Monday, January 07, 2013

Upcoming Public Philosophy Events


For those of us in the Philadelphia area, the GPPC is sponsoring several events in the coming months which should be enjoyable and enlightening.  Everyone is welcome.

First up is our Community Lecture next month in Cherry Hill.  This is the third year we’ve held this event, and this year’s talk and discussion should be very special.  Professor Winston will be discussing “The Limits of Forgiveness” in the context of Simon Wiesenthal’s The Sunflower.  This is free and open to the public.  Pre-register (optional – but it helps us to gauge headcount) by sending me an email.

Community Lecture: The Limits of Forgiveness
Thursday, February 7, 2013, 7pm to 8:30pm.
Cherry Hill High School East
1750 Kresson Road, Cherry Hill, NJ

Speaker:
Morton Winston, PhD, Professor of Philosophy and Chairman, Department of Philosophy, Religion and Classical Studies, The College of New Jersey

Chair: Frank J. Hoffman, West Chester University, Chair, GPPC Board of Directors

This event is co-sponsored by the GPPC Board of Governors and the GPPC.

Then, in March, we will have our annual Public Issues Forum.  This is also free and open to the public.  The motivation for this session came from reflecting on the ethical lapses in our business and financial sectors in recent years.  We will explore what light leading philosophers can shed on the challenge of “Morality in the Marketplace”, including ideas adapted from the tradition of Virtue Ethics.  Please join us at Rosemont College.

Public Issues Forum: Morality in the Marketplace
Saturday, March 9, 2013, 1pm to 5pm.
Rosemont College, McShain Auditorium, Brown Science Building
1400 Montgomery Ave., Rosemont, PA 19010

Speakers:
Robert Audi, University of Notre Dame
Joe DesJardins, St. John's University
Daryl Koehn, University of St. Thomas

Chair: Frank J. Hoffman, West Chester University, Chair, GPPC Board of Directors

Coordinator: Alan Preti, Rosemont College, GPPC Board of Directors
For further information contact Alan Preti at apreti@rosemont.edu or 610.527.0200

This event is co-sponsored by the GPPC Board of Governors, the GPPC, and the Institute for Ethical Leadership and Social Responsibility at Rosemont College.

Finally, for the third year we will have a GPPC sponsored film series at the Bryn Mawr Film Institute.  This features Philadelphia-area philosophers discussing selected films, and has been both insightful and fun.  This year the focus is on Terrence Malick. Register here.

Philosophy on Film Series: Terrence Malick's World
Location: Bryn Mawr Film Institute
824 West Lancaster Avenue, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

Dates, Films, and Speakers:

Thursday, March 21, 2013, 7pm - 10pm.
Badlands (1973)
Presenter: Jeremy Millington, Philosophy Department, Temple University

Thursday, March 28, 2013, 7pm - 10pm.
The Thin Red Line (1998)
Presenter: Joe Volpe, PhD, Philosophy Department, La Salle University

Thursday, April 4, 2013, 7pm - 10pm.
The Tree of Life, part 1 (2011)
Presenter: John Hymers, PhD, Philosophy Department, La Salle University

Thursday, April 11, 2013, 7pm - 10pm.
The Tree of Life, part 2 (2011)
Presenter: John Hymers, PhD, Philosophy Department, La Salle University

Fee: $40.00 per person (for the whole series).

Registration opens March 1, 2012 on Bryn Mawr Film Institute’s website: http://brynmawrfilm.org/education/

This event is sponsored by the GPPC and the Bryn Mawr Film Institute.

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