example.com for further information and program.
Cosponsored by Phi Sigma Tau, Zeta Chapter (Georgia); The Center for Ethics Student Forum; the Jean Beer Blumenfeld Center for Ethics.
----------------------------------------------------------------Georgia State University is home to the Zeta chapter (Georgia) of the philosophy honor society, Phi Sigma Tau. This international honor society has more than 200 chapters throughout North America. The Society helps to promote continued interest, collaboration, and links among philosophy students and philosophy departments among its members. The Society also publishes a journal, Dialogue, which is student edited and features contributions of the best work by students. Phi Sigma Tau is a member of Association of College Honor Societies, which is a cross-disciplinary consortium of groups dedicated to scholarship and the arts.
The Zeta chapter at Georgia State fosters student scholarship and offers the opportunity to develop, refine, and present work to professional audiences. Membership is open to any Georgia State student. Undergrad candidates must have completed 3 semesters of university study, have an overall GPA of at least a B (3.0), have a philosophy GPA that is greater than a B (higher than 3.0), and have successfully completed two philosophy courses (at least five credits). Graduate student candidates must have a GPA greater than 3.5, have earned A or A- grades for at least one half of their courses, and have completed at least one full semester of full-time enrollment at the master’s level.
Please contact the chapter president for membership information.
Among its activities, the Zeta chapter at Georgia State hosts regular philosophy gatherings, assists students with presenting their work at professional conferences, cosponsors visiting speakers, Among its activities, the Zeta chapter at Georgia State hosts regular philosophy gatherings, assists students with presenting their work at professional conferences, cosponsors visiting speakers, organizes an interdisciplinary "brown bag" lunch series each fall, and is host to an annual philosophy symposium, which has grown in prestige over the past several years. The symposium has drawn participants from throughout the United States, Canada, and Asia. Among the list of distinguished keynotes:
2009: Mark Murphy, Georgetown
2010: David Schmidtz, University of Arizona
2011: Marcia Baron, Indiana University
2012: Valerie Tiberius, University of Minnesota
The 2013-2014 officers of the Zeta chapter are:
President: Maria Caruso (Philosophy, MA candidate)
Vice President: Adam Shmidt (Philosophy, MA candidate)
Secretary: Katie Punsly (Philosophy, MA candidate)
Treasurer: David DiDomenico (Philosophy, MA candidate)
The 2012-2013 officers of the Zeta chapter are:
President: Carson Young (Philosophy, MA candidate)
Vice President: J.P. Messina (Philosophy, MA candidate)
Secretary: Toni Adleberg (Philosophy, MA candidate)
Treasurer: Pierce Randall (Philosophy, MA candidate)
The 2011-2012 officers of the Zeta chapter are:
President: Noel Martin (Philosophy, MA candidate)
Vice President: Shanna Slank (Philosophy, MA candidate)
Treasurer: James DiGiovanni (Philosophy, MA candidate)
Faculty Advisor: Andrew I. Cohen