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


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

Zoe Grabow (DePaw University)

Comments by Austen Harrison



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

Betty Stoneman (Utah Valley University)

Comments by Lee Pennebaker



“Justification of Memory Beliefs”

Qimin Liu (University of Washington)

Comments by Taylor Empey



“By No Mere Means”

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

Comments by Briana Capshaw (California State Polytechnic University – Pomona)


Friday 9/19 


“Philosophical Consolation”

Sam Taylor (Texas A&M)

Comments by Brittney High



“Pragmatic-Expressivist Semantics in Ovid's Poetics”

Jaryth Webber (University of Texas – Arlington)

Comments by Samantha Hartenbaum



“The Contrasting God-World Relationship: Avicenna, Maimonides and Al-Shahrastānī

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

Comments by Matthew Williams (University of Hawaii)



“A Self-Defeat Objection to Inductive Skepticism”

Sam Director (Whitworth University)

Comments by Si-Won Song



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

Jason Walsh (Case Western University)

Comments by CJ Queirolo



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

Zack Stout (Reed College)

Comments by Kayla Grueneich


Keynote Address

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

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

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


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