Mind and Brain Annual Conference
Sep
14
Sep 15

Mind and Brain Annual Conference

  • Insight Institute of Neurosurgery and Neuroscience

Call for Proposals

This annual conference will bring together scholars and researchers from all areas whose work concerns important issues involving the mind and brain. Submissions may concern traditional such as epistemology, cognition, reasoning, theory of action, consciousness, and philosophy of mind; topics may have a theoretical, practical or historical focus. We welcome submissions from a wide range of disciplines, including philosophy, the social sciences, critical studies (including gender and sexuality studies, disability studies, race studies, and critical legal theory…), law, education, linguistics, the neurosciences, and the pharmaceutical and medical sciences as well as other relevant disciplines and fields. Each paper session will have 20 minutes for presentation followed by a 20 minutes Q/A session. Please submit an abstract of no more than 500 words excluding bibliography. Abstracts should be submitted electronically:

The deadline for abstract submissions is August 1, 2017.

Papers presented at the Mind and Brain conference will be eligible for inclusion in a proceedings issue of the Journal of Cognition and Neuroethics (JCN). The Journal of Cognition and Neuroethics is a peer-reviewed, open access journal published online, aimed at the cross-fertilization of research in neuro-, bio- and medical science and related fields as well as scholarship in normative disciplines that focus on legal, social and ethical and policy issues. JCN is committed to presenting wide ranging discussions. We are looking to publish works that explore ideas, concepts, theories and their implications across multiple disciplines and professions. For additional journal information, see http://www.cognethic.org/jcn.html.

The Mind and Brain conference is co-sponsored by the Center for Cognition and Neuroethics and the Philosophy Department University of Michigan-Flint. The Center for Cognition and Neuroethics promotes both the exploration of the conceptual foundations of the neurosciences and the study of the implications of their advances for society in the legal, political, and ethical realms. CCN will disseminate this knowledge to as wide an audience as possible through publications, seminars, and other media. We engage in activities across multiple disciplines and professions that allow opportunities for intellectual synergy and increased impact by creating, fostering and supporting research and educational collaborations and communication. For more information about CCN see http://www.cognethic.org or contact Dr. Jami Anderson at anderson@cognethic.org.

Ethics and Political, Social and Legal Annual Conference
Nov
16
Nov 17

Ethics and Political, Social and Legal Annual Conference

  • Insight Institute of Neurosurgery and Neuroscience

Call for Proposals

This annual conference will bring together scholars and researchers from all areas whose work concerns important issues involving the ethic, social, political and legal theory. Submissions may concern topics such as justice, fairness, rights, virtue theory, moral epistemology, responsibility, punishment, moral and ethical reasoning, and philosophy of mind; topics may have a theoretical, practical or historical focus. We welcome submissions from a wide range of disciplines, including philosophy, the social sciences, critical studies (including gender and sexuality studies, disability studies, race studies, and critical legal theory…), law, education, linguistics, the neurosciences, and the pharmaceutical and medical sciences as well as other relevant disciplines and fields. Each paper session will have 20 minutes for presentation followed by a 20 minutes Q/A session. Please submit an abstract of no more than 500 words excluding bibliography. Abstracts should be submitted electronically:

The deadline for abstract submissions is October 1, 2017.

Papers presented at the Ethics and Political, Social and Legal conference will be eligible for inclusion in a proceedings issue of the Journal of Cognition and Neuroethics (JCN). The Journal of Cognition and Neuroethics is a peer-reviewed, open access journal published online, aimed at the cross-fertilization of research in neuro-, bio- and medical science and related fields as well as scholarship in normative disciplines that focus on legal, social and ethical and policy issues. JCN is committed to presenting wide ranging discussions. We are looking to publish works that explore ideas, concepts, theories and their implications across multiple disciplines and professions. For additional journal information, see http://www.cognethic.org/jcn.html.

The Ethics and Political, Social and Legal conference is co-sponsored by the Center for Cognition and Neuroethics and the Philosophy Department University of Michigan-Flint. The Center for Cognition and Neuroethics promotes both the exploration of the conceptual foundations of the neurosciences and the study of the implications of their advances for society in the legal, political, and ethical realms. CCN will disseminate this knowledge to as wide an audience as possible through publications, seminars, and other media. We engage in activities across multiple disciplines and professions that allow opportunities for intellectual synergy and increased impact by creating, fostering and supporting research and educational collaborations and communication. For more information about CCN see http://www.cognethic.org or contact Dr. Jami Anderson at anderson@cognethic.org.

