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Long Island Philosophical Society Tackles Big Ideas at Conference at Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus, October 15

Noted ethicist Lawrence Hinman, from the University of San Diego, is keynote speaker


Alka Gupta,Assistant Director of Public Relations
Long Island University
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Brooklyn, N.Y. – Philosophers from across the country will delve into some of life's eternal questions at a Long Island Philosophical Society conference at Long Island University's Brooklyn Campus.

The Brooklyn Campus, in downtown Brooklyn, will host the Long Island Philosophical Society (LIPS) conference on Saturday, October 15, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registration will be held in the Campus's Humanities Building Gallery and concurrent morning and afternoon sessions will convene in different classrooms. There is a suggested donation of $10, but the event is free to all students and those who choose not to donate.  The event is open to the public. 

Fifty-five speakers will present their work at the conference. Noted ethicist, speaker and author Professor Lawrence Hinman, from the University of San Diego, will deliver the keynote address, "Ethics at the Frontiers of Science." His talk will take place at 1 p.m. in Health Sciences Building Room 118.

"Philosophers from all over the US and Canada will come to the Brooklyn Campus to share their views at what promises to be the largest Long Island Philosophical Society meeting in the organization's history," said Margaret A. Cuonzo, associate professor of philosophy at the Brooklyn Campus."Themes for the conference, especially the role that science plays in the 21st century, are especially relevant today. Also on the program are discussions of religion, the role that philosophy has in saving the planet and the nature of beauty and ugliness."

For more information about the conference, contact Professor Cuonzo at (718) 964-7421 or email; or contact the program organizer, Professor Glenn Statile, of St. John's University, at

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Posted 10/12/2011

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