CONWAY, Ark. (October 2,
2017) – The Marshall T. Steel Center for the Study of Religion and Philosophy will
host the 18th annual meeting of the South Central Seminar in Early
Modern Philosophy, to be held Friday and Saturday, November 17-18, 2017, in the
Bertie Wilson Murphy Building at Hendrix College.
As with other Seminars in
Early Modern Philosophy held throughout North America and Europe every year,
the papers presented will cover subjects in philosophy from roughly the period beginning
with the work of Michel de Montaigne and continuing through Immanuel Kant. Ten
papers will be presented during the conference. View a complete list of titles and presenters.
In a prelude to the
conference, guest speaker Dr. Gideon Manning, Visiting Scholar at Claremont
Graduate University (and presenter at the conference) will give a public talk, “Death:
A History,” on Thursday evening, November 16, at 7 p.m. in the Mills Center for
Social Sciences, Lecture Hall B. The talk will be followed by an opportunity to
meet and visit with Manning in the Mills Center lobby.
Both the conference and the
talk by Dr. Manning are free and open to all. A reservation is required for
conference attendance; contact Tammy Vanaman at firstname.lastname@example.org by November 1 to make your reservation.
The conference organizer is
Dr. Fred Ablondi, Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Marshall T. Steel
Center for the study of Religion and Philosophy. Questions may be directed to
Ablondi at email@example.com.
the Marshall T. Steel Center
The Marshall T. Steel Center
for the Study of Religion and Philosophy is named for Dr. Marshall T. Steel,
Distinguished Alumnus and President of the College from 1958 to 1969. Made possible
by a bequest from Mrs. Ruth Veasey of Dermott, Arkansas, the purpose of the
Steel Center is to enhance the College's capabilities in the fields of religion
and philosophy, including undergraduate study and related activities. Among its
functions, the Steel Center sponsors conferences which include students,
faculty, and off-campus visitors. The Steel Center promotes the study of
religion and philosophy on and beyond the Hendrix campus. In so doing, it
identifies, clarifies, and contributes to the emerging religious and
philosophical issues of our time. Areas of emphasis include (1)
interdisciplinary studies, (2) practical theology, and (3) philosophy and the
academic study of religion.
A private liberal arts
college in Conway, Arkansas, Hendrix College consistently earns recognition as
one of the country’s leading liberal arts institutions, and is featured in Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That
Will Change the Way You Think About Colleges. Its academic quality and
rigor, innovation, and value have established Hendrix as a fixture in numerous
college guides, lists, and rankings. Founded in 1876, Hendrix has been
affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. To learn more, visit www.hendrix.edu.