Michigan Undergraduate Philosophy Conference
Feb
16
9:00 am09:00

Michigan Undergraduate Philosophy Conference

  • Insight Institute of Neurosurgery and Neuroscience

Call for Papers

The theme of cognition and neuroethics should be interpreted broadly. Topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Philosophy of Mind
  • Philosophy of Cognitive Science, Neuroscience, or general Science
  • Philosophy of Action (Free Will)
  • Identity
  • Philosophy of Psychology
  • Bioethics
  • Medical Ethics
  • Consciousness
  • Pain and Suffering
  • Memory, Learning, Belief and Knowledge

Here are just a few of the sorts of questions and ideas that we encourage students to write about:

What is self-identity? Can you freely alter your own self-identity? Are there aspects of one’s personal-identity that it would be wrong to alter, eliminate or hide? If so, why? What is the proper way to conceptualize pain and suffering? Is all pain bad? How do other cultures, presently or historically, conceptualize the mind, belief, knowledge, pain? How do other cultures conceive of medicine, health and physical and emotional well-being? What is the proper role of medicine—to eliminate or cure illness or to enhance people (physically, morally, psychologically) to make them “better than well”? Should all illnesses or diseases be cured—why or why not? What are the limits (if any) of parental control over the health and well-being of the body and mind of their child? Do children have the right to determine whether or not they are subjected to medical or psychological treatments? Are there ever occasions when it is permissible (mandatory?) for third parties to make therapeutic decisions for someone? What are the social consequences of being regarded as diseased or ill? How are health, life and death, medicine, physical and mental illness portrayed in art, music, and in literature?

An issue of compos mentis: The Undergraduate Journal of Cognition and Neuroethics will be devoted to talks presented at the 2016 Michigan Undergraduate Philosophy Conference that have been revised into polished papers. All talks presented at the conference are eligible for submission and review.

The annual Michigan Undergraduate Philosophy Conference is organized by the University of Michigan-Flint Philosophy Club with the guidance of the Center for Cognition and Neuroethics, and is sponsored by the University of Michigan-Flint Philosophy Department.

The Center for Cognition and Neuroethics promotes both the exploration of the conceptual foundations of the neurosciences and the study of the implications of their advances for society in the legal, political, and ethical realms. The CCN will disseminate this knowledge to as wide an audience as possible through publication, conferences and seminars. We support activities and events involving multiple disciplines and professions that allow opportunities for intellectual synergy and increased impact by creating, fostering and supporting research and educational collaborations and communication, both at the student and professional level.

For additional information about the Center for Cognition and Neuroethics or compos mentis, please see our website or email faculty advisor Jami L. Anderson: anderson@cognethic.org.

Submissions

We ask that abstracts not exceed 500 words. Please anticipate an approximately 20 minute/2500 word conference talk. Submit abstracts by email as a Word .doc or .docx file prepared for blind review including your full contact information in the email only. The purpose of this conference is to support and encourage the intellectual work of undergraduates, so all relevant abstracts submitted should be the work of undergraduate students. While this conference is titled the Michigan Undergraduate Philosophy Conference, we welcome submissions from all undergraduates, no matter the location or major.

For more information, please contact Cody Hatfield-Myers by emailing hatfield-myers@cognethic.org. 
 

The deadline for abstract submission is 20 December 2017.

Philosophy of Science Annual Conference
Jul
19
Jul 20

Philosophy of Science Annual Conference

  • Insight Institute of Neurosurgery and Neuroscience

Call for Proposals

This annual conference will bring together scholars and researchers from all areas whose work concerns important issues involving philosophy of science. Submissions may concern topics within the natural, social, or medical sciences; topics may have a theoretical, practical or historical focus. We welcome submissions from a wide range of disciplines, including philosophy, the natural and social sciences, critical studies (including gender and sexuality studies, disability studies, race studies, and critical legal theory…), law, education, linguistics, the neurosciences, and the pharmaceutical and medical sciences as well as other relevant disciplines and fields. Each paper session will have 20 minutes for presentation followed by a 20 minutes Q/A session. Please submit an abstract of no more than 500 words excluding bibliography. Abstracts should be submitted electronically:

The deadline for abstract submissions is June 1, 2018.

