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 Two SRU Students Garner Academic Honors at Philosophy Conference 

 

SPOTLIGHT

April 19, 2005
Contact: Gordon Ovenshine  (727) 738-4854; gordon.ovenshine@sru.edu

TWO SRU PHILOSOPHY STUDENTS GARNER ACADEMIC HONORS,

INCLUDING FIRST PRIZE AT STATE SYSTEM PHILOSOPHY CONFERENCE

 SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa.-- For his essay on German philosopher Immanuel Kant, Slippery Rock University senior Brian Skibo received the $125 first prize at the 18th Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Interdisciplinary Association for Philosophy and Religious Studies Conference, held recently at Mansfield University.

Skibo, a philosophy major from Hermitage, presented a paper titled “An Analysis in Kant: How the World is Already Synthesized Through Systems.”

  “I chose this topic in order to lay a foundation for future studies in the area of ecological psychology,” said Skibo, who plans to attend the University of Connecticut to pursue a master’s degree in ecological psychology.

Mary A. "Molly" McGuigan of Franklin Park, an SRU philosophy minor, wrote a paper on comedy in philosophy that has been accepted for the competitive Goucher College Undergraduate Philosophy Conference on April 30, where she'll present her work alongside students from Williams and Amherst colleges.

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