EMU UCiP

UCiP Schedule

UCiP Schedule

Winter 2019 EMU UCiP (Concluded)

Friday, March 8th, 2019

  • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM | WELCOME EVENT
    • Alumni Lounge (232):

      Welcome Event: Join the EMU Philosophy Club and your fellow participants for this laid-back meet & greet! Light refreshments are provided.

Saturday, March 9th, 2019

  • 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM | WELCOME
    • Tower Room (348):

      Check-in & Breakfast: Join Dr. John Koolage for a brief welcome message and breakfast!

  • 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM | PRESENTATIONS
    • Tower Room (348):

      Peyton Harrington, Belmont University: “Why Virtue Cannot Be Taught: An Analysis of Plato's Meno and Anselm of Canterbury”
      Comments: Blake Trinske, Eastern Michigan University

    • Alumni Room (342):

      Benjamin Cummins, Purdue University: “The Lowering Amplitude of Hedonic Adaptation”
      Comments: Joe Longo, Eastern Michigan University

  • 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM | PRESENTATIONS
    • Tower Room (348):

      Christine Vo, The University of Texas – Austin: “On Activating Socially Situated Knowledge”
      Comments: Gloria Li, University of Florida

    • Alumni Room (342):

      Blake Trinske, Eastern Michigan University: “The Principles of Valuing Art: Reasoning a Work of Art’s Value Using Principles Which Resonate with Audiences”
      Comments: Domenic Dame, Eastern Michigan University

  • 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM | PRESENTATIONS
    • Tower Room (348):

      Gloria Li, University of Florida: “Climate Change, Essential Goods, and Rawlsian Justice”
      Comments: Nolan Cook, Eastern Michigan University

    • Alumni Room (342):

      Vanessa Thorburn, Eastern Michigan University: “Truth and Poetry within and without our Control”
      Comments: Lixing Miao, University of Pittsburgh

  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM | LUNCH & KEYNOTE
    • Guild Room (330):

      Kirsten Jacobson, PhD, University of Maine: “Depicting Dying: How Photographs and Images Help Us Face Grief and Death”

  • 1:45 PM - 2:50 PM | ACTIVITIES
    • Guild Hall (330):

      Extended Q & A: Join the keynote speaker after lunch to continue discussing their presentation.

    • Alumni Room (342):

      The Value of Graduate School Panel: Explore what graduate school in philosophy can offer.

  • 3:00 PM - 3:50 PM | PRESENTATIONS
    • Tower Room (348):

      Spencer Darling, Wayne State University: “Medical Speech Legal Not Moral”
      Comments: Benjamin Cummins, Purdue University

    • Alumni Room (342):

      Lauren Williams, Eastern Michigan University: “Ozturk's Disanalogies”
      Comments: Christine Vo, University of Texas – Austin

  • 4:00 PM - 4:50 PM | PRESENTATIONS
    • Tower Room (348):

      Natalie Anderson, Eastern Michigan University: “A Bayesian Justification for Movement in Pedagogic Practices”
      Comments: Vanessa Thorburn, Eastern Michigan University

    • Alumni Room (342):

      Bella Brown, Portland State University: “The Shapes of Solidarity Through Difference”
      Comments: David King, Haverford College

  • 5:00 PM - 5:50 PM | PRESENTATIONS
    • Tower Room (348):

      Elijah Perry, Connecticut College: “Faith in Philosophy: St. Augustine's Doctrine of Divine Illumination”
      Comments: Samantha Fritz, Youngstown State University

    • Alumni Room (342):

      Rama Wahbeh, Wayne State University: “Technology and the Modern Age”
      Comments: Devin Brennan, Central Michigan University

  • Dinner on one’s own:
    • Dinner is not provided, but you are invited to join local students at Tower Inn for a dinner of fellowship and philosophy!


Sunday, March 10th, 2019

  • 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM | WELCOME
    • Tower Room (348):

      Check-in & Breakfast: Join Dr. Koolage for a brief welcome message and breakfast!

  • 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM | PRESENTATIONS
    • Tower Room (348):

      Cameron Angliss, Connecticut College: “Cosmological Analyses of God and Time”
      Comments: Leah Higgins, Eastern Michigan University

    • Alumni Room (342):

      David DeMatteo, Reed College: “New Imitations, Old Beginnings: Machiavelli's Teaching”
      Comments: Spencer Darling, Wayne State University

  • 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM | PRESENTATIONS
    • Tower Room (348):

      Lixing Miao, University of Pittsburgh: “Free Will as Self-Control”
      Comments: Elijah Perry, Connecticut College

    • Alumni Room (342):

      Samantha Fritz, Youngstown State University: “Political Obligation and Lockean Contract Theory”
      Comments: Rachel Jenkins, Grand Valley State University

  • 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM | PRESENTATIONS
    • Tower Room (348):

      Finn Wilson, D’Youville College: “Moral Responsibility and the Swerve”
      Comments: Ethan Smith, Eastern Michigan University

    • Alumni Room (342):


  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM | LUNCH
    • Guild Room (330):

      Lunch: Join presenters, commenters, and guests for lunch.

  • 1:00 PM - 1:50 PM | PRESENTATIONS
    • Tower Room (348):

      Aarushi Mohan, Haverford College: “Watching the Dictionary Defining Itself: Understanding the Social Nature of Language-Games in Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations.”
      Comments: David DeMatteo, Reed College

    • Alumni Room (342):

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  • 2:00 PM - 2:50 PM | PRESENTATIONS
    • Tower Room (348):

      Devin Brennan, Central Michigan University: “Error Theory and Intrinsic Value”
      Comments: Aarushi Mohan, Haverford College

    • Alumni Room (342):

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  • 3:00 PM - 3:50 PM | PRESENTATIONS
    • Tower Room (348):

      David King, Haverford College: “Humility's Inner Dimension: A Search for Intrinsic Value”
      Comments: Sarah Minnich, Saint Xavier University

    • Alumni Room (342):

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  • 4:00 PM - 4:50 PM | CLOSING CEREMONY
    • Tower Room (348):

      Closing Ceremony: Join the UCiP Team as we thank you for your participation and announce the winners of our Spirit of the Conference Award!

See you next year!

The Winter 2019 conference has concluded, but we'll be back next year!

Look for the Winter 2020 Call for Papers in October/November!