Friday, October 9, 2015

2015 Meeting

The Creighton Club
New York State Philosophical Association
The 161th Conference Program
Saturday, October 17th, 2015
Syracuse University (Syracuse, NY)

8:30 AM Coffee & Pleasantries
9:00 AM Travis Timmerman (Syracuse University): “Speciesism is False by (Most)
Speciesists’ Own Lights”
Commentator: David Limbaugh (University at Buffalo)

10:15 AM Coffee & Pleasantries
10:30 AM Steve Petersen (Niagara University): “Composition as Pattern”
Commentator: Maureen B. Donnelly (University at Buffalo) 

11:45 AM Business Meeting
12:00 PM Lunch
1:30 PM David Hershenov (University at Buffalo) and Rose Hershenov (Niagara University):
“The Potential of Potentiality Arguments”
Commentator: Ben Bradley (Syracuse University)

2:45 PM Coffee & Pleasantries

3:00 PM Nathan Ballantyne (Fordham University): “Verbal Disagreement in Philosophy”
Commentator: David James Barnett (Union College) 

4:15 PM Coffee & Pleasantries

Kieran Setiya (MIT)

4:30 PM

This year’s conference is sponsored by the Central New York Humanities Corridor supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.


The 2015 meeting is located on the campus of Syracuse University. Parking is available in the University's Quad 4 (Q4) parking lot, near the corner of Euclid Avenue and College Place. For directions see here. If the Q4 lot is full, park in the Waverly lot, which is just a block down the hill. See a campus map here. A nearby hotel is here.

The location of the conference is 500 Hall of Languages, roughly in the center of campus.  

Participants can purchase lunch at the Marshall Square Mall. 

The closing banquet will again be held at Flame Restaurant, located at 713 East Fayette St., just a ten minute walk from campus. We will order off the menu and you can pay for your meal individually at the restaurant. We need to know if you are attending the dinner so that we can make a reservation of the appropriate size. 

RSVP for dinner by Monday, October 12 to  Please pay for your dues here.

Thursday, May 28, 2015


The 161st Meeting of the Creighton Club
The New York State Philosophical Society

Saturday, October 17th, 2015
Syracuse University
Syracuse, NY

Keynote Speaker: Kieran Setiya, MIT

The Creighton Club, founded in 1921, is the principal historic meeting ground for philosophers in upstate New York. Our annual meeting consists of one invited keynote address and four submitted papers, including one graduate student paper selected for the Graduate Student Presentation Award. All of the papers except for the keynote address will have commentators.

Guidelines for paper submission

1. Papers in any philosophical area are welcome. Membership is not required for consideration or acceptance.

2. Papers should have a presentation time of approximately 30 minutes. Please submit papers anonymized for review (except for graduate student status, if applicable) as a .pdf attachment to

3. Graduate student submissions are quite welcome. Please make sure to indicate your status as a graduate student both in your submission email and the submission itself if you wish to be eligible for the Graduate Student Presentation Award.

4. Papers under consideration for publication or presentation elsewhere are welcome.

Submission deadline (EXTENDED): August 17TH, 2015
(Notification will be given by September 1st, 2015.)

Submissions and inquiries should be sent to:

Friday, February 13, 2015

Save the Date: 2015 Meeting


The 2015 Creighton Club Meeting will be on Saturday, October 17th, 2015 at Syracuse University in Syracuse, NY.

Keynote Speaker: Kieran Setiya, Massachusetts Institute of Technology