SCP Eastern Regional Conference

SCP Eastern

Regional Conference

2011 Program

 

 

 

Friday, March 18

 

10:00

Registration opens

 

 

1:00-1:55

Room 502

Some 12th-century reflections on mereological changelessness

Speaker: Andrew Arlig, Brooklyn College, CUNY

Chair: Turner Nevitt, Fordham University

Room 504

The mind-body problem in an infinitely decomposable universe

Speaker: Yujin Nagasawa, Univ. of Birmingham, UK

Chair: Godehard Bruntrup, Munich School of Philosophy

Room 506

The constitution view of human persons and problems of persistence

Speaker: Timothy Perrine

Chair: Leland Harper

Room 508

Did Hume know less than he thought?

Speaker: Daniel Crow, University of Wisconsin

Chair: Leigh Vicens, Univ of Wisconsin- Madison

Room 510

Divine hiddenness as divine mercy

Speaker: Travis Dumsday, UNC Chapel Hill

Chair: Raymond van Arragon, Bethel University

 

2:00-2:55

Room 502

Spiritualism and literalism on Aristotle's view of perception: the need for a via media

Speaker: Turner Nevitt, Fordham University

Chair: Andrew Arlig, Brooklyn College, CUNY

Room 504

The Intrinsic nature argument for panpsychism

Speaker: Godehard Bruntrup, Munich School of Philosophy

Chair: Yujin Nagasawa, Univ. of Birmingham, UK

Room 506

Persistence and higher-order Individuals

Speaker: Joshua Hershey, Princeton University

Chair: J.R. Schrader, Indiana Univ. South Bend

Room 508

Eschatological cutoffs

Speaker: Joe Corabi, St. Joseph's University

Chair: Travis Dumsday, UNC Chapel Hill

Room 510

Indeterministic freedom and reasons for action

Speaker: Leigh Vicens, Univ of Wisconsin- Madison

Chair: Daniel Crow, University of Wisconsin

 

3:00-3:55

Room 502

Clarifying Kim's challenge to emergence

Speaker: J.R. Schrader, Indiana Univ. South Bend

Chair: Joshua Hershey, Princeton University

Room 504

Pragmatic encroachment, stakes, and religious knowledge

Speaker: Aaron Rizzieri, CUNY La Guardia

Chair: Gregory Ganssle, Rivendell Institute

Room 506

Making Sense of the atonement as penal substitution

Speaker: Jada Twedt-Strabbing, Fordham University

Chair: Philip Shadd, Queen's University

Room 508

Social evil

Speaker: Ted Poston, Univ. of South Alabama

Chair: David C. Burris, Arizona Western College

Room 510

The problem of free will for theists and a solution

Speaker: Joshua Rasmussen

Chair: Stephen Kershnar, SUNY Fredonia

Room 512

A reply to van Inwagen's objection to the fine-tuning argument

Speaker: Michael Rota, Univ. of St. Thomas (MN)

Chair: Joseph Jedwab, Kutztown U. of Pennsylvania

 

4:15-5:45 Plenary Session

12th Floor Lounge

Mind, spirit, soul and body: all for one and one for all: reflections on Paul's anthropology in his complex context

Speaker: N.T. Wright, University of St. Andrews

 

6:00-8:30 Reception

12th Floor Lounge

 

 

Saturday, March 19

 

9:00-9:55

Room 502

Theism and non-theoretical physicalism: God and the ontology of phenomenal consciousness

Speaker: Manuel Cota, Loyola Marymount U.

Chair: Jack Wisemore, Northwest University

Room 504

Varieties of animalism: Olson and Aquinas

Speaker: Jason Eberl, Indiana U - Purdue U Indianapolis

Chair: Erik Anderson, Furman University

Room 506

Political obligation and legitimacy in Romans 13

Speaker: Philip Shadd, Queen's University

Chair: David Vander Laan, Westmont College

Room 508

An Augustinian critique of Kim's causal pairing problem

Speaker: David C. Burris, Arizona Western College

Chair: Eric Yang, UC Santa Barbara

Room 510

Attributionism as a solution to the impossibility argument

Speaker: Stephen Kershnar, SUNY Fredonia

Chair: Joungbin Lim, University of Virginia

 

10:00-11:30 Plenary Session

12th Floor Lounge

Materialism and survival

Speaker: Dean Zimmerman, Rutgers University

 

 

Break for lunch

 

1:00-1:55

Room 502

Atomistic, organic, and personal: an anthropological ontological taxonomy

Speaker: Jack Wisemore, Northwest University

Chair: Michael Rota, Univ. of St. Thomas (MN)

Room 504

Not natural enough: why the contemporary natural law argument against homosexuality fails

Speaker: Erik Anderson, Furman University

Chair:  Philip Shadd, Queen's University

Room 506

Is composition an intrinsic relation?

Speaker: David Vander Laan, Westmont College

Chair: Jason W. Carter, University of Georgia 

Room 508

Defending direct source incompatibilism: reply to Campbell

Speaker: Eric Yang

Chair: W. Paul Franks, Tyndale University College

Room 510

Derivative/nonderivative properties and the too many thinkers problem

Speaker: Joungbin Lim, Univ. of Virginia

Chair: H.E. Baber, Univ. of San Diego

Room 512

Does open theism limit God?

Speaker: Richard Rice, Loma Linda University

Chair: Brian Trapp, Houston Baptist Univ.

 

2:00-2:55

Room 502

Hylomorphism and the problems of mind

Speaker: William Jaworski, Fordham University

Chair: Jason Eberl, Indiana U - Purdue U Indianapolis

Room 504

No hierarchy and incommensurable options: two aspects of incommensurability in the new natural law theory

Speaker: Christopher Tollefsen, U of South Carolina

Chair: Aaron Rizzieri, La Guardia College - CUNY

Room 506

Saintliness and William James' moral philosophy

Speaker: Sean Riley, Stony Brook School/Baylor U.

Chair: Jada Twedt-Strabbing, Fordham University

Room 508

The possibility of divine causation

Speaker: Gregory Ganssle, Rivendell Institute

Chair: Greg Lynch, Fordham University

Room 510

Divine power simplicity

Speaker: Brian Trapp, Houston Baptist University

Chair: Richard Rice, Loma Linda Univ.

Room 512

Keeping up appearances: a CORNEA defense of modal arguments

Speaker: Chad McIntosh, Calvin College

Chair: Paul Gould, Faculty Commons

 


 

Saturday, March 19

 

3:00-3:55

Room 502

Freedom in heaven and free will defenses

Speaker: W. Paul Franks, Tyndale Univ. College

Chair: Christopher Tollefsen, U. of South Carolina

Room 504

Real presence, reference, and representation 

Speaker: H.E. Baber, University of San Diego

Chair: Manuel Cota, Loyola Marymount U.

Room 506

Matter over mind: William James and Henri Bergson on two paradoxes in modern neuroscience

 

Speaker: Jason W. Carter, Univ. of Georgia

Chair: Sean Riley, Stony Brook School/Baylor U.

Room 508

A refutation of skeptical theism

Speaker: David Kyle Johnson, King's College

Chair: Chad McIntosh, Calvin College

Room 510

Can God create abstract objects?

Speaker: Paul Gould, Faculty Commons

Chair: Timothy Perrine

Room 512

A Problem for Intralevel Mental Causation

 

Speaker: Andrei Buckareff, Marist College

Chair: Joe Corabi, St. Joseph's University

 

4:15-5:45 Plenary Session

12th Floor Lounge

Russell's china teapot

Speaker: Peter van Inwagen, Univ. of Notre Dame

 

7:00-9:30 Banquet

12th Floor Lounge