College of Liberal Arts: Department of Humanities and Philosophy

The University of Central Oklahoma
Symposium of Philosophy

With the assistance of UCOSA and the UCO College of Liberal Arts
Presents the

The 19th Annual Southwestern Conference for Undergraduate Philosophers

Saturday, February 21st, 2015
Pegasus Theater
Liberal Arts Building


8:30-9:00 a.m.

Refreshments in the foyer outside of the Pegasus Theater

9:00-10:00 a.m.

Paper:  “Critical Pluralism as Means to Create Unity”

            Blanca E. Carrillo, University of Oklahoma

Comments: Syed Musab, University of Central Oklahoma

10:00-10:15 a.m.:  Break

10:15-11:15 a.m.

Paper:  “Racial Categories Undoubtedly Cause More Harm Than Good”

            Holly A. Stevenson, University of Oklahoma

Comments:  Amber Christine Gillmore, University of Central Oklahoma

11:15-11:30 a.m.:  Break
11:30a.m. -12:30 p.m.

Paper: “Eve’s Courage, Adam’s Nobility: Nietzsche’s Views of Nobility and Courage in the Two Genders”

            Lindsey Graber, Southwestern College, KS

Comments: Clinton Farmer, University of Central Oklahoma

12:30-2:00 p.m.:  Lunch at Zarate’s Restaurant (South American and Mexican)

2:00-3:00 p.m.

Paper:  “Human Consciousness, Where It Comes From and How It Relates to the Body”

            Aleksandar Vuk Nikolic, Florida Atlantic University

Comments:  Chase McCumber, University of Central Oklahoma

3:00-3:15 p.m.:  Break

3:15-3:45 p.m.

Paper:  “Is ‘Good’ Definable?”

            Kristen Bolek, University of Central Oklahoma

3:45-4:00 p.m.: Break

4:00-5:30 p.m.

Keynote Address: “Is Realism Really Bad for You? A Realistic Response”

Dr. Neera Badhwar, University of Oklahoma

6:00 p.m.-whenever:  Dinner at Gopuram (Indian)

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