HCC Philosophy and Humanities CONFERENCE Nov 3-4, 2017

HCC Philosophy and Humanities Conference 2017

 

 HCC PHILOSOPHY AND HUMANITIES CONFERENCE, 2017

 

 

THANKS!

Thank you for an excellent conference!

 

Thank you to each presenter and moderator for ensuring a fantastic experience for all.

 

A special thanks to John Symons for joining us and sharing ideas on critical thinking and philosophy.

Thanks to Muhammad Shahzad for joining us through Skype from Pakistan.

 

We'd like to thank following for ensuring a smooth conference-- it would not be possible without their hard work:

Helen Graham, Chair of the Philosophy, Humanities, and Library Sciences department.

Morgan Yette, secretary of the Philosophy, Humanities, and Library Sciences department.

Lee Harrison for creating the stunningly beautiful schedule program.

Jacob Mills for handling the room logistics.

 

The Philosophy department for advertising the event, and reviewing and moderating presentations:

Parish Conkling, Dan Flores, Jacob Mills, Nathan Smith, Chris Jenson, Lamont Rodgers, Brandon Williams

The Conference Flier was created by Scott Almaguer from the Communications Department.

Catered by French Corner, and America To Go.

And, thanks to the audience for making this a great experience.

 

 

 

Conference date:

Friday, November 3, 2017 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

and Saturday, November 4, 2017, 9:00 am- 1:00 pm.

 

There is no registration for this conference.

Free to the public.

 

Location:

HCC Central Campus

1300 Holman St.

Houston, TX 77004

 

Building: Learning Hub, Room 100

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

The Houston Community College Philosophy and Humanities Conference welcomes papers in all topics of philosophy and humanities or interdisciplinary studies. Special preference will be given to papers that focus on issues related to undergraduate instruction, including but not limited to Mexican-American and Chicano studies, Africana and African-American studies, Women and Gender Studies, and pedagogy.

 

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO SEPTEMBER 15

ABSTRACTS WILL BE ACCEPTED

Papers must be submitted for blind review and should be no longer than 3000 words (please indicate word count at the top of the paper submission – abstract and references are not included in word count). Abstracts can be 350-800 words long.

Presentations should be 30-35 minutes with 10-15 minute audience discussion.

Submissions: must be sent electronically to https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=hcc20170

 

Submissions due date: SEPTEMBER 15, 2017.

 

WE WELCOME SUBMISSIONS FROM FACULTY AND STUDENTS!

 

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

JOHN SYMONS

"Good to Know! Norms and formal methods for critical thinking."

Friday, Nov 3.

5:00 pm. Room 100

 

John Symons,

Professor of Philosophy

University of Kansas

 

 

 

SCHEDULE

Friday, November 3

1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

 

Room 100

Friday, November 3

1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

 

Room 117

1:00      Charles LaMendola

Houston Community College

 

On the impossibility of moral nihilism: What Rick & Morty can show us about morality.

Click to view abstract.

 

Moderator: Brandon Williams.

 

1:00   Grisel Cano

 Houston Community College.

 

Gender biases in archeological research.

Click to view abstract.

 

Moderator: Brunella Braga

2:00     Kierra Porter

Texas Southern University

 

Black manhood, hyper masculinity, and gender performance in hip hop.

Click to view paper.

 

Moderator: Jacob Mills

 

2:00     Lee Harrison and James Wright

Houston Community College

 

Panel: Pioneers redux: Theorizing new territories.

Click to view abstract.

 

Moderator: Jeremiah Crotser

3:00      Otis Graf

Houston Community College

 

An epistemological argument against naturalism.

Click to view paper.

 

Moderator: Lamont Rodgers

 

3:00     James Ross-Nazzal

Houston Community College

 

The personalized learning model: The Magnolia park project.

Click to view paper.

 

Moderator: Parish Conkling

4:00 Dan Flores

Houston Community College

 

Speculations on police officer attitudes toward the mentally ill.

 

Moderator: Chris Jenson

 

Keynote Speaker

 

JOHN SYMONS

Professor of Philosophy

University of Kansas

“Good to Know! Norms and formal methods for critical thinking.”

 

5:00

Room 100

Reception.

Meet John Symons.

 

Catered dinner.

Room 101

6:00 

 

Get-together

Axelrads. 1517 Alabama st.

7:00

 

 

Saturday, November 4

9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Room 100

Saturday, November 4

9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Room 117

9:00     Adebayo Ogungbure

Texas A & M

 

Phallicism, arbitrary set-discrimination, and the targeting of subordinate males.

Click to view paper.

 

Moderator: Nathan Smith

 

9:00      Parish Conkling

Houston Community College

 

With gratitude and respect: Arendt and Jaspers in letters.

Click to view abstract.

 

Moderator: Vanessa Voss

10:00     Timothy Jacobs

Lone Star College; University of St. Thomas

 

The erring conscience: Aquinas on freedom of conscience in pluralistic society.

Click to view paper.

 

Moderator: Adebayo Ogungbure

10:00     Vanessa Voss

Lone Star College

 

God’s not laughing: Incongruity, humor, and divine knowledge.

Click to view paper.

 

Moderator: Charles Lamendola

11:00     Vincent Mennella

 

Twain’s text, sensitivity, and literary morality.

Click to view paper.

 

Moderator: Parish Conkling

 11:00  Muhammad Shahzad

Pakistan

 

Does social media affect attitudes about women supervisors?

Click to view abstract.

 

Moderator: Cinnamon Jenson

12:00   Robert Tierney

Houston Community College 

 

The bonds of love: Causation, commitment, and necessity.

Click to view abstract.

 

Moderator: Chris Jenson

 

 

CONTACT

We strive to be the friendliest conference you will ever attend.

Questions? Please contact Cinnamon Jenson (organizer, cinnamon.jenson at hccs.edu).

We look forward to seeing you there!

 

THANKS!

Thank you for our excellent weekend coming up:

 

Thank you to each presenter and moderator for ensuring a fantastic experience for all.

 

A special thanks to John Symons for joining us and sharing ideas on critical thinking and philosophy.

 

We'd like to thank following for ensuring a smooth conference-- it would not be possible without their hard work:

Helen Graham, Chair of the Philosophy, Humanities, and Library Sciences department.

Morgan Yette, secretary of the Philosophy, Humanities, and Library Sciences department.

Lee Harrison for creating the stunningly beautiful schedule program.

Jacob Mills for handling the room logistics.

 

The Philosophy department for advertising the event, and reviewing and moderating presentations:

Parish Conkling, Dan Flores, Jacob Mills, Nathan Smith, Chris Jenson, Lamont Rodgers, Brandon Williams

The Conference Flier was created by Scott Almaguer from the Communications Department.

Catered by French Corner, and America To Go.

And, thanks to the audience for making this a great experience.

 

 

 

 

 

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