2019 Annual Meeting Program

Wittenberg University

Ohio Philosophical Association
Annual Meeting

Wittenberg University, Springfield, Ohio

April 13, 2019

Keynote Speaker: Karl Ameriks, McMahon-Hanks Professor Emeritus, University of Notre Dame

"The Fate of Dignity: How Words Matter"

Kelly Coble, Baldwin Wallace University, Program Coordinator
 

Morning Sessions

Afternoon Sessions

Session 1: Naturalism, Cosmology and Ontology Session 5: Inclusive Internalism and Subjective Debiasing
Session 2: Hypocrisy, Blame and Public Shaming Session 6: Descartes on God and Time; Consequentialist Virtue
Session 3: Public Reason and Intrinsic Moral Worth Session 7: Epistemology and Nietzsche

Session 4: Perspective Shifting and Epistemic Rationality

Session 8: Undergraduate Sessions

Session 9: Undergraduate Sessions

Logistics (directions, accommodations, etc.) are provided at the bottom of the Program

All paper sessions will be located in Shouvlin Center

Lunch, Business Meeting and Keynote Address will be in Shouvlin 105 


   

Registration and Coffee: 

 

9:00 a.m. 

Shouvlin, First Floor Atrium


   

Session 1: Naturalism, Cosmology and Ontology

 

 Shouvlin 201

  Chair: William Parkhurst, The University of South-Florida  
 

Author: Jason Waller, Kenyon College

"Is Our Finely-Tuned Universe Improbable?” Robert Milnikel, coauthor

9:30 a.m.
        Comment: Paul Robinson, The Ohio State University, "Comments on Waller"  
 
 
 

Author: Anton Killin, Australian National University

Music Pluralism and Indifference Realism

10:45 a.m.
        Comment: Jason Waller, Kenyon College, "Comments on Killin"  

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Session 2: Hypocrisy, Blame and Public Shaming

 

Shouvlin 205

  Chair: Julius Bailey, Wittenberg University  
 

Author: Benjamin Rossi, Miami University

"Strategic Hypocrisy and the Standing to Display Blame

9:30 a.m.
        Comment: Steven Schoonover, Wittenberg University, "Comments on Rossi"  
 
 
 

Author: James Fritz, The Ohio State University

"Can Moral Disapproval be Done Well?"

10:45 a.m.
        Comment: John McHugh, Denison University, "Comments on Fritz"  

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Session 3: Public Reason and Intrinsic Moral Worth

 

Shouvlin 207

  Chair: Nancy McHugh, Wittenberg University  
 

Author: Cullin Brown, Binghamton University

Public Reason and the Future of Political Liberalism

9:30 a.m.
        Comment: Wesley Dempster, Western Governors University,  "Comments on Brown"  
 
 
 

Author: Walter Stepanenko, University of Cincinnati

Beyond Intrinsic Moral Worth

10:45 a.m.
        Comment: Sara Ghaffari, Bowling Green State University, "Comments on Stepanenko"  

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Session 4: Perspective Shifting and Epistemic Rationality

 

Shouvlin Alumni Room

  Chair: Amanda Corris, University of Cincinnati 9:30 a.m.
 

Author: Maxwell Gatyas, University of Cincinnati

Imagination and Perspective Shifting

 
        Comment: Michael Hicks, Miami University, "Comments on Gatyas"  
 
 
 

Author: Kenji Lota, Concordia University

Questions for Uniqueness

10:45 a.m.
        Comment: Ali Aenehzodae, The Ohio State University, "Comments on Lota"  

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Lunch and OPA Business Meeting, 12:00 p.m.

Shouvlin 105

Karl Ameriks

Keynote Address, 1:00 p.m.

Karl Ameriks, McMahon-Hank Professor Emeritus, University of Notre Dame

"The Fate of Dignity: How Words Matter"

Shouvlin 105

 

   

Session 5: Inclusive Internalism and Subjective Debiasing

 

Shouvlin 201

  Chair: Joel Levin, Case Western Reserve University  
 

Author: Michael Prinzing, University of North Carolina 

"Inclusive Internalism: How to be an Internalist without being an 'Internalist' about Reasons"

2:15 p.m.
        Comment: Henry B. Kreuzman, III, The College of Wooster, "Comments on Prinzing"  
 
 
 

Author: Mark Herman, Bowling Green State University

"Towards Enhancing Moral Agency through Subjective Debiasing"

3:30 p.m. 
        Comment:  Nina Atanasova, The University of Toledo, "Comments on Herman"  

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Session 6: Descartes on God and Time; Consequentialist Virtue

 

Shouvlin 205

  Chair: Benjamin Rossi, Miami University  
 

Author: Rebecca Waller, Kenyon College

"God and Time: Resolving a Cartesian Puzzle"

2:15 p.m.
        Comment: Louis Mancha, Ashland University, "Comments on Waller"  
 
 
 

Author: Jonathan Spelman, Ohio Northern University

"Consequentialist Theories of Virtue"

3:30 p.m.
        Comment: Sara Worley, Bowling Green State University, "Comments on Spelman"  

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Session 7: Epistemology and Nietzsche

  Shouvlin 207
  Chair: Maxwell Gatyas, University of Cincinnati  
 

Author: Christopher Stratman, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

"Limited Phenomenal Infallibility and Cognitive Phenomenology"

2:15 p.m.
        Comment: Amanda Corris, University of Cincinnati, "Comments on Stratman"  
 
 
 

Author: William Parkhurst, The University of South Florida

"Nietzsche's Philosophy of Language: Can Linguistic Idealism be Resisted?"

3:30 p.m.
        Comment: Ken Itzkowitz, Marietta College, "Comments on Parkhurst"  

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Logistics

DIRECTIONS & PARKING

There is ample parking directly in front of Shouvlin Center, where the meeting will be held.  A google map with designated locations for Shouvlin Center and parking is available here.  Directions to Wittenberg University and a printable campus map are available here

HOTELS

Visitors to Wittenberg University typically stay at the Marriott in downtown Springfield.  A little further away (about fifteen minutes) but very nice, is the little town of Yellow Springs, where there is the Mills Park Hotel and a few nice B&Bs, including the Morning House.

If you have questions please contact:

Kelly Coble, Program Chair
program@ohiophilosophy.org.


IN MEMORY OF DR. PAT CROSKERY, MARCH 28, 1960 – MARCH 26, 2019

Pat Croskery
Pat Croskery

Pat was a Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Honors Program at Ohio Northern University from 1999. He was an active member of the Ohio Philosophical Association for almost two decades and served as an officer of the OPA for six years: Secretary-Treasurer 2007–09; Vice President and Program Chair 2009–11; and President 2011–13. He is survived by his wife, Maria, and their three children, Skyelar, Vance and Tierra. His passing represents a great loss to the Ohio philosophical community.

Click here to view Pat's obituary.