65th annual Northwest Philosophy Conference
October 4-5, 2013

Schedule Overview

Friday, October 4th

  • Conference social 5:00-6:00pm
  • Conference banquet 6:00-8:00pm

Saturday, October 5th

  • Continental breakfast 7:30-9:30am
  • Paper sessions 8:00-11:15am
  • Keynote presentation 11:30am-1:00pm
  • Conference luncheon 1:00-2:00pm
  • Paper sessions 2:00-6:45pm

The Friday social and banquet, as well as Saturday lunch will take place in the MPR (lower level of Washburn Hall).Regular paper sessions will take place in Marsh Hall or Warner Hall. The keynote presentation will take place in the Tom Miles Theatre (in Warner Hall). A continental breakfast on Saturday will be provided in Marsh Hall and Warner Hall.

The conference registration table will be in the MPR on Friday, October 4 beginning at 5:00pm. On Saturday, October 5, the conference registration table will be in Marsh Hall, on the second floor lobby.

Full Schedule

8:00-9:30 Paper Session #1
Marsh LL21

Session Chair: Gary Bartlett (Central Washington University)
ANIMALS

Robin Dembroff (Univeristy of Notre Dame), "I Think, Therefore I Know I Think" (8:00-8:45)

ANIMALS

William Bauer & Gary Comstock (North Carolina State University), "Carruthers on Metacognition, and the Unity of Beliefs and Desires in Animals" (8:45-9:30)

Marsh LL5

Session Chair: Kristina Gehrman (Miami University)

LANGUAGE
Wade E. Munroe (Indiana University), "Words on Psycholinguistics" (8:00-8:45)

LANGUAGE

Megan Henricks Stotts (University of California, Riverside), "Alternatives, Recalcitrance, and Linguistic Conventions" (8:45-9:30)

Marsh 101
Session Chair: McKenzie Judith Southworth (Lewis & Clark College)

PHILOSOPHY OF LANGUAGE
Nick Curry (University of Louisville), "On the Possibility of a Speech Act Analysis of Criticism" (8:00-8:45)

PHILOSOPHY OF LANGUAGE

Nicholas Koziolek (University of Chicago), "Does Frege Need Indirect Senses?" (8:45-9:30)

Marsh 106
Session Chair: Klaus Ladstaetter (Washburn University)
TRUTH

Kenneth G. Lucey (University of Nevada, Reno), "A New Counter-Example to Modus Ponens" (8:00-8:45)

TRUTH

Klaus Ladstaetter (Washburn University), "Minimalism and 'The' Generalization Problem" (8:45-9:30)

Marsh 201
Session Chair: Sarah Marchland Lomas (Lewis & Clark College)

ROUSSEAU

Shyam Krishan Kaushik (Vivekananda Institute of Professional Studies), "Revisiting the Concept of Sovereignty" (8:00-8:45)
ROUSSEAU

Belén Pueyo Ibáñez (The New School for Social Research), "Rousseau's Palliative Philosophy: Towards the Destigmatization of Amour-propre" (8:45-9:30)

Marsh 206

Session Chair: Andrew Lavin (San Jose State University)

REPRESENTATION

Bahram Borgheai (University of Massachusetts Amherst), "Constructive Representationalism" (8:00-8:45)

REPRESENTATION

Michael Losonsky (Colorado State University), "Leibniz's Theory of Representation" (8:45-9:30)

Marsh 207

Session Chair: George W. Shea IV (Duquesne University)

HUME

Gourav Krishna Nandi (Montana State University, Bozeman), "Hume's Ideas and Beliefs Concerning Personhood and the Data Dilemma" (8:00-8:45)

NIETZSCHE

Daniel E. Shannon (DePauw University), "Nietzsche's Eternal Return of the Same: Its Antecedents and Consequences" (8:45-9:30)

Marsh 212

Session Chair: Anthony Ferrucci (University of Washington)

EPISTEMOLOGY

Olin Robus (University of Washington), "Empiricism and van Fraassen's Principle Zero" (8:00-8:45)

EPISTEMOLOGY

Ryan Walsh (University of Southern California), "A Hard Problem for Schroeder's Analysis of Perceptual Knowledge" (8:45-9:30)

Marsh 213

Session Chair: Jeffrey Spring (University of British Columbia-Okanagan)

MORAL RESPONSIBILITY

Kameron St. Clare (University of Sheffield), "Happiness as Resistance: Moral Obligations of the Oppressed" (8:00-8:45)

MORAL RESPONSIBILITY

Yishai Cohen & Travis Timmerman (Syracuse University), "Dual Obligations Hybridism" (8:45-9:30)

