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McGary-Fest: A Conference in Honor of Distinguished Professor Howard McGary, Jr.

Friday, May 06, 2022, 09:00am - 06:00pm

Contact Mercedes Diaz, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

McGary Fest: A Conference in Celebration of Howard McGary, Jr.

Friday, May 6, 2022

Conference location: Hageman Hall, New Brunswick Theological Seminary

We are gathering at Rutgers University, New Brunswick for a day-long conference and dinner to celebrate contributions to philosophy and the profession by Distinguished Professor Howard McGary, Jr. The conference is free and open to the public, but registration is required. All indoor events require attendees to show proof of full vaccination or a COVID-19 negative PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to the event. Attendees must remain compliant with published COVID-19 protocols. Be advised that someone will be on hand to check vaccination cards or PCR test results at the conference entrance. Face coverings are no longer required at events but have a mask in case you enter another space (a teaching space, for example) where masks are required. For additional information, go to:  https://coronavirus.rutgers.edu/changes-related-to-covid-19-protocols/.

8:30-9:00         Coffee and Tea

9:00-9:30         Welcome and Introduction (Karen Bennett and Ernie Lepore)

9:30–12:15      Chair: Luvell Anderson (Syracuse University)

Speaker: Paul Taylor (Vanderbilt University)

                        “The Dramatic Commonplace: McGary, Hobbes, and the Kitchen Table Consult”

Speaker: J. Angelo Corlett (San Diego State University)

“Reparations and Immigration”

                        Speaker: Michele Moody-Adams (Columbia University)

                        “Philosophy and the Tasks of Democracy”

                       

12:15-1:15       LUNCH BREAK

1:30-2:30         Chair: Frank Kirkland (Hunter College)

Speaker: Jorge Garcia (Boston College)

                        “Is Racism an Ideology?”

2:45–3:45        Chair: Dee Payton (Howard University)

Speaker: Bernard Boxill (UNC, Chapel Hill)

“Hume on injustice against rational creatures of inferior strength”

4:00–5:00        Chair: Clifton Granby (Yale University)

Speaker: Lucius T. Outlaw, Jr. (Vanderbilt University)

“Sociology, Epistemology, Philosophy: McGary Considerations”

                       

6:00                 Conference dinner: Brower Commons

                        RSVP to Mercedes Diaz (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Location Hageman Hall, New Brunswick Theological Seminary