SRU students present at philosophy and religious studies conference


April 11, 2018

Three Slippery Rock University students presented research at the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education's Interdisciplinary Association for Philosophy and Religious Studies Conference, March 23-24, at West Chester University.

Spencer Upton, a senior dual major in biology and philosophy from Mercer, won first place for his research, "Understanding Qualia as Process," and Connor Griffith, a senior history major from Cranberry Township, earned second place for "The Political Misappropriation of Nietzschean Philosophy." Additionally, Hannah Ptacin, a senior philosophy major from Selinsgrove, presented "Aristotle and the Cosmos."

Andrew Winters, instructor of philosophy, and Tom Sparrow, assistant professor of philosophy, attended the conference. Winters presented, "Is it Wrong to Invite Yourself to be Dinner? Cannibalism and Perversion in the Case of Armin Meiwes."

The IAPRS conference is hosted by a State System school each year.