WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17

 

WEDNESDAY MORNING, 9:00 - Noon

1ABook Symposium: Anjan Chakravartty, Scientific Ontology: Integrating Naturalized Metaphysics and Voluntarist Epistemology
Chair: Alan Richardson (University of British Columbia)
Speakers: Amanda Bryant (Trent University)
Stathis Psillos (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens)
Matthew H. Slater (Bucknell University)
Anjan Chakravartty (University of Miami)
 
1BBook Symposium: Matt Stichter, The Skillfulness of Virtue: Improving our Moral and Epistemic Lives
Chair: Mara Neijzen (University of Edinburgh)
Speakers: Mark Alfano (Technische Universiteit Delft and Australian Catholic University)
Bana Bashour (American University of Beirut)
Ellen Fridland (King’s College London)
Scott Woodcock (University of Victoria)
Matt Stichter (Washington State University)
 
1CInvited Symposium: Autonomy and Vulnerability: A Practice-Dependent Analysis
Chair: Amandine Catala (Université du Québec à Montréal)
Speakers: Marina Oshana (University of California, Davis)
“How Can Autonomy Combat Vulnerability?”
Catriona Mackenzie (Macquarie University)
Natalie Stoljar (McGill University)
“The Autonomy of the Vulnerable: The Case of Health Research Ethics”
Christine Straehle (University of Ottawa)
“Vulnerability, Autonomy, and the Limits of Epistemology”
Commentators: Scott A. Anderson (University of British Columbia)
Audrey Yap (University of Victoria)
 
1DInvited Symposium: Peer Disagreement
Chair: Iskra Fileva (University of Colorado Boulder)
Speakers: Richard Fumerton (University of Iowa)
Thomas Kelly (Princeton University)
Michael Huemer (University of Colorado Boulder)
Georgi Gardiner (Oxford University)
 
1EInvited Symposium: Responsibility and Punishment
Chair: Robert Wallace (University of Arizona)
Speakers: Erin I. Kelly (Tufts University)
Anneli Jefferson (University of Birmingham)
Katrina Sifferd (Elmhurst College)
Howard Mc Gary (Rutgers University)
Tamler Sommers (University of Houston)
Commentators: Arden Ali (Northeastern University)
Andrei Buckareff (Marist College)
Luis Cheng-Guajardo (Santa Clara University)
Ken Levy (Louisiana State University)
 
1FInvited Symposium: The Normativity of Logic
Chair: Grant A. Marler (Claremont Graduate University)
Speakers: Florian Steinberger (Birkbeck College London)
“Logic and the Structure of Epistemic Normativity”
Nikolaj Jang Lee Linding Pedersen (Yonsei University)
“On the Normative Variability of Truth and Logic”
Commentators: Corine Besson (University of Sussex)
Chris Blake-Turner (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
Teresa Kouri Kissel (Old Dominion University)
 
1GColloquium: Aesthetics
9:00-10:00 
Chair: Olga Workman (Walden University)
Speaker: Gilbert Plumer (Law School Admission Council)
“Is There Such a Thing as Literary Cognition?” [abstract + preprint]
Commentator:Olivia Odoffin (Rutgers University)
 
10:00-11:00 
Chair: Ian Heckman (University of British Columbia)
Speaker: Servaas van der Berg (University of British Columbia)
“Motivational Inversion in Appreciation” [abstract + preprint]
Commentator:Flo Leibowitz (Oregon State University)
 
11:00-12:00 
Chair: Aleksey Balotskiy (University of British Columbia)
Speaker: William Seeley (Boston College)
“Staying Optimistic (about Neuroscience and Art)” [abstract + preprint]
Commentator:Jordan Dopkins (University of California, Santa Cruz)
 
1HColloquium: Ancient and Medieval Philosophy
9:00-10:00 
Chair: Mark McPherran (Simon Fraser University)
Speakers: Joel Martinez (Lewis & Clark College)
Nicholas D. Smith (Lewis & Clark College)
“Socrates, Sully, and the Sufficiency Thesis” [abstract + preprint]
Commentator:Michael Ferejohn (Duke University)
 
10:00-11:00 
Chair: John Johnson (Concordia University)
Speaker: Boaz Schuman (University of Toronto)
“John Buridan on What Makes an Inference Necessary” [abstract + preprint]
Commentator:Milo Crimi (University of California, Los Angeles)
 
11:00-12:00 
Chair: Michael Vazquez (University of Pennsylvania)
Speaker: Vivian Feldblyum (University of Pittsburgh)
“Epicurean Wisdom and Practical Deliberation” [abstract + preprint]
Commentator:Clifford Roberts (University of Victoria)
 
1IColloquium: Attitudes
9:00-10:00 
Chair: Brandon Williams (Rice University)
Speaker: Jules Salomone (The Graduate Center, CUNY)
“Cooperation and Shared Intentions” [abstract + preprint]
Commentator:Caroline Arruda (University of Texas at El Paso)
 
10:00-11:00 
Chair: Mary Gwin (San Diego Mesa College)
Speaker: Sophia Dandelet (University of California, Berkeley)
“Self-awareness and Self-doubt” [abstract + preprint]
Commentator:Jason Kawall (Colgate University)
 
11:00-12:00 
Chair: Grant Dowling (Stanford University)
Speaker: Daniel Pallies (University of Southern California)
“What is an Acquisition of Taste?” [abstract + preprint]
Commentator:Adam Bradley (University of California, Berkeley)
 
1JColloquium: Narratives of Order and Disorder
9:00-10:00 
Chair: Brian Thomas (Western Washington University and Simon Fraser University)
Speaker: Bonnie Sheehey (University of Oregon)
“Algorithmic Paranoia: The Temporal Power of Predictive Policing” [abstract + preprint]
Commentator:Jasmine Wallace (Villanova University)
 
10:00-11:00 
Chair: Nathan Carson (Fresno Pacific University)
Speaker: Jared Smith (University of California, Riverside)
“Obsessions and Internality: Viewing Obsessions as Disordered Caring” [abstract + preprint]
Commentator:Troy Jollimore (California State University, Chico)
 
11:00-12:00 
Chair: Albert Spencer (Portland State University)
Speaker: Heather Ohaneson (George Fox University)
“Voices of Madness in Foucault and Kierkegaard” [abstract + preprint]
Commentator:Andrew Jampol-Petzinger (Fordham University)
 
1KAPA Committee Session: Book Symposium: Jonardon Ganeri’s Attention, Not Self
Arranged by the APA Committee on Asian and Asian-American Philosophers and Philosophies
Chair: Monika Kirloskar-Steinbach (Emory University)
Speakers: Jonardon Ganeri (New York University)
“Replies to Comments”
Commentators: Monima Chadha (Monash University)
Chris Mole (University of British Columbia)
Evan Thompson (University of British Columbia)
 
1LAPA Committee Session: Race and Medicine
Chair: Christine Wieseler (University of Louisville)
Speakers: Keisha Ray (University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston)
“‘Black and Sleepless in a Non-Ideal World’: Non-Ideal Theory and Racial Disparities in Sleeplessness”
Archana Bharadwaj (Central Michigan University)
“Race in End of Life Care: An Analysis of ‘When Breath Becomes Air’ and ‘Being Mortal’”
Alexandro José Gradilla (California State University, Fullerton)
“Racialized ‘States of Exception’: Syphilis Studies to Forced Sterilizations”
 
 

WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON, 1:00 - 4:00 P.M.

2ABook Symposium: Colin Marshall, Compassionate Moral Realism
Chair: Adam Lerner (New York University)
Speakers: Patricia Marino (University of Waterloo)
Michael Slote (University of Miami)
Justin Steinberg (Brooklyn College)
Colin Marshall (University of Washington)
 
2BBook Symposium: Ethan Mills, Three Pillars of Skepticism in Indian Philosophy: Nājārjuna, Jayarasi, and Sri Harsa
Chair: Anand Vaidya (San José State University)
Speakers: Laura Guerrero (Utah Valley University)
Rachana Kamtekar (Cornell University)
Jennifer Nagel (University of Toronto)
Ethan Mills (University of Tennessee at Chattanooga)
 
2CInvited Symposium: Assertions about the Future
Chair: Hotze Rullmann (University of British Columbia)
Speakers: Dilip Ninan (Tufts University)
“Easy Foreknowledge?”
Fabrizio Cariani (Northwestern University)
“Future Orientation”
Commentator: Matthew Mandelkern (Oxford University)
 
2DInvited Symposium: Equivalent Theories in Physics
Chair: Benjamin Feintzeig (University of Washington)
Speakers: James Weatherall (University of California, Irvine)
“Excess Structure, Representational Redundancy, and Symmetry”
Jill North (Rutgers University)
“Metaphysics and Equivalence”
Laurenz Hudetz (London School of Economics)
“On the Relationship Between Interpretation and Equivalence”
Sarita Rosenstock (University of California, Irvine)
“The Property-Structure-Stuff Heuristic for Comparing Physical Theories”
 
2EInvited Symposium: Weakness of Will
Chair: Kailey Smith (Southern Utah University)
Speakers: Alfred Mele (Florida State University)
Amelie O. Rorty (Tufts University)
Commentators: Christopher Bobonich (Stanford University)
Dion Scott-Kakures (Scripps College)
 
2FColloquium: 17th and 18th Century Philosophy
1:00-2:00 
Chair: Montgomery Link (Suffolk University)
Speaker: Melanie Tate (University of Washington)
“Considering Oneself as Part of a Whole in Descartes’ Philosophy” [abstract + preprint]
Commentator:Kristopher Phillips (Southern Utah University)
 
2:00-3:00 
Chair: James Crippen (California State University, Fullerton)
Speaker: Evan Thomas (Ohio State University)
“Animals and Cartesian Consciousness: The Debate Between Pardies and Dilly” [abstract + preprint]
Commentator:Eric Stencil (Utah Valley University)
 
3:00-4:00 
Chair: Owen Anderson (Arizona State University)
Speakers: Daniel Collette (Marquette University)
Dwight Lewis (University of South Florida and Emory University)
“Women’s Autonomy in Jacqueline Pascal” [abstract + preprint]
Commentator:Sandrine Bergès (Bilkent Universitesi)
 
