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61st annual Northwest Philosophy Conference
October 23-24, 2009

Schedule Overview:

Friday, October 23 (Registration and Conference Social will be in the MPR, in the lower level of the University Center, also called Washburn Hall)

  • 4:00-6:00pm Registration
  • 6:00-8:00pm Conference Social
  • 8:00-9:30pm Taping of "Philosophy Talk" (McCready Hall)

Saturday, October 24 (Registration is in Marsh Hall, 2nd floor lobby; meals are in the MPR, in the University Center)

  • 8:00-1:00am Registration (Marsh Hall second floor lobby)
  • 8:00-11:00am Paper Session #1
  • 1:00am-2:00pm Lunch (MPR, in University Center)
  • 2:00-5:00pm Paper Session #2
  • 5:00-7:00pm Keynote Session
  • 7:00-9:00pm Conference Banquet

 

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Detailed schedule:

Saturday, October 24 (Registration is in Marsh Hall, 2nd floor lobby; meals are in the MPR, in the University Center)

  • 8:00-8:55
    • EXPERIMENTAL PHILOSOPHY(Marsh LL5)
      • J.J. Thompson/R.E. Jennings (Simon Fraser University), "Biology and Linguistics: Whence Hierarchy?"
      • Commentator:
    • ETHICS (Marsh 101)
      • Jennifer Kling (University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill), "Becoming Fully Virtuous: A How-To Guide"
      • Commentator: Bertha Alvarez Manninen (Arizona State University - West Campus)
    • PHYSICALISM (Marsh 106)
      • James Blackmon (San Fransico State University), "Physical Realizations of the Mental"
      • Commentator: Kevin Morris (Brown University)
    • CONSCIOUSNESS & EXPERIENCE (Marsh 201)
      • Gary Bartlett (Central Washington University), "Activity and Experience"
      • Commentator: Colin Patrick (University of Portland)
    • ART/AESTHETICS (Marsh 206)
      • Stacey Jean Barron  (University of Idaho), "The Moralism/Formalism Intersection in Kantian Aesthetics"
      • Commentator: Diane Williamson (Le Moyne College)
    • RORTY (Marsh 207)
      • Aurora Hudson (University of Oregon), "How Can Language Do Work?: The Problem in Rorty's 'Feminism and Pragmatism'"
      • Commentator:
    • PLATO (Marsh 213)
      • Yancy Hughes Dominick (Seattle University), "Images for the Sake of the Truth in Plato's Symposium"
      • Commentator: Nathan Carson (Baylor University)
    • EPISTEMOLOGY (Marsh 214)
      • Basil Smith (Saddleback College), "The Incoherence of Social Externalism"
      • Commentator:
    • FREEDOM/DETERMINISM (CARNEGIE 205)
      • Oisin Deery (University of British Columbia), "How Our Experience As Agents is Mistaken if Determinism is True"
      • Commentator: John Bailar (University of Idaho)
    • PHILOSOPHY OF ACTION (CARNEGIE 306)
      • Rebekah Rice (Seattle Pacific University), "Reasons, Agency, and Alienation: A Critique of Reason Extermalism"
      • Commentator: Katie Padgett Walsh (Iowa State University)
    • MODALITY (CARNEGIE 311)
      • Richard Gawne (Western Michigan University), "Indexical Multiplicity and Possible Worlds"
      • Commentator:
    • PHILOSOPHY OF MIND (WARNER 22)
      • Vincent Picciuto (University of Maryland), "Phenomenal Concepts and the Nature of Phenomenal Consciousness"
      • Commentator:
    • LANGUAGE (WARNER 28)
      • Derek Moyer (University of Oregon), "Searle's Sincerity Condition and the Role of Psychological States in Speech Act Theory"
      • Commentator:
  • 9:00 - 9:55
    • EXPERIMENTAL PHILOSOPHY(Marsh LL5)
      • J.W. Braithwaite/R.E. Jennings (Simon Fraser University), "Why is Human Morality"
      • Commentator: J.J. Thompson (Simon Fraser University)
    • ETHICS (Marsh 101)
      • Reshef Agam-Segal (Auburn University), "A Splitting Mind-Ache: The Case of Self-Legislation"
