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  • Insight Institute of Neurosurgery and Neuroscience 4800 South Saginaw Street Flint, MI, 48507 United States (map)


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


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

Earlier Event: November 11
Clean Water
Later Event: September 14
Mind and Brain Annual Conference