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Westminster College Philosophy Professor Organized Society Conference

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Posted on Monday, November 7, 2016

Dr. David Goldberg, professor of philosophy, organized and hosted the fall meeting of the West Virginia Philosophical Society (WVPS) on Oct. 15, at West Virginia Wesleyan College.

Goldberg serves as president of the West Virginia Philosophical Society and is responsible for planning the conference, reading paper submissions, and deciding on a keynote speaker. He has been president since 2010.

Goldberg’s paper, The Gesture, focused on how a simple gesture can identify an individual as a member of a group. His inspiration stemmed from the Cluster Course he teaches with Emeritus Professor Alan Gittis.

The keynote speaker of this meeting was Patrick Miller, associate professor of philosophy, from Duquesne University. Miller’s paper discussed how Plato would have professors teach philosophy today.

The WVPS has been in existence since 1947. Members meet twice a year, each meeting with open topics to allow for a variety of paper submissions. This meeting included papers on music, philosophy of literature, critical thinking, Kant and more.

Since the fall of 2006, the organization has hosted meetings at several Pennsylvania schools. Westminster College will host the spring WVPS meeting.

Contact Goldberg at 724-946-7153 or for more information.