Friday, April 8th

8:00am-9:00am: Breakfast (Butternut Valley Room)

9:00am-10:30am: Session 1 – Concurrent Session

1A: “The Burden of Oppression” (Susquehanna Room). Session Chair: Kaylee May

  1. Oppression and the Significance of Moral Creativity by Priscilla Hall 
    • Discussant: Alexandra Eddy
  2. Self-Care as a Burdened Virtue by Kirsten Donato
    • Discussant: Nicole Cavicchio

1B: “Human Natured” (Union Square Room). Session Chair: Frank Pomes

  1. The Thinking Animal Argument and Contingent Identity by Alex Coombs
    • Discussant: Morgan Rugiro
  2. Existentialism Revisited: Human Nature and Perfectionism by Zach Johnson
    • Discussant: Khila-Rae Pecoraro

10:30am-12:00pm: Session 2 – Concurrent Session

2A: “Going Loco for Logos” (Butternut Valley Room). Session Chair: Christine Garcia

  1. Finding Closure – A Response to Dretske’s Criticism of the Justification Closure Principle in the Skeptical Argument by Lucas Bennett
    • Discussant: Bethany Wise
  2. Interpersonal Preference Comparison by En Hua Hu
    • Discussant: Brenna Crowe

2B: “Death’s Grin Before Lunchtime” (Catskill Room). Session Chair: Khila-Rae Pecoraro

  1. Deprivation is Nothing to Us by Marisa Maccaro
    • Discussant: Mckayla Sluga
  2. Hell: A Damning Absurdity by Jacob MacDavid
    • Discussant: Macayla Cleeves

12:00pm-1:00pm: Lunch (Susquehanna Room)

1:00pm-2:30pm: Session 3 – Concurrent Session

3A: “Can’t Live Without Men, Can’t Live Without Women” (Catskill Room). Session Chair: Griffith Eddy

  1. Becoming a God: Sex and Gender in Daoist Tradition by Nicola McCafferty
    • Discussant: Christine Garcia

3B: “Living as One” (Leatherstocking Room). Session Chair: Gabriella Marino

  1. On the Unintelligibility of Human Equality without Religious Ontology: A Conceptual Analysis of Human Equality by Tae -Hun Park
    • Discussant: Katie Garrity
  2. Discursive Injustice, Depression, and Social Alienation by Cole Heideman
    • Discussant: Morgan Harris

2:30pm-3:00pm: Break

3:00pm-4:30pm: Session 4 – Concurrent Session

4A: “Justice is not Just Us” (Union Square Room). Session Chair: Molly Mirsky

  1. Credibility Excess Matters: Why Lessing and Medina are Right to Criticize Fricker’s Account of Testimonial Injustice by Clare Prober
    • Discussant: Kaylee May
  2. The Resurgence of Ignorance: The Emergence of an Environmental Epistemology by Michael Lee
    • Discussant: Brenna Crowe

4B: “Ascending through Ignorance” (Butternut Valley Room): Session Chair: Annie Botch

  1. Concerning Knowledge and Human Understanding by Charlie Feher-Peiker
    • Discussant: Khila-Rae Pecoraro
  2. Primal Goals of Progress by Christine Garcia
    • Discussant: Frank Pomes

4:30pm-6:45pm: Session 5 (Union Square Room)

5A: “All of These Things are not Like the Other.” Session Chair: Nicole Cavicchio

  1. Pros and Cons of Lewis’s Counterfactual Analysis by Katie Ebersole
    • Discussant: Aaron Suduiko
  2. Applying Walter Benjamin’s Philosophy to Sebatiao Salgado’s Photography: Are Salgado’s Works Revolutionary? by McKayla Sluga
    • Discussant: Annie Botch
  3. Understanding Quantum Mechanics and the Significance of the Player in BioShock Infinite by Aaron Suduiko 
    • Discussant: Gabriella Marino

6:45pm-8:00pm: Dinner (Waterfront Room)

8:00pm-9:30pm: Keynote Presentation (Waterfront Room)

  • On The Ethics of Belief, Public Discourse, and Philosophical Practice by Dr. Lawrence Torcello


Saturday April 9th

8:00am-9:00am: Breakfast (Union Square)

9:00am-10:30am: Session 6 – Concurrent Session

6A: “I Love the Smell of Politics in the Morning” (Butternut Valley Room). Session Chair: Brenna Crowe

  1. The Consequences of an Ambiguous Political Liberalism by Brian Lampert
    • Discussant: Michelle Nelson
  2. Polity: Aristotle’s Idea of the Best Practical Constitution by Christopher Friere
    • Discussant: Griffith Eddy

6B: “Let’s Talk About Sex” (Susquehanna Room). Session Chair: Macayla Cleeves

  1. Prostitution and Self-Determination by Kaylee May
    • Discussant: Corrie Reno
    • 2) The Thrownness and Masculinity: Putting Aside Wanton Idealization by Dylan Vermer-Crist
      • Discussant: Molly Mirsky

10:30am-12:00pm: Session 7 (Butternut Valley Room)

7A: “Naturally Righteous.” Session Chair: Michelle Nelson

  1. Non-reductive Ethical Naturalism and its Prevalence over Nonnaturalism by Meghan Peysson
    • Discussant: Tae-Hun Park
  2. Moral Objectivity and Absoluteness: Why Mankind’s Inclinations Defy Righteousness by Bethany Wise
    • Discussant: Dylan Verner-Crist

12:00pm-12:30pm: Snack (Union Square Room)

12:30pm-2:00pm: Session 8 (Butternut Valley Room)

8A: “All Good Things Must Come to an End.” Session Chair: Corrie Reno

  1. Is Empathy Necessary for Morality? by Lilly Dragon
    • Discussant: Zachary Johnson
  2. Donor Conception and the Value of Family History by Laura Bearden 
    • Discussant: Mathew DiStadio

2:00pm-3:30pm: Final Meal (Waterfront)


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