WCPA 2013
50th Annual Meeting of the Western Canadian Philosophical Association
October 18-20 Fort Garry Hotel, Winnipeg MB

Keynote Speakers:

Friday, October 18: Diana Raffman, Professor of Philosophy, University of Toronto

Saturday, October 19: Carrie Ichikawa Jenkins, Canada Research Chair, University of British Columbia, Chair in Theoretical Philosophy, Northern Institute of Philosophy, University of Aberdeen, and 21st Century Monad






Accommodation

A block of rooms is reserved at the Fort Garry Hotel until September 17.

Map of nearby downtown hotels (many offering lower rates than the conference hotel)

Limited billeting is available. Contact wcpa2013winnipeg at gmail dot com or chris dot tillman at gmail dot com for more info.

Conference Program *updated 10/17

50th Annual Meeting of the Western Canadian Philosophical Association

October 18-20 2013, Ft. Garry Hotel, Winnipeg, Manitoba

All keynote addresses and plenary sessions can be found on the the 5th floor of the Conference Centre, located in the building behind the Hotel Fort Garry. Please note that there is a walkway from the hotel to the Centre on the second floor of the hotel. Signs will be posted to assist you. Registration and coffee breaks will be held in the 5th floor foyer.

Friday, October 18

4:00-6:30         Registration, 5th floor foyer of the Conference Centre

6:30-8:00         Keynote Speaker: Diana Raffman, University of Toronto (Assiniboine Ballroom)

Time

Assiniboine Ballroom

Assiniboine A

Assiniboine B

Selkirk Annex

Selkirk Ballroom

8:00-8:15

Break

 

 

 

 

8:15-9:15

 

 

 

 

 

Speaker

Sandra Lapointe, McMaster University “Bolzano’s Logical Realism

Irwin Goldstein, Davidson College “The Mental is Not Physical”

Noa Latham, University of Calgary “Simplicity and Induction”

Mark Rosner, Queens University “The Significance of Moral Responsibility”

Carolyn Garland, University of Victoria “Against Superinternalism”

Commentator

Glen Hoffman, York University

Jack Bailey, University of Manitoba

Rhonda Martens, University of Manitoba

Shawn Jordan, University of Manitoba

Sam Cowling, Denison University

Chair

W. Jim Jordan

Peter Alward

Simon Pollon

Nikki Fortier

Greg Glatz

9:15-11:00

Reception 5th floor foyer cash bar

 

 

 

 


Saturday, October 19

9:00-10:00 Registration, 5th floor foyer

Time

Assiniboine Ballroom

Assiniboine A

Assiniboine B

Selkirk Annex

Selkirk Ballroom

10:00-11:00

 

 

 

 

 

Speaker

W. Jim Jordan, University of Waterloo “Closing a Route to Logical Pluralism”

Manuela Ungureanu, University of British Columbia Okanagan “Cultural Origins of Our Experience of Word Meaning, and Their Consequences for the Phenomenology of Speech”

Simon Pollon, Simon Fraser University “Is There a Difference Between Primitive Agency and Mere Behaviour?”

Scott Anderson, University of British Columbia “How Coercion Affects Moral Responsibility”

Luke Roelofs, University of Toronto "The Metaphysics of Gestalt Perception"

Commentator

Tomoyo Sato, University of California San Diego

Peter Alward, University of Lethbridge

Avery Archer, University of Tennessee

Joyce Jenkins, University of Manitoba

Greg Glatz, University of Manitoba

Chair

Sandra Lapointe

Esa Diaz-Leon

Caleb Lee

Nick Tanchuk

Curtis Kehler

11:00-11:15

Break

 

 

 

 

11:15-12:15

 

 

 

 

 

Speaker

Tomoyo Sato, University of California San Diego “The Invariance Criterion for Logical Pluralism”

Eric Twa, University of Calgary “The Self Referential Aspect of Consciousness”

Caleb Lee, University of Calgary “Kierkegaard, Constitutivism and the Norms of Belief”

Justin Bzovy, University of Western Ontario “Unwelcome Trust”

David Sanson, Illinois State University “Worlds Enough for Junk”

Commentator

W. Jim Jordan, University of Waterloo

Esa Diaz-Leon, University of Manitoba

Elena Derksen, University of Toronto

Nikki Fortier, University of Manitoba

Li Kang, Syracuse University

Chair

Ken Warmbrod

Derek Brown

Robert Hudson

Nick Novelli

Justin Plumridge

12:15-2:30

Lunch Break

 

 

 

 

2:30-3:30

 

 

 

 

 

Speaker

Glen Hoffmann, York University “Why Old-Fashioned Dummettian Verificationism Fails”

Mark Fortney, University of Toronto “What Are the Objects of Intellectual Attention?”