2GColloquium: Ancient and Medieval Philosophy
1:00-2:00 
Chair: Christopher Morrissey (Trinity Western University)
Speaker: Evan Rodriguez (Idaho State University)
“Aristotle on the Problem of First Principles” [abstract + preprint]
Commentator:Scott O’Connor (New Jersey City University)
 
2:00-3:00 
Chair: Michael Tremblay (Queen’s University)
Speaker: Philip Corkum (University of Alberta)
“Aristotle’s Validation of the Syllogistic” [abstract + preprint]
Commentator:Willie Costello (University of Toronto)
 
3:00-4:00 
Chair: Keith McPartland (Williams College)
Speaker: Samuel Meister (Brown University)
“The Definition of Matter-Form Composites in Aristotle” [abstract + preprint]
Commentator:Jeremy Kirby (Albion College)
 
2HColloquium: Epistemology
1:00-2:00 
Chair: Jeffrey Roland (Louisiana State University)
Speaker: Kevin Dorst (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
“Biased Assimilation Can Be Rational” [abstract + preprint]
Commentator:Cherie Braden (University of Colorado Boulder)
 
2:00-3:00 
Chair: Russell Ahmed-Buehler (University of California, Berkeley)
Speaker: Haicheng Zhao (Saint Louis University)
“How I Come to Doubt Safety is What We Really Need (for Knowledge)” [abstract + preprint]
Commentator:Julianne Chung (University of Louisville)
 
3:00-4:00 
Chair: Brian Barnett (University of Rochester)
Speaker: Wooram Lee (Seoul National University)
“Inquiring into What You Believe?” [abstract + preprint]
Commentator:Avery Archer (George Washington University)
 
2IColloquium: Political Philosophy
1:00-2:00 
Chair: Jeremy Dickinson (California Polytechnic State University)
Speaker: Alexandra Romanyshyn (Saint Louis University)
“Aquinas and Racial Shootings: Debunking Cop’s Claims of Self-Defense” [abstract + preprint]
Commentator:Barrett Emerick (St. Mary’s College of Maryland)
 
2:00-3:00 
Chair: Brian Collins (California Lutheran University)
Speaker: Nick Munn (University of Waikato)
“Democracy without Voting” [abstract + preprint]
Commentator:Blain Neufeld (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
 
3:00-4:00 
Chair: Sarah Zuniga (University of Chicago)
Speaker: Jennifer Welchman (University of Alberta)
“Return of the Living Dead; Ethics and the Resurrection of Zombie Species” [abstract + preprint]
Commentator:Bjørn Kristensen (Oregon State University)
 
2JAPA Committee Session: Deference to Moral Testimony
Arranged by the APA Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender People in the Profession
Chair: Kyle Adams (University of California, Davis)
Speakers: Savannah Pearlman (Indiana University Bloomington)
Elizabeth Williams (Indiana University Bloomington)
“Moral Deference and Identity-Based Moral Harms” [abstract]
Regina Rini (York University)
“Moral Justification under Oppression” [abstract]
Thomas Noah (University of Pennsylvania)
“Thick Concepts, the Mid-Air Position, and Social Change”
 
2KAPA Committee Session: Justifying Conscientious Objection in Medicine
Arranged by the APA Committee on Philosophy and Medicine
Chair: Ben Levinstein (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Speakers: Udo Schuklenk (Queen’s University)
“Conscientious Refusal and Medical Professionalism are Incompatible: An Argument Against Accommodation”
Carolyn McLeod (Western University)
“Is Conscientious Objection Justified?”
Robert F. Card (State University of New York at Oswego)
“Justification of Conscientious Objections in Medicine”
Nir Ben-Moshe (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
“The Role of Truth in Justifying Conscientious Objection in Medicine”
 
 

WEDNESDAY EARLY EVENING, 4:00 - 6:00 P.M.

3ABook Symposium: Ryan Wasserman, Paradoxes of Time Travel
Chair: Katrina Elliott (University of California, Los Angeles)
Speakers: Cody Gilmore (University of California, Davis)
Kadri Vihvelin (University of Southern California)
Ryan Wasserman (Western Washington University)
 
3BInvited Paper: Indeterminacy
Chair: Lauren Ashwell (Bates College)
Speaker: J. Robert G. Williams (University of Leeds)
“Indeterminacy Redux”
Commentators: Michael Caie (University of Toronto)
Jason Turner (University of Arizona)
 
3CInvited Symposium: Latin American Border/Liberatory Philosophy as a Portal to Ecological Being
Chair: Jason Winfree (California State University Stanislaus)
Speakers: Alejandro A. Vallega (University of Oregon)
“From the Global Mappa Mundi to Thinking from the Inmundus: Guaman Poma de Ayala and Rodolfo Kusch”
Omar Rivera (Southwestern University)
“Pachakuti and Elemental Architecture”
Commentator: Don Deere (Loyola Marymount University)
 
3DInvited Symposium: Mechanical Explanation in Aristotle
Chair: Mojtaba Soltani (University of British Columbia)
Speakers: Tiberiu M. Popa (Butler University)
“Aristotle on Mechanical ‘Laws’”
Jean De Groot (Catholic University of America)
“Mathematical Form in Aristotle”
Monte Johnson (University of California, San Diego)
“Why did Aristotle Invent the Concept of Matter?”
 
3EInvited Symposium: Perceptual Structuralism
Chair: Marcus McGahhey (University of California, San Diego)
Speaker: John Morrison (Barnard College)
Commentators: Jonathan Cohen (University of California, San Diego)
Adam Pautz (Brown University)
 
3FColloquium: Ethics
4:00-5:00 
Chair: Justin White (Brigham Young University)
Speaker: Amy Berg (Rhode Island College)
“How and Why to Be Well-Rounded” [abstract + preprint]
Commentator:Benjamin Bagley (University of Virginia)
 
5:00-6:00 
Chair: Kaarina Beam (Linfield College)
Speaker: Chieh-Ling (Katherine) Cheng (Independent Scholar)
“Self and Identity: Navigating Transformative Decisions with Our Commitments and Personal Projects” [abstract + preprint]
Commentator:Rachel Fredericks (Ball State University)
 
3GColloquium: Free Will
4:00-5:00 
Chair: Oisín Deery (Monash University)
Speaker: Kristin Mickelson (Göteborgs Universitet)
“Humean Compatibilism, Determinism, and the Consequence Argument” [abstract + preprint]
Commentator:Michael Robinson (Chapman University)
 
5:00-6:00 
Chair: Brandon Warmke (Bowling Green State University)
Speaker: Andrew Law (University of California, Riverside)
“No Counterfactual is Sufficient for Freedom” [abstract + preprint]
Commentator:Kenneth Silver (University of Southern California)
 
3HColloquium: Kant
4:00-5:00 
Chair: R. Brian Tracz (University of California, San Diego)
Speaker: Uygar Abaci (Pennsylvania State University)
“Kant’s Amodalism about Noumena and Freedom” [abstract + preprint]
Commentator:Colin McLear (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)
 
5:00-6:00 
Chair: Scott Edgar (Saint Mary’s University)
Speaker: Thomas Land (University of Victoria)
“The Importance of Faculty Psychology in Kant” [abstract + preprint]
Commentator:Addison Ellis (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
 
3IColloquium: Phenomenology
4:00-5:00 
Chair: J. M. Fritzman (Lewis & Clark College)
Speaker: Kayla Wiebe (University of Toronto)
“Phenomenology and the Negation of Narrative in Schizophrenia” [abstract + preprint]
Commentator:Jessica Ludescher Imanaka (Seattle University)
 
5:00-6:00 
Chair: Nancy Bauer (Tufts University)
Speaker: Ricky DeSantis (Miami University of Ohio)
“The Possibility and Problem of Love (and Hate) as Fundamental Attunements” [abstract + preprint]
Commentator:Harris Smith (University of Oregon)
 
3JSymposium: Epistemic Logic
Chair: Herminia Reyes (San Diego State University)
Speaker: David Boylan (Rutgers University)
“Putting ‘Ought’s Together” [abstract | preprint]
Commentators: Benj Hellie (University of Toronto)
Shyam Nair (Arizona State University)
 
3KSymposium: Intrinsic Value and Reasons
Chair: Sergia Hay (Pacific Lutheran University)
Speaker: Gwen Bradford (Rice University)
“Uniqueness, Intrinsic Value, and Reasons” [abstract | preprint]
Commentators: Nathaniel Sharadin (The College of New Jersey)
Miles Tucker (Virginia Commonwealth University)
 
3LAPA Committee Session: 2019 Berger Memorial Prize in Philosophy and Law
Arranged by the APA Committee on Philosophy and Law
Chair: Robert Hughes (University of Pennsylvania)
Speaker: Deborah Hellman (University of Virginia)
“A Theory of Bribery” [abstract]
Commentators: David Silver (University of British Columbia)
Ekow Yankah (Yeshiva University)
 
 

THURSDAY, APRIL 18

 

THURSDAY MORNING, 9:00 - Noon

4ABook Symposium: Tim Button and Sean Walsh, Philosophy and Model Theory
Chair: Stella Moon (University of California, Irvine)
Speakers: Hans Halvorson (Princeton University)
Gila Sher (University California–San Diego)
Tim Button (University of Cambridge)
Sean Walsh (University of California, Los Angeles)
 
4BBook Symposium: Michael E. Bratman, Planning, Time, and Self-Governance: Essays in Practical Rationality
Chair: Robert Talisse (Vanderbilt University)
Speakers: Chrisoula Andreou (University of Utah)
Sergio Tenenbaum (University of Toronto)
David Velleman (New York University)
Michael E. Bratman (Stanford University)
 
4CBook Symposium: Linda Martín Alcoff, Rape and Resistance: Understanding the Complexities of Sexual Violation
Chair: Emily S. Lee (California State University, Fullerton)
Speakers: Susan Brison (Dartmouth College)
Megan Burke (Sonoma State University)
Ann J. Cahill (Elon University)
Sarah Deer (University of Kansas)
Linda Martín Alcoff (Hunter College)
 
