Friday, March 8, 2013

KPA Spring 2013 Meeting & Program

Kentucky Philosophical Association
Spring 2013 Meeting
Transylvania University
Cowgill Rooms
Lexington, KY 40508

Saturday, March 23rd 8:30am – 5:00pm


8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.: Registration, Breakfast (Cogwill Center Lobby)

9:00 a.m. - 9:55 a.m.: Concurrent Sessions:
"Reliability and Phenotypic Chauvinism" (Room: Cogwill 102)
Eric Alan Mack (U Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Commentator: Alexandra Bradner (University of Kentucky)

"Patience as/and Constancy: How Far Can We Go?" (Room: Cogwill 110)
Matt Pianalto (Eastern Kentucky University)
Commentator: W. David Hall (Centre College)
10:00 a.m. -10:55 a.m.:Concurrent Sessions:
"The Importance of Self Knowledge" (Room: Cogwill 102)
Minh Nguyen (Eastern Kentucky University)
Commentator: Peter Fosl (Transylvania University)

"Plato’s Statesman on the Goal of Philosophical Inquiry" (Room: Cogwill 110)
Michael Oliver Wiitala (University of Kentucky)
Commentator: Daniel Sheffler (University of Kentucky)
11:00 a.m. - 11:55 a.m.: Concurrent Sessions:
"Temporal and Spatial Compositional Consistency: An Examination of the Time/Space Analogy Thesis" (Room: Cogwill 102)
Brian Carlson (University of Kentucky)
Commentator: Megan Wallace (University of Kentucky)

"Can Fission Cut It: On the Cognitive Value of Thought Experiments in Personal Identity" (Room: Cogwill 110)
Aleks Zarnitsyn (University of Illinois at Chicago)
Commentator: Michael Horton (U Alabama, Tuscaloosa)
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 pm.: Lunch

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.: Business Meeting (Cogwill 102)

2:00 p.m. - 2:50 p.m. (Cogwill 102):  
Winner of 2013 KPA Student Essay Contest:
"The Relationship Between the Soul and Plato's Forms and Whether the Soul is the Individuating Force"
Annie Corbitt (Centre College)
Commentator: Shouta Brown (Western Kentucky University)
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Cogwill 102):  
Keynote Address:
"A Heideggerian Critique of Cyberbeing"
Professor Richard Polt (Xavier University) 

Please direct all queries to the KPA President, Bob Sandmeyer.