Papers presented at the Philosophy of Science conference will be eligible for inclusion in a proceedings issue of the Journal of Cognition and Neuroethics (JCN). The Journal of Cognition and Neuroethics is a peer-reviewed, open access journal published online, aimed at the cross-fertilization of research in neuro-, bio- and medical science and related fields as well as scholarship in normative disciplines that focus on legal, social and ethical and policy issues. JCN is committed to presenting wide ranging discussions. We are looking to publish works that explore ideas, concepts, theories and their implications across multiple disciplines and professions. For additional journal information, see http://www.cognethic.org/jcn.html.

The Philosophy of Science conference is co-sponsored by the Center for Cognition and Neuroethics and the Philosophy Department University of Michigan-Flint. The Center for Cognition and Neuroethics promotes both the exploration of the conceptual foundations of the neurosciences and the study of the implications of their advances for society in the legal, political, and ethical realms. CCN will disseminate this knowledge to as wide an audience as possible through publications, seminars, and other media. We engage in activities across multiple disciplines and professions that allow opportunities for intellectual synergy and increased impact by creating, fostering and supporting research and educational collaborations and communication. For more information about CCN see http://www.cognethic.org or contact Dr. Jami Anderson at anderson@cognethic.org.


MUPC 5
Feb
17
8:00 am08:00

MUPC 5

  • Insight Institute of Neurosurgery and Neuroscience

Program

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Registration and Breakfast

9:00 AM - 10:20 AM

"What the Church-Turing Thesis Does Not Say"
Vishal Chakraborty
University of California, Davis

"Our Metaphysical Nature: What We Are & Moral Implications"
Julia Lei
Western University

10:20 AM - 10:35 AM

15 minute break

10:35 AM - 11:55 AM

"In the Absence of a Future Like Ours"
Alexander Palka
Clemson University

"Designing Charles: The Moral Implication of Genetic Enhancement Without Risk"
Carl Montrosse
University of Michigan-Flint

11:55 AM - 12:55 PM

Lunch

12:55 PM - 2:15 PM

"Private Language and Mental Causation"
Jonah Branding
Central Michigan University  

"Depression: Symptoms May Include Akrasia?" 
Michael Fiorca
SUNY Buffalo

2:15 PM - 2:30 PM

15 minute break

2:30 PM - 3:50 PM

"Plastic Surgery and the Ideal Body Image"
Molly Ockert
University of Michigan-Flint

"Identity and Its Moral Precepts"
Matthew Hagan
Clemson University

3:50 PM - 4:05 PM

15 minute break

4:05 PM - 5:25 PM

"Mind as Action in Zen Buddhist Thought"
Russell Guilbault
SUNY Buffalo

"Does Scientific Realism Think for Us?"
Leah Hasden
DePaul University

6:00 PM

Optional Dinner, downtown Flint

Nov
11
9:00 pm21:00

Clean Water

  • University of Michigan-Flint

David Groenfeldt
Water-Culture Institute

We are delighted to announce that David Groenfeldt, Founder and Director of the Water-Culture Institute and author of Water Ethics: A Values Approach to Solving the Water Crisis, will be our keynote speaker.

An anthropologist, David received his PhD in 1984 from the University of Arizona, based on field research on irrigation development in India. Most of his career has focused on international water issues, including five years with the International Water Management Institute in Sri Lanka and 13 years in Washington, DC working with consulting firms, and the World Bank, on water and natural resources policies in developing countries. Since 2002, David has focused on environmental and cultural aspects of water policies. He helped establish the Indigenous Water Initiative to coordinate inputs from Indigenous Peoples in the World Water Fora in Kyoto (2003) and Mexico City (2006). He was director of the Santa Fe Watershed Association, in Santa Fe, New Mexico (USA) from 2006 to 2009. He established the Water-Culture Institute in 2009 to promote the integration of Indigenous and traditional cultural values into water policies and practices. David is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque.

