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SU Hosts 44th Annual Philosophy Symposium March 2

SU Hosts 44th Annual Philosophy Symposium March 2

SALISBURY, MD---Salisbury University hosts its 44th annual Philosophy Symposium 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday, March 2, in the Scarborough Student Leadership Center.

This year’s symposium celebrates the way in which questions, authors, texts and ideas light an intellectual fire on first encounter. Panelists include Drs. Michael Naas, professor of philosophy at DePaul University, and Asia Ferrin, assistant professor of philosophy and religion at American University.

Naas, a student and translator of noted philosopher Jacques Derrida, has written extensively on the question of what turns individuals toward philosophical thinking. Ferrin writes on curiosity and mindfulness, and teaches the First-Year Seminar: “Do the Right Thing.”

Discussion topics at the symposium include: “How is turning toward philosophy different from other conversion experiences like political ideology or religion?” “What makes a text a great introduction to thinking?” and “Is philosophy something that has universal appeal or is it only for certain types of people?”

Admission is free and the public is invited.

For more information visit the event webpage.

Those planning to park on campus must register in advance for a free parking pass.

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