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Philosophers from around the globe gather in Denver

CU Denver hosts annual conference

3/17/2014
Bob Damrauer speaks at national conference
​DENVER – The CU Denver Philosophy Department in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences hosted an international gathering for the Annual SAAP (Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy) Conference.
 
Held March 6-8 at the nearby Westin in Downtown Denver, nearly 200 participants attended in person and online including 32 students.
 
The conference program included sessions on American philosophical figures (Dewey, James, Peirce, Rorty, Addams, et al.) as well as on a huge variety of interdisciplinary topics: race, environmentalism, democracy, feminism, social science, African-American thought, Asian philosophy, native American, French, German political thought, and more.
 
Charles S. Peirce's philosophy was the focus of a plenary session opened with a welcome by CU Denver Associate Vice Chancellor for Research Bob Damrauer (at podium in photo above). Conference participants also attended a reception, sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences held at a nearby resturant.
 
CU Denver Chair of Philosophy David Hildebrand, associate professor, served as the local organizer for the event. He encouraged student participation and invited fellow faculty to “Come see what philosophers do.”
 
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