May
20
May 21

Ethics and the Brain

Dignity, Reason and the Dementing Brain
Frances Bottenberg
University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Neuroscience Should Change How We View and Treat Patients with Consciousness Disorders
Matthew Braddock
University of Tennessee at Martin

Two Kinds of Brain Injury in Sport
Jeffrey Fry
Ball State University

A Neuroethics of Emergence through BCIs (Brain Computer Interfaces) and Cloudminds
Melanie Swan
New School for Social Research

The Necessity of Moral Reasoning
Leland Saunders
Seattle Pacific University

Naturalized Virtue Ethics and the Neuroscience of Self-Control
Matthew Childers
University of Iowa

Smith’s Internalism Meets Dual-Process Models of Moral Judgment
Brendan Cline
University at Buffalo, SUNY

Enhanced Performance: What's the Point?
Jay Spitzley
Florida State University

The Influence of Feeling Rules In Mental Healthcare
Rachel Amoroso
Florida State University

Understanding without caring: the role of affect in empathy
Heather Adair
University of Maryland

Feb
19
9:00 am09:00

MUPC 4

Fantasy, Reality, and the Self
Albwin Wagner-Schmitzer
University of Cincinnati

Logical Fatalism: Origins as Essential Properties of Events
Ryan Powers
Ohio University

Predictive Encoding of Acupuncture
Juensung Kim
University of Toronto

Responsibility: Revis(ion)ing Brains via Cognitive Enhancement
Shweta Sahu
Emory University

The Revised Enactive Account: Interpersonal Understanding and Perceptual Achievement
Keagan Potts
Loyola University Chicago

Prediction and Mental Paint
Jesse Berlin
University of Toronto

Manufactured Goodness
Sean Huff
Georgia State University

Unconscious Actions and Moral Responsibility
Laura Teal
Hope College

Cultural Conceptions of Agency and Authenticity in Deep Brain Stimulation as a Function of the Having-being Dichotomy in Religious Narratives
Cristina Leone
University of Toronto

Neuroplasticity, Nagel and N,N-DMT
Christopher Schultz
University of Akron

Conceptualizing Pain and Suffering through Theories of Emotion
Lokita Rajan
Emory University

Patients' Responsibilities in Medical Ethics
Zhu Fengquing
Harbin Institute of Technology

Oct
16
Oct 17

Consciousness

Against a priori Arguments for Dualism
Eric Hiddleston
Wayne State University 

How to Know That You Are Not a Zombie
Brentyn Ramm
The Australian National University

Less than Conscious: The Dehumanizing Impact of Interdependent Definitions of Self and Consciousness
Michelle Marvin
University of Notre Dame 

Dualistic Idealism: No Supervenience of Consciousness on the Physical, but No Influence of Consciousness on the Physical Either
Christian D. Schade
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin 

Garden-path Processing and Consciousness
David Pereplyotchik
Kent State University 

Consciousness, Neuroimaging and Personhood: Current and Future Neuroethical Challenges
James Beauregard and Macksood Aftab
River University and Michigan State University College of Human Medicine 

Consciousness Noise
Bradley Seebach and Eric Kraemer
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse 

Parts of Consciousness
Cameron Bosinski
University at Buffalo 

The Re-enchantment of Consciousness: A Qualitative Inquiry into Scientific or Mechanistic Aspect of Consciousness
Rajakishore Nath
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

Physicalism and the Privacy of Conscious Experiences
Miklos Marton and Janos Tozser
ELTE University Budapest, University of Kaposvar 

The Insignificance of Empty Higher-Order States
Daniel Shargel
Lawrence Technological University 

The Epoche and the The Intentional Stance
David Haack
The New School for Social Research 

The Interiority of Experience: A Reflection on Searle’s Theorization of Intentionality
Ranjan Kumar Panda
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

Consciousness and Cognitive Individuation
Philip Woodward
Valparaiso University 

Future of Conscious Therapeutics in Alzheimer’s Disease
Farhan Ahmad
The University of Texas at San Antonio 

Julian Jaynes’ Search for Consciousness in his Unpublished History of Comparative Psychology
Scott Greer
University of Prince Edward Island 

Consciousness, Situationism and Responsibility: Can We Be Morally Responsible If We Are Unconscious of Situational Factors that Cause Our Actions? 
Marcela Herdova
Florida State University 