Elena Derksen, University of Toronto “Reasons to Believe”

Glen Melanson, University of Prince Edward Island “The Contractualist-Based Obligation to End Humanity”

Ben Caplan, Ohio State University “Not the Optimistic Type”

Commentator

Ken Warmbrod, University of Manitoba

Kousaku Yui, University of British Columbia

Robert Hudson, University of Saskatchewan

Howard Nye, University of Alberta

Peter Hanks, University of Minnesota

Chair

Ryan Doran

Eric Twa

Avery Archer

Justin Bzovy

Justin Dallmann

3:30-3:45

Break

 

 

 

 

3:45-4:45

 

 

 

 

 

Speaker

Ryan Doran, University of Regina “Is That a Demonstrative?”

Derek Brown, Brandon University “Infusing Perception with Imagination”

Avery Archer, University of Tennessee “Do Desires Provide Reasons?”

Elliot Goodine, University of Texas at Austin “Parfit on the Impartial and the Impersonal”

Daniel Rabinoff, University of Toronto “Incoherence in an Ageing Universe”

Commentator

Heidi Savage, State University of New York Geneseo

Luke Roelofs, University of Toronto

Simon Pollon, Simon Fraser University

Rob Shaver, University of Manitoba

David Sanson, Illinois State University

Chair

Glen Hoffmann

Adam Kowal

Elena Derksen

Howard Nye

Damian Melamedoff

4:45-5:00

Break

 

 

 

 

 

5:00-6:30         Keynote Speaker, Carrie Ichikawa Jenkins, University of British Columbia (Assiniboine Ballroom)

6:30-7:00         Pre-Banquet Cash Bar, 5th floor foyer

7:00                 Banquet

9:00-12:00       Cash Bar & mingling

 

Sunday, October 20

Time

Assiniboine Ballroom

Assiniboine A

Assiniboine B

Selkirk Annex

Selkirk Ballroom

10:00-11:00

 

 

 

 

 

Speaker

Shelley Hulbert, University of Calgary “Metaphysical Freedom and Moral Responsibility: Strawson’s Impasse and Nietzsche’s Critique”

Joseph Spino, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign “Character and Cross-Situational Consistency”

Jennifer Primmer, McMaster University “Understanding Mild Alexithymia through an Analogy with Blindsight”

Panel on the Ethics of Foreign Aid: Sylvia Berryman, University of British Columbia

Adam Murray, University of Toronto “Relative Essentialism”

Commentator

Simone Mahrenholz, University of Manitoba

Scott Woodcock, University of Victoria

Daniel Rabinoff, University of Toronto

 

Damian Melamedoff, University of Manitoba

Chair

Andrew Fleming

Kirk Lougheed

Geordie McComb

 

Adam Gingera

11:00-11:15

Break

 

 

 

 

11:15-12:15

 

 

 

 

 

Speaker

Mark Migotti, University of Calgary “Errors about Nietzsche and Error Theory”

Kirk Lougheed, Ryerson University “A Dilemma for a Theistic Multiverse”

Robert Hudson, University of Saskatchewan “Versus Robustness Reasoning”

Panel on the Ethics of Foreign Aid: Lisa Fuller, State University of New York Albany

Justin Dallmann, University of Southern California “Existence and the Cognitive Event Type Theory of Propositions”

Commentator

Elliot Goodine, University of Texas at Austin

Michael Stack, University of Manitoba

Geordie McComb, University of Toronto

 

Adam Murray, University of Toronto

Chair

Shelley Hulbert

Daniel Booÿ

Jennifer Primmer

 

Ben Caplan

12:15-12:30

Break

 

 

 

 

12:30-1:30

 

 

 

 

 

Speaker

Jeremy Fischer, University of Calgary “Pride, Identity and Moral Responsibility”

Peter Alward, University of Lethbridge “Butter Knives and Screwdrivers: An Intentionalist Defense of Constructivism”

Heidi Savage, State University of New York Geneseo “Kypris, Aphrodite, and Venus: Another Puzzle about Belief”

Panel on the Ethics of Foreign Aid: Meena Krishnamurthy, University of Manitoba

Don Oxtoby, McMaster University “Hearing Where Things Are and Perceived Boundaries”

Commentator

Neil McArthur, University of Manitoba

Carl Matheson, University of Manitoba

Ryan Doran, University of Regina

 

Mark Fortney, University of Toronto

Chair

Mark Migotti

Ali Sarvi

Luke Roelofs

 

Adam Murray


Registration

Registration fees are $70 for tenure track faculty and $20 for others. If you would like to attend but the registration fee constitutes a hardship, please contact the organizer at wcpa2013winnipeg at gmail dot com. Registration fees are payable by cash or cheque on-site.

Dining


These restaurants are close to the conference hotel. Standouts include Peasant Cookery, Deer+Almond, Boon Burger and Mondragon for vegan fare, VJ's for burgers and fries, Winnipeg Free Press News Cafe for sandwiches, Double Greeting Chinese Snack House, Kimchi Cafe for Korean, and Parlour for coffee.

These restaurants are a longer walk or a short cab ride from the conference hotel. Standouts include Segovia, Bistro 7 1/4, Deseo, and Falafel Place, which is further down Corydon Ave. and would require a cab to reach from the conference hotel.

Standout sushi options include Yugiro and Wasabi.

Standout pizza options include Pizzeria Gusto and Carbone.