EMU UCiP

UCiP Schedule

UCiP Schedule

Winter 2018 EMU UCiP (concluded)

Saturday, March 3rd, 2018

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

      Check-in and Welcome Speech

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

      Max Leonov, Northeastern University: “Parallels in Value Between Humans and Nature”

      Comments Provided By: Marisa Kennedy, Eastern Michigan University

    • Alumni Room (342):

      Sarah Becker, Hillsdale College: “The Return of Relationality: Aquinas’ Account of Intellectual Action and Personhood”

      Comments Provided By: Robert Del Mauro, Seton Hall University

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

      Sarah Zuniga, Eureka College: “The Unhappiest Jean-Jacques? An Examination of Rousseau Through Kierkegaard’s ‘The Unhappiest One’”

      Comments Provided By: Joseph Longo, Eastern Michigan University

    • Alumni Room (342):

      Landon Fama, McMaster University: “Health, Education and the Internet?”

      Comments Provided By: Kelly McCoy, University of Detroit Mercy

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

      Eric Garant, Eastern Michigan University: “While the Grass Grows: Adjudicating the Debate between Food Security and Food Sovereignty”

      Comments Provided By: Ayah-Lea' Sawan, University of Detroit Mercy

    • Alumni Room (342):

      Blake Trinske, Eastern Michigan University: “Returning to Our Genuine Nature”

      Comments Provided By: Katelyn Pyles, Eastern Michigan University

  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM | Lunch
    • Guild Room (330):

      Keynote speaker Dr. Shannon Hoff, Memorial University of Newfoundland: “Hegel on Tragedy and the Nature of Freedom”

  • 1:45 PM - 2:50 PM | Activities
    • Alumni Room (342):

      The Value of Graduate School Panel: Come join professors and current graduate students as you explore what graduate school in philosophy can offer.

    • Guild Hall (330):

      Extended Question and Answer Session: Join the keynote speaker after lunch to continue discussing the keynote presentation.

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

      Kellie Tinskey, Michigan State University: “The Aims of Political Justice: Problems and Possibilities of Distributive Justice, Democratic Equality, and Ethics of Care”

      Comments Provided By: Greg Woodring, Eastern Michigan University

    • Alumni Room (342):

      Timothy Petzold, Eastern Michigan University: “The Reasonable End of Ethics in Aristotle and Kant”

      Comments Provided By: Issra Dourra, University of Detroit Mercy

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

      Natalia Anderson, Eastern Michigan University: “Is Discovery Necessarily Linguistic?”

      Comments Provided By: Ahmad Chalhoub, University of Detroit Mercy

    • Alumni Room (342):

      Daniel Proske, University of Texas: “Everett on Sainsbury on Thinking About Fictional Things”

      Comments Provided By: Sarah Bruckler, Eastern Michigan University

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

      Robert Del Mauro, Seton Hall University: “Korematsu v. United States and Legal Realism”

      Comments Provided By: Caleb Bragg, Eastern Michigan University

    • Alumni Room (342):

      Kevin Smith, Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne: “Anselm’s Theory of Free Will and The Logical Problem of Moral Evil”

      Comments Provided By: Hanaa Saleh, University of Detroit Mercy


  • Dinner on one’s own:
    • Dinner is not provided; however, local students will be dining at Tower Inn. Everyone is welcome for a dinner of fellowship and philosophy!

      Tower Inn is located at 701 W Cross St, Ypsilanti, MI 48197


Sunday, March 4th, 2018

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

      Check-in and Welcome Speech

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

      Spencer Upton, Slippery Rock University: “Understanding Qualia as Process”

      Comments Provided By: Samuel Curran, Eastern Michigan University

    • Alumni Room (342):

      Nicholas Paradise, Florida Gulf Coast University: “A League of Their Own: A Feminist Interpretation of Women's Sport in the U.S.”

      Comments Provided By: Michael Neal, Eastern Michigan University

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

      Lauren Williams, Eastern Michigan University: “The Ethical Order of Antigone”

      Comments Provided By: Kyle Cornell, Drake University

    • Alumni Room (342):

      Logan Cross, Michigan State University: “A Matter of Freedom: A Defense of Sartre's Anthropological Marxism”

      Comments Provided By: Kishore Chundi, Yale University

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

      Kishore Chundi, Yale University: “The Problem of Time in Berkelian Idealism”

      Comments Provided By: Melanie Zens, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

    • Alumni Room (342):

      Joseph Longo, Eastern Michigan University: “Knowledge as Intuition: An Existential View of Epistemology”

      Comments Provided By: Vanessa Thorburn, Eastern Michigan University

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

      Lunch

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

      Kyle Cornell, Drake University: “Regarding Brute Luck and Option Luck”

      Comments Provided By: Landon Fama, McMaster University

    • Alumni Room (342):

      Katelyn Pyles, Eastern Michigan University: “Confrontations with Death: A Daoist Approach to Mortality According to the Inner Chapters of the Zhuangzi”

      Comments Provided By: Avinash Vivekanandan, Eastern Michigan University

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

      Christine Kovacs, Grand Valley State University: “An Unexpected Hobbesian Defense of the Black Lives Matter Movement”

      Comments Provided By: Kellie Tinskey, Michigan State University

    • Alumni Room (342):

      Alexander Sell, Florida Gulf Coast University: “A Stranger to Oneself: Ricoeurian Narrative Identity in Camus' The Stranger

      Comments Provided By: Logan Cross, Michigan State University

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

      Melanie Zens, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire: “Free Willy isn't Free and Neither are You”

      Comments Provided By: Kevin Smith, Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne

    • Alumni Room (342):

      See Tower Room (348)

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

      Closing awards

Now Accepting Papers!

We are currently accepting papers for the 2019 UCiP.

The deadline for submissions Thursday, January 10th!

Make sure to review the submission guidelines in our Call for Papers (CFP) – then submit your paper!