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2019 Undergraduate Philosophy Research Conference

Monday April 8, 2019 - Tuesday April 9, 2019

It’s that time of year again! Join us to learn about and celebrate the exciting research done by our undergraduates in philosophy. This year, you can look forward to presentations by 20 students on their current work, as well as to a keynote address by Professor Alice MacLachlan of York University, titled “Who’s Sorry; Whose Story? #MeToo and the Public Mea Culpa.”

Also on the menu, two journal launches: the 20th volume of Noēsis and the inaugural edition of the journal of U of T’s Undergraduate Bioethics Society (UTUBS).

Events will take place from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in JHB 418 on both days of this two-day conference.

Attendance is free and open to the public; no registration required. We’re providing coffee and lunch to all conference attendees, so please visit the Facebook event to let us know you’re coming!

Questions? Email David Suarez.


Monday, April 8

8:45                 Coffee and Pastries

9:00                 Opening Remarks (Dave Suarez)

9:10                 Amna Zulfiqar, “The Case for Mathematical Realism”

9:50                 Saba Houmani, “Reading Minds More and Worse”

10:30-10:40     Coffee

10:40               Adrian Ma, “The Discontinuity of the Mental Image”

11:20               Faraz Khoshbakhtian, “Stories of Autonomy”

12:00-1:00       Lunch: JHB 401

1:00                 Antonia Alksnis, “Confession or Concealment: Responsibility and the Rhetorical Purpose of Authorial Paranoia in Rousseau’s Confessions

1:40                 Zachary Grey, “The Two Faces of Hypocrisy”

2:20                 Anil Partridge, “Saints and Martyrs: Permissions, Duties, and Supererogation”

3:00-3:10         Coffee

3:10                 Molly Dea-Stephenson, “Eating Flesh and Fleshy Eaters: Accepting Human Edibility”

3:50                 Carl Christian Abrahamsen, “Marx’s Critique of Empiricism in The German Ideology

4:30-4:40         Coffee

4:40                 Abraham Mathew, “Why Common Sense Presentists Cannot Believe in Time Travel”

5:20                 Journal launches: Noēsis and U of T Undergraduate Bioethics Society (UTUBS)

6:00                 End

Tuesday, April 9

8:45                 Coffee and Pastries

9:00                 Christopher Hill, “Naïve Realism and Hallucination: The Problem Case of Supersaturated Red”

9:40                 Stefan Vladusic, “Causation without Explanation? The EPRB Correlations and Woodward’s Account of Explanation”

10:20-10:25     Coffee

10:25              Jeffrey Senese, “An Analysis of Freedom in Kant’s First Critique”

11:05               Kristina Dukoski, “Sexual Desire and Perversion for the Modernist”

11:45              Tanya Dushatska, “Towards an Anti-racist and Materialist Feminist Theory: In Response to Farrelly’s ‘Patriarchy and Historical Materialism’”

12:25-1:10       Lunch: JHB 401

1:10                 Matthew J. Mavrogiannis, “Between Two Extremes: A Case for Porous Moral Principles”

1:50                 Kyle Vieira, “The Rejection of ‘The Rejection of Epistemic Consequentialism’”

2:30-2:35         Coffee

2:35                Cassandra Williams, “Taking Biology Seriously: An Enactive Solution to the Problem of Conscious Experience”

3:15                Christian Longley, “The Potential for Precision”

3:55                 Ameer Sarwar and Philip Rajewicz, “Are You Out of Your Mind? A Critique of the Extended Mind Hypothesis”

4:35-4:40         Coffee

4:40                 Keynote Address (Prof. Alice MacLachlan, York University), “Who’s Sorry; Whose Story? #MeToo and the Public Mea Culpa”

6:00                 End



Monday April 8, 2019
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David Suarez


Jackman Humanities Building, Room 418
170 St. George Street
Toronto, Ontario M5R 2M8 Canada
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