From Pre-reflective Consciousness to Explicit Thematic Awareness: Feminist Standpoint Epistemologies, Existential-Phenomenology, and Becoming Aware of Systems of Oppression
Zachary Purdue
University of South Florida

Jul
14
Jul 17

Mirror Neurons, Empathy and Autism

Ruth Sample
University of New Hampshire

Nate Stout
Tulane University

Laura Harrison
Caltech University

Jeffrey Hinzmann
Florida State University

Roma Hernandez
Rice University

Robyn Gaier
Viterbo University

Ylva Gustafsson
Åbo Akademi University

Kelly Levinstein
University of Michigan-Flint

May
22
9:00 am09:00

Neurotherapeutics and Psychosurgery

How to Avoid Hyping up "Cognitive Enhancement"
Alexandre Erler
University of Montreal

Reply by Kate Mehuron, Eastern Michigan University

What is Enhancement? Some Context and Concerns
Catherine Gee
University of Waterloo

Reply by Don Jones, University of Central Florida

Moral Obligation and Possessing Reasons in Genetic Enhancement
Sruthi Rothenfluch
University of Portland

Does the Human Right to Health Entail a Right to Biomedical Enhancement?
Martin Gunderson
Macalester College

Enactive Perception and the Ethics of Human Enhancement
Don Jones
University of Central Florida

Luck Egalitarianism and Enhancements
Rhonda Martens
University of Manitoba

Reply by Simon Cushing, University of Michigan-Flint

The Complexity of Suicide: Review of Recent Neuroscientific Evidence
Erica Ching
University of Toronto

Reversibility and Deep Brain Stimulation
Jennifer Mundale
University of Central Florida

Our Many Minds
James Blackmon
San Francisco State University

Mar
20
9:00 am09:00

The Work of Cognition and Neuroethics in Science Fiction

Unrecognizably Human: Empathic Perception and Augmented Others in Recent Science Fiction Film
Shannon Foskett
University of Chicago 

Being, Technologically Human
Meghan Roehll
University at Buffalo, SUNY 

Black Mirror's "The Entire History of You:" Memory As A Recording Device
Mark Huston
Schoolcraft College

Electric Existentialism: The Sisyphean Subject in Greg Egan's Permutation City
Brandon Fenton
York University 

Science Fiction Embedded in Neuroethics: Mindlessness and Nihilism
Howard Ducharme
University of Akron 

The Quality of Life: The Implications of Augmented Personhood and Machine Intelligence in Science Fiction
Damien Williams
Independent Scholar

The Informational Substance of Human Reality: Cognitive Growth, Healing, Communication, Radical Transformation
Susan Castro
Wichita State University 

Experiencing Universal Interconnection through Science Fiction Minds
Peter Buzby
Penn State University 

Dual-Process, Two-Minds, and Science Fiction
Joshua Mugg
York University

Blockchain Thinkers and Smart Contracts to Take over the World? 
Melanie Swan
Kingston University London 

Mary Shelley’s Uncanny Consciousness: Frankenstein as a Thought Experiment for the 21st Century
James Tierney
Oakland University 

Biology in/as Rhetoric in Octavia E. Butler's Science Fiction: A New Paradigm for Epistemology
Meghan K. Riley
University of Waterloo

Evolution and Neuroethics in the Hyperion Cantos
Brendan Shea
Rochester Community and Technical College 

Identity, Ethics, and Complex Decision Making in Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles 
Ellen Moll
Michigan State University

Moral Enhancements: What Does Science Fiction Teach Us about Moral Improvements? 
Jason Howard, David Bauer, and Jeffery Nyseth
Viterbo University

Apes with a Moral Code? Exploring the Boundaries of Moral Responsibility in The Planet of the Apes
Paul Carron
Baylor University

Feb
20
9:00 am09:00

MUPC 3

Identity and Causality: Foucault’s Subject and Kant’s Third Antinomy
Rebecca Valeriano-Flores
DePaul University

Reply: Cody Hatfield-Myers

Dissolving the "Other Person" Problem
Charles Dalrymple-Fraser
University of Toronto

