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MSU hosts Kentucky Philosophical Association’s Spring 2022 Conference

Morehead State University is hosting the Kentucky Philosophical Association's (KPA) Spring 2022 Conference. The event is Saturday, April 9, at the Adron Doran University Center (ADUC).  

The conference will feature speakers from across the region and MSU faculty. A special panel titled "Philosophy and Public Policy" will be moderated by Professor of Philosophy and Interim Dean of the Caudill College Dr. Scott Davison. It is at 11:30 a.m. in Room 329 of ADUC and features philosophers from the University of Kentucky (UK), the University of Louisville (UofL) and Eastern Kentucky University (EKU).   

There is also a panel in memory of Ed McClanahan, a noted Kentucky author who died last fall. Chris Holbrook, associate professor of English at MSU, will speak along with two University of Kentucky faculty: Tom Marksbury, associate professor of international film studies, writing rhetoric and digital studies; and instructor/photographer Guy Medes. Dr. Brandon Look, research professor and chair of philosophy at UK, will deliver a keynote address. 

The Kentucky Philosophical Association was founded in 1961 at Bellarmine College in Louisville. This will be the first time Morehead State has hosted the KPA annual conference. Morehead State University's Department of History, Philosophy, Politics, Global Studies and Legal Studies and the Caudill College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences are co-sponsors of the conference. Justin Spinks, adjunct professor of philosophy at MSU and KPA President, is the event organizer. 

"The Kentucky Philosophical Association is happy to meet at Morehead State's beautiful campus after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic," Spinks said.  

To learn more about KPA and see the complete program for the KPA Spring 2022 Conference, visit http://kentuckyphilosophy.blogspot.com. The event is free to attend and open to the public. Masks for the event are optional.   

For more information on the Department of History, Philosophy, Politics, Global Studies and Legal Studies, visit www.moreheadstate.edu/hpgl, email hpgl@moreheadstate.edu or call 606-783-2655.