Puget Sound


Undergraduate Philosophy Conference

 
March 30-31, 2012
University of Puget Sound
Tacoma, WA
 

Keynote address

“Rule Over None: Social Equality and the Value of Democracy”
Prof. Niko Kolodny (UC Berkeley)


  Conference Schedule

All talks except for the keynote address will be in Murray Board Room (WSC 108)

 

Friday 3/30

 

2:00-3:00

“Against Nozick’s Experience Machine Argument”

Nick Cesare (Boise State)

Comments by Jacquelyn Hughes (Puget Sound)

 

3:15-4:15

“Humanism in the Transhumanist Movement”

Joseph Sackmann (Gonzaga)

Comments by Wade Greiten (Puget Sound)

 

5-6:30

Keynote Address

“Rule Over None: Social Equality and the Value of Democracy”

Prof. Niko Kolodny (UC Berkeley)
Keynote address location: Trimble Forum

 

Saturday 3/31

 

9:30-10:30      

“Me, Myself, and My Avatar”

Weston Morrow (Central Washington University)

Comments by Andrew Osborne (Puget Sound)

 

10:40-11:40

“But Can We Relate?: A Hard Look at Markosian’s “Defense of Presentism””

Daniel Clarke (U of St Thomas)

Comments by Andrew Fink (Puget Sound)

 

11:50-12:50

“Hume’s Sympathy: An Appeal to an Intersubjective Sentimentalist Reality”

Natalie Eisenberg (Grinnell College)

Comments by Jack Baars (Puget Sound)

 

 

2:00-3:00        

Frede on Aristolte on Choice and Free Will”

Eric Eldridge (Arizona State)

Comments by Michael Elmer (Puget Sound)

 

3:10-4:10        

“Dewey’s Democratic Reconstruction and Social Praxis”

Daniel Trujillo (University of Oregon)

Comments by Johnston Hill (Puget Sound)

 

4:30-5:30        

“How Does an Art Museum Curator Change the Relationship Between the Audience and a Piece of Art?”

Ligia Duarte Botelho (UC Boulder)

Comments by Val Hoy (Puget Sound)

 

5:40-6:40        

“The Possibility of a Relational Love-Ethic”

Braden Fraser (Brigham Young)

Comments by Adam Taub (Puget Sound)

 

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