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


“Literacy and the Soul”

Corey Horn (Eastern Washington University)

Comments by Nick Navarro
Chair: Padideh Aghanoury


“On Art, Morality, and the Subject: Revisiting the Relation between Ethics and Aesthetics”

Kévin-Orly Irakóze (Connecticut College)

Comments by Kayla Grueneich
Chair: Gryphon Goodrich



“Philosophy, Poetry, and the Self”

Siobhain McGuinness (University of Nevada, Reno)

Comments by Nathaniel Bohn
Chair: Colleen Hanson



“Pictures of Rule-Following”

Elek Lane (University of Chicago)

Comments by Jack McGougan
Chair: Chase Chamberlain



“Revisiting Russell’s Theory of Descriptions,”

Patrick Henning (California State University, Fullerton)

Comments by Quinelle Bethelmie
Chair: Karine McCulloch



“Thomas Aquinas's Classical Theism on the Goodness of God and Evil as Privatio Boni

Garry Moore Soronio (UCLA)

Comments by Eileen Mapes-Riordan
Chair: Kaitlin Cochran



Keynote Address

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

Saturday 2/13 


“Why Would Berlin Mischaracterize Rousseau?”
Sean McGuire (Portland State University)
Comments by Kyle Chong

Chair: Jessica Chan-Ugalde



“Hegel on a Better Understanding of Freedom”

Gareth Walsh (University of Chicago)

Comments by Reagan Rice

Chair: Conor O’Keefe



“Empirical and Epistemological Implications of an

Enactive Sensorimotor Contingency Theory”

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



“Circling the Truth: Model Selection Criteria as a

Metric of Verisimilitude in Theory Selection”

K. Raleigh Hansen (Washington State University)

Comments Dylan Livermore
Chair: Peter O’Meara



“The Emperor's New Fabric of Spacetime

Brittney High (Puget Sound)

Comments by Si-Won Song ‘15

Chair: Daniel Noyed



“What Exactly is This 'Existentialism' Thing Everyone is Talking About

and Why Would Anyone Ever Want to Achieve it?”

Martine Kivatinetz (Puget Sound)

Comments by Maia Bernick ‘15

Chair: Dilara Artikaslan



Keynote Address

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

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