Current – March 7 & 8, 2019


Thursday, March 7, 2019

12:00pm – 1:00pm (PAS 2438)     Registration

1:00pm – 1:30pm (PAS 2438)     Perception and Depiction: a defence of the representation of high-level properties” Handout

Alice Roberts, University of Cambridge

1:30pm – 2:00pm (PAS 2438)     Mere Promises: A New Defense of Deflationism” 

Herschel Chaiet, McMaster University

2:00pm – 2:30pm (PAS 2438)     Ample Snacks

2:30pm – 3:00pm (PAS 2438)     Walking with Lorde: Considerations on Relational Egalitarianism, Political Anger, and Racial Injustice”

Alisha Sharma, Queen’s University

3:00pm – 3:30pm (PAS 2438)     Meliorism: An Invocation for Action”

Nicholas Charles, Kent State University

4:00pm – 6:00pm     Meet up at Death Valley’s Little Brother (DVLB) Coffee Shop
Location: 84 King St N, Waterloo, ON N2J 2X4

Friday, March 8, 2019

10:30am – 11:00am (PAS 2438)     Coffee & Tea

11:00am – 11:30am (PAS 2438)     No Foundations without Unity: A Defense of Grounding Infinitism” Handout

Jan Swiderski, Syracuse University

11:30am – 12:00pm (PAS 2438)     The Manipulator and I: Selective Hard Compatibilism and a Softer Hard Compatibilism” Handout

Anton Emilsson, Lund University

12:00pm – 12:30pm (HH 335)     Lunch sponsored by the Minorities and Philosophy (MAP) Chapter





1:00pm – 1:30pm (HH 335)     Minorities and Philosophy (MAP) Chapter Presentation


1:30pm – 2:00pm (PAS 2438)     Medicine’s Transparency Problem: What We Can Learn By Paying Attention to Attention Deficit Disorder” Handout

Vivian Feldblyum, University of Pittsburgh

2:00pm – 2:30pm (PAS 2438)     Countering the Counterfactual: An Argument Against the Principle of Procreative Beneficence” Handout

Jordan Walters, Concordia University

2:30pm – 3:00pm (PAS 2438)     On broadening bioethics: how far have we come and where can we go?”

Rachel Katz, McMaster University

3:00pm – 3:30pm (HH 335)     Break and Refreshments


3:30pm – 5:00pm (HH 373) Keynote Speaker










6:00pm – 8:00pm     Conference Dinner at the Huether Hotel
Location: 59 King St. N., Waterloo, ON