Inaugural Theme: Living Philosophy: Experience and Transformation
This year’s theme will explore philosophy as a living, dynamic enterprise generated out of both everyday and extraordinary human experience. Abstract philosophical reflection often arises out of the puzzles, problems, aspirations and anxieties of real life, making philosophy a passionate and meaningful enterprise. Combining standard texts with feminist theory, critical race theory, disability theory, and other nontraditional work, students will investigate how lived experience has helped shape philosophical reflection from its earliest beginnings to today. Through readings, writing assignments, visiting lecturers and professional development mentoring, students will learn that their own perspectives and experiences can contribute to the ongoing development of philosophy.
PIKSI Class of 2006
2006 Institutional Co-Sponsors
College of the Liberal Arts, Penn State
Association for Feminist Ethics and Social Theory (FEAST)
American Philosophical Association
Department of Philosophy, Penn State