Program

ARPA 2018 Revised (18 October) Program
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St. Francis Xavier University

All sessions take place in the Schwartz Building, StFX School of Business

Check-in: Schwartz 1st Floor Foyer: Friday, beginning @ 1:30 p.m.; Saturday beginning @ 8:30 a.m. (conference materials and parking passes available)

Friday, 19 October 2018

Classroom:
Chair:

SW 152

SW 156

SW 205

SW 215

SW 285

SW 330

2:10–3:10

M.-J. Curry, Rorty on the Role of Religion in the Public Sphere
Chair: J. Khoury

J. Spring (StFX), Respect for Rights
Chair: M. Sastri

P. Haskett (Carleton), Is Plato’s Parmenides a ‘Political’ Dialogue?
Chair: C. Byrne

C. Yorke (Open U.), A Suitsian Critique of Pike’s Account of Sport
Chair: S. Wein

E. Nelson (Dal), Wittgenstein, Clark’s Nutcrackers, and Non-linguistic Concepts
Chair: W. Sweet

R. Ansell (SMU), Authoritative Knowledge
Chair: M. Mercer

3:20–4:20

J. Gerrie (CBU), A Middle Way in Religious Education
Chair: J. Khoury

J. Samson (StFX), The Ethics of Organ Donation
Chair: M. Sastri

E. Diamond (Dal), Goodness, Beauty, and the Tragedy of Language
Chair: D. Al-Maini

 

E. Taylor (Concordia), Failure to Communicate across Metaphysical Traditions
Chair: S. Baldner

L. Meynell (Dal), A Neo-Tinbergean Incursion against Morgan’s Canon
Chair: C. Byrne

4:30–5:30

M. Mercer (SMU), Liberal Study and Freedom of Expression
Chair: J. Khoury

J. Frooman (UNB), Cross-Sector Partnerships
Chair: M. Sastri

D. Al-Maini (StFX), Doing Philosophy in the Cities of the Republic
Chair: P. Biondi

S. Wein (SMU), Fun with Fungibility
Chair: W. Sweet

B. Lightbody (Brock), Naturalism, Hemeneutics, and the Genealogy of Vulgarity
Chair: L. Groarke

A. Fenton (Dal), Decisional Capacities in Chimpanzees
Chair: C. Byrne

5:30–7:30          Supper, McKenna Centre, 4th Floor, Schwartz Building  (cost of supper included in conference fee)

7:30 p.m.          Keynote Address: Eleonore Stump: Guilt and Forgiveness, Schwartz 205

                              Following Keynote Address: Wine & Cheese Reception, foyer outside Schwartz 205


Saturday, 20 October 2018

Classroom:
Chair:

SW 152

SW 156

SW 205

SW 215

SW 285

SW 281

9:00–10:00

P. Curry, Multi-culturalism & Canadian Identity
Chair: J. Spring

D. Harris (Trent), Kant & Nietzsche on Freedom, Morality and Value
Chair: M. Murray

J. Weed (UNB), Maimonides on Relations of Reason
Chair: S. Baldner

M. Sandiford (UPEI), Roleplaying Games & Art
Chair: D. Vossen

D. Doucette (UPEI), Language is a Virus: The Stages of Metaphor

J. Cleary (Raritan Valley CC), The Psychology of Teaching Philosophy
Chair: M. Mercer

10:15–11:15

P. Courtenay-Hall (UPEI), Philosophy, Indigenous Knowledge & Settler Responsibility
Chair: J. Spring

 

G. MacIsaac, (Carleton) Parmenides in Plato’s Parmenides
Chair: C. Byrne

S. Burns (Dal), A Secular account of the ‘Last Judgement’
Chair: D. Vossen

K. Johannsen (Trent), Linguistic Disagreement & the Concept-Conception Distinction
Chair: M. Mercer

J. Bell (UNB), Winthrop Bell: Nova Scotia's Philosopher-Spy
Chair: W. Sweet

11:30–12:30

 

A. Cutler (Yorkville), Working for the Weekend: Aristotelian Leisure in the Internet age

C. Byrne/S. Baldner (StFX), Aristotelian and Thomistic Hylomorphism
Chair: P. Haskett

J. MacKinnon (SMU), Arguing about Art Forgery
Chair: D. Vossen

J. Barresi (Dal), On Building a Person
Chair: M. Mercer

S. Edgar (SMU), The Evolution of H. Cohen’s Anti-psychologism
Chair: W. Sweet

Lunch & ARPA Business Meeting: 12:30 - 2:00, McKenna Centre, 4th floor, Schwartz Building

Classroom:
Chair:
SW 152 SW 156 SC 205 SW 215 SW 285 SW 281
2:00-3:00

 

M. Murray (UPEI), Trolley Problems for Contractarians
Chair: D. Al-Maini

D. Crowell (Dal), Aristotle & Aquinas on Happiness
Chair: S. Baldner

T. Couture (UPEI), An Anarchist Theory of Humour

T. Vinci (Dal), Principle of Least Action and the Case for Divine Reason on in Physics
Chair: C. Byrne

P. Biondi (Laurentian), Science or Philosophy: Which has a future?
Chair: R. Kennedy

3:15-4:15

G. Coulter (St. Thomas, Why Philosophy Now?

D. MacKenzie (SMU), The Character of Virtue-Theory & Moral Psychology
Chair: D. Al-Maini

 

J. Holt (Acadia), Casting Allusions, Aesthetic Value & Bruce Lee's Revenge

D. Raymond (Texas A & M), Writing Wrong
Chair: P. Biondi

S. Burns (Dal), A Secular Account of the 'Last Judgement'
Chair: R. Kennedy

4:30-5:30

T. Calder (SMU), Evil & Feminism

J. Dryden (Mt. A), Disability, Teleology, and Human Development in German Idealism

S. Moghaddam, Aristoteliam Cardiocentrism
Chair: D. Al-Maini

N. Brett, The Collective Action Problem of Climate Change
Chair: C. Byrne

R. Moser (Mt. A), Charles de Koninck and the Limits of Knowledge
Chair: P. Biondi

 

6 p.m.                   Banquet: Gabrieus Bistro, 350 Main St.
Post Banquet      Reception: Mockler Hall 409

 

ϕ The Department of Philosophy, St. F. X. U. gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the following: Dr. Kevin Wamsley (Academic Vice-President & Provost); Dr. Richard Isnor (Associate Vice-President of Research and Graduate Studies); Dr. Karen Brebner (Dean of Arts); and the Angus MacGillivray Fund.