2012 Annual Meeting Program

Ohio Philosophical Association
Annual Meeting

Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio

March 31, 2012

Special Guest Speaker: Geoffrey Sayre-McCord, UNC-Chapel Hill

Andrew P. Mills, Otterbein University, Program Coordinator

Morning Sessions Afternoon Sessions
Session 1: Metaphysics & Philosophy of Science Session 5: Miracles & Coherentism
Session 2: Kierkegaard & Abraham Session 6: Marx & Heidegger
Session 3: Epistemology Session 7: Sentimentalism & Situationism
Session 4: Subjectivism & Subjectivity Session 8: Aristotle & Mill

Logistics (directions, accommodations, etc.)

   

All paper sessions will be held in Mather Mansion.

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    Registration and Coffee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:00 a.m.

    Session 1: Metaphysics & Philosophy of Science . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Billiard Room
  Chair: Allyson Robichaud, Cleveland State University  
  Dimitria Gatzia & Eric Sotnak, University of Akron: "Fiction and Pretense" 9:30 a.m.
        Comment: Wesley Cray, The Ohio State University  
 
 
  Chris Haufe, Case Western Reserve University: "Wonderful Death" 10:45 a.m.
        Comment: Michael Bradie, Bowling Green State University  

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    Session 2: Kierkegaard & Abraham . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Drawing Room
  Chair: Mary Ellen Waithe, Cleveland State University  
  Brock Bahler, Duquesne University: "Kierkegaard's Allusions to Abraham and Socrates in Practice in Christianity" 9:30 a.m.
        Comment: Kenneth Itzkowitz, Marietta College  
 
 
  Linda L. Williams, Kent State University: "Can Kiekegaard's Abraham Say No to God?" 10:45 a.m.
        Comment: Ilana Maymind, The Ohio State University  

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    Session 3: Epistemology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Library
  Chair: Joseph P. DeMarco, Cleveland State University  
  Joshua Anderson, St. Louis University: "Why Moore is not a Particularist" 9:30 a.m.
        Comment: Chris Buford, University of Akron  
 
 
  Brett Coppenger, University of Iowa: "Huemer's Problem of Memory Knowledge" 10:45 a.m.
        Comment: Ryan Comeau, Kent State University  

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    Session 4: Subjectivism & Subjectivity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dining Room
  Chair: Kelly Coble, Baldwin-Wallace University  
  Jessica Mefford, Bowling Green State University: "A Case against Subjectivism: A Reply to Sobel" 9:30 a.m.
        Comment: Andrew Jordan, Otterbein University  
 
 
  Scott Wilson, Wright State University: "Must Well-Being be Subjective?" 10:45 a.m.
        Comment: Andrew Stauffer, Ohio University  

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    Lunch and OPA Business Meeting, Noon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fenn Tower, 3rd Floor Ballroom
    Keynote Address, 1:00 p.m.
Geoffrey Sayre-McCord, UNC-Chapel Hill: "Evolution and Ethics"
Barrett Dining Room
 


    Session 5: Miracles & Coherentism . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Billiard Room
  Chair: James Glasgow, Malone University  
  David Loeffler, Franciscan University of Steubenville: "The Evidential Force of Miracles" 2:15 p.m.
        Comment: Matthew Jordan, Auburn University at Montgomery  
 
 
  Evan Hale, University of Toledo: "Neurath's Boat, Theseus' Ship and Chisholm's Nonintactly Persisting Universe" 3:30 p.m.
        Comment: Jonathan Surovell, University of Pittsburgh  

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    Session 6: Marx & Heidegger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Drawing Room
  Chair: Samuel Richmond, Cleveland State University  
  Christopher Rickels, University of Toledo: "Marx, Process, and the Metaphysics of Production: The Relations of Change" 2:15 p.m.
        Comment: Laura Hengehold, Case Western Reserve University  
 
 
  Ammon Allred, University of Toledo: "On Unresolved Futurities: On Hermeneutical Shapes" 3:30 p.m.
        Comment: Pascal Massie, Miami University of Ohio  

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    Session 7: Sentimentalism & Situationism . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Library
  Chair: Scott Brown, The Ohio State University  
  John McHugh, Denison University: "Adam Smith's Sentimentalist Account of Reason's Ability to Motivate" 2:15 p.m.
        Comment: Chris Pines, University of Rio Grande  
 
 
  Nicholas Smyth, Brown University: "Ethical Evaluation after Situationism" 3:30 p.m.
        Comment: Timothy Schroeder, The Ohio State University  

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    Session 8: Aristotle & Mill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dining Room
  Chair: Michael Baumer, Cleveland State University  
  Jonathan S. Miller, Bowling Green State University: "Practical Intuition and Deliberation in the Ethics of Aristotle" 2:15 p.m.
        Comment: Hao Tang, Wuhan University  
 
 
  Amy White, Ohio University-Zanesville: "John Stuart Mill, Feminism and Pornography Regulation" 3:30 p.m.
        Comment: Christine Gallagher, University of Toledo  

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Logistics

For directions, please visit the Cleveland State University website.  Rooms can be reserved at the Comfort Inn Downtown (1800 Euclid Avenue; phone 216-861-0001), a 10-15 minute walk straight up Euclid Ave. to the conference venue. The rate is $79/night and includes parking. The Wyndham Hotel (1260 Euclid Avenue; phone 877-999-3223) has rooms from $125/night, with a surcharge for parking. Individuals should make their own reservations.

Free parking is available for OPA registratnts. From Chester Avenue (eastbound) enter CSU Parking Ramp EG (East Garage) and park. Mather Mansion--where the morning and afternoon sessions will be held--is adjacent to this garage. To register, walk past Mather Mansion, take path on right and walk past College of Education (Julka Hall--glass building) to Fenn Tower (tall, brownstone). Take elevators to 3rd Floor Ballroom where the registration table will be, and where lunch will be served.

Mather Mansion, Fenn Tower, and the Parking Garage EG can be found on the Cleveland State University campus map. The Mather Mansion is labeled "MM" and is at the right side of the map.

If you have questions please contact:

Andrew Mills, Program Chair
program@ohiophilosophy.org.