Puget Sound

Undergraduate Philosophy Conference


January 31- February 1 2019
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


Thursday 1/31


“Aristotle’s Functionalism: Psyche’s Relevance to Contemporary Philosophy of Mind”

Cassie Finley (Pacific University)

Comments by Holden Chen (Puget Sound)

Chair: Sienna Murphy


 “Listening to Music: A Philosophical Account”

Paskalina Bourbon (Pomona College)

Comments by Sammy Jones (Puget Sound)
Chair: Colleen Hanson



Keynote Address

“The Philosophy of Accidentality”
A talk by Professor Manuel Vargas (University of California, San Diego)
Keynote address location: Trimble Hall, Trimble Forum
Abstract available here

Friday 2/1 


“The Failure of Hope as an Epistemic Standard”
William Perrin (Pepperdine University)
Comments by Colleen Hanson (Puget Sound)

Chair: Samantha Lilly



“Mt. Olympus, Gotham City, and Metropolis: The Power of Heroism in Shaping Cultures and Futures”

Julia French (University of Notre Dame)

Comments by Sam Place (Puget Sound)
Chair: Madilyn Ivey



“The Truth in the Falsification of Artificial Intelligence”

Mariah Jacobs (Pacific University)

Comments by August Malueg (Puget Sound)

Chair: Thalia Barr-Malec




“UBI as Regular Payment: Egalitarian Safeguard or Dose of Paternalism?”

Sun Woo Lee (Stanford University)

Comments by Brian Kim (Puget Sound)

Chair: Guillermo Ruiz



“How to Solve Moral Conundrums with Computability Theory”

Jongmin Jerome Baek (University of California, Berkeley)

Comments by Liam Grantham (Puget Sound)

Chair: Erland Cain



“Statistical Mechanics and the Past Hypothesis”

Angela Lee (University of California, Berkeley)

Comments by Emory Brigden (Puget Sound)

Chair: James Conley



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