Friday, August 23, 2019

2019 Conference Program

The Creighton Club
New York State Philosophical Association

165th Conference Program
Saturday September 7th, 2019
500 Hall of Languages
Syracuse University

Schedule of Events

8:30am            Coffee and snacks

9:00am            Maura Tumulty (Colgate University), "Problematic Perception: Beyond Projection and Misattribution"
§  Comments by John Monteleone (LeMoyne College)

10:15am          Coffee break

10:30am          Evan Woods (Denison University), "Solving the Personite Problem"
§  Comments by Ben Lennertz (Colgate University)

11:45am          Lunch break

1:30pm            Byron Simmons (Syracuse University), "Should an Ontological Pluralist be a Quantificational Pluralist?" (winner of the Graduate Student Presentation Award)
§  Comments by Anthony Nguyen (University of Southern California)

2:45pm            Coffee break

3:00pm            John Lawless (Utica College), "More Than a Capacity: Agency, Oppression, and Paternalism"
§  Comments by Kurt Blankschaen (Daemen College)

4:15pm            Business meeting

Keynote Address
Why Political Polarization Will Get Worse If People Are Rational
Thomas Kelly (Princeton University)

MEETING DETAILS: the 2019 meeting will be on the campus of Syracuse University, in 500 Hall of Languages (on the fifth floor, where the philosophy department is located). 

Campus parking is open to guests on weekends.  The most conveniently located lots are the Lyman Hinds Lot and the Quad Lot.  See the North Campus parking map here:

Participants can purchase lunch at the Marshall Square Mall, which is a five minute walk from the conference.  For those interested in venturing further afield, there are also many restaurants in downtown Syracuse and the nearby Westcott neighborhood.

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.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Call For Papers: 165th Meeting of the Creighton Club

Call for Papers

The 165th Meeting of the Creighton Club
The New York State Philosophical Society
Saturday, September 7, 2019
Syracuse University
Syracuse, NY

Keynote speaker:
Thomas Kelly
Princeton 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 an invited keynote address and four papers, including one graduate student paper selected for the Graduate Student Presentation Award. All of the papers except for the keynote address will have a commentator.
Guidelines for paper submission:

·      Papers in any philosophical area are welcome.
·      Membership is not required for consideration or acceptance.
·      Papers should be no more than 5000 words (for a presentation time of 30 minutes) and must include an abstract of up to 150 words.
·      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 an indication of your fields of interest.

Submission deadline: July 1, 2019
Notification will be given by August 1, 2019

Submissions, offers to comment, and inquiries should be sent to