Friday, March 28, 2014

KPA Spring 2014 Meeting

Kentucky Philosophical Association
Spring 2014 Meeting
Western Kentucky University
Bowling Green, KY

Saturday, April 5, 2014 
9:00am – 5:00pm


8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.: Registration

9:00 a.m. - 9:55 a.m.: Concurrent Sessions:
"Are Character Intellectual Virtues 'Reliabilist Virtues'?"
Marlin R. Sommers (University of Tennessee at Knoxville)
Commentator: Ian Schnee (Western Kentucky University)

"Passive and Active Ignorance"
Kate Johnson (Bellarmine University)
Commentator: Eva Cadavid (Centre College)
10:00 a.m. -10:55 a.m.:Concurrent Sessions:
"Theism, Truthmaking, and Presentism"
Allen Gehring (Brescia University)
Commentator: Rickey Ray (Northeast State Community College)

"A New Analysis of Mercy"
  Kristofer Rhodes (Martin University)
Commentator: Jennifer L. Hudgens (University of Kentucky)
11:00 a.m. - 11:55 a.m.: Concurrent Sessions:
"Why Patience is Always a Virtue"
Matthew Pianalto (Eastern Kentucky University)
Commentator: Bob Sandmeyer (University of Kentucky)

"Overcoming Student Aversion to Obligations"
Court Lewis (Owensboro Community and Technical College)
Student Panelists: TBA (Western Kentucky University)
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 pm.: Lunch

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.: Business Meeting: all are welcome

2:00 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.:  
Winner of 2014 KPA Student Essay Contest:
Emily Sullivan (Western Kentucky University)
Title TBA
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.:  
Keynote Address:
"Are We Responsible? The Neuroscience of Violence"
Valerie Hardcastle (University of Cincinnati) 

Registration Fees:
$20 for regular attendees (including presenters)
$10 for graduate students (including presenters)
Undergrads can attend for free.

The official hotel for the conference is The Staybridge Suites, 680 Campbell Rd, Bowling Green, KY 42104 The phone number is 877-238-8889. Be sure to tell them that you are with the WKU Kentucky Philosophical Association Conference. We have a secure room rate for $79.99 a night. That is good for both Friday and Saturday nights. The hotel has a shuttle that can drop you off at our door on campus and pick you up so long as you tell the front desk beforehand.

Please direct all queries to the KPA President, Audrey Anton at audrey(dot)anton(at)wku(dot)edu.