Final Schedule

MONDAY, August 3

OPENING KEYNOTE ADDRESSES,  7:00 PM (CAS B12)

Knowledge and the Person

Wecome and Conference Information:

Randall Auxier, Southern Illinois University Carbondale (USA)

Chair and Introductions:

James Beauregard, Rivier University (Nashua, NH, USA)

“Apprehending the Person: Two Approaches”

Grzgorz Hołub, Pontifical University of John Paul II (Krakow, Poland)

“The Comprehensive Experience (Experiencia Integral): A New Proposal on the Beginning of Knowledge

Juan Manuel Burgos, Universidad CEU San Pablo (Madrid, Spain)

TUESDAY, August 4

SESSION 1, 9:00-10:30

1A (Room B23): The Concept of the Person

Chair, Richard C. Prust, St. Andrews Presbyterian College

“Love, Identification and Equality: Rational Problems in Harry Frankfurt’s Concept of Person”

Jorge Martin Montoya, University of Navarra (Pamplona, Spain)

“Persons, Animals, and Clinical Normality”

William Jaworski, Fordham University (New York, NY, USA)

Commentator: Eleanor Wittrup, University of the Pacific (Stockton, CA, USA)

1B (Room B24): Person, Mind, Brain

Chair, Grzgorz Hołub , Pontifical University of John Paul II

“Neuroethics and Impersonalism: Value Revelation in Subjective Disclosure”

Denis Larrivee, International Association of Catholic Bioethicists (Ottawa, ON, Canada)

“Why Cognitivist Accounts of Personhood Fall Short”

Nils-Frederic Wagner, University of Ottawa (ON, Canada)

Commentator: Ralph Ellis, Clark Atlanta University (Atlanta, GA, USA)

1C (Room STH325): Moral Personhood

Chair, Randall Auxier, Southern Illinois University Carbondale

“Moral Personhood”

Sari Kisilevsky, City University of New York, Queens College (USA)

“The Linguistic Bounds of Personhood”

Ray E. Jennings, Simon Fraser University (Vancouver, BC, Canada), David McIntyre, Simon Fraser University (Vancouver, BC, Canada)

Commentator: Genevieve Wallace, Sacramento State University (CA, USA)

SESSION 2, 10:40-12:10

2A (Room B23): Personal Identity

Chair, Richard C. Prust, St. Andrews Presbyterian College

“Agency, Personhood, and Personal Identity”

Benjamin Yelle, Mt. Holyoke College (South Hadley, MA, USA)

“Pratical Concerns and Numerical Identity”

Maxwell Suffis, Rice University (Houston, TX, USA)

Commentator: Ben Abelson, City University of New York, Graduate Center (USA)

2B (Room B24): Ontological Dignity and Virtuous Knowing

Chair, Randall Auxier, Southern Illinois University Carbondale

“Wang Yangming on Personal Awareness as World-Awareness”

Joshua Hall, Emory University (Atlanta, GA, USA)

“A Process Ontology of Dignity”

John W. August III, Southern Illinois University Carbondale (USA)

Commentator: Robert C. Neville, Boston University (USA)

2C (Room STH325): The Self and the “I”

Chair, James McLachlan, Western Carolina University

“Imagining the Self: Lacan and Levinas on the Formation of the ‘I’”

Christopher Lucibella, University of Memphis (TN, USA)

“The Socio-historical Ordeal of Personhood:  Remarks on Later Nietzsche and Freud”

Jeffrey M. Jackson, University of Houston, Dowtown (TX, USA)

Commentator: James McLachlan, Western Carolina University (Cullowhee, NC, USA)

PLENARY SESSION, 2:00-3:10 (CAS B12)

Chair: Richard C. Prust, St. Andrews Presbyterian College (Laurinberg, NC, USA)

“Teleology and Consciousness Theory”

Ralph D. Ellis, Clark Atlanta University (Atlanta, GA, USA)

3:10-3:40 Break

SESSION 3, 3:40-5:10

3A (Room B23): Psychological/Physical Continuity and Personhood

Chair, Jan Olof Bengtsson, Lund University

“Personal Identity in Alzheimer’s Disease: What Supports the Self When Memory Fails?”

Marie-Christine Nizzi, Harvard University (Cambridge, MA, USA)

Commentator: Michelle Maiese, Emmanuel College (Boston, MA, USA)

3B (Room B24): Higher Education, Race, and Societal Change

Chair, James Beauregard, Rivier University

“Dialectical Adherence to the Beloved Community: John G. Fee and the Founding of Berea College”

Eli Orner Kramer, Southern Illinois University Carbondale (USA)

“Pedagogical Personalism at Morehouse College from Benjamin E. Mays and Howard Thurman to Martin Luther King, Jr.”

