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

See you next year!

The Winter 2018 conference has concluded, but we'll be back next year!

Look for the Winter 2019 Call for Papers in November!