"Ohio Philosophical Association"

 

 

2021 Annual Meeting

 

April 17, 2021

 

Keynote Speaker: Louise Antony, Professor of Philosophy, University of Massachusetts Amherst

"The Constructive Role of Bias in our Epistemic and Affective Lives"

 

Dimitria Gatzia, The University of Akron, Program Coordinator

 

Morning Sessions

Afternoon Sessions

Session 1: Belief/Moral Disagreement Session 5: Sanctions/Justification
Session 2: Autonomy/Moral Agency Session 6: Time/Time Perception
Session 3: Nominalism/Marginalization Session 7: Incompatible Desires/Peer Opinion
Session 4: Neuroscience/Subjectivation Session 8: Heidegger/Plato
   

Welcome and Orientation

 

9:00 a.m. 

Zoom 1


   

Session 1: Belief/Moral Disagreement

 

 Zoom 1

  Chair: Kelly Coble, Baldwin Wallace University  
 

Author: Pranav Niranjan Ambardekar, The Ohio State University

"Why knowledge might not entail belief"

9:30 a.m.
        Comment: Christopher Buford, The University of Akron  
 
 
 

Author: Jonathan Dixon, University of Massachusetts Amherst

"Moral Disagreement Skepticism Leveled"

10:45 a.m.
        Comment: Scott Simmons, Bowling Green State University  

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Session 2: Autonomy/Moral Agency

 

Zoom 2

  Chair: Clara Mey, student, Baldwin Wallace University  
 

Author: Robyn Gaier, Youngstown State University

"Self-love as a foundation of moral agency"

9:30 a.m.
        Comment: Trip Glazer, University of Dayton  
 
 
 

Author: Caner Turan, Tulane University

"Does autonomous reasoning favor consequentialism?"

10:45 a.m.
        Comment: Ben Cordry, Lorain County Community College  

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Session 3: Nominalism/Marginalization

 

Zoom 3

  Chair: Dimitria Gatzia, The University of Akron  
 

Author: Walter Reid, McGill University

"Stoljarian Gender Nominalism"

9:30 a.m.
        Comment: Jess Otto, The University of Akron  
 
 
 

Author: Xinyi (Angela) Zhao, University of British Columbia

"Women as Victims of 'Misogyny': Re-centering Marginalization"

10:45 a.m.
        Comment: Isabella Maguire, Fordham University  

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Session 4: Neuroscience/Subjectivation

 

 Zoom 4

  Chair: Chris Pincock, The Ohio State University  
 

Author: Nate Blower, The University of Akron

"Nonsense, Neuroscience and Wittgenstein's Blue Book"

9:30 a.m.
        Comment: Scott Mendels, The University of Akron  
 
 
 

Author: James Garrison, Baldwin Wallace University

"Reconsidering the Life of Power: Ritual, Body, and Art"

10:45 a.m.
        Comment: Laura Hengehold, Case Western Reserve University  

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OPA Business Meeting, 12:00 p.m.

Zoom 1

Louise Antony

Keynote Address, 1:00 p.m.

Louise Antony, Professor, University of Massachusetts Amherst

"The Constructive Role of Bias in our Epistemic and Affective Lives"

Zoom 1

 

   

Session 5: Sanctions/Justification

 

Zoom 1

  Chair: Dimitria Gatzia, The University of Akron  
 

Author: Yuzhou Wang, Bowling Green State University

"Problems with the Rawlsian Justification for Taking Precautions Against Climate Change"

2:15 p.m.
        Comment: Wesley Dempster, Western Governors University  
 
 
 

Author: Jonathan Spelman, Ohio Northern University

"Moral Obligation and Sanctions"

3:30 p.m. 
        Comment:  Dimitria Gatzia, The University of Akron  

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Session 6: Time/Time Perception

 

Zoom 2

  Chair: John Huss, The University of Akron  
 

Author: Eric Sotnak, The University of Akron

"Time for Berkeley"

2:15 p.m.
        Comment: Evan Thomas, The Ohio State University  
 
 
 

Author: Ernani Magalhaes, West Virginia University

"What Is It Like to Be Past?"

3:30 p.m.
        Comment: Ralph Shain, Missouri State University  

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Session 7: Incompatible Desires/Peer Opinion

 

Zoom 3

  Chair: Isabella Maguire, Fordham University  
 

Author: Daniel Coren, McMaster University

"Pollution, Posterity and Consistent Incompatible Desires"

2:15 p.m.
        Comment: Ludovica Adamo, University of Leeds  
 
 
 

Author: Jeremy Shipley, Volunteer State Community College

"How to Give Equal Weight to Peer Opinions"

3:30 p.m.
        Comment: Hank Kreuzman, College of Wooster  

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Session 8: Heidegger/Plato

 

 Zoom 4

  Chair: James Garrison, Baldwin Wallace University  
 

Author: Joanna Trzeciak Huss, Kent State University

"Różewicz, Heidegger, Poetry and Technology"

2:15 p.m.
        Comment: Leonard Kress, University of Toledo  
 
 
 

Author: Michael Oliver Wiitala, Cleveland State University

"Negative Forms and Parts of Difference in Plato's Sophist"

3:30 p.m.
        Comment: Joseph Li Vecchi, The University of Akron  

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Virtual Conference Guidelines and Recommendations

  • Authors will have thirty minutes for their presentations. Commenters will have ten minutes.  The remaining time will be for Q&A.  Please respect the time of all participants and adhere to allotted time limits. Session Chairs should keep time.

  • Participants other than presenters should keep their microphones on MUTE.

  • Participants may turn off their cameras during presentations.  It is recommended that participants turn their cameras on when asking questions or raising points.

  • Participants should use the "raise hand" icon to be recognized by the Chair/Speaker.  Participants are free to share information in the chat function.

Dimitria Gatzia, Program Chair
program@ohiophilosophy.org.