Program

Virginia Philosophical Association

69th Annual Meeting

October 24 and 25, 2008

Roanoke College

 

Friday

2:00 registration

 

2:30

 Simon May

Virginia Polytechnic Institute

and State University

Liberal Neutrality and Marriage Equality

Commentator:

Melina Bell

Washington and Lee University

 

3:15

Jonathan Anomaly

University of Virginia

Internal Reasons and the Ought-Implies-Can Principle

Commentator:

Ken Beals

Mary Baldwin College

 

4:00 break

 

4:10

Cathal Woods

Virginia Wesleyan College

As Happy As Can Be:

How Republic's Philosophers Fare Well by Ruling

(Later published in Journal of Ancient Philosophy)

Commentator:

Stephanie Semler

Radford College

 

4:55 break

 

5:00

 Invited Speaker:

Talbot M. Brewer

University of Virginia

Against 'Goodness For'

 

6:00 reception

 

7:00 dinner

 

8:30

 Invited Speaker:

Joseph Pitt

Virginia Polytechnic Institute

and State University

The Philosopher As Public Intellectual

 

Saturday

8:30 coffee and snacks

 

9:00

James Scow

Sweet Briar College

The Semantics of Mutual Understanding

Commentator:

Annette Evans

Mary Baldwin College

9:45

Nathaniel Goldberg

Washington and Lee University

Meaningfulness as a Secondary Quality

Commentator:

Hans Zorn

Roanoke College

 

10:30 break

 

10:45

Mike Valdman

Virginia Commonwealth University

Outsourcing Self-Government

(Later published in Ethics Vol. 120, 4, July 2010: 761-90.)

Commentator:

Mark Lukas

Longwood University

 

11:30 business meeting