4DInvited Symposium: Infinite Regresses
Chair: Kerry McKenzie (University of California, San Diego)
Speakers: Ricki Bliss (Lehigh University)
Daniel Nolan (University of Notre Dame)
Ross Cameron (University of Virginia)
 
4EInvited Symposium: Moral Disgust
Chair: Mara Bollard (University of Michigan)
Speakers: Joshua Gert (College of William and Mary)
Alexandra Plakias (Hamilton College)
Jesse Prinz (The Graduate Center, CUNY)
David Pizarro (Cornell University)
 
4FInvited Symposium: Probabilistic Knowledge
Chair: Bob Beddor (National University of Singapore)
Speakers: Josh Dever (University of Texas at Austin)
Dorothy Edgington (Birkbeck College London)
Melissa Fusco (Columbia University)
Commentator: Sarah Moss (University of Michigan)
 
4GColloquium: Epistemic Responsibilities
9:00-10:00 
Chair: Mark Coppenger (Southern Baptist Theological Seminary)
Speaker: Martina Orlandi (McGill University)
“Towards a Theory of Self-Undeception” [abstract + preprint]
Commentator:Eric Funkhouser (University of Arkansas)
 
10:00-11:00 
Chair: Krupa Patel (San José State University)
Speaker: Abe Joyal (University of California, Santa Cruz)
“Veritic and Reflective Responsibilities: A Theory of Epistemic Justice” [abstract + preprint]
Commentator:Eli Alshanetsky (Stanford University)
 
11:00-12:00 
Chair: Colin Ruloff (Kwantlen Polytechnic University)
Speakers: Lacey Davidson (Purdue University)
Mark Satta (Harvard University)
“Pernicious Epistemically Justified Distrust” [abstract + preprint]
Commentator:Travis Wright (University of North Texas)
 
4HColloquium: Metaphysics
9:00-10:00 
Chair: Jill McIntosh (Simon Fraser University)
Speaker: Justin Zylstra (University of Vermont)
“Constitutive and Consequentialist Essence” [abstract + preprint]
Commentator:Alexander Skiles (Université de Genève)
 
10:00-11:00 
Chair: Aikaterini Nefeli Ralli (University of California, Los Angeles)
Speaker: Evan Woods (Ohio State University)
“Many, but Almost One” [abstract + preprint]
Commentator:Neil Williams (University at Buffalo)
 
11:00-12:00 
Chair: Sven Neth (University of California, Berkeley)
Speaker: Byron Simmons (Syracuse University)
“Should an Ontological Pluralist be a Quantificational Pluralist?” [abstract + preprint]
Commentator:Nick Tourville (Rutgers University)
 
4IColloquium: Non-Human and Extended Cognition
9:00-10:00 
Chair: Justin Lawson (University of Washington)
Speaker: Armin Schulz (University of Kansas)
“A Framework for Bridging Human and Non-Human Economic Decision Making” [abstract + preprint]
Commentator:Aleta Quinn (University of Idaho)
 
10:00-11:00 
Chair: Jelena Markovic (University of British Columbia)
Speaker: Caroline King (University of Arizona)
“Cognitive Abilities and the Clarkian Extended Mind” [abstract + preprint]
Commentator:Michael Barkasi (University of Toronto)
 
11:00-12:00 
Chair: Orlin Vakarelov (Duke University)
Speaker: Koray Karaca (Universiteit Twente)
“An Epistemological Perspective on Accountability in Machine Learning Applications” [abstract + preprint]
Commentator:David Gottlieb (Stanford University)
 
4JColloquium: Role-Based Obligations
9:00-10:00 
Speaker: Nir Ben-Moshe (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
“Conscientious Objection in Medicine: Making it Public” [abstract + preprint]
Commentator:Leslie Pickering Francis (University of Utah)
 
10:00-11:00 
Chair: Patrick Findler (Kwantlen Polytechnic University)
Speaker: Hamish Russell (University of Toronto)
“Role Morality for Political Liberals” [abstract + preprint]
Commentator:Jonathan Thakkar (Swarthmore College)
 
11:00-12:00 
Chair: Sharon Crasnow (Norco College)
Speaker: Timothy Weidel (Gonzaga University)
“Justice for (and by) Philosophers: Professional Ethics and Punishing Our Own” [abstract + preprint]
Commentator:Susan Dieleman (Southern Illinois University Edwardsville)
 
4KAPA Committee Session: Diversity in Philosophy Departments
Arranged by the APA Committee on the Status of Women
Chair: Eric Schwitzgebel (University of California, Riverside)
Speakers: Nicole Hassoun (Binghamton University)
Sherri Conklin (University of California, Santa Barbara)
Purushottama Bilimoria (University of California, Berkeley and University of Melbourne)
Teresa Blankmeyer Burke (Gallaudet University)
Leslie Pickering Francis (University of Utah)
Subrena Smith (University of New Hampshire)
Commentators: David Chalmers (New York University)
Andrew Chignell (Princeton University)
Helen De Cruz (Oxford Brookes University)
Steve Downes (University of Utah)
Carrie Figdor (University of Iowa)
John Lysaker (Emory University)
Anna-Sara Malmgren (Stanford University)
Wolfgang R. Mann (Columbia University)
Ned Markosian (University of Massachusetts Amherst)
Gregory R. Peterson (South Dakota State University)
Geoff Sayre-McCord (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
Miriam Solomon (Temple University)
Yannik Thiem (Villanova University)
Daniela Vallega-Neu (University of Oregon)
Eric Watkins (University of California, San Diego)
Andrea Woody (University of Washington)
 
4LAPA Committee Session: New Approaches to the Early Modern Survey
Arranged by the APA Committee on the Teaching of Philosophy
Chair: Susan Mills (MacEwan University)
Speakers: Kathleen Creel (University of Pittsburgh)
“Early Modern Correspondences”
Charles Goldhaber (University of Pittsburgh)
“How and Why to Include Practical Philosophy in Early Modern Survey” [abstract]
Ruth Boeker (University College Dublin)
“Introducing Students to Early Modern Debates about Personal Identity”
 
 

THURSDAY AFTERNOON, 1:00 - 4:00 P.M.

5ABook Symposium: Aaron Zimmerman, Belief: A Pragmatic Picture
Chair: Branden Fitelson (Northeastern University)
Speakers: Karen Jones (University of Melbourne)
Eric Mandelbaum (Baruch College)
Jason Stanley (Yale University)
Aaron Zimmerman (University of California, Santa Barbara)
 
5BBook Symposium: Blake Hestir, Plato on the Metaphysical Foundation of Meaning and Truth
Chair: Mary Louise Gill (Brown University)
Speakers: Fiona Leigh (University College London)
George Rudebusch (Northern Arizona University)
Christine Thomas (Dartmouth College)
Blake Hestir (Texas Christian University)
 
5CBook Symposium: Margaret Gilbert, Rights and Demands: A Foundational Inquiry
Chair: Cindy Holder (University of Victoria)
Speakers: Stephen Darwall (Yale University)
Johnny Antionio Dávila (Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana)
Carol C. Gould (The Graduate Center, CUNY)
Margaret Gilbert (University of California, Irvine)
 
5DSpecial Memorial Session: Memorial Session for Eileen O’Neill
Chair: Marcy Lascano (University of Kansas)
Speakers: Jacqueline Broad (Monash University)
Maks Sipowicz (Monash University)
“Cavendish, Causation, and the Passions of the Soul”
Eric Schliesser (Universiteit van Amsterdam)
“Platonic Feminism and The Politics of Disappearing Ink”
Jill Graper Hernandez (University of Texas at San Antonio)
“Moral Panic in an Age When It’s Justified: Astell and O’Neill”
Alison Peterman (University of Rochester)
“Cavendish and Causation”
Lisa Shapiro (Simon Fraser University)
“Excavating the Philosophical Past: Methodological Challenges”
Dan Kaufman (University of Colorado Boulder)
“Her Eminence: A Paper Concerning Eminent Containment, Partly on, and Completely for, Eileen”
 
5EInvited Symposium: Constitutivism, Existentialism, and Freedom
Chair: Luca Ferrero (University of California, Riverside)
Speakers: Ariela Tubert (University of Puget Sound)
“Existentialist Constitutivism” [abstract]
Brandon Hogan (Howard University)
“Hegelian Constitutivism” [abstract]
Sorin Baiasu (Keele University)
“Constitutivism, Free Will and Existentialism” [abstract]
Roman Altshuler (Kutztown University of Pennsylvania)
“Existential Freedom and the Need for Constitutive Aims” [abstract]
 
5FInvited Symposium: Modal Paradox
Chair: Nathan Salmon (University of California, Santa Barbara)
Speakers: Adam Murray (University of Manitoba)
“Context-Dependence and Chisholm’s Paradox”
Teresa Robertson (University of California, Santa Barbara)
“Everything but the Kitchen Sink: Plenitudism and Chandler’s Paradox”
Christopher Menzel (Texas A&M University)
“Sets, Propositions, and Potential Heirarchies”
Commentator: Graeme Forbes (University of Colorado Boulder)
 
5GInvited Symposium: The Epistemology of Imagination
Chair: Felipe Leon (El Camino College)
Speakers: Michael Wallner (Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz)
“Imagination and the Epistemology of Essence” [abstract]
Margot Strohminger (Oxford University)
“Supposition, Imagination, and Offline Belief” [abstract]
Commentators: Elijah Chudnoff (University of Miami)
Peter Langland-Hassan (University of Cincinnati)
 
5HColloquium: Epistemic Responsibilities
1:00-2:00 
Chair: Melinda Fagan (University of Utah)
Speaker: Paul Shephard (Indiana University Bloomington)
“Trust, Accountability, and Fake News” [abstract + preprint]
Commentator:Alicia Patterson (Cornell University)
 