Kipton Jensen, Morehouse College (Atlanta, GA, USA)

Commentator: Thomas O. Buford, Furman University (Greenville, SC, USA)

3C (Room STH325): Early 20th Century Personalism

Chair, Randall Auxier, Southern Illinois University Carbondale

“Phenomenological Resistance to Tyranny”

Jason M. Bell, Assumption College (Worcester, MA, USA)

“The Personalism of John MacMurray”

Fr. Bogumił Gacka, Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University (Warsaw, Poland)

Commentator: John Hofbauer, Mount St. Mary’s College (Newburgh, NY, USA)

PLENARY SESSION, 5:30-7:15 (CAS B12)

Chair, Ralph D. Ellis, Clark Atlanta University (Atlanta, GA, USA)

“‘We Are Not Disposable’: People with Psycho-social Disorders and Social Justice”

Carol Moeller, Moravian College (Bethlehem, PA, USA)

“Dissociative Identity Disorder, Personhood, and Responsibility”

Michelle Maiese, Emmanuel College (Boston, MA, USA)

WEDNESDAY, August 5

SPECIAL SESSION, 9:00-11:30

4A (Room STH325): The Life and Work of Thomas O. Buford

Chair, Christopher Williams, University of Nevada

“Buford, Kohák, and a Renewed Understanding of the Personal Nature of Time”

John Scott Gray, Ferris State University (Big Rapids, MI, USA)

“Christianity and Intellectual Seriousness”

Mason Marshall, Pepperdine University (Malibu, CA, USA)

“Personalism and Global Bioethics”

James Beauregard, Rivier University (Nashua, NH, USA)

Commentator: Thomas O. Buford, Furman University (Greenville, SC, USA)

SPECIAL SESSIONS, 9:00-10:30

4B (Room B23): The Next Generation, Session Alpha

Chair, Fr. Bogumił Gacka, Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University

Eudaimonia, Catholicism, Sex, and the Person”

Madison Forbes, Bridgewater State University (Bridgewater, MA, USA)

“The Consolation of Philosophers: Recovering Dignity and the Self After Sexual Assault ”

Mackenzie Lefoster, Belmont University (Nashville, TN, USA)

Commentator: Grzgorz Hołub, Pontifical University of John Paul II (Krakow, Poland)

4C (Room B24): The Next Generation, Session Beta

Chair, William Jaworski, Fordham University

“Freedoms Undone: Domination by Agents and Structures in Pettit’s Republicanism”

Mariela Libedinsky, University of Toronto, St. George-Woodsworth College (ON, Canada)

“The Emergence of Personhood and its Importance in the Experience of the Sublime”

Leslie Micheal Murray, Southern Illinois University Carbondale (USA)

Commentator: Sofia Inês Albornoz Stein, Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos (São Leopoldo, Brazil)

SESSION 5, 10:40-11:30

5A (Room B23): Howard Thurman’s Personalism

Chair, Thurman Todd Willison, Union Theological Seminary

“Reading Thurman as a Philosophical Personalist”

Kipton Jensen, Morehouse College

Commentator: Myron M. Jackson, Grand Valley State University (Allendale, MI, USA)

5B (Room B24): Is the Universe the Work of a Person?

Chair, Jan Olof Bengtsson, Lund University

“Persons, Theology, and Cosmology”

Gilbert Fulmer, Texas State University (San Marcos, TX, USA)

Commentator: Wesley J. Wildman, Boston University (USA)

SESSION 6, 11:40-12:30

6A (Room B23): Person and Emotion

Chair and Commentator, Ralph D. Ellis, Clark Atlanta University

“Emotion Makes the Person”

Eleanor Wittrup, University of the Pacific (Stockton, CA, USA)

6B (Room B24): Climate Change

Chair, Wesley J. Wildman, Boston University

“Personalism and Climate Change”

Thurman Todd Willison, Union Theological Seminary (New York, NY, USA)

Commentator: John W. August, III, Southern Illinois University Carbondale (USA)

6C (Room STH325): Personalism and Monotheism

Chair, Randall Auxier, Southern Illinois University Carbondale

“Personal Identity with and without Monotheism”

Richard C. Prust, St. Andrews Presbyterian College (Laurinberg, NC, USA)

Commentator: Kipton Jensen, Morehouse College (Atlanta, GA, USA)

AFTERNOON FREE

Optional group trip to Concord, MA (home of Emerson, Thoreau, Hawthorne’s Old Manse, Walden Pond, etc., site of the Battle of Concord).

