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Three Seniors Present at APA Meeting


Seniors Brett Bracco, Sara Purinton and Dan Farina presented posters based on their senior theses in a session on undergraduate research at the Eastern Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association (APA). The meeting took place in Baltimore Jan. 4th to 7th.

The poster session was part of the Teaching Hub, a joint initiative of the APA and the American Association of Philosophy Teachers.

Bracco’s poster was titled “Non-Therapeutic Infant Male Circumcision: The Ethical Issues,” Purinton presented “Nietzschean Affirmation: A Joyous Challenge” and Farina presented “The Subject Side of Respect: Why and How to Be a Respecter.”

The students worked on their theses during the fall semester – Bracco and Purinton worked with Associate Professor of Philosophy Russell Marcus; Farina worked with Associate Professor of Philosophy Katheryn Doran.

While at the meeting, the students also attended sessions through the conference and met with philosophers from around the country.

Marcus chaired two sessions during the conference. “Team-Based Learning for Philosophy Courses” was part of the Teaching Hub session. He chaired a session on Kant’s philosophy of mathematics as part of the main program.

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