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The Fifth Biennial Graduate Student Conference
The Fifth Biennial University of Washington Graduate Student Conference in Philosophy was held on November 13 and 14, 2009. The theme was Moral Psychology. Pamela Hieronymi, Professor of Philosophy at UCLA, delivered the keynote address "Responsibility and Mental Agency.” Over 60 graduate students attended representing graduate philosophy programs at: NYU, Princeton, Columbia, Rutgers, and Stanford. The conference was made possible by generous support from the Friends of Philosophy Fund and was a huge success.
Graduate students from six universities presented papers followed by comments by UW Philosophy Graduate Students.
“Responsibility and Affective Skills in the Psychopath” by Garrett Pendergraft, University of California at Riverside
“Irresistible Motivation” by Todd Beattie, Princeton University
“Hard Feelings and Forgiveness” by Grant Rozeboom, Stanford University
“Evaluation without Hyper-intellectualization” by Avery Archer, Columbia University
“Liberal Universalism and How We Understand the Past” by George Tsai, University of California at Berkeley
“Is Self-Binding Morally Wrong?” by Jeff Sebo, New York University
“Why So Serious? An Inquiry on Racist Jokes” by Luvell Anderson, Rutgers University