Reply: Thomas Mann, UM-Flint

Incommensurability and Partial Reference
Daniel Flavin
Hope College

Reply: Andy Slabchuck

What a Cow is for
Kinley Gillette
University of Pittsburgh

Reply: Ben Van Slyke

Seemingly Alive: Full-brain Death is Death
Andrew Rydlund
University of St. Thomas in St. Paul

Reply: Johnathon Bold

Embedded Cognition: An Argument for a Synthetic Approach to Consciousness
Matthew Williams
Univeristy of Hawaii at Manoa

Reply: Charles Dalrymple-Fraser

The Philanthropy Machine
Abigail Dehart
Grand Valley State University

Reply: Stephen Osika

Oct
10
Oct 11

Free Will

Neuroscience, Free Will and the Field of the Personal
James Beauregard    
Rivier University 

Conceptual Integrity And Neuroscientific Reduction: Consciousness, Personal Identity, and Free Will
Christian Carrozzo    
Center for Ethics  
MedStar Washington Hospital Center 

Neuroscience Doesn’t Reveal That There Are No Free Choices (But It Might Tell Us What Free Choice Is) 
Oisín Deery     
The University of Arizona   

Freedom and Imagination
David Bishop    
Independent Scholar 

The Limits of a Pragmatic Justification for Praise and Blame
Ryan Lake    
Clemson University 

Experimental Philosophy and the Experience of Agency
Erich Riesen    
Northern Illinois University 

Free Will and Physical Law
Robert Oszust    
Rowan University 

From the Free Will Theorems to the Choice Ontology of Quantum Mechanics
Vasil Penchev    
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences:  
Institute for the Study of Societies and Knowledge 

Collecting Evidence for the Permanent Coexistence of Parallel Realities: An Interdisciplinary Approach
Christian D. Schade     
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin   

You Don't Seem Like Your Self Lately: Responding to Clinical Depressions's Challenge to Hierarchical Identification Theories of Autonomous Agency
Amanda Gorman    
University of Southern California 

Our Duties to the Un-Free
Samuel Kahn    
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis 

Finding the Political Balance to Facilitate Free Will
Paul Vasholz    
Independent Scholar 

Rolling Back the Luck Problem for Libertarianism
Zac Cogley    
Northern Michigan University 

Hardheartedness and Libertarianism
John Lemos    
Coe College 

Agent-Causation Libertarianism and Control
Paul Shephard    
Northern Illinois University 

Experimental Philosophy, Robert Kane, and the Concept of Free Will
Neil Otte    
SUNY-Buffalo 

Evolution Beyond Determinism? On Dennett's Compatibilism and the Too Timeless Free Will Debate
Maria Brincker    
University of Massachusetts Boston 

The Curse of the Enlightenment: How Dominant But Empirically Incorrect Model of Human Mind Influence Institutions
Maciej Gurtowski    
Nicolaus Copernicus University 

Free Will and Determinism: The African Perspective and Experience
Augustine Igbokwe    
Caritas University 

Free Will or Determination: How To Care for Your Heart Failure Patient
Jaclyn Conelius    
Fairfield University 

Free Will and Autonomous Medical Decision-Making
Matthew Butkus    
McNeese State University 

Free Will and Legal Responsibility
Alina Ng-Boyte    
Mississippi College School of Law 

Moral Sentiments Drive Folk Beliefs That the Mind and Body Are Distinct
Jared Friedman  (co-authored with Tony Jack, Jamie Luguri, Joshua Knobe)  
Case Western Reserve University   

Moral Sentiments Drive Folk Beliefs That the Mind and Body Are Distinct
Anthony Jack  (co-authored with Jared Friedman, Jamie Luguri, Joshua Knobe)  
Case Western Reserve University   

Identity and Freedom
Adam Taylor  (co-author David Hershenov)  
North Dakota State University   

Reconciling the Degree-Based Binary Freedoms of Reid and Kant
Jennifer Asselin    
Ohio State University 

What is Free Will and How Do Humans Acquire It? 
Ulrich Steinvorth    
University of Hamburg 

William Shakespeare and Free Will: A Libertarian and Naturalistic Enquiry into the Actions of Macbeth and Othello
Maryisabella Ezeh    
University of Nigeria 

Autonomous Art: Freedom as Contradiction
Gerald Phillips    
Towson University

Exploring the Status of Free Will in Anorexia Nervosa
Catherine Gee    
University of Waterloo 