Marsh 214

Session Chair: Russell Hamer (Marquette University)

METAPHYSICS

Russell Hamer (Marquette University), "Schopenhauer, Monism, and the Problem of Evil" (8:00-8:45)

METAPHYSICS

Eric D. Meyer (Independent Scholar), "'Why Is There Something Rather Than Nothing?': Western Metaphysics and the Thinking of Non-Being From the Sanskrit Rig Veda to Martin Heidegger's 'What Is Metaphysics?'" (8:45-9:30)

Warner 5

Session Chair: Eric Gilbertson (Texas State University)

METAPHYSICS

Robert William Fischer & Eric Gilbertson (Texas State University), "Salvaging Serviceability in Metaphysics" (8:00-8:45)

METAPHYSICS

Michael Yudanin (University of Georgia), "Mathematical Knowledge as a Challenge to the Materialism of Self-Reference" (8:45-9:30)

Warner 22

Session Chair: Aaron Rizzieri (CUNY at LaGuardia)

EPISTEMOLOGY

Casey Doyle (University of Pittsburgh), "Expression and the Grounds of Self-Knowledge" (8:00-8:45)

EPISTEMOLOGY

Sruthi Rothenfluch (University of Portland), "A Defense of Virtue Responsibilism"(8:45-9:30)

Warner 28

Session Chair: J.M. Fritzman (Lewis & Clark College)

RELIGION

Erica Govier & Ray Jennings (Simon Fraser University), "The Evolutionary Significance of Religious Ritual: Part 1: The Biology of Religous Language" (8:00-8:45)

RELIGION

Lou Matz (University of the Pacific), "John Stuart Mill's Religious Challenges" (8:45-9:30)

 

9:45-11:15 Paper Session #2

Marsh LL21

Session Chair: Katharine Loevy (Pacific University)

ISLAMIC PHILOSOPHY

Barry Ferst (Carroll College), "Four Principles of Quranic Morality" (9:45-10:30)

ISLAMIC PHILOSOPHY

Katharine Loevy (Pacific University), "Meaning and Embodiment in Islamic Mysticism: A Feminist Analysis of Dhikr and Shatahat" (10:30-11:15)

Marsh LL5

Session Chair: Pierson Tse (University of Calgary)

CONSCIOUSNESS

Robert M. Anderson, Jr. (Argosy University-Hawaii), "How Can a Stone Be Conscious?" (9:45-10:30)

CONSCIOUSNESS

Matthew Rellihan (Seattle University), "Consciousness, Content, and Cambridge Change" (10:30-11:15)

Marsh 101
Session Chair: Ryan Walsh (University of Southern California)

MORAL REASONING

Noell Birondo (Wichita State University), "The Wrong Kind of Reasoning" (9:45-10:30)

MORAL REASONING

Asia Ferrin (University of Washington), "On Moral Judgment: Horgan and Timmons' Modified Moral Rationalism vs. Haidt's Social Interactionism" (10:30-11:15)

Marsh 106
Session Chair: Michael Losonsky (Colorado State University)

MODALITY

Michael Nelson (University of California, Riverside), "Things That Might Not Have Been" (9:45-10:30)

MODALITY

Michael Raven (University of Victoria), "Fundamentality without Foundations" (10:30-11:15)

Marsh 201
Session Chair: Andrew Molas (York University)

PHILOSOPHY OF MIND

Gary Bartlett (Central Washington University), "Occurrent States" (9:45-10:30)

PHILOSOPHY OF MIND

Andrew Molas (York University), "Discussing the Nature of Dementia and Issues Concerning Advance Directives" (10:30-11:15)

Marsh 206

Session Chair: Chad Wiener (Pacific University)

EPISTEMOLOGY

Maja Rodell (Gonzaga University), "The Vulnerable Epoché" (9:45-10:30)

EPISTEMOLOGY

Todd Kukla (Illinois State University), "What Is the Cognitive Ability that Kant's Categories Make Possible?" (10:30-11:15)

Marsh 207

Session Chair: Frank Jankunis (University of Calgary)

RELIGION

Jim Slagle (University of Portland), "On the Compatibility of Evolution with Theism" (9:45-10:30)

RELIGION

Aaron Rizzieri (CUNY at LaGuardia), "Theodicy's Limited Prospects" (10:30-11:15)

Marsh 212

Session Chair: Thomas Hall (Western Washington University)

METAPHYSICS

Tyler Hildebrand (Univeristy of Washington), "Natural Necessary Connections and the Problem of Induction" (9:45-10:30)

METAPHYSICS

Thomas Hall (Western Washington University), "On Presentism and Time Travel" (10:30-11:15)

