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Duquesne University Graduate Student Conference

9th Annual Duquesne University Graduate Conference in Philosophy

Ideology, Imaginary, Illusion: The Reality of the Unreal

February 21, 2015

Keynote Speaker:
Rebecca Comay, University of Toronto

Marginal Theory Workshops

First Annual Workshop: November 12th, 2011

"Technology and Identity"

In the age of the internet and the Ipod, how do new technologies reshape who we are as individuals and as members of society?

On Saturday, November 12th, Duquesne's Marginal Theory Group will host a workshop on Technology and Identity. Papers on this topic will be presented and discussed at Duquesne University, in room 608 of the Student Union starting at 10am, followed by a reception in the Simon Silverman Phenomenology Center on the bottom floor of the Gumberg Library around 4:30pm. All are welcome to attend. Further questions can be sent to eckstrandn@duq.edu. For those interested, here is the workshop schedule:


10:00-10:10 Welcome and Introduction

10:10-11:00 Dr. Calvin Troup (Communication and Rhetorical Studies) All for Naught: Jacques Ellul's La Technique and the case for Iconoclasm

11:00-11:15 Discussion

11:15-12:05 Dr. Michael Goodhart (Political Science, University of Pittsburgh), Communitarians for Cosmopolitanism

12:05-12:20 Discussion

12:20-1:00 Lunch

1:00-1:50 Dr. Matthew Hyland (History, Duquesne university), New Deal Concrete Houses: Mastery over Nature

1:50-2:05 Discussion

2:05-2:55  Dr. Hasan Guclu (Biostatistics, University of Pittsburgh), Connected: Saved or Doomed. Social Networks for Health

2:55-3:10 Discussion

3:10-3:30 Break

3:30-4:20 Dr. Haakon Faste (Human-Computer Interaction Institute, Carnegie Mellon University), Posthuman Factors

4:20-4:35 Discussion

4:35-6:00 Reception


Past Conferences

Eighth Annual Conference: February 20, 2014

Conference Title: Philosophy of Time

Keynote Speaker: Martin Hägglund, Yale University

Seventh Annual Conference: February 23, 2013

Conference Title: "Philosophy and Nature"

Keynote Speaker: Adrian Johnston, University of New Mexico

Sixth Annual Conference: February 18, 2012

Conference Title: "Aesthetics and Politics"

Keynote Speaker: Gabriel Rockhill, VIllanova University

Fifth Annual Conference: April 2, 2011

Conference Title: "Wonder Manifested"

Keynote Speaker:  David Bollert, Manhattan College

Fourth Annual Conference: April 10, 2010

Conference Title: "Thinking Desire"

Keynote Speaker: Babette Babich, Fordham University

Third Annual Conference: March 28, 2009

Conference Title: "Why Nietzsche? Which Nietzsche?

Keynote: Kathleen Higgins, University of Texas at Austin

Second Annual Conference: February 23, 2008

Conference Title: "Ancient Friends in Contemporary Thinking."

Keynote: John Sallis, Boston College

First Annual Conference: March 24, 2007

Conference Title: "Symbioses: Political Ontology and a New Metaphysics"

Keynote: Gregg Lambert, Syracuse University