Mid-South schedule

John M Fritzman tg0jmf1 at corn.cso.niu.edu
Sun Feb 19 07:22:47 MST 1995


MID-SOUTH PHILOSOPHY CONFERENCE
The University of Memphis
February 24-25, 1995

Sponsored by The University of Memphis, Department of
Philosophy & The Center for the Humanities; and by
Oklahoma City University, Department of Philosophy
& The Institute of Liberal Arts

FRIDAY       KEYNOTE ADDRESS     1:30-3:00 p.m.

Loyalty, Isolation and Rage:  A Philosophical
Probe Into the Present Situation
          John J. McDermott
          Texas A & M University

FRIDAY       SESSION 1     3:10-4:00 p.m.

ROOM A:  FRIDAY, SESSION 1, 3:10-4:00 p.m.

Micro-Phenomenology:  Towards a Hypothetico-Inductive
Science of the Phenomena
          Richard Lind
          The University of Tulsa
Comment:  Thomas J. Nenon
          The University of Memphis

ROOM B:  FRIDAY, SESSION 1, 3:10-4:00 p.m.

Whither Distributed Representations?
          Robert S. Stufflebeam
          Washington University
Comment:  Norman R. Gall
          The University of Manitoba

ROOM C:  FRIDAY, SESSION 1, 3:10-4:00 p.m.

Husserl's "Idea of a Grammer of Pure Logic"
          Bill Scott
          The John Hopkins University
Comment:  Stephen Pluhacek
          Purdue University

ROOM D:  FRIDAY, SESSION 1, 3:10-4:00 p.m.

Associative Obligations and Legitimacy
          James Janowski
          The University of Illinois
Comment:  Aeon Skoble
          The University of Central Arkansas

ROOM E:  FRIDAY, SESSION 1, 3:10-4:00 p.m.

A Paradoxical Relation between History and Philosophy
          George Gale
             The University of Missouri-Kansas City
          Cassandra Pinnick
             Western Kentucky University
Comment:  Eric Palmer
             Allegheny College

ROOM F:  FRIDAY, SESSION 1, 3:10-4:00 p.m.

Teaching Students with Disabilities:  A Logic Student with Dyslexia
          H. Hamner Hill
          Southeast Missouri State University
Comment:  Sheila Hollander
          University of Memphis

ROOM G:  FRIDAY, SESSION 1, 3:10-4:00 p.m.

Definitions for Three Proof-Theoretic Processes
in Aristotle's Prior Analytics
          George Boger
          Canisius College
Comment:  James W. Jobes
          Rhodes College

ROOM H:  FRIDAY, SESSION 1, 3:10-4:00 p.m.

Goodness, Obligation and Intrinsic Value
          Grant C. Sterling
          Eastern Illinois University
Comment:  Ralph D. Ellis
          Clark Atlanta University

FRIDAY       SESSION 2     4:10-5:00 p.m.

ROOM A:  FRIDAY, SESSION 2, 4:10-5:00 p.m.

A Defense of Paul Feyerabend's Scientific Anarchism
          Anthony Crifasi
          The University of Dallas
Comment:  Norman Lillegard
          The University of Tennessee-Martin

ROOM B:  FRIDAY, SESSION 2, 4:10-5:00 p.m.

Identity and the Information Theory of the Mental
          Jim Shelton
          The University of Central Arkansas
Comment:  Joseph C. Totherow
          Michigan State University

ROOM C:  FRIDAY, SESSION 2, 4:10-5:00 p.m.

The Law for Adorno
          Robert Russell
          Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
Comment:  Adam Thurschwell
          Oklahoma City University

ROOM D:  FRIDAY, SESSION 2, 4:10-5:00 p.m.

The Moral Limits of the Use of Handguns
in Defense of Self and Property
          Nicholas Dixon
          Alma College
Comment:  Ronald J. Broach
          Washington University

ROOM E:  FRIDAY, SESSION 2, 4:10-5:00 p.m.

