Friday, August 8
On-Site Registration, Humanities 1B50: 8:00 - 3:00
Session Room Numbers
A Sessions - Humanities 1B50
B Sessions - Humanities 150
C Sessions - Humanities 250
Speaker Paper Title Commentator Chair
8:45 - 10:00 A Stephanie Partridge and Andrew Jordan A Defense of Sentimentalism about Humor Eva Dadlez Dave Hysom
Central Oklahoma
Otterbein College  
B Richard Galvin  The Fact of Reason Bob Hanna  Jason Wyckoff
  Texas Christian University   CU Boulder
C Aaron Smuts  The Feels Good Theory of Pleasure Chris Heathwood  David Boonin
  Temple   CU Boulder
10:05 -11:20 A Hallie Liberto Animals and the Veil of Ignorance Ben Hale Dave Hysom
  University of Wisconsin CU Boulder
B Steve Sverdlik  Hurka on the Intrinsic Value of Attitudes Jyl Gentzler Jason Wyckoff
  Southern Methodist University   Amherst  
C Mark van Roojen Consequents of True Practical Conditionals Detach Clayton Littlejohn (SMU) and Michael Huemer (CU Boulder) Devon Belcher
University of Nebraska-Lincoln  
11:25 - 12:40 A Govind Persad  Authority Without Identity: Defending Advance Directives via Posthumous Rights Over One's Body Eric Chwang David Boonin
  National Institutes of Health   CU Boulder
B John Ku, Howard Nye, David Plunkett Fitting Attitudes, Reasons for Action and the Rejection of Consequentialism Mylan Engel Matt Frank
  Northern Illinois University
  University of Michigan
C Hanoch Sheinman  Joint Promises Ian Stoner  John Maier
  Rice   University of Minnesota
12:40 - 2:30pm
Speaker Paper Title Commentator Chair
2:30 - 3:45 A Kathleen Dougherty Respect the One You Love? Claudia Mills  Bob Pasnau
 College of Notre Dame-Maryland CU Boulder
B Kelly Sorenson The Actual and the Expected Arvi Pakaslahti  Brad Monton
 Ursinus University of Turku  
C David Etlin  Cognitivism, Decision Theory, and Relativism Graham Oddie Eric Chwang
 MIT  CU Boulder
4:00 - 5:15 A Paul Kelleher Justice in Health Care Justin Ho  Bob Pasnau
Harvard   Rice
B Jennifer Hawkins Well-Being, Time, and Dementia Jason Wyckoff  Brad Monton
 University of Toronto CU Boulder
C Ben Sachs  A Paradox of Practical Rationality Scott Forschler  Eric Chwang
National Institutes of Health Northland Community & Technical College
Plenary Welcoming Remarks
5:30 - 7:00 Graham Oddie,
Professor of Philosophy and Associate Dean of Arts and Sciences
Keynote: Bonnie Steinbock
University at Albany-SUNY
Designer Babies: Choosing Our Children's Genes
Reception Koenig Center 
7:00-8:00 (In the Alumni House)
Saturday, August 9
On-site registration: 8:00 - 12:00
Speaker Paper Title Commentator Chair
8:45 - 10:00 A Jeremy Garrett A Prima Facie Case Against Civil Marriage Chad Kautzer  Dan Demetriou
Rice CU Denver
B Ben Eggleston Utilitarian Adjudication Kendy Hess Duncan Purves
University of Kansas CU Boulder  
C Douglas Portmore Imperfect Reasons and Rational Options John Maier  Chris Heathwood
Arizona State Princeton
10:05 -11:20 A Elizabeth Brake  Minimizing Marriage Chad Kerst Dan Demetriou
University of Calgary Colorado State
B Dale Dorsey Equality-Tempered Prioritarianism Nathaniel Jezzi  Duncan Purves
University of Kansas Cornell  
C Bob Johnson and Rusty Jones What Good's a Good Example? A New Objection to Counterfactual Exemplar-Based Virtue Theories Uri Leibowitz  Dom Bailey
University of Massachusetts
11:25am - 12:40 A Evan Kreider Mill on Happiness Dale Miller  Dan Demetriou
University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley Old Dominion University
B Michael Moehler  The (Stabilized) Nash Bargaining Solution as a Principle of Distributive Justice Michael Buckley  Jason Hanna
UNC-Chapel Hill CUNY
C Jean-Paul Vessel  Supererogation for Utilitarianism Henry West  Dom Bailey
New Mexico State University  Macalaster College
Lunch, 12:40 - 2:30
Poster Session 1 (presenters on back page), 1:20pm - 2:20pm
Speaker Paper Title Commentator Chair
2:30 - 3:45 A David Shoemaker What's Identity Got to Do With it? The Unimportance of Personal Identity for Bioethics Sara Bernstein  Dave Barnes
