50th Annual Meeting of the Florida Philosophical Association

Nov. 11-13, 2004

Adam’s Mark Hotel, Jacksonville, FL

Hosted by Scott Kimbrough of Jacksonville University


Thursday, November 11, 2004

6:30pm - 9pm Welcome Reception - City Terrace 12

Friday, November 12, 2004

9:30am - 10:30am

I - City Terrace 7

I - City Terrace 5

I - City Terrace 6

I - City Terrace 8

Chair: Scott Kimbrough

Chair: David Kline

Chair: Andrew Alexander

Chair: Russ Dancy

David Gruender, FSU; Can Science Dispense With Religion?

Simon Glynn, FAU; The Ethics of Terrorism

Toby Howe, UWF; Conflating Erotica and Pornography: Revisiting the Aesthetic Attitude

Robert Beard, FSU; Empty Names

Greg Ray & Ivana Simiƒ, UF; A Decisive Refutation of Epistemicism

Ellen Klein, Flagler; The 9/11 Commission Report: What Every Philosopher Can Do to Help Fight the War on Terrorism

Nicholas Power, UWF; Sexual Liberation from the Freudian Left to Foucault

Robert Seltzer, Nova; Demonstrative Reference: It’s Not What You Think

10:45am - 11:45am

II - City Terrace 7

II - City Terrace 5

II - City Terrace 6

II - City Terrace 8

Chair: Erich Freiberger

Chair: Bob Seltzer

Chair: David McNaughton

Chair: Ellen Klein

Jaakko Hintikka, Boston U; Phenomenologists: Raiders of the Lost Forms

Jill Hernandez (GS), Univ. of Memphis; Particularism, Interrupted: A Generalist Critique from a Many-Valued Logic

Gwynn Markle, Stetson; The Problem of Social Justice in Status and Identity Models of Recognition

Reinhold Schlieper, ERAU; "Monster" As Case Study In Ethics

Kevin Aho, FGCU; Sex and Gender in Being and Time: Revisiting the Question of Dasein’s Neutrality

Simon Evnine, Miami; Is there something it is like?

Stephen Morris (GS), FSU; Morality and Self-Interest: The Case For Compatibility

Aron Edidin, New College; Is Classical Music Performing Art?

1:30pm - 2:30pm

III - City Terrace 7

III - City Terrace 5

III - City Terrace 6

III - City Terrace 8

Chair: Noble Ang

Chair: Nick Power

Chair Michael Strawser

Chair: Reinhold Schlieper

Russ Dancy, FSU; A ‘Socratic Paradox’: Meno 77b - 79e

David Fenner, UNF, and Kenton Harris, FIU; Framing Nature and the Environmental Critic

Daniel Callcut, UNF; Tough Love

A. J. Kreider, UM; Why I Don’t Understand Objectual Quantification

Kiriake Xerohemona, FIU;

Ramsey and Deflationism

Brook Sadler, USF; Shared Intentions

Anton Tupa (GS), UF; Self-Sacrifice, Intrinsic Desires, and the Desire-Satisfaction Theory of Well-Being

Andrew Jones-Cathcart, UNF; Where Art Thou? An Evaluation of Buber’s Critique of Kierkegaard

2:45pm - 3:45pm

IV - City Terrace 7

IV - City Terrace 5

IV - City Terrace 6

IV - City Terrace 8

Chair: Aron Edidin

Chair: Peter Dalton

Chair: Sally Ferguson

Chair: Charlotte Pressler

Andrew Buchwalter, UNF;

Bounded Communities, International Law, and Hegel’s Conception of a Situated Cosmopolitanism

Christopher Weaver (GS), UM; The Comparative Plausibility of Theory-Based versus Method-Based "No Miracle Arguments" for Scientific Realism

Dave Monroe (GS), WMU; Two Problems About Human Agency Reconsidered: A Reply to Bratman

Noble Ang (GS), UF; The Impossibility of Kantian Moral Weakness of Will

Ghita Holmström-Hintikka, Boston Univ.; Agency in Legal Reasoning

Casey Woodling (GS), UF; Justification On The Cheap

Michael Hurlburt (GS), UM; A Failed Attempt to Refute the Argument Based on Failed Attempts


4:30pm - 5:30pm Business meeting - City Terrace 7

7:00pm - Midnight Banquet - City Terrace 12

Saturday, November 13, 2004

7:45am - 9am Continental Breakfast - City Terrace 7

9:30am - 10:15am: Plenary Session on Philosophy "Academic Learning Compacts," a State Mandate, City Terrace 7

10:30am - 11:30am Student Prize Papers, City Terrace 7


Outstanding Graduate Philosophy Paper Award: Jeremy Kirby, Florida State University, "De Anima 406a30 - 406b05: Is Resurrection Out Of The Question?"

The Gerrit and Edith Schipper Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Philosophy Paper in a Four-Year College or University: Michael Roess, Eckerd College, "The Social Dimension of Epistemology"

The Program Chair thanks faculty from the University of Miami and Flagler College for evaluating the papers submitted for these awards.

The Program Chair thanks everyone who submitted papers for consideration, and also thanks those brave souls who volunteered to chair the sessions. Finally, the Program Chair thanks all those colleagues who pitched in during this stormy season, and especially thanks Dr. Sally Ferguson, Secretary of the FPA, for wise counsel and encouragement.