2017 SUU UPC


2017 SUU Undergraduate Philosophy Conference

Thank you to everyone who joined us in celebrating undergraduate scholarship both at Southern Utah University and across the country. The students in the philosophy club, together with myself and Dr. Fitzpatrick put together a particularly impressive undergraduate philosophy conference that was held here on SUU's campus on Saturday, Feb. 25th. 

A major thank you to all of our participants, you made the conference a tremendous success!


Dr. Kurt Smith (Bloomsburg University) delivered our Keynote Address
"Rethinking Philosophy's History: An Update" 

In addition to Dr. Smith's work, we heard the following papers:

"A New Theory of Counterparts"
Zach Thornton, Michigan State University
Commentary by SUU's own: Aaron Fawson and Joel Ontiveros

"Dissolving Harrop’s Semantic Paradox Concerning Error Theory"
Melvin A. Davila Martinez, Utah Valley University
Commentary by SUU's own: Rachel Bottema and Gideon Johnson
"​Should the Truth Be Free?"
Chad Conway, Southwest Minnesota State University
Commentary by SUU's own: Veronica McMullin and Angie Nickerson

"After the End of Art: Can Art Still Guide Us?"
Zachary Erickson, Northern Michigan University
Commentary by SUU's own: Tessa Brunnenmeyer and Saxon Spillman

"The Neo-Capability Approach: A Framework for Basic Human Rights"
Aaron Fawson, Southern Utah University
Commentary by SUU's own: Ryan Jorgensen

"Plato's Permissible Poetry"
Tessa Brunnenmeyer, Southern Utah University
Commentary by SUU's own: Matt Smith





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