College of Arts and Sciences


  • PACT Philosophy Conference Set for October

    February 9, 2011

    The Philosophy Department hosts the third annual conference of the Pacific Association for the Continental Tradition (PACT) on October 7 – 8, 2011. PACT, a joint initiative of the philosophy faculty in the University of San Francisco and Seattle University, presents a yearly forum for philosophical dialogue. This year’s conference theme is “The Political Animal,” and presenters will look at what it means to engage in political activity.

    “This opportunity discuss the question of what it means for the contemporary human to engage in political activity engages national and international philosophers,” said conference organizer Professor Jason Wirth. “This is especially important with political incivility at an all-time high and nation’s experiencing civil unrest.”

    PACT takes “Continental philosophy” in its broadest sense, and everyone with an interest in continental thinking is invited submit an abstract by April 15. The annual meeting is free and open to the public.

    Wirth, who joined the faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences in 2005, teaches philosophy, film studies, and African studies. He recently received the inaugural Blessed Peter Faber Integrity Award for faculty.

    Philosophy is one of 33 undergraduate and 7 graduate degrees offered by the College of Arts and Sciences.


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