2:00-3:00 
Chair: Susan Vineberg (Wayne State University)
Speaker: Steven Woodworth (Stanford University)
“Plausible Deniability and Taking Responsibility for Another’s Belief” [abstract + preprint]
Commentator:Sarah Jones (Northern Michigan University)
 
3:00-4:00 
Chair: Ken Rogerson (Florida International University)
Speaker: Jeffrey Howard (University College London)
“Banning Fake News” [abstract + preprint]
Commentator:Greg Yanke (Arizona State University)
 
5IColloquium: Ethics
1:00-2:00 
Chair: Kyle Johannsen (Trent University)
Speaker: Travis Timmerman (Seton Hall University)
“The Timing Problem is Not a Problem” [abstract + preprint]
Commentator:Joseph Moore (Amherst College)
 
2:00-3:00 
Chair: Pepe Lee Chang (University of Texas at San Antonio)
Speaker: Vijay Mascarenhas (Metropolitan State University of Denver)
“Not Better to Have Been: Death and the Value of Life” [abstract + preprint]
Commentator:Kaitlin Louise Pettit (University of Utah)
 
3:00-4:00 
Chair: Kim Frost (Syracuse University)
Speaker: Bryan Chambliss (University of Arizona)
“Mere Frege Cases?” [abstract + preprint]
Commentator:Dan Ryder (University of British Columbia Okanagan)
 
5JColloquium: Perception
1:00-2:00 
Chair: Alexei Angelides (University of San Francisco)
Speaker: Benjamin Henke (Washington University in St. Louis)
“The Epistemic Import of Arational Influences on Perception” [abstract + preprint]
Commentator:Jona Vance (Northern Arizona University)
 
2:00-3:00 
Chair: Glenn Ross (Franklin and Marshall College)
Speaker: Alejandro Vesga (Cornell University)
“Can Hijacked Experience be Epistemically OK?” [abstract + preprint]
Commentator:Christina Dietz (Chapman University)
 
3:00-4:00 
Chair: Graham Moore (University of British Columbia)
Speaker: Dominic Alford-Duguid (Oxford University)
“On the Epistemic Significance of Perceptual Structure” [abstract + preprint]
Commentator:Arpy Khatchirian (University of California, Berkeley)
 
5KSymposium: Reason and Action
Chair: Gurpreet Rattan (University of Toronto)
Speaker: Devlin Russell (York University)
“Acting as a Reason” [abstract | preprint]
Commentators: Jeremy Fix (Oxford University)
Julie Tannenbaum (Pomona College)
 
5LAPA Committee Session: Book Symposium: Shelley L. Tremain, Foucault and Feminist Philosophy of Disability
Arranged by the APA Committee on the Status of Women
Chair: Melinda Hall (Stetson University)
Speakers: Devonya N. Havis (Canisius College)
Jesse Prinz (The Graduate Center, CUNY)
Chloë Taylor (University of Alberta)
Commentator: Shelley Tremain (Independent Scholar)
 
5MAPA Committee Session: Syllabus Makeover Competition
Arranged by the APA Committee on Asian and Asian-American Philosophers and Philosophies
Chair: Adrian Currie (University of Exeter)
Speakers: Julianne Chung (University of Louisville)
Alexus McLeod (University of Connecticut)
Jing Liu (Sun Yat-sen University)
Antoine Panaioti (Ryerson University)
Sean Smith (University of Hawaii at Manoa)
Anand Vaidya (San José State University)
Commentators: Liz Goodnick (Metropolitan State University of Denver)
Susan M. Peppers-Bates (Stetson University)
 
 

THURSDAY EARLY EVENING, 4:00 - 6:00 P.M.

6ABook Symposium: D. M. Hutchinson, Plotinus on Consciousness
Chair: Gary Gabor (Hamline University)
Speakers: Michael Griffin (University of British Columbia)
Christopher Noble (Syracuse University)
D. M. Hutchinson (St. Olaf College)
 
6BInvited Paper: Reasons and Agency
Chair: Jonathan Caravello (University of California, Santa Barbara)
Speaker: Miriam Schleifer McCormick (University of Richmond)
“Doxastic Duties are not Epistemic Duties”
Commentators: Scott Aikin (Vanderbilt University)
Luis Oliveira (University of Houston)
 
6CInvited Paper: Theoretical and Practical Reason in Kant
Chair: E. Sonny Elizondo (University of California, Santa Barbara)
Speaker: Karl Schafer (University of California, Irvine)
“The Unity of Reason: Kantian Lessons for the Contemporary Debate”
Commentators: Andrews Reath (University of California, Riverside)
Ralph Wedgwood (University of Southern California)
 
6DInvited Symposium: Heidegger’s Hellenism
Chair: Peter Warnek (University of Oregon)
Speakers: Julia Ireland (Whitman College)
“Fragments from the Shattered Temple: Heidegger and David Caspar Friedrich”
Andrew Mitchell (Emory University)
“Heidegger and Henry Miller: Travels in Greece”
 
6EInvited Symposium: The Movement for Black Lives: Leadership and Tactics for Social Change
Chair: Michael Cholbi (California State Polytechnic University, Pomona)
Speakers: Keyvan Shafiei (Georgetown University)
“Sky’s the Limit: A Case Study in Envisioning Anti-Racist Utopias”
Dana Miranda (University of Connecticut)
“You Lead, I Follow: The Violence of Leadership in Black Lives Matter” [abstract]
Commentator: Nafitha Greene (Gettysburg College)
 
6FColloquium: 17th and 18th Century Philosophy
4:00-5:00 
Chair: Geoffrey Gorham (Macalester College)
Speaker: Georges Dicker (College at Brockport, State University of New York)
“Locke and Relative Identity” [abstract + preprint]
Commentator:Edwin McCann (University of Southern California)
 
5:00-6:00 
Chair: John R. Harris (Texas Christian University)
Speaker: Ruth Boeker (University College Dublin)
“Hume and Reid on Promises and Sociability” [abstract + preprint]
Commentator:Ann Levey (University of Calgary)
 
6GColloquium: Asian Philosophy
4:00-5:00 
Chair: Takahiro Nakajima (University of Tokyo)
Speaker: Thomas Slabon (Stanford University)
“Confronting the Daoist Challenge: A McDowellian Elaboration of Mencius’ Ethical Naturalism” [abstract + preprint]
Commentator:Michael Dufresne (University of Hawaii at Manoa)
 
5:00-6:00 
Chair: Amy Ihlan (St. Catherine University)
Speaker: Weimin Sun (California State University, Northridge)
“What Would a Confucian Do when Filial Piety and Laws Conflict?” [abstract + preprint]
Commentator:Henrique Schneider (City University)
 
6HColloquium: Metaphysics
4:00-5:00 
Chair: Per Milam (Universiteit Twente)
Speaker: Mark Makin (Biola University)
“Humeanism and Non-Humeanism about Metaphysical Explanation” [abstract + preprint]
Commentator:Gregory Stoutenburg (York College of Pennsylvania)
 
5:00-6:00 
Chair: Jeffrey Goodman (James Madison University)
Speaker: Carolyn Garland (Syracuse University)
“Grief and Composition as Identity” [abstract + preprint]
Commentator:Ned Markosian (University of Massachusetts Amherst)
 
6IColloquium: Philosophy of Language
4:00-5:00 
Chair: Jack Spencer (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Speaker: Justin Bledin (Johns Hopkins University)
“As Ifs” [abstract + preprint]
Commentator:Alexander Kocurek (University of California, Berkeley)
 
5:00-6:00 
Chair: Hannah Haejin Kim (Stanford University)
Speaker: JJ Lang (Stanford University)
“Misapplied Constitutive Rules, Speaker Intentions, and the Curious Case of Assertion” [abstract + preprint]
Commentator:James R. Shaw (University of Pittsburgh)
 
6JSymposium: Intersectionality
Chair: Michelle Switzer (Whittier College)
Speaker: Sara Bernstein (University of Notre Dame)
“The Metaphysics of Intersectionality” [abstract | preprint]
Commentators: Natalie Cisneros (Seattle University)
Erica Rodriguez (University of Colorado Boulder)
 
6KSymposium: Testimony
Chair: Sukhvinder Shahi (University of Missouri)
Speaker: Kenneth Boyd (University of Toronto Scarborough)
“Deference and Cooperative Testimony” [abstract | preprint]
Commentators: Arianna Falbo (Brown University)
Jonathan Ichikawa (University of British Columbia)
 
6LAPA Committee Session: Culpability and Punishment
Arranged by the APA Committee on Philosophy and Law
Chair: Craig K. Agule (Rutgers University)
Speakers: Marcia Baron (Indiana University Bloomington)
“Negligence, Mens Rea, and What We Want the Element of Mens Rea to Provide”
David Brink (University of California, San Diego)
“What’s Special about Juvenile Justice” [abstract]
 
6MAPA Committee Session: Workshop: Philosophy Begins in Apathy: Building Student Curiosity in Introductory Courses
Arranged by the APA Committee on the Teaching of Philosophy
Chair: Christina Hendricks (University of British Columbia)
Speaker: Merritt Rehn-DeBraal (Texas A&M University-San Antonio)
 
 

FRIDAY, APRIL 19

 

FRIDAY MORNING, 9:00 - Noon

7ABook Symposium: Dominic McIver Lopes, Being for Beauty: Aesthetic Agency and Value
Chair: James O. Young (University of Victoria)
Speakers: Julia Driver (Washington University in St. Louis)
Samantha Matherne (Harvard University)
James Shelley (Auburn University)
Dominic McIver Lopes (University of British Columbia)
 
7BBook Symposium: Christie Hartley and Lori Watson, Equal Citizenship and Public Reason: A Feminist Political Liberalism
Chair: Kathryn Joyce (University of California, San Diego)
Speakers: Amy Baehr (Hofstra University)
Clare Chambers (University of Cambridge)
Kevin Vallier (Bowling Green State University)
Christie Hartley (Georgia State University)
Lori Watson (University of San Diego)
 
7CBook Symposium: Carrie Figdor, Pieces of Mind: The Proper Domain of Psychological Predicates
Chair: Steve Downes (University of Utah)
Speakers: Zoe Drayson (University of California, Davis)
Edouard Machery (University of Pittsburgh)
Eric Schwitzgebel (University of California, Riverside)
Carrie Figdor (University of Iowa)
 
