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PGSA Conference (2019)

22nd Annual University of Kentucky Philosophy Graduate Student Association Conference on Social and Political Philosophy

Keynote: Peg Birmingham


Saturday March 2nd, 2019

West End, 18th Floor, Patterson Office Tower, University of Kentucky


8:30 – 9:30 Coffee and Bagels


9:30 – 10: 30 “On the Structure of Date-Relations: An Analysis of Derrida and the Czech Monument Tank No. 23”

Christopher Myers, Fordham University

Commentator: Suraj Chaudhary


10: 45 – 11: 45 “Is Heidegger’s Philosophy Inherently Fascist? Caputo’s Un-Defense”

BB Bieganski, University of South Florida

Commentator: John Roso


11:45 – 1:00 Lunch


1:00 – 2:00 “Recognition at the Dinner Table: Recognition-worthiness and the Consumption of Animals”

Spencer Atkins, University of Tennessee

Commentator: Clay Graham


2:15 – 3:15 “Defending Meta-Neutrality in Public Reason”

Ryan Fischbeck, Bowling Green State University

Commentator: Clayton Houdeshell


3:30 – 5:00 Keynote

 "Democracy, Populism, and Superfluousness: Lessons from Arendt's Origins of Totalitarianism"

Peg Birmingham, DePaul University