      • Commentator: Jason Benchimol (University of Washington)
    • PHYSICALISM (Marsh 106)
      • Kevin Morris (Brown University), "What's Wrong With 'Brute' Supervenience?"
      • Commentator: Justin Tiehen (University of Puget Sound)
    • CONSCIOUSNESS & EXPERIENCE (Marsh 201)
      • Michael Bruno (Lewis & Clark College), "Minimal Enactivism"
      • Commentator: David DeMoss (Pacific University)
    • ART/AESTHETICS (Marsh 206)
      • Jessica Logue (University of Portland), "Cinematic Distractions"
      • Commentator: Stacey Jean Barron (University of Idaho)
    • RORTY (Marsh 207)
      • Emma Jones (University of Oregon), "'The Private Poem of the Pervert,' or, Rorty Creates Freud Ex Nihilo"
      • Commentator: Roger Hunt (Boston University)
    • NIETZSCHE (Marsh 212)
      • Al Frankowski (University of Oregon), "The Nietzschean Sublime and the Political: A Contribution to Rethinking the Relation of Nietzsche's Aesthetics to Political Ontology"
      • Commentator: Eli Ashe (University of Washington)
    • PLATO (Marsh 213)
      • Rod Jenks (University of Portland), "Fire in the Cave"
      • Commentator: William Uzgalis (Oregon State University)
    • EPISTEMOLOGY (Marsh 214)
      • Alex von Stein (Lewis & Clark College), "A Survey of Doxastic Voluntarism"
      • Commentator:
    • FREEDOM/DETERMINISM (CARNEGIE 205)
      • Charles T. Vachapittack (Oklahoma State University), "Negotiating Influences"
      • Commentator: Oisin Deery (Unniversity of British Columbia)
    • PHILOSOPHY OF ACTION (CARNEGIE 306)
      • Ileana Szymanski (University of Scranton), "Philosophy of Food: How our choices with respect to food create habits that can be mirrored in the choices we make to find happiness in every-day life"
      • Commentator: Emrys Westacott (Alfred University)
    • MODALITY (CARNEGIE 311)
      • Chad Vance (University of Colorado at Boulder), "Conceivability Is Not a Guide to Metaphysical Possibility"
      • Commentator: Hope Sample (Northern Illinois University)
    • PHILOSOPHY OF MIND (WARNER 22)
      • Jennifer Matey (Florida International University), "Can Blue Mean Four?: What Synaesthesia Tell Us About Perceptual Content"
      • Commentator: Gary Bartlett (Central Washington University)
    • LANGUAGE (WARNER 28)
      • Pamela Robinson (University of British Columbia), "The Negation Problem for Expressivism: Solutions and Implications"
      • Commentator:
  • 10:00 - 10:55
    • EXPERIMENTAL PHILOSOPHY(Marsh LL5)
      • Yue Chen/R.E. Jennings (Simon Fraser University), "Articular Models for First Degree Entailment"
      • Commentator:
    • ETHICS (Marsh 101)
      • David Kaspar (University of Nevada, Reno), "If I Don't Do It, Somebody Else Will"
      • Commentator: Reshef Agam-Segal (Auburn University)
    • PHYSICALISM (Marsh 106)
      • Justin Tiehen (University of Puget Sound), "Explaining Causal Closure"
      • Commentator: Sara Bernstein (University of Arizona)
    • HEGEL (Marsh 201)
      • J.M. Fritzman/Kristin Thornburg (Lewis & Clark College), "How Analytic Philosophy Resurrects the Metaphysical Hegel"
      • Commentator: Joshua Wretzel (Washington State University - Tri-Cities)
    • ART/AESTHETICS (Marsh 206)
      • Emrys Westacott (Alfred University), "Must Good Art be Edifying"
      • Commentator: John Rowell (Selkirk College)
    • RORTY (Marsh 207)
      • Elena Cuffari (Univeristy of Oregon), "Come On, Rorty (Don't Fear the Reaper): Why Rorty Should Ditch Davidson"
      • Commentator: Eli Ashe (University of Washington)
    • BENJAMIN (Marsh 212)
      • Brian Elliott (University of Oregon), "Law, Violence, and Dissent in Benjamin and Agamben"
      • Commentator:
    • PLATO (Marsh 213)