7DBook Symposium: Joshua May, Regard for Reason in the Moral Mind
Chair: Walter Sinnott-Armstrong (Duke University)
Speakers: Nomy Arpaly (Brown University)
Joanna Demaree-Cotton (Yale University)
Antti Kauppinen (University of Helsinki)
Joshua May (The University of Alabama at Birmingham)
 
7EInvited Symposium: What can Archaeologists Know?
Chair: Alison McConwell (Stanford University)
Speakers: Derek Turner (Connecticut College)
“Archaeological Research as Aesthetic Engagement” [abstract]
Helen De Cruz (Oxford Brookes University)
Johan De Smedt (Oxford Brookes University)
“Can we Infer Moral Behavior from the Archaeological Record?” [abstract]
Adrian Currie (University of Exeter)
“Cognitive Archaeology and Epistemic Value” [abstract]
 
7FColloquium: Ethics
9:00-10:00 
Chair: John Pittman (John Jay College of Criminal Justice)
Speaker: Katherine Tullmann (Northern Arizona University)
“What’s Wrong with Seeing Race?” [abstract + preprint]
Commentator:Brian Berkey (University of Pennsylvania)
 
10:00-11:00 
Chair: Mary Bloodsworth-Lugo (Washington State University)
Speaker: Abelard Podgorski (National University of Singapore)
“Partiality, Identity, and Procreation” [abstract + preprint]
Commentator:Yvette Pearson (Old Dominion University)
 
11:00-12:00 
Chair: Haggeo Cadenas (University of California, San Diego)
Speaker: Jason Chen (Saint Louis University)
“Objective Quality of Life and Objective List Theory of Well-Being” [abstract + preprint]
Commentator:Paul Tubig (University of Washington)
 
7GColloquium: Explanation
9:00-10:00 
Chair: Mark Fedyk (Mount Allison University)
Speakers: Pierre Saint-Germier (Aarhus University)
Samuel Schindler (Aarhus University)
“Philosophical Expertise Put to the Test” [abstract + preprint]
Commentator:Tomasz Wysocki (University of Pittsburgh)
 
10:00-11:00 
Chair: Michelle Pham (University of Washington)
Speaker: Zoe Ashton (Ohio State University)
“Explanation by Effect: Regression to the Mean and Causation” [abstract + preprint]
Commentator:Harjit Bhogal (University of Maryland)
 
11:00-12:00 
Chair: Steven Norris (University of California, Irvine)
Speaker: Milo Phillips-Brown (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
“What does Decision Theory Have to do with Wanting?” [abstract + preprint]
Commentator:Michael Titelbaum (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
 
7HColloquium: Oppression and Resistance
9:00-10:00 
Chair: Ann Cudd (University of Pittsburgh)
Speaker: Tamara Fakhoury (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
“Forbidden Projects and Harm Independent Reasons to Resist Oppression” [abstract + preprint]
Commentator:Robin S. Dillon (Lehigh University)
 
10:00-11:00 
Chair: Hakhamanesh Zangeneh (California State University Stanislaus)
Speaker: Peter W Milne (Seoul National University)
“The Intractable: Lyotard’s Post-Colonialism and the Energy of Resistance.” [abstract + preprint]
Commentator:Mark Brown (California State University Stanislaus)
 
11:00-12:00 
Chair: Amanda Greene (University College London and Princeton University)
Speaker: Katie Kirkland (Arizona State University)
“Resisting Intimations of Inferiority: A Defense of the Obligation to Resist One’s Oppression” [abstract + preprint]
Commentator:Nassim Noroozi (Concordia University)
 
7IColloquium: Philosophy of Law
9:00-10:00 
Chair: Samantha Brennan (University of Guelph)
Speaker: Emma McClure (University of Toronto)
“Microaggressions, Torts, and the Right to Apology” [abstract + preprint]
Commentator:Christina Friedlaender (University of Memphis)
 
10:00-11:00 
Chair: Marcela Herdova (Florida State University)
Speaker: Joe Metz (University of Arizona)
“Preemptive Omissions” [abstract + preprint]
Commentator:James Cain (Oklahoma State University)
 
11:00-12:00 
Chair: Andrew Stewart (University of Southern California)
Speaker: Jason Byas (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
“Vindicating Hampton’s Expressive Retributivism as a Theory of Rebuke” [abstract + preprint]
Commentator:Larry Alexander (University of San Diego)
 
7JSymposium: Kant
Chair: Yoon Choi (Marquette University)
Speaker: Damian Melamedoff (University of Toronto)
“From Ideal Grounds to Transcendental Idealism” [abstract | preprint]
Commentators: Dai Heide (Simon Fraser University)
Houston Smit (University of Arizona)
 
7KAPA Committee Session: Diverse Approaches to Dialogue in Public and Precollege Philosophy
Arranged by the APA Committee on the Teaching of Philosophy
Chair: Michael Burroughs (California State University, Bakersfield)
Speakers: Amy Reed-Sandoval (University of Texas at El Paso)
“Can Philosophy for Children Contribute to Decolonization?”
Myisha Cherry (University of California, Riverside)
“Liberatory Dialogue”
Kristopher Phillips (Southern Utah University)
“The Kids are Alright: Philosophical Dialogue and the Utan Lyceum” [abstract]
Barry Lam (Vassar College)
“The Use of Narrative in Public Philosophy: A Diagrammatic Guide” [abstract]
 
7LAPA Committee Session: Jobs and Careers: How to Get and Keep a Full-Time Position at a Community College
Arranged by the APA Committee on Philosophy in Two-Year Colleges
Chair: Marc Bobro (Santa Barbara City College)
Commentators: Ian Duckles (San Diego Mesa College)
Deirdre Frontczak (Santa Rosa Junior College)
Mary Gwin (San Diego Mesa College)
 
7MSpecial Session: APA Department Chair’s Network: Innovation in the Philosophy Major
Speakers: Joan McGregor (Arizona State University)
Janet Stemwedel (San José State University)
 

Friday Midday 11:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.

Poster Session
Presenters: Christopher Cohoon (King’s College)
“Being Food: Plumwood’s Inverted Extensionism” [abstract]
David Frank (University of Tennessee)
“Ethical Disagreement in Value-Laden Sciences” [abstract]
Matthew Haug (College of William and Mary)
“How to Be More Self-Controlled: Executive Function, Affect, and the Neuropsychological Underpinnings of Trait Self-Control” [abstract]
Michael Cohen (Stanford University)
“Inexact Knowledge as an Inexact Update” [abstract]
Andrew Flynn (University of California, Los Angeles)
“Motive Ascriptions and Reasons for Action in Anscombe’s Intention” [abstract]
Eric Bohner (University of Calgary)
“On the Obligation to Wrongdoers” [abstract]
Jada Wiggleton-Little (University of California, San Diego)
“Pain Testimonies: Filling in the Gap” [abstract]
Avram Hiller (Portland State University)
“Plurivaluationist Degree Theory and Higher-Order Vagueness” [abstract]
David Lindeman (Johns Hopkins University)
“Real Content and its Pragmatic Ascription: A Comment on Egan’s ‘Deflationary’ Account of Mental Representation” [abstract]
Guilherme Sanches de Oliveira (University of Cincinnati)
“Scientific Representation, Mental Representation, and Embodied Cognition” [abstract]
 

FRIDAY AFTERNOON, 1:00 - 4:00 P.M.

8ABook Symposium: Andrea Iacona, Logical Form: Between Logic and Natural Language
Chair: Paul Bartha (University of British Columbia)
Speakers: Mario Gómez-Torrente (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México)
Mark Sainsbury (University of Texas at Austin)
Zoltan Szabo (Yale University)
Andrea Iacona (Università degli Studi di Torino)
 
8BBook Symposium: Frédérique de Vignemont, Mind the Body: An Exploration of Bodily Self-Awareness
Chair: Patrick Rysiew (University of Victoria)
Speakers: Matthew Fulkerson (University of California, San Diego)
Jack Lyons (University of Arkansas)
Robert Rupert (University of Colorado Boulder)
Frédérique de Vignemont (Institut Jean Nicod)
 
8CBook Symposium: Christopher Peacocke, The Primacy of Metaphysics
Chair: Jeremy Goodman (New York University)
Speakers: Paul Horwich (New York University)
Øystein Linnebo (Universitetet i Oslo)
Lucy O’Brien (University College London)
Christopher Peacocke (Columbia University and University of London)
 
8DInvited Symposium: Decolonization and Settler Colonial Theory
Chair: Tiffany Montoya (Purdue University)
Speakers: Dolores Calderon (Western Washington University)
“Confronting the Incomprehensible in the Ongoing Dispossessive Logics of Colonialism”
Brady Heiner (California State University, Fullerton)
“Decolonizing Settler Existence: Land, Belonging, and Disavowal”
Gregory Rogel (Michigan State University)
“Migrant Death on Indigenous Land: Settler State Violence in the Sonoran Desert”
Elena Ruíz (Michigan State University)
Ezgi Sertler (Butler University)
“Violence and the Settler Logic of Credible Fear Tests” [abstract]
 
8EInvited Symposium: Liking Aesthetic Value
Chair: Sonia Sedivy (University of Toronto)
Speakers: Mohan Matthen (University of Toronto)
“Can Aesthetic Hedonism be Revived?”
Keren Gorodeisky (Auburn University)
“On Liking Aesthetic Value” [abstract]
Commentators: Anthony Cross (Texas State University)
Alex King (University at Buffalo)
 
8FInvited Symposium: Means-End Assessment of Scientific Models
Chair: Somayeh Tohidi (Simon Fraser University)
Speakers: Bert Baumgaertner (University of Idaho)
“Comparing Means-end Assessments of Dynamical Systems and Agent-based Modeling”
Benjamin Jantzen (Virginia Tech)
“How to Control with a Model that Can’t Predict” [abstract]
Jennifer Jhun (Lake Forest College)
“Idealization in Economic Reasoning”
Julia Bursten (San Francisco State University)
“Scale Separation, Scale Dependence, and Multiscale Modeling in the Physical Sciences” [abstract]
 
