Philosophy Students Present at American Philosophical Association Meeting

Posted on 4/9/2018 9:48:32 AM

Sarah Wieten, Department of Philosophy, and undergraduate philosophy majors Brett Kimmel, Dani McCain, and Abby Panek participated in a research poster session at the Pacific Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association in San Diego, California on March 29–30, 2018.

Brett Kimmel’s presentation was titled “Do We Have a Moral Obligation to Obey the Law?” Dani McCain’s presentation was titled “I, Being: Legally-Bound vs. Morally-Bound AI.” Abby Panek’s presentation was titled “The Moral Superiority of Rehabilitation: A Critique of Retribution and Deterrence.” Sarah Wieten's presentation was titled “Visual Philosophy: Posters as Pedagogy.”

The research poster session was part of the Teaching Hub, a series of interactive workshops and open conversations designed specifically for philosophers and created to celebrate teaching within the context of the APA divisional meetings. The event is co-organized by the APA Committee on the Teaching of Philosophy and the American Association of Philosophy Teachers, and aims to offer a range of high-quality and inclusive development opportunities that address the teaching of philosophy at all levels, pre-college through graduate school. 

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