80th Program

Virginia Philosophical Association Annual Meeting 2019

Friday, October 25th - Saturday, October 26th

Virginia Wesleyan University, Virginia Beach, VA

Friday, October 25

Greer Environmental Science Building- ROOM 255

1:00 Registration in atrium

2:00-3:00 “Merely Possible Precisification of Empty Names: A Problem for


Brannon McDaniel (Richmond)

Commenter: Torrance Fung (UVA)

3:15-4:15 “Must God Have a Son?”

Beau Branson (Brescia)

Commenter: Felipe Pereira (Seton Hall)

4:30-5:30 “Imagination and a Diachronic Hylomorphic Account of Empirical

Cognition in Kant's First Critique”

Seth Goldwasser (Pitt)

Commenter: Ed Martin (Liberty)

5:45-6:45 “Too Far Beyond the Call of Duty”

Chris Tucker (William and Mary)

Commenter: Ethan Terrill (George Washington)

7:00 Banquet (in Pearce Hospitality Suite/ Batten)

8:00-9:00 Banquet Address

Miriam McCormick (University of Richmond)

"The Value of a Free and Wandering Mind"

Saturday, October 26

8:30 Registration in atrium and Continental Breakfast

9:00-10:00 “Making Strange: Extending the Philosophical Value of Thought


Kaija Mortensen (Randolph)

Commenter: Teresa Kouri Kissel (Old Dominion)

10:15-11:15 "Reading Ontology Off Language"

Louis Doulas (UC Irvine)

Commenter: James Darcy (UVA)

11:30-12:30 Keynote Lecture

Deborah Mayo (Virginia Tech)

"Evidence as Passing a Severe Test"

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

1:00-2:30 Lunch Break