Bowling Green Arizona
B Eric Wiland On Some Limits of Trying to (Try to) Do the Best Jeff Sebo Jen Kling
University of Missouri - St. Louis NYU
C Adam Hosein  How Hard Are the Numbers? David Boonin  Brad Monton
MIT CU Boulder  
4:00 - 5:15 A David Shikiar Notes on Hegel's Conception of Reconciliation Robb Eason  Ben Hale
Boston University MIT  
B Andrew Jason Cohen  Hard-Headed Economics Capturing the Soft Side of Life and Improving Two Models of Obligation Johann Klaassen  Dave Barnes
Georgia State First Affirmative Financial Network, LLC
C Tamler Sommers  Metaskepticism about Moral Responsibility Moti Gorin  Tony Smith
University of Houston Rice
Plenary Introduction of speaker
5:30 - 7:00 David Boonin, Chair of the Philosophy Department
Keynote: Fred Feldman
Happiness: Empirical Research, Philosophical Conclusions
Reception Heritage Center
7:00 - 8:00 (3rd floor of Old Main)
Sunday, August 10
Speaker Paper Title Commentator Chair
8:45 - 10:00 A Brad Skow  Preferentism and the Paradox of Desire George Backen  Mike Huemer
MIT Adams State College  
B Ian Deweese-Boyd  Collective Self-Deception, Collective Injustice Steve Vanderheiden Ben Hale
Gordon College CU Boulder  
C Bruce Russell Moral Intuitions and Skysight Christina van Dyke Alastair Norcross
 Wayne State Calvin College
10:05 -11:20 A Nicole Hassoun  Why Libertarians Should be Welfare Liberals Luc Bovens  Mike Huemer
Carnegie Mellon London School of Economics and Political Science
B Mark Lukas  Desire Satisfactionism and the Irrelevant Desires Problem Luke Robinson  Chris Heathwood
Longwood University Southern Methodist University
C Erin Flynn On the Impertinence of Frankfurt-Style Argument Alexander Jech  Ben Hale
Ohio Wesleyan Notre Dame
11:25am - 12:40 A Kristi A. Olson Incentives and Special Burdens:
When Are Greater Rewards to the Talented Justified?
John Harris  Michael Tooley
Harvard Texas Christian
B Pekka Vayrynen Thick Evaluative Terms and Gradability Dan Boisvert  Alastair Norcross
University of Leeds UNC-Charlotte
C Michael McKenna  Conversation and Responsibility Daniel Speak  Tony Smith
Florida State Loyola Marymount
Lunch, 12:40 - 2:30
Poster Session 2 (presenters on back page), 1:20pm - 2:20pm
2:30 - 3:45 Speaker Paper Title Commentator Chair
A Saul Smilansky  Moral Paradoxes and the Idea of a "Crazy Ethics" Alastair Norcross  David Boonin
Haifa CU Boulder
B Daniel Brudney  Marx's New Man Henry Pickford  Sheralee Brindell
University of Chicago   CU Boulder
C David Drebushenko  Prefrontal Cortical Deficit and (In)Compatibilsm: Can Neuroscience Resolve the Free Will Problem? Mikhail Valdman  Jen Kling
University of Southern Indiana Virginia Commonwealth
Plenary Announcement of the Young Ethicist Prize and Introduction of Speaker: 
4:00 - 5:40
Alastair Norcross, Conference Co-Organizer
Keynote: Geoffrey Sayre-McCord 
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Rational Agency and Normative Concepts
Session Room Numbers
A Sessions - Humanities 1B50
B Sessions - Humanities 150
C Sessions - Humanities 250
Poster Session 1 Poster Session 2
Sara Bernstein Jyl Gentzler
Moral Overdetermination What Should I do?
Michael Buckley Jeff Sebo
Facts and Principles in PC Posters will be displayed on the main floor lobby of Humanities A Consequentialist Account of Public and Private Morality
Alexander Jech Moti Gorin
The Tragic Character of Frankfurt's Moral Theory Moral Fictionalism
Ian Stoner George Blacken
Kant and the Competitive Spirit A Pragmatic Defense of Moral Realism
Arvi Pakaslahti Clayton Littlejohn
Act-Utilitarianism, Relationships and Cheating Ought', 'Can', and Practical Reasons
Jason Wyckoff Chad Kerst
A Problem for (Some) Social Contract Theories Beyond the Ethics Code
Justin Ho Nathaniel Jezzi
A New Justification for Informed Consent Moral Constructivism, Autonomy, and the Original Position
Mikhail Valdman Scott Forschler
Outsourcing Self-Government Frankfurt and Rationalism