Wednesday, March 14, 2012

CFP: Personalist Seminar: Dewey and Niebuhr

*JULY 29-AUGUST 3, 2012*
*Western Carolina University*

*Examining Personalist Options in Philosophy*

ProgramAbout 15-25 participants

Program StructureThe program will center around Niebuhr and Dewey, with separate days
devoted to different aspects of their work.
The first day will introduce the group to Niebuhr and Dewey and the
background of their thought. These discussions will be led by Garry
Dorrien, Reinhold Niebuhr Professor at Union Theological Seminary and John
Shook, of The Center for Inquiry Transnational. The remaining days each
participant will be responsible for a specific text and/or aspect, or
present a paper on Niebuhr’s and Dewey’s thought and will help lead that
part of the discussion.

ProposalsSubmit a title and brief (no more than one page) summary of your interest
in the seminar’s subjects. Accepted projects will receive between 60 and
90 minutes for presentation and discussion of the finished projects. *Proposals
should be sent to: *
*Dr. James McLachlan by July 1, 2012*

The seminar will be held on the campus of Western Carolina University in
Cullowhee, North Carolina. Cullowhee is located approximately 50 miles west
of Asheville and sits near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park,
Appalachian Trail, Blue Ridge Parkway, and several national forests which
make up some of the largest wilderness areas in the Eastern United States.

LodgingWCU Village
Double and single occupancy accommodations are provided in one of two
town-house style apartment buildings. These spacious houses have ten double
occupancy rooms each along with a large kitchen and common area (where the
daily meetings will be held). This casual atmosphere will add to the
comfort of your stay and make the seminar feel more cozy and relaxed.
Residence hall furnishings include one pillow, sheets, a blanket and five
towels and washcloths. Brining extra of these items is strongly
recommended. Note that there is no daily maid service in the residence
halls. All rooms have two twin-sized beds and a private bath. Accompanying
guests or spouses who share a room would be required to purchase a housing
and meal option as well.

Madison Hall – Meeting LocationA limited number of hotel style rooms with daily maid service are available
at Madison Hall (where the conference will take place). Rooms at Madison
are fully furnished but have only one bed per room. Note that some rooms
have queens, some full-sized, and some twin-sized beds. Rooms are assigned
in order of registration. Attendees traveling with a spouse will be given
preference for larger rooms.

Housing CostsFinal costs are yet to be determined. The following rates are
Housing and meal packages include all breakfasts, lunches and 4 nights
lodging. Dinner is on your own. Single occupancy room/meal packages are.
Madison Hall for 4 nights with the meal plan is going to be $387.00. The
Village for 4 nights with the meal plan is going to be $273.00 (including a
linen packet). (Breakfast and lunch W-F, breakfast only on Saturday)Off
campus lodging is available in area hotels. For more information about
these off-campus options and area attractions please visit our local
chamber site at

RegistrationThe conference registration fee is $50 (Paid separately).For further
information, contact Dr. James M. McLachlan, Dept. of Philosophy and
Religion, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC 28723. Phone
828-227-3940 or email For questions about
registration or accommodations contact Bobby Hensley, Associate Director of
Continuing Education, at 828-227-7397 or email


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