Divine Ideas in the Philosophy of George Berkeley
          Bruce Freeberg
          Emory University
Comment:  Mark Wimer
          Emory University

ROOM F:  FRIDAY, SESSION 2, 4:10-5:00 p.m.

The Use of Provocative Techniques in
Teaching Introductory Philosophy
          Jon K. Mills
          Vanderbilt University
Comment:  H. Peter Steeves
          Indiana University

ROOM G:  FRIDAY, SESSION 2, 4:10-5:00 p.m.

Friendship and the Dialectic of (Non-)Self-Identity
          Andrew Fiala
          Vanderbilt University
Comment:  Leighton Moore
          Emory University

ROOM H:  FRIDAY, SESSION 2, 4:10-5:00 p.m.



FRIDAY       SESSION 3     5:10-6:00 p.m.

ROOM A:  FRIDAY, SESSION 3, 5:10-6:00 p.m.

Paradigms, Individuals, and Collectives:
Popper and Kuhn on Normal Science
          Rick Varco
          Emory University
Comment:  David Henderson
          The University of Memphis

ROOM B:  FRIDAY, SESSION 3, 5:10-6:00 p.m.

Quine on Scepticism
          Robert L. Higgerson Jr.
          Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
Comment:  Anthony Crifasi
          The University of Dallas

ROOM C:  FRIDAY, SESSION 3, 5:10-6:00 p.m.

Private Self-Creation and Public Solidarity:
A Critique of Rorty's Vision of Human Life
          William J. Garland
          The University of the South
Comment:  Randall E. Auxier
          Oklahoma City University

ROOM D:  FRIDAY, SESSION 3, 5:10-6:00 p.m.

Symbolic Utility and Rationality in Nozick's State of Nature
          John R. Danley
          Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville
Comment:  Daniel Cullen
          Rhodes College

ROOM E:  FRIDAY, SESSION 3, 5:10-6:00 p.m.

Schopenhauer and Kieregaard on Humor as Aesthetic Experience
          Marty Miller Maddox
          Moraine Valley Community College
Comment:  Dan Fernald
          Emory University

ROOM F:  FRIDAY, SESSION 3, 5:10-6:00 p.m.

On Progress, Work, and the Intellectual Activity
          Thomas P. Kling
          Loyola University-New Orleans
Comment:  Andrew Fiala
          Vanderbilt University

ROOM G:  FRIDAY, SESSION 3, 5:10-6:00 p.m.

Does Socrates Show that He Does Not Corrupt
the Youth by Showing that He Is Not Impious?
          Scott Calef
          The University of Central Arkansas
Comment:  Kelly D. Jolley
          Auburn University

ROOM H:  FRIDAY, SESSION 3, 5:10-6:00 p.m.

The Morality and Constitutionality of Secession
          J. Angelo Corlett
          Georgia State University
Comment:  Steven J. Heikkila
          The University of Georgia

SATURDAY     SESSION 4     9:00-9:50 a.m.

ROOM A:  SATURDAY, SESSION 4, 9:00-9:50 a.m.

Movements in Time
          Gabriel Rockhill
          Grinnell College
Comment:  Bill Scott
          The John Hopkins University

ROOM B:  SATURDAY, SESSION 4, 9:00-9:50 a.m.

What Does the Appeal to Empirical Descriptions as
Definitional Descriptions Do for the Theory of Meaning?
          Rod Swearengin
          Claremont Graduate School
Comment:  Daniel Barwick
          SUNY-Buffalo

ROOM C:  SATURDAY, SESSION 4, 9:00-9:50 a.m.

Bodies May Matter, But We Should Still Dream
          Terrence Kelly
          Saint Louis University
Comment:  Margaret A. McLaren
          Rollins College

ROOM D:  SATURDAY, SESSION 4, 9:00-9:50 a.m.

