We are pleased to announce the schedule and participants for the 2018 VSPC. As the VSPC is a pre-read, workshop-style conference, participation is limited to those on the program, and to registered UBC participants. Interested UBC philosophers should contact the organizer if they'd like to be included.

Participants should have received an invitation to the 2018 VSPC Google Group. Please ensure that you in the group, as that will be the main way of communicating important information about the conference.

Participants:

Participants should fill out the participant info page (password protected) here.

schedule:

SUNDAY, August 19

5:00-9:00PM

  • Welcome BBQ/party at Jonathan and Carrie's. See email for details.

All sessions will be held in the Buchanan Penthouse at UBC.

MONDAY, August 20

ARRIVAL AND WELCOME: 9:30-10:00

There will be coffee and pastries from 9:30. Please do plan to arrive around 9:30, to give you time to get your name tag, etc., and to hear the opening remarks at about 9:45.

SESSION 1: 10:00–11:30:

Paper: "What We Epistemically Owe To Each Other"
Author: Rima Basu
Commentator: Mike Ashfield
Commentator: Kathryn Pogin
Chair: Jonathan Ichikawa

SESSION 2: 1:30–3:00: 

Paper: “Coincidences and the Grain of Explanation”
Author: Harjit Bhogal
Commentator: Jennifer Wang
Commentator: Sharon Berry
Chair: Travis LaCroix

SESSION 3: 3:15–4:45

Paper: "History as a Science in Islamic Modernism"
Author: Sara Aronowitz
Commentator: Camil Golub
Commentator: Kris McDaniel
Chair: Jordan MacKenzie

EVENING SOCIAL EVENTS


TUESDAY, AUGUST 21

SESSION 4: 10:00–11:30

Paper: "Against Humean Compatibilism"
Author: Jonah Nagashima
Commentator: Peter Tan
Commentator: Nina Emery
Chair: Chelsea Rosenthal

SESSION 5: 1:30–3:00

Paper: "The Secular Problem of Evil: An Essay in Analytic Existentialism"
Author: Paul Prescott
Commentator: Leigh Vicens
Commentator: Cathy Mason
Chair: David Boylan

SESSION 6: 3:15–4:45

Paper: "A Tale of Two Injustices: Epistemic Injustice in Philosophical Discourse"
Author: Emmalon Davis
Commentator: Ishani Maitra
Commentator: Samia Hesni
Chair: Matthew Dougherty

EVENING SOCIAL EVENTS


WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22

SESSION 7: 10:00–11:30

Paper: "Algorithmic Bias: On the Implicit Biases of Social Technology"
Author: Gabbrielle Johnson
Commentator: Sara Protasi
Commentator: Joy Shim
Chair: Daniel Fogal

SESSION 8: 1:30–3:00

Paper: "Dynamicity and the Metaphysics of Experience: A New Argument Against the B-Theory of Time"
Author: Joanna Lawson
Commentator: Brian Weatherson
Commentator: David Mark Kovacs
Chair: Gretchen Ellefson

SESSION 9: 3:15–4:45

Paper: "Spontaneous Freedom"
Author: Jonathan Gingerich
Commentator: Hallie Liberto
Commentator: Regina Rini
Chair: Thomas Donaldson

 

EVENING SOCIAL EVENTS


THURSDAY, AUGUST 23

RECREATION DAY

  • This is a day for loosely organized outings or events. There are no sessions scheduled this day—if you need to leave town Wednesday night or Thursday morning, that's fine. But if you can hang around another day, Vancouver has a lot of fun things to offer.