2011 Annual Conference

Eighteenth Annual Conference of the Society for Philosophy in the Contemporary World
Corvallis, Oregon: July 23-27, 2011
Saturday, July 23
5:00-6:30 Welcome and Registration
6:30-9:45 Panel: At the Borders of Philosophy (Moderator: Metcalf)
6:30-7:15 J. Orosco, “Aliens & Neighbors: Jane Addams and the Reframing of
„Illegal‟ Immigration”
7:15-8:00 D. Rognlie, “Rethinking the Liberal Subject and the Violence of the
8:00-8:15 Break
8:15-9:00 Adriel Trott, “Border Life vs. Bordered Life: Democracy Against
9:00-9:45 Carlos Sanchez, “Documents and Subjectivity”
9:45-TBD Bacchanal
Sunday, July 24
9:30-11:30 Morning Panel: Thinking in Context (Moderator: Orosco)
9:30-10:30 L. Cannon, “Avoiding and Responding to Moral Taint”
10:30-11:30 C. Matheis, “Feminists in Solidarity”
11:45 Lunch
1:30-4:45 Afternoon Panel: Transcendence, Technology & Sex Robots (Moderator:
1:30-2:30 C. Harvey, “Sex Robots and Solipsism”
2:30-3:30 M. Sentesy, “Is Technology Ethically Neutral?”
3:30-3:45 Coffee/Tea
3:45-4:45 P. Lewin, “Ethics and the Call for Transcendence”
5:00-7:30 Dinner
7:00-10:00 Evening Panel: Anarcho-Primitivism (Moderator: Wisnewski)
7:00-7:45 M. Becker, “Anarcho-Primitivism: The Green Scare in Green Political
7:45-8:30 A. Fiala, “Primitivism, Anarchism and Hope”
8:30-9:15 John Zerzan, “Denying the Unavoidable”
9:15-10:00 Panel Discussion
Monday, July 25
Panel on Film and Monuments (Moderator: Teschner)
9:30-10:30 C. Meline, “„Gone Baby Gone‟ and Moral Philosophy”
10:30-11:30 J. Donohoe, “The Betweenness of Monuments”
11:45 Lunch
12:30 Board Bus for Afternoon Outing: Silver Falls State Park
Hiking, relaxing, whatnot
6:00 Board Bus at designated location in park
6:30 Dinner in Mt. Angel, then return to Corvallis
Tuesday, July 26
9:30-11:30 Morning Panel: Moral Perception, Moral Emotions (Moderator: Metcalf)
9:30-10:30 H. Love, “Retributive Emotions”
10:30-11:30 J. Wisnewski, “A (Partial) Defense of Moral Perception”
11:45 Lunch
1:15-2:15 Business Meeting (Janet Donohoe presiding)
2:15-5:30 Afternoon Panel: Doing Ethics (Moderator: Fiala)
2:15-3:00 J. Fry, “On the Supposed Duty to Try One‟s Hardest in Sports”
3:00-3:45 E. Brown, “The Role of Luck in Moral Responsibility”
3:45-4:00 Coffee/Tea
4:00-4:45 D. Chan, “Is Humanitarian Intervention Ethical?”
4:45-5:30 T. Christie, “Moral Norms as Tools”
5:30-7:30 Dinner
7:30-9:00 Evening Panel: Philosophy with Lani (Moderator: Donohoe)
Note: This panel will take place in the Philosophy Dept. Seminar Room
7:30-8:30 Lani Roberts, “An Initial Inquiry into Co-optation”
8:30-9:00 Guest speaker(s)
Wednesday, July 27
9:30-11:30 Morning Panel: Philosophy on the Fringe (Moderator: Chan)
9:30-10:30 G. Zamos-Regueros, “Climacus the Humorous Speculator: On the
Significance of the Postscript‟s Revocation”
10:30-11:30 G. Teschner, “Doing Philosophy on the Fringe”
Bon voyage, y‟al