Marsh 213

Session Chair: Jonathan Peterson (Loyola University New Orleans)

LANGUAGE

John W. Powell (Humboldt State University), "In and Out of Language" (9:45-10:30)

LANGUAGE

Samantha Park Alibrando, J.M. Fritzman, Sarah Marchland Lomas, & McKenzie Judith Southworth (Lewis & Clark College), "Hegel and Language, According to Vernon, McCumber, and Forster" (10:30-11:15)

Marsh 214

Session Chair: Ryan Michael Murphy (San Francisco State University)

ETHICS

Kate Padget Walsh (Iowa State University), "Toward an Ethics of Debt" (9:45-10:30)

ETHICS

Elizabeth Foreman (Saint Louis University), "The Importance of a Good Attitude" (10:30-11:15)

Warner 5

Session Chair: Avram Hiller (Portland State University)

METAPHYSICS

Brad Berman (Portland State University), "Aristotle on Like-Partedness and the Like-Parted Bodies" (9:45-10:30)

METAPHYSICS

Avram Hiller (Portland State University), "Truthmaking and Causing" (10:30-11:15)

Warner 22

Session Chair: Ray Jennings (Simon Fraser University)

EPISTEMOLOGY

Nichols Fillion (Simon Fraser University), "Mathematical Models and Epistemic Hierarchies" (9:45-10:30)

EPISTEMOLOGY

Robert Warner & Ray Jennings (Simon Fraser University), "Humean Causation in Medical Diagnosis" (10:30-11:15)

Warner 28

Session Chair: Kenneth G. Lucey (University of Nevada, Reno)

BERKELEY

Aaron Kenna (University of Utah), "On the Proposed Argument from Analogy in Berkeley's Passivity Argument for the Existence of God" (9:45-10:30)

BERKELEY

Brandon Bowen (University of Utah), "Berkeley on Human Freedom and Moral Responsibility" (10:30-11:15)

 

11:30-1:00 Keynote Address

Tom Miles Theatre (Warner Hall)

Noël Carroll (CUNY Graduate Center), "Ethics and Comic Amusement"

 

1:00-2:00 Lunch

MPR (Washburn Hall, University Center)

 

2:00-4:15 Paper Session #3

Marsh LL21

Session Chair: Ron Wilburn (University of Nevada, Las Vegas)

NATURE/ENVIRONMENT

Martin Zwick (Portland State University), "Is the Materialist Neo-Darwinian Conception of Nature False?" (2:00-2:45)

NATURE/ENVIRONMENT

Ron Wilburn (University of Nevada, Las Vegas), "The Prussian and the Hawk" (2:45-3:30)

NATURE/ENVIRONMENT

Frank Jankunis (University of Calgary), "What Does Constructionism in Biology Have To Tell Us About Environmental Ethics?" (3:30-4:15)

Marsh LL5

Session Chair: Mark Alfano (University of Oregon)

CARE/EMPATHY/SYMPATHY

Michelle Saint (Western Washington University), "Storytelling Is a Form of Care" (2:00-2:45)

CARE/EMPATHY/SYMPATHY

Meghan Masto (Lafayette College), "Empathy, Autism, Psychopathy, and Right Action" (2:45-3:30)

CARE/EMPATHY/SYMPATHY

Ramona Ilea (Pacific University), "Sympathy and Utilitarianism: Enemies or Allies?" (3:30-4:15)

Marsh 101
Session Chair: Sara Waller (Montana State University)

ANIMALS

Sara Waller (Montana State University), "Animal Consciousness, Non-Propositional Thought, and Zen Buddhism" (2:00-2:45)

ANIMALS

Richard Fry (Georgetown University), "Problems in Locke's Account of Animal Inference" (2:45-3:30)

ANIMALS

Pierson Tse (University of Calgary), "Species Egalitarianism and Respect for Nature" (3:30-4:15)

Marsh 106
Session Chair: Kameron St. Clare (University of Sheffield)

SOCIAL/POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY

Jonathan Peterson (Loyola University New Orleans), "Non-Domination and the Distribution of Freedom" (2:00-2:45)

SOCIAL/POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY

José-Antonio Orosco (Oregon State University), "W.E.B. Du Bois and the Moral Dimensions of American Democracy" (2:45-3:30)

SOCIAL/POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY

Jeffrey A. Gauthier (University of Portland), "Prostitution Law and Paternalism" (3:30-4:15)

Marsh 201
Session Chair: Megan Henricks Stotts (University of California, Riverside)

