HBU Fall 2015 Philosophy Conference Schedule

Friday September 18
 
2:00-3:00 Registration- Hinton 210

3:00-4:15
Session 1 – Hinton 209
A - Chad Meeks – Scientific Arguments Against Dualism: An Inquiry Into Scientific Naturalism as a Rebutting Defeater Against Substance Dualism
 
B - Blake McAllister – A New Evolutionary Argument Against Naturalism
 
Session 2 – Hinton 210
A - Brian Kemple – Thomas Aquinas' Fourth Way in Proving God's Existence
 
B - Jonathon Fuqua – Skeptical Theism and the Humean Argument from Evil
 
 
4:30-5:45
Session 1 – Hinton 209
A - Shannon Holzer - Religion’s Alter-Ego: An Analysis of the Reasons for Relegating Religion to the Private Sphere
 
B - David Cramer – Unnatural Selection: A Lament for My College and Denomination over Their Failure to Evolve Together
 
Session 2 – Hinton 210
C - James Weatherford – Isaac Newton's Christianity: Unorthodox Means to an Orthodox End
 
D - Bruce Gordon – Reason, Truth, and History: Thinking Clearly about the Relationship between Scripture and Science
 
Dinner on your own
 
7:30-9:00 Keynote in Belin - “The Design Argument from the Fine-tuning for Life of the Cosmos”
 
 
Saturday September 19
 
Coffee and pastries
 
10:30-11:45
Session 1 – Hinton 209
A - Melisa Travis – Contra Hume: The Reidian Defense of Design Arguments and its Relevance for Contemporary Natural Theology
 
B - Tyler Chamberlain – The Good as the End of Scientific Inquiry: an Interpretation of Plato's Phaedo
 
Session 2 – Hinton 210
C - Daniel Padgett – Timeless World, Timeless God?
 
D - Steve Dilley – Conflicting Conceptions of God in the Justification of Evolution
 
12:00-1:30 Keynote in Belin- “Beyond the Fine-tuning for Life: the Fine-tuning for Scientific Discovery”
 
Lunch in Baugh – 1:30-2:30
 
2:45-4:00
Session 1 – Hinton 209
A - Bruce Gordon – The Necessity of Sufficiency: On Quantum Theory and the Very Idea of Probabilistic Causation
 
B - Granville Sewell – The Common Sense Law of Physics
 
Session 2 – Hinton 210
C - Nicholas Barry – Kuhn, Progress, and Fixed Goals
 
D - Nevin Climenhaga – Outline of a General Procedure for Determining Logical Probabilities
 
Refreshment Break
 
4:30-6:00
Session – Hinton 209
A - Paul Wagner – Indoctrination: Its centrality and Limits in Christian Development
 
B - Jeremy Neill – Theists and Social Cooperation: a response to the New Atheists