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 organizers if they'd like to be included.

Participants will receive an invitation to the 2019 VSPC Google Group. Please ensure that you are 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:

Provisional schedule; subject to change.

SUNDAY, August 18

5:00-9:00PM

  • Welcome BBQ/party. Details TBD.


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

MONDAY, August 19

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: The Conscription of Political Representatives
Author: Wendy Salkin
Commentator: Jonathan Gingerich
Commentator: Paul Prescott
Chair: Carrie Jenkins

SESSION 2: 1:30–3:00 

Paper: The Cooperative Principle Revisited
Author: Gretchen Ellefson
Commentator: Jennifer Foster
Commentator: TBA
Chair: Benjamin Lennertz

SESSION 3: 3:15–4:45

Paper: There is No Pragmatic (or Moral) Encroachment
Author: Keshav Singh
Commentator: Jordan MacKenzie
Commentator: Jonathan Ichikawa
Chair: Joanna Lawson

EVENING SOCIAL EVENTS


TUESDAY, AUGUST 20

SESSION 4: 10:00–11:30

Paper: How to Disrupt a Social Script
Author: Samia Hesni
Commentator: Sukaina Hirji
Commentator: Minji Jang
Chair: Matthew Rachar

SESSION 5: 1:30–3:00

Paper: Arbitrariness and the Long Road to Permissivism
Author: Maegan Fairchild
Commentator: Irem Kurtsal
Commentator: Michaela McSweeney
Chair: Lawrence Wang

SESSION 6: 3:15–4:45

Paper: Grounding and A Priori Epistemology: Challenges for Conceptualism
Author: Wes Siscoe
Commentator: Tom Donaldson
Commentator: Michael Raven
Chair: TBA

EVENING SOCIAL EVENTS


WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21

SESSION 7: 10:00–11:30

Paper: None of These Problems are that “Hard” ... or “Easy”
Author: Lisa Miracchi
Commentator: Joy Shim
Commentator: TBA
Chair: Ali Abasnezhad

SESSION 8: 1:30–3:00

Paper: Debunking arguments in normative ethics: a defense
Author: Caleb Perl
Commentator: Chelsea Rosenthal
Commentator: Brian Berkey
Chair: TBA

SESSION 9: 3:15–4:45

Paper: The Optionality of Modus Ponens and Other Epistemic Rules
Author: Daniel Drucker
Commentator: Daniel Singer
Commentator: Julia Smith
Chair: TBA

EVENING SOCIAL EVENTS


THURSDAY, AUGUST 22

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.