NORMATIVITY

George W. Shea IV (Duquesne University), "Foucault and the Possibility of Anti-Foundationalist Critique" (2:00-2:45)

NORMATIVITY

Robert Carry Osborne (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign), "An Approach to Naturalizing Norms in Epistemology" (2:45-3:30)

NORMATIVITY

Todd May (Clemson University), "The Effability of the Normative" (3:30-4:15)

Marsh 206

Session Chair: Tyler Hildebrand (University of Washington)

MODALITY

Ted Parent (Virginia Tech), "On Rasmussen's Modal Cosmological Argument" (2:00-2:45)

MODALITY

José Edgar González Varela (National Autonomous University of Mexico), "Modal Anti-Realism Revitalized" (2:45-3:30)

MODALITY

Eric Sampson & Jesse Steinberg (University of Wisconsin-Madison), "A Modal Argument for Moral Realism" (3:30-4:15)

Marsh 207

Session Chair: Michael Wiitala (University of Kentucky)

PLATO

Geoffrey Bagwell (Spokane Community College), "Recollection in Plato's Philebus" (2:00-2:45)

PLATO

Albert Spencer (Portland State University), "A Somaesthetic, and More Pragmatic, Reading of Plato's Dialogues" (2:45-3:30)

Marsh 212

Session Chair: Elizabeth Foreman (Saint Louis University)

AGENCY

Sarah Vincent (University of Memphis), "On the Myth of the Mental (Illness)" (2:00-2:45)

AGENCY

Robert Noggle, Jr. (Central Michigan University), "Addiction and Freedom" (2:45-3:30)

AGENCY

Ryan Michael Murphy (San Francisco State University), "Beyond the Dilemma of Desire Satisfaction in Well-being" (3:30-4:15)

Marsh 213

Session Chair: Kate Padget Walsh (Iowa State University)

ETHICS AND AGENCY

Stephen Bero (University of Southern California), "Recklessness and the Ignorance Excuse" (2:00-2:45)

ETHICS AND AGENCY

William Rottschaefer (Lewis & Clark College), "Ditching Moral Responsibility" (2:45-3:30)

ETHICS AND AGENCY

Mary I. Bockover (Humboldt State University), "Emotion, Ethics and Equality" (3:30-4:15)

Marsh 214

Session Chair: Nicholas Fillion (Simon Fraser University)

BELIEF/METHOD

Bert Baumgaertner (University of Idaho), "Reflective Inequilibrium" (2:00-2:45)

BELIEF/METHOD

Nathan Cockram (Carleton University), "Criteria Problems: Reliabilism, Methodism, and Generality" (2:45-3:30)

Warner 5

Session Chair: Matthew Owen (Biola University)

METAPHYSICS

Ricardo Dávila (Gonzaga University), "Scientific Sparse Power Properties" (2:00-2:45)

METAPHYSICS

Shamim Hunt (University of Texas at Dallas), "Magic, Science, and Religion: Exploring the Connections Between Augustine and Newton" (2:45-3:30)

Warner 22

Session Chair: Noell Birondo (Wichita State University)

AGENCY

AGENCY

Sean Meseroll (University of Kansas), "Hedonism about Happiness" (2:00-2:45)

AGENCY

Sami Sumpter (University of Idaho), "Elective and Non-Elective Poverty: Comparative Relationships to Debt and Agency" (2:45-3:30)

Warner 28

Session Chair: Joshua Hall (Muskingum University)

BELIEF

Nicholas Tebben (Towson University), "Deontology and Freedom of Belief: A Reply to Steup" (2:00-2:45)

BELIEF

Dennis Knepp (Big Bend Community College), "'Hell cannot be below because well water is cold': Chief Moses and C.S. Peirce on Authority vs. Real Objects in 1877" (2:45-3:30)

BELIEF

Caleb Lee (University of Calgary), "Can the Concept Belief Tell Us What We Ought to Believe?" (3:30-4:15)

 

4:30-6:45 Paper Session #4

Marsh LL21

Session Chair: Daniel E. Shannon (DePauw University)

AESTHETICS

Jessica Logue (University of Portland), "Evaluating and Appreciating Films" (4:30-5:15)

AESTHETICS

Ryan Ausperk (Kent State University), "Compositionality and the Artistic Elements of Photography (5:15-6:00)

AESTHETICS

Joshua Hall (Muskingum University), "Sublime Embodiment: Dancing with Danto" (6:00-6:45)

Marsh LL5

Session Chair:Robert Carry Osborne (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)

AGENCY

Ivan Welty (Willamette University), "Moral Agency in Augustine and Kant" (4:30-5:15)