THURSDAY, August 6

SESSION 7, 9:00-10:30

7A (Room B23): Self, Person, and Process

Chair, Richard C. Prust, St. Andrews Presbyterian College

“On the Mistaken Lexical Liberty of Conflating ‘Self’ and ‘Person’ in Philosophy”

Megan Roehll, University at Buffalo (NY, USA)

“Self and Person: Distinctions in Bergson”

Robert G. Fiedler, Southern Illinois University Carbondale (USA)

Commentator: Gilbert Fulmer, Texas State University (San Marcos, TX, USA)

7B (Room B24): Descartes and Locke

Chair, Ralph Ellis, Clark Atlanta University

“Persons and Passions: The Late Cartesian Account”

Mark C.R. Smith, Queens University (Kingston, ON, Canada)

“Mixed Modes and the Non-Existence of Lockean Persons”

Sam N. Johnson, University of Arkansas (Fayetteville, AR, USA)

Commentator: Laura J. Mueller, Luther College (Decorah, IA, USA)

7C (Room STH325): Hegel and Personhood

Chair, Phillip Ferreira, Kutztown University

“A Limit to the Market: Hegel and Personhood”

Victoria I. Burke, University of Guelph (ON, Canada)

“Holy Robot: Early German Idealism on Persons”

Rolf Ahlers, The Sage Colleges (Albany, NY, USA)

Commentator: Jan Olof Bengtsson, Lund University, Sweden

SESSION 8, 10:40-12:10

8A (Room B23): The Concept of Person

Chair, Jorge Martin Montoya, University of Navarra

“Salvaging a Concept of a ‘Person’”

Ben Abelson, City University of New York Graduate Center (USA)

“Looking into Objects, Dispositions and the Lockean Person-Making Properties”

Mihretu Guta, Durham University (Durham, England)

Commentator: Benjamin Yelle, Mt. Holyoke College (South Hadley, MA, USA)

8Bi (10:40-11:30) (Room B24): Law and Culture

Chair, Lawrence Nelson, Santa Clara University

“Roma-Integration: The Existential Tension Between Public Policy and the Person”

Philippe-Edner Marius, Legislative Fellow, Sate of New York (Albany, NY, USA)

Commentator: Jonas Norgaard Mortensen, think tank Cura

8Bii (11.30-12.10) (Room B24): Trust

Chair, James Beauregard, Rivier University

“On Buford on Trust”

Nathan Riley, Independent Scholar (St. John’s, FL, USA)

Commentator: Thomas O. Buford, Furman University

8C (Room STH325): Schelling and Boehme

Chair, Randall Auxier, Southern Illinois University Carbondale

“Personhood in the Board Room: A Schellingian Account of Corporate Agency”

Myron M. Jackson, Grand Valley State University (Allendale, MI, USA)

“The Person and the Demon: Personality and the Possibility of Demonic Evil in Jacob Boehme”

James McLachlan, Western Carolina University (Cullowhee, NC, USA)

Commentator: Rolf Ahlers, The Sage Colleges (Albany, NY, USA)

PLENARY SESSION, 2:00-3:30 (CAS B12)

Chair: James McLachlan, Western Carolina University (Cullowhee, NC, USA)

“Further Considerations on Personalism and Idealism”

Jan Olof Bengtsson, Lund University (Sweden)

“Who Are the Real Impersonalists?”

Phillip Ferreira, Kutztown University (PA, USA)

SESSION 9, 3:40-5:10

9A (Room B23): The Metaphysics of Person

Chair, Ralph Ellis, Clark Atlanta University

“Personal Identity and the gumnos kókkos

Thom Atkinson, University of Liverpool (England)

“Person and Incarnation”

Randall Johnson, Northern Illinois University (DeKalb, IL, USA)

Commentator: Matthew Donnelly, Southern Illinois University Carbondale (USA)

9B (Room B24): Law and Punishment

Chair, Joseph Harry, Slippery Rock University

“Returning to Redemption as a Theory for Justifying Punishment”

Brian J. Buckley, Santa Clara University (Santa Clara, CA, USA)

“An Ethical Perspective on Legal Personhood, Prenatal Humans, and Feticide Laws”

Lawrence Nelson, Santa Clara University (Santa Clara, CA, USA)

Commentator: Randall Auxier, Southern Illinois University Carbondale (USA)

9C (Room STH325): British Idealism

Chair, Jan Olof Bengtsson, Lund University

“No Free Lunch: Pringle-Pattison’s Ideas on Personhood, the Soul, and Personal Immortality”

Robert Devall, West Chester University (West Chester, PA, USA)

“Expression and Self-Knowledge”

