Thursday, December 13, 2012

CFP: Kentucky Philosophical Association Spring 2013 Meeting

Kentucky Philosophical Association (KPA)
Spring 2013 Meeting
Call for Papers

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Saturday, March 23, 2013

Host:  Peter Fosl, Ph.D.
            Transylvania University
            Lexington, KY
Professor Richard Polt, Ph.D.
                   Department of Philosophy
                   Xavier University
Paper:       "A Heideggerian Critique of Cyberbeing"
Call for Papers – General Meeting
Submission:  Submissions on any philosophical topic are welcome. Papers should be no longer than 3,000 words, suitable for reading aloud, and prepared for blind review. Include the following information as a cover page in a separate file:
1.      Title of paper
2.      150-word abstract
3.      Author's name
4.      Author's institutional affiliation
5.      Author's email address
6.      Indicate whether you would be willing to serve as a commentator should your paper not be accepted.
Please send General Meeting submissions by email to Bob Sandmeyer at, with "KPA Submission" appearing in the subject line.

Call for Papers – Undergraduate Student Essay Contest
Submission:  Same conditions and requirements as listed above for the General Meeting.
·         Eligibility: Contest open to any undergraduate student who attends a college or university in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Only one essay may be submitted by each entrant.
·         Awards: the First Place Winner will receive $100 and be asked to read the essay at the KPA Spring 2013 Meeting. Runner-Up will receive a letter of recognition from the Kentucky Philosophical Association.
Please send Contest submissions by email to Audrey Anton at, with "KPA Student Essay Contest Submission" appearing in the subject line.

Deadline for both Calls:  February 1st, 2013

Contact:  Bob Sandmeyer, Department of Philosophy, University of Kentucky, 1429 Patterson Office Tower, Lexington, KY  40506-0027, 859-257-7749,

Thursday, April 19, 2012

KPA Spring 2012 Meeting & Program

Saturday, April 28, 2012 
Centre College 
Danville, Kentucky 

Keynote Address:
Anita Superson
University of Kentucky

Full Program (with abstracts) (pdf)

8:30-9:00 a.m. - Registration, Breakfast, Welcome, Ewen Room

9:00-10:00 a.m.:

Audrey Anton, Western Kentucky University
“Fixed and Flexible Characters: Aristotle on the Permanence and Mutability of Distinct Types of Character”
Commentator: Eva Maria Cadavid, Centre College
Ewen Room
10:00-11:00 a.m.:

Ben Dixon, Stephen F. Austin State University
“A Decision Procedure for Sustainable Development”
Commentator: Robert Sandmeyer, University of Kentucky
Ewen Room

Robert Guerin, University of Kentucky
“Presuppositions and Grounds: Maimon and Fichte on the Quid Facti of the Transcendental Deduction”
Commentator: Chaz DeBord, University of Kentucky
Room 201


Adam Bowen, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
“Perceptual Atomism and the Charge of Tensed Content”
Commentator: Terry Pence, Northern Kentucky University
Ewen Room

Robert Carry Osborne, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
“Why Death Is a Loss: The Asymmetry of Pre-Natal and Post-Mortem Non-Existence”
Commentator: Clint Jones, University of Kentucky
Room 201

Noon-1:00 p.m.: Lunch, Location TBA

1:00-2:00 p.m.: Business Meeting: All Are Welcome and Invited, Ewen Room

2:00-3:00 p.m.:

Winner of the 2012 KPA Student Essay Contest
Harry Chalmers, Centre College
“On the Incompatibility of Free Will and Determinism: Exploring the Role of Choice”
Commentator: Audrey Anton, Western Kentucky University
Ewen Room

3:00-4:00 p.m.:

Keynote Address
Anita Superson, University of Kentucky
“Moral Bindingness”
Ewen Room

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