Addiction and Self-Control: Are Addicts Free? 
Marcela Herdova    
Florida State University 

How Pre-Theoretically Applicable Considerations Bear on the Necessary Internality of Caring
Aaron Veek     
University of Southern California   

Free Will and Consciousness: Sir Aurobindo's Philosophy of the Future
Madhumita Dutta    
Vidyasagar College for Women 

Man: Object, Subject or Individual? 
Shai Frogel    
Kibbutzim College of Education  
& Tel Aviv University 

Free Action: Neither Uncaused Nor Agent Caused
Justin Capes    
East Tennessee State University 

Agent-Causation, Psychology and Deception
Jacob Quick    
Northern Illinois University 

Vihvelin's 'Commonsense Compatibilism' and the Ability to Do Otherwise
George Stamets    
Florida State 

Agency Through Autonomy: Self-Producing Systems and the Prospect of Bio-Compatibilism
Derek Jones    
University of Evansville 

The Capacity for Choice as Cluster of Capabilities: Understanding Freedom as a Multifaceted, Developing Continuum
Bill Pamerleau    
University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg 

How Not to Think About Free Will
Kadri Vihvelin    
University of Southern California 

Free Will Eliminitivism: Reference, Error, and Phenomenology
Gregg Caruso    
Corning Community College, SUNY 

Agential Settling Requires Intentionality
Yishai Cohen    
Syracuse University 

If Free Will is Compatible with Determinism, then Free Will is Compatible with Indeterminism
Timothy Houk    
University of California, Davis 

Responsibility and Foundationalism
Stephen Kershnar    
SUNY-Fredonia 

Moral Responsibility for Self-Control: Failure and the Limitations of Will Power
Sam Sims    
Florida State University 

The Effective Power of the Illusion of Conscious Will
Bradford Stockdale    
Florida State University 

The Embarrassment of Punching Puppets: An Argument from Conversation for Freedom
Micah Tillman     
McDaniel College & 
University of Maryland, College Park 

Moral Responsibility and the Robust First-person Perspective
David Wong    
San Francisco State University 

The Unknowability of Determinism, and What Follows from It
Wolfhart Totschnig    
Universidad Diego Portales 

Hegel's Concept of the Free Will: Towards a Redefinition of an Old Question
Fernando Huesca Ramón    
UNAM (National Autonomous University of Mexico) 

Free Will: Groundless Self-Determination of Moral Choice
John Walsh    
University of South Florida 

Justice Without Freedom
Sacha Greer    
University of South Florida 

Neuroscience, Free Will and Vetoing: How not to Conceive of the Self in Self-Generated Action
Lieke Asma    
VU University Amsterdam 

Between Humanity and Intelligence: Abolitionism and Personal Relationships
Per-Erik Milam    
Oakland University 

Free Will and Conscious Awareness
Janet Levin    
University of Southern California 

Free Will, Islamic Theology and Contemporary Challenges
Macksood Aftab    
Harvard Extension / IINN 

Lessons From Angelology
Edina Eszenyi    
University of Kent School of History  
Rome Art Program 

Generalization Arguments Without Manipulators
Gunnar Björnsson  
Umeå University, University of Gothenburg 

Why Pereboom's Four-Case Manipulation Argument is Manipulative
Jay Spitzley  
Georgia State University 

Sensitive Intuitions: Print Fonts, Ability to Choose Otherwise, and Free Will
Chad Gonnerman  
University of Southern Indiana
(co-authored with Shane Reuter and Jonathan Weinberg)  

Sensitive Intuitions: Print Fonts, Ability to Choose Otherwise, and Free Will
Shane Reuter  
Washington University in St. Louis
(co-authored with Chad Gonnerman and Jonathan Weinberg)

Jul
21
9:00 am09:00

Building a Circle of Care for Youth Concussion in School Settings


Objective
Provide athletic trainers, coaches, athletic directors and other school personnel with the best practices for concussion assessment and management. The workshop will emphasize practical aspects of concussion assessment and management in school settings.


