“2021” Intermountain Philosophy Conference

The philosophy program at Utah State University is proud to sponsor the “2021” Intermountain Philosophy Conference. Yes, we know it is now 2022; we were supposed to host the conference in 2021, but were delayed, so we are holding it a bit late. The 2022 IPC will be at Weber State University.

The conference will be held over Zoom on Saturday, February 19th, from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. The schedule is below. Each of the “rooms” (The Library, The Court, The Chamber, The Hall) will be a separate Zoom meeting. If you would like to have links to the Zoom meetings, please send a request to charlie.huenemann@usu.edu.

Our Keynote speaker is Mary Beth Willard of Weber State University. Dr. Willard focuses her work on metaphysics and aesthetics, and is working on a book about how we should regard the work of artists whose own behavior is “morally troubling”.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 19

12:00 KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Mary Beth Willard (Weber State U): “Group Agency, Alienation, and Art”. The keynote address will be given in “The Hall of Hermeneutics and Everything Else”.

FOUR CONCURRENT ZOOM MEETINGS, from 1:00 to 3:15 p.m.

I. THE LIBRARY OF HISTORICAL TEXTS

1:00: Evan Rodriguez (Idaho State U; Harvard’s Center for Hellenic Studies), “Question and Answer as Antilogic in Classical Greek Philosophy”

1:30: Alexander Henri Barrientos (U Utah), “Curb Your Enthusiasm: Locke on the Evidential Value and Objective Nature of Miracles”

(10 min break)

2:10: Joonho Lee (U Utah), “Temptation in Mencius 1A7, and the Mencian Conception of Virtue”

2:40: Ryan Harte (Utah Valley U), “”Getting It Right vs. Perceiving Truth, Some Thoughts from the Zhuangzi”

II. THE COURT OF NORMATIVE PHILOSOPHY

1:00: Mike Ashfield (Utah State U), “”Epistemological Externalism for Liberal Anti-Perfectionists”

1:30: Michael Otteson (Utah State U), “Decisive Indecision: A Critique of Kantian Perfectionism”

 (10 min break)

2:10: Thomas H. Bretz (Utah Valley U), “Consuming Life Differently: Settler Veganism and Indigenous Food Sovereignty”

2:40: Rachel Robison (Utah State U), “Time, Meaning, and Non-human Animals”

III. THE CHAMBER OF EPISTEMOLOGY

1:00: Richard Greene (Weber State U), “Social Media, Conspiracy Theories, and the Internet”

1:30: Michael Roche (Idaho State U), “Kinds of Belief – A Heterogeneous Theory”

(10 min break)

2:10: Ezgi Sertler (Utah Valley U), “What is Structural Epistemology?”

IV. THE HALL OF HERMENEUTICS AND EVERYTHING ELSE

1:00: Bennett Knox (U Utah), “The Standpoint of the Psychopathologized and the Threat of Hermeneutical Ignorance in Psychiatry”

1:30: Christian Swenson (Utah Valley U), “The Steadfast Tin Soldier and the Knight of Faith: Hans Christian Andersen and Søren Kierkegaard on the Dancing Body”

(10 min break)

2:10: Kristopher Phillips (Southern Utah U), “On the Need for a Coherent Metaphilosophy in Pedagogical Practices”

2:40: Charlie Huenemann (Utah State U), “How to Read Philosophy?”

THE FOUR CONCURRENT SESSIONS WILL BE FOLLOWED BY:

3:15-3:45 Social Time, in THE HALL OF HERMENEUTICS AND EVERYTHING ELSE.