Christopher Williams, University of Nevada (Reno, NV, USA)

Commentator: Phillip Ferreira, Kutztown University, PA, USA

CONFERENCE DINNER, 7:00 PM

Filippo’s Italian Ristorante, Boston’s North End 

FRIDAY, August 7

SESSION 10, 9:00-10:30

10A (Room B23): Intention and the Person

Chair, John W. August III, Southern Illinois University Carbondale

“The Indexing Ego”

Matthew Z. Donnelly, Southern Illinois University Carbondale (USA)

Commentator: Mihretu Guta, Durham University (England)

10B (Room B24): Kant

Chair, Randall Auxier, Southern Illinois University Carbondale

“Imagination, Unfettered: Breaking the Sensuous Chains in Kant’s Critical Philosophy”

Laura J. Mueller, Luther College (Decorah, IA, USA), Randall E. Auxier, Southern Illinois University Carbondale (USA)

“Freedom and Value in Kant’s Practical Philosophy: the Core of Personhood”

Adriano Naves de Brito, Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos (São Leopoldo, Brazil), Sofia Inês Albornoz Stein, Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos (São Leopoldo, Brazil)

Commentator: Eli Orner Kramer, Southern Illinois University Carbondale (USA)

10C (Room STH 325): The Sign of the Person

Chair, Robert C. Neville, Boston University

“Quotational Characters: Subjectivity, Journalists, and the Persons Portrayed in News Journalism”

Joseph Harry, Slippery Rock University (Slippery Rock, PA, USA)

“Peirce on Person: Peirce’s Theory of Determination and Personality”

Cheongho Lee, Southern Illinois University Carbondale (USA)

Commentator: Christopher Williams, University of Nevada (Reno, NV, USA)

CLOSING PLENARY SESSION, 10:40-12:10 (CAS B12)

Chair: Jan Olof Bengtsson, Lund University (Sweden)

The Future of Persons and Personalism?

Randall Auxier, Southern Illinois University Carbondale (USA)

Robert C. Neville, Boston University (MA, USA)

Organizing Committee

Randall E. Auxier <personalist61@gmail.com> Southern Illinois University Carbondale

James Beauregard <jbeauregard@rivier.edu> Rivier University

Jan Olof Bengtsson  <janolof.bengtsson@comhem.se> Lund University

Thomas O. Buford <Tom.Buford@furman.edu> Furman University

Ralph Ellis <ralphellis@mindspring.com> Clark Atlanta University

Richard C. Prust <prust@yahoo.com> St. Andrews Presbyterian College

Local Support:

Robert C. Neville, Kevin C. Keith School of Theology, Boston University

Registration

School of Theology

August 3, 5:00-7:00

August 4, 8:30-9:00 AM, 12:15-12:30, 5:10-5:30, 7:00-7:30 PM

August 5, 8:30-9:00 AM, 12:30-12:45 PM

August 6, 8:30-9:00 AM, 12:15-12:30, 5:10-5:30

Directions

T = Boston subway/trains

– There are several subway lines in the city, each line a different color and colored trains: Blue, Orange, Red, Green, Silver.

– There are maps of the subway lines in each station and on the trains.

– If you plan on traveling by subway, we suggest getting a $20 pass. Most T stations have ticket machines. You can add money to the pass if you need to later.

– There are taxis at each Logan Airport terminal, if you would like to travel to the hotel or dormitory by taxi.

Logan Airport to Boston Common Hotel

– Exit your arrival terminal to street side and walk to sign for Airport Shuttle bus.

– Take Airport shuttle bus to Blue Line Airport T station (free, 5-10 minute ride).

– At Airport T station, purchase a subway ticket “Charlie Pass” from one of the silver machines inside the terminal (takes cash or credit card, $5, $10 or $20 US).

– Take Blue line Inbound/Bowdoin train three stops to State Street Station. Exit the train here.

– At State Street follow underground signs to Orange Line train.

– Take the Forest Hills Orange Line Train 3 stops to Back Bay Station. This is the closest station to the Hotel.

– Exit the Back Bay Station and turn right. Walk a block (past Fisher College) to the first traffic light and turn right on Stuart Street. You will see the blue, 80 story tall John Hancock Tower.

– Walk one block on the right side of Stuart Street to Trinity Place. The Boston Common Hotel is at the corner to Stuart and Trinity, on the right. There is a sign on the building. At the hotel, turn right and enter the glass doors marked 40 Trinity Place. Check in is up the small flight of stairs on the left.

– Taxis are available at each terminal exit if you prefer to travel that way. Address for the Boston Common Hotel is 40 Trinity Place, intersection of Trinity Place and Stuart Street, by the Hancock Tower.

