Puget Sound

Undergraduate Philosophy Conference

September 18-19, 2014
University of Puget Sound
Tacoma, WA

Conference Schedule

All talks other than the keynote address are in Trimble Forum, Trimble Hall

Thursday 9/18


 “Narrow Bridge Games and Their Rescue of Rational Constraints in Moral Contractualism

Gabriel Rusk (University of Denver)

Comments by Maia Bernick

Chair: Jeff Nickels


“Unified Teleology: Paul Taylor’s Biocentric Egalitarianism Through Aristotle”

Zoe Grabow (DePaw University)

Comments by Austen Harrison

Chair: Rae Nathan



“A Marxist Critique of the Individual, Rational, Self-Interested, Wealth Maximizer

Betty Stoneman (Utah Valley University)

Comments by Lee Pennebaker

Chair: Leigh Orlando-Ward



“Justification of Memory Beliefs”

Qimin Liu (University of Washington)

Comments by Taylor Empey

Chair: Sam Bailey



“By No Mere Means”

Lu-Vada Dunford (University of British Columbia, Canada)

Comments by Abby Osborne

Chair: Reagan Rice


Friday 9/19 


“Philosophical Consolation”

Sam Taylor (Texas A&M)

Comments by Brittney High

Chair: Quinelle Bethelmie



“Pragmatic-Expressivist Semantics in Ovid's Poetics”

Jaryth Webber (University of Texas – Arlington)

Comments by Samantha Hartenbaum

Chair: Martine Kivatinetz



“Contrasting Models of the God-World Relation: Avicenna, Maimonides and Al-Shahrastānī

Harrington Critchley (University of King's College, Canada)

Comments by Matthew Williams (University of Hawaii)

Chair: Kyle Chong



“A Self-Defeat Objection to Inductive Skepticism”

Sam Director (Whitworth University)

Comments by Si-Won Song

Chair: Dylan Livermore



The Hidden Point of Intersection-Bio-politics in Foucault and Agamben

Jason Walsh (Case Western University)

Comments by CJ Queirolo

Chair: Kristoffer Moody



“Aristotle's Prime Mover: How to Import the Good into the World”

Zack Stout (Reed College)

Comments by Kayla Grueneich

Chair: Benjamin Fallis


Keynote Address

"The Moments of a Life:
Some Similarities Between Life and Literature"

A talk by Professor Marya Schechtman
(University of Illinois at Chicago, Department of Philosophy)

Keynote address location: Tahoma Room, Commencement Hall
For more information about the keynote address,
click here.


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