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5th Annual Undergraduate Philosophy Conference at SIUE


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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
                      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
                              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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