Annual Ethics Across the Disciplines Conference
La Crosse, Wisconsin
Caring for the Earth and its Inhabitants
A Joint Conference of
Midwest Region Society of Christian Philosophers
Ethics Across the Disciplines
April 1-3, 2004
|THURSDAY, APRIL 1
||Fine Arts Center
||Keynote Lecture: Terry Tempest Williams
|FRIDAY, APRIL 2
||Welcome - R127
||Session Ia - R127
"Theology of Ecology: Creation, Stewardship, and Cosmic Redemption"
Aurelie Hagstrom, Providence College
"To Whom Much Has Been Given: A Biblical Perspective on the Responsibilities of Human Beings as Environmental Stewards"
Christopher Stone, University of Utah
Session Ib - R107
"Can Rorty Help Develop a Utilitarianism Plausible for Christian Philosophers?"
Andrew Gustafson, Bethel College
"John Martin Fischer on the Proper Role of Frankfurt Cases"
David Werther, University of Wisconsin-Madison
||Session IIa - R127
"Stewardship, the Self, and Bioethics"
Eric Kraemer, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
"Beyond an Ecological Context: A Theological Framework for the Principle of Stewardship as it Relates to Health and Health Care"
Mark Repenshek, Columbia St. Mary’s Health System
Session IIb - R107
"The Voice of the Holy Tree: Ecotheology and 'The Dream of the Rood'"
Susan Carpenter Sims, New Mexico Highlands University
"This is My Return: Terry Tempest Williams’ Call for a Mormon Land Ethic in Refuge"
Grant T. Smith, Viterbo University
Session IIc - R130
"The Unsettling of Rationality"
David Booman, Viterbo University
Jon Jensen, Luther College
|11:15 am-12:30 pm
||Session IIIa - R127
"Boulders, Native Prairie, and a Theistic Stewardship Ethic"
Bruce R. Reichenbach, Augsburg College
"Understanding the Ethics of Land and Community Stewardship in a Rural College Town"
Edward C. Lorenz, Alma College
Session IIIb - R107
"Exclusive, Inclusive, and Rawlsian Public Reason"
Tony Smith, Luther College
"Trinitarian Stewardship and the Limits of Capitalism and Socialism"
Eric Manchester, Viterbo University
Session IIIc - R130
"Teaching Environmental Philosophy: Experiential and Holistic Practices
Paula Hirschboeck, Edgewood College
||Lunch - Reinhart Center Commons Area - Garden Level
||Session IV - R127
Norman Wirzba, Georgetown College
||Session Va - R127
"'Thou Art Dust, to Dust You Shall Return': The Importance of the Soul/Body Debate for Stewardship"
Jennifer Hockenbery, Mount Mary College
"Is a Metaphysics of Human Nature Relevant to the Issue of Environmental Stewardship?"
Kevin Corcoran, Calvin College
Session Vb - R130
"The Grammar of Stewardship"
Peter W. Bakken, Au Sable Institute of Environmental Studies
"Toward a Framework for Viable Versions of the Stewardship Model of Environmental Ethics"
Fred Simmons, Yale University
||Banquet - R107
||Keynote Lecture: Calvin DeWitt, Au Sable Institute and University of Wisconsin-Madison
"Stewardship Dynamics: Human-Earth Interplay toward Sustainability"
Fine Arts Center Main Theatre
|SATURDAY, APRIL 3
||Ecumenical Worship Service - R107
||Session VIa - R127
Sandra Menssen, University of St. Thomas
"Why Only a Humean Should Believe in Miracles"
Charles M. Hermes, Florida State University
Session VIb - R107
"The Good Earth: A Comparative Study of Judeo-Christian and Hindu Traditions"
Darian C. De Bolt, University of Central Oklahoma
Bernice Marie-Daly, Fairfield University
Session VIc - R130
"Stewardship and Wilderness"
Justin McBrayer, University of Missouri-Columbia
"The Viability of 'Stewardship' for a Distinctively Christian Ecology"
Christopher Vena, Marquette University
||Session VIIa - R127
"What Knowledge is Required for Responsible Stewardship of Creation?"
David K. Foster, Messiah College
"The European Union’s Environmental Policy"
Keith Knutson, Viterbo University
Session VIIb - R107
"Franciscan Intellectual Tradition: The Environment and Ecofeminism"
Phil Hoebing, O.F.M., Quincy University
"Stewardship, Hierarchy, and Servant Leadership"
Carl Koch, Viterbo University
Session VIIc - R130
"Hick the Inclusivist: Religious Pluralism as Unstable Middle Ground"
James F. Sennett, Lincoln Christian College and Seminary
"Ritschl’s Case for the Rationality of Theistic Belief"
John Kronen, University of St. Thomas
||Session VIIIa - R127
"Virtual Reality Actions and Moral Responsibility"
Jay Milbrant, Bethel College
Andrew Gustafson, Bethel College
"Iris Murdoch and ‘Devilish’ Metaphysics: A Guide to Morals?"
Scott Moore, Baylor University
Session VIIIb - R107
"Students and Stewardship: A Conflict of Worldviews"
Robert Keys, Cornerstone University
"Oikos Logos: The Knowledge of Home as a Theological Foundation in Teaching Environmental Spirituality"
Earl Madary, Viterbo University
"Who Do We Need to Be?: Ecological Virtues and Care of the Earth"
Stephen Bouma-Prediger, Hope College
For more information contact Richard Kyte at (608) 796-3704 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sponsored by the D. B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership and the Midwest Region Society of Christian Philosophers