2017 Annual Meeting Program

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Ohio Philosophical Association
Annual Meeting

Ohio Northern University, Ada, Ohio

April 08, 2017

Keynote Speaker: Allan Silverman, Professor, Ohio State University

John Rudisill, The College of Wooster, Program Coordinator

  

Morning Sessions         Afternoon Sessions

Session 1: Ancient Philosophy I Session 5: Metaphysics
Session 2:  Philosophy of Mind and Psychology Session 6: Convention, Morality & Virtue
Session 3:Principles in Leibniz & Theodicy and the Cry of Dereliction  Session 7: Metaphysics and Epistemology of Ethics & Politics

Session 4: Undergraduate papers I

Session 8: Ancient Philosophy II

 

 

Logistics (directions, accommodations, etc.)

All paper sessions will be located in Burgett Hall 

Lunch, Business Meeting and Keynote Address will be in Meeting Rooms 01 & 02 at The Inn at Ohio Northern University

For OPA attendees who are interested: the Ohio Ancient Greek Philosophy Group will meet at ONU in the Boardroom at the Inn from 2:00-5:00 pm and will resume the reading of Timaeus at 87a7 with Allan Silverman translating.

 


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    Registration and Coffee: Burgett Lounge (Attached to the chapel across from the library)   9:00 a.m. 

   

Session 1: Ancient Philosophy I

 

Burgett Room 115

  Chair: Terry Lynn Corsello, Cuyahoga Community College and Macomb Community College  
  Scott Carson, Ohio University: "Always Becoming: Final and Efficient Causal Explanations in Plato's Timaeus" 9:30 a.m.
        Comment: Ron Hustwit, The College of Wooster: "Comments on Carson"   
   
  Colby Clark, Kent State University: "Causality and Necessity in Timaeus" 10:45 a.m.
        Comment: Scott Carson, Ohio University: "Comments on Clark"  

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Session 2: Philosophy of Mind and Psychology

 

Burgett Room 133

  Chair: Hongyu Wu, Ohio Northern University  
  Chris Rickels, Gateway Community and Technical College: "A Naturalist Physicalist Defense Against Schneider's Problem of the Base" 9:30 p.m.
        Comment: Jason Waller, Eastern Illinois University: "Comments on Rickels"  
   
  Dimitria Gatzia, University of Akron: "Object Sexuality and Spectrum Autism" 10:45 p.m.
        Comment: David Pereplyotchik, Kent State University: "Comments on Gatzia"  

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Session 3: Principles in Leibniz & Theodicy and The Cry of Dereliction 

 

Burgett Room 134

  Chair: Mark Dixon, Ohio Northern University  
  Steven Dalglish, The Ohio State University: "Leibniz, Principles and Truth" 9:30 a.m.
        Comment: Juan Garcia, The Ohio State University: "Comments on Dalglish"  
   
  William Bell, University of Missouri - St. Louis: "God Hidden from God" 10:45 a.m.
        Comment: Rebecca Lloyd Waller, Kenyon College: "Comments on Bell"  

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Session 4: Undergraduate Papers Sponsored by Sapere Aude I

 

Burgett Room 124

  Chair: Akiksha Chatterji, The College of Wooster   
     
         
   
 

John Prusakowski, Miami University-Ohio: "Of Their Own Accord? Plato, Knowledge, and Moral Responsibility" 

10:45 a.m.
        Comment: Scotty Gordon, The College of Wooster: "Comments on Prusakowski"  

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

The Inn at ONU: Meeting Rooms 01 & 02

   

Keynote Address, 1:00 p.m.
Allan Silverman, Professor, Ohio State University: "Nous, Necessity and the Demiurge"

Ohio Ancient Greek Reading Group, 2:00-5:00pm                                                                                                

The Inn at ONU: Meeting Rooms 01 & 02

The Inn at ONU: Boardroom
 

      

 

   

Session 5: Metaphysics

 

Burgett Room 115

  Chair: Erica Neely, Ohio Northern University  
  Ben Cleary, The Ohio State University: "An Argument for Complex Structural Universals" 2:15 p.m.
        Comment: Scott Brown The Ohio State University: "Comments on Cleary"  
   
  No Paper 3:30 p.m. 
          

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Session 6: Convention, Morality & Virtue

 

Burgett Room 133

  Chair: Steven Schoonover, Wittenberg University  
  Ben Cordry, Lorain County Community College: "Convention and Morality" 2:15 p.m.
        Comment: Brian Besong: Ohio Dominican University: "Comments on Cordry"  
   
  Thomas Kiefer, Fordham University: "Moral Virtue in the 21st Century" 3:30 p.m.
        Comment: Aly Massof, The Ohio State University: "Comments on Kiefer"  

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Session 7: Metaphysics and Epistemology of Ethics and Politics

 

Burgett Room 134

  Chair: Darrin Belousek, Ohio Northern University  
  James Fritz, The Ohio State University: "Ethical Belief and Ethical Risk" 2:15 p.m.
        Comment: Pat Croskery, Ohio Northern University: "Comments on Fritz"  
   
  Devon Hawkins, Duquesne University: "Ethics to Politics in A Thousand Plateaus: Agency Without Subject" 3:30 p.m.
        Comment: Ben Hillin, Miami University - Ohio: "Comments on Hawkins"  

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Session 8: Ancient Philosophy II

 

Burgett Room 124

  Chair: Priscilla Sakezles, University of Akron  
  Graham Renz, University of Missouri - St. Louis: "Atomos: A Neo-Aristotelian Approach" 2:15 p.m.
        Comment: Keren Wilson, The Ohio State University: "Comments on Renz"  
   
  Michael Wiitala, Cleveland State University: "Forms and Causality in the Phaedo" 3:30 p.m.
        Comment: Alexander Bearden, Bowling Green State University: "Comments on Wiitala"  

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Logistics

DIRECTIONS & PARKING

Click Here for Northern Ohio University's web page for directions to the Ada and to the University campus. A campus map (.pdf) can be downloaded here.  Parking is free on the weekend. Parking lots E and P on the campus map are closest to the sessions, which will be in Burgett Hall (See the campus map). 

HOTELS

For lodging, check with The Inn at Ohio Northern University.  

 

OPA conference participants can book a room at The Inn at Ohio Northern University at the university rate of $126 per room for one person and an additional $20 for another person in the same room.  Just mention that it is for the OPA and the code is ONU17.  You can contact The Inn at (419) 772-2500.

 

 

 

If you have questions please contact:

John Rudisill, Program Chair
program@ohiophilosophy.org.