Friday, October 19, 2018

2018 Conference Program

The Creighton Club
New York State Philosophical Association
The 164th Conference Program
Saturday November 3, 2018
132 Lyman Hall
Syracuse University (Syracuse, NY)


8:30 AM
Coffee & Pleasantries
9:00 AM
Stephen Kershnar (SUNY Fredonia): “Consequentialism and the Case of Symmetrical
  • Commentator: Michelle Kosch (Cornell University)
10:15 AM
Coffee & Pleasantries
10:30 AM
Benjamin Lennertz (Colgate University): “Probabilism without Arguments”
  • Commentator: Hille Paakkunainen (Syracuse University)
11:45 AM
1:30 PM
Arturo Javier-Castellanos (Syracuse University): “A Counterpart-Theoretic Response to
Heller’s Argument Against Metaphysical Indeterminacy” (winner of the Graduate Student
Presentation Award)
  • Commentator: Robert Wesley (Cornell University)
2:45 PM
Coffee & Pleasantries
3:00 PM
Adam Kolber (Brooklyn Law School): “The Time Frame Challenge to Retributivism" 
  • Commentator: Steven Lee (Hobart and William Smith Colleges)
4:15 PM
Business meeting

How to be an Idealist and a Realist at the Same Time, Kantian Style
Anja Jauernig (New York University)
4:30 PM

For more details, see:

MEETING DETAILS: The 2018 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 132 Lyman Hall, only a short walk from the Hall of Languages 
(where the philosophy department is located).  

Participants can purchase lunch at the Marshall Square Mall.

RSVP: there will be an informal dinner held after the conference at the expense of attendees (location
TBD).  Please email us at if you plan to attend so that we can make a
more accurate reservation.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Call for Papers: 164th Meeting of the Creighton Club

Call for Papers

The 164th Meeting of the Creighton Club
The New York State Philosophical Society
Saturday, November 3, 2018
Syracuse University
Syracuse, NY

Keynote speaker:
Anja Jauernig
New York 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
·      Anyone interested in commenting should let us know as soon as possible, with suggestions for fields of interest.

Submission deadline: September 1, 2018
Notification will be given by September 20, 2018

Submissions, volunteering, and inquiries should be sent to