Puget Sound

Undergraduate Philosophy Conference

February 12-13, 2016
University of Puget Sound
Tacoma, WA

Conference Schedule

All talks other than the keynote addresses are in
Murray Board Room (in Wheelock Student Center)
Read more about the conference here


Friday 2/12


Ҍiteracy and the SoulӠ

Corey Horn (Eastern Washington University)

Comments by Nick Navarro
Chair: Padideh Aghanoury


ҏn Art, Morality, and the Subject: Revisiting the Relation between Ethics and AestheticsӠ

Kvin-Orly Irakze (Connecticut College)

Comments by Kayla Grueneich
Chair: Gryphon Goodrich



Ґhilosophy, Poetry, and the SelfӠ

Siobhain McGuinness (University of Nevada, Reno)

Comments by Nathaniel Bohn
Chair: Colleen Hanson



Ґictures of Rule-FollowingӠ

Elek Lane (University of Chicago)

Comments by Jack McGougan
Chair: Chase Chamberlain



Ғevisiting Russellճ Theory of Descriptions,Ӡ

Patrick Henning (California State University, Fullerton)

Comments by Quinelle Bethelmie
Chair: Karine McCulloch



Ҕhomas Aquinas's Classical Theism on the Goodness of God and Evil as Privatio BoniӠ

Garry Moore Soronio (UCLA)

Comments by Eileen Mapes-Riordan
Chair: Kaitlin Cochran



Keynote Address

ғtimulating the Self: Neural Technologies and AgencyӼbr> A talk by Professor Sara Goering (University of Washington)
Keynote address location: Tahoma Room, Commencement Hall
Abstract available here

Saturday 2/13 


җhy Would Berlin Mischaracterize Rousseau?Ӡ
Sean McGuire (Portland State University)
Comments by Kyle Chong

Chair: Jessica Chan-Ugalde



҈egel on a Better Understanding of FreedomӠ

Gareth Walsh (University of Chicago)

Comments by Reagan Rice

Chair: Conor OՋeefe



҅mpirical and Epistemological Implications of an

Enactive Sensorimotor Contingency TheoryӼo:p>

Celine Geday (Portland State University)
Comments by Kristoffer Moody
Chair: Rae Nathan



҃ircling the Truth: Model Selection Criteria as a

Metric of Verisimilitude in Theory SelectionӼo:p>

K. Raleigh Hansen (Washington State University)

Comments Dylan Livermore
Chair: Peter O



Ҕhe Emperor's New Fabric of SpacetimeӠ

Brittney High (Puget Sound)

Comments by Si-Won Song Ա5

Chair: Daniel Noyed



җhat Exactly is This 'Existentialism' Thing Everyone is Talking About

and Why Would Anyone Ever Want to Achieve it?Ӽo:p>

Martine Kivatinetz (Puget Sound)

Comments by Maia Bernick Ա5

Chair: Dilara Artikaslan



Keynote Address

Ғelativism and Ambivalence between
Relationship and Autonomy
Ӽbr> A talk by Professor David Wong (Duke University)
Keynote address location: Tahoma Room, Commencement Hall
Abstract available here

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