Philosophy of Law
          John D. White
          Talladega College
Comment:  Randall E. Auxier
          Oklahoma City University

ROOM E:  SATURDAY, SESSION 4, 9:00-9:50 a.m.

The Nature of Locke's Moral Laws:  From _An_Essay_Concerning_
_Human_Understanding_ to _Two_Treatises_of_Government_
          Edward L. Conner
          The University of Georgia
Comment:  David J. Boerwinkle
          Loyola University-New Orleans

ROOM F:  SATURDAY, SESSION 4, 9:00-9:50 a.m.

Addiction and Knowledge:  Epistemic
Disease and the Hegemonic Family
          Judith Bradford
             Fordham University
          Crispin Sartwell
             The University of Alabama
Comment:  Joanna Crosby
             Vanderbilt University

ROOM G:  SATURDAY, SESSION 4, 9:00-9:50 a.m.

The Good, the Just, and the City:  The
Basis for Plato's Critique of Democracy
          David Wayne Loy
          Saint Louis University
Comment:  Johann A. Klaassen
          Washington University

ROOM H:  SATURDAY, SESSION 4, 9:00-9:50 a.m.

Consistency as a Moral Virtue
          Jason Holt
          The University of Western Ontario
Comment:  Doug Cooper
          The University of Western Ontario

SATURDAY     SESSION 5     10:00-10:50 a.m.

ROOM A:  SATURDAY, SESSION 5, 10:00-10:50 a.m.

Representing Past Time
          Deborah K. Heikes
          The University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign
Comment:  Gabriel Rockhill
          Grinnell College

ROOM B:  SATURDAY, SESSION 5, 10:00-10:50 a.m.

Representationalism and the Relativity of Representations
          Andrew Ward
          San Jose State University
Comment:  Kam-Yuen Cheng
          Southern Illinois University-Carbondale

ROOM C:  SATURDAY, SESSION 5, 10:00-10:50 a.m.

The Concept of Rights and the Gift in
Sartre's _Notebooks_for_an_Ethics_
          Thomas B. Spademan
          Purdue University
Comment:  Daniel Price
          Loyola University-Chicago

ROOM D:  SATURDAY, SESSION 5, 10:00-10:50 a.m.

Anticipated War, Inevitable Peace
          Christopher Adair-Toteff
          American University-Bulgaria
Comment:  Kevin E. Dodson
          Lamar University

ROOM E:  SATURDAY, SESSION 5, 10:00-10:50 a.m.

Schopenhauer's and Cassirer's Shared Theories of Consciousness
          Doug Coulson
          Oklahoma City University
Comment:  Donald P. Verene
          Emory University

ROOM F:  SATURDAY, SESSION 5, 10:00-10:50 a.m.

The Internet, Ethics, and the Determination of Legal Principles
          Brian M. O'Connell
          Farmington, CT
Comment:  Jonelle DePetro
          Eastern Illinois University

ROOM G:  SATURDAY, SESSION 5, 10:00-10:50 a.m.

Plato's Two Immortalities
          William Irwin
          SUNY-Buffalo
Comment:  Nancy DuBois
          Emory University

ROOM H:  SATURDAY, SESSION 5, 10:00-10:50 a.m.

Being Moral:  Categoriality and Human Action
          H. Peter Steeves
          Indiana University
Comment:  Steven J. Ingeman
          Indiana University

SATURDAY     SESSION 6     11:00-11:50 a.m.

ROOM A:  SATURDAY, SESSION 6, 11:00-11:50 a.m.

Spatialized Time?  Temporalized Space!
          David Zacker
          Michigan State University
Comment:  Keith Abney
          The University of Notre Dame

ROOM B:  SATURDAY, SESSION 6, 11:00-11:50 a.m.

Davidson's Causal Theory of Action
          Kam-Yuen Cheng
          Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
Comment:  Robert Epperson
          Auburn University

ROOM C:  SATURDAY, SESSION 6, 11:00-11:50 a.m.

