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3rd Annual Calvin College Undergraduate Philosophy Conference

April 19, 2011

plantinga2 We are pleased to announce Calvin’s own Alvin Plantinga as the keynote speaker.

See the official poster and conference brochure.

The conference is open to the public and is free of charge. Anyone is welcome! Refreshments will be provided, in addition to a free lunch catered to all attendants Saturday.

Be sure to check out Calvin’s news story about the conference!

Friday April 29, 2011
6:30pm Reception
7:30pm Keynote Speaker: Alvin Plantinga, “A New Argument Against Materialism”
Saturday April 30, 2011
8:30 Donuts and Coffee
9:00am Brian Schimpf (Ball State University), “Thoughts and  Qualifications on Transcendental Arguments”
Comments by Cameron Gibbs (Calvin College)
10:15am Ryan Austin (Huntington University), “Temporal Parts and the Status of Personhood of the Unborn and the Undead”
Comments by Hong Chen (Calvin College)
11:30am Andrew Brenner (University of North Florida), “Do A-Theories of Time Entail a Finite Past?”
Comments by Eddy Chen (Calvin College)
12:45pm Lunch: Provided!
2:00pm Kevin Dupree (University of Central Florida), “Virgil’s Lesson for Mariology: A Response to Dennett’s Physicalist Account of Mary’s First Experience of Color”
Comments by Emi Okayasu (Calvin College)
3:15pm Timothy Cuffman (Cedarville University), “Redeeming (Rhizomatic) Enclaves”
Comments by Lander Hultin (Calvin College)
4:30pm Drew Hiller (St. Louis University), “Beauty in the Musical Experience: Understanding Varieties of Aesthetic Judgment”
Comments by Nick Colegrove (Huntington University)

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