This program contains links to abstracts of the conference papers

Friday, August 9th

4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. -- Registration 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. -- Dinner 7:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. -- Welcome/Introduction to Society 8:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. -- Reception

Saturday, August 10th

Session I -- Erin McKenna, Chair 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Isaiah Smithson, Salvaging a Theory of Forest Ethics Noel Boulting, A Triadic Interpretation of Contingency Wendy Lee-Lampshire, Anthropomorphism without  Anthropocentrism: A Wittgensteinian Ecofeminist Alternative to Deep Ecology

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. -- LUNCH

Session II -- Michael Briand, Chair 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Eddy Souffrant, Looking Through Liberalist Lenses Christopher Kilby, Aid and Sovereignty

2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. BREAK

Session III -- Peter Mehl, Chair 2:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

James Sauer, What does a Bribe Buy? Commerce, Bribery and the Structure of Moral Knowledge

Michael McKenna, The Limits of Evil and the Role of Moral Address: A Defense of Strawsonian Compatibilism

4:15 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. DINNER


Laura Duhan Kaplan, I Married an Empiricist

Sunday, August 11th

Session IV -- Christopher Kilby, Chair 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Richard deTar, An Empedoclean Epistemology Peter Mehl, William James' Ethics and the New Casuistry

10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. BREAK

Session V -- Ray Kolcaba, Chair 10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Val Kosky, A Philosophical Conceptualization Hiam Gordon, Graham Greene's 'Stamboul Train" as a Critique of Martin Heidegger's Ontology

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. LUNCH

Session VI -- Lani Roberts, Chair 1:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m

Dick Burton, A Socialist-Feminist View of Women's Oppression in the Contemporary United States Joy Riddle and Jillene Moore, The Spiritual Woman at Work in the World Sharon Hartline, Battered Women Who Kill: Victims and Agents of Violence

3:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. BREAK

Session VII -- Joe Frank Jones, Chair 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Ray Kolcaba, Loss of the World Christopher Michaelson, Philosophy's Stylistic Retreat from the World

Monday, August 12th

Session VIII -- J. Craig Hanks, Chair 9:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

William Stephens, Four Ancient Perspectives on Everyday Death Jeff Jordan, Death and Intrinsic Value Mark Doorley, Teaching of Ethics


Tuesday, August 13th

6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. River Fall Road Trip

Session IX -- Sally J. Scholz, Chair 9:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Richard Cohen, Privacy in Public World Joe Frank Jones, An Error of Postmodernism: Relative Truth and Philosophical Counseling Michael Krausz, Changing One's Mind, Changing One's Emotions

11:45 a.m - 1:00 p.m. LUNCH

Session X -- Stan Harrison, Chair 1:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Charles Kaplan, Discipline or Domination: An Ethical Dilemma in Childrearing Laura Duhan Kaplan, From Solipsism to Ethics: One Parents Journey Carmella Epright, TBA

3:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. BREAK

Session XI -- James Sauer, Chair 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Patricia Thompson, Revisiting Hestia: Goddess of Everyday Life Erin McKenna and J. Craig Hanks, Fragmented Selves and the Loss of Community

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. DINNER

7:00 p.m. Business Meeting

Wednesday, August 14th

Session XII -- Bryan Wiebe, Chair 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Joseph Wagner, Incommensurable Differences Jack Weir, Way of Life Arguments

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. LUNCH

Session XIII -- Jack Weir, Chair 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Sally Scholz, Communicative and Universal Approaches to Solidarity: The Paradox of the Privileged Peter Simon Roth, Blacks and Jews: A Disparity of Self- Esteem

7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. -- Closing Dinner:

Meet at a local restaurant for a Dutch Treat dinner (Families Welcome!)

Thursday, August 15th

Goodbye, pack-up, safe travels