Expenditure and the Gift
          Stephen Pluhacek
          Purdue University
Comment:  Albert Crim
          Vanderbilt University

ROOM D:  SATURDAY, SESSION 6, 11:00-11:50 a.m.

Noncausal Determinism in Human Action
          Ralph D. Ellis
          Clark Atlanta University
Comment:  George Gale
          The University of Missouri-Kansas City

ROOM E:  SATURDAY, SESSION 6, 11:00-11:50 a.m.

The Christian Religion as Basis of Freedom:  On
Positivity in Hegel's Text "Neufassung des Anfangs"
          Timothy C. Huson
          Tulane University
Comment:  Dan Harrell
          Emory University

ROOM F:  SATURDAY, SESSION 6, 11:00-11:50 a.m.

Futilitarianism, Exoticare, and Coerced
Altruism:  The ADA Meets Its Limits
          E. Haavi Morreim
          University of Tennessee-Memphis
Comment:  Brian M. O'Connell
          Farmington, CT

ROOM G:  SATURDAY, SESSION 6, 11:00-11:50 a.m.

The Relation between Plato's Good and the "Human Good"
          David J. Yount
          The University of Wisconsin-Madison
Comment:  David M. Parry
          Penn State University-Altoona

ROOM H:  SATURDAY, SESSION 6, 11:00-11:50 a.m.

The Psychological Versus the Logical:  Objectivity in Frege
          Jeffrey Denson
          The University of Toronto
Comment:  Erich H. Reck
          The University of Chicago

SATURDAY     LUNCH BREAK   12:00-1:20 p.m.

SATURDAY     SESSION 7     1:30-2:20 p.m.

ROOM A:  SATURDAY, SESSION 7, 1:30-2:20 p.m.

Subjective and Objective Statements
          H. B. Dalrymple
          The University of Texas-Arlington
Comment:  Robert J. Levy
          Wittenberg University

ROOM B:  SATURDAY, SESSION 7, 1:30-2:20 p.m.

Dennett, Abstracta, and Beliefs
          Tim Ketcher
          The University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign
Comment:  Jeffrey Denson
          The University of Toronto

ROOM C:  SATURDAY, SESSION 7, 1:30-2:20 p.m.

Foucault, Critical Theory, Rationality
          David Hodges
          The University of Illinois
Comment:  Emrys Westacott
          The University of Texas-Austin

ROOM D:  SATURDAY, SESSION 7, 1:30-2:20 p.m.

Economies of AIDS
          John Protevi
          Louisiana State University
Comment:  Toby Sarrge
          Oklahoma City University

ROOM E:  SATURDAY, SESSION 7, 1:30-2:20 p.m.

The Influences of Montaigne's Logic on Emerson's Logic
          Bert P. Helm
          Southwest Missouri State University
Comment:  William J. Garland
          The University of the South

ROOM F:  SATURDAY, SESSION 7, 1:30-2:20 p.m.

Learning to See (Well):  "Justice" and "Care"
in the Photography of Dorothea Lange
          Mitchell Aliva
          California State University-Fresno
Comment:  Catherine Robertson
          Oklahoma City University

ROOM G:  SATURDAY, SESSION 7, 1:30-2:20 p.m.

Sympathetic Vibrations and Plato's Ethno-ethical
Modes:  The Psychological Prosuppositions
          Heidi Northwood
          The University of Alberta
Comment:  David J. Yount
          The University of Wisconsin-Madison

ROOM H:  SATURDAY, SESSION 7, 1:30-2:20 p.m.

Is the Morning Star Really Identical to the Evening Star?
          Leonard Schulte
          Arkansas State University
Comment:  Joseph Sartorelli
          Arkansas State University

SATURDAY     SESSION 8     2:30-3:20 p.m.

ROOM A:  SATURDAY, SESSION 8, 2:30-3:20 p.m.

