Itinerary* for the
Graduate Student Conference in Philosophy

October 15-17, 1999
Michigan State University

sponsored by

The College of Arts and Letters
The Department of Philosophy
The Graduate School at Michigan State University
The Council of Graduate Students (C.O.G.S.)

Friday, October 15, 1999

Session I: (Location - Brody Hall, Multipurpose Room)

3:00-4:00 Registration and Welcome Reception
4:00-4:15 Welcoming remarks--Heather Johnson, MSU Graduate
Student in Philosophy

4:15-5:15 Talk 1 "Rethinking Plato's Conception of Knowledge:
the Non-Philosopher and the Forms"
by Michael Beltz
& Joel Martinez
5:30-6:30 Talk 2 "What is Wittgenstein's Rule Following?"
by Akinori Hayashi

7:00 Informal dinner at Professor Steven Esquith's home
(Directions will be provided at the conference)

Saturday, October 16, 1999

Session II: (Location - Lafayette Square)

7:30-8:30 Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30-9:30 Talk 3 "Moral Luck, Kant and Neo-Kantians"
by Nafsika Athanassoulis
9:45-10:45 Talk 4 "Kant, Race and Reason" by Matthew Hachee
11:00-12:00 Talk 5 "In Defense of the Moral Autonomy of States"
by Steven Patterson

12:00-2:00 Lunch (participants are on their own)

Session III: (Location - 104A Kellogg Center)

2:00-3:00 Talk 6 "On Chalmers' Argument against the Empirical
Possibility of Qualia Inversion"
by Kalevi Lehto
3:15-4:15 Talk 7 "Levels and Scientific Explanation"
by Bill Seeley

5:00-6:30 Keynote Address: "Mental Causation and Consciousness:
The Two Mind-Body Problems for the Physicalists"
by Jaegwon Kim, William Herbert Perry Faunce
Professor of Philosophy at Brown University.
(Location: the Kellogg Center)

6:45-9:00 Dinner at Kellogg Center
9:30 Party/Reception at Kellogg

Sunday, October 17, 1999

Session IV: (Location - Lafayette Square)

8:30-9:00 Continental Breakfast

9:00-10:00 Talk 8 "How to reduce Contrastive Explanations" by
Dien Ho
10:15-11:15 Talk 9 "The Neighborhood Where WOMEN OF
by Allison Wolf

11:15-11:45 Break and refreshments

11:45-12:45 Talk 10 "Mills on Practical and Epistemic Justification"
by Daniel Mittag

12:45-1:00 Concluding Remarks

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Each talk shall be one hour in length and will include all of the following: 30 minutes for paper presentation, 10 minutes for commentator response, 5 minutes for a rebuttal by the speaker, and 15 minutes for questions from the assembled audience.