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Moravian University
Philosophy Conference

Program & Schedule 2016

7th Annual Moravian Undergraduate Philosophy Conference

Check in and Continental Breakfast

  • 8:00 – 9:00
  • HUB Lounge

Welcome and Plenary Speaker

  • 9:00 – 10:15
  • Prosser Auditorium

Session 1

  • 10:15 – 11:30
  • UBC Room (Moderating: Dr Naraghi)
    • Peer Disagreement – Zachary Molchany
    • Inductive Reasoning is a Rational Learning Algorithm – Sean Leibowitz
    • What Counts as a Genuine Gettier Case? – Eric Merrell
  • Air Products Room (Moderating: Dr. Leon)
    • When is a Tree a Tree? Post – Structuralist Interpretations of Ju-Che Philosophy and the Metaphysical Vanguard – Michael W. Kosk and Daniel N. Taub
    • All is Good for Plato the Monist – Alexander Slotkin
  • Snyder Room (Moderating: Dr. Moeller)
    • An Alternative Approach to Immigration Policy: A reading of Walter D. Mignolo’s decolonial option – Giovanna Ortiz
    • A Decolonial critique of feminism: The formation of a pluriversal feminism: Kayla Zimmerman

Lunch

  • Marketplace Cafeteria 
  • 11:30 – 12:30

Session 2

  • 12:35 – 1:50
  • UBC Room (Moderating: Dr. Leon)
    • The Being of a Being – Elainea Horan
    • Fascism and Nietzsche’s Political Legacy – Nicholas Johnston
  • Air Products (Moderating: Dr. Naraghi)
    • Phenomenology of Gender: Deconstructing the Binary – Monick Perone
    • Race, Colonialty, and the Human Genome: Critiquing the Neutrality of Modern Science – J.P. Goss
  • Snyder Room (Moderating: Dr. Falla)
    • Reformation of Education Institutions: A Reading of Walter Mignolo’s Subaltern Knowledge’s – Raeann La Flame
    • Username: Digital Identity in the 21st Century – Nicholas Gaspar 

Session 3

  • 2:00 – 3:15
  • UBC Room (Moderating: Dr. Leon)
    • Descartes and Hume on Personal Identity: Accuracy Versus Practicality when Choosing a Theory of Self – Matthew E. Silberman
    • Power and Happiness Lowell Perkins
  • Air Products Room (Moderating: Dr. Falla)
    • At Home with Colonialism: A tale of domestic exploitation – Peyton Carper
    • The Decolonial Genius: Unlearning and Relearning Art with Walter Mignolo – Hunter Heath
  • Snyder Room (Moderating: Dr. Moeller)
    • From Eurocentrism to Polycentrism: Rethinking the Refugee Crisis – Sarah Meihart
    • Native American Decolonialtiy: A Reading of Walter Mignolo’s Spiritual Option – Quinn Orris