Tuesday, September 20, 2016

The Creighton Club
New York State Philosophical Association

The 162nd Conference Program
Saturday October 1st 2016
Syracuse University (Syracuse, NY)


8:30 AM          Coffee & Pleasantries

9:00 AM          Philip Corkum (University of Alberta): “Metaphysical Explanation”
o   Commentator: Paul Audi (University of Rochester)

10:15 AM        Coffee & Pleasantries

10:30 AM        Shieva Kleinschmidt (University of Southern California): “Fusion First”
o   Commentator: Douglas Edwards (Hamilton College)

11:45 AM        Business Meeting

12:00 PM        Lunch

1:30 PM          Kolja Keller (University of Rochester): “Vagueness and Luminosity”
o   Commentator: A. Arturo Javier-Castellanos (Syracuse University)

2:45 PM          Coffee & Pleasantries

3:00 PM          Stefanie Rocknak (Hartwick College): “Hume and the External World”
o   Commentator: Georges Dicker (SUNY Brockport)

4:15 PM          Coffee & Pleasantries


Fads and Fallacies of Analytic Ontology
Achille Varzi (Columbia University)

4:30 PM

MEETING DETAILS: The 2016 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 107 Hall of Languages, roughly in the center of campus.  

Participants can purchase lunch at the Marshall Square Mall. 

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Call for Papers: the 162nd Meeting of the Creighton Club

Call for Papers

The 162nd Meeting of the Creighton Club

The New York State Philosophical Society

Saturday, October 1st, 2016
Syracuse University
Syracuse, NY

Keynote speaker:
Achille Varzi
Columbia University

The Creighton Club, founded in 1921, is the principal historic meeting ground for philosophers in upstate and western 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:
  • Papers in any philosophical area are welcome.
  • Papers under consideration for publication or presentation elsewhere are also welcome.
  • Membership is not required for consideration or acceptance.
  • Papers should have a presentation time of approximately 30 minutes.
  • Students wishing to be eligible for the Graduate Student Presentation Award should indicate graduate student status both in the submission email and the submission itself.
  • Other than graduate students noting their status, papers should be anonymized for review.
  • Papers should be submitted as a pdf attachment to TheCreightonClub@gmail.com.
Anyone interested in commenting should let us know as soon as possible,with suggestions for fields of interest.

Submission deadline: August 1st, 2016
Notification will be given by August 20th

Submissions, volunteering, and inquiries should be sent to