Scepticism, Theory Choice, and Induction
          Robert J. Levy
          Wittenberg University
Comment:  Lee Hester
          Oklahoma City University

ROOM B:  SATURDAY, SESSION 8, 2:30-3:20 p.m.

How Dennett Can Carry a Tune
          Timothy Kenyon
          The University of Western Ontario
Comment:  Andrew Ward
          San Jose State University

ROOM C:  SATURDAY, SESSION 8, 2:30-3:20 p.m.

Metaphysical Help:  A Nietzschean Reading of Foucault
          J. Russell Couch
          Oklahoma City University
Comment:  Daniel Tkachyk
          Tulane University

ROOM D:  SATURDAY, SESSION 8, 2:30-3:20 p.m.

Instrumental Rationality and Evaluating Ends
          Jonelle DePetro
          Eastern Illinois University
Comment:  John E. Clifford
          The University of Missouri-Saint Louis

ROOM E:  SATURDAY, SESSION 8, 2:30-3:20 p.m.

The Necessity of Knowledge:  A Defense
of Peirce's Thoroughgoing Realism
          C. Anthony Earls
          Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
Comment:  Mary Magada-Ward
          Middle Tennessee State University

ROOM F:  SATURDAY, SESSION 8, 2:30-3:20 p.m.

Marcellian Space:  Walker Percy's Statial
Imagery and _Homo_Viator_
          Michael Paul Jones
          Western Carolina University
Comment:  Jack Purcell
          Middle Tennessee State University

ROOM G:  SATURDAY, SESSION 8, 2:30-3:20 p.m.

Procedural or Contextual Justification:
On Grounding Moral Consensus
          James B. Sauer
          Saint Mary's University
Comment:  J. Craig Hanks
          The University of Alabama-Hunstsville

ROOM H:  SATURDAY, SESSION 8, 2:30-3:20 p.m.

Did Wittgenstein Espouse Complete Silence?
          James Peterman
          The University of the South
Comment:  Caleb Thompson
          SUNY-Buffalo

SATURDAY     SESSION 9     3:30-4:20 p.m.

ROOM A:  SATURDAY, SESSION 9, 3:30-4:20 p.m.

Argument Analysis and Enumerative Induction
          Robert Boyd
          Texas Christian University
Comment:  Mitch Haney
          The University of Memphis

ROOM B:  SATURDAY, SESSION 9, 3:30-4:20 p.m.

Moral Patterns
          Johann A. Klaassen
          Washington University
Comment:  Tim Ketcher
          The University of Illinois-Urbana

ROOM C:  SATURDAY, SESSION 9, 3:30-4:20 p.m.

Foucault on the Subject of Feminism
          Margaret A. McLaren
          Rollins College
Comment:  Ellen Armour
          Rhodes College

ROOM D:  SATURDAY, SESSION 9, 3:30-4:20 p.m.

Relativists Have Rights Too
          Emrys Westacott
          The University of Texas-Austin
Comment:  David Drebushenko
          The University of Southern Indiana

ROOM E:  SATURDAY, SESSION 9, 3:30-4:20 p.m.

Necessity Naturalized:  Dewey's Theory
of Universal Propositions
          Terry Moseley
          Purdue University
Comment:  Jayne Tristan
          Southern Illinois University-Carbondale

ROOM F:  SATURDAY, SESSION 9, 3:30-4:20 p.m.

Catharine Macaulay's _Letters_on_
_Education_:  Odd but Equal
          Catherine Gardner
          The University of Virginia
Comment:  H. Hamner Hill
          Southeast Missouri State University

ROOM G:  SATURDAY, SESSION 9, 3:30-4:20 p.m.

Descartes on Thought and Language
          Gordon Dabbs
          Oklahoma University
Comment:  Gareth B. Matthews
          The University of Massachusetts

ROOM H:  SATURDAY, SESSION 9, 3:30-4:20 p.m.

