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November 5-6, 2004

Vanderbilt University



Friday November 5

7:30 PM: Keynote Address

Furman Hall 114

Immigration: The Case For Open Borders

Chandran Kukathas (Neal A. Maxwell Professor of Political Theory, Public Policy, and Public Service, University of Utah)

9:00 PM:

Spirited reception in Furman Hall.




Saturday November 6

All sessions are in Furman Hall

8:30 AM: Bagels and Coffee

9:00-9:55: Session I

Room 109: "Judgment and Justification in Practical Ethics," John Davis (University of Tennessee, Knoxville)

Commentator: Charles Cardwell (Pellissippi State Technical Community College)

Room 132: "Moving Towards Environmental Sustainability: The Relationship Between Fossil Fuel Consumption and the Preservation of Background Justice in a Well-Ordered Society," Sarah Kennehan (University of Tennessee, Knoxville)

Commentator: Annette Mendola (University of Tennessee, Knoxville)

Room 217: "The Doctrine of Recollection and Psychagogical Paradox in Plato's Meno," Mason Marshall (Vanderbilt University)

Commentator: J Aaron Simmons (Vanderbilt University)

Room 106: "Epistemic Virtue and Religious Experience," Jim Montmarquet (Tennessee State University)

Commentator: James Bednar (Vanderbilt University)

10:00-10:55: Session II

Room 109: "Deontological Eudaemonism," Keith Bustos (University of Tennessee, Knoxville)

Commentator: Max Maloney (Christian Brothers University)

Room 132: "Calling Carr's Bluff, Or, A New Model For Ethical Business Bluffing," Christopher Pynes (University of Tennessee, Knoxville)

Commentator: Rickey Ray (Northeast State Community College)

Room 217: "Antigone: A New Structuralist Heroine? Deluze's Revisioning of Symbolic Structure" Erinn Gilson (University of Memphis)

Commentator: Cheri Carr (University of Memphis)

Room 109: Perry's Take On the Modal Argument," (Brendan O'Sullivan, Rhodes College)

Commentator: Peter Murphy, (University of Tennessee, Knoxville)


11:00-11:55: Session III

Room 109: Ron Wilburn "Why Is Moral Knowledge So Hard to Come By?," (University of Nevada, Las Vegas)

Commentator: John Davis (University of Tennessee, Knoxville)

Room 132: "The Move From Good to Ought in Environmental Ethics," John Nolt (University of Tennessee, Knoxville)

Commentator: Robert Hood (Middle Tennessee State University)

Room 217: Sartre and the Objects of Consciousness," Matt Massey (University of Tennessee, Knoxville)

Commentator: Kris Johnson (University of Memphis)

Room 106: "Quotational Iterability, Explanation, and the Pragmatist Theory of Truth," Scott Aikin (Vanderbilt University)

Commentator: Allen Coates (University of Tennessee, Knoxville)


12:00-12:05: Business Meeting

12:05-1:10: Lunch

A light lunch (sandwiches, potato salad, etc.) will be available in Furman Hall for a nominal charge.


1:15-2:10: Session IV

Room 109: "Why Pragmatists Must Be Perfectionists," Robert Talisse (Vanderbilt University)

Commentator: Michael Principe (Middle Tennessee State University)

Room 132: "Rationality, Dignity, and Care," Sarah Clark Miller (University of Memphis)

Commentator: Christopher Pynes (University of Tennessee, Knoxville)

Room 217: "The Politics of Kristeva's Feminine Imaginary," Bethany Dunn (University of Memphis)

Commentator: Erinn Gilson (University of Memphis)

Room 106: "Refuting the Sane Deep Self View," Karen Ehlebracht (University of Tennessee, Knoxville)

Commentator: (Brendan O'Sullivan, Rhodes College)


2:15-3:10: Session V

Room 109: "Particularism, Interrupted: A Genralist Critique From a Many-Valued Logic," Jill Hernandez (Univeristy of Memphis)

Commentator: Gillian Guichard Bowling (University of Tennessee, Knoxville)

Room 132: "Irregular Argument and Philo's Attenuated Conclusion in Hume's Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion," James Bednar (Vanderbilt University)

Commentator: Scott Aikin (Vanderbilt University)

Room 217: "The Man Who Invented Promising: A Just So Story," David Howell (Pellissippi State Technical Community College)

Commentator: Phil Oliver (Vanderbilt University)

Room 106: "Effective Skeptical Scenarios," Peter Murphy (University of Tennessee, Knoxville)

Commentator: Ron Wilburn (University of Nevada, Las Vegas)

3:15-4:10: Session VI

Room 109: "Traces of Transcendence: A Possible Account of Platonic Forms," J. Aaron Simmons (Vanderbilt University)

Commentator: Craig Howell (Lee University)

Room 132: "The Domestic Analogy, Preventive War, and Lawful Constraints on the Use of Force: an Argument Against International Vigilantism," Jordy Rocheleau (Austin Peay State University)

Commentator: Kevin Bond (University of Tennessee, Knoxville)

Room 217: "The 'Truth' of the Phenomenological Reduction: The Limits of Fink's Analysis," Max Maloney (Christian Brothers University)

Commentator: Keith Bustos (University of Tennessee, Knoxville)

Room 106: "Why, and When, Is Epistemic Akrasia Irrational?" Allen Coates (University of Tennessee, Knoxville)

Commentator: Jim Montmarquet (Tennessee State University)

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