Whitworth College philosophy Professor Forrest Baird will be the keynote speaker for the second annual Gonzaga University Student Philosophy Conference, which will be held Saturday, March 4 from 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m., in the Jundt Auditorium, located in the Jundt Art Museum at GU.
Baird, editor of the Philosophic Classics Series, is scheduled to speak at 5:30 p.m., Saturday on the topic, “What Is a Philosophic ‘Classic’ Anyway? Reflections on the ‘Culture Wars.’ ” A call for papers has resulted in submissions from as far away as Fordham University in New York City. Brendan Palla, a 2005 GU alumnus and doctoral candidate at Fordham, has submitted a paper and convinced a Fordham colleague to submit one as well.
Organizers note they have received submissions from students at several other Pacific Northwest universities. Gonzaga students also will present papers at the conference. The event is free and open to the public. The event includes four cash awards for submissions, including a $100 award for the best submission.
For more information please contact conference planning committee representative Garrin Hertel, master’s degree candidate in philosophy at Gonzaga, at (509) 323-5592 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.