The day begins at 10 a.m. with philosophy student presentations in room 107 of the Andrew E. Lee Memorial Medicine and Science Building, including a presentation from USD student Bo Pons, “The Need for Duality.” Leroy Meyer, Ph.D., philosophy professor at USD, is one of three faculty members who will present at 2 p.m. at Farber Hall. Meyer’s presentation is entitled, “S-1 and the Cultural Dimension of War & Peace.”

The final conference event is the keynote address at 5 p.m. by Alan Schrift, Ph.D., F. Wendell Miller Professor of Philosophy at Grinnell College. Schrift’s presentation, “French Nietzcheanism and the Emergence of Poststructuralsim,” is in Farber Hall, located in Old Main on the USD campus.

Sponsored by the Philosophy Program and the Department of Languages, Linguistics & Philosophy at USD, and by the USD Friends of Wisdom, the Philosophy Conference, which is free of charge and open to the public, is funded by a faculty teaching improvement grant from the USD Center for Teaching and Learning and by USD Student Services.

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