Philosophy Undergrads Convene

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Students from Tulane and Loyola universities presented papers at an undergraduate philosophy conference held recently at the two campuses.

“Reflections on Practical Philosophy” was the theme of the conference, held on Nov. 21 and 22. About 120 people attended the meeting and heard Alfonso Lingis, emeritus professor from Penn State University, give the keynote address on “Violence and Splendor.”

Ten undergraduates from Tulane and Loyola made presentations after their papers were chosen by a committee of Tulane and Loyola faculty and students, said Richard Velkley, the Celia Scott Weatherhead Professor of Philosophy at Tulane.

Sponsors of the conference were the Loyola and Tulane philosophy departments, the Loyola Honors Program, the Loyola Student Government Association and the Biever Lecture Series.

Tulane University, School of Liberal Arts, 102 Newcomb Hall, New Orleans, LA  70118, (504) 865-5225,