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Annual Student Symposium

20th Annual Student Philosophy Symposium

Texas State University
Dialogue Room, Comal # 116

Friday, April 7, 2017

 

Co-sponsored by the Texas State University Philosophy Department

and the Phi Sigma Tau Philosophy Honor Society

with thanks to Rebekah Ross, Amelie Benedikt, Jo Ann Carson,

Audrey McKinney, Craig Hanks, Camrie Pipper and Shaula Rocha

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8-8:30am: Coffee, Welcome, and Meeting the Presenters

Session One: Philosophy of Gender

8:30-9.00am: “The Answer to Mulan’s Question”

Barclay Wohlstetter, Undergraduate, Bucknell University, PA

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9.00-9:30am: “Problems in Pornography: How Camgirls Can Reshape Porn Culture”

Jonathan Lollar, Graduate Student, Texas State University

9:30-9:50am: Respondent: Ivette Miranda, Undergraduate, Texas State University

Session Two: Philosophy of Religion

9:50-10:20am: “Why Would God Allow Pointless Evil: Rowe’s Atheological Argument”

Marshall Naylor, Graduate Student, University of Texas at San Antonio

10:20-10:50am: “William Rowe’s Argument from Evil: What Might Aquinas Reply?”

Marcus Otte, Graduate Student, Boston College

10:50-11:10am: Respondent: Blake Edwards, M.A., Texas State University

Session Three: Epistemology

11:10-11:40am: “In Fallibilism: Gettier Problems and a Challenge to Turri’s Solution”

Quintin Babaie, Graduate Student, University of Texas at San Antonio

11:40am-12:10pm: “A Defense of ‘Internalist Externalism’”

Heather Koenig, Graduate Student, Princeton Theological Seminary

12:10-12:30pm: Respondent: Nathanial Clapp, Graduate Student, Texas State University

12:30-1:30pm: CATERED LUNCH by Mochas & Javas

Session Four: Capitalism and Post-Colonial Theory

1:30-2pm: “A Critical Analysis of Levinasian Ethics in Postcolonial Theory”

Myles Casey, Undergraduate, Boston College

2-2:30pm: “The American Neuroses”

Nolan Grunska, Undergraduate, Montana State University

2:30-2:50pm: Respondent: Arun Raman, Graduate Student, Texas State University

Session Five: Ethics

2:50-3:20pm “‘Our Grandfathers Did It’: An Ethical Analysis of Punching Nazis”

Austin Sanders, Undergraduate, Texas State University

3:20-3:50pm: “On Pacifism”

Nathaniel Clapp, Graduate Student, Texas State University

3:50-4:10pm: Respondent: Sean Daniel Johnson, Undergraduate, Texas State University

Session Six: Philosophy of Education and Creativity

4:20-4:50pm: “The Creation of Good: Eudamonia as a Creative Endeavor”

Travis Wright, Undergraduate, Texas State University

4:50-5:20pm: “Creativity in Pedagogy”

Sean Daniel Johnson, Undergraduate, Texas State University

5:20-5:50pm: “The Pedagogy of Creativity: Producing Creative Tendencies”

Nicholas Cantu, Graduate Student, Texas State University

5:50-6:20pm: Respondent: Stefan Sanchez, M.A., Texas State University

7:30 DINNER for CONFERENCE PRESENTERS and RESPONDENTS and ORGANIZERS