      • Sarah Raskoff (Lewis & Clark College), "Socrates on the Unity or Disunity of Desire"
      • Commentator: Daniel Bradley (Gonzaga University)
    • EPISTEMOLOGY (Marsh 214)
      • David Alexander (Iowa State University), "Basic Justification and Reflective Defeat"
      • Commentator: Thomas Metcalf (University of Colorado at Boulder)
    • FREEDOM/DETERMINISM (CARNEGIE 205)
      • Tony Pierce (University of Idaho), "Dewey's Denial of Determinism"
      • Commentator: Anthony Cashio (Southern Illinois University at Carbondale)
    • PHILOSOPHY OF ACTION (CARNEGIE 306)
      • Brooke Roberts (University of Idaho), "Apologizing Without Regret"
      • Commentator: Leonard Kahn (United States Air Force Academy)
    • PHILOSOPHY OF MIND (WARNER 22)
      • Amanda Marshall (Western Michigan University), "The Intuitive Appeal of Multiple Realization"
      • Commentator: Sruthi Rothefluch (University of Nebraska - Lincoln)
    • LANGUAGE (WARNER 28)
      • Steven Gamboa (California State University, Bakersfield), "Neo-Empiricism and Intenationality: From co-variance to interactionism"
      • Commentator: Alex von Stein (Lewis & Clark College)
  • 11:00 - 11:55
    • EXPERIMENTAL PHILOSOPHY(Marsh LL5)
      • R.E. Jennings (Simon Fraser University)/Robert Warner (SUNY Health Sciences Center/Duke University Medical Center), "Knowledge and Understanding"
      • Commentator: Randy Mayes (Sacramento State University)
    • EPISTEMOLOGY (Marsh 101)
      • Jason Baehr (Loyola Marymount University), "Credit Theories and the Value of Knowledge"
      • Commentator: Alexander Arnold (University of Notre Dame)
      KANT (Marsh 106)
      • Joshua Wretzel (Washington State University - Tri-Cities), "Concepts and Correspondence in Kant's Metaphysics of Intentionality"
      • Commentator:
    • HEGEL (Marsh 201)
      • Kate Padgett Walsh (Iowa State University), "Intersubjective Critical Distance"
      • Commentator: J.M. Fritzman (Lewis & Clark College)
    • ART/AESTHETICS (Marsh 206)
      • Eli Ashe (University of Washington), "Epiaesthogo"
      • Commentator:
    • DESCARTES (Marsh 207)
      • John Rowell (Selkirk College), "Descartes' Challenge to the Atheists"
      • Commentator: Roger Hunt (Boston University)
    • ARISTOTLE (Marsh 213)
      • Krisanna Scheiter (University of Pennsylvania), "Aristotle on Pleasure, Pain and Emotion"
      • Commentator: Mary Katrina Krizan (University of Colorado)
    • VIRTUAL REALITY (Marsh 214)
      • Tad Bratkowski (Southern Illinois University at Carbondale), "Pragmatist vs. Neo-Heideggerian Views on Technology: Applying the Debate to Virtual Reality and Computer Simulations"
      • Commentator: Matthew Stockton (Portland Community College)
    • FREEDOM/DETERMINISM (CARNEGIE 205)
      • Zachary Goldberg (Arizona State University), "Van Inwagen's Two Failed Arguments for the Belief in Freedom"
      • Commentator: Kristin Thornburg (Lewis & Clark College)
    • PHILOSOPHY OF ACTION (CARNEGIE 306)
      • Erica Lucast Stonestreet (College of St. Benedict/St. John's University), "Being in Charge: The Moral Significance of Choice"
      • Commentator: Jeff Brand-Ballard (George Washington University)
    • ANIMALS (CARNEGIE 311)
      • George Backen (Adams State College), "Animal Lovers"
      • Commentator: Geoffrey Frasz (College of Southern Nevada)
    • EPISTEMOLOGY (WARNER 22)
      • Jonathan Spelman (University of Missouri - St. Louis), "Knowledge As Cognitive Achievement"
      • Commentator:
    • EPISTEMOLOGY (WARNER 28)
      • Ali Hasan (University of Iowa), "Skepticism and Spatial Objects"
      • Commentator: James Blackmon (San Francisco State University)
  • 12:00 - 12:55
    • EXPERIMENTAL PHILOSOPHY(Marsh LL5)
