1996 Annual Conference

This program contains links to abstracts of the conference papers

Friday, August 9th

4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. — Registration
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. — Dinner
7:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. — Welcome/Introduction to Society
8:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. — Reception

Saturday, August 10th

Session I — Erin McKenna, Chair
9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Isaiah Smithson, Salvaging a Theory of Forest Ethics
Noel Boulting, A Triadic Interpretation of Contingency
Wendy Lee-Lampshire, Anthropomorphism without  Anthropocentrism: A Wittgensteinian Ecofeminist Alternative to Deep Ecology

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. — LUNCH

Session II — Michael Briand, Chair
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Eddy Souffrant, Looking Through Liberalist Lenses
Christopher Kilby, Aid and Sovereignty

2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. BREAK

Session III — Peter Mehl, Chair
2:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

James Sauer, What does a Bribe Buy? Commerce, Bribery and the Structure of Moral Knowledge

Michael McKenna, The Limits of Evil and the Role of
Moral Address: A Defense of Strawsonian Compatibilism

4:15 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. DINNER


Laura Duhan Kaplan, I Married an Empiricist

Sunday, August 11th

Session IV — Christopher Kilby, Chair
8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Richard deTar, An Empedoclean Epistemology
Peter Mehl, William James’ Ethics and the New Casuistry

10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. BREAK

Session V — Ray Kolcaba, Chair
10:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Val Kosky, A Philosophical Conceptualization
Hiam Gordon, Graham Greene’s ‘Stamboul Train” as a Critique of Martin Heidegger’s Ontology

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. LUNCH

Session VI — Lani Roberts, Chair
1:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m

Dick Burton, A Socialist-Feminist View of Women’s Oppression in the Contemporary United States
Joy Riddle and Jillene Moore, The Spiritual Woman at Work in the World
Sharon Hartline, Battered Women Who Kill: Victims and Agents of Violence

3:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. BREAK

Session VII — Joe Frank Jones, Chair
3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Ray Kolcaba, Loss of the World
Christopher Michaelson, Philosophy’s Stylistic Retreat from the World

Monday, August 12th

Session VIII — J. Craig Hanks, Chair
9:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

William Stephens, Four Ancient Perspectives on Everyday Death
Jeff Jordan, Death and Intrinsic Value
Mark Doorley, Teaching of Ethics


Tuesday, August 13th

6:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. River Fall Road Trip

Session IX — Sally J. Scholz, Chair
9:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Richard Cohen, Privacy in Public World
Joe Frank Jones, An Error of Postmodernism: Relative Truth and Philosophical Counseling
Michael Krausz, Changing One’s Mind, Changing One’s Emotions

11:45 a.m – 1:00 p.m. LUNCH

Session X — Stan Harrison, Chair
1:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Charles Kaplan, Discipline or Domination: An Ethical Dilemma in Childrearing
Laura Duhan Kaplan, From Solipsism to Ethics: One Parents Journey
Carmella Epright, TBA

3:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. BREAK

Session XI — James Sauer, Chair
3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Patricia Thompson, Revisiting Hestia: Goddess of Everyday Life
Erin McKenna and J. Craig Hanks, Fragmented Selves and the Loss of Community

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. DINNER

7:00 p.m. Business Meeting

Wednesday, August 14th

Session XII — Bryan Wiebe, Chair
9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Joseph Wagner, Incommensurable Differences
Jack Weir, Way of Life Arguments

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. LUNCH

Session XIII — Jack Weir, Chair
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Sally Scholz, Communicative and Universal Approaches to Solidarity: The Paradox of the Privileged
Peter Simon Roth, Blacks and Jews: A Disparity of Self- Esteem

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. — Closing Dinner:

Meet at a local restaurant for a Dutch Treat dinner
(Families Welcome!)

Thursday, August 15th

Goodbye, pack-up, safe travels