Northern Graduate Philosophy Conference


8th Annual Northern Graduate Philosophy Conference
November 21-22, 2014




Friday, November 21

Holmes Student Center, University Suite

3:00-5:00 p.m.
KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Dean Zimmerman (Rutgers University)
"The Metaphysics of Qualia"




Saturday, November 22

Holmes Student Center, University Suite

9:30-10:00
Continental Breakfast

MORNING SESSION

10:00-11:00
"Conceptualism and Concept Acquisition"
Blake McAllister, Baylor University
Commentator: Erich Riesen, Northern Illinois University

11:00-12:00
"Frege's Realism: The Truth About Beauty"
Chapman Waters, Purdue University
Commentator: Dean Da Vee, Northern Illinois University

12:00-1:00
"The Relevance of Moral Uncertainty"
Christian Tarsney, University of Maryland
Commentator: Paul Shephard, Northern Illinois University

Lunch

AFTERNOON SESSION

3:00-4:00
"Virtuous Distinctions"
William Fleisher, Rutgers University
Commentator: Logan Douglass, Northern Illinois University

4:00-5:00
"Truthfulness as a Risky Virtue"
Sungwoo Um, Duke University
Commentator: Jonathan Cain, Northern Illinois University

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