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Itinerary for the
3rd Annual Graduate Student Philosophy Conference

October 5-6, 2001
Michigan State University

sponsored by

MSU Detroit College of Law
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 5, 2001

Session I: Location - Executive Board Room, Detroit College of Law)
2:00-3:00 Registration and Welcome Reception
3:15-3:30 Welcoming remarks
3:30-4:30 Talk 1   As Happy As Can Be: Reason, Justice and Happiness in Plato's Republic by Cathal Woods, Ohio State University
            Commentator: John Mariana, Commentator
4:45-5:45 Talk 2  Nietzsche or Nietzsche: The Inability of Aristotelian Teleological Ethics to Explain the Social Context of Virtue by John Stopple, Arizona State University
            Commentator: Rory Kraft, Michigan State University
6:00-7:00 Talk 3  The Ethics of Embryonic Stem Cell Research: Finding Common Ground by Russell Daley, California State University - Long Beach
           Commentator: Julie Aultman, Michigan State University
7:30-10:00 Informal Dinner (Home of Dr. Steven Esquith, Department Chair)

Saturday, October 6, 2001

Session II: (Location - Executive Board Room, Detroit College of Law)
8:00-8:30 Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30-9:30 Talk 4 Considering Truth Apart From Justification and the Relationship of Belief to Explanation: A Reply to Harman and Thomson by Sanjay Lal, University of Tennessee - Knoxville
            Commentator: Alison Crane, Michigan State University
9:45-10:45 Talk 5 Defending the Intrinsic Value of Experience by Sam von Mizener, University of Tennessee - Knoxville
           Commentator: Heather Fieldhouse, Michigan State University
11:00-12:00 Talk 6 Creating Sexuality: Self-Constitution and Perversion in the Ethics of Michel Foucault by Anne Ozar, Fordham University
            Commentator: Maya Goldenberg, Michigan State University
12:00-1:30 Lunch (participants are on their own)

Session III: (Location - Executive Board Room, Detroit College of Law)
1:45-2:45 Talk 7 Black Nationalism and Black Feminism: Confronting the Race Problem and the Woman Question by Kathryn Gines, University of Memphis
            Commentator: Ron Warren, Michigan State University
3:00-4:00 Talk 8  Should the Proponent of a Paradigm of Punishment be a Desert-based Retributivist? by Michael Austin, University of Colorado - Boulder
           Commentator: Steven Patterson, Wayne State University
4:15-5:15 Breakout Sessions  Small groups will discuss a variety of issues related to being a graduate student, a career in philosophy, teaching philosophy, and philosophy itself.
5:30 Keynote Address: Lucius Outlaw, Vanderbilt University
        Topic: Whither Philosophy?
6:45-9:00 Reception Dinner, The Taj

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.