AGENCY

Howard Nye (University of Alberta), "The Butterfly Effect Argument Against Agent-Centered Constraints" (5:15-6:00)

AGENCY

Morgan Rempel (University of Southern Mississippi), "Stoic Philosophy and Alcoholics Anonymous: The Enduring Wisdom of the Serenity Prayer" (6:00-6:45)

Marsh 101
Session Chair: Jim Slagle (University of Portland)

BELIEF

Patrick Beach (Boise State University), "The Nature of Luck" (4:30-5:15)

BELIEF

Brandon Carey (University of Rochester), "Counterfactual Epistemic Possibility" (5:15-6:00)

BELIEF

Matthew Owen (Biola University), "Physicalism's Epistemological Incompatibility with A Priori Knowledge" (6:00-6:45)

Marsh 106
Session Chair: Kameron St. Clare (University of Sheffield)

JUSTICE

Jeffrey Spring (University of British Columbia-Okanagan), "David Miller's Nationalist Account of Global Justice" (4:30-5:15)

JUSTICE

Jon Winterbottom (University of California, Santa Barbara), "Inherited Duties and Reparations: Reconsidering the Chain-Harm Argument" (5:15-6:00)

JUSTICE

Alex Rajczi (Claremont McKenna College), "What Is the Conservative Point of View about Distributive Justice?" (6:00-6:45)

Marsh 201
Session Chair: Aaron Kenna (University of Utah)

PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE

Todd Jones (University of Nevada, Las Vegas), "Including Too Much and Too Little—Gricean Mechanisms of Misleading Scientific Disagreement" (4:30-5:15)

PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE

Anthony Ferrucci (University of Washington), "Is Mass a Problem for Kuhnian Revolution?" (5:15-6:00)

PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE

Archie Fields III (Georgia State University), "The Many Meanings of Success and the Failures of Fictions" (6:00-6:45)

Marsh 206

Session Chair: Mark Alfano (University of Oregon)

LOVE/FRIENDSHIP

Chiara Bandini (San Francisco State University), "The Role of Love in Descartes's Meditations" (4:30-5:15)

LOVE/FRIENDSHIP

Kristina Gehrman (Miami University), "Justice for Huckleberry: An Exercise in Murdoch's Loving Attention" (5:15-6:00)

LOVE/FRIENDSHIP

Mark Alfano (University of Oregon), "The Friendship Model of Virtue" (6:00-6:45)

Marsh 207

Session Chair: Timothy Doyle (Whitman College)

PLATO

Timothy Doyle (Whitman College), "The Mathematical Content of Meno 82b-85b" (4:30-5:15)

PLATO

Michael Oliver Wiitala (University of Kentucky), "The Forms and Explanatory Priority of Plato's Euthyphro" (5:15-6:00)

PLATO

Evan Schultz (Lewis & Clark College), "Poetic and Political Pleasures in Plato's Republic" (6:00-6:45)

Marsh 212

Session Chair: Chad Wiener (Pacific University)

METAPHILOSOPHY

Andrew Lavin (San Jose State University), "The Enchanted Realm" (4:30-5:15)

METAPHILOSOPHY

Oscar E. Muñoz (Independent Scholar), "Historical Consciousness and Mythologization" (5:15-6:00)

Marsh 213

Session Chair: Ed Kaitz (North Idaho College)

SOCIAL/POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY

Ed Kaitz (North Idaho College), "Is American Liberal Democracy Immune to Dictatorship?" (4:30-5:15)

SOCIAL/POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY

Adrienne Cochran (Highline Community College), "Mitigate Climate Change: Realign Responsiveness through Daoist Acuity" (5:15-6:00)

SOCIAL/POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY

Michael Ball-Blakeley (University of Washington), "Anarchia and Autonomous Functioning in the International Community" (6:00-6:45)

Marsh 214

Session Chair: Mary I. Bockover (Humboldt State University)

PHILOSOPHY EDUCATION

David Heise (Humboldt State University), "The Benefits of a Philosophy Education: What the Empirical Data Suggests" (4:30-5:15)

NATURALISM AND EXPERIENCE

Kiki Berk (Southern New Hampshire University), "Naturalism and the Subjectivity of Experience" (5:15-6:00)

PHILOSOPHY OF LAW

Michael Pressman (University of Southern California), "The Compatibility of Foreward-Looking and Backward-Looking Accounts of Tort Law" (6:00-6:45)

 

Conference Contact Info

Address:
David Boersema
Department of Philosophy,2043 College Way
Pacific University,Forest Grove OR 97116
Phone:
503-352-2150
Fax: 503-352-2775
Email: boersema@pacificu.edu