"My Propositions are Elucidatory in this Way":
Wittgenstein on Reading the Tractatus
          David Olson Pook
          Indiana University
Comment:  Michael Hodges
          Vanderbilt University

SATURDAY     SESSION 10    4:30-5:20 p.m.

ROOM A:  SATURDAY, SESSION 10, 4:30-5:20 p.m.

Incomplete Theories
          Paul Pojman
          The University of Mississippi
Comment:  Heidi Northwood
          The University of Alberta

ROOM B:  SATURDAY, SESSION 10, 4:30-5:20 p.m.

The Difficulty Defending Deep Ecology
          Daniel Tkachyk
          Tulane University
Comment:  Scott Warren Calef
          The University of Central Arkansas

ROOM C:  SATURDAY, SESSION 10, 4:30-5:20 p.m.

The Body, Consciousness, and Intersubjectivity
          Philip Thompson
          Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
Comment:  Duane H. Davis
          Wabash College

ROOM D:  SATURDAY, SESSION 10, 4:30-5:20 p.m.

Value and Desire
          Desheng Zong
          Tulane University
Comment:  Grant C. Sterling
          Eastern Illinois University

ROOM E:  SATURDAY, SESSION 10, 4:30-5:20 p.m.



ROOM F:  SATURDAY, SESSION 10, 4:30-5:20 p.m.

Transcendental Philosophy, Plurality, and Respect for the Real
          Charles W. Harvey
          The University of Central Arkansas
Comment:  Crispin Sartwell
          The University of Alabama

ROOM G:  SATURDAY, SESSION 10, 4:30-5:20 p.m.

Leibnizian and Spinozistic Necessity
          Norman Lillegard
          The University of Tennessee-Martin
Comment:  Steven Parchment
          Emory University

ROOM H:  SATURDAY, SESSION 10, 4:30-5:20 p.m.

Wittgenstein's Investigations by Way of Examples
          Ben Pryor
          Pennsylvania State University
Comment:  Frederick R. Adams
          Central Michigan University

SATURDAY     SESSION 11    5:30-6:20 p.m.

ROOM A:  SATURDAY,  SESSION 11,  5:30-6:20 p.m.

The Demarcation Problem in Science and
Religion:  _McLean_v._Arkansas_
          Keith Abney
          The University of Notre Dame
Comment:  Paul Pojman
          The University of Mississippi

ROOM B:  SATURDAY,  SESSION 11,  5:30-6:20 p.m.

The Rule of Least Agency
          J. K. Swindler
          Westminster College
Comment:  Lynn Holt
          Mississippi State University

ROOM C:  SATURDAY,  SESSION 11,  5:30-6:20 p.m.

Derrida and the Public Sphere of Intelligibility
          Daniel Price
          Loyola University-Chicago
Comment:  Judith Bradford
          Fordham University

ROOM D:  SATURDAY,  SESSION 11,  5:30-6:20 p.m.

The Liberal Rule of Law as Conservative Political
Power:  A Critical Look at Free Speech
          John D. Musselman
          Indiana University
Comment:  James B. Sauer
          Saint Mary's University

ROOM E:  SATURDAY,  SESSION 11,  5:30-6:20 p.m.



ROOM F:  SATURDAY,  SESSION 11,  5:30-6:20 p.m.



ROOM G:  SATURDAY,  SESSION 11,  5:30-6:20 p.m.

The God/Attribute Distinction in Spinoza's
Metaphysics:  A Defense of Causal Objectivism
          Steven Parchment
          Emory University
Comment:  Claire Katz
          The University of Memphis

ROOM H:  SATURDAY,  SESSION 11,  5:30-6:20 p.m.

Wittgenstein, "Inverting Necessity," and the Child's "Why?"
          Jeffrey Bernstein
          Vanderbilt University
Comment:  Matthew Ostrow
          Boston University




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