Annual Student Symposium

19th Annual Philosophy Symposium Schedule
April 8, 2016


 

PAPERS on ABSURDITY and NIHILISM

8:45-9:30am Sean Daniel Johnson, Texas State University
“Sovereignty, Absurdity, and Despair”
Respondent: Shaula Rocha, Graduate

 

9:30-10:15am Taylor Carr, Texas State University
"The Absurdity of Life With or Without God"
Respondent: Charles Sarkiss, Undergraduate

 

10:15-11am Sakina Haji, Baylor University
“Nihilism in Dostoevsky’s Notes from Underground”
Respondent: Nick Scott, Graduate

 

PAPERS on PLATO and ARISTOTLE

11-11:45am Dominic Chiellini, University of North Carolina, Greensboro
“Defense of the Forms”
Respondent: Stefan Sanchez, Graduate

 

11:45am -12:30pm Marshall Naylor, UTSA
“Aristotle’s Ethics and Dirty Hands”
Respondent: Austin Andrus, Undergraduate


KEYNOTE ADDRESS:
by Dr. Gregory Fernando Pappas
1:30-2:30 p.m., Comal 116

“Zapatismo, Luis Villoro, and American Pragmatism:
An Inter-American Approach to the Problems of Democracy”

 

PAPERS on SOCIAL PHILOSOPHY

2:30-3:15pm Blake Edwards, Texas State University, Graduate Student,
“Right(s) Talk”
Respondent: Travis Stockton, Graduate

 

3:15-4pm David Wong, San Francisco State University, Graduate Student
“Binding Gendered People Together: An Argument for Gender Eliminativism”
Respondent: Blake Edwards, Graduate

 

4-4:45pm Shaula Rocha, Texas State University, Graduate Student: “What Makes a (Hu)man?: Disgust, The Uncanny, and Moral Inversion in Blomkamp’s District 9”
Respondent: Sean Daniel Johnson, Undergraduate

Event co-sponsored by Texas State University Philosophy Department

A day-long symposium featuring presentations of some of the best undergraduate and graduate student work from across the region.  Submitted papers are reviewed and the best selected for inclusion in the program.  The Symposium is held in the Philosophy Dialogue Room (Comal 116).

  • Submissions should be suitable for a 20-minute presentation (8-12 pages).
  • The symposium is open to undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Paper submissions on any philosophical topic are welcome.

 

Send your paper to:
Rebekah Ross
rf08@txstate.edu

Amelie Benedikt
ab53@txstate.edu