2021 Webster Undergraduate Philosophy Conference schedule

NOTE: All times Central Daylight Time (St. Louis)


Zoom link: https://webster-edu.zoom.us/j/91403488181

3 PM

Leatrice McNeal, Webster University, “Strong Black Woman: Is It a Positive or Negative Attribute?”

Jillian Wilson, Webster University, “Black Women: Are they Eatin’ Good or Getting Eaten Up?”

3:30 PM

Shae Parsons, Webster University, “Recentering Environmental Priorities”

Gabriella (Gabby) Olk, San Diego State University, “From Theory To Practice: A Psychological Approach to Public Policy and Contemporary Environmental Ethics”

Elspeth Furey, Webster University, “Grave Dangers, Natural Solutions: An Existential Argument for Green Burials”

Sky Krakos, Webster University, “Environmental Ethics and Xenophobia”

4:30 PM

Jonathan Hawley, University of Missouri, Kansas City, “Plato’s Understanding of Truth: Accounting for the Nuance of Fit”

Bangrui (Christoph) Chen, University of Pittsburgh, “Rivers and Waters: Does Heraclitus Claim that Everything Flows?”

Jacob Farris, Pennsylvania State University, “Aristotle’s Aspectual Ontology: The Fundamental Multiplicity of Being in Aristotle’s Metaphysics”


Zoom link: https://webster-edu.zoom.us/j/95577522613

3 PM

Maria Walls, Webster University, “Reform, Replace, or Reject: The Complexities of Modern Marriage”

Julia Haralson, Webster University, “Evangelical Purity Culture as Religious Violence”

Jackson Maxwell, University of Pennsylvania, “The Psychological Criterion for Personhood & the Case for a Limited Right to Abortion”

4 PM

Reception (Zoom-style) hosted by the Webster University Philosophy Coalition

poster of reception invitation

Zoom ID: 964 363 9106 Password: Philosophy


Zoom link (morning): https://webster-edu.zoom.us/j/93722029886

10 AM

Kole Phelps, Webster University, “Looting, Rioting, and Deconstructing Violence”

Jeremy McCauley, University of Maine at Farmington, “Perceptual Solution” (Merleau-Ponty)

Harrison Brennan, Pennsylvania State University, “The End of Authentic Future: Control Societies and their Impact on Dasein’s Temporal Unity”

11 AM

Sean R. McGimpsey, Kansas State University, “Business Ethics Pedagogy: Key Feature Analysis and Recommended Best Practices”

Julia Mazurek, Fordham University at Rose Hill, “A Defense of Aristotelean Ethics”

Raymond Peters, University of Delaware, “Kant and the Impermissibility of Lying”

12 noon

Lunch (on your own)

Zoom link (afternoon): https://webster-edu.zoom.us/j/93750616829

12:30 PM

Corey S.W. Sherman, University of Colorado Boulder, “Fission, Fusion, and Personal Identity”

Shreyas Sundar, Pennsylvania State University, “Exploring the Compatibility Between Randomness and Leibniz’s Principle of Sufficient Reason”

1:00 PM

Zak Miller, St. Louis Community College Meramec, “Unlocking the Potential of the Characteristica Universalis: An Exploration of Intrinsic Truths in Artistic Imagery”

Henry Mermer, The New School, “Instances of Parapraxis in Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles

1:30 PM

Lillian Alexander, San Diego State University, “God’s Death and the Role Religion Plays in Evil: A College Student v. an Alien”

Michael Hanold, Pennsylvania State University, “Infinite Differentiation: Extrapolating from Ibn Sina’s Argument for God’s Singularity”

Joshua Doland, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), “What is Something than Which Nothing is Lesser – Evidently Not the Devil”