Fourth Mid-Hudson Valley Undergraduate Conference

In April the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies hosted the Fourth Mid-Hudson Valley Undergraduate Philosophy Conference. The conference included original philosophical research by undergraduates from the University of Madrid, Bard College, Vassar College, United States Military Academy at West Point, University of Detroit-Mercy, and Marist College. Students from Marist and West Point provided commentary.

Catherine Wilson gave the keynote address. She is the Anniversary Professor of Philosophy at the University of York and a distinguished professor of philosophy at the CUNY Graduate Center. Her work is primarily in ethics and the history of early modern philosophy. 

The conference program can be found here.  


Catherine Wilson (York/CUNY Graduate Center) delivers the conference keynote address. 


Justin Svegliato (Marist) gives his paper "The Inadequacy of Substance Dualism as an Ontological Foundation for Free Will"


 Carla Rodriguez (Madrid) and Alexander Kovacs (Marist) discuss Rodriguez's research on music and the emotions. 


Braydon Dymm (Detroit-Mercy) presents his research on Nietzsche and free will. 


Croix Laconsay (Marist) comments on Max Baird's (Bard) paper on reduction and neuroscience.

Grossman Ellman

David Grossman (West Point) and Ryan Ellman (Marist) answer questions about Grossman's paper on business ethics and the subprime mortgage crisis.