14th Annual Northeast Florida Philosophy Student Conference

Special Focus: Metaphysics and Science
Saturday, October 9, 2010

Brooks College of Health, UNF, first floor
Plenary and Keynote Speakers:  Laurie Paul (UNC- Chapel Hill), Michael Rea (Notre Dame)

Conference Program

 

9:00 – 9:15 a.m.   Check-In, Refreshments, Hospitality
Brooks College of Health (Building 39), Lobby.
     
9:15 - 9:30   Welcome
Bert Koegler (University of North Florida)
Room: Brooks (Building 39), Room 1009
 
     
Plenary Session I 
9:30 - 10:45   “Hylomorphism Reconditioned: Forms, Natures, and the Metaphysics of Powers”
Speaker: Michael Rea (Notre Dame)
Chair: Scott Kimbrough (Jacksonville University)
Room: Brooks (Building 39), Room 1009
     
Concurrent Sessions I 
10:55 - 11:35   “Linguistic Ersatzism and the Problem of Descriptive Power”
Speaker: Elle Benjamin (University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth)
Chair: Scott Kimbrough (Jacksonville University)
Room: Brooks (Building 39), Room 1009

“The Third Datum”
Speaker: Jared Smith (Flagler College)
Chair: Paul Carelli (University of North Florida)
Room: Brooks (Building 39), Room 1009

“The Flash of Being: Vision, Speaking, and Place in Process Ontology as Seen Through Foucault”
Speaker: Natasha Liebig (University of South Florida)
Chair: Erinn Gilson (University of North Florida)
Room: Brooks (Building 39), Room 1026
     
Concurrent Sessions II 
11:45 - 12:25 p.m.   “The Spaceship Paradox and Other Supertasks”
Speaker: Andrew Brenner (University of North Florida)
Chair: Hugh Marlowe (Flagler College)
Room: Brooks (Building 39), Room 1002

“In Defense of Positive Relevance”
Speaker: Aaron Kenna (University of North Florida)
Chair: Mitch Haney (University of North Florida)
Room: Brooks (Building 39), Room 1009

“Kant’s Metaphysical Foundations of Natural Science: A Prelude to a Field Theory”
Speaker: Brad Summers (Georgia State University)
Chair: James Rowell (Flagler College)
Room: Brooks (Building 39), Room 1026
     
12:25 - 1:55   Lunch
     
1:55 - 2:10   Afternoon Check-In and Hospitality
Brooks College of Health (Building 39), Lobby.
     
Plenary Session II 
2:10 - 3:25   Ellen C. Wagner Lecture
“Biological Function: A Natural Dilemma”
Speaker: Joseph Long (Florida State University)
Chair: David Fenner (University of North Florida)
Room: Brooks (Building 39), Room 1009
     
Concurrent Sessions III 
3:35 - 4:15   “Connotation and Disconnection”
Speaker: John Stigall (Florida State University)
Chair: Karla Pierce (University of North Florida)
Room: Brooks (Building 39), Room 1026

“Issues with Acausality”
Speaker: Zack Stinson (Flagler College)
Chair: Erich Freiberger (Jacksonville University)
Room: Brooks (Building 39), Room 1009

“In Praise of Self-Love”
Speaker: Van Tu (University of Florida)
Chair: Ron Claypool (University of Florida)
Room: Brooks (Building 39), Room 1026
     
4:15 - 4:30   Refreshment Break
Brooks College of Health (Building 39), Lobby.
     
Plenary Session III 
4:30 - 5:30   “What are the Fundamental Categories of the World?”
Speaker: Laurie Paul (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)
Chair: Josh Rust (Stetson University)
Room: Brooks (Building 39), Room 1009
     
5:30 p.m.   Closing Remarks
Rico Vitz (University of North Florida)
Room: Brooks (Building 39), Room 1009