8GColloquium: Metaethics
1:00-2:00 
Chair: Kurt Nutting (San Francisco State University)
Speaker: Elizabeth Southgate (Cornell University)
“Rational Perceptions and Rational Intuitions” [abstract + preprint]
Commentator:Krishna Pathak (University of Delhi)
 
2:00-3:00 
Chair: Amy Flowerree (Texas Tech University)
Speaker: Nathan Howard (University of Southern California)
“Factualists Can’t Solve the Wrong Kind of Reason Problem” [abstract + preprint]
Commentator:Jessica Wright (University of Toronto)
 
3:00-4:00 
Chair: Matthew Babb (Washington University in St. Louis)
Speaker: Michael Deigan (Yale University)
“Rational Partiality and Objective Value” [abstract + preprint]
Commentator:Ethan Jerzak (University of California, Berkeley)
 
8HColloquium: Philosophy of Language
1:00-2:00 
Chair: Helen Daly (Colorado College)
Speaker: Hsiang-Yun Chen (Academia Sinica)
“”Women” and Philosophical Analyses” [abstract + preprint]
Commentator:Alex Gruenewald (University of Waterloo)
 
2:00-3:00 
Chair: Paolo Santorio (University of California, San Diego)
Speaker: Rory Harder (University of Toronto)
“Clearing Up Clouds: Nonspecificity and Goal-Sensitivity in Demonstrative Communication” [abstract + preprint]
Commentator:Mark Richard (Harvard University)
 
3:00-4:00 
Chair: Joseph Ullian (Washington University in St. Louis)
Speaker: Michael Rieppel (Syracuse University)
“Quinean Predicativism” [abstract + preprint]
Commentator:Marcus Rossberg (University of Connecticut)
 
8IColloquium: Philosophy of Science
1:00-2:00 
Chair: David Rattray (Simon Fraser University)
Speaker: Conor Mayo-Wilson (University of Washington)
“Infinite Extension” [abstract + preprint]
Commentator:Tom Donaldson (Simon Fraser University)
 
2:00-3:00 
Chair: Phil Hanson (Simon Fraser University)
Speaker: Kenneth Boyce (University of Missouri)
“Mathematical Application and the No Confirmation Thesis” [abstract + preprint]
Commentator:Otávio Bueno (University of Miami)
 
3:00-4:00 
Chair: Eric Hochstein (University of Victoria)
Speaker: Corey Dethier (University of Notre Dame)
“The Unity of Robustness” [abstract + preprint]
Commentator:Greg Lusk (Michigan State University)
 
8JColloquium: Political Philosophy
1:00-2:00 
Chair: Illya Davis (Morehouse College)
Speaker: S. M. Love (Georgia State University)
“Inequality and Freedom” [abstract + preprint]
Commentator:JP Messina (Wellesley College)
 
2:00-3:00 
Chair: Blake Wilson (Binghamton University)
Speaker: Julian Jonker (University of Pennsylvania)
“Who is Wronged When Markets Fail?” [abstract + preprint]
Commentator:Ryan Tonkin (University of Victoria)
 
3:00-4:00 
Chair: Paulette Kidder (Seattle University)
Speaker: Edward Song (Westmont College)
“Fairness and Voluntary Acceptance” [abstract + preprint]
Commentator:Aaron Finley (University of California, San Diego)
 
8KAPA Committee Session: “Diving in” to Philosophy for Young People: A Workshop with a Variety of Approaches for Participants to Experience
Arranged by the APA Committee on Pre-College Instruction in Philosophy
Chair: Wendy Turgeon (St. Joseph’s College)
Speakers: Natalie M. Fletcher (Université Laval)
“High-stakes Moments in P4C: Navigating Ethical and Political Issues”
Amy Reed-Sandoval (University of Texas at El Paso)
“Immersive Spanish Language P4K”
Marisol Brito (Metropolitan State University)
“Let’s Talk about Sex: Pre-college Philosophy as a Model for Just, Inclusive, and Comprehensive Sex Education”
David A. Shapiro (Cascadia Community College)
“P4C in India”
 
8LAPA Committee Session: On Publishing Ethics in Philosophy
Arranged by the APA Committee on Lectures, Publications and Research
Chair: Rebecca Kukla (Georgetown University)
Commentators: Amy Ferrer (American Philosophical Association)
Kathryn J. Norlock (Trent University)
Eric Piper (Wiley)
Eric Schwitzgebel (University of California, Riverside)
Yannik Thiem (Villanova University)
Rocío Zambrana (University of Oregon)
 
 

FRIDAY EARLY EVENING, 4:00 - 6:00 P.M.

9AInvited Paper: Moral Agency and Social Practice
Chair: Shamik Dasgupta (University of California, Berkeley)
Speaker: Regina Rini (York University)
“Contingency Inattention” [abstract]
Commentators: Rima Basu (Claremont McKenna College)
Jeff Sebo (New York University)
 
9BInvited Symposium: Reactive Attitudes
Chair: Lucy Allais (University of California, San Diego)
Speakers: Jeanette Kennett (Macquarie University)
Victoria McGeer (Princeton University)
 
9CInvited Symposium: Self-Defense
Chair: Jordan Wadden (University of British Columbia)
Speakers: Susanne Burri (London School of Economics)
“Self-Defense Under Uncertainty: What a Thoroughly Deontological Framework Might Look Like” [abstract]
Kimberly Kessler Ferzan (University of Virginia)
“Excavating Stand Your Ground”
Kerah Gordon-Solmon (Queen’s University)
“Casting the First Stone: Defense, Prevention and Uncertainty”
Alec Walen (Rutgers University)
“Self-Defense without Liability” [abstract]
 
9DColloquium: 17th and 18th Century Philosophy
4:00-5:00 
Chair: Susan Castro (Wichita State University)
Speaker: John P. Wright (Central Michigan University)
“Will and Habit in Eighteenth-Century British Philosophy” [abstract + preprint]
Commentator:Haley Brennan (Princeton University)
 
5:00-6:00 
Chair: Lisa M. Martinez (University of California, Santa Cruz)
Speaker: Jonathan Shaheen (Universiteit Gent)
“Notions of Substance in Cavendish’s Metaphysics” [abstract + preprint]
Commentator:Lewis Powell (University at Buffalo)
 
9EColloquium: Ancient and Medieval Philosophy
4:00-5:00 
Chair: Suzanne Obdrzalek (Claremont McKenna College)
Speaker: Sosseh Assaturian (University of Texas at Austin)
“What the Forms are Not: Plato on Conceptualism at Parmenides 132b-c” [abstract + preprint]
Commentator:Kelly Arenson (Duquesne University)
 
5:00-6:00 
Chair: Brooks Sommerville (University of British Columbia)
Speaker: Marta Heckel (University of Missouri)
“Parmenides’ Love of Honor: An Account of How Not to Do Philosophy in Plato’s Parmenides” [abstract + preprint]
Commentator:Merrick Anderson (Princeton University)
 
9FColloquium: Ethics
4:00-5:00 
Chair: Kirsten Egerstrom (Whatcom Community College)
Speaker: Jeremy Davis (United States Military Academy)
“Grief and Acceptance” [abstract + preprint]
Commentator:Rochelle Green (California State University San Marcos)
 
5:00-6:00 
Chair: Andras Szigeti (Linköpings Universitet)
Speaker: Fiacha Heneghan (Vanderbilt University)
“Loving and Knowing Oneself: On the Requirements of Self-Love in Frankfurt’s Hierarchical-Self View” [abstract + preprint]
Commentator:Talbot Brewer (University of Virginia)
 
9GColloquium: Political Philosophy
4:00-5:00 
Chair: Bonnafous-Boucher Maria (École Normale Supérieure)
Speaker: César Cabezas (Columbia University)
“What is Structural Racism?” [abstract + preprint]
Commentator:Jennifer Tillman (University at Albany)
 
5:00-6:00 
Chair: Nathan Jun (Midwestern State University)
Speaker: Macy Salzberger (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
“The Distinctiveness of Domestic Violence” [abstract + preprint]
Commentator:Sharyn Clough (Oregon State University)
 
9HSymposium: Aesthetic Value
Chair: David Friedell (University of British Columbia)
Speaker: Becca Rothfeld (Harvard University)
“The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly” [abstract | preprint]
Commentators: Eva Dadlez (University of Central Oklahoma)
James Harold (Mount Holyoke College)
 
9ISymposium: Moral Ignorance
Chair: Elise Woodard (University of Michigan)
Speaker: Zoe Johnson King (New York University)
“Don’t Know, Don’t Care?” [abstract | preprint]
Commentators: Kelly McCormick (Texas Christian University)
Michael McKenna (University of Arizona)
 
9JAPA Committee Session: Data Ethics
Arranged by the APA Committee on Philosophy and Computers
Chair: Joshua August Skorburg (Duke University)
Speakers: Shannon Vallor (Santa Clara University)
“Data Ethics and the Caring Virtues” [abstract]
Colin Koopman (University of Oregon)
“The Informational Person” [abstract]
Joshua August Skorburg (Duke University)
“What Counts as ‘Research’ in Data Science?” [abstract]
 
9KAPA Committee Session: Decolonizing and Indigenizing Philosophy
Arranged by the APA Committee on Native American Indigenous Philosophers
Speakers: Andrea Sullivan-Clarke (University of Windsor)
“Decolonizing ‘Allyship’ in Indian Country: Lessons from #NODAPL”
Joseph Len Miller (University of Washington)
“Decolonizing/Indigenizing the Relationship between the Ethical and Empirical” [abstract]
 
9LDewey Lecture
Chair: Alan Richardson (University of British Columbia)
Speaker: Michael Friedman (Stanford University)
“Philosophy, Science, and History: A Personal Perspective” [abstract]
 

Friday Evening, 6:00 - 7:00 P.M.

