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Annual Student Symposium

21st Annual Philosophy Student Symposium

Texas State University

Friday, April 13th and
Saturday, April 14th, 2018

 

 

FRIDAY SCHEDULE of PRESENTERS

 

ECOLOGY and ANIMAL RIGHTS

 

10-10:50am

 

Travis Wright, Texas State University, Undergraduate Student
“Meaningful Lives, Ecological Lives”

Respondent: A. Alexander Fetto, followed by a dialogue with the audience

 

 

11-11:50pm

 

A. Alexander Fetto, Montana State University, Undergraduate Student
“Alien Overlords: The Case for Animal Welfare”
Respondent: Travis Wright, followed by a dialogue with the audience

 

12-1pm

 

CATERED LUNCH in Comal 116 for Presenters, Respondents and Guests

 

 

APPLIED ETHICS

 

1-1:50pm

Frank Brown, University of Idaho, Undergraduate Student
“Insights Gained by Using Confucian and Anscombe Action Theory Together”
Respondent: Drew Shotwell, followed by a dialogue with the audience
 

2-2:50pm

Joseph Wood, Montana State University, Undergraduate
“Understanding the Role of Paternalism in Health Care through Virtue Ethics”

Respondent: Frank Brown, followed by a dialogue with the audience

 

3-3:50pm

Drew Shotwell, Principia College, Undergraduate Student
“The Ethics of Cognitive Enhancement on the Basis of Plato’s Republic

Respondent: Stefan Sanchez, followed by a dialogue with the audience

 

4-4:50pm

Chloe Diaz, Texas State University, Undergraduate Student
“Questionable Sufficiency”
Respondent: Nathaniel Rodriguez Sosa, followed by a dialogue with the audience

 

6-8pm: Symposium Dinner for Presenters and Respondents

 

SATURDAY SCHEDULE of PRESENTERS

 

PHILOSOPHY of RELIGION

 

10-10:50am

 

Taylor Carr, Texas State University, Undergraduate Student
“Divine Love and the Hiddenness Argument”
Respondent: Hal Koelsch, followed by a dialogue with the audience

 

11-11:50am

 

Hal Koelsch, Baylor University, Undergraduate
“God and the Sun: An Essay on God’s Relationship to Murdoch’s Platonic Philosophy”
Respondent: Taylor Carr, followed by a dialogue with the audience

 

 

12-1pm

 

CATERED LUNCH in Comal 116 for Presenters, Respondents and Guests

 

 

 

 

EXISTENTIALISM and PHENOMENOLOGY

 

1-1:50pm

Jessica Berry, Texas State University, Undergraduate Student
“Separation of ‘Body’ and ‘Self’ – Where Does One Begin?”
Respondent: Declan Ward, followed by a dialogue with the audience
 

2-2:50pm

Sean Daniel Johnson, Texas State University, Graduate Student
“Heidegger, Zen, and Meditative Thinking”
Respondent: Jessica Berry, followed by a dialogue with the audience

 

3-3:50pm

Alvaro Hrgic, Texas State University, Graduate Student
“Phenomenology of Passionate Belief: Questioning the Exclusive Epistemic Authority of Subjects”

Respondent: Sean Daniel Johnson, followed by a dialogue with the audience
 

 

This event is co-sponsored by the
Texas State University Philosophy Department

and the local chapter of the Phi Sigma Tau Philosophy Honors Society.

All presentations will be in the Dialogue Room, Comal #116

 

If you require an accommodation due to a disability, contact the
 Department of Philosophy at 512-245-2285. Accommodation requests should be made at least 72 hours in advance of the program start time to ensure availability. Texas State University is a tobacco-free campus.


Texas State University
Philosophy, Comal 102

601 University Drive
Philosophy, Comal 102
San Marcos, TX 78666
(512) 245-2285