Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Women and Philosophy Resources (From Fall 2011 Meeting)

A Presidential Panel was held at the Fall 2011 meeting of the KPA on the topic, "Women and Philosophy." Thanks to panelists Nancy Hancock (Northern Kentucky University), Laura Newhart (Eastern Kentucky University), Pamela Ryan (Morehead State University, Panel Chair), and Erin Tarver (Georgetown College) for putting together a fruitful session. A handout listing various resources pertaining to women in/and philosophy, including organizations, workshops, and print and electronic media, can be found here.

Friday, October 14, 2011

KPA Fall 2011 Meeting Program

Full program (with abstracts) here.

The Fall 2011 Meeting of the Kentucky Philosophical Association will convene at:

Northern Kentucky University
Science Center 302 and 304
Highland Heights, KY 41099


Saturday, October 22, 2011
8:30 am-4:30 pm

Keynote Address: Sandy Goldberg (Northwestern University)
Presidential Panel: "Women and Philosophy"

Program as follows:


8:30-9:00 am Registration, Breakfast, Welcome

9:00-10:00 am Concurrent Session I
Audrey Anton, Western Kentucky University
“Willing, Unwilling, and Binding Addiction”
Commentator: Zachary Purdue, Kent State University

Elaine Blum, Kent State University
“Queering Kristeva’s Subjectivity”
Commentator: Benjamin Norris, The New School for Social Research
10:00-11:00 am Concurrent Session II
Ryan Comeau, Kent State University
“Incommensurability and Anti-Realist Worries: Thomas Kuhn’s Underlying
Semantic Commitments”
Commentator: Joseph Spino, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Peter Murphy, University of Indianapolis
“Justified, Despite an Unjustified Pedigree”
Commentator: Audrey Anton, Western Kentucky University
11:00-Noon Concurrent Session III
Benjamin Norris, The New School for Social Research
“Harm as a New Approach to Ugliness in the Critique of Judgment”
Commentator: Jerome Langguth, Thomas More College

Ruth Poproski, Carnegie Mellon University
“Cooperativity and the Role of Common Interest in Gricean Pragmatics”
Commentator: Ian Schnee, Western Kentucky University
Noon-1:30 pm Lunch

1:30-2:30 pm Concurrent Session IV
Henry Southgate, University of Wisconsin-Madison
“Hegel and the Identity of Indiscernibles”
Commentator: Daniel Kirchner, Centre College

Morey Williams, Boston College
“Asking the Right Questions: A Discussion of the Role of Women in
Book V of Plato’s Republic”
Commentator: Erin Tarver, Georgetown College
2:30-3:30 pm Keynote Address
Sandy Goldberg, Northwestern University
“Mutuality and Assertion”
3:30-4:30 pm Presidential Panel
Nancy Hancock, Northern Kentucky University
Laura Newhart, Eastern Kentucky University
Pamela Ryan, Morehead State University (Chair)
Erin Tarver, Georgetown College
“Women and Philosophy”

The meeting is open to the public. A $5 registration fee is required, for both KPA members and nonmembers.

For directions and parking, please click here or here. Visitor parking: maximum $5 per day.

The nearest accommodations to the NKU campus would be either the Hampton Inn & Suites at 10 Hampton Lane, Wilder KY 41076 (859-441-3049) (website) or the Country Inn & Suites at 10 Country Drive, Wilder KY 41076 (859-441-3707) (website).

Local Contact: Dr. Nancy Hancock, Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Philosophy, Northern Kentucky University, Nunn Drive, Highland Heights, KY 41099,, 859-572-6401.
KPA Contact: Dr. Minh Nguyen, Department of Philosophy and Religion, Eastern Kentucky University, 521 Lancaster Avenue, Richmond, KY 40475,, 859-626-2335.