Presidential Address
Introduction:Penelope Maddy (University of California, Irvine)
Speaker: Richard Arneson (University of California, San Diego)
“Individual Well-Being and Social Justice”
 
 

SATURDAY, APRIL 20

 

SATURDAY MORNING, 9:00 - Noon

10ABook Symposium: Kirk Ludwig, From Plural to Institutional Agency: Collective Action II
Chair: Michael Nelson (University of California, Riverside)
Speakers: Marija jankovic (Davidson College)
teresa marques (LOGOS Barcelona)
Carol Rovane (Columbia University)
Kirk Ludwig (Indiana University Bloomington)
 
10BBook Symposium: John Hawthorne and Juhani Yli-Vakkuri, Narrow Content
Chair: David Braun (University at Buffalo)
Speakers: David Chalmers (New York University)
Paul Pietroski (Rutgers University)
Ori Simchen (University of British Columbia)
John Hawthorne (University of Southern California)
Juhani Yli-Vakkuri (Universität Bielefeld)
 
10CBook Symposium: John Woods, Truth in Fiction: Rethinking Its Logic
Chair: Michel-Antoine Xhignesse (University of British Columbia)
Speakers: Bryson Brown (University of Lethbridge)
Robert Howell (University at Albany)
John Woods (University of British Columbia)
 
10DInvited Symposium: Philosophy for Children as Public Philosophy: Initiatives in the Pacific
Chair: Masato Ishida (University of Hawaii at Manoa)
Speakers: Taketo Tabata (Miyagi University of Education)
Mitsuyo Toyota (Niigata University)
Anja Thielmann (Pädagogische Hochschule Wien)
Jessica Ching-Sze Wang (National Chiayi University)
Thomas Jackson (University of Hawaii at Manoa)
Commentator: Benjamin Lukey (University of Hawaii at Manoa)
 
10EInvited Symposium: The Philosophy of Emilie du Châtelet
Chair: Emily Thomas (University of Durham)
Speakers: Liz Goodnick (Metropolitan State University of Denver)
“The Role of God in the Philosophy of Emilie du Châtelet”
Lisa Downing (Ohio State University)
“Banishing Monsters: Du Châtelet on the Impossibility of Thinking Matter (and Inherent Attraction)”
Timothy Yenter (University of Mississippi)
“Self-Motion and Attraction in Émilie du Châtelet and Andrew Baxter” [abstract]
Huaping Lu-Adler (Georgetown University)
“Du Châtelet and the Principle of Sufficient Reason”
 
10FInvited Symposium: Value, Heritage, and War
Chair: Benjamin Matheson (Stockholms Universitet)
Speakers: Helen Frowe (Stockholms Universitet)
Derek Matravers (Open University)
Anna Bergqvist (Manchester Metropolitan University)
Dale Dorsey (University of Kansas)
Bashshar Haydar (American University of Beirut)
 
10GColloquium: Epistemology
9:00-10:00 
Chair: Elizabeth Edenberg (Georgetown University)
Speaker: Will Fleisher (Washington University in St. Louis)
“How to Endorse Conciliationism” [abstract + preprint]
Commentator:Nevin Climenhaga (Australian Catholic University)
 
10:00-11:00 
Chair: Alexander Lerner (University of Nevada, Reno)
Speaker: Samantha Berthelette (Florida State University)
“Self-Deception and Lacking the Desire to Believe” [abstract + preprint]
Commentator:Jennifer J. Matey (Southern Methodist University)
 
11:00-12:00 
Chair: Luca Struble (University of California, Los Angeles)
Speaker: Wade Munroe (Indiana University Bloomington)
“Rational Requirements and Occurrent Belief” [abstract + preprint]
Commentator:Earl Conee (University of Rochester)
 
10HColloquium: Metaphysics
9:00-10:00 
Chair: Silvia De Toffoli (Princeton University)
Speaker: Michaela McSweeney (Boston University)
“Against a Plenitude of Abstract Objects” [abstract + preprint]
Commentator:Justin Clarke-Doane (Columbia University)
 
10:00-11:00 
Chair: Anthony Nguyen (University of Southern California)
Speaker: John Bunke (University of Toronto)
“Existence Made Too Easy” [abstract + preprint]
Commentator:Fatema Amijee (Simon Fraser University)
 
11:00-12:00 
Chair: Matthew Smithdeal (University of British Columbia)
Speaker: Paul Kelly (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
“How Should a Physicalist Respond to the Knowledge Argument?” [abstract + preprint]
Commentator:Sean Smith (University of Hawaii at Manoa)
 
10IColloquium: Modelling and Representation
9:00-10:00 
Chair: Joan McGregor (Arizona State University)
Speaker: Erick Ramirez (Santa Clara University)
“How to (dis)solve the Gamer’s Dilemma” [abstract + preprint]
Commentator:Jordan Wolf (University of California, Los Angeles)
 
10:00-11:00 
Chair: Alexandre V. Korolev (University of British Columbia)
Speaker: David Colaco (University of Pittsburgh)
“What do Representations of Scientific Phenomena Represent?” [abstract + preprint]
Commentator:Mark Fortney (University of Toronto)
 
11:00-12:00 
Chair: Richard Sandlin (University of British Columbia)
Speaker: Carlotta Pavese (Duke University)
“On the Very Idea of Practical Representation” [abstract + preprint]
Commentator:Todd Ganson (Oberlin College)
 
10JColloquium: Philosophy of Language
9:00-10:00 
Chair: Brian Blanchette (University of California, Santa Cruz)
Speakers: Howard Nye (University of Alberta)
Meysam Shojaeenejad (University of Alberta)
“Success Semantics, Reinforcing Satisfaction, and Sensory Inclinations” [abstract + preprint]
Commentator:Jeremy Pober (University of California, Riverside)
 
10:00-11:00 
Chair: David Hunter (Ryerson University)
Speaker: Eleonore Neufeld (University of Southern California)
“Meaning Externalism and Causal Model Theory” [abstract + preprint]
Commentator:David Liebesman (University of Calgary)
 
11:00-12:00 
Chair: Alexis Wellwood (University of Southern California)
Speaker: Jennifer Head (University of Southern California)
“Not-At-Issue Content and the Normative “Flavor” of Instrumental Necessities” [abstract + preprint]
Commentator:Ravi Thakral (University of St. Andrews)
 
10KAPA Committee Session: Book Symposium: Andrew Valls, Rethinking Racial Justice
Arranged by the APA Committee on the Status of Black Philosophers
Chair: Keisha Ray (University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston)
Speaker: Andrew Valls (Oregon State University)
“Replies to Comments”
Commentators: Avigail Eisenberg (University of Victoria)
Charles W. Mills (The Graduate Center, CUNY)
Ronald R. Sundstrom (University of San Francisco)
 
10LAPA Committee Session: Indigenous Philosophy of Mexico: Ancient and Contemporary
Arranged by the APA Committee on Native American Indigenous Philosophers
Chair: Andrea Sullivan-Clarke (University of Windsor)
Speakers: Noell Birondo (Wichita State University)
“Aristotle and Aztec Human Sacrifice” [abstract]
Sebastian Purcell (State University of New York College at Cortland)
“Ergon and Tlaticpac: Aristotle and the Aztecs on Natural Goodness”
Amy Reed-Sandoval (University of Texas at El Paso)
“Radical Autonomy in Indigenous Mexico”
 
 

SATURDAY AFTERNOON, 1:00 - 4:00 P.M.

11ABook Symposium: Sam Cowling, Abstract Entities
Chair: Chris Tillman (University of Manitoba)
Speakers: Eileen Nutting (University of Kansas)
Joshua Spencer (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
Kelly Trogdon (Virginia Tech)
Sam Cowling (Denison University)
 
11BBook Symposium: Jacob Stegenga, Medical Nihilism
Chair: Miriam Solomon (Temple University)
Speakers: Bryan Cwik (Portland State University)
Ashley Kennedy (Florida Atlantic University)
Daniel Steel (Michigan State University)
Jacob Stegenga (University of Cambridge)
 
11CBook Symposium: Susanna Schellenberg, The Unity of Perception
Chair: Murat Aydede (University of British Columbia)
Speakers: Michael Martin (University College London and University California, Berkeley)
Casey O’Callaghan (Washington University in St. Louis)
Michael A. Rescorla (University of California, Los Angeles)
Susanna Schellenberg (Rutgers University)
 
11DInvited Symposium: Causation
Chair: Zili Dong (Simon Fraser University)
Speakers: James Woodward (University of Pittsburgh)
“Autonomy, Conditional Independence, and Downward Causation”
Lauren Ross (University of California, Irvine)
“Causation and Disease”
Frederick Eberhardt (California Institute of Technology)
“Defining and Discovering Causal Variables”
Holly Andersen (Simon Fraser University)
“Pattern Identification: Noise in Data vs Noisy Phenomena”
 
11EInvited Symposium: Greek Mathematics and Ancient Philosophy
Chair: Vincenza Berardo (Florida State University)
Speakers: Brad Berman (Portland State University)
“Mathematical Matter, Shape and Aristotelian Substantial Forms” [abstract]
Emily Katz (Michigan State University)
“Intelligible Matter as a Property of Sensible Objects” [abstract]
Henry Mendell (California State University, Los Angeles)
“Some Remarks on the Logical and Pedagogical Structure of Euclid’s Presentation of Proportion”
Sophia Stone (Lynn University)
“The Problem of Incommensurability in the Meno and Parmenides” [abstract]
Commentators: Tom Archibald (Simon Fraser University)
Janine Gühler (Oxford University)
Justin Vlasits (Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen)
 
11FColloquium: Epistemology
1:00-2:00 
Chair: Matthew Davidson (California State University, San Bernardino)
Speakers: Elizabeth Jackson (University of Notre Dame)
Peter Tan (University of Virginia)
“Epistemic Akrasia and Belief-Credence Dualism” [abstract + preprint]
Commentator:Andrew Moon (Virginia Commonwealth University)
 
2:00-3:00 
Chair: Dzintra Ullis (Simon Fraser University)
Speaker: Peter Hawke (Universiteit van Amsterdam)
“Relevant Alternatives and Missed Clues: Redux” [abstract + preprint]
Commentator:Benjamin Lennertz (Western Kentucky University)
 