Logan Airport to BU Dormitory

– Exit your arrival terminal to street side and walk to sign for Airport Shuttle bus.

– Take Airport shuttle bus to Blue Line Airport T station (free, 5-10 minute ride).

– At Airport T station, purchase a subway ticket “Charlie Pass” from one of the silver machines inside the terminal (takes cash or credit card, $5, $10 or $20 US.

– Take Blue line Inbound four stops to Government Center Station. Exit the train.

– Follow signs to the Green Line. Take a Green Line Out bound B/Boston College Train (do NOT take a C, D or E train).

– When the train moves above ground, you will pass the BU East and Central Stops (School of Theology is here). Continue.

– Exit the train at the BU West or St. Paul Street Stop. Buick Street is on the same side of Commonwealth Avenue that you exit the train, and is between the BU West and St. Paul Stops.

– Walk down Buick Street; the entrance to 10 Buick Street is on the left toward the end of the street. Walk up the stairs (or take elevator to the left of the stairs) and you will enter a courtyard. 10 Buick Street is the very tall building on the right.

Boston Common Hotel to BU School of Theology

– Walk around the block to orange line Back Bay Station.

– Take Orange Line Oak Grove train for stops to Haymarket Station. Exit the train and follow signs to the Green Line Outbound train.

– Take a Green Line B/Boston College Train. When the train moves above ground, get off at the BU Central stop. You’ll see the Marsh Chapel, and left of that Plaza, the Boston University School of theology.

Boston Common Hotel to BU School of Theology: Alternate Route

– From Hotel, turn right and walk straight to Trinity Place (Trinity Church will be on your right).

– Walk diagonally across Trinity Place to your left, to the Green Line Copley Station outbound entrance. Go down the stairs, and take a B/Boston College to BU Central Station. Exit here. You will see the Marsh Chapel, and left of the Plaza, the Boston University School of Theology.

BU Dorms to School of Theology

– Walk up the Hill to Commonwealth Avenue and take the Green Line Train Inbound to the BU Central Stop. The school of Theology is immediately to the left of the Plaza containing the Marsh Chapel. You can also walk. Walk up the hill and turn Left on Commonwealth Avenue, and walk until you reach the School of Theology/Marsh Chapel. 15 – 20 minute walk.

Conference Fee

The conference fee is $120 and needs to be paid at registration. It covers everything.

Unfortunately we haven’t the capacity to process credit cards or checks, so payment will need to be made in cash. Fotunately, there are ATM’s (or as you Europeans call them, Bankomats, or as you Brits call them, Cash Points) convenient to the School of Theology, and we believe you pass at least one on the way from the hotel to the School of Theology.

Please arrive prepared to pay cash. Extra personages to be included in our excellent conference dinner can be added for $50 each.

All presenters must register. This conference is not possible without your registration fee.

Parking

There is a parking lot available at Agganis Arena (925 Commonwealth Avenue). Each guest can pay the attendant upon their arrival. They will have to pay $12 per day to park there. The lot is attended daily from 7am-11pm. BU Parking has confirmed that they should have enough spaces for 30 guests per day.

Conference Dinner

Filippo's
Our conference dinner will be at Filippo’s Italian Ristorante in Boston’s famous North End. The North End is especially know for perhaps the best Italian food in the USA (although perhaps New York and San Francisco would dispute it). Our restaurant has an outstanding reputation.

Menu 

Two Hors D’Oeuvres

Focaccia & Formaggi  (rustic country focaccia with a variety of Italian cheeses)

Bruschetta  (two types:  olive spread and fresh tomato/fresh mozzarella)

Two Appetizers

Antipasto Nostrano  (cured meats and sott’olio vegetables)

Focaccia e Batello  (rustic country focaccia with market fresh seafood in white wine)

Two Pasta Dishes

Cavatelli pomodoro basilico (cavatelli in tomato sauce with fresh basil-no meats)

Sciaffatone Bolognese  (large penne like pasta with tomato/meat sauce)

Two Entrees

Pollo Sulmontina (boneless chicken breast with tomato sauce and sun-dried tomato)

Eggplant Rotolini  (eggplant rolled and stuffed with fontina cheese- no meats)

Dessert/ American Coffee

Ricotta Cannoli

The menu includes a vegetarian option for each course, and the service will be “family style” in tables of six to eight – the staff brings bowls and plates of food for each course, and the people at each table pass them around. There is a cash bar for those who want wine or alcohol with dinner.
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We will be in the spacious and lovely upstairs event room.
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Jim Beauregard does some “research” for the conference arrangements.