Society Of Christian Philosophers To Meet March 16-18

March 13, 2000

Baylor University will host the Midwest regional meeting of the Society of Christian Philosophers Thursday through Saturday, March 16-18. The theme for this year's conference will be "Jewish and Christian Resources for Social and Political Philosophy." All lectures are open to the public.

Conference topics include "Friendship and Politics," "Virtue and Character Ethics," "Philosophical Reflection on Religious Conversion," and "Religious Resources for Public Policy and Dialogue," among others. Major presentations will feature Dr. Thomas Hibbs, acting chair of the philosophy department at Boston College, Dr. David Solomon, associate professor at the University of Notre Dame, and Dr. Marc Ellis, University Professor of American and Jewish Studies at Baylor.

Hibbs will deliver his lecture on "Josef Pieper: A Neglected Resource for Christian Ethical and Political Thought" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Barfield Drawing Room in the Bill Daniel Student Center, and Solomon will speak at 5 p.m. Friday on the topic "The Religious Significance of Applied Ethics." Ellis will focus on "Jewish Resources for Social and Political Philosophy" at 10 a.m. Saturday. Both Solomon and Ellis will present their lectures in the Cowden Room in the student center.

The Society of Christian Philosophers was organized in 1978 to promote fellowship among Christian philosophers and to stimulate thinking about the nature and role of Christian commitment in philosophy.

For a complete schedule of presentations, visit the conference web site at http://www.baylor.edu/~Philosophy/events/SCP2000.html . For registration information, call the Baylor philosophy department at 710-3368.

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