2012 Conference

8th Annual Gonzaga Graduate Philosophy Conference

April 13-14, 2012


Friday, April 13th, 2012
Foley Teleconference Room
9:30-10:00 – Check in / Breakfast, Coffee
10:00-10:35 – Welcome Address, Dr. Dan Bradley
10:40-11:35 – Theo Manahan, Boston College. “On Mirroring Socrates and Possessing
Socrates: A Reading of Plato’s Symposium”
Move to Huetter Mansion
12:00-1:45 – Lunch
Move back to Foley Teleconference Room
2:00-2:55 – Mark Diep, University of Nebraska, Lincoln. “Belief Content and Justification: A
Dilemma Unresolved”
3:00-3:55 – Mitch Palmquist, Gonzaga University. “Rén as a defining characteristic of
Confucian Thought”
3:55-4:20 – Coffee break
4:20-5:15 – John Stewart, Gonzaga University. “Geach on "Good," and the Fallacy of Moore's
Naturalistic Fallacy: A Distinction Between Predicative and Attributive Adjectives”
Move to Jepson Faculty Lounge
5:30-7:30 – Reception
Saturday, April 14th, 2012
Foley Teleconference Room
9:00-9:50 – Breakfast, Coffee
9:55-10:50 – Daniel Wagner, University of St. Thomas. “On the End and Scope of the
Phenomenological Method (Epoche)”
10:55-11:50 – Jonas Vandieken, Boston University. “Does Korsgaard's Constructivism on
Normativity go beyond Moral Realism?”
Move to Huetter Mansion
12:00-1:00 – Lunch
1:10-2:30 – Workshop: Teaching a Successful Philosophy Class, Dr. Kirk Besmer, Dr. Ellen
Maccarone, & Dr. Wayne Pomerleau
Move back to Foley Teleconference Room
2:40-3:35 – Brian McNeil, Boston College. “A Mathematical Approach to Aristotle’s Diffusion
of the Platonic Theory of Substance”
3:40-4:35 – Matthew Braich, UC San Diego. “Responsibility, Luck, and Rationality”
4:35-4:50 – Coffee Break
4:50-5:50 – Keynote Speaker, Dr. Jonathan Kvanvig, Baylor University
Carpool to The Old Spaghetti Factory
6:15-8:15 – Closing Banquet

PHILOSOPHY DEPARTMENT
502 E. Boone Avenue
Spokane, WA 99258-6741
Phone: (509) 313-6741
Email: philosophy@gonzaga.edu
www.gonzaga.edu/philosophy

Location: Rebmann House
1207 N. Astor Street
(Across from St. Aloysius Church)