Conference Addresses of the Long Island Philosophical Society Online
Welcome to CALIPSO (Conference Addresses of the Long Island Philosophical Society Online), ISSN 1940-1914 ,the biannual e-journal of the Long Island Philosophical Society (LIPS). Founded in 1964, the Society has provided a forum for the exchange of philosophical ideas, primarily through our meetings and conferences. A number of prominent philosophers have been involved in LIPS, and some of the work presented at our meetings has become very influential in the wider philosophical community. LIPS has always been and remains committed to providing a forum for philosophers in all stages in their philosophical careers. Its meetings provide a useful testing ground for new philosophical views. We have found that the pairing of established philosophers with graduate students and junior faculty in a friendly and supportive atmosphere has proven useful and enjoyable to all of us.
Each meeting of LIPS will have an issue devoted to it. The inaugural issue of CALIPSO (Vol. 1, No. 1) contains works presented at our Spring 2007 meeting at Suffolk County Community College. As the Table of Contents indicates, the e-journal, like the meetings of LIPS, contains work from a wide range of philosophical viewpoints and traditions. Topics in logic, metaphysics, philosophy of science, moral and political philosophy, the history of philosophy, and continental philosophy are all represented in this issue. Each piece has undergone two stages of review. First, each paper was blind-reviewed for inclusion on the program of the Spring 2007 meeting. And second, each paper was reviewed by CALIPSOÕs editorial board for inclusion in the e-journal. In the spirit of fostering philosophical dialogue, we have included commentaries that were given on each of the papers. These commentaries are interesting in their own right, and we encourage you to read them, as well. We encourage you to contact the authors of the articles and commentaries with questions, criticisms, and suggestions.
James P. Friel and Glenn Statile,
Anton Alterman and Margaret Cuonzo,
Joseph Filonowicz, Long Island University
Howard Ponzer, Molloy College
Glenn Statile, St. JohnÕs University
Alan Grose, Long Island University