Center for the Study of Scottish Philosophy


SCOTTISH PHILOSOPHY and the NATURAL LAW TRADITION in AMERICA


6th-9th September, 2012


PROGRAM


Thursday 6th September


1:30pm - OPENING WELCOME

President Torrance


2:00pm - 3:30pm - KEYNOTE I

‘Piety and Science: the Princeton Tradition of Christian Education’
Speaker: Gordon Graham, Princeton Theological Seminary
Respondent: TBA


4:00pm - 5:30pm - CONCURRENT SESSION I

Three concurrent sessions with three papers in each session, including Scott Segrest


DINNER

 



Friday 7th September


8-30am - 9:30am - CONCURRENT SESSION II

Three concurrent sessions with two papers in each session


10:00am - 12:00pm - KEYNOTE II

‘Protestantism, Ethics and Natural Law: Two Perspectives’
1. Jennifer Herdt, Yale Divinity School
2. Stephen J. Grabill, Acton Institute
Respondent: John Bowlin, Princeton Theological Seminary


1:00pm - 2:00pm CONCURRENT SESSION III

Three concurrent sessions with two papers in each session including an invited speaker


2:15pm - 3:15pm CONCURRENT SESSION IV

Three concurrent sessions with two papers in each session including an invited speaker


3:30pm - 5:00pm - KEYNOTE III

‘Thomas Reid, Morality and Common Sense’
Speaker: Keith Lehrer, University of Arizona
Respondent: TBA


CONFERENCE RECEPTION

 


DINNER

 


RECITAL

 



Saturday 8th September


8:30am - 9:30am - CONCURRENT SESSION V

Three concurrent sessions with two papers in each session including an invited speaker


10:00am - 12:00pm KEYNOTE IV

‘Knowledge, Faith and Scepticism’
1. Nicholas Wolterstorff, Yale University
2. Alvin Plantinga, Notre Dame
Respondent: Rene van Woudenberg, Vrije Universiteit


LUNCH

 


1:30pm - 3:00pm PUBLIC EVENT: KEYNOTE V

‘Witherspoon, Scottish Philosophy, and the American Founding’
Speaker: Dan Robinson, Oxford University
Respondent: Scott Segrest, West Point


3:30pm-5:00pm PUBLIC EVENT: KEYNOTE VI

‘Common Sense, Natural Justice and the Repbulican Character of Government in the United States’
Speaker: Ambassador Alan Keys
Respondent: George H. Nash


DINNER

 


PUBLIC EVENT: DEBATE

‘Common Sense, Natural Law and America: Historical Perspectives and Contemporary Relevance’
Ambassador Alan Keys



Sunday 9th September


8:00am - 9:00am - CONCURRENT SESSION VII

Three concurrent sessions with two papers in each session including an invited speaker


9:30am - 10:30am - CONFERENCE WORSHIP SERVICE

 


11:00am - 12:30pm KEYNOTE VI

‘Ethics, Religion and Education’
Speaker: Richard Mouw, Fuller Theological Seminary
Respondent: Stacy Johnson, Princeton Theological Seminary


About

The Center for the Study of Scottish Philosophy at Princeton Theological Seminary (Director: Gordon Graham) was established in 2006. A series of conferences on a variety of themes have been held under its auspices. Its publication program includes the international Journal of Scottish Philosophy, and a book series – The Library of Scottish Philosophy – that makes expertly edited selections of key writings by Scottish philosophers available in attractive and inexpensive volumes. Publication of the 13th volume in the series – on Scottish Philosophy in America – is planned to coincide with the bi-centenary conference. A three volume Oxford History of Scottish Philosophy, initiated by the CSSP, is currently in preparation under the general editorship of Gordon Graham.

This conference has been made possible through the generous support of Theresa Khuri and the Foundation that is being created of which she will be honorary chairman.