77th Program

Virginia Philosophical Association Annual Meeting 2016 
Friday, October 21st - Saturday, October 22nd
Randolph College, Lynchburg, Virginia

Friday, October 21
Nichols Theatre in the Student Center

1:30                 Registration

 

2:00-3:00        “Debunking and Overdetermination”

Jonathan Barker (University of Virginia)

Comments by Jeffrey Goodman (James Madison University)

 

3:15-4:15         “The Phenomenological Directness Argument for the Qualia Theory”

                        Torrance Fung (University of Virginia)

                        Comments by Jan Erik Jones (Southern Virginia University)


4:30-5:30         “Nemo Dat Quod Non Habet: The Simple Libertarian Case for Slave Reparations”

                        Peter Sutton (Virginia Union University)

                        Comments by Nicolas Frank (Lynchburg College)

 

5:45-6:45         “Intertheoretic Value Comparison: A Modest Proposal”

                        Christian Tarsney (University of Maryland, College Park)

                        Comments by Andrew Garland (University of Virginia)

 

7:00                Banquet

 

8:00-9:00        Banquet Address 

                        “A Subject Worthy of Curiosity”

Renee Hill (Virginia State University)


                       

Saturday, October 22

Ashley Jack room in Smith Hall


8:30                Registration and Continental Breakfast

 

9:00-10:00      “From Emergent Properties to Emergent Subject: A Neuroscientific Case”

                        Eric LaRock (Oakland University)

                        Comments by Bryce Gessell (Duke University)

 

10:15-11:15    This session has been modified. The original speaker is unable to attend, and the session now features an epistemology paper.


                        “Love and Atrocity: A Transmuted Goods Reply to the Problem of Evil”

                        Jill Hernandez (University of Texas at San Antonio)

                        Comments by Thomas Provenzola (Liberty University)


                        "Fallibility and Rational Justification: An Intuitive Approach"

                        Thomas Provenzola (Liberty University)

                        followed by a Q&A, but no formal comments

 

11:30-12:30      Keynote Lecture

                        “Descartes, Meditation, and the Nature of Philosophy”
                        Jorge Secada (University of Virginia)


12:30-12:45     Resolution of Gratitude & Elections

 

1:00-2:30         Lunch Break

 

2:30-3:30         “How to Start an Interdisciplinary Logic and Reasoning Institute”
                        Tom Adajian and Tracy Lupher (James Madison University)