The 63rd Annual Meeting of the

Virginia Philosophical Association

October 18-19, 2002

University of Richmond

Keller Hall, Reception Room





Friday, October 18


2:00-2:10    Welcome


2:10-3:20    INVITED PAPER: "Abortion and Fetal Invitation,” Laura Waddell Ekstrom, College of William and Mary; comments by Duncan Richter, Virginia Military Institute


3:30-4:40      "Truth as Pretense,” James Woodbridge, College of William and Mary; comments by Jan-Erik Jones, Southern Virginia University


4:50-6:00    "The Third Man Argument as Reductio ad Absurdum," Joseph Milton, University of Virginia; comments by Henry Dyson, College of William and Mary


6:30-8:00      Dinner, Richmond Room of the Heilman Dining Center


8:00-9:00      KEYNOTE ADDRESS: “Too Much Patriotism?” A. John Simmons, Commonwealth Professor of Philosophy and Professor of Law, University of Virginia


Saturday, October 19


8:20-9:00     Continental Breakfast


9:00-10:10     INVITED PAPER: "The Paradox of Analysis," Eugene Mills, Virginia Commonwealth University; comments by Geoffrey Goddu, University of Richmond


10:20-11:30     "Actual-Consequence Act Utilitarianism and the Best Possible Humans," Dale E. Miller, Old Dominion University; comments by Eric Moore, Longwood University


11:40-12:50     "Stem Cells, Therapeutic Cloning and the Intend/Foresee Distinction," William Fitzpatrick, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; comments by Terry Price, University of Richmond


12:50-1:10     Election of Officers





Registration & Hotel Deadline: October 4


To register for the conference, please send your name, institutional affiliation, email address, and phone number to Stella Jones at or call her at (804) 289-8420. Please indicate whether you will be attending the dinner on Friday evening and whether you will have a companion. Dinner reservations must be made by October 4. There is no fee for membership, registration, the continental breakfast, or the dinner.


Some rooms have been reserved at the local Embassy Suites and Comfort Inn Executive Center. Mention the Virginia Philosophical Association Meeting at the University of Richmond for the reduced rates on the night of October 18: Embassy Suites, (804) 672-8585, $119 one king, $139 two doubles; Comfort Inn, (804) 672-2866, $57. The reduced rates expire on October 4 or when all reserved rooms have been taken, whichever is first.




The Virginia Philosophical Association gratefully acknowledges the generous sponsorship of this year’s meeting by the School of Arts and Sciences and the Department of Philosophy at the University of Richmond.                 7/8/02