Conference Schedule for Guests

2013 Uehiro Graduate Student Philosophy Conference

Friday, March 8
8:00 – 10:00 am          Panel I: Chinese Philosophy Perspectives
            Imin Center, Pacific Room
Moderator: Ben Zenk
"A Female's Defense of Confucianism"
Holly Swantek, University of North Florida

“Meditative Ethics in Confucianism and Daoism”
Jason A. S. Kunen, Haverford College

"Zhuangzi, Dewey, and the Threat of Dogmatism"
Mary K. Riley, National University of Singapore

"Food For Thought: The Role of Eating in the Transformation of Things"
Nick HudsonUniversity of Hawai'i at Mānoa

10:15 – 12:15 pm        Panel II: Phenomenological and Epistemological Expressions
            Imin Center, Pacific Room
Moderator: Joe Harroff
“Intelligibility and Knowability in Kant”
Josh Stoll, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa

"The Physis of Language: A Perspective on Merleau-Ponty's Phenomenology of Expression and Nature"
Bonnie Sheehey, University of Oregon

“Questioning Metaphysics--Problems in the Comparison of Whitehead and Chinese Philosophy”
Jing Liu, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa

“Imagination as the Source of Norms: A Comparative Study of John McDowell and Kiyoshi Miki”
Wakako Godo, University of Tokyo
1:15 – 3:15 pm            Panel III: Ethical Attitudes
            Imin Center, Pacific Room
Moderator: Nick Hudson
"Beyond the Past and Future: How Can We Construct New Ethics?"
SAKIHAMA SanaUniversity of Tokyo at Komaba

“Truth-Makers: Ethics as First Philosophy in Confucianism and the Final Foucault”
Ian M. Sullivan, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa

"Moderate Environmental Ethics in Process"
Robert Evans, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa

“New Eugenics' Insidious Risk: A Comparative Analysis of Proponents' and Opponents' Arguments about Designer Babies”
Kyoko Akatsuka, Kyoto University

3:30-5:00 pm              Panel IV Buddhism and Indian Philosophy Perspectives
            Imin Center, Pacific Room
Moderator: Ana Funes
“How to Think: Listening, the later Heidegger and Zen Buddhism”
Rachel Robinson, Ryerson University in Toronto

"Loving ‘Like the Moon-- Drawing Back the Body and Mind’
Searching for Compassion and the Brahmaviharas Within the Buddha's Call for Abandonment”
Scott Van Note, St. John's College of Santa Fe

“Tragedy and Reconciliation in the Ramayana”
Brooke Schueneman, University of Georgia

5:15 – 7:15 pm            Keynote Address
            Imin Center, Pacific Room
Introduction by Dr. Tamara Albertini

“Grief and the Aesthetics of Loss and Mourning”
Dr. Kathleen Higgins
Professor of Philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin.

Saturday, March 9
8:00 – 9:30 am            Panel V: Ancient Philosophy Reconsidered
            Imin Center, Pacific Room
Moderator: Joel Lebel
“Material Flows: Human Flourishing and the Life of Goods”
Kevin Taylor, Southern Illinois University

"Imāns and Philosopher Kings: Plato in the Ismāʿīlī Shīʹa Philosophy of Nasīr al-Dīn Tūsī"
Jarrod W. Brown, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa

“Idle, Ideal Hands”
Brandon Underwood, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa

9:45 - 11:15 am          Panel VI: Values and Poetics
            Imin Center, Pacific Room
Moderator: Brandon Underwood
"Evaluating the Fales/Gellman Debate on the Epistemic Value of Mystical Religious Experiences."
Leland Harper,  University of Birmingham

"Addressing Contemporary Cynicism"
Will Barnes,  University of New Mexico

“Ozu and the Art of Telling Stories”
Kyle Peters, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa

1:00 – 2:30 pm            Keynote Address
            Imin Center, Pacific Room
Introduction by Dr. Joseph Tanke

 “Buddhist Immunology”
Dr. Rajam Raghunathan
Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa

Significant support for this conference was provided by the Uehiro Foundation on Ethics and Education.

Additional support was provided by the Hung Wo and Elizabeth Ching Foundation,
the College of Arts and Humanities, the Philosophy Department, the Philosophy
Student Association, and the Student Association Program Fee Board.

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