3:00-4:00 
Chair: Ron Wilburn (University of Nevada, Las Vegas)
Speakers: Matthew Frise (Santa Clara University)
Kevin McCain (The University of Alabama at Birmingham)
“Forgetting Memory Skepticism” [abstract + preprint]
Commentator:Daniel Haas (Red Deer College)
 
11GColloquium: Ethics
1:00-2:00 
Chair: Assya Pascalev (Howard University)
Speaker: Tyler Haddow (University of California, Berkeley)
“Habit, Familiarity, and Perceptiveness” [abstract + preprint]
Commentator:Jozef Muller (University of California, Riverside)
 
2:00-3:00 
Chair: Kelin Emmett (University of British Columbia)
Speaker: Carissa Phillips-Garrett (Loyola Marymount University)
“Honor as a Virtue” [abstract + preprint]
Commentator:Marta Jimenez (Emory University)
 
3:00-4:00 
Chair: Madeleine Ransom (University of British Columbia)
Speaker: Avi Appel (Cornell University)
“Hypocrisy as Selfish Self-Exceptionalism” [abstract + preprint]
Commentator:Richard Arneson (University of California, San Diego)
 
11HColloquium: Metaethics
1:00-2:00 
Chair: Bruno Guindon (University of British Columbia)
Speaker: Kyle Stroh (Indiana University Bloomington)
“Reevaluating Street’s Evolutionary Account and its Implications for Metaethics” [abstract + preprint]
Commentator:Ronald De Sousa (University of Toronto)
 
2:00-3:00 
Chair: Marcus Arvan (University of Tampa)
Speaker: Yishai Cohen (University of Southern Maine)
“Self-Manipulation: An Incompatibilist Guide to Evading Blameworthiness” [abstract + preprint]
Commentator:Justin Caouette (Bridgewater State University)
 
3:00-4:00 
Chair: Leland Saunders (Seattle Pacific University)
Speaker: Taylor Cyr (Washington University in St. Louis)
“The Inescapability of Moral Luck” [abstract + preprint]
Commentator:Eric Brown (Tulane University of New Orleans)
 
11IColloquium: Phenomenology
1:00-2:00 
Chair: Christopher Turner (California State University Stanislaus)
Speaker: Mark Tanzer (University of Colorado Denver)
“Heidegger’s Critique of Mechanistic Biology” [abstract + preprint]
Commentator:Robin Muller (California State University, Northridge)
 
2:00-3:00 
Chair: Louise Pedersen (University of Utah)
Speaker: Philip Walsh (Fordham University)
“Husserl and Merleau-Ponty on the Motivational Character of Experience” [abstract + preprint]
Commentator:Paul Kidder (Seattle University)
 
3:00-4:00 
Chair: Stephen Watson (University of Notre Dame)
Speaker: Rebecca Harrison (University of California, Riverside)
“Can a Phenomenologist be a Realist?” [abstract + preprint]
Commentator:Christine Wieseler (University of Louisville)
 
11JColloquium: Philosophy of Science
1:00-2:00 
Chair: Robert Kok (University of Utah)
Speaker: Celso Antonio Alves Neto (University of Calgary)
“What is a Lineage?” [abstract + preprint]
Commentator:Leonard Finkelman (Linfield College)
 
2:00-3:00 
Chair: Yafeng Wang (Stanford University)
Speaker: Nora Boyd (Siena College)
“Evidence Enriched” [abstract + preprint]
Commentator:Kino Yuting Zhao (University of California, Irvine)
 
3:00-4:00 
Chair: Justin Tiehen (University of Puget Sound)
Speaker: Ryan O’Loughlin (Indiana University Bloomington)
“Objectivity, Seepage, and Climate Science” [abstract + preprint]
Commentator:C. Tyler DesRoches (Arizona State University)
 
11KAPA Committee Session: Book Symposium: Sarah Song, Immigration and Democracy
Arranged by the APA Committee on Philosophy and Law
Chair: Robert Hughes (University of Pennsylvania)
Speaker: Sarah Song (University of California, Berkeley)
“Replies to Comments”
Commentators: Adam Hosein (Northeastern University)
Matthew Lister (Deakin University)
Christine Straehle (University of Ottawa)
Shelley Wilcox (San Francisco State University)
 
11LAPA Committee Session: Personal Ideals
Arranged by the Journal of the American Philosophical Association
Chair: Chris Mole (University of British Columbia)
Speaker: Nick Riggle (University of San Diego)
“Personal Ideals as Metaphors”
Commentators: Cheshire Calhoun (Arizona State University)
Jeremy Fischer (The University of Alabama in Huntsville)
 
 

SATURDAY EARLY EVENING, 4:00 - 6:00 P.M.

12AInvited Paper: Experiential Value
Chair: Dan Haybron (Saint Louis University)
Speaker: Lorraine Besser (Middlebury College)
“The Interesting and the Pleasant”
Commentators: Jason Raibley (University of Kansas)
Vida Yao (Rice University)
 
12BInvited Paper: Metaphilosophy, Intersectionality, and Race Theory
Chair: Alison Wylie (University of British Columbia)
Speaker: Paul C. Taylor (Vanderbilt University)
“Uneasy Sanctuaries: The Evasion of Identity in Liberatory Philosophy”
Commentators: Falguni Sheth (Emory University)
Ronald R. Sundstrom (University of San Francisco)
 
12CInvited Symposium: Agency and the Built Environment
Chair: Kenny Easwaran (Texas A&M University)
Speakers: C. Thi Nguyen (Utah Valley University)
“Games and Autonomy”
Rebecca Kukla (Georgetown University)
“Mapping Movement in Urban Space”
Zed Adams (The New School)
“The City as Interface”
 
12DInvited Symposium: Aristotle vs. Emergentism? The Roots of Anti-Reductionism
Chair: Michael J. Raven (University of Victoria)
Speakers: Anne Peterson (University of Utah)
“Aristotle on the Ineliminability of Metaphysics” [abstract]
Mariam Thalos (University of Tennessee)
“Science and the Need for Metaphysics” [abstract]
Tuomas Tahko (University of Bristol)
“Sparse Essentialism” [abstract]
 
12EColloquium: Ethics
4:00-5:00 
Chair: Meena Krishnamurthy (University of Michigan)
Speaker: Samuel Reis-Dennis (Johns Hopkins University)
“Culpable Unresentables” [abstract + preprint]
Commentator:Tobias Fuchs (Brown University)
 
5:00-6:00 
Chair: Fiona Utley (University of New England)
Speaker: William Bell (Washington University in St. Louis)
“On Loneliness as Social Disattunement” [abstract + preprint]
Commentator:Cecilea Mun (Independent Scholar)
 
12FColloquium: Kant
4:00-5:00 
Chair: Lara Denis (Agnes Scott College)
Speaker: Catherine Smith (Iona College)
“Against Disembodiment and for Disharmony in the Kantian Self” [abstract + preprint]
Commentator:Francey Russell (Yale University)
 
5:00-6:00 
Chair: Jeanine Grenberg (St. Olaf College)
Speaker: Joe Stratmann (University of California–San Diego)
“Kant’s Practical Constraints on Hope” [abstract + preprint]
Commentator:Andrew Chignell (Princeton University)
 
12GColloquium: Logic
4:00-5:00 
Chair: Ulrich Meyer (Colgate University)
Speaker: Travis LaCroix (University of California, Irvine)
“Using Logic to Evolve More Logic: Composing Logical Operators via Self-Assembly” [abstract + preprint]
Commentator:Jack Woods (University of Leeds)
 
5:00-6:00 
Chair: William Stafford (University of California, Irvine)
Speaker: Junyeol Kim (University of Connecticut)
“On the Horizontal in Begriffsschrift” [abstract + preprint]
Commentator:Nathan Bice (Columbia University)
 
12HColloquium: Political Philosophy
4:00-5:00 
Chair: Phyllis Pearson (University of British Columbia)
Speaker: Tristan Rogers (California State University, East Bay)
“Aristotelian Ethics and The Fact of Reasonable Pluralism” [abstract + preprint]
Commentator:Tim Roche (University of Memphis)
 
5:00-6:00 
Chair: Doran Smolkin (Kwantlen Polytechnic University)
Speaker: Paul Fryfogle (Georgia State University)
“The Fragility of Convergence: Public Reason, Political Liberalism, and Stability” [abstract + preprint]
Commentator:Sameer Bajaj (University of Arizona)
 
12ISymposium: Consent
Speaker: Tom Dougherty (University of Cambridge)
“Degrees of Consent” [abstract | preprint]
Commentators: Danielle Bromwich (University of Massachusetts Boston)
Joseph R. Millum (National Institutes of Health)
 
12JSymposium: Herder
Chair: Moran Godess-Riccitelli (Universität Potsdam)
Speaker: Jonathan Fine (Yale University)
“Historicist Thickets in Herder’s Fourth Grove” [abstract | preprint]
Commentators: Pierre Keller (University of California, Riverside)
Clinton Tolley (University of California, San Diego)
 
12KAPA Committee Session: Adaptive Preferences
Arranged by the APA Committee on Journal of the American Philosophical Association
Chair: Peter Vallentyne (University of Missouri)
Speaker: Rosa Terlazzo (Kansas State University)
“Must Adaptive Preferences Be Prudentially Bad for Us?” [abstract]
Commentators: H. E. Baber (University of San Diego)
Steven Weimer (Arkansas State University)
 
12LAPA Committee Session: Philosophical Insights from Computational Studies: Why Should Computational Thinking Matter to Philosophers?
Arranged by the APA Committee on Philosophy and Computers
Chair: Gary Mar (Stony Brook University)
Speakers: Cailin O’Connor (University of California, Irvine)
“Computation and Justice”
Gary Mar (Stony Brook University)
“Goedel, Time, and a Computational Perspective on the Philosophy of Mathematics”
Edward N. Zalta (Stanford University)
“Metaphysical Insights from Computational Studies”