Background
The awareness of concussion as a major public health concern for youth athletes has substantially increased in the last five years. Despite the staggering numbers of concussion in adolescents, the resources devoted to implement best practices in concussion management have been focused on collegiate and professional athletes. Coaches, athletic trainers and athletic directors often faced with challenging situations with concussion diagnoses, return to play and school accommodations after concussion. Moreover, school personnel are often under tremendous pressure from students, parents and other parties to allow the youth athlete to return to play. The recent youth concussion law passed in the State of Michigan has also introduced legal consequences to the concussion management in schools.
 

Feb
21
9:00 am09:00

MUPC 2

Should Parental Rights be the Final Judgment for Their Child’s Medical Needs? 
Jordan Tiffany
University of Michigan-Flint

Conversation Analysis and The Bridge Between Minds
Rhea Morrison
DePaul University

Our Conception of God and How It Pertains To Linguistic Materialism
Daniel Löwenthal
Florida International University

Reason, Society, and the Social Intuitionist Model
Joelle Hershberger
Bethel University

Are Virtue Ethics and Situationism Really Incompatible? 
Samuel Kratzer
Bethel University

Revisiting the Problem of Other Minds
Maxim Perel
The Ohio State University

Chess and Regress
Andy Slabchuck
University of Michigan-Flint

Defending Downward Causation Only to Bring it Back Down
Michael Pratt
Grand Valley State University

Rethinking the Goal of Imprisonment
Tracy Graves
Ball State University

Ethics of Emotional Dampening Using Propranolol as a Treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in the Field of Emergency Medicine
Rachel Fischell
Duke University

The Ethical Implications of Neurotheology Research
Trevor Thomas
Duke University

Oct
11
Oct 12

Reason, Reasons and Reasoning

The Self-Awareness of Reason in Plato
Daniel Bloom
University of Georgia 

Reason and Representation: Notes on Contemporary Philosophy of Mind
Joshua Stein
New York University 

Reason and Understanding in Clinical and Educational Settings: The Effects of Professional Cultures and Information Constraints
Barry Saferstein
California State University San Marcos 

A Reason to Believe
Valerie Copping
The International Trauma Treatment Academy 

Is Reason Contradictory When Applied to Metaphysical Questions? 
Graham Schuster
University of Georgia 

The Enigma Of Probability
Nick Ergodos 

The Problem With Gettier
Dennis Rohatyn
University of San Diego 

Brain Rays, Lying and Fancy Suits: The Ethics of Mind-Control
Brent Kious
University of Utah 

Reasoning and the Military Decision Making Process
Ibanga B. Ikpe
University of Botswana

A Simple, Intuitive Argument for Obeying the Categorical Imperative
Marcus Arvan
University of Tampa 

On Moral Judgment: Horgan and Timmons' Modified Moral Rationalism vs. Haidt's Social Intuitionism
Asia Ferrin
University of Washington 

Acting Rationally and Rationally Acting
Arnon Cahen
Haifa University 

The Role of Emotional Intuitions in Moral Judgments and Decisions
Catherine Gee
University of Waterloo 

Philosophy and Neurobiology: towards a Hegelian contribution on the question of the juridical status of the Human embryo
Fernando Huesca Ramón
UNAM/BUAP 

Moral Heuristics and Biases
Mark Herman
Bowling Green State University 

Inexplicit Reasoning Processes and Positive Epistemic Status
Andrew Koehl
Roberts Wesleyan College 

Asking For Reasons as a Weapon: Epistemic Justification and the Loss of Knowledge
Ian Werkheiser
Michigan State University

Mar
16
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MUPC 1

Wittgenstein's Language-Game and the Future of Philosophical Discourse
James O'Dea
University of Michigan-Flint

Dying With Dignity
Tyler Rauh
University of Michigan-Flint

Philosophy of the Mind; Epiphenomenalism and Psychosomatic Illnesses
Elizabeth Arnold
University of Michigan-Flint

The Desirability of Free Will: The Value of the Concept Regardless of Its Existence
Shouta Brown
Western Kentucky University

Explaining Qualia
Kiefer Owens
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Nagel, Panpsychism, and the Ontological Emergence of Consciousness
Henry Cornillie
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Background Information: A Defense of Folk Psychology and Common Sense
Phillip Kautz
University of Michigan-Flint

Chomsky's Argument for an Innate Language Faculty
Ben Rossi
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor