9th Annual Undergrad Philosophy Conference: ‘Minimizing Marriage’ April 18

| April 6, 2015
Philosophy Conference keynote


The Philosophy Club will hold its 9th annual undergraduate philosophy conference Saturday, April 18, at the home campus in Webster Groves. The conference theme, “Minimizing Marriage,” comes from the book by keynote speaker, Elizabeth Brake of Arizona State University.

All undergraduate students and admirers of philosophy are invited to attend. Following a day of paper presentations and discussions in the Emerson Library Conference Room, Brake’s keynote, “Love and the Law: Marriage, Friendship, Polyamory, Eldercare,” will be at 3:15 p.m.

Submissions for the conference were accepted through March. With authors’ permission, selected essays will be published in The Sophia, the student-run undergraduate journal of philosophy.

Learn more at the Philosophy Conference website, on the Events Calendar listing or at the event page on Facebook.

Keynote Speaker

Elizabeth Brake’s work is primarily in feminist ethics and political philosophy. Her book, Minimizing Marriage (Oxford University Press, 2012), which won an Honorable Mention for the 2014 APA Book Prize, examines marriage’s morally salient features — promise, commitment, care and contract — and the context of current restrictions on marriage. Blake has also written on parental rights and obligations, liberal theory, and is currently working on a project on disaster ethics.

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