Important Dates

Mark your calenders!
Conference Dates: 14-15 November 2013.
Location: UVU Student Center (SC 213a)
Keynote Speech: Dr. Iain Thomson: "Thinking Love: Heidegger and Arendt," November 14th, 11:30am - 12:45pm.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Monday, March 18, 2013

(TENTATIVE) Schedule

Thursday 21st March, 2013

10:00-10:35: F. Cecily Stephen: “Stoicism: Why the Disimpassioned Philosophy Does
Not Necessitate an Emotionless Life”
10:40-11:15: Ryan Nielsen: “Moral Significance of Sexual Desire”
11:30-12:05: Dave Custer: “Morals and Metaphysics in Descartes”
12:10-12:45: Chris Manor: “Thinking Justice in Plato’s Republic Through Badiou”
01:00-01:35: Adam Park: “Translatability and the Rejection of Conceptual Relativism in 
01:35-02:30: LUNCH BREAK
02:30-03:05: Matthew Jonassaint: “Nietzsche, Batman, and Illness”
03:10-03:45: Christian Colton: “Descartes vs Buddha: How the Father of the Modern
World Could Not Defeat the Void”

Friday 22st, 2013
10:00-10:25: Betty Stoneman: “Posner’s Economic Approach to Rights - A Descriptive
to Normative Response to Leiter”

10:25-10:50: Christian Medina: “Which one is it Peirce, Turtles or Giraffes?”
11:00-12:30: KEYNOTE: Shaun Nichols
12:30-02:00: LUNCH BREAK
02:00-02:25: Brady Williams: “Kant, Marx, and Young Should Have Done Brunch”
02:25-02:50: Chris Peck: “Zeno’s Argument”
03:00-03:25: Adam Donahoe: “Heidegger & Husserl”
03:25-03:50: Cameron Hunter: “Kind of Things Argument”
04:00-04:25 Luis Miranda: “The Public: Neurath’s Language Analysis”
04:25-04:50 Robert Leith Lindsay: “On the Problem of Individuation”

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Getting to UVUPC

Hello Everyone!

There are various ways of getting to UVU. Of course you can get to the conference by car, and there is plenty of visitor parking, although it requires a visitor parking permit.

  • Parking maps and information will be provided on here closer to the conference date.

With the new Frontrunner connection, public transport is also a viable option. I will try and have an exact schedule to get from the UofU to UVU up here soon. There's also a trip planner on the UTA-website:


We realize that the 2013 Intermountain West Student Philosophy Conference has some overlap with our conference, but we planned for our keynote speaker, Dr. Shaun Nichols, to speak at a time such that everyone who wants to attend both keynotes has enough time to do so.

We hope to see you there! And don't forget about our extended submission deadline (March 1st)!