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Program of the 2016 Iowa Philosophical Society Conference

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Simpson College

Indianola, Iowa

All sessions are in Carver Science Hall at 206 W. Clinton Ave., Indianola, IA 50125

Please see our campus map here:  tinyurl.com/SimpsonMap

More conference information available at:   tinyurl.com/iowaphilsoc

 

 

 9:30-
10:00 a.m.

 


Registration: $5 graduate students, $20 faculty
Coffee, Fruit, and Pastries available in the Atrium

Location

Jordan Lecture Hall

Carver 205

Carver 231

Carver 233

 

10:00-10:50am

 

Paul Hamilton

University of Missouri--Columbia

 

Nudging is an Achievement that Diminishes Others

 

 

 

 

Terence J. Kleven

Central College

 

 

Alfarabi on the Syllogistic Art of Dialectic

 

 

 

     Gordon Knight

 Iowa State University

 

 

Presentism and Change

 

   Leah Kalmanson

    Drake University

 

 

Qi-Cosmology and the Feminist Sage: The Limits and Power of Agency

 

 

11:00-11:50am

 

Rachel A. Johnson

Trinity University

(Texas)

 

Practical Deliberation and Background Conditions for Normative Reasons for Actions

 

 

 

Michael Otteson

University of Kansas

 

 

Augustine and Constructive Memory

 

 

Jill Graper Hernandez

University of Texas at

San Antonio

 

Atrocious Harms and Transmuted Goods: A Love Story

 

    Allison Wolf

  Simpson College

 

 

Where are We? Reflecting on Women’s Identity in the Age of “Black Lives Matter” and “Say Her Name”

 

12:00-1:30pm

Lunch on your own

 

 

 

 

Location

Jordan Lecture Hall

Carver 205

Carver 231

Carver 233

 

1:30-2:20pm

 

Asia Ferrin

Kansas State University

 

 

Nonhuman Animals are Morally Responsible

 

Joshua Smith

University of Houston

 

 

Commonly

Misunderstood: Aquinas on Common Nature

 

 

Elanor Taylor

Iowa State University

 

 

Explanatory Distance

 

 

 

Undergraduate Session

    Matthew Wells

     Central College

 

An Examination of Modernity: A Look at Machiavelli and Nietzsche

 

2:30-3:20pm

 

Liz Jackson

University of Notre Dame

 

Three More Reasons Permissivism is True

 

 

Laura Matthews

University of Georgia

 

 

Corporate Personhood and Corporate Responsibility

 

 

Meghan Masto

Lafayette College

 

 

Knowing wh- and Knowing What-It’s-Like

 

Undergraduate Session

      Zoe Muehleip

Simpson College

 

Impediments to Progress within the Agricultural Paradigm

 

3:30-4:20pm

 

Stephen Herman

University of Missouri

Columbia

 

Epistemic Blameworthiness and Demandingness

 

Elizabeth Bell

University of Wisconsin-

Madison

 

How Special Relations Can Provide Agent-neutral Reasons

 

 Lauren Woomer

DePaul University



Affective Insensitivity, Ignorance, and the Criminalization of Black Girls

 

Undergraduate Session

        Maggie Long

     Simpson College

 

Herbicide Resistant Weeds and ‘The Wicked Problem’

 

 

 

4:40-4:55 p.m.: Carver 202
Iowa Philosophical Society Business Meeting

 

 

5-6:30 Jordan Lecture Hall, Carver Science Hall

 

Keynote Address:

Michael Titelbaum

(University of Wisconsin at Madison)

"How Common are Reasons?"
Abstract: Suppose that a set of facts, together, make it the case that you ought to phi.  In some cases, some of those facts will be reasons to phi, some will be reasons not to, and the obligation to phi will arise from their conflict.  But how often is this the case?  Can there be cases in which a set of facts obligates you to phi, even though none of the facts is a reason to phi?  Can your total evidence require you to believe p, even if no individual piece of evidence supports p?  And if so, what does this say about our theory of reasons, and the prospects for reasons-first ethics and epistemology?

 

 


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