      • Matthew Braddock (Duke University), " Constructivist Experimental Philosophy Vindicates an Ancient View of Well-Being"
      • Commentator: Elena Cuffari (University of Oregon)
    • EPISTEMOLOGY (Marsh 101)
      • Noa Latham (University of Calgary), "Scepticism and A Prior Probability Principles"
      • Commentator: Anthony Coleman (Willamette University)
    • KANT (Marsh 106)
      • Aaron Bunch (Washington State University), "The Body as Instrument and as 'Person' in Kant's Moral Philosophy"
      • Commentator: Alonso Villaran (Loyola University Chicago)
    • IDENTITY (Marsh 201)
      • Stephanie Adair (Duquesne University), "Unity and Difference: A Critical Appraisal of Polarizing Gender Identities"
      • Commentator:
    • HUME (Marsh 206)
      • Hope Sample (Northern Illinois University), "Responses to Hume's Missing Shade of Blue"
      • Commentator: Steven Gamboa (California State University, Bakersfield)
    • KIERKEGAARD (Marsh 207)
      • Nathan Carson (Baylor University), "The Extent of Kierkegaard's Skepticism"
      • Commentator: Jason Lopez (Indiana University)
    • GADAMER (Marsh 212)
      • Peter Fristedt (Hood College), "Understanding across Contexts: A Gadamerian Approach"
      • Commentator: Serge Grigoriev (University of Hawaii at Hilo)
    • ARISTOTLE (Marsh 213)
      • Mary Katrina Krizan (University of Colorado at Boulder), "That-en: A case for restricting potentiality in Aristotle's Metaphysics Theta.7"
      • Commentator: Yancy Hughes Dominick (Seattle University)
    • VIRTUAL REALITY (Marsh 214)
      • Matthew S. Stockton (Portland Community College), "Ethically Defensible Acts of Immorality: Rethinking Ethics in Virutal Realms"
      • Commentator: Tad Bratkowski (Southern Illinois University at Carbondale)
    • AGENCY (CARNEGIE 205)
      • Jennifer Zamzow (University of Arizona), "Advantages of Taking a First Person Perspective When Making Moral Judgments"
      • Commentator: Avram Hiller (Portland State University)
    • IDEOLOGY (CARNEGIE 306)
      • Walter Lammi (American Univeristy in Cairo), "Thinking Anew About Ideology"
      • Commentator: Alex Sager (Portland State University)
    • ANIMALS (CARNEGIE 311)
      • Camille Atkinson (Oregon State University), "Are Animals People, Too?"
      • Commentator: Brooke Roberts (University of Idaho)
    • EPISTEMOLOGY (WARNER 22)
      • Sruthi Rothenfluch (University of Nebraska - Lincoln), "'Knows' and Adjectives"
      • Commentator:
    • METAPHYSICS (WARNER 28)
      • Chelsea Haramia (University of Colorado at Boulder), "A De Dicto Solution to the Non-Identity Problem"
      • Commentator:
  • 1:00 - 1:55 LUNCH
  • 2:00 - 2:55
    • EXPERIMENTAL PHILOSOPHY(Marsh LL5)
      • Christopher Zarpentine (Florida State Univeristy), "Taking Diversity Seriously: Experimental Philosophy, synchronic and diachronic approaches to the study of concepts"
      • Commentator: Adam Feltz (Schreiner University)
    • MEREOLOGY (Marsh 101)
      • Sara Bernstein (University of Arizona), "The Social Composition Question"
      • Commentator: Jay Odenbaugh (Lewis & Clark College)
    • KANT (Marsh 106)
      • Diane Williamson (Le Moyne College), " Is 'the Guise of the Good' the Achilles Heel of Rationalism?"
      • Commentator: J.M. Fritzman (Lewis & Clark College)
    • FOUCAULT (Marsh 201)
      • Saladdin Ahmed (University of Ottawa), "Foucault, Truth, Genealogy"
      • Commentator: Dan Johnson (University of Idaho)
    • RUSSELL (Marsh 206)
      • Russell Wahl (Idaho State University), "Analysis and Acquaintance"
      • Commentator: W. Russ Payne (Bellevue College)
    • PHILOSOPHY OF MATH (Marsh 207)
      • Sharon Berry (Harvard University), "A Posteriori Mathematics?"
