Third Mid-Hudson Valley Undergraduate Philosophy Conference

The Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies has finalized the program for the  Third Mid-Hudson Valley Undergraduate Philosophy Conference. 

The conference will take place on March 8-9, and it includes original philosophical research by undergraduates from Yale University, Swarthmore College, Rutgers University, the United States Military Academy, Wheaton College, and Marist College. Students from Bard, Marist, and West Point will comment on the papers. 

The keynote address will be given on Friday, March 8th at 5 p.m. by Alfred R. Mele (Florida State University). 

Conference Program

All presentations, with the exception of the keynote address, will take place in the Henry Hudson Room on the Third Floor of Fontaine Hall.

Friday 8 March

2:30 p.m.             “Intuitions and Experimental Philosophy”
                              Ryan Montano (Marist College)
                              Commentator: Katharine Fitzpatrick (United States Military Academy)

3:30 p.m.             “Justice and Don’t Ask Don’t Tell”
                              Emily McCarthy (United States Military Academy)
                              Commentator: Chelsea Richardson (Marist College)     

5:00 p.m.             Keynote address:
                              “Free Will and Neuroscience” (Hancock Center 2023)
                              Alfred Mele (Florida State University)

7:00 p.m.             Reception

Saturday 9 March

10:00 a.m.          “A Closer Look at the Action-Knowledge Principle”
                               Cristina Ceballos (Yale University)
                               Commentator: Joseph Connelly (Marist College)

11:00 a.m.          “On Parfit’s Repugnant Conclusion”
                               Joy Li (Rutgers University)
                               Commentator: Jeremiah Tillman (Bard College)

12:00 p.m.           Lunch

1:00 p.m.             “Understanding Akrasia: Straddling Belief and Desire Towards an Account of
                              Quitterie Gounot (Swarthmore College)
                              Commentator: Salvatore Daniele (Marist College)

2:00 p.m.             “Aristotle on Voluntariness and Moral Responsibility”
                              Walker Page (Wheaton College)
                              Commentator: Alex Karvelis (Marist College)