2015 Annual Meeting Program

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Ohio Philosophical Association
Annual Meeting

Baldwin Wallace University, Berea, Ohio

April 11, 2015

Keynote Speaker: Claudia Card, Emma Goldman Professor, University of Wisconsin

Priscilla Sakezles, University of Akron, Program Coordinator

Morning Sessions Afternoon Sessions
Session 1: Aristotle Session 5: Animal Ethics 
Session 2: Ethics I Session 6: Art and Religion 
Session 3: Well-Being and Understanding Session 7: Ethics II
Session 4:Undergraduate paper   Session 8: Undergraduate paper

Logistics (directions, accommodations, etc.)

All the sessions will be on the North Campus of Baldwin Wallace University in the Center for Innovation and Growth (CIG).

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    Registration and Coffee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:00 a.m. inside the CIG entrance

    Session 1: Aristotle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CIG 105
  Chair: Frank N. Kautzmann III, Roosevelt University  
  Keren Wilson, Ohio State University: "Aristotle on Continuity" 9:30 a.m.
        Comment: Hao Tang, Sun Yat-Sen University, China: "Comments on Wilson"  
 
 
  Devon Hawkins, Kent State University: "Aristotle's Prime Matter: An Analysis of Hugh R. King's Revisionist Approach" 10:45 a.m.
        Comment: Thomas Jovanovski, Baldwin Wallace University: "Comments on Hawkins"  

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    Session 2: Ethics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CIG 106
  Chair: Amy Story, Baldwin Wallace University  
  Jordan Shonberg, Ohio University: "Human Rationality and Hursthouse's Four Ends" 9:30 a.m.
        Comment: Jennifer Asselin, Ohio State University: "Comments on Shonberg"  
 
 
  Adam White, Bowling Green State University: "Alternative to Punishment: The Crime Futures Market" 10:45 a.m.
        Comment: Sharon Kaye, John Carrol University: "Comments on White"  

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    Session 3: Well-being and Understanding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CIG 107
  Chair: Nate Jackson, University of Akron  
  Owen King, Oberlin College: "The Untenability of Future-Sensitive Synchronic Well-Being " 9:30 a.m.
        Comment: Chris Pines, University of Rio Grande: "Comments on King"  
 
 
  Daniel Wilkenfeld, University of California, Berkeley: "The Contextual Quasi-Factivity of Objectual Understanding" 10:45 a.m.
        Comment: Frank Ryan, Kent State University: "Comments on Wilkenfeld"  

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    Session 4: Undergraduate paper sponsored by Sapere Aude . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CIG 108
  Chair: Rachel Amoroso, The College of Wooster  
 
Robert Stammitti, Baldwin Wallace University: “War as Pure Negation: Positivity in the Mode of War”
9:30 a.m.
        Comment: Matt Buranosky, The College of Wooster
 
 
 
 
     

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Keynote Address, 12:00 p.m.
Claudia Card, Emma Goldman Professor, University of Wisconsin: "Gratitude to the Decent Rescuer"

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CIG 112-114
   

 

Lunch and OPA Business Meeting, 1:00

CIG 112-114
 


    Session 5: Animal Ethics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CIG 105
  Chair: Eugene Kleist, Baldwin Wallace University  
  Scott Simmons, Bowling Green State University, and Mark Wells, The College of Wooster: "The Easy Defense of the Feathered Apes (and the Hard Problems it Raises)" 2:15 p.m.
        Comment: Dimitria Gatzia, University of Akron, Wayne College: "Comments on Simmons and Wells"  
 
 
  Nina Atanasova, The University of Toledo, and Jefferson Kisor, University of Cincinnati : "Arbitrariness, Inconsistency, and Utilitarianism: The Challenge for Animal Rights" 3:30 p.m.
        Comment: George Matejka, Ursuline College: "Comments on Atanasova and Kisor"  

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    Session 6: Art and Religion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CIG 106
  Chair: Sara Worley, Bowling Green State University  
  Jack Bender, Ohio University: "Defining 'Art'" 2:15 p.m.
        Comment: Ken Itzkowitz, Marietta College: "Comments on Bender"  
 
 
  Mickey Lorkowski, The University of Akron: "The Cosmological Push" 3:30 p.m.
        Comment: Chris Arledge, Ohio University: "Comments on Lorkowski"  

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    Session 7: Ethics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CIG 107
  Chair: Ben Cordry, Lorain County Community College  
  Wesley Dempster, Bowling Green State University : "Aristotle, Torture, and the Shame of Dirty Hands" 2:15 p.m.
        Comment: Michael Sweet, Kent State University: "Comments on Dempster"  
 
 
  Nicholas Smith, Ohio University: "The Principle of Respect for Autonomy" 3:30 p.m.
        Comment: Evan Riley, College of Wooster: "Comments on Smith"  

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    Session 8: Undergraduate paper sponsored by Sapere Aude . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CIG 108
  Chair: Matt Buranosky, The College of Wooster  
 
Olivia Karp, Wittenerg University: “The Justice Shop: A Cultural Critique of Capitalism in the Postmodern Era”
2:15 p.m.
        Comment: Rachel Amoroso, The College of Wooster  
 
 
     

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Logistics

DIRECTIONS

Here is Baldwin Wallace's link for directions to the CIG: http://www.bw.edu/quickfacts/directions/centerinnovationgrowth/

HOTELS

Here is Baldwin Wallace's link for nearby hotels with shuttle service and group discount rates:  http://www.bw.edu/resources/hotels/

PARKING

The CIG building is surrounded by parking lots, and there should be plenty of free parking. Permits are not required for Saturday. If you look at the campus parking map, lot P20, the Wilker/Telfer lot, is closest to the CIG.

 

If you have questions please contact:

Priscilla Sakezles, Program Chair
program@ohiophilosophy.org.