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5th Annual Undergraduate Philosophy Conference at SIUE October 15th & 16th, 2010 Friday October 15th 12:45-1:00 PM Welcoming Remarks (Mississippi Room) 1:00-3:00 PM Session 1 (Mississippi Room) The Worm at the Core: The Fear of Death and its Role in Extremist Behavior Gabriel E. Geschke (Case Western Reserve University) Angst, Shame, Knowledge Dana Fritz (Eastern Kentucky University) Google’s Panopticon Andrea Gammon (University of Maine) Discussant: Nathan Dell (SIUE) 3:00-3:30 PM Break 3:30-5:00 PM Session 2 Session 2a (Mississippi Room) Rorty v Nietzsche and Existentialism Larry Busk (Webster University) The Values of Religion: A Close Examination of Nietzsche’s Beyond Good and Evil and On the Genealogy of Morals Klay Baynar (Millikin University) Discussant: Ashley Fleshman (SIUE) Session 2b (Illinois Room) Mirror Neurons and Communication: A Bridge to Nowhere? Kevin Lepore (Elmhurst College) Why Anti-Representationalism Doesn’t Work and What Does: Defending Rick Grush’s Emulator Theory of Mental Representation against Chemero’s Radical Embodied Cognitive Science Daniel Weissglass (College of Charleston) Discussant: Evan Robert William Dutmer (Northern Illinois University) 7:00-9:00 PM Keynote Address (Mississippi Room) Why Nietzsche is Useful and Dangerous for Us Today Professor Martin Schwab (University of California, Irvine) Saturday October 16th 9:00-10:30 AM Session 3 Session 3a (Mississippi Room) Thoughts on the Aesthetics of Melody and on Philosophical Concepts in the Nature of Opera Daniel John Carroll (SIUE) Musical Style as a Function of Philosophy Sean Colonna (Bard College) Discussant: Andrea Gammon (University of Maine) Session 3b (Illinois Room) A Discourse on the Phenomenology of Sensory Experience as Justification and Dogmatism Ryan Comeau (Grand Valley State University) A Brief Inquiry into the Problem of Causation between the Material and Immaterial in Cartesian Dualism; Wherein the Criticisms of Elisabeth of Bohemia and Baruch Spinoza are Properly Considered Evan Robert William Dutmer (Northern Illinois University) Discussant: William Iglehart Noble (Middlebury College) 10:30-10:45 AM Break 10:45-12:15 PM Session 4 Session 4a (Mississippi Room) Dignity of Self and Other Nathan Dell (SIUE) Plato and the Aims of Eros Diana Wang (University of Chicago) Discussant: Barrett Schwarz (SIUE) Session 4b (Illinois Room) Punishing Crime in a World Without Free Will Jason Bonsall (UNC Charlotte) Dealing with the Existing Gap Between Criminal Law and Moral Intuitions Krista Wiley (Elmhurst College) Discussant: Ryan Comeau (Grand Valley State University) 12:15-2:00 PM Lunch Break 2:00-4:00 PM Session 5 (Mississippi Room) A Feminist Approach to Cartesianism William Iglehart Noble (Middlebury College) Forming New Identities and Understandings to Combat Interlocking Systems of Oppression Ashley Fleshman (SIUE) The Contemporary Immanent Social Lives among Women Barrett Schwarz (SIUE) Discussant: Diana Wang This Conference would not be possible without the generous support of The Department of Philosophy, The Office of the Provost, The Office of the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research, The Office of the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, The Alumni Association, and the Illinois Pi Chapter of Phi Sigma Tau.
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