Northern Graduate Philosophy Conference


9th Annual Northern Graduate Philosophy Conference
November 20-21, 2015




Friday, November 20

Holmes Student Center, University Suite

3:00-5:00 p.m.
KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Samuel Scheffler (New York University)
"Membership and Political Obligation"




Saturday, November 21

Holmes Student Center, University Suite

9:00-9:30
Continental Breakfast

MORNING SESSION

9:30-10:30
"Confidence Level-Invariantism"
Logan Douglass & Paul Shephard, Indiana University
Commentator: David Clark, Northern Illinois University

10:30-11:30
"The Problem of Evil and Varieites of Defense"
Justin Mooney, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Commentator: Randall Johnson, Northern Illinois University

11:30-12:30
"Reporting of Bad Beliefs: Solutions for Pragmatic Accounts of Slurs"
Renee Jorgensen Bolinger, University of Southern California
Commentator: Meagan Phillips, Northern Illinois University

Lunch

AFTERNOON SESSION

2:30-3:30
"On Solving the Deontic Puzzle"
Luis R. G. Oliveira, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Commentator: Mark Taylor, Northern Illinois University

3:30-4:30
"Standing to Demand"
Brendan de Kenessey, Massachusetts Institute Technology
Commentator: Ben Cilwick, Northern Illinois University

Sponsored by the Department of Philosophy, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and the Graduate School of Northern Illinois University