      • Commentator: Mark C R Smith (Queen's University)
    • PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION (Marsh 212)
      • James Baillie (University of Portland), "New Problems for Religious Pluralism"
      • Commentator: William Rottschaefer (Lewis & Clark College)
    • LOCKE (Marsh 214)
      • William Uzgalis (Oregon State University), "'Did I Do That?' Lock, The Circularity Objection and Q-Memory"
      • Commentator: Basil Smith (Saddleback College)
    • POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY (CARNEGIE 205)
      • Nina Brewer-Davis (University of California, San Diego), "Political Obligation through Conversation"
      • Commentator: Jennifer Kling (University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill)
    • CULTURE & IDENTITY (CARNEGIE 306)
      • Daniel Bradley (Gonzaga University)/Felix Ó. Murchadha (National University of Ireland, Galway), "Commenoration as Pharmakon: The ambiguous relation between commemoration, historical distance, and the establishment of authority"
      • Commentator: Ileana Szymanski (University of Stockton)
    • DAVIDSON (CARNEGIE 311)
      • Serge Grigoriev (University of Hawaii at Hilo), "Some Noteworthy Problems in Davidson's Treatment of the Notion of Evidence"
      • Commentator: Peter Fristedt (Hood College)
    • EPISTEMOLOGY (WARNER 22)
      • Joshua Rasmussen (University of Notre Dame), "What We See In Dreams"
      • Commentator: Ali Hasan (University of Iowa)
    • SELF-DECEPTION (WARNER 28)
      • Jason Lopez (Indiana University), "The Pluralist View of Self-Deception"
      • Commentator: George Backen (Adams State College)
  • 3:00 - 3:55
    • EXPERIMENTAL PHILOSOPHY(Marsh LL5)
      • Adam Feltz (Schreiner University)/Edward T. Cokely (Max Planck Institute for Human Develpment), "The Philosophical Heritability Argument"
      • Commentator: Jennifer Zamzow (University of Arizona)
    • MEREOLOGY (Marsh 101)
      • Andrew Bailey (University of Notre Dame), "What's Wrong with the Philosophy of Mind?"
      • Commentator: Jason Decker (Carleton College)
    • KANT (Marsh 106)
      • Alonso Villaran (Loyola University Chicago), "Overcoming the Problems of Heteronomy and Deduction in Kant's Idea of the Highest Good"
      • Commentator: Aaron Bunch (Washington State University)
    • TEMPORALITY (Marsh 206)
      • Roger Hunt (Boston University), "The Development and Defense of Kant's Ideality of Time"
      • Commentator:
    • PHILOSOPHY OF MATH (Marsh 207)
      • Mark C R Smith (Queen's University), "Conceptual Practice and Objective Constraints in Mathematics"
      • Commentator: Sharon Berry (Harvard University)
    • PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION (Marsh 212)
      • Thomas Metcalf (University of Colorado at Boulder), "Omnipotence, Moral Reasons, and the Logical Problem of Evil"
      • Commentator: Jonathan Spelman (University of Missouri - St. Louis)
    • AKRASIA (Marsh 213)
      • Nicole Brunson (Washington State University), "Ignorance and Akratic Vice"
      • Commentator: Krisanna Scheiter (University of Pennsylvania)
    • MENTAL STATES (Marsh 214)
      • Alexander Arnold (University of Notre Dame), "On Mental Statism"
      • Commentator: Elijah Chudnoff (University of Miami)
    • POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY (CARNEGIE 205)
      • Julian Roel Gonzalez (Colorado State University), "Exploration of the Capabilities Approach and Its Accessibility"
      • Commentator:
    • CULTURE & IDENTITY (CARNEGIE 306)
      • Rhea Muchalla (University of Oregon), "A Bin/ary Culture: Interrogating the Way Culture Functions in Everyday Life"
      • Commentator: Brian Elliott (University of Oregon)
