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CCU hosts international philosophy conference

July 27, 2010

More than 120 professional philosophers will meet on the Coastal Carolina University campus for an international conference from Thursday, July 29 to Monday, Aug. 2.

The University's Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies is hosting the 18th American Association of Philosophy Teachers (AAPT) International Workshop-Conference.

“The conference brings together distinguished teachers of philosophy from all over the world to talk about recent developments in the teaching of philosophy,” said Nils Rauhut, a CCU philosophy professor who is also serving as AAPT president.

Keynote speaker of the conference is David Concepcion, Ph.D., an associate professor of philosophy from Ball State University who teaches ethics, environmental ethics and bioethics.

“As an institution that embraces the teacher scholar model of education, Coastal Carolina University is proud to host such a prestigious association that is dedicated to the teaching and learning of philosophy,” said Michael Ruse, chair of the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at CCU and coordinator of the conference.

More than 65 individual sessions will be held in the Thomas W. and Robin W. Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts at CCU.

For more information contact Michael Ruse at 843-349-2548.