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Developing Virtue Is Focus of June 19-20 Conference

June 11, 2014

Cal State Fullerton's Philosophy Department is sponsoring a two-day international and interdisciplinary conference, "Developing Virtue: East and West," featuring 10 scholars discussing the development of character traits and virtues.

Keynote speakers for the June 19-20 program are: Darcia F. Narváez, professor of psychology at the University of Notre Dame and author of "Neurobiology and the Development of Human Morality: Evolution, Culture and Wisdom," who will speak on "Culture, Childrearing and Humility" at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, June 19; and Owen Flanagan, James B. Duke professor of philosophy and professor of neurobiology at Duke University, will discuss "The Geography of Morals" at 1:30 p.m. Friday, June 20.

Other talks include:

  • "Development and Social-Cultural Learning of Cooperation: Sharing Behaviors in China's Only Children and Children With Siblings" by Zhu Liqi of the Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • "On the Development of the Justice Virtue as No Unacceptable Harm to the Human" with Liu Qingping of Fudan University
  • "Is Intellectual Character Growth a Realistic Educational Aim?" with Jason Baehr of Loyola Marymount University.

Each presentation will be a maximum of 40 minutes followed by discussion; all sessions will be held in Room 1406 of Steven G. Mihaylo Hall. Cost to attend the public event is $20; members of the campus community may attend free. On-campus parking is $2 per hour or $8 for an all-day permit Monday through Friday. Details are available online.

More information is available online or by contacting Heather D. Battaly, chair and professor of philosophy, or Ryan Nichols, associate professor of philosophy.

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