    • EXPLANATION (WARNER 22)
      • Todd Jones (University of Nevada, Las Vegas), "Are Customs and Conditioning Competitors?"
      • Commentator: Gregory Janssen (University of Nevada, Las Vegas)
    • ABORTION (WARNER 28)
      • Bertha Alvarez Manninen (Arizona State University - West Campus), "The Pro-Life Pro-Choicer: Battling the False Dichotomy"
      • Commentator: Camille Atkinson (Oregon State University)
  • 4:00 - 4:55
    • EXPERIMENTAL PHILOSOPHY(Marsh LL5)
      • Colin Koopman (Univesity of Oregon), "Pragmatist Resources for Experimental Philosophy"
      • Commentator: Tony Pierce (University of Idaho)
    • METAPHYSICS (Marsh 101)
      • Badley Rettler (University of Notre Dame), "Presentism and Fatalism Revisted"
      • Commentator: Rebekah Rice (Seattle Pacific University)
    • WISDOM (Marsh 106)
      • Mark Alfino (Gonzaga University), "Do Philosophers Have Anything to Say about Wisdom?"
      • Commentator: Ramona Ilea (Pacific University)
    • EMERSON (Marsh 201)
      • Aaron Pratt (University of Oregon), "Emerson and Eckhart: A Unified View of the Moral Life"
      • Commentator: Nina Brewer-Davis (University of California, San Diego)
    • TEMPORALITY (Marsh 206)
      • Anthony L. Cashio (Southern Illinois University at Carbondale), "Image, Time, and Freedom: Cassier's Encounter with Bergson's Metaphysics of Matter and Memory"
      • Commentator: Roger Hunt (Boston University)
    • LOGIC (Marsh 207)
      • Jason Decker (Carleton College), "The (in)Validity of Modus Ponens"
      • Commentator: Ivan Welty (Willamette University)
    • AL-GHAZALI (Marsh 212)
      • Aladdin Yaqub (Lehigh University), "Divine Unity in al-Ghazali's Incoherence of the Philosophers"
      • Commentator: Adam Arola (Pacific University)
    • IGNORANCE & ETHICS (Marsh 213)
      • Jason Benchimol (University of Washington), "Voluntariness, Evaluative Judgment and Morally Culpable Ignorance"
      • Commentator: Nicole Brunson (Washington State University)
    • MENTAL STATES (Marsh 214)
      • Elijah Chudnoff (University of Miami), "Intuition and Inference"
      • Commentator: Jennifer Matey (Florida International University)
    • POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY (CARNEGIE 205)
      • Alex Sager (Portland State University), "Part Time and Temporary Work: Exploitation, Injustice, and Autonomy"
      • Commentator: Lisa Blasch (Oregon State University)
    • ETHICS (CARNEGIE 306)
      • Jeff Brand-Ballard (George Washington University), "Moral Constructivism and Evolutionary Psychology"
      • Commentator: Matthew Braddock (Duke University)
    • NATURALISM (CARNEGIE 311)
      • William Rottschaefer (Lewis & Clark College), "Second Philosophy and the Explanatory Power of Truth"
      • Commentator: Eddie Cushman (Lewis & Clark College)
    • EXPLANATION (WARNER 22)
      • David James Frost (University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill), "Empirical Moral Psychology and the Remains of Justification"
      • Commentator:
    • EPISTEMOLOGY (WARNER 28)
      • Leonard Kahn (United States Air Force Academy), "The Valence of Reasons and the Thick/Thin Distinction"
      • Commentator: Noa Latham (University of Calgary)
  • 5:00 - 6:55 KEYNOTE SESSION
    • EXPERIMENTAL PHILOSOPHY (Jefferson 223/224)
      • Shaun Nichols (University of Arizona), "On the Psychological Origins of Dualism: Dual-Process Cognition and the Explanatory Gap"
      • Ernest Sosa (Rutgers University), "Armchair Philosophy"
  • 7:00-9:00 CONFERENCE BANQUET

Conference Contact Info

Address:
David Boersema
Department of Philosophy,2043 College Way
Pacific University,Forest Grove OR 97116
Phone:
503-352-2150
Fax: 503-352-2242
Email: boersema@pacificu.edu