Calvin College & Grand Valley State University

Annual Joint

Undergraduate

Philosophy Conference

 
 

Past Conferences



2016: April 8-9,

Fourth Annual Calvin-GVSU Undergraduate Philosophy Conference

Keynote: Katherine Brading (Notre Dame), “Underdetermination of Theories and What to Do About It”.

CFP / Poster

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2015: March 27-28,

Third Annual Calvin-GVSU Undergraduate Philosophy Conference

Keynote: David Manley (University of Michigan), “Fine Tuning and Confirmation Theory”.

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2014: March 21-22,
Second Annual Calvin-GVSU Undergraduate Philosophy Conference
Keynote: Tim O’Connor (Indiana University), “Two Concepts of Emergence”.
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2013: April 12-13,

First Annual Calvin-GVSU Undergraduate Philosophy Conference

Keynote: Gary Gutting (Notre Dame), “Religion, Atheism, and Agnosticism”.

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This Year’s Conference


Friday March 31 - Saturday April 1, 2017


Call for Papers 2017


Submission Deadline: February 12, 2017


Key Note Speaker:

Hud Hudson

(Western Washington University)


This year we are very pleased to have Professor

Hud Hudson of Western Washington University, an expert in philosophy of religion and metaphysics, as our keynote speaker. His keynote will be delivered the evening of

March 31 and is entitled:


Keynote Title:


Seven Determinisms: Three You Know, Three You Don’t Know,

And One You Thought You Knew



Undergraduates working in all areas of philosophy are encouraged to submit. Full paper requirements and submission details are in the conference

CALL FOR PAPERS.



Conference Program, Poster, Times, and Location


March 31-April 1, 2017

Location: Calvin College, Alumni Board Room, Commons Annex


Friday March 31


5:00-6:30 Dinner for Conference Participants


7.00-8.30 Keynote Address: Seven Determinisms: Three You Know, Three You Don’t Know, and One You Thought You Knew, Hud Hudson (Western Washington University)


Saturday April 1

9.00-9.30 Breakfast & Registration


9.30-10.30 Session #1: Moral Development and Literature

Quixote Vassilakis (Brooklyn College City College of New York)

Comments: Carly Anderson (Grand Valley State University)

15 minute break


10.45-11.45 Session #2: β -Rules, Strict Implication, and Mixing Modalities

Johnny Waldrop (Calvin College)

Comments: Sam Auyeung (Calvin College)


11.45-12.45: Lunch


12:45-1:45 Session #3: Phenomenal Conservatism and the Belief-Appearance Problem

Zakary Drabczyk (Grand Valley State University)

Comments: Adrian Rios (Grand Valley State University)

15 minute break


2:00-3.00 Session #4: Functional Politics: A Reply to Brennan’s Epistocracy

Mitchell L. Winget (Western Michigan University)

Comments: Christian Bucher (Grand Valley State University)

15 minute break


3.15-4.15 Session #5: Reciprocity and Relational Autonomy in the Work of Beauvoir

Katrina Haaksma (Calvin College)

Comments: Jonas Weaver (Calvin College)

15 minute break


4:30-5:30 Session #6: Fanon’s Minister: Towards an Afro-Pessimist Theology

John Gillespie (Townson University)

Commentator: Averie Wright (Calvin College)

6.00 Conference Dinner