2014 Annual Meeting Program

Ohio Philosophical Association
Annual Meeting

Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio

April 5, 2014

Special Guest Speaker: Terry Pinkard, University Professor of Philosophy, Georgetown University

Priscilla Sakezles, University of Akron, Program Coordinator

Morning Sessions Afternoon Sessions
Session 1: Metaphysics Session 5: Philosophy of Religion
Session 2: Philosophy of Mind Session 6: Philosophical Psychology
Session 3: Plato & Wittgenstein Session 7: Hume & Kant
Session 4: Ethics I: Moral Rules & Consequentialism Session 8: Ethics II: Justice & Torture

Logistics (directions, accommodations, etc.)

All the sessions will be in Sam Mather Hall.

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

    Session 1: Metaphysics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sam Mather 202
  Chair: Hans Lottenbach, Kenyon College  
  Thomas M. Norton-Smith, Kent State University at Stark: "Constructive Realism: Variations on a Theme by Nelson Goodman" 9:30 a.m.
        Comment: Erik Wedin, Ohio State University  
 
 
  Sam Cowling, Denison University: "Eternalist Recurrence" 10:45 a.m.
        Comment: Wesley Cray, Grand Valley State University  

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    Session 2: Philosophy of Mind . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sam Mather 215
  Chair: Hope Sample, Ohio State University  
  Dimitria Gatzia, University of Akron, Wayne College: "Time and Time Perception" 9:30 a.m.
        Comment: Andrew Kissel, Ohio State University  
 
 
  Jeremy Weiss, Ohio State University: "Impure Intentionalism about Affective Experience" 10:45 a.m.
        Comment: Frank Faries, University of Cincinnati  

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    Session 3: Plato & Wittgenstein . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sam Mather 306
  Chair: Brian McLean, Ohio State University  
  Alexandra Bradner, Kenyon College: "What You Can Learn from a Pyrrhonist " 9:30 a.m.
        Comment: Ron Hustwit, College of Wooster  
 
 
  John Kooistra, College of Wooster: "Wittgenstein's Modest Proposal: A Personal Journey" 10:45 a.m.
        Comment: Hao Tang, Wuhan University, China  

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    Session 4: Ethics I: Moral Rules & Consequentialism . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sam Mather 308
  Chair: Scott Simmons, Bowling Green State University  
  Jennifer Zamzow, Carnegie Mellon University: "Rules and principles in moral decision making: An empirical objection to moral particularism" 9:30 a.m.
        Comment: Hank Kreuzman, College of Wooster  
 
 
  Nathan Smith, Ohio State University: "Sophisticated Consequentialism and Psychological Coherence" 10:45 a.m.
        Comment: Kelly Coble, Baldwin Wallace University  

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    Lunch and OPA Business Meeting, Noon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hayes 109
    Keynote Address, 1:00 p.m.
Terry Pinkard, University Professor of Philosophy, Georgetown University: "Subjectivity and Substance: Hegel on Freedom's Place in Nature"
Higley Auditorium
 


    Session 5: Philosophy of Religion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sam Mather 202
  Chair: Dan Roach, Kent State University  
  Jonathan S. Miller, Bowling Green State University: "What is Spirituality?" 2:15 p.m.
        Comment: Nathan Blackerby, Marquette University  
 
 
  James Wood, Xavier University: "The Question of Faith and Reason" 3:30 p.m.
        Comment: Michael Seifried, College of Wooster  

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    Session 6: Philosophical Psychology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sam Mather 215
  Chair: Alexandra Bradner, Kenyon College  
  David Schwan, Bowling Green State University: "Empathy as Affective Perspective Taking without Affective Matching" 2:15 p.m.
        Comment: Christa Johnson, Ohio State University  
 
 
  Daniel Wilkenfeld, Ohio State University: "On Behalf of Understanding: A Reply to Khalifa" 3:30 p.m.
        Comment: Valentina Petrolini, University of Cincinnati  

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    Session 7: Hume & Kant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sam Mather 306
  Chair: Rebecca Lloyd, Kenyon College  
  Mickey Lorkowski, University of Akron: "Mysticism, Evil, and Cleanthes's Dilemma" 2:15 p.m.
        Comment: Ben Cordry, Lorain Community College  
 
 
  Chris Arledge, Ohio University: "Kant and non-Euclidean Geometry: a Reassessment" 3:30 p.m.
        Comment: Teresa Kouri, Ohio State University  

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    Session 8: Ethics II: Justice & Torture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sam Mather 308
  Chair: Yang Xiao, Kenyon College  
  Evan Riley, College of Wooster: "Fricker's Testimonial Injustice: A Difficulty" 2:15 p.m.
        Comment: Ken Itzkowitz, Marietta College  
 
 
  Jeff Tiel, Ashland University: "On Torture" 3:30 p.m.
        Comment: Nate Jackson, University of Akron  

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Logistics

DIRECTIONS

Here's a link to the Kenyon map page with directions to campus. Sam Mather is building 15 on the map.

Scroll down to get directions by car.

HOTELS

There are two hotels in Gambier, and both are good: Kenyon Inn, and Gambier House.

PARKING

For building and parking locations see campus map. All talks are in Sam Mather Hall, building 15, lunch is in Hayes 109, building 14, and the keynote is in Higley Auditorium, in building 12. The 3 closest parking areas:

  1. The science parking lot located on College Road behind Tomsich/Higley Hall off of Wiggin Street (Rt. 308).
  2. The lot behind Olin Library, located on College Drive, off of College Road.
  3. Peirce Pavement across from Peirce Hall on College Park Street can be used as an overflow lot.

If you have questions please contact:

Priscilla Sakezles, Program Chair
program@ohiophilosophy.org.